North Carolina Adidas Junior Phenom 150 Camp
Forsyth Country Day School
October 24, 2009
This past weekend I traveled down to beautiful North Carolina to check out the Adidas 150 Phenom Camp. There was a nice amount of talent scattered throughout the different gyms on Forsyth Country Day School campus. The event was very well organized and ran on-time which is always a great plus when going and covering these type of events.
I posted a short video highlight of some of the action on my youtube page called Premo Hoops. This is the link to the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37yipdjj2HE.
Some of the top talent in this event included:
Will Saunders (NW Guilford HS, NC) 6’4 (SG) Class of 2010
Saunders was a very impressive athlete at this event using his athleticism to score a ton of buckets. He consistently scores on high flying dunks throughout the showcase along with a smooth looking jumper out beyond the arc. He plays with a ton of energy on both ends of the floor, well also doing a good job on the boards.
Andrew White (Thomas Dale HS, VA) 6’5 (SG) Class of 2011
White is a very long athletic combo between shooting guard and wing. He is a big time leaper and shot blocker. He also scores in many different ways from a smooth mid-range jumper to in the post with his back to the basket. White is also very aggressive on the boards and sees the floor well. He is a little under the radar right now as national recruitment stands but look for him to blow up in the near future.
DaShawn Stitt (Phoebus HS, VA) 6’8 (PF) Class of 2011
Stitt was one of the most impressive prospects at this event showcasing his ability to run the floor like a deer and finish strong inside. He also altered or blocked many shots on the defensive end. He played aggressive throughout the camp and also showed his ability to play with his back to the basket along with his athleticism to go up and catch anything near the rim and dunk it. He has a ton of upside to his game.
Juan Young (Northwood HS, NC) 6’3 (SG) Class of 2011
Young is a very athletic shooting guard who excelled in the open floor using his speed and hops to finish at the rim time after time. He did a great job crashing the boards on both ends of the floor and starting the break. Young has long arms and quick hands that help him be an excellent defender. He scored in bunches from all over the floor during this event.
Antonio Farmer (Northwood HS, NC) 6’5 (PF) Class of 2011
Farmer is very raw basketball skill wise; his high school coach mentioned he has only been playing the game for three years. He is an undersized power forward that is very aggressive on the boards and altering/blocking shots. Farmer tries to dunk everything he gets on the inside. He is a very athletic player who can jump out of the gym with a 42” inch vertical and has excellent hands. When he learns how to play the game and adds a consistent jumper his stock should soar.
Tyler Lewis (Forsyth Country Day School, NC) 5’10 (PG) Class of 2012
Lewis is a crafty pass first point guard who has excellent court vision and a high basketball I.Q. He also can score the ball in bunches with a nice mid-range jumper and shifty drives to the basket. He already holds a handful of division 1 offers. He puts perfect touch on almost every pass he makes and is a real pleasure to watch compete.
T.J. Warren (Durham Riverside, NC) 6’5 (SF) Class of 2012
Warren is a long athletic wing who uses his athleticism to put the ball in the hole from an array of different spots on the floor. He is also very skilled with the ball in his hands on the break playing under control and making sound decisions. He already has a nice mid-range jumper with range out behind the arc. Warren has a lot of upside which should have the colleges knocking down his door.
Willie Mangum (John Marshall HS, VA) 6’1 (CG) Class of 2012
Mangum is a very strong scoring guard who can get to the rim and finish inside with shifty moves. He can also knock down the mid-range jumper on a consistent basis. Mangum also does a good job on the boards and finding the open teammates on the break.
Adam Coble (NW Guilford HS, NC) 6’7 (PF) Class of 2012
Coble is a throwback player who is very fundamentally sound, he doesn’t try to do anything out of his limitations on the floor. He runs the floor well and has great hands along with finishing strong inside. Coble also does a good job on the boards and is able to start the break.
Andrew Rowsey (Rockbridge HS, VA) 5’9 (PG) Class of 2013
Rowsey is a shifty point guard who has a sweet outside jumper and a little flair in his game. He has a good feel for the game at this stage, he also is able to penetrate the lane and find a teammate open or finish. He is a solid pass first point guard who if he keeps growing could translate into a big time player.
Troy Williams (Phoebus, VA) 6’4 (SG) Class of 2013
Williams is a player that possesses a ton of upside in his game. He is still pretty raw offensively but is able to still make some jaw dropping plays just based on his athleticism. Williams has a long frame which helps him on the defensive end contesting and blocking shots. He is still pretty thin but looks like he should be able to put weight on.
Greg McClinton (Winston-Prep, NC) 6’6 (SG) Class of 2013
McClinton is a big time athlete who showcased his ability to go up and finish everything at the rim with huge dunks. He was very impressive on the break running the lanes for his teammates to find him for easy baskets. He has a ton upside in his game and will be a player to watch in the future.
Theo Pinson (Southeast Middle, NC) 6’4 (SG) Class of 2014
Pinson though he is only an 8th grader his skill set is far beyond that level and his upside is tremendous for a player at this stage. He is an excellent ball handler who is able to knife through the defense and finish or find the open teammate. Pinson also has great court vision for a player his age along with a nice mid-range jumper. He has a long frame to go along with long arms which with development will make him an excellent defender.
Perry Dozier (E.I. Wright MS, SC) 5’7 (PG) Class of 2015
Dozier though only in 7th grade he played up in the high school division of this camp and held his own. He is another prospect at the point guard position that looks to pass first but is still able to score in an array of different ways whether it be the jumper or attacking the rim. He understands the game very well for a player his age. Hoopscoop has him ranked the #2 player in the class of 2015 right now which may be a little high but only time will tell.