There was a lot of talent at the Tennessee Phenom 150 in Kingsport but the intrigue surrounding some of the big’s at the event couldn’t be denied. Length, skill, shot-blocking, and versatility could all describe these prospects below.
Some should have big-time programs coming after them soon, while others may be a work in progress but should have coaches tracking their progress down the line.
2022 7’3 Bol Kuir
Kuir attracted our eyes immediately for obvious reasons with his 7’3 frame but we all were anxious to see what he could do on the court. Kuir still has a way to go but you certainly see the flashes possesses. He was able to display very good hands, soft touch around the rim on offense, and a rim protector on the other end of the court. Kuir was active all day and simply has ridiculous length, covering so much ground.
2022 6’10 Gabriel Beny-Till
Beny-Till is another big with incredible length but was way more effective on the defensive end than on offense. He was much more effective defensively with his incredible wingspan and length, forcing defenders to think twice or getting a shot block. He also was competitive on the boards, snatching boards left and right at times. Offensively, Beny-Till has room to grow in several areas but if he continues to work, he will be intriguing to watch down the road.
2023 6’6 DeBada Tshiebwe
The younger brother of Oscar Tshiebwe, who was a McDonald’s All-American this past year. Now, it is his brother’s time to start making a name for himself. Tshiebwe sports incredible physic already at such a young age and carries some of the same intangibles Oscar showed. It will be interesting to see his growth though. He has great hands, rebounds at a high right, and really was effective all around the rim on both sides of the floor. He also displayed a nice mid-range shot. If he continues to grow, his level should hit another level as far as recruitment but he certainly pegged himself as a must-watch down the road.
2022 6’9 Deante Green
Green had a tremendous camp at the Phenom WNC 150 and continued to show much of the same in Tennessee. Standing at 6’9, Green’s ability to stretch the floor, put the ball on the deck, and knock down open shots from all three levels is highly intriguing. You can tell he is continuing to work on developing and showing off his entire game and high-major programs should be getting to know him a lot very soon.
2020 6’8 Cameron Stitt
Stitt took home MVP honors at the camp and when you watched him, it was tough to find reasons why he shouldn’t earn the award. He has incredible size and length, sometimes looking bigger than listed. But his ability to knock down threes from all over was next level, hitting 11 3-pointers at the camp. Stitt was all over the court and shot the ball with ease all day long, as well as creating turnovers and throwing down athletic dunks as well. He showcased why schools are really taking a hard look at him, as he continues to fill out and hit his stride.