Player: Icare Bakadisula
School: Concord Academy
The season is off and running, and Phenom Hoops is getting a great chance to get an updated look on players and how they have developed, but also learn more about several new names throughout the state. One player who has really introduced himself to the state has been 2025 6’7 Icare Bakadisula, a new player who has been a strong force early on.
Watching him at the Carmel Tip-Off to start the season, Bakadisula intrigued many scouts and already has the attention of college coaches. Bakadisula is a strong, powerful, and athletic prospect that excels at the rim, has a really good feel for the game at his position, excels off the rebound and out in transition, and is a developing prospect when stepping out. He is just really learning how to play the game and what he can do on the court, and there is no better program to do so than at Concord Academy.
When we asked him how he would describe his game, he had this to say:
“My game has developed so much. I’m more comfortable doing a little bit of everything on the court, that is my biggest weapon. I’m more comfortable shooting from outside, dribbling, and my ability to attack the rim and draw fouls whenever I want, as well as defending multiple positions. So, I really have improved in these areas and keep getting better.”
Also when talking to him, we learned that Bakadisula has been working and spending time with another Phenom Great in Oscar Tschiebwe, a former Kentucky great and now in the G-League. “Oscar is like my big brother and we spend more time during the offseason together and he has been my role model on and off the court since day one and I’m learning a lot from him.”
A lot is going for this young man, and Phenom Hoops is here for the ride. Schools like Sam Houston State and Bryant have already offered, but Bakadisula also said schools like Boston, Mercer, UNCG, Charlotte, Davidson, Hampton, Weber State, and others have expressed interest, with UNCG, Charlotte, and Boston talking to him the most.