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Nighthawk Foursome Continues Trending Upward

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops kicked off our travel ball season in Rock Hill, South Carolina. There were over 120 teams in attendance, which naturally led to some high-level competition between noteworthy prospects of all ages. While most of the subplots and storylines have been centered around these specific summer programs, this article will offer something different. We will take a closer...

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Cobras 2021: A Priority for College Coaches

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our annual Queen City Showcase. There were dozens of quality teams from each age group and countless prospects worth noting for college coaches. Quietly, the Cobras 2021 squad was among the most intriguing groups for next-level programs to track. They’ve done a great job of collecting and keeping talented kids across...

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Natural glue guy: Adonijah Whitley

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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Northern Guilford “Books and Basketball”

Northern Guilford “Books and Basketball”  First year Northern Guilford head coach Kellen Parrish inherited a team that went 11-15 during the 2018-19 season. This past season coach Parrish coached Northern Guilford to a 16-10 record and won the Mid-State 2A/3A regular season conference championship going 12-2. Leading the way on the basketball court and in the classroom was 6’5 2022 Nolan...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons #63: 5’6 ’20 Alexander Jones (Phillip O’Berry) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to impact the game despite his lack of size, Alexander Jones. He’s a tough, strong, heady point guard prospect with a nice blend of scoring, defense, and playmaking. Jones is extremely quick and fast, and can leave opponents in the dust in transition. Next in...

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Open Gym Tour: Northern Guilford

Founded just over a decade ago, Northern Guilford has seen some high-level prospects come through this program but have largely maintained their reputation as a football school. After the infamous era that featured guys like Michael Neal (App State), Jonathan Frye (Tulane), and Jacob Lawson (Purdue), the basketball talent just wasn’t the same. They’ve had multiple scholarship-level guys...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Darius Williams   #30: 5’6 ’22 Joshua McNair (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a fairly well-rounded skillset during his time at camp, Joshua McNair. He’s a young point guard prospect with solid IQ and a strong team-first approach to the game. McNair is a capable scorer, but typically looks to get others involved and score as needed. He’s...

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Coach K’s eye catchers from the NC Phenom 150

The NC Phenom 150 brings some unique and intriguing talent from around the state, allowing us at Phenom Hoops and other scouts to watch some new prospects.  Coach K was on deck throughout the event, coaching, and watching, and there were three guys that really caught his eye. Check out who those players were. Colin Radcliffe, 6’4 class of 2019 #152 Richland High school A small power forward with...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session 3: Evaluation Team 4

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3:Evaluation Team 4   Team 4 Coach Dre Simmons   #4: 5’5 ’22 Matthew Liles (Lexington, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to make his presence felt quite well for his age and size, Matthew Liles. He’s a young guard prospect that showed the ability to operate with or without the ball and find success. Liles shot the ball very...

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