Phenom Hoops has quickly become North Carolina’s premier source of high school basketball exposure. We are an NCAA compliant scouting service that offers a unique and valued opinion throughout the basketball landscape. Our Phenom Platform offers nationally recognized exposure camps, AAU tournaments, and high school showcases with the chance to play in front of prime-time coaches and scouts.
Founder and Editor
VP of Operations
– Patrick O’Brien was with Phenom Hoop Report from 2013-2017, before being an employee at ESPN. Now, he is back with Phenom Hoop Report as Vice President of Operations. Patrick will be helping provide the best platform for Phenom Hoops, as he will be helping push the company to another level, bring exposure to players, and much more. Patrick will also help with running the back end of the Phenom Hoops website, as well as producing content.
Director of Marketing
Vice President/ Partner
Jamie graduated from University of South Carolina in 2004 and has been building with Phenom Hoops since 2013. He is involved with all facets of Phenom Hoops including event planning, external partnerships, digital media, writing and more. Jamie oversees the scouting for Phenom Hoops and is a co-author of the Phenom Hoop Report, an NCAA compliant scouting service.
Director of Player Analysis
Jeff Bendel is Phenom Hoops’ Director of Player Analysis. Aside from a brief period, he has been with the PHR team since 2016 and has sought out to bring his analytical perspective into our platform. Over the last few years, Jeff has become our camp evaluator in addition to bringing constant content from the travel, high school, and NBA scene. His main goal is to provide deserving kids with exposure to further their education and playing career at the collegiate level.
Miles is a Scout, Analyst, and Podcaster here at Phenom Hoop Report. He got his start in basketball media after running his StateOfHoopsNC Website during 2017 before joining Phenom Hoops at the start of 2018. Along with his work at Phenom Hoops he works for PackPride.com and The HoopState Network. Miles is a full-time student at UNC Charlotte where he is studying Communications.
Brandon is a 2016 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, he graduated with a B.S. degree in Mass Communications and a focus in journalism. Brandon and his work alike have been featured on multiple platforms, from television to radio, and multiple digital platforms. Brandon serves as a multimedia journalist with the Phenom Hoop Report, and has served in this role with the staff since the summer of 2017.
And the #Focused
It’s been a great time with the Phenom family ever since joining in late-August 2018. I mainly cover the Central and Northern regions of Virginia. My motto for all hoopers is simply: “Don’t run around your obstacles, go straight through them.”
Being around basketball my whole life I have seen some talented kids not make it to college because they just didn’t have anyone helping them get exposure. It has always been my dream to either coach or be a talent evaluator to help young men and women reach their goals of playing on the collegiate level. The Phenom family gave me this chance and I will always be thankful for this opportunity in which they gave me! I mainly cover the Greensboro/High Point area boys and girls basketball.
#TTP (Trust The Process)