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. There were many outstanding performances by the players throughout the day, but wanted to share my Super Six and More.
6’7 2020 Nick Farrar (Apex Friendship HS, Apex, North Carolina)
Nick Farrar recently committed to play in the ACC to nearby NC State. Many pundits may have been asking why would a high major talent be attending a regional evaluation/exposure camp. He has nothing else to prove and does little to enhance his player profile. These were all legitimate questions, but that is what makes Nick Farrar special. Always known for his high motor and full throttle approach to the game. Farrar was always the one pushing for respect on the recruiting trail. Coming off a recent commitment, Farrar didn’t come to camp with anything to prove, he came simply out of respect and wanted to give something back. You see, Phenom Hoop Report has been on the Nick Farrar bandwagon immediately after he came off his year long injury. This is who Nick Farrar is as a person and as a player. The physically gifted Farrar was his usual self, playing with his full throttle approach not only in the games, but was going full speed in stations. In addition, Farrar demonstrated excellent leadership throughout the day. Simply put, Farrar is a coaches dream. His relentless work ethic and gracious manners and attitude are contagious and these are the type of intangibles that will be welcomed day one down the street in Raleigh. One more thing, Farrar is vastly underrated as a passer and was very unselfish throughout the day.
6’5 2020 Colin Radcliffe (Living Water Christian, Richlands, North Carolina)
Colin Radcliffe may just be one of the more underrated scholarship available players in the North Carolina 2020 class. We’re talking about a highly skilled, mobile and fluid wing/forward that actually led the ENC Phenom 150 camp in scoring with a 15.1 PPG average. Radcliffe played with energy and effort throughout the day, ran the floor, finished around the rim and scored from various spots on the court. We were impressed with his overall fundaments, understanding of the game, and ability to make plays on both ends of the court. Radcliffe has natural basketball instincts which should garnish immediate interest from local/regional D2 and D3 schools
5’11 2023 William Otto (Broughton HS, Raleigh, North Carolina)
William Otto has yet to play his first game as a high school basketball player. That being said, the freshman guard has a skill set that is simply advanced beyond his years/grade. We’ve had the pleasure of watching Otto play for the past several years at our Junior Phenom camps. Each time, the evaluation has been consistent. We’re talking about a fundamentally sound, high IQ and super talented young player that has a chance to be really, really special. Rarely do you find a young player that understands and thinks the game the way he does. He can dribble, pass and shoot. He’s a silky smooth ball handler with terrific court vision and impeccable passing instincts, not to mention he scores effortlessly within the structure and framework of the offense. Otto was the camp’s third leading scorer averaging 14.8 PPG and could have easily been voted the camp’s MVP player. Yes, he was that good!
6’8 2021 Will Felton (Millbrook HS, Raleigh, North Carolina)
Sporting a size 18 shoe, there is still potential growth for the 6’8 2021 Will Felton. Felton has extremely long arms and best known for his high motor and relentless energy running the floor, boxing out and securing rebounds on both ends of the court. Felton is a double double guy and scores mostly in the paint. That being said, Felton is always going to give you effort and a great team first approach to the game. We were impressed with his ability to secure rebounds and look immediately for the outlook pass where he then proceeded to sprint the length of the court. While Felton will not wow you with elite level athleticism, but he will bring that blue-collar workbox mentality to each and every game. In addition, Felton will bring a level of consistency which is often overlooked.
6’2 2020 Armon Muldrew (Panther Creek HS, Raleigh, North Carolina)
Armon Muldrew just moved to the Raleigh area and will be attending Panther Creek High School for his senior season. Let’s go ahead and put his name in the memory bank because his young man can really play. We’re talking about a strong, athletic and explosive combo guard that can literally score from all three levels. Muldrew plays with a lot of confidence and sports a nice blend of advanced skill set accompanied with excellent athleticism which in return will create problems for the opposition this coming high school season. Muldrew averaged 14.0 PPG and his debut in the Hoop State will be one he will remember.
6’2 2020 Jay Hickman (Northwood Temple, Fayetteville, North Carolina)
Jay Hickman set the tone early during the stations where we work on skill development. The hard working shooting guard came into the event with a workmanlike attitude and went “all in” during the course of the day. We were impressed with his positive body language, vocal leadership on the court, and most of all his ability to knock down shots. To put it mildly, Hickman is a shot maker and has the ability to knock down perimeter shots beyond the 3-point line with a high degree of efficiency. Hickman has excellent footwork, and does “his work early” getting set for his shot coming off down screens or moving without the ball. He has solid shooting mechanics and proper form which enables him to be one of the top perimeter shooting in the state for his class.
6’9 2020 Myles Evans (Ravenscroft School, Raleigh, North Carolina)
Coming off a knee injury that sidelined him from the 2018-19 basketball season, 6’9 senior Myles Evans is slowly getting back into shape after a busy travel ball season. Each week Evans has made gradual progress, but his performance at the ENC Phenom 150 enabled his to be named Co-MVP. In the first game of the day, Evans was feeling it with his 3-point shooting. The southpaw knocked down five 3-pointers showcasing a soft velvet touch and what’s not to like about a 6’9 power forward that can step out and consistency throw daggers from deep. Evans has a very smooth and fluid game and sports excellent hands and nifty footwork in the paint as well.
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