2024 Kyrell Shaw (Northside Christian): Coming from Mooresville and now being a big part of Northside Christian, Shaw is a player that could garner more eyes his way. The younger brother of KC Shaw, Kyrell showed this weekend that he can be a big threat from outside if someone was looking for a shooter with range. He runs the floor and gets to his spots well, but also finished out in transition as well. Shaw really stepped up and hit several big shots throughout the event.

2023 Nigel Okwakol (QEA): The senior is a player that some may already know but he should be garnering more eyes his way after his consistent play at the Carmel Tip-Off. He is a 6'6 combo prospect that has a long frame, is athletic and can get to the rim, can guard multiple positions, and was effective also in rising up to knock down shots and helping on the boards. Okwakol should be getting on more radars this season.

2025 Cam Flippen (The Burlington School): Only a sophomore, Flippen should see a bump in his stock with what he has shown in the last few months. He was incredibly strong in being a two-way prospect, getting after it defensively, creating multiple turnovers, and turning them into points. Strong on-ball defender that created havoc for his opponents. Offensively, loved his feel and shiftiness in getting around defenders and finishing with touch around the basket. A young guard to start looking now.

2025 Tayeshaun Smith (1of1): Smith is a forward that I'm excited about watching as he continues to mature with his game. But as of right now, he has really been able to carve out a role for himself. He is a strong rim-protector at his age, usually staying straight up and making a wall around the basket. But he also brings a physical game in the paint, finishing strong at the rim but also showing the ability to step out with his mid-range shot. Think there is a lot of potential with his game and time will tell as he only grows as a player.

2024 Sean Birmingham (Cannon): One of two new names for Phenom Hoops, Birmingham is a name to jot down and check out more this season for Cannon. He sports a long frame as a forward at 6'8, moves really well and has a good skillset that allows him to be effective in a variety of areas. Birmingham was able to stretch the floor, be a threat from outside and handle the ball at times, but also be active around the basket.

2024 Ryan Soulis (Asheville School): Soulis is another new name here in North Carolina and one to pay attention to. He has the size that you like at 6'10 but what you had to notice about his game was his activity level on the court, his ability to run the floor, his mobility, how he competes, and his ability to score around the basket. Nearly finished with a solid double-double on Day 2 and captured several of our eyes at the event.