North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations
Coach: Daymond Lindell
#2:5’6 ’20 Robert Selden (Huntersville, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that did an excellent job of making his presence felt on both sides of the ball, Robert Selden. He’s a point guard prospect with IQ, quickness, and the ability to thrive with or without the ball in his hands. Selden shot the ball well from midrange and three-point territory, both when shooting off the dribble and spotting-up along the perimeter. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it would make him a more impactful rebounder. Coach Lindell on Selden: “Bobby is a solid point guard that can shoot the perimeter shot consistently and at a nice rate. He understands the game and how to use his skills, abilities, and especially size to his advantage. Bobby is super-quick and moves very well without the ball to get open and hit jumpers, knocking down shots really well as a spot-up threat. He has excellent court vision and is a willing passer.” Selden had a nice showing at camp and could be poised for a productive upcoming season.
#31:5’11 ’20 Kameron Mack (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player that did a great job of operating within his role throughout camp, Kameron Mack. He’s a point guard prospect that brought energy and a positive attitude to his team. Mack handled the ball well, but also showed the ability to move and make an impact without the ball. He worked hard on defense and guarded the point of attack nicely. Next in his development process is working to become quicker, as it would make him a more dynamic penetrator. Coach Lindell on Mack: “Kameron is a great team player that plays unselfishly on both ends of the floor. He can handle and pass well with either hand. Kameron sees the good well and displayed good anticipation skills on offense when passing to open teammates and defense when being in the right place to defend. He’s a nice dribble-drive option and kicks to open shooters. Kameron is a consummate team player and floor general.” Mack should be able to continue improving while maintaining his unselfishness on both sides of the ball.
#65:6’1 ’19 Caleb Alston (Oxford, NC)
Moving onto a player that displayed a great understanding on how to impact the game on both sides of the floor, Caleb Alston. He’s a guard prospect that focuses on the little things and is willing to do whatever necessary to provide his team with an edge. Alston is a capable shooter that moves really well without the ball. Defensively, he was able to disrupt opponents and force turnovers at a solid rate. Next in his development process is working on his ball-handling ability, to make him a more useful creator for others. Coach Lindell on Alston: “Caleb is a solid defender that guards the one, two, or three well and rebounds his position effectively. His midrange shot is good, but he needs work on his stroke from beyond the arc. He can also work on his ball-handling and defensive footwork. Caleb is a good teammate that gives his all for the team. He runs the floor and finishes nicely in transition.” Alston had an excellent two-way showing at camp and should be poised to enjoy a strong senior campaign.
#66:6’1 ’21 Cedric Patterson (Mount Holly, NC)
Continuing onto a player that highlighted his ability to score the ball throughout camp, Cedric Patterson. He’s a guard prospect that can toggle between playing with and without the ball, able to create for himself and score effectively, or spot-up along the perimeter and knock down shots off the catch. Patterson is quick and moves his feet nicely on defense to contain his on-ball assignment. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength, as it would make him a more consistent finisher around the basket. Coach Lindell on Patterson: “Cedric is a super-quick athlete and cagey basketball player. He’s deceptively fast when dribbling the ball and displayed nice dribble-drive with the ability to finish at the basket. His offensive skills on the perimeter are very consistent and smooth. Cedric has a good handle and passes the ball nicely with quality court vision. He defends the perimeter well and provides solid help defense off the ball.” Patterson made a strong impression as one of his team’s most reliable scorers and is quite intriguing for a prospect in the Class of 2021.
#100:6’2 ’20 Samage Teel (Greenville, NC)
Next, we look at a player that showcased a lot of long-term potential during his time at camp, Samage Teel. He’s a wing prospect that plays hard on both sides of the ball and looks to contribute in any way possible. Teel attacked the rim and knocked down shots throughout the day while consistently looking to get his teammates involved. Next in his development process is working on setting the tone with his transition defense. Coach Lindell on Teel: “Samage has the potential to be a really good player, given his size for a guard and overall knowledge of the game. He hustles well on both ends of the floor, but needs to play with consistently high energy on every play. Samage is fearless on offense and has decent ball-handling skills. He’s a nice dribble-drive option and finishes strong against contact. Samage is a good on-ball defender that can improve his focus off-ball and when helping.” Teel works hard and displayed a nice foundation at camp, but should continue honing his skillset as a wing prospect.
