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Special K’s Hoops Take: Crazy Potentials

This summer was full of crazy talented players that will have the chance to play at a variety of different collegiate levels. Some of these players were already really good but still ooze the potential to develop to be even better. This article talks about a few guys that I believe are talented and possess the potential to become big-time players.

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Commitment Alert: Wildy felt like a priority from Iona coaching staff

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jordan WildlyClass: 2021Committed to: Iona What the Player Said: Q: Huge...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Grant Hodges #0: 5’6 ’25 Brendan Miles (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Brendan Miles. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with quality vision, ball-handling, and three-point shooting. Miles displays a nice feel for the game and understands how to maximize his role on...

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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2024 6’1 Aveyon Jordan (Churchland HS, VA)

Aveyon is one of the most athletically gifted and most creative playmakers in Virginia’s 2024 class. With his skillful use of crossovers, inside out dribbles, step-backs, and a wide array of breakdown dribble moves coupled with great body control, quickness, and strong scoring instincts he renders even the best of defenders helpless trying to contain him.

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Dre Simmons #0: 5’5 ’25 Aiden Martin (Greensboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Aiden Martin. He’s a smart guard prospect that displays toughness, unselfishness, and a well-rounded skillset. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make...

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Commitment coming soon for 2022 G Paul Lewis

It seems that a program is going to grab themselves a talent on Sunday, as 2022 guard Paul Lewis recently announced that he would be committing to a program. The Bishop O’Connell prospect has seen his recruitment hit another level this past year, with a few high-major programs recently offering and others joining in. But it seems that he has found his future home.

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Phenom Hoops: Guard Workouts

Coach Mason Waters has done a tremendous job providing players workouts and video breakdowns, helping them develop their game. He is a current high school coach and a former NCAA Assistant Coach who has worked with different NBA coaches. Below, he provides different three full guard workouts to help players prepare for the season and get better. These workouts will focus on finishing, shooting,...

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2022 6’8 Mayar Wol putting others on notice this summer

A name that some may have not heard yet, 2022 6’8 Mayar Wol has been putting on a show this summer and starting to make a case for himself in North Carolina. Last season as a sophomore, Wol averaged 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game at Fuquay-Varina but this summer, playing with Hoop Wall Street, Wol was a consistent standout at multiple events.  He showed that he can be that big-time scoring...

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Gyms Gems: Blake Walker’s Rising Stars Open Run

By: Patrick Paul Passion Driven Sports has been a pillar in the Pee Dee/Grand Strand area for the past two years. Gyms Gems heavily focus on small-town kids with big talent. Got a chance to slide in and see Blake Walker’s Rising Stars Open Run. Blake Walker is establishing himself as another pillar in the Pee Dee area by putting together one of the best middle school teams in the state of SC....

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Drew Bombick #0: 5’2 ’25 Tyler Daughtridge (Archdale) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a pretty strong impact despite being the youngest and smallest prospect on this team, Tyler Daughtridge. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect with a reliable spot-up presence from beyond the arc. Daughtride moves well without the ball and proved to be a solid defender...

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Valparaiso a perfect fit for 2021 Darius DeAveiro

Valparaiso has done a terrific job in finding talent, especially from Canada. They already have Daniel Sackey, who is from Winnipeg and they have now secured a commitment, hopefully with their future point guard in Darius DeAveiro. The connection that the staff and DeAveiro developed over the last year or so played a critical factor in his decision, along with the background Valparaiso has with...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Damorio Jackson #0: 5’2 ’25 Lucas Kimrey (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently found ways to impact the game despite being the smallest prospect on the team, Lucas Kimrey. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect with an unselfish mentality. Kimrey proved to be a solid perimeter shooter with nice defensive intensity, especially against opponents...

