The week is finally here high school basketball fans… The season is here for Phenom Hoop Report and we are kicking off the high school year in a big way in Charlotte this weekend with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic.
With a loaded schedule and a full breakdown, which can be found here (Click Here), we start our coverage by break down a few teams at the event.
2020 6’4 Cam Thomas
Cam Thomas is a bucket getter. First of all, Thomas can score from all three levels. He has excellent quickness, athleticism, and a great first step. While the stoic Thomas quietly makes his presence known once he steps onto the basketball court. He plays with tremendous confidence and poise and will be looked upon as one of the top seniors on the Oak Hill roster.
2020 6’1 K.K. Robinson
The southpaw has tight handles, excellent court vision, and the ability to knock down perimeter jump shots. That being said, Robinson’s best value may just be on the defensive side of the court. Robinson has advanced defensive principles. He sits low and plays with his arms/hands wide that enables him to play much bigger than his 6’1 listed height. Coming back from an early injury, Robinson will be must-see at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic.
2020 6’9 Bradley Ezewiro (LSU commit)
Ezewiro has a strong body and plenty of girth that makes him a tough matchup for opposing centers. He has the power and strength to overpower the majority of centers in the paint simply because he uses his body and frame to gain an excellent low-post position. Ezewiro is extremely patience in the post, has terrific footwork, passer friendly hands and is a willing passer out of the post area. He’s extremely crafty, but also has the ability to step out and consistently knock down the perimeter shot and even beyond the 3-point line.
2020 6’5 Darrius Maddox (Virginia Tech)
The Virginia Tech commit is also a shot maker and has the ability to push the ball in transition and serve as a secondary ball-handler. He’s active and has the ability to create his own shots off the dribble/bounce or simply move without the ball and come off screens for jumpers. In addition, Maddox rebounds extremely well for his position and simply has a knack for being around the ball.
Also watch for Towson commit 6’5 Darrick Jones, 2020 6’1 Evan Johnson, 2020 6’8 Jamari Sibley, 2020 6’9 Emmanuel Okopomo, and 6’7 Jalen Reed.
This is a program that continues to produce top-talent around the country and is ranked once again as one of the top teams in the country by several outlets.