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Freshman Ricky Council IV putting everyone on notice at Wichita State

When looking back at the recruitment of Ricky Council IV, it seems a little perplexing why more schools didn’t enter the picture but that ultimately served well for Wichita State in the end. The Shockers secured themselves a 6’6 athletic prospect that can simply produce and put on a show, as the freshman has really carved himself a name in the AAC early on.

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Phenom Podcast: NC State’s Freshmen making noise early (with Miles Masercola from Pack Pride)

Phenom Hoops brings you another interesting podcast, this time bringing in a special guest from Pack Pride, Miles Masercola. Patrick and Miles sit down to discuss the latest surrounding NC State basketball, which includes quite a few HoopState prospects that are quickly making a name for themselves. Miles dives into more from what he has seen from Shakeel Moore, Cam Hayes, Jaylon Gibson, and...

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Phenom Podcast: Winthrop off to a hot start in the Big South (Listen)

Phenom Hoops' Patrick O'Brien was getting the urge to talk some college basketball, especially after watching Winthrop on ESPN+. The Eagles are off to a tremendous start and are looking like the top team in the Big South early on. They are using a balanced offensive attack, getting on the boards, and stepping up on the defensive end, Winthrop is playing incredibly strong. It is one of several podcasts in which we talk about some college basketball.

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Bridgewater College Recruiting Starting to Turn Heads

Often times, it seems that most folks don’t truly understand the challenges and difficulties of recruiting players at the Division III level. Coaches can be the first to recruit a kid and establish a quality relationship, and will still lose out to Division II (or even JUCO) programs in 99% of situations. It’s an absolute bloodbath, and that notion rings especially true for Bridgewater...

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Marshall’s Taevion Kinsey living up to the hype and more

Courtesy: Herdzon.com Last year, Phenom got a terrific chance to head up to West Virginia to check in on Marshall and what they were bringing in during the 2019-20 season. One player that simply caught our eyes immediately and coaches were raving about was then rising sophomore Taevion Kinsey, who we pegged as a rising star.  This is coming off a freshman season in which he was named to the...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Lincoln Memorial TOO MUCH For Catawba Behind 3PT Shooting; Railsplitters WIN 109-76

Lincoln Memorial traveled to Catawba recently for a showdown, as it turned into a fast-paced type of game. Both teams got up and down, but it was the three-point shooting from LMU that helped them secure the 109-76 victory on the road. Check out all the highlights from the game with Phenom Hoops.

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Phenom Game Report: Lincoln Memorial at Catawba

Phenom Hoops went out to Salisbury Wednesday afternoon to check in on a college showdown between Lincoln Memorial, who came in undefeated, and Catawba.  Even in a limited setting, these two teams brought a lot of energy early on.  Both teams were mostly trading baskets for the first 10 minutes of the game, with LMU holding a narrow lead early on.  But then the three-ball started...

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A story to remember: Georgia Tech’s Moses Wright

Watching teams on the court in college, there are several players that we have an opportunity to watch grow up and take everyone by surprise in what they have ultimately become and accomplished. Moses Wright from Georgia Tech is one that many could say has surprised with his production and when you look back at where he was years ago in high school to where he is today, players around the country could easily learn something from him.

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Junior Jaylen Sims producing at UNC-Wilmington

One can put 6’6 junior Jaylen Sims in that category early on at UNC-Wilmington. Sims has really earned his time and has picked up some valuable experience in his first two seasons at UNCW, playing in 32 games as a freshman and sophomore (64 total) and is now getting the opportunity to showcase just what he can do for the Seahawks this season.

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Cam Thomas showing what he has always done early on at LSU

Playing at Oak Hill, you are going to get the national attention, and last year, 2020 Cam Thomas was that dude. This young man was an absolute scoring machine at Oak Hill, averaging 31.5 points, six rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game, leaving as the program’s all-time leading scorer and posted nine 30-plus point games last year.

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Wired to Score: UVa-Wise’s junior Cameron Whiteside

One player of interest that should be fun to watch and one to really keep an eye on is UVA-Wise 6’5 junior Cameron Whiteside, who came from Thomasville, North Carolina. Whiteside attended Thomasville high school and he showed that he could be a flat-out scorer on the floor and he has only continued that into his college years.

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College Ball Preview: Clemson Tigers

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season.  We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season.  Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season.  Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team. Clemson Tigers...

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College Ball Preview: Boston College Eagles

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season. We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season. Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season. Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team.

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College Ball Preview: Memphis Tigers

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season.  We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season.  Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season.  Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team. Photo Courtesy: Go Tigers Go...

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College Ball Preview: East Carolina Pirates

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season.  We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season.  Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season.  Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team. East Carolina (Last Season...

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College Ball Preview: Cincinnati Bearcats

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season. We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season. Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season. Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team.

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College Ball Preview: Houston Cougars

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season. We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season. Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season. Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team.

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Breakout Potential: UNCG’s redshirt-freshman Dericko Williams

Wes Miller has had UNCG rolling the last few years and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down this upcoming season, as the Spartans return several key guys this year once again. Senior Isaiah Miller will look to lead the way once again but a name to start looking at is sophomore Dericko Williams, as he could be the breakout player this season for UNCG.

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New names looking to provide help at South Carolina

Last season, the Gamecocks finished 18-13 overall and 6th in the SEC with a 10-8 conference record.  The program only hopes they can continue to build off a solid season, especially with several players returning this upcoming season. The return of AJ Lawson was big but Coach Martin will still need a few new names to step up and provide positive minutes. That is where we are to going dive...

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East Carolina making noise with 2021 recruiting class

You don’t always get a chance to see East Carolina in the news but with their latest two grabs and now three commitments on board for 2021, the Pirates coaching staff and fans should be excited about the future of the basketball program. ECU hasn’t been a basketball factory over the past several years but it seems that head coach Joe Dooley has this program headed in the right direction quickly!...

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Stars of the ACC: Players leading the way in the conference (2020-21 season) (Part II)

Getting into the college basketball spirit, Phenom Hoops is looking around conferences for some of the top players that should lead the charge. In a 2-part series, we take a look at a few players that should be the stars of the ACC in the coming year.

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Stars of the ACC: Players leading the way in the conference (2020-21 season) (Part I)

Getting into the college basketball spirit, Phenom Hoops is looking around conferences for some of the top players that should lead the charge. In a 2-part series, we first take a look at a few players that should be the stars of the ACC in the coming year.

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