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Commitment Alert: Clemson adds commitment from 2021 Ian Schieffelin

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Ian SchieffelinClass: 2021Committed to: Clemson What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Phenom 1-on-1: 2023 6’4 Jahnathan Lamothe

A 6’4 guard out of Baltimore, Maryland, 2023 Jahnathan Lamothe has been a big name this summer and one that has really seen his recruitment take a significant jump this summer as several big schools have entered his recruitment early on. Nearly holding double-digit offers already, Phenom Hoops reached out to Lamothe to check in and see how his summer went and who could be the next schools...

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Welcome to the #HoopState Mikey Williams; transferring to Lake Norman Christian

What a busy day it has been and possibly the biggest news of the day may have been one of the top prospects in the country announcing that he would be headed to North Carolina. 2023 Mikey Williams, who is ranked No. 3 overall by ESPN, announced that he would be heading to the 704 and will be attending Lake Norman Christian under head coach Mason Padgett.  Coach Padgett has done a TREMENDOUS...

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Commitment Alert: 2021 Carter Whitt continuing to play in NC, commits to Wake Forest

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Carter WhittClass: 2021Committed to: Wake Forest What does Wake Forest Get: First...

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Commitment Alert: 2021 Will Felton heading to Arizona State

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Will FeltonClass: 2021Committed to: Arizona State Announcement: First, I would...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Ken Potosnakk #0: 5’4 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently found ways to make his presence felt despite being the smallest prospect on the team, Jalen Mills. He’s a young, tough, high-motor guard with a desire to compete and involve himself in the action on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun Session II

2021 Tommy Moore (Bull City PG CLT): Moore was strong in the second half, getting after it on defense and aggressively attacking offensively.  He played with a lot of great energy on the court, was able to knock down shots, and stay aggressive. 2021 Scott Deffinbaugh (Moravian Prep Black PG): Deffinbaugh is a high IQ type guard, that plays with a tremendous feel in the open court.  He plays...

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Player Standouts at Session Two of Phenom Open Run

6’9 ’21 Joseph Ferrante (South Mecklenburg) There were numerous quality teams on display but none as consistently impressive as South Meck, and Ferrante was a major part of their success. He’s a great leader and primary offensive cog for this group, given the way he communicates and unselfishly controls the interior on both ends of the floor. The lefty is almost guaranteed within five feet but...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: Day 2 #PhenomAllAmerican

6’6 2022 Yashiya Crespin – Crespin is a big physical guard, he’s a natural leader and he’s got next-level vision. Crespin makes good decisions with the rock, and he’s a pass-first lead guard that understands the tendencies of the guys around him. Crespin is physically and mentally tough, he’s battled through adversity with some injuries, but looks completely healthy now. Crespin will...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts

6’3 Zion Collins 2024 has all the physical tools and intangibles to become a high-level guard. He is a terrific playmaker who has the IQ and passing ability to really create for his teammates and put them in a great position to score. He showed a great blend of scoring ability from all three levels on the court. He shoots the ball well and knocks down tough shots. He attacks the basket and gets...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom All-American Camp

Mychael Mitchell- The young, poised floor general proved to be one of the more impressive point guards on display, especially for his age. He’s smart, unselfish, and can reliably run a team or stand out as a scorer. He remained an active presence in transition, operated well without the ball, and contained his assignment nicely on defense.  Kanayo Nwosu- Unsurprisingly, the long, strong,...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Late Standouts Day1

6’4 Kobe Jones 2021 is extremely athletic and long. He is a walking highlight that is a threat to perform a highlight play every time on the court. Uses his length and quickness to play the passing lanes, get out in transition, and throw down some eye catching dunks. He attacks the paint relentlessly and finishes at the rim all game long. He has a knack for creating contact and absolutely lives...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom All-American Camp

Michael Marcus Jr.- There should be a pretty obvious amount of long-term appeal with someone like Marcus. He’s already blessed with great size and physical attributes, but also displays toughness and an understanding of his overall abilities. Marcus works well out of the post and utilizes his strength well to create separation.  Jaydin Spillman-Martin- Arguably the most enticing prospect in...

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