To say the talent level at Session 2 of the NC Phenom 150 was off the charts would be a gross understatement. As Phenom scout Kevin Dawkins stated, “The talent at the NC Phenom 150 Session 2 had the feel of the NC Top 80.” There was so much talent in the gym and today we will take a look at the players who took home the hardware.
7’0 2022 Patrick Wessler (Butler High School) MVP
As the old saying goes, “You can’t teach size, ” and Patrick Wessler definitely has that. We’re talking about a highly skilled “big” that has passer friendly hands, good footwork in the post, and a willing passer out of the post. Wessler has an unbelievable touch and has the ability to go over either shoulder. In addition, Wessler is terrific in setting quality screens and rolls correctly to the rim always having his hands ready for the pass. Wessler averaged 20 PPG.
6’2 2021 Javonte Waverly (Henderson Collegiate) Mr. Playmaker
6’2 2021 Javonte Waverly may just be the best passing point guard in the state regardless of class. Waverly was terrific navigating his way through the defense making precise and timely passes off the dribble. In addition, Waverly led the camp in scoring as well as he used his nifty and crafty moves getting to the rim repeatedly.
6’1 2021 Yusef Suggs (Atkins High School) Mr. Defense
Yusef Suggs was the unanimous vote getter of the Mr. Defense Award. Suggs made his mark by playing tough “on the ball” defense showcasing his overall skill set. In addition, we were equally impressed with overall hustle and intensity on both ends of the court.
6’2 2020 Christopher Beam (Atkins High School) Mr. Hustle and Tournament MVP
Christopher Beam came to camp with something to prove and well he did. Beam’s outstanding play on both ends of the court earned him the camp’s Tournament MVP and also won the Mr. Hustle Award. In addition, Beam averaged 12 PPG and proved he is a scholarship ready prospect. .
6’7 2020 Trey Pittman (Greenfield School) Mr. Station
No matter the setting, no matter the venue, 6’7 Trey Pittman is going to be in the conversation as one of the top performers. It’s like clockwork for the highly skilled and fundamentally sound Pittman. We’re talking about a player that has a high basketball IQ and simply knows how to play and make winning plays. Pittman can score from all three levels and has the ability to drain 3-pointers with consistency as well has post up in the paint.
Tournament Champs Team 7 Coached by Ricky Ritch
Talk about a well balanced team! Coach Ricky Ritch team fought and won the single elimination tournament that brought a different level of competition.
|2020||6′4″||89||Austin Locklear||Rowland||NC||Cape Fear Christian Academy||16.5|
|2020||6′4″||90||Kalib Mathews||Henderson||NC||Henderson Collegiate||12.5|
|2020||6′2″||55||Christopher Beam||Winston Salem||NC||Atkins High School||12|
|2021||6′9″||110||Keeyan Itejere||Knightdale||NC||Grace Christian School||11.5|
|2020||6′5″||102||Avante Matthews||Winston Salem||NC||Atkins High School||10.5|
|2022||6′4″||82||Kyle Bean||Matthews||NC||Carmel Christian High School||7.5|
|2021||5′9″||12||MICHAEL CONRAD,III||Winston Salem||NC||Atkins High School||5.5|
|2023||6′0″||28||Jaeden Allen||Winston-Salem||NC||Atkins High School||5|
|2023||6′3″||67||Cade Nicholson||Charlotte||NC||Charlotte Christian School||4|
|2022||6′0″||38||Todd Ragland||Henderson||NC||Henderson Collegiate||4|