It is a standard practice that we at Phenom Hoop Report don’t rank players until they have finished their freshman year in high school. That being said, we will take a closer look at some of the players that should make an immediate impact this coming season. In (Part 1), we took a look at Jaylen Curry, Addison Archer, Trey Green, London Johnson, and Treymane Parker. See attached link: https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/north-carolina-2023-watch-list-part-1/
In our (Part 2) segment, we took at look at Jaydon Young, Aden Holloway, Mekhi Grant, Callum Richard, and Alik Lewis. See attached link https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/north-carolina-2023-watch-list-part-2/
6’4 2023 Bryce Cash (Charlotte, Charlotte Christian)
Sporting a strong, physically mature frame, Bryce Cash has tremendous natural gifts, but it is work ethic that has been most impressive. At our NC Junior Phenom camp, Cash won the prestigious Mr. Station Award. This award is presented to the player that worked the hardest during our stations (Skill development) This work ethic carries over to the court and combined with his athleticism and skill set will make him one of the better players in the deep and loaded NC 2023 class.
6’5 2023 Marcus Brown (Charlotte, Northside Christian)
Mobility and versatility! Marcus Brown has the capacity to play and guard multiple positions. In addition, Brown has the ability to post up smaller defenders or pop out to the wing and knock down jumpers. He can dribble, pass, shoot, but most of all can defend with the best of them. Utilizing his length, quickness and athleticism, Brown can become an effective all around player on both ends of the court.
6’4 2023 Dice Royster (Greensboro, Wesleyan Christian Academy)
We’ve seen Dice Royster several times at our Phenom camps and each time we have come away more and more impressed. We’re talking about a lengthy, mobile and agile wing that can score from all three levels. Blessed with an advanced skill set for his age/grade, Royster is just scratching surface on his long term potential. He has a unique blend of athleticism, skill and basketball IQ which should all translate well during his high school career.
5’11 2023 Robert Dillingham (Hickory, Combine Academy)
Crafty, crafty, crafty! Robert Dillingham has the ball on a string and has the ability to score from all three levels. He has a full bag of tricks and uses the dribble to create scoring opportunities for his teammates or himself. Dillingham does an excellent job of changing speeds and really has mattered the “stop and go” hesitation dribble.
6’1 2023 Cole Callaway (Davidson, Davidson Day)
Cole Callaway will be in the conversation as one of the best pure shooters in the state. He has tremendous range and does an excellent job getting his feet set. He has improved his ability to score off the dribble and has developed a nifty shot fake one dribble pull up jumper. In addition, The fundamentally sound, high IQ shooter has a quick release and a tremendous work ethic to boot.