Travel ball season is finally here and Phenom's Opening kicked off the season. As always, there was a great assortment of talent who traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina to tune-up. Not only were these teams finally getting their first real look at opposing teams, the teams they were playing are very good.

It's early, however players took advantage of this stage to kick start their recruitment for April. Here are the 5 who stood out the most today.

6'7' 2018 Satchel Hester
PSB Elite 17s

Hester is a new name to the mix, but one who came out with a bang. Standing as a 6'7 wing, Hester showed the ability to score at all 3 levels. He has a smooth looking jump shot and the length and athleticism to explode toward the rim off the bounce. This is the first time Hester has played travel ball, however he is sure to quickly turn some heads and gain immediate recruiting starting with his team's first event in April.

6'1 2019 Levonte Knox
PSB Elite 16s

Knox is coming off a state championship win where he played the ultimate glue guy for his team. In this setting, there is no question Knox is the ring leader. A true point guard, Knox is jet-fast with the ball in his hands. He has great vision, playing very unselfishly especially in drive and kick situations. He showed range on his jump shot and explosion at the rim. His recruitment will sky rocket once he is seen, it has to, Knox is very good.

6'5' 2018 Trey Murphy
Durham Hurricanes 17s

It is well documented how good of a shooter Trey Murphy is, well he lived up to that reputation today ' and then some. Coming off an NC Top 80 event that saw Murphy nail 21 3-pointers in three games, Murphy went in for 17 made 3s here, to average 21.3 points per game. Murphy has great length and gene pool as his father played at ECU. The high academic Murphy is getting better by the day and this day showed why. He moved very well off the ball, he shot with deep range off the catch and he was able to create for himself off the bounce. Buy now stock.

6'9' 2020 Justice Ajogbor
PSB Elite 15s

Ajogbor has been in the United States for less than 6 months, so he is a new name to the scene at this level. However, he is a name that should make a lot of noise moving forward. He carries a very advanced frame with great length and strength. He has good hands and is athletic with great timing in the paint. Ajogbor is a high academic kid who is in the conversation to #1 in his class. He is a player the high major schools need to start getting accustomed to now.

6'5' 2018 Torey James
Charlotte Royals 17s

James greatest strength comes in his versatility. He has great length, but it is the way he sees the floor, at his size, that really stands out. James spent time both on and off the ball on the day. He rebounded well, was able to finish above the rim and really got his team mates involved. James is a new name to the scene, however he is one that D1s need to start monitoring closely. His versatility and size are both very real.

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