This past weekend, Phenom Hoops got back into the swing of things with our annual Prep Showcase and Winter Nationals. Although there was a ton of talent on the Prep side, the blossoming middle-school prospects were arguably more exciting. Plenty of standouts emerged from each age group, and this article will take a closer look at some notable performers from the Class of 2030…

Jason Moore (SW15H Elite)

Quite possibly the most impressive performer in the Class of 2030, Moore already possesses an extremely smooth, polished identity. He’s smart, crafty, and scores the ball in an effortless manner from anywhere on the floor. Moore legitimately scores the ball from all levels, yet is arguably at his best from beyond the arc. He has no issue creating for himself or others off the bounce. Moore also displays solid rebounding ability. Given his offensive prowess, expect him to emerge as a name worth noting.

MJ Thomas (Team Loaded)

It was easy to be impressed with several guys on this Loaded squad, and Thomas consistently proved to be too much for opponents. He dominated the paint through his strength, motor, and physical presence on both ends of the floor. Thomas rebounded seemingly everything in his area and capitalized on second-chance opportunities with regularity. He displayed quality defensive instincts and touch as a finisher. Thomas also played up and produced very well. He has the tools to trend upward going forward.

Sonny Watkins (SW15H Elite)

Rounding out this group, Watkins is the son of former NC State player and current coach, Levi Watkins, so it’s already pretty easy to see the long-term upside. Watkins is already much bigger and taller than the vast majority of his peer. He possesses great length and mobility for his size. Watkins is already comfortable at rebounding, blocking shots, and finishing around the basket. His feel and skillset will continue to develop in time, but the tools of an appealing young player are clearly in place.