What a great day of basketball. Although this was Phenom Hoops’ 15th year running its Junior Phenom and Phenom 150 Exposure Camps, this was our first venture to run the region’s most respected camps of its kind in South Carolina. We have always said it, South Carolina is so much more than a football state. When good basketball is around, the state will show out for it. The state, and surrounding areas certainly showed out for these camps.
Both camps sold out and Lexington High School had a gym filled with talent. In this section we are going to break down standouts from each class in South Carolina’s Phenom 150 exposure camp.
6’7” Nate Dunlop
Augusta Christian (GA)
Everything about what Dunlop did on the day was spectacular. So spectacular in fact, he walked away with the camp’s MVP award. We have seen Dunlop many times prior, able to drop 40+ in high school with deep range and a quick release. This event, he show cased multiple new facets to his game. Of course, the deep range was there, as he averaged 4 3s made per game. Dunlop also showed explosion with multiple dunks in traffic, the ability to get to the basket off the bounce and the ability to score in the mid post and low post. Dunlop carries a Navy offer, on this trajectory, more should come.
6’8” Jake Krawczyk
Nation Ford (SC)
Krawczyk plays at talent rich, Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Not only is the school known for talent, but they are known for size. Krawczyk showed up at South Carolina’s Phenom 150 camp and did some great things as a big. He knocked down the 15 to 18 foot jump shot consistently. He showed great hands, set great screens and rebounded his area strongly going up with two hands each time. Krawczyk is someone colleges should be looking at, he does a lot of things you want a player with good size to do.
6’4” Javon Outlaw
Wayne Country Day (NC)
Outlaw has become a regular over the last couple of years at Phenom Hoops’ events. Each time he shows up, he shows something new to his game. During South Carolina’s Phenom 150 Outlaw came out with something to prove, he played with a chip on his shoulder. Outlaw showcased an ability to get downhill off the bounce and he defended well on the wing. Outlaw is a scholarship level college player and one coaches should be looking closely at.
6’5” Jasaun Pryor
Pinewood Prep (SC)
This was quite the interesting day for Pryor, although this was not his first Phenom Hoops event, it was the first time we really sat down and focused on him. Pryor walked into camp with an athletic and lengthy frame. During the game he attacked from all over the floor. He finished well around the basket, was able to get to his spots off the bounce and showed touch from 18 feet extended. Pryor is another college level player, and one that coaches should get by and see this fall.
6’5” Ray O’Neal
Immediately O’Neal came out and made his presence felt in the station work. For his showing, he was awarded the camps Mr. Station award. O’Neal is an explosive wing who has strength as well as the ability to shoot the ball out to range. O’Neal plays with a toughness as well as a confidence. He wants to guard the oppositions best player, he wants to attack the rim and dunk everything. As the game continues to slow down for him O’Neal should continue to improve and continue make his mark on the game. This will be a big year for O’Neal, and one that could net him as a college basketball player.