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Programs jumping on board with 2023 Alex Bates (United Faith)

2023 Alex Bates IV has been a name well known around the Phenom Hoops landscape, as we had several first-hand chances to watch him on the court last high school season with United Faith.  On multiple occasions, Bates we just another counterpart of a very well-round team for United Faith, as he eventually helped his team secure a state championship. When you talk about his game though, is...

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Phenom Game Report: 1A NCISAA Championship (United Faith vs. Greenfield)

We continued our coverage of championship day in North Carolina, this time looking towards the 1A Division. United Faith and Greenfield met up on the court, as both teams have had a strong season and wanted to end it with a championship. Coming in, we were looking at the battle between two very strong seniors and both came out strong in this one, as 2022 Aaron Murphy led the charge for...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We’ve reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 from Phenom November Classic (Part 2)

2022 Cade Tyson (Carmel Christian): It was an absolute battle between Carmel and Providence, it was Tyson that led the charge and kept his team in the game in the first half, and also made big plays in the second to help secure the win.  Tyson though showed just how effective he can be from anywhere on the floor. He can score outside, he can use his 6’8 size against smaller defenders to score...

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Phenom Game Report: United Faith at Legion Collegiate (Boys)

In our second game of the night, Phenom Hoops and all the fans got an absolute thriller between Legion Collegiate and United Faith on the boy’s side of things.  Both teams had some intriguing talent coming in that you will see playing at the D1 level.  It took a little time for both teams to get settled down, as United Faith was able to get out to an early two-point lead after the...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQYAaxAFm8S0K11TvsGIgIUK 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...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’22 Julian “Juice” Keitt (Upward Stars) The Upward Stars program possesses talent within each of their teams, and Keitt is arguably one of the more intriguing long-term prospects from this roster. He plays with a consistently high motor on both ends of the floor and tends to naturally create havoc with his overall activity level. Keitt is a great defender, finisher, and rebounder, which...

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Phenom Challenge Team Preview: Charlotte Royals 14u, 15u, 16u, and 17u

The Phenom Challenge is one of the biggest events around the region and in the country, as 180 teams look to compete at the highest level. So let's preview each teams players heading into the event.

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