The Phenom Hoop Report Summer Evalutions with Reed Lucas(GDS) and Kevin Weckworth(Bishop McGuinness) in this update

Posted by Andy Durham on June 9, 2012 at 3:35 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

from Rick Lewis at the Phenom Hoop Report(www.phenomhoopreport.com) and don’t forget to look for Reed Lucas(Greensboro Day School) and Kevin Weckworth(Bishop)……

Phenom Quote of the Day: “Playing hard should be the norm rather than the
exception”

Phenom Question of the Day: “Would you rather coach this kid every game of
the year or coach against him twice a year.”

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

In today’s issue, we want to introduce players that are currently “under the
radar” and with summer elite camps coming up, you may want to personally
invite many of these prospects to summer camp. We have included pertinent
information such as their high school and AAU coaches email that will be
important in communicating with the appropriate people.

Player: 6’8 Mark Pollack
Class: 2013

City: Charlotte, North Carolina
High School: Charlotte Catholic
Twitter Name: @Mpollack33
High School Coach: Mike King
H.S. Coach Email:
mdking@charlottecatholic.com
AAU/Club Team: Team Charlotte
Club Team Coach: Jeff McInnis
Club E-Mail:
jeff.mcginnis350@gmail.com

Evaluation: Mark Pollack has been a regular of the NC Phenom 150 Camp and
our Fall Drills and Skills Camp. We have written about Pollack on past
occasions and it has been fun watching the growth, development and
improvement of this young man. Pollack averaged 14.8 PPG as a junior and
shot 47% from the 3 point line. He earned a spot on the Mega & All
Conference team and for the first time in 15 years, Charlotte Catholic won
over 20 games. Pollack is a proficient shooter and has a high release point
and a rather quick release. He is an exceptional student and outstanding
citizen that dovetails with his overall basketball skill set. He is a
legitimate D1 prospect and should find a home in the Southern Conference,
Big South or a high academic institution such as the Ivy League. Without
question, one of the better perimeter shooters in North Carolina for the
2013 class, plus he has grown to 6’8!

Player: 6’7 Brian J. White

Class: 2013

City: Chesterfield, Virginia

High School: Sports Quest Academy

Twitter Name: @brianwhite32

Email address for HS coach:
jeffery.alston@gmail.com

AAU Team: Team Loaded

Email for AAU coach: tywhite7@hotmail.com

Offers: Appalachian State, UNC-G

Interest: Florida State, Iowa, Marymount University, Furman, University of
Richmond, UVA

Evaluation: Brian White already sports offers from Appalachian State and
UNC-G and look for that list to grow. The NC Phenom 150 Alum has developed a
mid range game that will make him an important recruit along with his long
6’7 frame. White is a “blue collar” young man with a tremendous work ethic
and has been an important member of the “loaded” Team Loaded squad from
Virginia. White will attend Sports Quest Academy for his senior season and
look for his stock to continue to rise. Be sure to check out the write up
from the NC Phenom 150 Camp this past March.

http://phenomhoopreport.com/nc-phenom-150-camp-recap-part-4/

Player: 6’7 Daniel Bridges

Class: 2013

City: Spartanburg, South Carolina

High School: Landrum High School

E-mail address for High School Coach:
lyn.smith@spart1.org

AAU Team: Upward Stars

E-mail for AAU Coach: ryanth@spart6.org

Interest: USC- Upstate, Gardner-Webb, WestPoint, Presbyterian, Furman,
Anderson, Citadel, Davidson ,East Carolina University, Elon, High Point
University, Appalachian State

Evaluation: Daniel Bridges is a solid fundamentally sound “combo forward”
and has the ability to step and knock down the mid-range jumper. He is
garnishing a lot of D1 interest and with added physical strength, Bridges
could obtain that cherished D1 offer.

