6’7 2019 Revv Tholel: Team Loaded 704
Tholel did a really nice job impacting the games at both ends of the floor with his size, mobility, timing at the rim on the defensive end, and touch around the rim on the offensive end. He’s a kid that should garner attention from D1s and D2s alike in need of a smooth front court piece that plays a productive brand of basketball.
6’3 2020 Devante Patterson: SCBA 17U
Patterson is a pure scoring guard that is best utilized in a free and open offense where ehe has room to attack and create for himself. His mid-range pull up is his go to shot and he possesses the ability to get it off at just about any time/place on the court. He’s more of a 2-guard, but has shown the ability to run a team in spots, but with all of that being said he’s a bonafide next level talent and is fighting for scholarships this weekend.
5’10 2020 Keith Miller: Rock Nation Impact
Hard nosed backcourt piece that does the dirty work needed to help teams win close games. Will garner attention from coaches due to the heart and passion he plays with. As he continues to refine his skillset he has a chance to become a next level player.
5’8 2021 Kadyn Dawkins: Team Cobras 2021
The Phenom Hoops Staff has written at length about Dawkins with his ability to score the ball anywhere on the court and run his team with a high level of poise and maturity. He’s outstanding in the pick and roll, making the right decision 99% of the time, and often using his shooting ability to put the pressure on the defense. Despite being undersized he finds a way to impact the game at the defensive end, using his quickness and timing to create turnovers there. All in all Dawkins should become a bonafide scholarship level kid in the near future, he’s continued to impress throughout the first portion of travel ball.
6’3 2020 Quame McClendon: PSB Elite Brim
McClendon was a scoring machine, dropping 30 points in this one, and was his teams most consistent offensive presence throughout the entirety of the game. He kept them within striking distance early on, and then exploded right out of the halftime break to put his squad in control. He scored it from everywhere on the court, knocking down four 3 pointers and countless coast to coast buckets, including a few AND1’s through contact. He should garner the attention from coaches throughout the rest of the weekend after a performance like that.
6’4 2021 Daniel Fulp: Team Winston 2021
Fulp did a nice job in this one impacting the game with the work he put in on the offensive glass. He plays a productive brand of basketball that consistently has him in double double territory. He does a great job making plays near the cup, making great reads and kicking it out to shooters or going up strong and finishing with purpose.
6’2 2020 James Martin: Upward Stars Upstate Red
Martin showed the ability to have a positive impact for his team in multiple ways, but the aspect of his game that stood out the most was his ability to shoot the ball from the mid-range and out to the 3 point line. He showcased excellent touch from deep range, while also getting his hands a little dirty on the defensive end of the court, guarding bigger plays and holding his own doing so. Expect Martin to catch the eyes of some D3 coaches this weekend with his skillset and work ethic on the court.
6’6 2020 Jamal Mull: Clarksville Snipers Gold
Mull was one of the more impressive bigs on display for night one of Phenom Challenge Live showcasing shooting touch out the 3 point line, an excellent motor on the glass at both ends of the court, and a willingness to set hard screens, leading to a lot of pick and pop looks. Expect Mull to catch the eyes of coaches, especially if he can continue to get his body in peak performance condition. A really skilled strong bodied big man.
6’8 2019 Devin Collins: Team Renegades
Collins has shown the ability to play on the post or float on the perimeter and drill shots with his in the gym range. He seemingly never forces the issue, constantly playing within himself leading to really efficient basketball. He does a good job on the glass and protecting the rim at the defensive end, and is still nowhere near a finished product. As he continues to add weight and improve his athleticism, there’s no reason to believe a year or two from now that Collins can’t contribute at the Division One level, expect coaches to catch that drift throughout the rest of the weekend.
6’6 2021 Treyvon Byrd: NC Ice 2021
We’ve written extensively on Treyvon Byrd dating back to last spring/summer and he is really starting to turn a corner in his development in a major fashion. He attacks the rim with a level of viciousness that’s difficult ignore, his ability to finish over defenders makes your jaw drop multiple times per game, and has shown a ton of improvement in the IQ department of his game. While he still has a ways to go in understanding how to best utilize his abilities, he has shown tremendous growth and if he continues at a rate even near to what we’ve seen in the last 12 months he has a chance to be incredibly special. He hit 4 3s in the contest tonight showing he can be a consistent threat from the perimeter as well.
6’2 2021 Callahan Reed: Carolina Riptide
Reed was on fire from the three point line in this one, particularly in the 2nd half where he willed his team back after being down by 20 to the NC Ice, eventually falling short in a close loss. We know Reed as a pure floor general and he showed his ability to run the team, but flat out stood out above the bunch with the way he lit it up from deep.
6’2 2019 Devin Dean: Palmetto Elite
Dean showcased an ability to attack off the dribble and put the ball in the basket in an efficient way, creating offense for himself and others. He scored it from all three levels and showed the capability of playing either guard spot, it’s hard to believe that he won’t get some more next level opportunities through the weekend.
6’1 2020 Tauris Watson: Upward Stars Pee Dee
Watson did a great job in this one showcasing his ability to score the ball at a high rate and use his explosiveness when attacking in transition. He created multiple highlight moments and should have a camera on him throughout the rest of the weekend. Expect Watson to compete heavily for scholarships throughout the rest of the weekend.