By: Cooper Hart
On Wednesday night, Phenom Hoops made it out to Jordan HS to check out Durham’s premier program. After losing six of their top nine, Coach Ross will rely on a young group of relatively unknown and unheralded pieces to continue their winning tradition.
’24 Christian Moses
Moses was the lone senior in attendance and should provide valuable minutes in their deep guard rotation. He displayed a well-rounded skillset, shooting the ball well, getting downhill consistently, and being generally active defensively. He looked comfortable operating on and off the ball, providing a reliable presence at each guard spot.
’25 DJ Ross
Ross is the clear leader for this group, and it showed in every aspect of the workout. While their 2025 class was charged with leading the workout, Ross’ voice stood out as the main one directing his peers. His unique ability to create passing lanes out of thin air was on full display, as was his elite change of speeds, lateral quickness, and body control. He’s an elite shooter, finisher, and shotmaker who compliments his pass-first playstyle very well.
’25 Zion Wells
Wells is back at Jordan after spending last season in Kentucky. He’s a long and wiry guard/wing that will bring great versatility to this roster. He was very comfortable operating as a complimentary piece to any of the guards, able to work well both creating for himself and attacking closeouts. He shoots it at a high clip off the catch, move, or dribble. He’s a quietly dominant defender who is constantly involved on and off the ball.
’25 Drew Johnson
Johnson continued to cement his reputation as one of the most reliable guards in his class. He’s incredibly consistent in his ability to generate paint touches, making the correct decision seemingly every time. He was a great finisher at the rim, especially off two feet, using touch and body control to contort and finish around and through contact. He’s a very sturdy defender whose focus on pressure and containment limits mistakes and makes opponents consistently uncomfortable.
’25 Bryce Hill
Hill was quietly impressive all night, playing with a low-maintenance approach and constantly making small, winning plays. He has a tight handle that he uses to get to the rim consistently. He finishes well around the basket, is a reliable shooter, and can produce at either guard spot. He shined defensively, stifling the point-of-attack with relative ease.
’25 Peter Bryan
Bryan was a surprisingly productive piece throughout the night. He’s a legitimate 6’5” with a solid frame and a good motor that makes him difficult for opponents to deal with on both sides of the floor. He sets good screens, walls up well defensively, and has solid touch around the basket. His size and strength is going to be important for Jordan to achieve the heights that they want and so far it’s looking promising that he can fill that role.
’27 Julian Lowe
Lowe may be the most enticing prospect on this list as he’s a 6’3”-6”4” freshman who shoots it at a high clip and has seen a serious jump in athleticism since the summer. His calling card this season will be his shooting ability as he’s an elite shooter off the catch, move, and dribble. He was consistently finishing at and above the rim with some real flashes of vertical pop. Despite being the youngest one in attendance, he was one of the most physically imposing and should make an immediate impact in a variety of ways this season.
Other Names to Know
’26 Tyler Jones
’26 David Godrich
’27 Finn Collini
’27 Elijah Pollard
’27 Kelcy Barber