Phenom Hoops has been able to view the talent at Wesleyan Christian over the years, watching them develop their game and expand their skillset.  But with our latest viewing of the leaders on the team recently at the Phenom November Classic, the two seniors could be going more under the radar than they should with what they provide on the court. 2022 6’5 Jefferson McLamb and 2022 6’9 Luke Grace could be two very intriguing talents that college coaches might want to take a closer look at.

Why?

Well, let us explain with what we have seen early on this season.  Starting with Grace, he has put on some strong performances so far including winning MVP honors at the November Classic. The 6’9 forward can be a tough matchup on the floor.  He showed a tremendous touch and ability to stretch the floor with his perimeter shot, feeling extremely comfortable in stepping out for his shot or excelling in pick and pop situations.  If he can’t find his shot from outside, Grace also showed a good feel down in the post with his back to the basket, using his footwork and skill to score. 

McLamb is the other senior to take a look at. The 6’5 prospect can be effective in an array of ways; he has the size, the skillset, he shows the ability to score in a variety of ways, displays good athleticism with his game, battles on the boards, and is a solid ball-handler on the court.  McLamb’s ability to finish at the rim, get out in transition, play multiple positions, or get to his spots on multiple levels with his shot makes McLamb an intriguing prospect to look at.

Recruitment:

In speaking with McLamb and Grace, it seems that a few college programs have been looking their way but more should be taking a glance at what they provide.

For Grace, he mentioned that he has heard from a few D1 schools and have taken unofficial visits to Richmond and Gardner Webb already.  He also heard from schools like Campbell and Monmouth.  For McLamb, he has heard from both D1’s and D2’s so far; the main D1 schools he has heard from are Campbell, The Citadel, and Colgate while hearing from D2 schools like Mount Olive and Newberry.  He has already taken a visit to Mount Olive.