Rick Lewis’ Phenom Hoop Report with info on Chuck Ogbodo and Diante Baldwin(High Point Christian Academy) from Phenom 150 Camp/Showcase

Posted by Andy Durham on October 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm under Amateur, College, High School | Read the First Comment

Courtesy of Rick Lewis and the Phenom Hoop Report…….

Phenom Hoop Report

Scouting Report: October 26th, 2011

Event: 8th Annual North Carolina Phenom 150 Evaluation Camp: Part 1

Evaluator: Rick Lewis

Phenom Quote of the Day: “Doing right is never wrong”

Phenom Hoop Report Philosophy: “Balanced, thorough, and detailed evaluations
based upon the 3 P’s philosophy of Performance, Production, and Potential”

The 8th Annual North Carolina Phenom 150 Basketball Evaluation Camp took
place Saturday, October 15th, 2011 at the Gateway YWCA in Winston-Salem,
North Carolina. Each year, we uncover some of the top young prospects in the
region. This year was no exception as 216 players participated in this
regional event.

Player: 5’11 Andrew Rowsey

Hometown: Lexington, VA

School: Rockbridge

Grade: 11 (Class: 2013)

Evaluation: Andrew Rowsey enjoyed an absolutely stellar performance at the
NC Phenom 150 Camp. Last year, Rowsey was nationally known as an undersized
shooting guard, but within the past year has worked extremely hard to become
a true PG. With his performance, we can honestly say “Mission Accomplished.”
Rowsey has a swagger and confidence factor that is unequalled by his peers.
Once he stepped onto the court, he demanded the ball and quickly took
complete command of the game. He was excellent in dribble penetration and
kicking out to open teammates and definitely made his teammates better.
Throughout the day, he was constantly knocking down jumpers and made an
equal impression on the defensive end of the floor. He accepted all
challenges and was one of the favorites by all the scouting services in
attendance. He came into the camp looking to “prove his value,” and he did
exactly that. We believe he is on the verge of being a top 100 player and
schools in the MM+ should definitely be recruiting this young man.

Player: 6’6 Caleb & Cody Martin

Hometown: Mocksville, NC

School: Davie County

Grade: 10 (Class: 2014)

Evaluation: Caleb and his twin brother Cody came into the camp as two of the
hottest prospects in the country for the class of 2014. Both of them already
have several ACC offers and the talented wing duo have a complete fluidness
and smoothness to their game. They are highly skilled wings that do a little
bit of everything well. They have good size, athleticism, but it is their
overall skill set that separates them from their peers. They are
fundamentally sound and have a high basketball IQ. Both of them have
outstanding ball handling skills and have a soft shooting touch from the 3
point line. They also have excellent court vision and they thrive in the
open court. They are team players and are extremely unselfish. Both are
multi-dimensional players and are without question HM+ prospects.

Player: 6’3 Patrick “Microwave” Rooks

Hometown: Charlotte, NC

School: Charlotte, NC

Grade: 11 (Class: 2013)

Evaluation: Coming into the camp, Rooks was nationally known as one of the
top shooting guard in his class. Rooks has already verbally committed to
Clemson of the ACC and it looks like they have a player with is still
improving and putting his finishing touch on his high school resume. His
jump shot is simply “textbook.” He has excellent fundamentals, elevation,
lift, extension and follow- through. He has tremendous range and he has
worked hard in the off season on his ball handling and passing. He elevated
his game at camp and has become a better all around player. He will no
longer be known as just another shooter.

Player: 6’6 Andrew White

Hometown: Chester, VA

School: The Miller School

Grade: 12 (Class: 2012)

Evaluation: Andrew White is a consensus top 75 player nationally and much
has been written and reported on his improvement over the spring and summer.
He currently has more offers than a kid has on Halloween. He is entertaining
offers from Kansas, Texas, Louisville, NC State and others. The talented WG
already sports a college ready frame and a silky smooth jump shot. He has a
beautiful release on his jumper and has outstanding range. That being said,
he made an unofficial visit to NC State earlier in the day and drove to
Winston-Salem to participate in his 4th NC Phenom 150 Camp. While his
performance was solid, it was not the usual performance we were accustomed
to seeing during the summer.

Player: 6’9 Kovacevic Dusan

Hometown: Rabun Gap, GA

School: Rabun Gap

Grade: 9 (Class: 2015)

Evaluation: As always, our camp provides an opportunity for relative unknown
players to make a name for him. Not only was Dusan a virtual unknown and
would be our “surprise player,” most of the scouting services in attendance
and many thought he may have been the best overall prospect. We are talking
about a 6’9 PF that has the mobility and versatility to his game. He can
step out and knock down the 3 pointer or make plays off the dribble. Like
most European players, he has exceptional ball handling and passing skills
for his size and position. While he may not be the most athletic guy on the
court, he played with a passion and purpose that quickly made him a
favorite. Without question, MM+ and even HM- schools should definitely
monitor his progress.

