Phenom Hoops continues to hit the road for a few media days, allowing us to get a closer glimpse of some intriguing travel ball teams around the area. On Thursday night, we went out to the Concord area to check in on the Charlotte Hoyas, a program that has some good talent to watch.
2022 Marcus Morgan is a very intriguing 6’2 prospect with the pedigree that college coaches like. He brings that point guard mentality that absolutely fills up the stat sheet, whether it is finding his teammates, rebounding, or showing that he can score form multiple levels. It is why his recruitment continues to pick up and offers are coming his way. Smooth, shifty, and smart player on the court.
2022 Karon Boyd is one of the most productive players on this team. Despite his 6’5 frame, this young man screams production and plays any role that is needed for his team to win. Whether he needs to step up and score, get on the boards, defend multiple positions, or just bring that hustle/energy, Boyd is your guy and is one of the best players in doing so. Scholarship-worthy prospect.
2022 CJ Wilson Jr is a leader on the court but an offensive threat with his strong built at a guard. He shows a nice blend of initiating the offense, seeing the floor, and being a playmaker but also being a consistent scorer from all levels and strong in transition. Wilson is only looking to continue what he showed this past season.
One thing to note, coaches would absolutely love the vocal leadership that these three bring to the floor. They work incredibly hard and take no plays off on the court.
2022 Isaiah Williams is one that continues to develop and is now one to really start watching with this program. Brings good size at 6’5 and he shows that he can run the floor, find the open spot on the court and makes himself available for his teammates. He is a tough, smart, and unselfish player that doesn’t need the spotlight to be productive. You can continue to see him developing and getting stronger.
2022 Seth Bradford, 2022 Myles Morgan, 2022 Greg Wegner, and 2022 Dante Takampe are all guards that know and understand their roles on the court. All three brings the ability to knock down shots or bring positive minutes. Bradford is a fundamentally sound guard that plays with an unselfish feel but can step up and make plays for himself. Morgan is a player that brings energy and is vocal leader on the court, as well as knocking down jumpers. Wegner impressed with his ability to knock down shots from the perimeter, giving this program just another shooter along the outside. Lastly, Takampe has solid handles and moves well without the ball; plays really hard on both ends.
Then you have guards like 2022 Cameron Goodwin and 2022 Jayden Smith that all provide depth to this roster that is loaded with multiple guards and can help them get up and down. 2022 Carlton Anthony Jr. brings that wing-type prospect with his long wingspan. Anthony does a nice job in being able to push tempo, get out in transition, and finish around defenders.
The Hoyas also have players that have a nice blend of size and versatility. Boyd is one of the leaders of that group but you have to look at 6’5 Rasheed Baldwin, who shows the ability to handle and knock down shots from the perimeter, while 2022 6’5 Nathaniel Stout is another stretch type forward for the Hoyas that gets to his spots as well.
2021 6’6 Tyler Powell is one of the true centers for this team this season, one that moves well and has a soft touch around the rim, as well as being a factor on the boards.