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Brandon Childress: North Carolina Top 80 Scouting Report

How did the 2016 Wake Forest commit perform at Saturday's NC Top 80 event?

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The North Carolina Top 80 Event was hosted this past Saturday by Phenom Hoop Report and featured 80 of the best high school basketball players in the state of North Carolina. WakeJake and I went to the event and watched 2016 Wake Forest point guard commit Brandon Childress perform. Below are the observations of scouts who covered the event as well as our own evaluation.

Brandon's Strengths:

Brandon is an excellent shooter with a quick release. Jake and I watched him one year ago at this event, and Childress was doing everything but shoot. We were both impressed by how much his shooting has improved in just one year. He will be one of the best shooters on the team the moment he steps foot on Wake's campus.

In the first game he did not demonstrate as much passing ability, but as the games progressed he showed very nice feel in the pick-and-roll game. He also throws a nice alley-oop pass, which makes sense considering that his high school teammates are Kwe Parker and Harry Giles.

Chill finished as the camp's 5th leading scorer with 16 points per game.

Brandon's Areas of Improvement:

Childress does a nice job of attacking and getting to the rim, but he needs to work on converting. He's a solid defender, but must continue to get stronger.

Player Comparison:

Brandon reminds us of a Mitchell Wilbekin-like shooter, but Chill is stronger and a better passer/driver. There's no denying that Brandon can play and has an excellent feel for the game.