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Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Josh Staley  #0: 5’0 ’28 Jason Staley (Blythewood) Starting things off, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term upside, Jason Staley. He’s a smart, young guard prospect with great vision and the ability to knock down perimeter jumpers at a consistent rate. Staley displays a high motor as a defender and was able to harass...

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Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Gary Hall #0: 4’11 ’26 Jayden Griffin (Matthews) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Jayden Griffin. He’s a smart, fairly high-motor guard prospect with a reliable midrange jumper and a solid penetrating sense. Griffin also operates as an effective spot-up threat with the ability to attack...

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Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Luteke Kalambo #0: 5’9 ’25 Lawson Higgins (Burnsville) Starting things off, we look at a player that highlighted a pretty well-rounded skillset and approach, Lawson Higgins. He’s a wiry, team-first guard prospect with the ability to effectively create for himself or others off the bounce. Higgins also plays with a high motor and looks to do the little things whenever possible....

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Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Patrick Paul #1: 5’2 ’28 Christopher Strayhorn (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed nicely despite being the youngest and smallest camper on his team, Christopher Strayhorn. He’s an unselfish, team-first guard prospect that allows himself to learn and absorb information through coaching. Strayhorn displayed a useful midrange jumper and passed...

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Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Blake Walker #0: 4’7 ’28 Andrew Putman (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed well despite being the youngest camper on this team, Andrew Putman. He’s a smart, scrappy, team-first guard prospect with a quality motor and great defensive prowess—especially for his size. Putman attacked and finished well but also displayed a willingness to set up...

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Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Christian Savage #0: 4’6 ’28 Santana Sumner (Fort Mill) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed very well despite the smallest camper on this team, Santana Sumner. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a quality motor and overall feel on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is working on Coach Savage on Sumner: “Santana was the youngest...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom 150 Standouts

6’5 Elton Smith 2026 absolutely screams potential; he has a great body and frame that already translates well to the next level. Being such a young age, he has already established himself as a dominant threat in the paint both offensively and defensively. He rebounds the ball very well on both ends and converts them to easy baskets in transition. He is a versatile player that has displayed the...

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