Player: 6’4 Reed Lucas

Class: 2013

City: Greensboro, North Carolina

High School: Greensboro Day School

Twitter Name: @Reed_Lucas11

Email address for HS coach:
fredjohnson@greensboroday.org

AAU Team: Team Cobras

Email for AAU coach: TBD

Interest: Liberty, Elon, Furman, UNC-G, Appalachian State, Bucknell

Evaluation: Reed Lucas plays for Coach Freddie Johnson of tradition rich
Greensboro Day School and that alone should be enough for D1 schools to
aggressively recruit this young gunslinger. Lucas is a fundamentally sound
player with a tremendously high basketball IQ. He is sneaky athletic and
will surprise you with his quick first step and leaping ability. More
importantly, he is a textbook shooter that can quickly shoot the opposing
team out of the ball game. With the growing shortage of quality shooters,
Lucas should be a player schools in the Big South and Southern Conference
should monitor carefully over the July live period.

Player: 6’5 Ashley Williams

Class: 2013

City: Morehead City, North Carolina

High School: Croatan High School

Twitter Name: @ashwill20

Email address for HS coach:
dexter.williams@carteretk12.org

AAU Team: SEBL

Email for AAU coach:
llangley.elite@yahoo.com

Interest: Davidson, Richmond, UNC-W, Coastal Carolina, Western Carolina,
East Carolina, Presbyterian, Lafayette, Marist, Fairfield

Evaluation: We have been impressed with the consistent play of the long and
athletic WG from Morehead City. He plays much bigger than his 6’5 frame and
has a nice arsenal of offensive moves that makes him effective on the
perimeter or attacking the basket. We wrote about Ashley from the SEBL and
this is what we had to say

http://phenomhoopreport.com/n-c-prospects-shine-at-sebl-combine/

Player: 6’3 Aaron Williams

Class: 2013

City: Morehead City, North Carolina

High School: Croatan High School

Twitter Name: @aaronw15

Email address for HS coach:
dexter.williams@carteretk12.org

AAU Team: SEBL

Email for AAU coach:
llangley.elite@yahoo.com

Interest: Davidson, Coastal Carolina, Lafayette,

Evaluation: Aaron is more of a “combo guard” with outstanding skill sets. We
like his ability to handle and pass the ball for his size. He plays within
the structure of the team and is a “glue guy” that is needed on so many
teams. We like the way he plays within himself and has the ability to
showcase his strengths while minimizing his weaknesses on the court. He is
advanced in his understanding of the game and rarely makes mistakes.

http://phenomhoopreport.com/n-c-prospects-shine-at-sebl-combine/

Name: 6’3 Ot Elmore

Class: 2013

City: Charleston, West Virginia

High School: South Charleston High School: Will transfer to FUMA

Twitter Name: @ogeiii

High School Coach Email: berryb@fuma.org

AAU Team: WV Wildcats

AAU Coach Email: elmorelaw@aol.com

Interest: William & Mary, VMI, Ohio University

Evaluation: Ot Elmore is an outstanding perimeter shooter especially in a
“catch and shoot” situation, but is improving in his ability to shoot off
the dribble and create his own shot. Elmore has excellent basketball IQ and
“under-estimated athleticism.” Unfortunately, too many people view him only
as a 6’3 white kid that can only shoot, which is far from the obvious.
Elmore is a tough young player that plays with a lot of passion and
determination. His skill sets shout D1 and once more schools have a chance
to watch him this summer, they too will agree that his sneaky athleticism
and shooting ability from the perimeter will garnish him his first D1 offer.

Player: 6’8 Jacob Nabatoff

Class: 2013

City: Charlotte, North Carolina

High School: Charlotte Latin School

Twitter Name: @JacobNabatoff

Email address for HS coach: Chris Berger –
cberger@charlottelatin.org

AAU Team: Charlotte Reign

Email for AAU coach: Scott Herrmann –
scottherrm@gmail.com

Evaluation: Jacob Nabatoff is the epidimy of the term student-athlete.
Nabatoff has grown tremendously and his skill set is starting to match his
size. He is an hard working young man that has improved over the course of
his high school career. Currently, a borderline D2/D1 prospect and the July
live period will help gauge his appropriate level of collegiate basketball.
That being said, a rapidly improving player that hasn’t played organized
basketball for a long period of time. He has caught on quickly and what you
see currently is far from the finished product.

