Basketball Giants SLAM Magazine and Phenom Hoops Team Up to Give
Maximum Exposure this High School Season

NORTH CAROLINA – SLAM Magazine and Phenom Hoops have agreed to partner in events this 2018-19 calendar year to provide the most exclusive coverage of some of the best players across the country.

This exclusive deal will start off with four events, Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic (November 9-10 in Charlotte, NC), Phenom Hoop’s National High School Showcase (November 16-17 in Greensboro, NC), Hoops and Dreams Showcase (November 23-24 in Fayetteville, NC) and Battle at the Rock (November 30-December 1 in Fort Mill, SC).

Phenom Hoops runs nationally recognized basketball events throughout the region and partners with first class organizations to host each tournament. These four events will feature many of the best players and teams from around the country. Including national powers such as Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, VA), IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL), Aspire Academy (Louisville, KY), Greensboro Day School (Greensboro, NC), Lincoln Academy (Snellville, GA), Potters House Christian (Jacksonville, FL), Carmel Christian (Matthews, NC) and many others.

Director of SLAM Magazine High School Video Bryan Larussa stated, “In my experience, the state of North Carolina has one of the biggest basketball fan bases in the country.  They also produce a ton of high level college and pro talent.  Phenom Hoops has been identifying that talent for years now and they’ve established themselves as the go-to source for putting those players on the map.  The first time I ever saw Dennis Smith Jr. was in his freshman year while playing at the Phenom 150 camp, and he was just one of many great players there.  So when the opportunity to partner with them came about, I wanted to jump on it right away.”

Featured Prospects For SLAM Magazine to Have Exclusive Coverage Of
Top Overall 2019 Prospect Cole Anthony (Oak Hill)

Other 5-Star 2019 Prospects
Jeremiah Robinson Earl (IMG Academy)
Josh Green (IMG Academy)
Josiah James (Porter Gaud)
Armando Bacot (IMG Academy)
Kofi Cockburn (Oak Hill)

5-Star 2020 Prospects
Jaden Springer (IMG Academy)
Justice Ajogbor (Christ School)
Cam Thomas (Oak Hill)

5-Star 2021 Prospects
Moussa Diabate (DME Academy)
Sekou Sada Kalle (Aspire Academy)
Frank Anselem (Lincoln Academy)
Carson McCorkle (Greensboro Day)
Cam Hayes (Greensboro Day)

Phenom Hoops hosts some of the top high school showcases and tournaments throughout the country. It only makes sense for a legendary company like SLAM Magazine to want to co-brand these events. The best players, the highest level of competition, the best crowds will all be at every Phenom Hoops events, SLAM Magazine will be sure to put some fire behind it and create must see content that will have fans and players beside themselves with excitement. Expect a new level of entertainment.

Director of SLAM Magazine High School Video Bryand Larussa stated, “A little less than a year ago I was hired as the High School Video Director and we launched our operation with the vision of becoming the biggest brand in high school basketball.  SLAM Magazine has a legendary and iconic reputation at the NBA level, and now we’re putting just as much of an emphasis on the top high school players.  In less than a year we’ve gained nearly 250K Instagram followers and we expect that rate of growth to increase exponentially in year two.”

All eyes will be on these events and we are excited to partner up for this ride.


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SLAM Magazine
SLAM was founded in 1994 as the “in-your-face basketball magazine,” covering all things hoop-related, from NBA, college ball, and high school hoops to kicks, streetball, old-school stories and the fashion of the game. Twenty-three years later, SLAM is still the No. 1 outlet for all things that matter in the world of basketball. For more information, visit

Phenom Hoops
Phenom Hoops has quickly become North Carolina’s premier source of high school basketball exposure. Phenom Hoops is an NCAA compliant scouting service that offers a unique and valued opinion throughout the basketball landscape. The Phenom Platform offers nationally recognized exposure camps, travel basketball tournaments and high school showcases with the chance to play in front of prime-time coaches and scouts. For more information, visit