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Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...read more
Entering his fourth season at Pine Lake Preparatory, Head Coach Tony Dunbar is excited about this year’s team. In his first three seasons, Dunbar has won 60 games, averaging 20 wins per season. Coach Dunbar and his team have goals of competing for a state championship at the NCHSAA 1A level. With an experienced, upperclassmen led group, the Pride have an opportunity to do just that. This...read more
Team 3 Coach: Andre Simmons #4: 5’0 ’24 AJ Adams (Crest Middle School of Technology) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out for his advanced feel and playmaking sense for his age, AJ Adams. He’s a young point guard with an excellent blend of vision and scoring. Adams handles the ball well and looked extremely comfortable when going against opponents of his own age. Next...read more
At Phenom Hoops, we’ve seen a considerable amount of programs come through our doors, but none that represent the team concept better than the Carolina Riptide. For starters, this group has been together throughout the entire process and possesses chemistry that other teams simply can’t match. It all starts with their fiery head coach, Grant Hodges, who has proven to be one of the modest, yet...read more
Shooters will shoot and these are the players that showcased that at the Summer Havoc Live.read more
Here are more standouts from the Summer Havoc LIVE in Fort Mill.read more