NC Junior Phenom
Team 3 Evaluations
Coach: Robert McCullough
No. 7 4’8 ’24 Jordan McCall (Raleigh, NC)
The first thing you notice about Jordan is his effort and energy. He’s a high-energy guard that plays with a lot of heart. Coach McCullough stated, “Jordan has a great attitude and loves to play defense. He is a little small, but can really finish with either hand around the rim.” One can clearly see the passion Jordan has for the game. He gives 100% and enjoys playing hard on both ends of the court. Jordan played within the team concept and was a very unselfish player.
No. 12 4’9 ’24 Khamari Phillips (Simpsonville, SC)
Khamari is a tough defensive player. He was active on both ends of the court, but took tremendous pride in his aggressive defensive approach to the game. Offensively, Khamari was a willing passer and played unselfishly. While Khamari didn’t take a lot of shots, he still made an impact in the game! As a matter of fact, his defense and aggressive approach earned him a game MVP vote. Khamari demonstrated a great attitude and a played to his ability.
No. 16 No. 4’10 ’24 Tre Henry (Fayetteville, NC)
Tre Harvey thinks like a point guard and plays like a point guard. As a matter of fact, he has an advanced skill set for someone his age/grade. Tre has good handles and is a willing passer. He can create shots for himself or for his teammates. “Coach McCullough stated, “Tre can score on all three levels, not to mention a great work ethic. He could develop into a special player if he continues to work and develop.” In addition, we were impressed with his ability to make the right pass at the right time. Although he didn’t score a lot, he was instrumental in his team’s scoring by his passes. His unselfish and team play earned him two votes as game MVP.
No. 23 5’0 ’24 Jonah Drye (Mt. Pleasant, SC)
Toughness may be the best word to describe Jonah Drye. He is a young hard-nosed player that will give effort and energy. Coach McCullough stated, “Jonah plays hard all the time and is not afraid to take the big shot.” Jonah has a good feel for the game and has solid fundamentals for his age/grade. He has a great attitude and a willingness to listen, learn and get better.
No. 29 5’0 ’24 Josiah Peeples (Columbia, SC)
It’s not often a player has a combination of skill and athleticism at such an early age. We were also impressed with his high basketball IQ, court sense and overall feel for the game. Coach McCullough stated, “Josiah was the best player on his team, not to mention he is a great team player. He can penetrate and dish or finish with either hand at the rim.” In addition, Josiah demonstrated excellent leadership and displayed a great attitude. Josiah averaged 8.0 PPG and was selected to the ALL CAMP TEAM.
No. 43 5’1 ’24 Jy’ell Preston (Darlington, SC)
Jy’ell is active and athletic. He plays with a great attitude and plays really hard on the defensive end of the court. As a matter of fact, Jy’ell demonstrated his ability to guard and defend his position extremely well. He uses his quickness well and his raw natural ability is strong attributes working in his favor. Jy’ell demonstrated a great attitude and willingness to play in a team structure.
No. 52 5’2 ’25 Clark Coats (Boiling Springs, SC)
Clark played well especially being one of the youngest players in attendance. He demonstrated solid fundamentals and has a good sense of the game. Clark repeatedly did what he was most comfortable with and rarely tried to do things beyond his limitations. Coach McCullough stated, “Clark is a very competitive player. He was good in the post and around the basket.” In addition, Clark can step out and hit the midrange shot as well.
No. 80 5’5 ’25 Max McClure (Franklin, NC)
Like Clark Coats, Max was one of the youngest players in camp, if not the youngest. Coach McCullough stated, “Max is really a nice player. He has a good jump shot and runs the floor extremely well. He works well in the post and finished around the rim consistently.” Overall, Max is well founded in fundamentals and has a really good feel for the game, not to mention he has a knack of being at the right place at the right time.
No. 84 5’5 ’24 Kaedon Porter (Fayetteville, NC)
Kaedon has the skills and ability to be a really good player. He averaged 6.0 PPG and picked up two game MVP votes. Coach McCullough stated, “Kadeon shoots the ball on all three levels. He does need to work on playing hard all the time. That being said, Kaedon sees the floor extremely well and has good size for his age.” He has a balanced overall game and has the tools to be an impact player.