Player: 6’1 Kevin Weckworth

Class: 2013

High School: Bishop McGuiness Catholic

Twitter Name: @kweck21

Email address for HS coach:
joshthompson33@gmail.com

AAU Team: NC Spartans Elite

Email for AAU coach:
joshthompson33@gmail.com

Offers: Belmont Abbey

Interest: Pfeiffer, Radford, will attend Colgate Elite Camp and Columbia
Elite Camp

Evaluation: Kevin Weckworth is an academically grounded player that may just
find himself playing in the prestigious Ivy League. Naturally, Weckworth is
a fundamentally sound player with outstanding basketball IQ and has a great
understanding of the game. His ability to run the PG position and his
efficient perimeter shooting will make him a priority of a high academic
program. He is a low risk player that works equally in the classroom as the
basketball court.

Player: 5’9 Hunter Caldwell
Class: 2013
High School: North Lincoln High School
Twitter Name: none
Email address for HS coach: “King, Eric R” < eking@lincoln.k12.nc.us>
AAU Team:
Email for AAU coach:
Evaluation: Hunter Caldwell is a solid young PG that could play at a D2 or
NAIA level. He has a blend of athleticism and skills that accompany his
understanding of the game. He plays under control and has the ability to run
a team efficiently in transition or in the half court.

Player: 6’3 Jeremy Wallace

Class: 2013

High School: Walnut Grove Christian School

Email address for HS coach:
kyle.walnutgrove@gmail.com

AAU Team: EA Prep Stars

Email for AAU coach: eaprepstar@yahoo.com

Interest: Lafayette University, Jacksonville University, Bridgewater,
University of New England, Gardner Webb, College of Charleston

Evaluation: Jeremy Wallace is a strong and athletic WG and is best at
attacking the basket. He has excellent length with his 6’3 frame and plays
equally hard on the defensive end of the floor as the offensive end. He has
a high motor and plays hard. He values the ball and doesn’t mind getting
into the chest of the imposing offensive player. He is already gaining a lot
of D1 interest and look for his offer list to match his interest list by the
end of the summer.

Player: 6’1 Austin Hatfield

Class: 2014

High School: Davie County HS

Twitter Name: @austinhatfield4

Email address for HS coach:
absherm@davie.k12.nc.us

AAU Team: Kappa Magic (16u)

Email for AAU coach: ericalspaugh@gmail.com

Interest: BYU, Stanford, Western Carolina, Elon, Liberty

Evaluation: Austin Hatfield had an outstanding performance at the Inaugural
Reebok Showdown and his interest and offer list will only continue to grow
this summer. A hard working guard that competes, defends, and plays with an
aggressive style of ball that is refreshing today. His twin brother Taylor
will team up with the Martin twins at Davie County next season and watch
their recruitment gain traction and momentum. They are fun to watch and they
know how to play the game the correct way. Here is our observations from the
Reebok tournament

http://phenomhoopreport.com/reebok-challenge-the-second-seven/ Austin
averaged 19 PPG for Kappa Magic and no one outplayed/outworked this young
man.

Player: 6’1 Taylor Hatfield

/Class: 2014

High School: Davie County HS

Twitter Name: @taytayhatfield

Email address for HS coach:
absherm@davie.k12.nc.us

AAU Team: Kappa Magic (16u)

Email for AAU coach: ericalspaugh@gmail.com

Interest: BYU, Stanford, Western Carolina, Elon, Liberty

Evaluation: Like this twin brother Austin, a hard-nosed young player that
give maximum effort 100% of the time. Knows how to run a team efficiently
and effectively and does all the little things/intangibles on the court that
enable his team to be successful.

http://phenomhoopreport.com/reebok-challenge-the-second-seven/


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