The talent level at the Phenom Hoops’ high school Jamboree was outstanding.  A ton of known, high-level talent was on display, of all ages.  It was great to see everyone back in action but at times, it provides an opportunity for a player that has gone under the radar to pop out and catch some eyes.

That is what 2022 6’7 Charles McClennahan Jr. did at the event in Greensboro.  As a prospect with size, strength, and mobility, McCLennahan is a blue-collar type prospect that scored in an array of ways.  At the event, he caught the eyes of his ability to defend and hit open jumpers, on his way to double-figure points. 

“I’m a very versatile player,” McClennahan said when asked how he would describe his game.  “I’m a strong physical forward.  I can handle it, shoot it, and finish around the rim.  I also do things such as rebounding and playing good defense.”

In his first season at Calvary Day, he should be a big piece to the puzzle this season.  Last year at Reagan, he averaged four or five points but he has a chance to start making a name for himself in the state of North Carolina, as the sophomore has been putting in the work.

“(I’ve) just kept on getting in the gym and the weight room, as well as playing pick-up,” he told Phenom Hoops. 

His improvement is noticeable and college coaches could be coming his way sooner rather than later.  McClennahan mentioned that Gardner-Webb has expressed interest early on, saying that they will be watching him this season and this upcoming season.  But if he continues to showcase and develop his game, working hard in the gym, more could be coming. 

Just make sure you start looking for McClennahan’s name more often, as he could be one of the rise.