Phenom Hoops Report will be previewing all 32 teams that will be part of the High School Jamboree, as we are excited to kick of the new year of high school basketball around North Carolina.

Take a look at each team below to get a better sense of who to watch and what to look for with each team.

Northwest Guilford Vikings

Last Year: 23-4 Overall (8-2 Conference)

Coach: Lee Reavis

 

Players:

  • Jalen Gore: Talented guard impressed us all of last year and according to his coach, has strong leadership skills and is one of the better on ball defenders. Gore has been in the rotation at Northwest since a freshman and really has developed into a special player. He led the team last year in scoring as a junior with over 14 points per game. Heading into his senior year, this could be a special one and they will certainly be looking at him as a leader.
  • Jalen Spicer: Was the third leading scorer for Northwest and a talented prospect that already holds offers from UNC-Greensboro and Florida International. Just read what our Phenom Hoops Analyst Mark Bialkoski said about the talented guard earlier this year:

Jalen has bought into the importance of the weight room as he as added lean muscle that allows him to absorb more contact in the paint then in years past. He has a quick first step with the ball and is able to manufacture offense both in transition and in the half-court. His low center of gravity off of ball screens and change of speeds makes him a threat turning the corner every time. Jalen possess a little salsa in his game, where he is able to manipulate the help defender once his gets into the paint reading and reacting to the defense by controlling the ball and finding the open man. Proficient at breaking his defender down Jalen is able to get to any spot the court that is directed under Coach Revis's offensive system. To continue Jalen's improvement he will need to be more efficient in the mid-range in ball screen situations with his jump shot. With his lack of height and his quick tempo with the ball, the bigs will gap him by giving him space and protecting the rim. The mid-range jump shot will keep the bigs honest.

  • Tre Turner: Talented young man as a freshman, averaging 10.5 points per game and grabbing 5.1 rebounds as well. Turner great footwork and plays extremely hard when he is on the floor. An athletic guard, Turner really could take the next step in his high school and could be another big standout for Northwest this year.
  • Reggie Davis: Coach Reavis told Phenom Hoops that Davis is continuing to work on his perimeter skill and improving every day. He can consistently knock down his jump shot now and still can dominate around the basket with his athleticism. He is a super high flyer and good rebounder.
  • David Funderberg: Spoke to Coach Reavis about this young man and he seems really excited to have this 6'7 athletic forward playing for Northwest this year. Coach says that he has great touch from 15 feet out and his footwork around the basket is excellent. Definitely one to watch
  • Thomas Hennigan: 6'3 wing player that is a Division I football player that will bring energy every day. He is a good defender and rebounds the ball well. He holds football offers from Elon and Wake Forest, while Virginia Tech is showing interest.
  • Riley Edwards: 6'2 shooting guard that can flat fill it up according to Coach Reavis. He has excellent range and understands how to use screens very well.