NC Phenom 150 Session 2

Team 13 Evaluations

Coach: Brandon Nelson

#13:'5'8 '20 Miles Bolin (Mt. Holly, NC)

Starting things off, we look at a player that has the foundation of a quality all-around prospect, Miles Bolin. He's a guard with the ability to play on or off-ball, though he's at his best spotting-up without the ball, as it maximizes his shooting. Offensively, Bolin showed that he is a solid three-level scorer, especially from midrange and three; he played unselfish basketball and looked to get teammates involved whenever possible. Bolin made multiple plays on the defensive end and did everything possible to make life difficult for his assignment. Next in his development process is improving his ability to penetrate and finish at the basket, as it would open his overall offensive game exponentially. Coach Nelson on Bolin: 'Miles was a pest on defense all day; he has a nice jumper on the offensive end. He was a team-first kid and made smart plays whenever possible. Miles needs to continue working on his ball handling in order to take his game to a higher level.' Bolin showcased quality play during camp and has ample time to develop his game; he'll be one to keep an eye on going forward.

#28:'5'9 '21 Aavanth Ezhilan (Mooresville, NC)

Next, we look at a player that showed a great deal of promise on both sides of the floor, Aavanth Ezhilan. He's a high IQ guard that consistently looks to knock down shots while making his teammates better. Offensively, Ezhilan did an exceptional job shooting the ball from midrange and three on spot-up opportunities. He showed flashes of being a strong secondary creator given his vision and IQ. On the other end, Ezhilan stood out as a quality defender with his ability to bottle up his assignment with pristine positioning and quick hands. Next in his development process is improving his ability to penetrate to the basket and finish, as it would raise his overall ceiling tremendously. Coach Nelson on Ezhilan: 'Aavanth has a nice shot; he has a high basketball IQ on the defensive end and is always in the right spots. He's a super smart player. To take his game to another level, Aavanth needs to be more aggressive and not just stand on the perimeter. He should also work on his ball skills.' Ezhilan displayed a high level of IQ and maturity for his age; he'll be one to watch going forward.

#35:'6'1 '22 Jaden Bradley

Moving onto a player that is incredibly polished for his age and has already established himself as a big-time prospect, Jaden Bradley. Bradley, a long-armed, eighth grade guard looked more than comfortable going against a slate of players older and more physically matured. Offensively, he took opponents off the dribble and entered the paint frequently, where he finished through contact and created shots (on kickouts) for others. Bradley has very advanced vision and guard skills, especially for his age, and outplayed the vast majority of opponents in his crosshairs. He used his length quite well on defense and forced multiple turnovers by intercepting passing lanes. Next in his development process is continuing to work on the consistency of his three-point shot, as it would make him an unstoppable player with an amazing ceiling. Coach Nelson on Bradley: 'As an eighth grader in the high school camp, Jaden looked like he belonged. Jaden has elite skills and court vision for his age. He has a great handle with excellent pace and high-level IQ. Jaden is an outstanding rebounder for a guard. To take his game to the next level, he needs to continue working on his outside shot.' Bradley exceeded his reputation at camp and will be a popular name for next year's freshman class.

#53:'5'10 '20 Jamarii Thomas (Greensboro, NC)

Continuing onto a player that displayed a high-level of intrigue on both ends of the floor, Jamarii Thomas. He's a guard with supreme quickness and the ability to blow by defenders and get to the rim with ease'where he finishes through any contact. Thomas knows how to use his speed in the half-court and transition, creating openings for himself and others frequently. He played with a high IQ consistently and did a great job on penetration moves leading to passes. Next in his development process is improving the consistency of his jumper from midrange and three-point territory, as it would bring his game to a new level. Coach Nelson on Thomas: 'Jamarii is a super-quick guard who is at his best in transition, when getting downhill. Jamarii is a strong, solid defender and works best with the ball, given his ability to get to the rim. Jamarii is a special guard, but he needs to improve his outside shot.' Thomas has all the makings of a college-level prospect, and will certainly get there with continued work.

#68:'5'11 '19 Blake Turner (Belmont, NC)

Next, we look at a player that showcased his ability to be involved in every possession on both ends of the floor, Blake Turner. He's a guard that thrives playing away from the ball, as he can spot-up and efficiently knock down shots from all three levels. When he's not preparing to catch-and-shoot, Turner can be found creating for others and making the smartest play available. He displays a high IQ and doesn't let the ball stick on offense. Turner had multiple assists on plays he generated for others via penetration. Next in his development process is working on using his off-hand more effectively, as it would allow him to control both sides of the floor on offense. Coach Nelson on Turner: 'Blake is a crafty guard with a nice shot. He has a tight handle with quality court vision. Blake consistently made winning plays and caused other teams many turnovers with his heady plays on the defensive end. Blake should improve his shot selection but displayed a ton of nice skills during camp.' Turner was exceptional on both ends of the floor during camp and should be a candidate to have a breakout season.