Player: 6’11 Chuck Ogbodo

Hometown: High Point, NC

School: High Point Christian

Grade: 11 (Class: 2013)

Evaluation: Ogbodo is a very long and athletic center that is starting to
garnish interest from ACC schools. He is a quick leaper and is excellent in
transition. He has a tremendous wing span and is definitely a defensive
presence in the paint. He alters and blocks a lot of shots due to this
length and timing. Like many athletic big men, he is more advanced on the
defensive end of the floor, but is making huge strides in his overall
offensive development. If he continues to improve his overall game in the
next year as he has in the past year, he will definitely be a major target
of HM schools. When you are 6’11 young, energetic, athletic and have the
length, quickness and bounce, high majors will quickly take notice. The next
step for his development is play hard consistently on both ends of the

Player: 6’8 Tyrek Coger

Hometown: Raleigh, NC

School: Upper Room Academy

Grade: 11 (Class: 2013)

Evaluation: Coger will have to overcome the “on again, off again, on again
and off again” recruitment to the University of Missouri. Without question,
he benefited greatly by playing on the same team as Andrew Rowsey and Coger
enjoyed the passer friendly PG from Lexington, VA. In his first game of
camp, Coger went 8-9 from the floor and actually ran the floor really well.
He looked more agile than this past spring and summer, and he looked like he
had something to prove and if his performance at camp can translate into the
same during the high school season, he should be a major target of MM+
schools. He has soft hands and rebounded well and an excellent job of
keeping the ball high on offensive put backs. In addition, Coger scored off
dribble drives from the high post area to show off his versatility.

Player: 6’0 Jaylan Robertson

Hometown: Clayton, NC

School: Word of God

Grade: 10 (Class: 2014)

Evaluation: Robertson recently transferred to Word of God in Raleigh. He is
a superb athletic PG that can flat out score. He has exceptional quickness
and speed and one of his crowd pleasing transition dunks through traffic was
the highlight of the day. The bouncy guard has all the physical intangibles
and the next step in his development is knowing how to run a team
effectively and efficiently. Currently, he is a score first PG who is oozing
with confidence, but also needs to harness his confidence into better court
awareness and higher basketball IQ. That being said, he is on track to be a
MM+ prospect at worst case scenario.

Player: 6’5 Gejuan Long

Hometown: Winston-Salem, NC

School: Mt. Tabor

Grade: 11 (Class: 2013)

Evaluation: Without question, Long was the surprise player on the camp.
Simply put, Long introduced him to the scouts and spectators in attendance
with a dribble drive baseline move for a power dunk that sent the gym into
frenzy. More importantly, he has a high motor and his overall intensity on
both ends of the court was contagious. He is long, lanky and athletic wing
that attacks the basket with vengeance at every opportunity. His full
throttle approach to the game and his lock down pressure defense was
refreshing to see. He definitely made a name for himself this past weekend
with his freakish athleticism. He has good handles and is excellent in
transition. The next step in his development is to play under control and
develop a consistent outside jump shot. That being said, MM schools should
carefully monitor his progress with Coach Mike Muse of Mt. Tabor.

Player: 5’11 Diante Baldwin

Hometown: Greensboro, NC

School: High Point Christian

Grade: 11 (Class: 2013)

Evaluation: Baldwin recently “reclassed” to the 2013 class with his transfer
to High Point Christian and he is another name MM schools will want to
monitor. Baldwin has “sneaky” athleticism and has exceptional ball handling
and passing skills. He sees the floor really well. Baldwin does have good
strength and athleticism and even had a few nice dunks in transition.
Overall, Baldwin is a very active PG that has good fundamentals and
basketball IQ.

Player: 5’10 Jonathan Williams

Hometown: Chester, VA

School: St. Patrick HS (NJ)

Grade: 10 (Class: 2014)

Evaluation: Go ahead and put this young man in your memory bank! Williams
will be suited up for Team Loaded next season and is currently enrolled for
national powerhouse St. Patrick of New Jersey. Williams has a unique blend
of athleticism and high basketball IQ. Without question, Williams is a true
PG from the word “go.” We are talking about a strong and fast PG that can
push the ball up the court in transition, but make excellent decisions with
his court awareness and high basketball IQ. In addition to having many
physical intangibles, he is truly gifted as a great teammate. He celebrated
teammates for making good plays and also gave him high fives whenever he
checked in or out of the game. He is extremely unselfish and the next step
for Williams is to develop a consistent long range jumper. He looks
physically mature so I’m guessing he will be a sub 6 foot PG, but this young
man has the “it factor.” He has all the skill sets to be an excellent floor
general and a candidate for MM+/HM- schools. He is that good!

  • Greensboro Highlights said,