North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations
Coach Stan Carpenter
#75: 5’8 ’20 Dylan Spencer (Greensboro, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a terrific amount of effort during camp, Dylan Spencer. He’s a point guard prospect that maintains a strong motor and team-first approach on both sides of the floor. Spencer knocked down numerous shots in the midrange area and showed flashes of a formidable three-point stroke. He’s a well-rounded defender that does a nice job of eliminating his opponent’s operating space. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him even more difficult for opponents to contain on offense. Coach Carpenter on Spencer: “Dylan worked hard on both sides of the court. He commits to playing defense and communicates well. He needs to work on his shot selection and finishing at the rim. With continued work, Dylan will become a very good player.” Spencer worked hard and was willing to do whatever necessary to provide his team with an edge, enjoying a quality showing at camp as a result.
#87:5’9 ’21 Hayden James (Manassas, VA)
Next, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude and team-first approach to camp, Hayden James. He’s a guard prospect that knows how to coexist with any group of players and maintain steady production. James can knock down shots from midrange and three-point territory, but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the rim. James utilizes his motor and toughness well on defense to bother opponents and force turnovers. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more dynamic threat off the bounce. Coach Carpenter on James: “Hayden is a tough player and really commits to playing defenses. He is willing to challenge his opponents and communicates well in the process. Hayden rebounds well for his size. He needs to work on his shot selection and strength, and he will become a very good player.” James proved to be a solid contributor throughout camp and should be worth monitoring over the next few years.
#121:6’0 ’20 Chandler Speight (Charlotte, NC)
Moving onto a player that showcased numerous flashes of dominance during his time at camp, Chandler Speight. He’s a point guard prospect that creates exceptionally well, both for himself and teammates. Speight gets by defenders and attacks the rim with relative ease, able to finish a strong percentage of his attempts around the basket. He shoots very efficiently from midrange and three-point territory while consistently highlighting his ability to create scoring opportunities for teammates. He displays an excellent feel for the game and sees the floor really well in transition. Speight defends very well and shows a great understanding of positioning and angles. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him an even more problematic creator for opponents. Coach Carpenter on Speight: “Chandler can score from any spot on the floor! He has amazing range and he has great shot selection. Chandler also commits to playing defense, rebounding the ball, and communicating well with his teammates. With continued work, Chandler is sure to be a college-level prospect.” Speight is intelligent and exemplified numerous leadership qualities throughout the day.
#140:5’11 ’22 Jackson Helms (Greensboro, NC)
Continuing onto a player that displayed a pretty balanced two-way foundation throughout camp, especially for his age, Jackson Helms. He’s a young wing prospect with a nice feel for the game and the ability to thrive with or without the ball. Helms scores pretty effectively from all levels and provides a terrific blend of ball-handling and scoring. His motor is extremely active, which allows him to stay in front of his assignment on defense while forcing turnovers and pushing transition play. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll improve his rebounding presence on both ends of the floor. Coach Carpenter on Helms: “Jackson plays with intensity and commits to playing defense. His range and shot selection are good. He runs the floor and is not afraid to communicate. Jackson can rebound the ball, but should work on his strength and ball-handling to become a better player.” Helms should be able to grow into one of the top players for Northern Guilford over the next few years.
#151:6’1 ’20 Whit Trevey (Greensboro, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to consistently highlight his ability to torch opponents as a spot-up threat, Whit Trevey. He’s an off-guard that really embraces his role and displays an excellent understanding of how to move and successfully operate without the ball in his hands. Trevey is an extremely efficient catch-and-shoot option from midrange and beyond the arc. He is a smart all-around player that defends with purpose and pushes transition play whenever possible. Next in his development process is working on asserting himself on the glass, as it would make him a more complete two-way player. Coach Carpenter on Trevey: “Wow! Whitt has incredible range and overall shot selection. He can score from all spots on the floor and has good court vision. Whitt commits to playing defense and he communicates very well. He will definitely be a college prospect with continued work.” Trevey is a terrific complementary player that should make a strong impact with his shooting presence at Greensboro Day over the next two years.
#183:6’3 ’20 Carson Lomax (Greensboro, NC)
Moving onto a player that understands how to provide excellent energy on both sides of the ball, Carson Lomax. He’s a strong-bodied wing prospect that displays a great motor and team-first approach at all times. Lomax can really shoot the ball and is especially knockdown from beyond the arc, both off the catch and dribble. He displays an outstanding feel for the game and showed the ability to create scoring opportunities for his teammates. Lomax is a poised defender that contains his assignment well and forces turnovers pretty regularly. Next in his development process is working on asserting himself as a primary offensive option, as he possesses the necessary tools to emerge as a two-way leader. Coach Carpenter on Lomax: “Carson can really score the ball. His range and shot selection are above average and he has great court vision. He leads with energy on defense, but should continue working on closing out. Carson is going to be a very good college prospect with more work.” This season should be an exciting time for Lomax, as he could realistically step up as the most productive player for his high school squad.
#192:6’3 ’20 Tyric Herbin (Greensboro, NC)
Continuing onto a player that is quite productive and also brimming with two-way upside, Tyric Herbin. He’s a wiry wing prospect with terrific length and a strong presence on both ends of the floor. Herbin scores efficiently from all three levels while attacking the rim whenever he desires. He breaks down opponents with his quickness and enters the paint quite often, where he’s able to score or make plays for others. Herbin plays with a great motor and team-first approach, showing resiliency and looking to make hustle plays whenever possible. He’s a well-rounded defender that utilized his length well to force turnovers and alter shots. Next in his development process is continuing to tighten his ball-handling skills, as he could potentially emerge as a reliable secondary creator from the wing. Coach Carpenter on Herbin: “Tyric has great energy! He leads with great defensive footwork and plays with intensity. He has good court vision. Tyric’s range and shot selection are very good. He needs to work on his ball-handling and strength, and he will become a very good player.” Herbin enjoyed great success at camp, both as a teammate and individual, and should continue improving over the next few seasons.
#230:6’9 ‘19 Brandon Franklin (Fayetteville, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that should certainly see an uptick in his recruitment after his showing at camp, Brandon Franklin. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect that can realistically play three positions at the next level. At 6-foot-9, Franklin is incredibly unique with his ability to shoot the ball from thirty feet and beyond, which is simply uncommon for most prospects with size. He has tremendous length and possesses a lot of upside as a rim-protector and perimeter defender. Franklin is able to move his feet and alter shots extremely well while highlighting his impressive versatility. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it would allow him to get wherever he wants on the court and truly impose his will against any type of opponent. Coach Carpenter on Franklin: “Brandon has incredible range on his jumper and handles the ball well. He sees the court with great vision. He needs to work on finishing at the rim with aggression. Brandon will be a great player that could go to a strong variety of Division I programs.” Franklin should already hold numerous offers, but he’s become increasingly likely to emerge as a breakout candidate for his upcoming senior campaign