April was a big month in the exposure category and due to the three shoe circuits having events during both periods, it can be hit or miss when it comes to college coaches. However, Phenom Hoops April saw over 300 college coaches come to sit baseline and watch the talent on hand.
We started off in Spartanburg, South Carolina and ended up in Greensboro, North Carolina. Teams from all over stopped by to compete, in fact we hosted teams from 10 different states (Washington state, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina).
Coaches from some of the top programs, and conferences, from across the country showed up. The ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12, American Athletic, Big East, A-10, Ivy, Conference USA, Atlantic Sun, Sun Belt, Colonial Athletic, American East, Patriot, MEAC, SWAC, Big South, Southern Conference, and so many others attended games.
Even better offers were handed out. Kids went from no names to the top of recruiting boards. Every event has multiple NCAA Compliant Scouts in attendance and media from national outlets, read from across the country. Games are live streamed and archived to coaches across the country via national outlet Baller TV.
Suffice to say, the industry leader in exposure upped the ante and April provided more exposure than ever before.
Here are some players who broke out at Phenom’s Challenge Live and Phenom’s Grassroots Tip Off Live in the 2019 class
6’6” Ben Lubarsky
Ball 4 Lyfe (FL)
Lubarsky came into Phenom’s Challenge Live with some buzz about him, as he went on a host of visits and elite camps last year. However, what these school’s didn’t know was Lubarsky was a couple inches taller and considerably better. He was a killer throughout the event as the lefty shooter averaged over 20 points, shoot daggers with 4 3s made per game. He is a mental giant on the floor, when it comes to both toughness and IQ. He shot the ball at an insanely high clip and his best attribute may have been his ability to see the floor and deliver seeds to his teammates. After his performance at Phenom’s Challenge Live Lubarsky picked up offers from Columbia, Radford, Winthrop and Stetson. More will be sure to come.
6’5” Grant Ledford
Tennessee Bobcats (TN)
Not only is Ledford a shot maker, but he is a great shot creator. His footwork and spatial awareness is off the charts as he is always able to get to his spots off the bounce. Ledford is a deft shooter with great touch and range. Ledford walked out of Phenom’s Challenge Live carrying offers from UT Chattanooga, Tennessee Tech, Presbyterian and Army. Like Lubarsky he should go through June and July with offers continuously coming in.
6’5” Brandon Murray
Team ENC (NC)
Murray has always been a dead eye shooter. The lengthy shooting guard has touch and range and at the Phenom’s Grassroots Tip Off Live he showed his game has expanded over the last year. He is attacking the rim and finishing with athleticism, Murray played with great confidence. He knocked down a game winner in the first game and averaged 15 points over the weekend. He picked up a Lees McRae offer, D1s should be all over this high academic wing.