By: Jake Senyo
The #PhenomWNC150 was fantastic. We had the top private school & public school players in WNC competing on stacked teams. Every game was super competitive with talent all over the floor. As soon as one elite player left the floor another would come off the bench. Some of these players came with something to prove while others continued to dominate.
Senyo’s Select 7
6’9 2022 Deante Green (Christ School)
If you didn’t already know by now that he’s one of the best he solidified his spot as the top player in WNC with his performance at the WNC Phenom 150. He has always dominated the paint with his smooth touch around the basket & great footwork. He has added a more physical part to his game. His outside game was on point with a beautiful stroke extending the defense.
5’8 2025 Eli Ellis (Homeschool)
Eli continues to progress into a special player. Playing against older competition didn’t faze this gritty guard. He is absolutely relentless attacking the basket. He’s shifty & strong handling the ball. Once the defender lets off the pressure he will knock a couple outside shots. Defenders were having fits controlling the tempo & pace Eli plays with.
5’10 2021 Drew Redmond (Christ School)
High character would be an understatement. He mentored younger players all day with encouragement and selfless play often passing up opportunities to get other players more involved. I even had parents come up to me and tell me how much they enjoyed having Drew on their sons team. His play was even better scoring at will & locking down his opponent. He’s an intelligent guard with a very high assist-to-turnover ratio.
6’1 2023 Cole Callaway (Pine Lake Prep)
Cole is the type of player any great team needs. He moves with out the ball always ending up in the right spot for scoring opportunities. When he was awarded his opportunities he made them count knocking down perimeter shots. His shot is almost effortless with smooth shooting mechanics, nice rotation and arc on his shot.
6’6 2023 Addison Archer (Chase High School)
As soon as Addison walks in the gym opponents know it’s going to be a hard day getting buckets. His long frame & athletic abilities put him above most players in his age group. He lives to block shots & grabs offensive rebounds. With a nice touch around the rim & good court awareness makes him a perfect teammate. Addison isn’t going anywhere so continue to keep an eye on this high flyer.
6’1 2020 Mitchell Wike (Smokey Mountain HS)
I don’t think I have seen any player get more hustle plays than Mitchell in a Phenom Camp. He was always in the right spot to collect multiple charges in every game. Mitchell was always the first player on the floor to dive for loose balls. He’s a physical guard with a lot of heart willing to do anything to help his team win.
5’6 2024 Asher Brown (Hayesville Middle School)
Asher is a young hard-nosed guard with a downhill approach to his game. He looks to challenge his opponents on both ends of the court. Combined tight handles with a quick first step makes Asher hard to stay in front off. With his strength & ability to finish through contact makes Asher one of the top players, I have seen in his class.