Phenom Hoops went out Tuesday night to Charlotte Country Day, as they welcomed in Wesleyan Christian.  Getting a chance to check out Wesleyan again after watching them at the Phenom November Classic, but also getting a chance to check out a few new names for CCDS. 

Both offenses struggled to find some rhythm early on, with Wesleyan holding a narrow lead.  Wesleyan started to find more of their offense behind Jefferson McLamb and Kade Darr, eventually securing a 15-point halftime lead. 

Second half, Wesleyan was able to retain their double-digit lead but Charlotte Country Day used a balanced attack, led by Jordan Erwin.  However, Wesleyan was able to secure the win in the end, getting to the free throw line in the fourth and earning the 77-63 victory.

Wesleyan:
Kade Darr: 17 points, 3 steals
Luke Grace: 17 points, 7 rebounds
J3 Swindell: 15 points, 11 rebounds
Jefferson McLamb: 14 points, 6 rebounds

Charlotte Country Day:
Carter Alessi: 11 points
Jordan Erwin: 9 points
Russell Tabor: 7 points
Jimmy Mitchell: 7 points

Standouts:

Wesleyan Christian:

2021 Kade Darr: Darr helped lead the charge offensively, showing his ability to knock down shots from multiple levels.  He is a smooth, fluid scorer who worked well off the dribble.  He made decisive and good decisions, playing with a good IQ.

2024 J3 Swindell: Swindell is a 6’2 prospect that continues to be one to watch.  He did a terrific job in finishing around the rim and getting to the free throw line.  Swindell also got on the boards and gave us a glimpse of his underrated vision up the floor.

2022 Jefferson McLamb: McLamb played strong with the ball in his hands, getting aggressively downhill and penetrating the defense.  He helped initiate the offense and showcased his handles and change of direction. Played strong and went 6-for-6 from the line.

Charlotte Country Day:

2023 Carter Alessi: Quick little guard that played with relentless on the court, provided good energy and motor, and showed that he can be a threat from outside but also be a shifty guard to score inside the arc.

2021 Russell Tabor: Tabor was a competitor on the floor, bringing a lot of energy, attacking his defenders, and battling on the boards.