[Jacksonville, NC] — The annual Fab 40 Middle School Showcase brought out some of the top middle schoolers from Eastern North Carolina this past Saturday. Anthony Bruton does a great job every year on bringing in talent to Jacksonville for…
[Jacksonville, NC] — The annual Fab 40 Middle School Showcase brought out some of the top middle schoolers from Eastern North Carolina this past Saturday. Anthony Bruton does a great job every year on bringing in talent to Jacksonville for the day and I was lucky enough to be there and got a good head start on some of the younger talent in the state. Below is the second part of my top performers list. Click here for part one!
[Javon Williams] | [Chocowinity, NC] | [Class of 2025]
Williams immediately caught my eye because of his size standing at 6’3. Williams has a very nice offensive skillset that should translate well to the next level. He has good athleticism that allows him to finish well when attacking the basket but also showed a nice perimeter game with a consistent jump shot. I really liked how patient he is also, as he did not force anything and always seemed to wait and make the right play. Williams is one to watch closely in the state of North Carolina for years to come.
[Omaurie Phillips] | [Greenville, NC] | [Class of 2025]
Phillips is another prospect that quickly caught my attention because of his size and length. Phillips is currently 6’3 with long arms. I was impressed with his jump shot as he does a tremendous job of getting his release over the defender. For a guy his size, his jump shot was much better than anticipated. Defensively, look for Phillips to be a solid rim protector at the high school level. Phillips was one of the more impressive two way players on Saturday.
[Antonio-Kade Ogumoro] | [Fayetteville, NC] | [Class of 2025]
Ogumoro is a physical bruiser in the low post and he showed that off on Saturday. Ogumoro is currently 6’5 which is greatly used to his advantage. He has some solid strength to him which also allows him to be a force around the rim. He was an efficient scorer and largely because of his dominant size that the defenders had trouble with. He finished with an efficiency percentage of 57% from the floor. Ogumoro was also one of the better rebounders at the showcase.
[Tyrell Saunders] | [Elizabeth City, NC] | [Class of 2025]
Saunders is a 6’0 guard with a crafty scoring package. He attacks the basket well and was one of the best finishers at the rim on Saturday. He was constantly breaking defenders down while driving to the basket and stayed in attack mode. He also showed that he can create for others with some impressive passes. Saunders will be a combo guard to keep tabs on as he enters high school.
[Naijhir White] | [Edenton, NC] | [Class of 2025]
White is a 6’3 forward that was one of the better low post players this past weekend. White is a lefty that does a lot of dirty work around the rim. He has the ability to snag rebounds on both ends of the ball and showed he can finish well around the rim even absorbing contact. White has a lot of potential moving forward, especially if he keeps on growing.
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