New Names to Learn: Freshmen (2028) who impressed at Phenom Team Camp

2028 6’0 Cha Cho Womack (West Charlotte):

West Charlotte has a lot of young pieces to watch, and Womack could be someone to really look out for to get playing time early. From what I saw, Womack is a veteran guard who plays with a lot of confidence at his age. He is able to knock down shots with a smooth jumper and has good feel for the game early.

2028 6’2 Hunter Gerould (Gaston Day):

Gerould has had a strong summer and seems to want to bring the same production to Gaston Day in the coming years. But early on, Gerould brings athleticism and a strong scoring threat, making plays off the bounce, getting to the rim and finishing, but also a player who can make plays from multiple levels. He will definitely catch your attention with how resilient he is.

2028 5’10 Bobby Montgomery (Queens Grant):

Montgomery has been on the Phenom Hoops scene for a while now, as he is a skilled, high-IQ guard who has a strong feel for the game. He is a real playmaker on the pitch and can hurt you off the dribble or knock down shots with great range. But he is also someone who plays the right game within the team and puts others on track.

2028 5’9 Sherod McCormick (Concord Academy):

McCormick has a good feel for the game and he will be counted on this year to step up and help lead the charge for this team. Although he is young, he is an experienced guard who understands how to run the show, but is also cunning in creating, attacking and scoring effectively. McCormick uses his speed and can read the floor well as he will have a lot on his shoulders to help this team.

2028 6’7 Chase Smith (Charlotte Country day):

Smith is a name we’ve talked about several times, including back in October 2023 when we introduced him (click here). Well, he should play a big role on Charlotte Country Day and be effective in the post. Smith has tremendous skill and feel for the game at his age, impacting plays in the paint, finishing at the rim and putting opponents on the boards. But he also showed good handle and awareness for his position, as he is just scratching the surface of his potential.

2028 6’0 Braden Suggs (Ardrey Kell):

Talk about a young prospect who made a name for himself early as Suggs caught our attention on Day 1 and continued throughout camp. Suggs, a 6-foot-1 guard, played with tremendous composure on the court, not overloading the moment, and was also extremely productive on the court. He did a lot of his work knocking down shots, running the ball and finding open spots to hit multiple threes.