Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will continue with the stock risers for the class of 2022.
2022 Shane Peterson (Burlington School)
Peterson was simply spectacular with his play at Forsyth. With a team loaded with known names and big-time talent, Peterson at times gets overlooked but that SHOULD NOT be the case because time after time, he steps up in big moments when needed. During Session 2, especially on Day 2 as well, he stepped up with his leadership, his ability to lead or initiate the offense, or get to his open spots to knock down shots especially from three. He had performances of 16, 14, 25, and 12, two of which were leading numbers for his team.
2022 Luke Krawczyk (Carmel Christian)
Krawczyk is one to really keep an eye on more and should get more recognition for what he provides on the court for his team. Standing at 6’9, Krawcyzk brings an incredible inside and out presence on the court. With no issues at all, he looks comfortable in stepping out with his mid-range shot all the way out to the three-point line, but also is really agile around the post with nice touch and is active on the boards. He holds a few offers already but more should be looking his way.
2022 Ifeanyi Ufochukwu (Covenant Day)
Big man Iffy really made an impression on us with his play and should have made an impression with the college coaches. The 6’11 long big showcased his developing skill while still being a true presence defensively in the paint. Ufochukwu uses his wingspan really well in being a rim protector without fouling, while also being a big presence on the boards. Now, he is still a developing talent on the offensive end but you see the flashes and the potential in what he could be at the end. This is why it is intriguing to see why more schools aren’t getting involved with his size and potential. He gave us a glimpse this weekend.
2022 Jacob Dar (Freedom Christian)
Dar continues to be a name that flies under the radar but he should be one for schools to look at more this summer, especially with what he showed over the weekend. Dar has only grown bigger, now standing at 6’5 but is a prospect that has long arms, can score in an array of ways, runs the floor, plays with a great motor, and can switch and guard multiple positions. Dar’s ability to battle down low and finish strong, as well as with his perimeter game is very intriguing but what really impressed us is his impact on the defensive end, as he battled and competed with anyone he was matched up against.
2022 Quave Prospst-Allison (Providence Day)
Providence Day is going to be a fun team to watch this upcoming season and Quave looks to be the spoon that stirs the drink. If you have watched this young man operate, you already know he is one of the quickest guards in the state, continuing to blow by opponents off the dribble and get to the rim, while also finding his spots to knock down shots. The 6’2 lead guard just seemed to be all over the place, making plays for his teammates, scoring, being a force on defense, and even getting on the boards as well. He is another player that should see his stock rise.