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Starting off, looking at the Carolina Cavs 2023, a grassroots team that is filled with 2023 prospects around North Carolina. Located in Charlotte, they bring a solid roster of nine players and should be a team that can score the ball well and gets after it defensively.read more
Team 4 Coach: Mason Padgett #6: 5’7 ’25 Joseph Wagner (Kill Devil Hills) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a nice impact despite being the smallest and youngest prospect on this team, Joseph Wagner. He’s a quick, scrappy, team-first guard prospect with a nice two-way understanding of the game. Wagner scores effectively inside the arc and contained his assignment well on defense....read more
6’4 ’20 Kalib Matthews (Henderson Collegiate) Thus far, no player has been better than Matthews, who was the main two-way leader in Henderson Collegiate’s early win. He’s such a matchup problem, given his blend of IQ, size, skill, and three-level scoring. No opponent was actually able to contain him, but Matthews still displayed unselfishness and applied scoring pressure within the flow of the...read more
The talent was all over the place and at all levels. New names, old names, and fantastic battles highlighted Day 1 of the Phenom Queen City Showcase. Scouts were around the baselines but here are a few names that caught the eyes of ours. Kanye Nelson (5’8, 2023) – York County Legends This is a young man that has that “it” factor with his game. He handles the ball well, plays bigger than listed...read more
Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase brought together some of the best 8th grade talent from the region. With a deep roster, Team Loaded NC has been able to run through bracket play. They have a nice assortment of size, skill and athleticism. They spread the floor and they shoot the ball. In this game they won by 30. Cole Callaway led all scorers with 16, Peyton Scott had 11 and...read more
North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Evaluations Team 8 Coach: Jones #46: 5’5 ’24 Hunter Wall (Taylors, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and constantly highlighted his team-first approach, Hunter Wall. He’s a guard prospect with unselfishness and a willingness to create scoring opportunities for others. Wall knocked down a few open shots on the day and drove...read more