North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations
Coach: Daymond Lindell
#2: 4’5 ’25 Nicholas Mason (Florence, SC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a strong leadership presence throughout camp, Nicholas Mason. He’s a point guard with nice quickness and deep shooting range. He won our Mr. Station award due to his constant communication on the bench, both sides of the ball, and during the drills portion of the day. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it will allow him to penetrate inside and absorb contact around the basket. Coach Lindell on Mason: “Nicholas has a super attitude and is quick as lighting. He uses either hand well when dribbling in transition. His midrange to three-point shot is decent, but he needs to establish taking good shots and making smart decisions. Nicholas sees the floor well and can pass with either hand. He needs more team focus to make his teammates better. He can become a really good point guard.” Mason made a strong impression from the beginning of camp and should continue working to maximize his abilities.
#6:4’9 ’24 Jaden McCall (Raleigh, NC)
Next, we look at a player that scored nicely and highlighted his team-first approach during the day, Jaden McCall. He’s a lead guard with quickness and great open-floor speed. McCall applied great pressure in transition and did a quality job of being in the right place at the right time. He was a pesky defender at times, and forced a few steals as a result. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would make him a much more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Lindell on McCall: “Jaden is “cat-quick” with nice handles and a nice midrange to three-point shot. His passing ability is a plus and he has decent ball-handling skills on and off the ball. He needs to rebound his position more aggressively and box out on each shot attempt. Jaden moves well without the ball and knows where to be at to get his shot off. He needs improvement in defensive footwork and help positioning. Jaden was a good team player.” McCall brought a nice two-way presence to camp and should continue working to build his all-around arsenal.
#11:5’0 ’25 Colin Henderson (Lexington, NC)
Moving onto a player that brought an incredibly unselfish, high-motor approach to the game, Colin Henderson. He’s an off-guard that moves really well without the ball and knows how to apply pressure as a spot-up threat. Henderson filled in the gaps and knocked down shots on offense while consistently bottling up his assignment on defense. Next in his development process is continuing to refine his footwork, as it would make him more capable on both sides of the ball. Coach Lindell on Henderson: “Colin is extremely enthusiastic and possesses a very high basketball IQ. He’s unselfish on both ends of the floor and looks to frequently get others involved. Colin has a willingness to pass first and shoot second. He’s a good screener with a nice midrange and three-point shot. Colin has decent handles, which needs some work in the open court. He leads by example and is a good team player. Continue to work on quickness and footwork.” Henderson worked hard at camp and should maintain that same mentality going forward.
#12:5’0 ’25 Mari Larry (Weddington, NC)
Continuing onto a player that made a lasting impression with his ability to affect various facets of the game, Mari Larry. He’s a guard prospect with a well-rounded approach to both sides of the ball. Larry hit open jumpers, finished around the basket, and constantly made plays for his teammates on offense. He didn’t gamble on defense and did an excellent job of containing his on-ball assignment. Next in his development process is staying alert as an off-ball defender, as it would allow him to accrue more steals. Coach Lindell on Larry: “Mari makes things happen on both ends of the court. He brings tremendous hustle and moves well without the ball. He knows how to get open. Mari has good handles and solid passing skills. He needs to work on open-court dribbling and finishing strong at the basket. Mari is a good team player with a positive attitude and willingness to work on defense.” Larry was great throughout the day, especially considering his strong blend of youth and productivity.
#23:5’1 ’23 Braden Collins (Indian Trail, NC)
Next, we look at a player that made strong two-way contributions during his time at camp, Braden Collins. He’s a guard prospect that doesn’t force the action, keeping the ball moving and taking advantage of open scoring opportunities. Collins has a nice IQ and moves really well as an off-ball cutter. He took clear pride in his defensive motor and was typically the first man back in transition. Next in his development process is working to become a more useful rebounder, as it would allow him to secure boards and push the break in transition. Coach Lindell on Collins: “Braden is a competitor and sees the entire floor well. He knows how to get his shot off by moving without the ball. He needs to work on rebounding, post moves, and footwork. Braden has good range on his jumper and excellent court vision with great passing. He leads by example and was a good teammate. Braden can handle the ball and pass well with either hand.” Collins team-first approach quickly paid off and allowed him to consistently dictate action on both ends of the floor.
