Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different.
Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of exposure is unparalleled. Stock risers are players who have put their name in the conversation. They may not immediately see offers coming, but their names should firmly be planted on recruiting lists and they should be ready for a break out in the very near future.
Here is a listing of kids who caught our eyes as stock risers.
6’6” 2021 Omarion Bodrick
Independence HS (Charlotte, NC)
Bodrick was one of the most talked about players during Session 1 of Phenom’s High School Jamboree. Some of it had to do with the newness of his name, but most of it had to do with the incredibly loud nature of his game. Bodrick is an incredible shot blocker, with natural timing and a quick pop in his step. Offensively, he got downhill off the bounce and attacked the basket with vigor. With three more years of high school ball left, watch closely he should go ahead and start to get D1 offers as soon as this season.
6’8” 2019 Jaqwan Baylor
Bertie County (Windsor, NC)
Baylor was a unique prospect and one who was clearly productive. Baylor did a little bit of everything for the Bertie County team (home of Hawks wing Kent Bazemore). Baylor stood every bit of 6’8” and 260 pounds. He was a very strong rebounder with great length and strong hands. Baylor carried good ball skills as he would grab and go, routinely initiating the offense for his team. He also showed the ability to finish at all three levels. He is someone D1s should get to see ASAP, what he will be in college could be a difference maker. He claims offers from LIU Brooklyn and Denver.
6’5” 2021 Chris Ford
North Mecklenburg (Huntersville, NC)
Ford is the next prospect in line at traditional North Carolina high school power North Mecklenburg. The 6’5” wing showcased an ability to take over a game at all levels. He routinely took his man off the bounce, he showcased soft touch from 3-point range as well as on his pull up. He is a very strong player, tough defender and strong rebounder. Ford has had the likes of Virginia and Butler in to see him and he picked up his first D1 offer at this event when Appalachian State extended. Keep watching, his name will be commonplace soon enough.
6’5” 2020 Kamryn Edwards
Liberty Heights (Charlotte, NC)
Everyone always talks about needing shooters, especially ones with size. Well Edwards is just that, a scorer who can stroke it and has great positional size. He showcased the ability to pull gravity as a catch and shoot corner guy. But he also was able to put the ball on the floor and attack closeouts. He consistently knocked down 18 foot pull-ups going both left and right. He also was a crafty finisher at the rim. As D1s continue watching him, they will continue to love him. Expect to see him also become a hot commodity for the shoe sponsored North Carolina AAU programs as well. Again, his skill set is incredibly valuable.
6’4” 2020 Ahmil Flowers
Grimsley HS (Greensboro, NC)
Somehow Flowers has gone under the radar for this long, and looking at where he lives and his skill set it is perplexing. Flowers is wired to flat our score the ball. He has a tight and shifty handle that gets him to his kill spots. He is an explosive athlete who is able to create opportunities with his quick twitch athleticism in the paint. Surprisingly Flowers doesn’t have any offers yet, however that is something that should quickly change as schools get out to see him.