|2021||6′2″||65||Javonte Waverly||Henderson||NC||Henderson Collegiate|
|2021||6′3″||77||Justin Taylor||Charlotte||NC||Carmel Christian High School|
|2021||6′5″||103||Isaiah Ray||Greensboro||NC||The Burlington School|
|2021||5′11″||24||John Nepa||Wake Forest||NC||North Raleigh Christian Academy|
|2021||6′9″||111||Kuluel Mading||High Point||NC||The Burlington School|
2020 All Tournament Team: https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/nc-phenom-150-session-2-all-tournament-team-2020/
2022 All Tournament Team: https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/nc-phenom-150-session-2-all-tournament-2022/
The North Carolina 2021 class was well represented and had dozens and dozens of scholarship worthy prospects. That being said, it was particularly difficult to select our All Tournament team for this class, but the below players brought consistency and productivity as well.
6’2 Javonte Waverly (Henderson Collegiate)
Javonte Waverly just continues to get better and better. Known for his excellent court vision and nifty passes off the dribble, Waverly again put on a clinic with his ball handling and passing skills. We’re talking about a point guard that has high major skills accompanied with good size, length and above average athleticism. While he has improved his jump shot, Waverly continues to be known for his ability to score points, whether off transition or with nifty/crafty moves to the rim. It was a very productive day for Waverly as he took home the prestigious Mr. Playmaker Award and at the same time was the camp’s leading scorer averaging 21.5 PPG.
6’3 Justin Taylor (Carmel Christian)
In my opinion, Justin Taylor may just be one of the most complete point guards in the state for his class. We’re talking about a highly skilled guard that has really good athleticism, not to mention just an excellent feel for the game. Taylor has the ability to score from all three levels, but is very crafty and cagey with the ball. The highly skilled point guard can drain 3-pointers “off the catch” and is very creative with ability to score off the dribble/bounce, not to mention he has an excellent cross over pull up jumper that is so effective. Whether he is scoring or distributing the rock, Taylor has all the components you expect out of your floor general.
6’5 Isaiah Ray (The Burlington School)
Isaiah Ray has excellent size, length, athleticism and an ever improving skill set and it was on full display at Session 2 of the NC Phenom 150 camp. Ray averaged 20 PPG and was terrific getting to the basket where he either finished with high efficiency or dropped off nifty passes for assists. In addition, Ray is a willing rebounder and defender and already has a college ready frame which will translate into scholarship offers.
5’11 John Nepa (North Raleigh Christian)
This was my first extensive viewing of 5’11 John Nepa and he literally put on a shooting exhibition. Nepa has tremendous touch and range and knocked down 3-point with confidence and consistency. We were impressed with his poise and maturity throughout the course of the day. Nepa averaged 17 PPG mostly coming from his 3-point shooting accuracy.
6’9 Kuluel Mading (The Burlington School)
What’s not to like about a 6’9 “big” with perimeter skills. Kuluel Mading is simply oozing with upside and potential, but already possesses a high level skill set. Mading is silky smooth and fluid and runs the floor gracefully on both ends of the court. Mading can score from all three levels, has excellent form, touch and range, but also has the ability to finish in traffic with a crowd pleasing “in your face” dunk. What you see is not the finished product, but the current product is quite impressive!