What a camp it was at the Phenom Middle School Elite Camp, as Phenom Hoops had over 80 players come and compete and introduce themselves to our platform. We will be writing a lot about several players at the event in what we saw, as these names will certainly be ones to jot down and monitor.

A young prospect that we have had a chance to watch on several occasions, whether at the Phenom Middle School Camp or the Rise to the Occasion, has been 2028 6’2 Kingston Hardie.  This is a young man who has impressed big time on several occasions, showing he could be a blossoming big man to watch in the coming years as he develops. Hardie does an exceptional job of being a true force down around the basket. He understands well how to position himself in the paint, carve out space, and bully defenders in the post while finishing through contact.  You add on top of that his impact on the boards, just having a knack of getting his hands on the ball both offensively and defensively, Hardie can be a game-changer on the court at his position.

Hardie though also shows early flashes of versatility with his size and skill set. He possesses good vision and court awareness, strong handles to push in transition or make plays off the bounce, and the ability to step out and be a threat from outside.

This young man has impressed us all throughout this past year on our platform and others, and he should be a name to jot down to watch in the coming years.

What Has Been Said:

“In terms of overall appeal, Hardie was certainly among the top prospects in attendance. He’s already big, strong, and skilled’which caused a ton of matchup problems for opponents throughout the day. Hardie is able to physically overwhelm opponents around the basket, but utilizes his blend of vision, ball skills, perimeter shooting to actively apply pressure from outside the paint. When he’s playing hard, Hardie is able to dominate his assignment on both ends of the floor.”