The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic.
Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a great cause!
With that being said, the talent level this weekend is off the charts. Some of the region’s best teams will be gathering to compete. Not only compete, but they will be receiving some of the best exposure around with college coaches, national media, videographers and fans lined up for their chance to watch some of the nation’s best.
Phenom’s Stay Positive is a must watch event, but this is a two-part guide for what you should watch for, some of the storylines that will bring some interest …
The Rise of Jajuan Carr
If you have seen him, you already know. However, playing in Burgaw, North Carolina, not many have seen him yet. However, that does not mean the likes of Houston and East Carolina haven’t been in to see him and the likes of Iowa State, Kansas State and Middle Tennessee haven’t started calling on him.
Yes, Carr has the look of a high major point guard and he is right on the verge of a breakout. After his performance at last week’s Phenom Opening, the aforementioned Iowa State, Kansas State and Middle Tennessee all called. And rightfully so, Carr has the complete package as a point guard.
He carries a sturdy frame and great explosion. What really stands out about his game is his vision and the pace in which he plays. He touches the paint at will and he sees the floor at a high level. Carr is a good defender and a good jump shooter with consistent 3-point range.
You read correctly, not many flaws.
The High Point Central Duo is About to EXPLODE
The last time we saw 6’4” unsigned senior Dhieu Deing and 6’10” junior Kuluel Mading play we watched them knock off Northwest Guilford as Dieng went for 30 and Mading had a double/double with 5 blocks.
It is only a matter of the time for the two, they both have so much to like in their games. Mading is a rim running big, who has excellent length, runs the floor like a deer and tries to block/dunk everything. Dieng is a blur with the ball in his hands. The lengthy guard gets downhill quickly but can also shoot it.
Although these two will be playing for different teams in this event, Mading is with New Light Disciples and Dieng with Team Phoenix, the two will be certain to make waves.
Be sure you catch these two playing against one another at 1:40 PM on Saturday on Court 2 at Proehlific Park …
These two both should have a host of D1 coaches watching them during the April Live Period!