What a camp it was at the Phenom Middle School Elite Camp, as Phenom Hoops had over 80 players come and compete, as well as introduce themselves to our platform. We will be writing a lot about several players at the event in what we saw, as these names will certainly be ones to jot down and monitor.

Starting on the topic, we look at a player who really introduced himself in a big way and made himself a name to watch in the coming years down in South Carolina. 2028 6’4 Noah Smith from Columbia (SC) brought a lot of appeal with his game, ultimately earning MVP honors for the Class of 2028 at the camp.

When you first watch him, his sheer size stands out immediately at 6’4, as one would presume he would be effective around the basket. But when watching him, even as early as drills, Smith showed an impressive feel in a variety of areas that could make him a big name to watch for quickly. He did a great job of being effective around the basket, running in transition, and making plays on both sides of the ball. But the more you watched him in how he operated and his overall skillset, Smith was exceptional in so many areas of the court. He displayed handles, the ability to create and make plays off the dribble, finish through contact and over defenders, and his comfort level in stepping out in knocking down shots from the perimeter. Smith’s impact in so many positions and on both sides of the floor was impressive, as he walked away with MVP honors.

It was clear that Smith has a lot of promise and intangibles in his game that was impressive at such a young age as he clearly made himself a name to watch down in South Carolina.

What Was Said at Camp:

“2028 Noah Smith has been really impressive today. His skillset, his ability to operate from multiple levels, his feel at his age are quite impressive. Can be a force inside at 6’4, but has the skillset to create and knock down shots from outside. Jot his name down. #PhenomMSElite”

“There’s so much appeal with 6’4 ‘28 Noah Smith (Columbia). He’s long, fluid, and possesses inside-out ability. Securing rebounds, wreaking havoc defensively, and running the floor properly in transition. Love his identity. Easy to see the long-term potential #PhenomMSElite”