The inaugural WNC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp went off without hitch. The event sold out, the talent was great, there were college coaches in the stands and the social media, article, video aspect was clicking on all cylinders. Needless to say, the exposure for this sold out group was off the charts. Numerous players names were boosted from the platform and here are a few you should take note of moving forward.
6’4″ 2021 Solomon Todd (Asheville Christian)
Todd may have come out as the biggest surprise of the camp. The most prominent 2-way wing player in attendance, he showed the ability to defend multiple positions as well as create offense and shoot the 3-ball. He possesses great length, quick twitch, playable explosion and a big motor on both ends of the floor. Todd is one who will jump into the rankings and should see his recruitment blossom.
6’1″ 2021 Colin Mills (Asheville Christian)
Mills is a straight-line player, very aggressive on both ends of the floor. He stood out with his decisiveness in getting to his spots with the ball in his hands. Compact, very strong and athletic, offense comes easy to Mills as he is able to shoot with range, get where he wants off the bounce and finish through and over the top of defenders. That said, Mills won Mr. Defense here, it was his 94 feet of defense and great job in the passing lanes that really stood out. Already ranked, Mills is a prospect to start watching very closely.
6’9″ 2022 Deante Green (Christ School)
Green has always had size, but this is one who bodes well for our philosophy of seeing players in multiple settings to get a full take on him as a player. Playing on the 15u EYBL with Team CP3, Green was a back to the basket guy, showcasing great footwork and skill with a touch over both shoulders and counters. In this setting he was more of a play initiator, with the ball-handling skills, shooting stroke and length/athleticism to finish at and above the rim. A lot to like about this modern-day forward should have the big boys watching him as he’s currently the 6th ranked player in North Carolina’s 2022 class.
6′ 2023 Aidain Adams (Robbinsville)
This was our first viewing of Adams, he during stations and all three of his games we continued to walk away impressed. He is blessed with a lengthy, athletic frame. With the ball in his hands, he is a blur in the open floor, but also an excellent passer, delivering on time and in stride. Adams shot the ball well, created for everyone on the floor, even playing against players two and three years older. Only entering his freshman year at Robbinsville High School, we are excited to continue to monitor his progression.
6’6″ 2020 Alec Topper (Forest Hills)
Another player we did not know much about coming in, however, he forced us to pay attention every time we walked onto the floor. Topper is a strong and athletic forward. He shot the 3-ball well but also finished at the rim and off the bounce for one and two dribbles getting downhill. A high energy guy, there is a lot to like for him and is someone college coaches at the appropriate level should look closely at.