Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 2
What We’re Looking For (Part 2/5)
Multiple Favorites to Win the State Championship
This is the sixth year of Phenom’s High School Jamboree and the first that has forced a session 2. With 40 teams showing up to participate in Session 1, we will have another 32 teams lined up to participate in Session 2. Greensboro, North Carolina will be rocking on November 10.
Why is this event so popular? It is not only because of the unmatched exposure every team is given (with a scout writing and a live stream blasting EVERY court), it is not only the hype standing room only sidelines, nor is it not only the baselines filled with coaches it is also the incredible competition provided.
Session 2 will have three (3) teams who should considered as pre-season favorites to win State Championships this 2018-19 season. Let’s go through each program.
The 3A west holds two teams who should be considered among the state’s best. Consequentially, these two teams have each won a state title within the last two season. Cox Mill High School out of Concord are the 2-time defending 3A state champions. Southwest Guilford High School of High Point won the 4A state championship a year ago (they are now spending their second season as a 3A program).
For Southwest Guilford, back are the twins. The two best defenders in this region and champions in every setting they have played, UNC-Greensboro commits Keyshaun and Kobe Langley are used to setting the tone. They press full court and the two of them bring a dimension no other team has on the defensive end of the floor. Add in explosive senior wings, 6’4” Christian Martin, 6’4” Joe’l Pettiford and 6’6” Jayden Turner and you have a group of players who are incredibly quick twitch and high flying. Head Coach Guy Shavers continues with this group playing hard and his guys haven’t missed a beat.
Also in the 3A West is Cox Mill High School who carries the number 1 player in North Carolina’s 2019 class, in Top 25 ranked 5-star Wendell Moore, who is a commitment to Duke. Moore is the ultimate teammate, one who makes everyone on the floor around him better. He has been a start for Team USA for the past couple of years. Add in returning starter 6’6” Caleb Stone Carrawell and you have a ton of offensive fire power. Stone-Carrawell is a Charlotte commitment and can flat light up the score board from all levels.
As you can see both of these teams are in the 3A west, so unfortunately they are not able to both play in the state title game. However, rest assured the 3A west championship game will be one for the ages.
Also in this event is 2A Farmville Central, out of Farmville, North Carolina. Like Southwest, Farmville Central won the state championship a year ago. After that season, they lost everyone however reloaded to finish 22-4 last season. This year, Farmville Central returns their starting backcourt and leading scorers of 6’1” junior Justin Wright (21.5 points per game) and 6’3” sophomore Terquavion Smith (21.6 points per game).
Added to this team are 6’1” junior Semage Teel who averaged 15.6 points and 3.6 assists per game and explosive 6’6” senior Dyquavis Wilkins who averaged 15.6 points and 8.3 boards per game. Just when you think the roster is stacked, you also note they brought in 6’7” sophomore Leonte Moye who averaged 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game last season. This starting five should rival many in the state. Head Coach Larry Williford has been there before and he has the talent to be able to take his team there.
Watch closely, this will be the first viewing of these teams during this season. They will all, without question, be up-tempo, explosive and very exciting.
This event IS open to the Public … Saturday, November 10 in Greensboro … CLICK HERE for the schedule