Phenom Hoops continues their open gym tour, this time getting a treat to check in on Victory Christian, as Coach Dilligard brings in new names along with seniors with experience. There should be a lot of excitement around the program this year and they will have their chance to shine against a national schedule. Check out who we watched in the open gym, as this is going to be a program college coaches will want to get on quickly.
2021 Demar Anderson
– Anderson is one that we firmly believe isn’t going to be a breakout player this year but more of a comeback player. After battling injuries, he fully showed that he is back and ready to show his game once again and coaches need to be aware. He did that multiple times this summer, including when he averaged 30+ over the event early this summer with Phenom Hoops. Now, he is the leader, the go-to player for Victory Christian and they want to have the ball in his hands. Watch out for this young man.
2023 Addison Archer
– Though he was battling a wrist injury that shouldn’t have him out long, Archer was a tremendous addition to this program. The young man is working still with his body, getting stronger to go along with his athleticism and length. Archer brings tremendous bounce, blocking shots but also an agile prospect that can run the floor and attack from multiple levels. He should only flourish more.
2022 Randi Ovalle
– Ovalle is a new name in North Carolina but one that should grab the attention of college coaches QUICK. He already holds an impressive list of offers which include Pacific, GCU, Riverside, Fresno State, Montana State, Washington State, Mississippi State, Illinois, San Diego, and Loyola Marymount. Ovalle is a 6’7 prospect that came from Saint John Bosco in California and plays like a 6’7 guard with his ability to knock down shots. But he is developing his overall feel inside and out, which will only have coaches’ attention even more.
2022 Tajuan Simpkins
– One of the twins, Tajuan is a lefty, quick, athletic guard that plays with more of an aggressive nature on the court. Any time he steps across half court, he is ready to attack and look to score. Simpkins plays well off his brother and could quickly be a name to watch.
2022 Takai Simpkins
– The other twin brother, Takai is more of the facilitator on the court. He is a playmaker, looks to create for himself and others, and gets downhill off the dribble. Even though he operates more as a playmaker for his team, he can use his length to score at the rim as well.
2021 Tyreek Thompson
– Thompson is a senior on this team and one that understands the system for Coach Dilligard. He is extremely bouncy on the court, showcasing his athleticism on the boards and finishing over defenders.
2021 Randall Aguilar
– Aguilar is going to be a key piece for this team in what he brings to the table. Nothing flashy but just that energy and defensive guy, that also loves to attack the rim and finish strong. He plays his role and continues to improve his outside shot. He should play a key role for this team this year as a senior.
2021 Caleb Coleman
– Coleman is a leader for this team and is vocal on the court. He is a quick guard and loves to get after it on the defensive end; really scrappy. When speaking with the staff there as well, Coleman continues to improve his outside jumper as well.
2021 Jonathan McCullum
– Senior guard that helps provide depth and is one that gets to his spots; works really well in catch and shoot situations.