North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations
#2:5’5 ’25 Kohi Stickland (Greensboro, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a pretty intriguing two-way skillset, Kohi Strickland. He’s a forward prospect that is capable of excelling from inside the arc, given his nice blend of size and physicality. Strickland shot the ball well from midrange and finished an abundance of opportunities around the basket. Next in his development process is working on his ability to shoot off the dribble, as it would add a new wrinkle to his offensive arsenal. Coach Holloway on Strickland: “Kohi is going to be a special player. At this age, he’s able to play and guard every position on the court. His big, solid frame allows him to play through contact around the rim. Kohi has a terrific attitude and is a coach’s dream. He needs to work on being more aggressive when going towards the rim. He displayed a good number of post moves.” Strickland worked hard at camp and showed maturity well beyond his years.
#3:4’9 ’25 Garrett Lane (Fremont, NC)
Next, we look at a player that showed the ability to coexist with any group of teammates, Garrett Lane. He’s a guard prospect that knows how to operate without the ball and take advantage of spot-up opportunities around the arc. Lane doesn’t force the action and understands the value of a shot. He rebounds extremely well for his size and willingly made hustle plays whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to finish around the rim, as it would make him a more complete offensive player. Coach Holloway on Lane: “Garrett is a very tough player that gives maximum effort on every single possession. He listens and is a team player. Garrett needs to learn how to use his off-hand, but displayed a nice perimeter shot and was a coach’s dream.” Lane showed a quality feel for his skillset and should continue playing to his strengths as his builds his two-way skillset.
#5:4’11 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills, NC)
Moving onto a player that was able to consistently make his presence felt on both sides of the ball, Jalen Mills. He’s a guard prospect with nice quickness and the ability to knock down open shots. Mills is a solid ball-handler with nice vision and the ability to create plays for others without forcing the action. He rebounds quite well for his size and boxed-out nicely. Mills showed a clear willingness and desire to defend and contain his assignment. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would allow him to utilize and attack the entire floor. Coach Holloway on Mills: “Jalen is an above average defender, especially when guarding the ball. He can continue to work on his overall offensive skillset, but showed the ability to knock down open shots.” Mills is an intriguing prospect with a solid feel for the game and should be one to watch grow.
#7:5’0 ’25 Dionte Neal (Reidsville, NC)
Continuing onto a player that showed flashes of dominance during his time at camp, Dionte Neal. He’s a guard prospect that was able to attack the rim with regularity and consistently finish through contact. Neal displays a nice combination of quickness and ball-handling, making him quite difficult for opponents to contain off the dribble. He shot the ball extremely well within the arc and also showed signs of a worthwhile three-point stroke. Neal was a menacing defender that forced an abundance of on-ball turnovers. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as it would allow him to better highlight his spot-up shooting. Coach Holloway on Neal: “Dionte is an amazing ball-handler at his age. He makes teammates better by penetrating and making solid passes. His quickness and vision are way above his age. He’s an excellent on-ball defender with an ability to turn the ball-handler. Dionte is super-competitive and sometimes that causes him to react negatively towards the refs. He’s going to be special.” Neal was among the top players on his team and should continue working to maximize his two-way presence.
#13:5’2 ’25 Amorie Miley (Hampton, VA)
Next, we look at a player that was able to contribute nicely on both sides of the ball at camp, Amoire Miley. He’s a well-rounded wing prospect that brought a positive attitude and great energy to his team. Miley shot the ball well from midrange and beyond the arc while making a terrific impact as a spot-up option. He works hard on defense and worked to be the first man back in transition whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more reliable ball-handler and finisher. Coach Holloway on Miley: “Amore has a solid attitude on and off the court. He needs to be more aggressive on both ends of the floor, but is a strong overall team player that did well in transition.” Miley should be a solid overall prospect, especially if he’s willing to put in the necessary work.
#16:5’2 ’25 RJ Palmer Jr. (Charlotte, NC)
Moving onto a player that should be able to consistently improve over the next few years, RJ Palmer Jr. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect that displayed some intriguing tendencies and craftiness at camp. He utilized his size to get by opponents and absorb contact around the paint, where he finished a strong majority of his shot attempts. Palmer played nicely within the team concept and was willing to make passes to open teammates whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball, as he could become a really useful off-ball cutter. Coach Holloway on Palmer: “RJ needs to work on his ball-handling, but he has the potential to be really good. He can work on his outside shooting. RJ did well at getting to the rim and making plays. He has good basketball IQ, but should work on keeping his head up.” Palmer worked hard at camp and could be a prospect worth noting for the future.
#18: 5’4 ’25 Amare Jarvis (Raleigh, NC)
Continuing onto a player that really thrived within his role and brought an excellent team-first approach to camp, Amare Jarvis. He’s a solid guard prospect that knows how to operate extremely well without the ball, always able to find an opening within the defense and finish nicely amongst traffic. Jarvis rebounds quite well for his size and was willing to do the little things on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to improve his overall feel for the game, as it’ll also help him become more assertive on offense. Coach Holloway on Jarvis: “Amare has great potential, but needs to continue building his confidence. He did a great job of rebounding and playing very hard at all times. Amare is a great team player, both on and off the court, and played quite well in transition.” Jarvis showcased nice skills and the ability to contribute at camp, which should make him an intriguing prospect over the coming years.
#25:5’5 ’25 Clark Coats (Boiling Springs, NC)
Next, we look at a player that highlighted his ability to operate as the glue-guy for his team, Clark Coats. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with an exceptional motor and a tendency to overwhelm opponents on both ends of the floor. Coats shot the ball quite well from midrange and showed a decent three-point stroke as a spot-up threat. He embraces his hustle role and relentlessly pursues every possible rebound and loose ball available. Coats runs the floor very hard in transition and prioritizes being the first man back. Next in his development process is working on becoming quicker, as it would help him become a more polished penetrator and creator off the bounce. Coach Holloway on Coats: “Clark is the ultimate hustle player. He never takes a play off on either end of the floor. He has good touch from the midrange area. Clark’s game will grow as he gets more confident and aggressive on the court. At this age, he has the body and ability to be a very good player.” Coats should be one to watch progress, especially if he maintains his team-first approach from camp.
#29:5’6 ’25 Chandler Little (Charlotte, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses a terrific crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Chandler Little. He’s an athletic, physically advanced forward prospect that plays with an exceptional motor and unselfish approach to the game. Little scores effectively from within the arc and around the basket, especially on putback attempts from second-chance opportunities. He overwhelmed opponents on the glass and positioned himself extremely well for offensive rebounds. Next in his development process is working on his ability to handle the ball, as it would make him a very problematic matchup for most opponents. Coach Holloway on Little: “Chandler is going to be a very good player. He knows how to use his body to get to his spots. His ability to finish at and around the rim is above his age. He rebounds very well and is able to start the break with ease. Chandler needs to work on using his off-hand around the basket. He’s a very coachable and fine young man.” Little enjoyed a nice showing at camp and should be a prospect worth monitoring throughout his journey.