2024 Xavier Johnson (Fayetteville Academy): Johnson came out strong to start his weekend at the Phenom Team Camp, using his 6’5 frame well, being active on the floor, creating second-chance opportunities for his team, attacking the glass, and getting downhill to make plays. Loved the energy and motor that he set for his team.
2023 Will Gray (East Forsyth): Gray continues to be a staple here in North Carolina and one that should be getting more looks; his time will come. What isn’t there to like about his game, as he can impact the game defensively, plays with a strong motor, gets into the paint and can be physical, and has a strong feel for the game. Gray continues to impress.
2026 Kendre Harrison (Reidsville): Harrison, along with 2026 Dionte Neal, is going to be a tandem to watch but the young 6’6 big man is one I’m going to have my eyes on. Really love his feel and how well he finishes around the basket. Also displays good footwork and the ability to finish strong in the paint. He has a bright future as he continues to develop.
2023 Tyson Barrett (Quality Education): Barrett is a name to start getting familiar with and certainly had the eyes of college coaches early on. At 6’8, Barrett was effective in a variety of ways on the floor, whether it was his explosiveness at the rim, his ability to knock down shots, or his activity on the defensive end or on the boards. Strong showing to open up the summer with QEA and a name to start watching more.
2024 Langston Boyd (Mallard Creek): Boyd was dominant and never really let up on Day 1 at the Phenom Team Camp. He scored in a variety of ways but did most of his damage showing an improved mid-range jumper but also getting downhill and finishing strong or getting out in transition. He was a big-time offensive threat and filled it up each time he stepped on the court.
2024 Jaylen Cross (NW Guilford): We at Phenom Hoops have been on Cross for quite some time now and he continues to show his overall impact on the floor. One of those guys that just does it all and helps his team make winning plays, Cross really shows a terrific overall feel. He can create and get his shot from an array of levels but also be a playmaker on the floor.
2024 Richard Goods (Dudley): Goods continues to be a player that I think should be earning more attention. Good size forward that has only continued to grow and develop as a player, while expanding more of his game. His ability to be a threat from outside from three, his strength down low in the post, and his activity level on the boards and in altering shots is something several programs could use at the next level.
2023 Mekhi Grant (Juice Prep): It was good to see another viewing of the forward and he continues to show how explosive he can be on the floor. Grant is such a strong, athletic prospect that looks to rip the rim off each time he gets to the basket but also gave us more of a glimpse that when teams play off of him, he can make them pay. Also continues to work on his handles.