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Phenom 150 Session II (Jr.) Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Timario Baldwin #2: 5’2 ’26 Kyle Broughton (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased nice instincts and overall balance on offense, Kyle Broughton. He’s a wiry, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with reliable creation skills and perimeter shooting. Broughton moves well without the ball and understands how to get involved as a two-way rebounder. Next...

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Phenom 150 Session II (Jr.) Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Dre Simmons #6: 4’10 ’28 Derrick Caldwell (Mooresville) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed exceptionally well despite his size and age, Derrick Caldwell. He’s a tough, skilled, unselfish point guard prospect with a phenomenal feel for the game on either end of the floor. Caldwell is a strong creator with a sharp penetration sense and finishing ability....

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Phenom 150 Session II (Jr.) Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Greg Harmon #4: 4’10 ’26 Izaac Skehan (Newport) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite his lack of size, Izaac Skehan. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Skehan is a scrappy defender with an understanding of how to hit three-pointers and operate within his role. Next in...

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Phenom 150 Session II (Jr.) Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Kelvin Mills #5: 4’7 ’27 Rylan Leak (Huntersville) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Rylan Leak. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with a nice spot-up threat and reliable perimeter shooting ability. Leak displayed an unselfish mentality, hit shots off the bounce or catch, and offered a high motor...

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Phenom 150 Session II (Jr.) Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Tyler Lewis #13: 5’1 ’26 Grant Jacques (Pittsboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently stood out through his unselfishness and team-first mentality, Grant Jacques. He’s a smart, wiry guard with a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Jacques handles and passes the ball well, but also highlighted useful perimeter shooting from midrange...

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Phenom 150 Session II (Jr.) Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Colby Lewis  #3: 4’6 ’28 Emory Chaney (Concord, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed very well, especially for his age, Emory Chaney. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as it will help prepare him for the middle-school game. Coach Lewis on Chaney: “Quite possibly the youngest player at the camp at ten years old,...

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Junior Phenom/ Phenom 150 Session II Standouts

Day two featured the Junior Phenom players and they did not disappoint. It was another day chocked full of up-and-coming talent with players 11 years old and up. It will be fun to follow a lot of these players as they enter their high school careers. Here are the top 5 players from the Junior Phenom/ Phenom 150 that stood out to me.

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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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