#101:6’2 ’20 Terrence “TJ” East (High Point, NC)
Moving onto a player that displayed a strong combination of intelligence and translatable skills, Terrence “TJ” East. He’s a wing prospect that is capable of generating offense for himself and others whenever necessary while also looking to take advantage of seams within the defense. East operates nicely without the ball and poses a quality spot-up threat along the perimeter. Next in his development process is continuing to add strength to his wiry frame, as it would make him a more capable finisher around the basket. Coach Lindell on East: “Terrence is a team player that has nice handles with either hand. He’s a good passer that sees the floor well and loves getting teammates involved. He displays a high basketball IQ and accepts constructive criticism well while being very coachable. Terrence needs some work on his shooting mechanics and rebounding his position. He penetrates well and finishes nicely around the basket. Terrence has a nice midrange game and defends the perimeter well.” East has continued to elevate his game over the years and should be a prospect worth keeping an eye on going forward.
#135:6’4 ’20 Jayden Beloti (Apex, NC)
Continuing onto a player that brought a lot of intrigue on both sides of the ball throughout camp, Jayden Beloti. He’s a wing prospect with a unique frame and the ability to affect the game in a variety of different ways. Beloti does an excellent job of attacking the rim and finishing with strength. Next in his development process is utilizing his tools to become a more versatile defender. Coach Lindell on Beloti: “Jayden has a wealth of talent built on a wiry, thin but strong frame. He’s a tremendous athlete with nice leaping ability, but needs to match his offensive talent with defensive hustle in order to be a more compete college prospect. Jayden is a nice midrange to three-point shooter with even-handed ball-handling skills. He rebounds his position well and has nice vision and passing skills.” Beloti has continued to elevate his game over the last few years and should definitely be viewed as a college-level prospect.
#136:6’4 ’19 Jaylen Moore (Spring Lake, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to consistently affect all facets of the game while also being an excellent teammate, Jaylen Moore. He’s a forward prospect that knows how to create havoc with his motor on both sides of the ball. Moore scored a nice majority of his points through transition player, off-ball cutting and finding seams within the defense. He’s a willing defender that showed versatility throughout the day. Next in his development process is continuing to work on the consistency of his three-point shot, as it would make him a lethal two-way player. Coach Lindell on Moore: “Jaylen is very coachable and willing to play hard and guard several positions. His all-around defense is solid. His post footwork and passing are good and he showed the ability to finish around the rim. Jaylen is great in transition, rebounding his position well and quickly sprinting down the floor.” Moore was a team-first guy throughout camp and should continue honing that mentality into his senior season.
#172:6’8 ’20 Jeremyah McWilliams (Spring Lake, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that brought a lot of intrigue during his time at camp, Jeremyah McWilliams. He’s a long, wiry big man that does a great job of running the floor and impacting play inside the paint. McWilliams is pretty athletic and was able to consistently finish around the basket, both on post-ups and penetration. He knows where to be on defense and displayed pretty solid timing when altering shots. Next in his development process is working on his ability to handle the ball, as it would make him a more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Lindell on McWilliams: “Jeremyah is a solid post player with good footwork on offense and great activity on defense. He runs the floor well from rim to rim while utilizing his long reach to rebound exceptionally well and contest shots on defense or get tips on offense. Jeremyah’s jump hook and face-up midrange game gives him an edge against most opponents. He’s very active on both sides of the glass.” McWilliams showcased a lot of tools on both sides of the ball, but should be able to continue steadily improving over the next few years, which would be a scary sight for opponents.