The final #PhenomSummerJam of the summer is over at Ben L Smith all day today and this group might feature the most top to bottom talent of any team camp we’ve had in the past week. Multiple high major prospects are in the gym today dueling it out with their high school squads before they had back to their respective AAU teams in the July Live Period. Let’s take a look at some of the top prospects from the early slate of games.
6’7 2020 Nick McMullen: Ben L Smith High School
McMullen is often overlooked playing with a kid like Silas Mason who already holds offers from major programs like Texas and Florida, but McMullen is absolutely no slouch by any stretch of the word and he continues to show what he’s capable of through all three Phenom Summer Jam sessions. At 6’7 he is capable of switching out and guarding multiple positions at all three levels to go with great explosiveness on the block. Mason and McMullen will be one of the more fun duo’s in North Carolina this year, expect them both to make a ton of noise in July as well.
6’7 2020 Silas Mason: Ben L Smith High School
Mason is a bonafide high major prospect and that brings a level of expectation every time he steps on the court. In my opinion, he had one of his most impressive performances from all three Phenom Summer Jam Sessions due to the fact that he didn’t try to do too much and portrayed excellent leadership qualities on the court. His talent is without question, he has the potential to be one of those position-less freaks at the next level. He can initiate offense, create for himself and others, while guarding the 1-5 at the other end. Mason is a walking poster dunk waiting to happen, his unmatched explosiveness combined with that versatility make for a can’t miss prospect, and if he becomes a knockdown shooter… look out.
6’4 2020 Daniel Ransom: Vance High School
Ransom is a major piece to the Vance puzzle in the way he provides versatility and athleticism at both ends of the court. He made multiple impact plays throughout the game, turning defense into offense leading to easy fast break buckets and going up for a big momentum swinging flush on the break. He also exploded in the 2nd half with 4 3s and finished the game with 20 Points and at least 7 boards. Scholarship coaches definitely need to check Ransom out in the live period and next season with what should be a really fun Vance squad.
6’6 2019 Cam Caraway: Bishop McGuinness High School
Caraway was extremely effective for McGuinness on both ends of the court with his well rounded offensive skillset and high effort level on the defensive end. What impresses me the most about Caraway is his ability to shoot off the catch and dribble at 6’6, the balance and coordination from a kid his size is uncommon. He does a great job working within the offense to find looks and if Bishop can base their offense around a Ledbetter-Caraway pick and roll/pop they will have a ton of success at the 1A level. The dynamic duo combined for 25 points in a tough loss to Vance.
6’3 2020 Keishon Porter: Southwest Edgecombe High School
Porter came out with a point to prove today with his sheer explosiveness and energy on every square inch of the court. He does a little bit of everything out there, protecting the rim, picking off errant passes, fast-break jams, knocking down jumpers, and just being a general spark plug for his squad. Porter has an excellent first step, capable of blowing by some of the quickest defenders on the court with relative ease. Expect Porter to skyrocket through the 2020 rankings over the course of the summer leading into the high school season.