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July Live Period Superlatives: Part One

Although there has been a ton of excitement swirling throughout the last few months, July is finally coming to an end. Between the NCHSAA/NCISAA events in June and the consecutive live periods across July, all levels of coaches have been traveling, evaluating, and establishing relationships with these prospects. Excluding the lone period in July, we will take a closer look at a slew of players...

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Bradin Minton: A True Point Guard

Dating back nearly four years, Bradin Minton surfaced at our Jr. Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp as a young, somewhat unassuming middle school prospect. While the lefty showed natural instincts and an enticing foundation, few people could’ve expected him to turn into such an electric setup artist and overall floor general. Minton impressed at the Teammate Nationals last summer, but has gotten even...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge (Part Three)

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Team Synergy) Often times,...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’8 ’21 Ben Burnham (Team Charlotte) There’s an obvious amount of talent within the Team Charlotte organization, and Burnham has arguably been their most consistent performer of the early season. He’s a long, wiry forward with quality athleticism and an excellent nose for the ball. Burnham plays with a nonstop motor and understands how to overwhelm opponents with his activity level. He’s a...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Justin Dempsey   #44: 5’7 ’23 Ty Hopson (Tennessee High) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game well on both ends of the court despite his lack of size, Ty Hopson. He’s a smart, young guard prospect that plays with a high motor and scores the ball effectively from all three levels. Hopson has a nice playmaking sense and rebounds particularly well for...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Tyrone Smith   #2:4’11 ’25 Dionte Neal (Reidsville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out with his ability to run a team, especially at his age, Dionte Neal. He’s a young, intelligent point guard prospect with exceptional quickness and a tight handle, which allows him to enter the paint and make plays with ease. Neal displayed great footwork to go with...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 8

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Evaluations   Team 8 Coach: Jones   #46: 5’5 ’24 Hunter Wall (Taylors, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and constantly highlighted his team-first approach, Hunter Wall. He’s a guard prospect with unselfishness and a willingness to create scoring opportunities for others. Wall knocked down a few open shots on the day and drove...

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TN Phenom 150; (9/15/18)

This past weekend, I attended my first Phenom Hoops event in Kingsport, Tennessee. Man, I had been looking forward to this one; I’ve been working as a scout/journalist in Virginia for the last several weeks since getting on board with the Phenom Hoop Report crew. When I noticed that one of our exposure camps, the Tennessee Phenom 150, was coming up soon on the calendar, I made sure to mark it...

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