Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 1 Phenom Team Camp
The first day of the Phenom Team Camp held at the beautiful campus of Queens University was a tremendous success. We have quality teams, great match ups and dozens and dozens of college coaches in attendance. With 45 plus teams in attendance, there was an abundance of quality play demonstrated throughout the day, but we will take a closer look that the ones that most impressed us.
6’3 2020 Kalib Matthews (Henderson Collegiate)
6’3 2020 Kalib Matthews was the talk of the coaches in attendance and look for his recruitment to take off. Left off our original January 2020 ranking, he checked in at no. 63 with our updated June 2020 ranking. After back to back performances, Matthews will continue to climb with his splendid and consistent play. We’re talking about a silky smooth and fluid wing that can score from all three levels, not to mention he is one of the camp’s top pure shooter. Matthews has a textbook shooting form, quick release and outstanding rotation on the ball. In addition, is deceptively quick and bouncy and will become a hot commodity for scholarship opportunities come July.
6’10 2020 Javarzia Belton (Moravian Prep)
6’10 2020 Javarzia Belton was simply a man on a mission on opening day. He was dominant on both ends of the court and showcased some nifty post moves including pro-level drop steps on occasion. We were impressed with intensity and ability to get out in transition. Belton ran the floor with confidence and demonstrated he could be one of the top true post players in the state.
6’11 2022 Patrick Wessler (Butler High School)
This was our first true viewing in a high school setting and we absolutely loved what we saw. We’re talking about a youthful, fundamentally sound and skillful post player. Sporting a baby face, size 18 shoe, and lengthy arms, the sky is the limit for this rising sophomore post player. First of all, Wessler has an extraordinary soft shooting touch, with excellent form, backspin and rotation. In addition, Wessler is terrific in the high screen and roll action and sports a crafty jump hook in the paint.
6’2 2020 Ahmad Hamilton (Southern Durham)
6’2 2020 Ahmad Hamilton was simply sensational in the upset win over Moravian Prep. Hamilton poured in a game high 28 points including three crucial 3-pointers down the stretch. Hamilton is blessed with tremendous athleticism, quickness and a lighting quick first step. He’s a tenacious defender and plays with tremendous passion and purpose. We were impressed with his overall and consistent play and may have one of the top performers on the day.
6’4 2020 Ricky Council IV (Southern Durham)
6’4 2020 Ricky Council is such an effortless scorer. He is blessed with tremendous athleticism and a matching skill set and when he is dialed in, he can be as good as any player in the state. Council hit the game winner in the upset win over Moravian Prep and displayed a total package. He not only played tough, hard nose defense, Council guarded multiple players and positions on the court. His versatility was evident and if he continues this play, look for his stock to continue to climb