The Phenom Hoop Report on the 9th Annual North Carolina MLK Scholastic Showcase

Courtesy of Rick Lewis at the Phenom Hoop Report…….(Our thanks to Rick for the send and also thanks to Rick Lewis for the overall job he does in covering high school and amateur basketball….)

9th Annual North Carolina MLK Scholastic Showcase

Game of the day

United Faith 90- Oak Hill Academy 88

One thing is for certain, United Faith’s head coach Shaun Wiseman loves the
big stage and the bigger the stage, the better. Coach Wiseman is a very
young and intense coach that has the unique ability to maximize his talent
and find ways to get high level players to buy into his concept. From the
start of the jump ball, Coach Wiseman was “into” the game and his on court
demeanor rubs off on his players and his team played superbly against the
high powered Oak Hill Warriors. Leading the way for United Faith was 6’0
junior guard Braxton Ogbueze and 6’3 SG Paris Roberts-Campbell. I have often
talked about Ogbueze being one of the elite level scoring guards in the 2012
class. Ogbueze has strength, power and explosive offensive arsenal. While he
may be a little loose with his handles at time, his performance against Oak
Hill Academy was simply phenomenal. Ogbueze’s best offensive weapon is the
right to left crossover dribble pull jumper and also has perfected a running
floater into the lane, but on this night, Ogbueze had it dialed in from the
3 point line. He knocked down 6 three pointers for the game and finished
with 31 points. Coach Jeff Lebo and ECU have to be thrilled about signing
6’3 senior SG Paris Roberts-Campbell. Campbell has been outstanding all
season and finished with 25 points knocking down 5 three pointers. When
Campbell was not knocking down outside jumpers, he was driving at will to
the basket creating fouls and the senior SG has a velvet touch from the
charity stripe. Another player that was outstanding was 6’5 junior Ivan
Bankovic. Bankovic has good size and is another lights out shooter from the
3 point line. 6’11 junior Henry Uwadiae was strong in the first half
controlling the boards and provided nice outlet passes to get the high
powered transition game going for United Faith.

For Oak Hill, 6’5 junior Jordan Adams was equally sensational for Oak Hill
as he tallied 33 points and showcased a feathery touch from the free throw
line. 6’5 senior WG Ben McLemore was saddled with foul trouble and tallied
16 points and 6’1 senior PG Quinn Cook (Duke) tallied 11 points.

Other top performances of the day:

Robert McAdoo of Norfolk Christian (UNC)

Marshall Plumlee of Christ School (Duke)

Damarcus Harrison of Christ School (BYU)

6’1 junior combo guard Rob Gray of Christ School enjoyed a solid all around
performance playing aggressively on both ends of the court. He finished with
18 points by knocking down 3 pointers and dribble drives to the basket. Gray
also has good athleticism as he trailed a break on the defensive end and
went high to reject a layup by the opposing team. Another young player that
has good potential is 6’2 Corban Collins. Collins is another strong combo
guard that has really good size and strength and could easily transition
into a PG at the next level. While 6’11 senior center Jaleel Roberts of
Greensboro Day was on the losing end, but proved to be an effective shot
blocker for Greensboro Day. Unsigned senior 6’5 Tyquan Roberts of Jamestown
Ragsdale showcased tremendous range on his jumper and the power and strength
to score at will on the inside. He finished with 26 points in the loss to
Forsyth Country Day. 5’11 junior PG Tyler Lewis didn’t have his “A game ”
against Ragsdale, but did finish with 23 points and 8 assists while rallying
his team with 14 of the team’s fourth quarter points. Another player, we
liked was 6’6 junior PF Mario Nixon of Norfolk Christian. He is a strong and
athletic PF that is just a workhorse on both ends of the court.