Coach Burns shares this report from the recent attendance of the PhenomHoopReport.com showcase in North Carolina by four of our Red Team players:
On October 9th, 2016, a few players from the Oak Hill Red Team ventured off the mountain to Greensboro, North Carolina, to participate in the Phenom 150 Showcase. This showcase allows players to play with athletes from other high schools and to be honestly evaluated by the Phenom Hoop Staff. The players from OHA participating in this year’s showcase included seniors Oliver Lynch-Daniels, Camden Hughes, and Graeme Majors, along with sophomore Bryce Radford.
The standouts of the day were Oliver Lynch-Daniels and Camden Hughes. Oliver was touted as one of the hardest-working players at the showcase, while displaying a high skill level in all aspects of the game. One evaluator stated, “By the end of Sunday, everybody was talking about how complete a player he was, and every opposing coach found himself in awe of his talents. The ‘flashiness’ of his game isn’t what has everyone buzzing–it’s his ability to do absolutely everything on the basketball floor extremely well and at 110%. There are truly no holes in Lynch-Daniels’ game, on either end of the ball; he scores, passes, defends, and rebounds all at really high levels.” At the end of the day, Oliver had a scoring average of 16.7 points per game, while also being named game MVP multiple times.
The other standout, Camden Hughes, was praised for his ability to shoot the ball well from deep while playing hard and maintaining a high I.Q. The exact words by one evaluator: “The lefty lead guard showed deep range and great touch on his jump shot. He handled the ball well and played with a great motor and IQ. Hughes transferred to play his senior season at Oak Hill; the move looks to have been a good one.” Camden was extremely productive throughout the day, averaging 17.3 points per game, and was named Game MVP for every game.
While Oliver and Camden left lasting impressions at the showcase, Graeme and Bryce will not be soon forgotten, either. Graeme Majors made crafty plays from the guard position throughout the day, leading with a high basketball I.Q. and making jump shots consistently. Graeme also walked away with two Game Co-MVPs. The lone sophomore Bryce Radford, was able to display his ability to be a constant threat from the perimeter, but also made sure to leave an impact on the defensive side of the ball. Though he was one of the youngest competitors in attendance, Bryce exhibited great maturity on the floor.
Oak Hill Red Team looks to rely on these four guys along with a full roster of other talented players as the season starts and progresses. The chemistry between teammates is growing, and practices are gaining intensity with each day. A complete write-up of the evaluations and the games from the weekend can be found at: http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/