Today’s 5 to Know
Phenom’s National Showcase (Day 2)
6’1” 2018 Chris Barnette
Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC)
Barnette is a winner, it is that plain and simple. He cuts through the defense, expertly not turning the ball over and getting his teammates the ball exactly where they want it. Barnette also plays great on the ball defense, he did not get blown by a single time defending the ball. He finished with 20 points during the game and shot over 60% from the field. Playing in a high level game, against high level length and athleticism and still produced at a high level. Barnette is being recruited by the likes of Wofford and The Citadel – Expect more offers along those lines to come, the kid will make a college program better.
6’3” 2018 Isaac Suffren
Providence Day (Charlotte, NC)
Suffren went for an event high of 40 points. It was a great performance for him, and is able to score it at all three levels. Even while scoring 40 points, Suffren played expert defense (at multiple positions) and rebounded the ball very well. Along the way Suffren picked up offers from the likes of Presbyterian and Charleston Southern. He is coming for some heads his senior year, coaches need to look this way, he wins.
6’7” 2020 Addison Patterson
Athlete Institute (CAN)
Patters is a Top 10 player in his class, in the country. He is a high, high level talent with great size, incredible vision and the ability to handle the ball in the half court. In this game he finished with 17 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. It is a complete showing for the young man. Look for him to continue to rise in the rankings and settle in, in that 5-10 range for his class.
6’6” 2018 Mike Wynn (East Carolina)
Liberty Heights (Charlotte, NC)
On the day that Wynn signed his letter of intent to attend East Carolina, he went out on the floor and proved that East Carolina got themselves a steal. Wynn is a big and strong wing who defends multiple positions, scores the ball with confidence in the half court and in transition and he rebounds the ball with a purpose. Look for a bump in Wynn’s ranking and look for him to get on the court very early at East Carolina.
6’8” 2018 Jairus Hamilton
Cannon School (Concord, NC)
Hamilton first broke out at Phenom’s David Rose Memorial Day Classic, in May before his sophomore year. He has since continued to climb up the charts and rankings earning solid 4-star status as a national level recruit. During this event he played incredibly hard, and tough. He brought back memories of when Justin Jackson (now at Maryland) played in Phenom’s National Showcase. He has a versatile skill set as a mis match forward who is strong, skilled and explosive. When he is locked in, he is virtually impossible to contain. He finished this game with 17 points and 12 boards in the win. Look for him to become a hot priority recruit as he is looking to sign late.