North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 11
Coach: Darion Holloway
#12:5’9 ’21 Isaiah Black (Durham, NC)
Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with an excellent attitude throughout camp, Isaiah Black. He’s a point guard prospect that is still expanding his skillset on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Black typically looks to shoot the ball from midrange and three-point territory, but showed the ability to make the right pass to open teammates whenever possible. Black fought hard on defense and provided great energy on that end of the floor. Next in his development process is working to tighten his handle, as it’ll make him a more reliable penetrator and lead guard. Coach Holloway on Black: “Isaiah has the potential to be a good player, but should continue working on his ball-handling and seeing the entire court. He attacks gaps regularly, but should work on being a playmaker and making teammates better.” Black showed nice upside at camp, but needs to continue working to refine his tools on both sides of the ball.
#19:5’10 ’21 Carson Shirley (Burlington, NC)
Next, we look at a player that was able to make his presence felt numerous times during camp, Carson Shirley. He’s a guard prospect that played with maximum effort on both sides of the ball and looked to create havoc however possible. Shirley knocked down shots effectively from midrange and did a nice job of making passes to open teammates. He made a decent impact on defense and in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a more useful ball-handler and finisher. Coach Holloway on Shirley: “Carson has nice potential, but needs to get more confident in his ability to play the game. He has great potential as a penetrating point guard, but can continue to work on his outside shot.” Shirley showed signs of being a quality floor general, but should keep refining his two-way skillset over the next few years.
#46:6’0 ’20 Chance Minott (Kinston, NC)
Moving onto a player that showcased a lot of intriguing skills during his time at camp, Chance Minott. He’s a quick guard prospect that showed the ability to consistently enter the paint or stop and pull-up from midrange, both proving to be reliable scoring avenues. Minott is a solid overall defender that contained his assignment well throughout the day. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without the ball in his hands, as he could become a really strong off-ball cutter, especially given his quickness. Coach Holloway on Minott: “Chance is very quick and has the potential to be a great guard. He has an above average handle with the ball, but needs to learn how to make teammates better in order to take his game to the next level. He needs to learn how to see the floor and hit the open guy.” Minott possesses some useful tools on both sides of the ball, but has the chance to be a really great prospect if he’s willing to put in the necessary work.
#55:6’0 ’21 Michael Moses Payne (Charlotte, NC)
Continuing onto a player that was able to make a terrific two-way impression during his time at camp, Michael Moses Payne. He’s a wiry guard prospect that highlighted his ability to create for himself and others while consistently knocking down shots on all levels. Payne is an intelligent player that works extremely hard and pursues rebounds on both ends of the floor. He did great in transition, showing a nice balance between finishing and passing. Next in his development process is working to become a better on-ball defender, as he possesses the necessary tools to do so. Coach Holloway on Payne: “Moses has nice size and a great handle on the ball. He can score at all three levels and is easily the smartest player on the court. Moses has a great stroke from the midrange out to the three-point line. His length at the guard position can frustrate opposing ball-handlers. He is a great kid with a great attitude.” Payne could be a prospect worth keeping an eye on, especially if he continues to improve over the next few years.
#78:6’1 ’21 Zac Dugiud (Charlotte, NC)
Next, we look at a player that did a nice job of focusing on the little things and contributing on both ends of the floor, Zac Dugiud. He’s a guard prospect with nice length and the ability to thrive with or without the ball in his hands. Dugiud moves quite well without the ball and displayed a great motor throughout the day. He’s an effective all-around defender, but has the ability to be even better. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand and ability to score off the dribble, as it would make him a much more dynamic offensive threat. Coach Holloway on Dugiud: “Zac has the potential to be a solid basketball player. He has nice length, which gives him an advantage on both ends of the floor. He needs to work on his ball-handling skills and perimeter jumper. He’s solid around the rim and in transition.” Dugiud enjoyed a solid showing at camp and should continue building on his quality foundation over the coming years.
#87:6’2 ’19 Jacob Miller (Reidsville, NC)
Moving onto a player that simply works harder than everyone else on the court at all times, Jacob Miller. He’s a wing prospect that is ready and willing to sacrifice himself for the betterment of the team, always making the extra pass and actively hunting hustle plays on defense. Miller shoots the ball pretty well from distance and attacks the rim with sheer relentlessness. He outworks opponents for rebounds on both ends of the floor and quickly passes the ball ahead in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him a craftier finisher around the basket. Coach Holloway on Miller: “Jacob is a blue-collar guy that plays hard on every play. He’s very aggressive when attacking the rim. He needs to work on his ball-handling and consistency from beyond the arc, but is the absolute competitor.” Miller will always be a favorite amongst coaches, due to his unbelievable passion and work ethic on the court, and should be poised for a productive senior season.
#113:6’3 ’22 Donovan Atwell (Huntersville, NC)
Continuing onto a player that should be able to grow into a quality two-way prospect, Donovan Atwell. He’s a young, long-bodied forward prospect that was able to make a pretty strong impact on offense. Atwell was a very reliable spot-up option from the perimeter, and shot especially well from beyond the arc. He played with nice energy on defense and utilized his length decently well to disrupt opponents. Next in his development process is working on playing within the team concept and relying on his teammates, as it’ll allow him to score without forcing the action. Coach Holloway on Atwell: “Donovan is still learning his game and has potential to be a knockdown shooter. He has great length, but should continue working on his ball-handling skills. He’s young and will be very good.” Atwell has an obvious amount of long-term potential and should continue working to maximize his abilities.
#123:6’3 ‘19 Marvin Reed Jr. (Durham, NC)
Next, we look at a player that knows how to make a strong impact on both ends of the floor, Marvin Reed Jr. He’s a long, wiry forward prospect with an intriguing skillset and the ability to thrive without the ball in his hands. Reed is a quality midrange shooter and finisher inside the paint, especially on second-chance opportunities. He’s a pretty solid defender, but has the potential to be even better, given his length and ability to move his feet in space. Next in his development process is working to become a more fluid ball-handler, as it would add an entirely new wrinkle to his offensive approach. Coach Holloway on Reed: “Marvin has nice length, which plays a big factor in his play on both sides of the ball. He uses his length well to finish at the rim. He needs to work on his ball-handling and perimeter shooting.” Reed possesses a nice array of tools and could enjoy a productive upcoming season, but should continue refining his overall skillset.
#158:6’6 ’21 Noah Allred (Colfax, NC)
Finishing up, we look at a player that possesses an excellent crossroads between productivity and long-term potential, Noah Allred. He’s a strong forward prospect with impressive versatility on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Allred is capable of scoring efficiently from all three levels while toggling between three positions with relative ease. He’s a walking mismatch, given his ability to handle the ball, create offense for himself and others, and bully opponents with his post game. He rebounds extremely well and pushes the break consistently after securing defensive boards. Next in his development process is continuing to expand his ability to defend the perimeter, as it would make him an especially unique recruit. Coach Holloway on Allred: “Noah has great mobility for a big man. He has great footwork and can stretch out the defense to the three-point line. He has a great outside stroke and can handle the ball quite well for a 6-foot-6 forward. He’s very versatile and can play inside and out. Noah is a respectable young man.” Allred possesses an abundance of useful tools, especially for today’s basketball, and should be one of the top players in Guilford County this season.