Kevin’s Fab 5 NC Jr Phenom Session 2
#59 2023 6’0 Zion Walker: Turrentine Middle
Mr. Junior Phenom was pound for pound the best player in the gym. In all 3 games he led his team in points and rebounds wouldn’t surprise me if he led the whole camp in those categories also guarded the other team’s best offensive player. He is a quiet kid by nature until you start talking to him, once you do that you have a huge problem on your hand. Zion team was so dominate at one point they had to switch two players off his team. What impressed me after this happened Zion light still shined and still lead his team to two more wins which they finished 3-0 on the day. Young man is a very talented guard who was just too much for everyone today.
#28 2023 6’0 Giovanni Nannucci: Aycock Middle School
It’s amazing what hard work can do for you. This same kid plays in the same conference I coach in and I don’t even remember him at all. 1 year later he will be one of the top 7 kids in Guilford County middle school basketball this year. Gio did an incredible job at playing passing lanes getting steals and finishing at the rim. Did a good job of keeping everyone involved while also creating for himself. Has more of a set shot but it’s very effective. He never took a play of and won Mr. Hustle today.
#38 5’7 2023 Jason Hancock: Greensboro Day School
You could tell from skills and drills and how he carried himself he was a ball player. Lead guard with good instincts and consistent jump shot. Highly effective in the midrange area with good change of pace to keep the defense off balance. The GDS program is known for their defense and you can tell Jason has that in his DNA by the way he sits on defense and how he is always in help position. Jason day was cut short because of injury he will be out for the next two months with a broken wrist. Will be one of the better guards in his class in the triad area one to watch.
#43 5’8 2023 Isaiah Sanders: North Davidson Middle School
Isaiah is a two-way wing player who is at his best when attacking the basket. He can be played as primary ball handler or off the ball where he is highly effective from the 3-point line. He was always dribbling with his head up to get the ball up the court with kick ahead passes or finding a gap to get to the basket. He is vocal on defense if someone was keeping track, he would have been at the top of the leader board in steals per game. What I enjoyed most was his positive demeanor throughout the camp while watching.
#15 5’2 2023 Keenan Wilkins: Hendersonville Middle
He was one of the most exciting players at the event to watch. He is fearless, competitive and welcomes the challenge. Keenan started his 2nd game of the day with 5 steals and 5 layups and was able to get his team out to a 10-0 lead in the 1st 2 mins. He understands he is a smaller guard, so he is crafty enough to get to his spot in the midrange area for floaters and pullups. He really excelled in the open court where he found teammates for easy baskets which was one of the reasons why he won Mr. Playmaker.