This weekend at the Phenom Queen City Showcase, Phenom Hoops was able to get a view of Carolina Pressure 17u and what they were bringing in this summer.  A program that has been productive over the years and has brought talent of all levels to the court, it looks like CPB 17u will once again be a team that has talent for college coaches and programs.  They were impressive at the event, they competed on both ends, and it allowed us to check out the next wave of talent.

1 Ladarius Cloud 5’10 Lancaster HS ‘24
2 Caleb Temoney 6’6 Spring Valley HS ‘24
3 Joshua Smith 6’1 Ridge View HS ‘24
4 Caleb Jenkins 5’7 Sumter HS ‘24
5 Cooper Wiley 6’4 AC Flora HS ‘24
6 Jordan Burgess 6’1 Spring Valley HS ‘24
7 Will Olden 6’1 Blythewood HS ‘24
8 Ian Goings 6’4 Lugoff Elgin HS ‘23
9 Tray Mazyck 6’1 Blythewood HS ‘24
10 Michael Green 6’8 Darlington HS ‘24
12 Ryan Newhouse 5’9 Chapin HS ‘24
23 Jayden Pretty 6’6 Ridge View HS ‘24

What was said at Phenom Queen City:

“2024 Ladarius Cloud (CPB) contineus to be a pest on the court. Relentless defensively and plays so scrappy. Also quick in creating off the dribble and finding his teammates.”

“6’0 2024 Jordan Burgess has impacted the game in a variety of ways. Has the ability to make shots off the catch & bounce. Has knocked down three 3’s from the perimeter.”

“Lots to like with 6’6 ‘24 Jayden Pretty (Carolina Pressure) and his overall identity. Strong frame, soft touch, and great body control around the basket. Finishes with both hands, rebounds his area, and highlights a reliable defensive presence. Next-level post.”

“2024 Josh Smith (CPB) has also been a strong force today. Mixing it up offensively and finding ways to put the ball in the hoop.”

“Another year, another tough, disciplined Carolina Pressure group. They’ve been great at forcing turnovers, getting out in transition, and apply consistent downhill pressure here. Roster loaded with guys for college coaches to check out.”