After every event at Phenom Hoop Report, it is always fun to listen to what our scouts have to say when comparing players and their skillset.  Of course, we have scouts watching different teams, which only means they have different opinions.

That is why we want to hear the thoughts of our scouts on different topics.

Best Interior Presence from the Phenom G3 Showcase

Jeff Bendel: 6’5 ’21 Treyvon Byrd (NC Ice)

Obviously, Byrd is not a big man, which is why we are emphasizing the “best interior presence” phrase here, as it explains the reasoning for selecting him in this category. He simply applied nonstop pressure as a penetrator and finisher throughout the weekend. Byrd is long and possesses great rebounding instincts, which allows him to bang amongst bigger/stronger opponents with no issue. He doesn’t spend a ton of time within the paint, but he’s downright dominant when he does. Though Byrd is mainly used as a wing player, his ability to protect the rim is as strong as most big men.

Miles Masercola: 6’6 2022 Trey Ramsey (Foothills Legacy 15U)

Ramsey is an unstoppable scorer using his footwork and touch on the block while also showing the ability to be a knockdown 3 point shooter. He moves like a wing but understands his role on this team as a go-to offensive option and a rim protector. He had 26 Points and 13 Rebounds in my only viewing and picked up right where he left off from the QC Showcase. Others Considered: 6’8 2020 Zach Shumate (Carolina Wolves), 6’5 2022 Damien Robinson (Flight 22 Fayetteville)

Jamie Shaw: 6’6″ 2020 Zach Shumate/ Carolina Wolves NC (NC) 17s

Shumate is a brute and a work horse. He takes charges, battles on the boards, dives for the loose ball and overall takes no crap off anyone in the post. However, where his game has really taken major steps is with the ball in his hands. He showcased an array of post moves here, with a go-to and a counter with footwork and ability to use both hands. He also stepped out for pick & pop 3 opportunities. His game has taken huge strides and, as such, college coaches should be licking their chops to get him on campus