Kevin’s Fab 5 -NC Phenom 150 Session 1
6’0 2019 Michael Wade: The Burlington School (Burlington NC)
TBS will be in good shape with Wade running the point for them this year. Did a good job at applying pressure and getting paint touches, once there most of the day he was able to finish at the rim or dropped it off for a teammate to finish. His first step is a blur and was hard to stay in front of throughout the games. He also used that same quickness on the defensive end to get numerous steals or cause turnovers.
6’2 2021 Walter Ghaffar: Fayetteville Academy (Lumberton NC)
Today was my first time being able to see this young man play and I want to say he needs to be added to the stack NC 2021 class rankings. Athletic guard with deep range who stayed in attack mode all day. When going to the rim he is trying to finish everything with a dunk. He did a great job at defending his position which lead to steals and highlight plays. Going forward I would like to see him create more off the bounce for others.
6’5 2021 Bryson Nesbit: South Meck High School (Charlotte NC)
Sticking with the 2021 class Bryson is a big wing with nice size on him. He punished smaller guards in the post, ran the floor well and even showed range from deep. Looking forward to seeing what he can become in the future.
6’3 2020 Bryce Causey: Southwest Guilford High School (Jamestown NC)
I just saw Bryce this week at Southwest for open gym and I was impressed then but today was even more impressive. Bryce is a young man who doesn’t take plays off and is always moving. Throughout the event he made numerous baskets with 1 and 2 dribble pullups. You would think after making 2 -3 3s each half the defense would adjust to him, but they didn’t. I believe Bryce will have a significant role this year for Southwest.
6’3 2021 Glenn Bynum Jr: Northside Christian Academy (Charlotte NC)
Did I mention the 2021 class is stacked? Bynum is a 3 and D type player that has one gear and that’s all out. He did everything for his team I saw him play the 1-4 at different points in each game. He was vocal on defense and directed his team on the offensive end of the court.