Coach Rick’s ENC Phenom 150 “Best of the Rest”
Phenom Hoop Report travelled to the JD Lewis Center in Raleigh, North Carolina to host the inaugural Eastern North Carolina Phenom 150 camp. The gym was absolutely filled with quality talent and the overall depth from top to bottom was terrific. So far, we took a look at Coach Rick’s Super Six and More featuring Nick Farrar, Colin Radcliffe, Will Otto, Will Felton, Armon Muldrew, Jay Hickman, and Myles Evans. See attached link https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/coach-ricks-enc-phenom-150-super-six-and-more/
Our second segment segment featuring Coach Rick’s Break Out Players included the likes of Shaylen Woodberry, AK Holden, Gunner Walters, Nik Graves, and Tyler Gill. See attached link https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/coach-ricks-enc-phenom-150-break-out-players/
In today’s segment, we’re going to take a look at the “Best of the Rest.”
6’4 2023 Jakwon McKnight (South Granville HS, Oxford, North Carolina)
Standing a slender and lengthy 6’4, Jakwon Mcknight was one of the few underclassmen to make an immediate impact at the ENC Phenom 150. McKnight has a smooth shooting stroke from the perimeter and has the ability to score off the dribble/bounce and finish at the rim. He can play and guard multiple positions and has the opportunity to become a superb defender with his length and athleticism. McKnight averaged approximately 8.0 PPG for the event.
5’9 2021 Kris Franklin (Henderson Collegiate, Henderson, North Carolina)
What Kris Franklin lacks in pure physical size, he more than makes up with his heart, determination and effort. We’re talking about a high powered, quick on quick, energetic point guard that just gets it done on both ends of the court. Utilizing his end to end speed, Franklin touches the paint relentlessly and creates havoc for the defense. Franklin also impressed us with his outstanding on the ball defense. In addition, Franklin averaged right at 10.5 PPG and was terrific in all three games.
6’5 2021 Jacari Outlaw (Wayne Country Day, Goldsboro, North Carolina)
Sporting an athletic and lengthy 6’5 frame, Jacari Outlaw has become a model of consistency over the course of the past year. No matter the venue, no matter the setting, whether it’s at the high school level, travel ball, or camp setting, Jacari Outlaw simply gets the job done on both ends on the court. He’s a 3-level scorer and rebounds extremely well for his size. The mobile and fluid wing should see his stock continue to rise and will be a big part in the success of Wayne Country Day this upcoming season.
6’6 2020 Jacob Marshall (Reidsville High School, Reidsville, North Carolina)
Talk about a tough hard nose blue-collar workhorse! Simply put, Jacob Marshall plays with passion and purpose. He has a relentless motor and just makes an impression with his ability to rebound, scrap for loose balls and does all the little things that often don’t show up in the stat sheet. Marshall is a quick and explosive leaper and has a knack for scoring second chance opportunities and nearly averaged a double double for the event.
6’2 2020 Charles Niah (Henderson Collegiate, Henderson, North Carolina)
Charles Niah has seen the success of his Henderson Collegiate teammates and wanted to make a name for himself at the ENC Phenom 150 camp. For me personally, no one worked harder, hustled more, and gave as much energy on both ends of the court as Niah. Niah treated every possession like the game was on the line. He was chasing down loose balls, driving on the floor and just going all out throughout the day. Unfortunately, Niah received an injury in the last game of the day, but his effort clearly made a big time impression on me.