#24:5’1 ’23 Tanner Shoe (Fayetteville, NC)
Moving onto a player that brought an amazing attitude and impressive IQ to his camp team, Tanner Shoe. He’s a guard prospect with unselfishness and a clear team-first approach to both sides of the ball. Shoe knocked down open shots throughout the day and suffocated his defensive assignment however possible. He moved well without the ball, allowing him to spot-up and score consistently as a cutter. Next in his development process is working on the utilization of his off-hand, as it would allow him to attack more angles on the court. Coach Lindell on Shoe: “ Tanner is an awesome teammate that looks to get his teammates involved by his leadership plays on both sides of the ball. He has a strong basketball IQ and knows his strengths and weaknesses well. Tanner is an adept passer and ball-handler with either hand. He has a nice midrange to three-point shot. He needs to work on his rebounding presence.” Shoe was a pretty promising two-way player and should continue working to maximize his skillset.
#27:5’2 ’25 Tyler Daughtridge (Archdale, NC)
Continuing onto a player with great production to go with a lot of long-term upside, Tyler Daughtridge. He’s a young wing prospect that highlighted his ability to score within the flow of the team while getting others involved. Daughtridge didn’t force offense and was content with picking his spots and knocking down open jumpers from all levels. He did a great job of hustling back on defense. Next in his development process is working on his attentiveness as an off-ball defender, as he could collect an abundance of steals. Coach Lindell on Daughtridge: “Tyler has a quick first step on offense and moves his feet well to beat his man to the spot on defense. He has a keen sense of the game and likes to get his teammates involved. Tyler has a high basketball IQ and a great nose for the ball. He’s always in a good position on defense and possesses a nice midrange to three-point shot. Tyler needs to work on his dribble-drive and finishing on penetration chances.” Daughtridge’s feel for the game is already quite high, and it should aid him in becoming a very intriguing two-way player.
#33:5’4 ’25 Carson Clendenin (Lexington, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to make an impact in whatever area his team required, Carson Clendenin. He’s a young wing prospect with size and a pretty solid overall feel for the game. Clendenin worked hard in transition and scored multiple buckets as a finisher ahead of the break. He moved well without the ball and fought hard for rebounds while doing a nice job of overwhelming his assignment on defense. Next in his development process is working on his polish as a shooter from midrange and three-point territory, as it would make him a much bigger offensive threat. Coach Lindell on Clendenin: “Carson sees the court well and has great anticipation on both sides of the ball. He moves ex exceptionally well without the ball. He has a great flow and knowledge of the game, giving him a pretty high IQ. Carson is a good passer from all over the floor and defends hard for 94 feet. He has a nice midrange shot and could potentially be good from three-point territory. Carson has a good attitude and was a great team player.” Clendenin is just beginning to scratch the surface of his two-way abilities and should be one to watch grow.
#35:5’4 ’23 Jayden Harper (Asheville, NC)
Moving onto a player that brought an excellent attitude and unselfish approach to camp, Jayden Harper. He’s a wiry wing prospect that does a nice job of filling in the gaps on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Harper moves pretty well without the ball and scored numerous times as an off-ball cutter. He can spot-up and knock down the open shot as well. Harper worked hard on defense and did whatever was asked of him. Next in his development process is working on the utilization of his off-hand, as it would allow him to attack more angles on the court. Coach Lindell on Harper: “Jayden is a super competitive work horse with good ball-handling skills. He has good court vision. Jayden is a skilled slasher with a high motor. He finishes in traffic with contact and has a nice 15-foot jumper. Jayden is good off the catch and shoot. He should continue working on his off-hand.” Harper is a pretty tough prospect and should continue elevating his game on both ends of the floor.
#36:5’4 ’23 Jordan Frazier (Columbia, SC)
Finishing things up, we look at a player that was able to control the glass on both sides of the ball, Jordan Frazier. He’s a strong two-way presence with a great nose for the ball, which allows him to pursue every opportunity for an extra possession without sacrificing his positioning. Frazier pushed the break nicely in transition and displayed great playmaking skills, keeping his hand up and hitting the open man in stride. Next in his development process is working on his penetration and finishing abilities, as it would make him much more difficult for opponents to contain. Coach Lindell on Frazier: “Jordan is a strong rebounder with good footwork on both ends of the floor. He’s an outstanding rebounder and good passer. He’s a young gun with shooting ability and good range. He moves well without the ball. Jordan played hard on-ball defense all day. This kid knows how to play. He should work on his back-to-basket moves.” Frazier showcased a pretty strong foundation at camp and should be one to keep an eye on going forward.