NC Phenom 150 Session 1 Award Winners
It was another successful NC Phenom 150 camp. Entering our 16th season hosting the top regional evaluation/exposure in the country, we want to take the time to honor the “Award Winners” from session 1 of the NC Phenom 150 camp held Sunday, October 6th.
No. 117 6’3 2020 Austin Locklear (Cape Fear Christian Academy)
Camp MVP: With USC-Aiken closely watching, 6’3 Austin Locklear solidified his stance as a scholarship ready prospect. Locklear averaged 19.5 PPG in two full camp games, however it was his competitiveness, passion and relentless approach to the game that made the biggest impression. In addition, Locklear was very vocal and provided excellent leadership on the court.
No. 89 6’0 2021 Arrington Jones (Winston-Salem Christian)
Mr. Playmaker: Simply put, it’s hard not to pull for a player like Arrington Jones. He’s a coach on the floor, has a great attitude and is a team first point guard. As a matter of fact, Arrington Jones was in the running for several awards, Mr. Hustle, Mr. Defense, and Mr. Defense. Yes, Arrington Jones made that much of an impact on both ends of camp. In one game we watched, Jones took two big time charges by using his lateral quickness to stay in front of opposing guards. On the offensive end of the court, Jones displayed excellent court vision and dished out timely and precise passers to open teammates.
No. 90 6’0 2021 Brian Keith (Wake Christian Academy)
Mr. Defense: Talk about grit, toughness and being a “dawg” on the defensive end of the court. 6’0 Brian Keith displayed a willingness to be the camp’s top on ball defender and rightfully won this top honor. We’re talking about a young man that took serious pride on both sides of the court. While Keith came away with the Mr. Defense Award, Keith averaged 11 PPG.
No. 121 6’3 2021 Walter Ghaffar (Cleveland High School)
Mr. Hustle: Talk about motor and full throttle approach to the game, look no further than 6’3 Walter Ghaffar. Ghaffar, like Arrington Jones was nominated for various awards, but it was his maximum effort and hustle that earned him camp honors. In addition, Ghaffar was was very effective on the offensive end of the court averaging 17.5 PPG giving him on the camp’s best all around performers.
No. 141 6’9 2023 Callum Richard (Gaston Day School)
Mr. Station: When it comes attention to details, look no further than Callum Richard. Richard is a highly skilled “big” that has excellent hands, nifty footwork, and a soft shooting touch out to the elbow. He can go over either shoulder and has excellent timing on securing rebounds and blocking shots.