NC Phenom 150 Report

LEWISVILLE, N.C. – The N.C. Phenom 150 Camp last weekend yielded a few names, mainly from the 2012 class. T.J. Warren, Adam Coble and Tyler Lewis were among the standouts.

Brian Darden, PG: The Phoebus product can get buckets at the point. He's got quicks and prefers to play fast. Would like to see him develop pace to his game. Natural inclination is as a scorer. Good-looking player with mid-level projections.

T.J. Warren, SF: Saw him twice on Saturday. The first time out he wasn't active. In round two, completely different approach. We charted Warren and he went for 29 points and 15 rebounds. He's a ball-handling wing player with solid touch around the rim and he's sneaky athletic. One of the top sophomores in the state of N.C.

Adam Coble, PF/SF: Liked him last spring and so far he's making strides with his game. He's a skilled forward who hasn't defined his long-term position yet. Position-wise, could go either way. The mids will love him, the big boys are sure to look. Has improved since the spring.

Tyler Lewis, PG: You know what you're getting each time out. Lewis, as expected, had the best floor game, vision and passing at the event. The next step is on the defensive end. He's got a lot of tricks in the bag and his approach is consistent and successful.

Josh Newkirk, PG: Step One was taken last weekend and now he's on the radar. The next part of the process is a good high school season. Played JV last year. Can get his own shot and chances for others. Liked how he's got a burst to the cup.

Brian White, F: The Chester (Va.) Matoaca product has yet to play a high school game but he's worthy of radar status. The best shot blocker we saw here. If his body develops he won't pay for college.

As you know, this is not the site for promoting middle school kids. However, when they play "up" and standout, you've got to give them their due. Kestrel Heights point guard Eric Johnson and Greensboro area forward Theo Pinson are two potential national level players in their age group. Johnson already has natural feel and Pinson has the look of a wing with lots of elements to his game.

Chris Dixon, a 2011 PG out of Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons is a strong student and potential Division I player. Big year for him. Teammate Alberto Munoz is on the fence as a senior DI prospect though he should draw collegiate attention from DII schools as an athlete who gets to rim. … Pittsboro (N.C.) Northwood forward Antonio Farmer battled Winston Salem Prep freshman Greg McClinton as the best leapers in camp. … Marcus Burton of Charlotte is a 2011 potential DI player at the lead guard slot. …

Liked junior forward Andrew White of Thomas Dale. … Would have liked to have seen more of 2011 slasher Tabarris Hamilton and 2011 athlete Juan Young. … Not sure what direction he'll go in but 2013 forward Mark Pollack is 6-5 but strikes me as a guy who could do a lot of growing. The sneaker size tells the story! He attends Charlotte Christian. …

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