#108:'6'1 '19 Cameron Kimber (High Point, NC)

Moving onto a player that understands how to attack both sides of the ball with intensity, Cameron Kimber. He's a wing always looking to get involved, whether by pursuing the ball, outhustling opponents, or hitting the glass hard, Kimber is willing and ready. Offensively, he slashes and cuts well without the ball, which allow for easy points at the basket. Kimber took smaller opponents down low and used his size to frequently score over them. On the defensive end, he makes life consistently difficult for opponents, doing anything possible to rattle them into turnovers. Next in his development process is improving the consistency of his jumper from three-point territory, as it would raise his offensive ceiling tremendously. Coach Nelson on Kimber: 'Cameron makes winning plays, simply put. He has a high motor that always seems to put him around the ball. Cameron rebounds at a high level and hustles all over the court. Going forward, he needs to work on his shooting ability to maximize his potential.' Kimber was productive throughout camp and was able to affect all facets of the game with consistency, which should be a telling sign of what to expect this upcoming season.

#133:'6'2 '18 Abe Omar (Durham, NC)

Continuing onto a player that showcased an extremely well-rounded skillset throughout camp, Abe Omar. He's a versatile forward with the ability to affect play on both sides of the ball given his nonstop motor and pursuit of the ball. Offensively, Omar showed capabilities of shooting the ball efficiently from all three levels while also putting it on the deck and going strong to the rim. He never stops moving, which makes him nearly impossible to account for as an opposing defender. It benefits him incredibly well, seeing as how he knocks down shots off the catch or move with great regularity. Omar defended multiple positions at a high level all day and showed a willingness to rebound on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is continuing to work on his quickness, as it would make him a more complete two-way player. Coach Nelson on Omar: 'Abe has a nonstop motor! He was our game MVP multiple times because of his scrappy play. Abe rebounds well and finds the ball, regardless of where it is. He is a winner. Abe is a quality shooter out to twenty feet; he should work on ball skills, but was a bully on the court today.' Omar was quite impressive from all standpoints and has a chance to breakout this upcoming season, especially if he continues playing with the same energy and purpose that he displayed at camp.

#148:'6'2 '18'Andrick Cole

Next, we look at a player with big-time athleticism and the ability to affect the game on both ends of the floor, Andrick Cole. He's a strong-bodied wing that gets by defenders with relative ease and shows a willingness to create for others. Offensively, Cole is better without the ball, allowing him to pick and choose his spots; he is a nice cutter and gets most of his points inside the paint amongst the trees. He consistently got downhill and to the rim, where he finished through contact and drew a number of fouls. Cole stays in front of his assignment at all times and shows enjoyment on defense, ready to pounce and force a turnover at any given time. Next in his development process is continuing to work on the consistency of his jumper from midrange and three-point territory, as it would raise his offensive ceiling tremendously. Coach Nelson on Cole: 'Andrick is a high-level athlete with great top-end speed. He needs to learn how to change pace and tighten up his handle a little bit. Andrick rebounded well and played solid defense throughout camp.' Cole enjoyed a strong outing at camp and should continue building off his play as he heads into the new season.

#173:'6'5 '19 Myles Hunter (Charlotte, NC)

Moving onto a player that has strong production, but extremely high upside on both sides of the ball, Myles Hunter. He's a wing with a high IQ and understanding of the game. Offensively, Hunter can be found off-ball, either spotting up for three or cutting through the teeth of the opposing defense, both effective scoring avenues for him. He plays with a high motor and will do anything to put his team in a winning position. Hunter hits the glass hard on both ends of the floor and doesn't shy away from contact. Next in his development process is improving his quickness, as it would make him a much more complete player on both ends of the floor. Coach Nelson on Hunter: 'Myles has the length to be an elite talent. He moves well and finds himself around the ball. For his height, Myles has a solid handle and outside shot; he needs to be more assertive on defense and his shot selection. He has a very bright future.' Hunter was among the most intriguing players on display at camp, and he'll certainly be one to watch going forward.

#188:'6'7 '19 Firat Ceylan (Rabun Gap, GA)

Finishing up with a player that consistently displayed incredible leadership qualities, Firat Ceylan. He's a big man that controls the paint on both sides of the floor. Ceylan is vocal and loud, making sure all of his teammates are well aware of what is going on outside of their vision. Offensively, he sets up on the low block and has a solid amount of moves that he can go to and get buckets; he uses his strength above all else to bully opponents out of his path. He has passer-friendly hands and draws numerous fouls inside. On the other end, Ceylan calls out assignments and anchors the middle quite effectively. Next in his development process is working on his finishing ability inside, as it would make him a more reliable offensive option. Coach Nelson on Ceylan: 'Firat is a leader. He excelled down low with great footwork and solid post moves. He rebounds at a high level and is a great passer out of the post. Firat has a chance to play at the next level but will have to improve his explosiveness and quickness. He was a game-changer and helped the team win.' Ceylan is a load to handle on both ends of the floor and could be a likely candidate to enjoy a breakout junior season at Rabun Gap.

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