Five names that caught the eye of our scouts early in the morning at the David Rose MDC Session I

James Nworah

On this holiday weekend, we have a lot of talent in the gym. Making this event a tournament format gives each of these teams (and players) something to play for. The talent showed out as there has been some great performances to this point'In fact the performances have been so good that we needed to break it up into morning and evening players to know'

For the morning session, here are the players of note'

6'7' 2018 Landers Nolley
Team Loaded NC (NC)

Nolly is so smooth with the ball in his hands. He has a smooth stroke which he uses expertly from beyond the arc and navigating into the mid-range. Nolley finished his game with 32 points, on an array of dribble pull ups and catch & shoot 3s. He is a Top 50 type prospect, conservatively.

6'1' 2018 Chris Barnette
NC Runnin' Rebels (NC)

If you read Phenom Hoops, you have read about Chris Barnette before. He is a gamer, who plays efficient basketball. As the teams point guard, he sets the pace on both ends. A hard worker, defending the ball he also is a knock down shooter with deep range and a quick release. He is one Patriot, Ivy, SoCon and the like should be looking at through July.

6'7' 2018 Sam Woods
Manzer (SC)

Some players just get it done. He is a very long and very athletic post player who defends multiple positions and rebounds very well. Woods is a bit raw on the offensive end, but he showed the ability to knock down the 18 foot jump shot off the catch. He brought the crowd to its feet with a number of thunderous dunks and put backs. He is one schools should start taking a look at now, he produces.

Lamar Lightbrown

6'7' 2018 James Nworah
WCC (VA)

Nworah just gets it done. He is a relentless rebounder (on both ends) and he runs the floor like a guard. Defensively he protects the paint well with a lot of deflections and blocked shots. Offensively, he is a bit raw but shows a rudimentary ability to finish over his left shoulder. He is a winning type of player who extends possessions, plays within himself and finishes above the rim. He has only been playing basketball for a couple of years and, like Woods, schools should start taking a look at him now.

6'2' 2020 Lamar Lightbrown
Durham Hurricanes 15s (NC)

Lightbrown is wired to score the ball. He shoots the ball well with range and has some saucy dribble getting downhill from the wing. Lightbrown plays with a great pace and is very athletic and long, leading those to believe he can end up a lock up type perimeter defender. Put him on your radar and watch him progress.