By: Julia Funderburk
Kheni Briggs (6’4, c/o 2022)—Briggs dominated at the Phenom Hoops JMAC Showcase at the beginning of the month and hasn’t stopped rolling since. A force to be reckoned with in the paint, the rising sophomore for the A.L. Brown Wonders scored 16 in his first game of the day against Independence High. His second half sparked a solid run to put the Wonders back on top after being tied 41-41 with less than nine minutes to play. An important part of Briggs’ game is his ability to draw the foul. He frustrates his opponents and forces many turnovers. A.L. Brown, and his AAU team, Team CP3 2022, are lucky to have this talented young man.
Maverick Davis (5’9, c/o 2021)—Maverick Davis of Newton Conover has impressed at camp thus far with his ability to pick the defenses apart, and with his leadership. Just a bit undersized, Davis’ toughness keeps him in games as a fiery competitor. He calls for changes in both the offense and defenses if adjustments are necessary. He can score at the rim and up top with ease, and his feet never stop moving. A particularly good skill of his is following his shot. He has taken advantage of many second chances, scoring 17 against Lincolnton, a 57-36 victory for Newton Conover.
Andrew Shull (6’1, c/o 2020)— This point guard has been a main subject of camp this weekend; he made several standout lists from different analysts all weekend. Though he couldn’t find his shot early on the third day, he settled in nicely in the second half of game two. Earning yet another MVP title (co-MVPs with his teammate Anochili-Killen), Shull scored 17 points against Southwest Guilford High School. He was the spark Chapmanville needed to go on a run, a run that eventually won them the low-scoring game. On the day, he helped Chapmanville recover nicely and win 2 games on their final day in town.
Omarion Bodrick (6’7, c/o 2021)—The Independence High and DTA Elite small forward had himself quite the game against Ricky Council IV (6’4, c/o 2020) and Southern Durham. Bodrick recorded 14 points in the 68-65 victory and showcased his flawless ability to score in the paint, and valuable skill of making quick, on-target passes when his guards need them the most. Bodrick has stepped nicely into a leadership role after Independence lost a strong group of seniors and has worked on being a vocal player that helps direct his teammates.