Camp season is upon us at Phenom Hoops, as it gives us a chance to watch a blend of experienced players, young players, and ones that are simply new names to Phenom Hoops. It also provides these players a chance to start their story with us and play against some great competition. Session I on Saturday in Greensboro brought us some intriguing names to watch, players that grabbed our attention with their play.
Here are a few forwards and bigs to watch for down the road.
2023 6’9 Samuel Martin (Apex): Martin is a growing and developing big that you will start hearing more about down the road. Already bringing tremendous size at 6’9, he really controlled the glass and has the ability to protect the paint, altering several shots. Offensively though, he has terrific touch with soft and active hands. You add that to his mobility and his upside, Martin is going to be a name you hear quite often in North Carolina as he continues to develop.
2022 6’5 Marvin Hires (Dreher): Hires is a name we have had and seen before at our camps and we know that he also produces on the football field. You can see that he uses both sports to help him in the other. Hires has a terrific physical frame but also has tremendous mobility that allows him to operate in several areas. He has a solid skillset, showcases good handles for his size, and embraces contact well around the post.
2023 6’6 Lamonte Cousar (Scotland HS): Another dude that you see producing at the high school level and continuing to carry it over this offseason. Cousar averaged nearly 15 points and 10 rebounds per game for Scotland this past season and he showed that he is going to be a name to remember in the 2023 class. At 6’6, he has the frame to compete and battle down low in the post, get all over the boards, but also showed a ton of confidence in stepping out and knocking down jumpers, something he showed consistently at the camp.
2021 6’7 Marshall Klug (SE Guilford): Klug is an unsigned senior that opened a few eyes with his skillset, versatility on the floor. At 6’7, he showed that he can be creative off the dribble, battle down low and on the boards, but also extremely comfortable in scoring from outside with a smooth jumper. Klug is an unsigned senior that can help a team at the next level late in the recruiting period. He has really grown into a different player from when we saw him over a year ago.