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Summer Havoc Team Previews: NC Gaters Black

After a lot of stressors throughout the last twelve to fourteen months, the grassroots basketball landscape has finally returned to normalcy. The shoe-circuits and high school LIVE periods were restored for the betterment of these young prospects who are simply fighting for an equal opportunity to advance to the collegiate ranks. Although this presents Division I programs with the chance to...

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Piedmont Classical’s Core Becoming a Priority for College Coaches

Aside from the highest level of basketball, the concept of assembling a balanced core grouping of players seems to be more advantageous than building around a “star” or two. Again, the theory of accumulating as many stars as possible is clearly the best method to succeed in the NBA. That being said, folks should definitely be intrigued by Coach Johnnie Richardson and his blueprint over at...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

6’3 ’24 Austin Swartz (CB Hoops) Although CB Hoops is fairly balanced as a group, Swartz was arguably their most reliable performer throughout their first contest of the day. Between his IQ, size, and well-rounded skillset, he understands how to consistently affect all facets of the game. Swartz displays a pretty advanced feel for his current age, and should only continue to get better with...

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Piedmont Classical v. Greensboro Day School

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Greensboro Day School in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, as the Bengals prepared to host the Bobcats of Piedmont Classical. This is Johnny Richardson’s first year as head coach for Piedmont Classical and, despite complete roster turnover, he’s found great success thus far. Prior to taking the position, Richardson was an assistant for Greensboro...

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Phenom Summer Havoc: Miles Late Night Standouts

6’9 2023 Callum Richard: Team Loaded NC 2023 Richard has all of the makings of a high level prospect, his ability to protect the rim, finish around the basket, and provide an excellent anchor on the defensive end with his communication skills.  His physical gifts and natural feel for the game allow him the chance to become an immediate impact guy at the high school level next year at Gaston Day....

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David Rose MDC Team Preview: NC Spartans 16u

Memorial Day Weekend is a special weekend to share with family and friends.  But it also provides a chance for teams to compete in one of the best events around at the David Rose MDC with Phenom Hoops. We have over 80 teams competing at a high-level, showcasing their talents and earning exposure! Come out and show your support, as well as support a great cause in the Wounded Warrior Project....

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Kelvin Mills   #7: 5’7 ’21 Leonard Harper III (Raleigh, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and provided great energy on both ends of the floor during camp, Leonard Harper III. He’s a wiry, slightly undersized guard prospect with a high IQ and an array of useful playmaking skills. Harper scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 11

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 11 Coach Aaron Hogner   #70: 5’7 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his abilities, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a point guard prospect with an exceptional feel for the game, able to consistently create scoring opportunities for himself and others....

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North Carolina’s 2021 Hidden Gem

North Carolina’s 2021 Hidden Gem  There has been talk about North Carolina’s class of 2021 being very deep with some known and unknown talent. I want to add in another player who is part of the unknown to most people in the state. Unless you were one of the teams that played against Bethany Community School this past year, you may not know about a hidden gem by the name of Adam Vincent. I...

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