2027 Carson Hulsizer: The young prospect that impressed me the most was 2027 Carson Hulsizer, who should be a name that many put on their watchlists now.' He was an absolute scoring machine and as other players said after playing him, this kid can play.' Hulsizer is such a smart, crafty guard with the ball in his hands. He creates extremely well for himself, battles through defenders, and plays with tremendous confidence. Hulsizer has that gritty feel for the game and wants the ball in his hands. Whether it was knocking down threes, breaking down defenders and finishing through contact, or consistently finding ways to get to the line, Hulsizer simply couldn't be stopped.
2027 Brayden Gatling: Gatling is a name that has popped up as far as standouts on a few occasions, and he is a name that you could keep in mind down the road. He plays with an assertive nature in finding ways to score the ball and make plays, whether it is knocking down shots or creating with solid handles.' Really like his ability to step up and make plays, get out in transition, and has a quick first step to his game.' Gatling was a consistent presence all weekend long and should be a name to monitor.
2028 Jaleel Smith: Smith is a young player that had a very good overall weekend, but has also been a consistent standout on several occasions in the past with the Carolina Heights program.' Though still young and not entering the high school level yet, Smith has a great frame for his age while also being a smooth operator on the floor. He brings athleticism to the table, as well as scoring power. Smith can create off the dribble, get out in transition well, has a smooth release on his shot, and brings a nice two-way presence to the table.'
2028 Bobby Montgomery: Montgomery was a player that caught our scouts' eyes on several occasions at the Phenom Summer Finale.' He is a high IQ guard that has the ability to knock down shots from a variety of levels and ways. 'His quick trigger shot can be tough to stop, but it allows him to create a bunch of shots for himself within the offense.' But he can also be an effective floor general on the court, breaking down defenders and dictating the offense, to go along with his polished scoring ability.
2028 Flory Kuminga: First time getting a chance to watch Kuminga, there were flashes that you had to like with his young prospect.' Coming over from California a few days before, he could be a name to watch for around the region.' The younger brother of Jonathan Kuminga, Floyr is a 6'4 prospect that has a good feel for the game at his age. He looks comfortable in his release, moves well, has good hands and is active on the boards, finds ways to create for himself, and has a big strong frame to go along with it.' With his background and the early flashes we saw, Kuminga should quickly get on your radar