Phenom puts on a ton of events every year but few hold as warm a spot in our hearts as the David Rose MDC. Part of this event goes to help the Wounded Warrior Project so that means we get great ball for a great cause. As a vet myself, I am very appreciative of what Phenom does with this event so it is always an honor to be in for this event. If you missed out on the talent in the gym this weekend don't worry, we got you covered. Some of the names and games to know from day 2 of this event are as follows:

Jayden Turner, 6'5 2019 W with New Light Disciples 17u – One of the more interesting and exciting prospects in the building today. Kid is explosive off the bounce, rebounds everything, can hit from deep, and can defend any spot on the floor in an event like this. Long arms gets to everything and his 2ndjump is as strong and quick as is his first. On the skinny side but the frame will fill out as he matures. Quick twitch athletes like this who can play at his level of skill and with his motor do not come around too often. He should find a way onto a D1 roster when his HS days are over. Kid can ball y'all.

Cameron Thomas, 6'5 2019 F with New Light Disciples 17u – Long wing player has spurts where he looks like the best player on the floor and others when you wonder where he went to. When he is good, he is really good though and those are the moments that draw you in. He can score at all 3 levels on offense and has the bounce to cause issues on the boards as well. The lack of consistency and attention on the defensive end though is an issue. The talent is here, coach told us North Texas just came through for him, but if wants to take that next step we will need to see him put it together more than what we saw today.

Christian Martin, 6'4 2019 G with NCTF 17u – Listed as 6'4 ….. Tough guard bulls his way into the lane without fear, often finishing through contact in the process. That strength also allows him to out muscle smaller defenders in the paint and on the boards as needed. What sets him apart is that he has the ability to take you out and hurt you from deep as well making him an all-around threat on offense. Fights you for all you get on both ends of the floor.

Justin Matthews, 5'11 2019 G with NCTF 17u – Smaller G prospect in the 2019 class had a nice showing here this weekend. He is quick to the basket, can shoot, pass a little, and can score in bunches when he gets on a roll. The attacking mindset is there and he has decent handles but it looks like he is more wired to score at this point than to create for others.

Tyler Dearman, 6'4 2019 W with NCTF 17u – Listed at 6'4 …. Guard had an active first half putting up 9 points in the half scoring both inside and out. Has a good looking spot up jumper that he can go to but also looks comfortable when asked to put it on the floor and go. When he attacks he goes right to the rim and can get 'locked in' in the process a bit too much. The stroke is there and there is enough athletic ability here as well to suggest he has more to give as a player. Would love to see him be more aggressive on both ends of the floor going forward.