Phenom Hoop Report headed back to a familiar place over the years, as Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina held their first of three North Carolina Junior Phenom camps. Not only does it provide a fantastic chance for young, rising prospects to learn the game but it also gives us an early preview of the talent coming up in the years to come.
Check out a few names that impressed at the camp.
2024 Kaedon Porter (Red Springs Middle)
Porter has that natural feel on the court, playing incredibly smooth, reading what defenders give him, and using his length to his advantage. He has a great feel to his game and is terrific with the ball in his hands.
2026 Cameron Newman (Piedmont MS)
Newman was in attack mode early on at the camp, creating turnovers and pushing the ball in transition. Getting north and south consistently at the camp, getting to the rim and scoring multiple ways. Also liked his vision in the open floor.
2025 Chris Ray (Overhills MS)
Ray competed today at the Junior Phenom Camp in Greensboro. He may not be the most athletic but there aren’t too many players that were going to outwork him, especially down low in the paint. He was able to create extra opportunities multiple times for his team.
2024 Quay Watson (Francis Bradley MS)
Watson grabbed our attention immediately with his ability to score the ball in an array of ways. Time and time again, Watson displayed a smooth crossover as well as knocking down multiple shots on the floor.
2024 Tyree White (Sun Valley Middle)
Loved the playmaking and decision-making White displayed on the floor. He plays with great energy, is a great two-way player, and finishes really strong around the rim. What was underrated with his game is his vision, setting up his teammates for easy buckets.
2024 Kaden Hammond (Broadview Middle)
To go along with his 6’4 frame, Hammond also displays tremendous strength and skill set. He runs the floor well, plays hard on both ends, uses his hands well as well as his football-like size to really battle in the paint. A real difference-maker today at the camp.