What an incredible day it was. the 7th Annual Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 had a gym filled with talent. The competitive nature was off the charts as the teams and fans alike showed out. There were also some excellent performances which took place as well, guys we knew who was good, but also guys who took this stage and showed out.
Here is a look at the players in the 2020 class who showed out …
6’9″ 2020 Garrett Hien (Furman)
Concord First Assembly – Concord, NC
Hien is already committed, but gracious is he underrated among the rankings (yes even our own) within the state. The 6’9″ player is a typical modern-day forward in the mold and archetype of a Dylan Windler or Kevin Huerter. Hien had it on full display here as he knocked down the 3 ball, created off the bounce, finished well above the rim and showcased excellent vision. Huge upside here, for this already polished player, look for a HUGE year forthcoming as he is the best player on what is starting the season as one of the five best teams in North Carolina.
6’10” 2020 Aymeric Toussaint
Freedom Christian – Fayetteville, NC
Perhaps no other player in this field had as many coaches searching through their booklets looking for a name than Toussaint. What is there not to like about an athletic and rangy 6’10” prospect who can run, handle, shoot and finish with his elbows at the rim. This is Toussaint’s third year at Freedom, his first under new coach Brandon Clifford. Something has clicked with Toussaint, he is playing with a purpose, with toughness and making plays that bring the crowd to their feet. It could be a huge season here.
6’4″ 2020 Taj Anderson
Quality Education Academy – Winston Salem, NC
Anderson is a big-bodied guard, who is playing his first time in North Carolina here. He has a great frame, showcasing the ability to shoot, handle and pass. He is athletic but he also showcased court vision. He comes to North Carolina with a McNeese State offer, but that list should continue to grow for Kenny Anderson’s nephew.
6’4″ 2020 Kalib Mathews (Queens)
Henderson Collegiate – Henderson, NC
Matthews can flat out score the ball. At every level, he has deep range, nice dribble pull up and can finish high above the rim. On a team that will push the pace and win a lot of games, Matthews has a chance to be one of the top scorers in the state. Queens, who has built a reputation as great evaluators, beat only Lander for his services. At this event, every school in attendance asked about Matthews (even those who watched him over the summer and passed). Well, schools really missed the boat here, and at the end of the day, he may still be under-ranked in our rankings.
6’6″ 2020 Kahari Rogers
Liberty Heights – Charlotte, NC
Rogers walks onto the floor and looks the part, with a great basketball frame. The explosive and lengthy wing is a shot-maker, and he showcased this during the day. Rogers has a pure looking jump shot, with deep range both off the bounce or the catch. He shot the ball at a high clip and also showcased the ability to move well off the ball. Very interesting day for him, as he had most mid to high major programs in attendance watching.
6’9″ 2020 Justice Ajogbor (Harvard)
Christ School – Arden, NC
I went back and forth on this one to add him or not, but right now, Ajogbor has been off the court for much of the last year and half due to injuries. He made a bit of a splash this Fall as he committed to Harvard, which has not been traditionally a hotbed for former 4-star talents. Ajogbor should find his way back to top 100 status as he showcased not only the ability to rebound and protect the rim, but also finish with both hands around the basket. He emphatically made his presence felt.