Phenom Hoops analyst Brandon Nelson sat sideline and had some intriguing names that stood out on Day 1 of Session I

DeAngelo Epps

Team United:
Cartier Jernigan (6’0 PG 2019 West Charlotte) Cartier is TU’s best perimeter defender and does a great job running the show. Jernigan has shown improvement with his jump shot as well as his decision making. Look for Cartier’s recruitment to pick up.
DeAngelo Epps (6’5 guard 2019 Charlotte Country Day) Epps is a big guard that can play multiple positions on the court. DeAngelo has nice shooting mechanics although shots weren’t falling this game. Epps handles the ball at 6’5 and shows some playmaking ability. Once Epps shows that he can defend multiple positions like he can play on the offensive end, look for Epps to blow up.

Team Wall:
Luke Davis (6’7 2019 South Central)
At 6’7 Luke showed nice touch from deep. Once he gets more aggressive on both ends, he will be everything that college coaches look for. Length, skill and coachable. Davis has some major potential.

Mid State Magic:
Trey Cousin (6’4 wing 2018 The Burlington School)
Trey show why MM are tracking him as he finished with a game high 26 points. Cousin has a knack for getting to the free throws line

Charlotte Nets:
Jordan Shannon (6’5 wing 2018 Beckley Prep)
Jordan was one of the most elite athletes at Stay Positive Session 1. Shannon is strong off the dribble and in transition is almost impossible to stop. If he committed his athletic ability on the defensive end, college coaches would be all over this 2018 wing. Jordan finished this game with 13 points.
Cress Worthy (6’2 PG 2018 Beckley Prep) Smooth point guard who can get in the lane at will. Worthy has a smooth handle and great court vision but is more of a shot first point guard. Cress finished with a team high 16 points.

TMP:
Denham Wojcik (5’9 PG 2021 Porter-Grad)
this run point guard is only a rising 9th grader, playing up in the 16U division. Although he didn’t score much, Wojcik ran the show with confidence and has an excellent handle and advanced court vision. Look for this young Court general to make some noise in the coming years.
Trevur Smith- Had a game high 21 points. Definitely the glue guy for TMP, scores rebounds and defends at a high level.

Flight 22:
Dalton Conn (6’3 SG 2018 Grainger High School)
came up big late with 5 straight points to put his team up 3 with 20 seconds left. Had a chase down block off the backboard that change the momentum late in the game. Knock down shooter that is surprisingly athletic. Finished with a team high 16.

Durham Bullz:
Jackson Reid (6’3 SG Panther Creek)
smooth shooter that knocks down mid-range at a high rate. Needs to work on his handle to take his game to the next level. Reid finished with a game high 18.