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Team Charlotte 16u putting everyone on alert early on

Phenom Hoops got a great taste of the action we will be seeing for much of the summer at the Queen City Showcase and Team Charlotte is certainly going to be a popular name to watch… but that shouldn’t be any different from previous seasons. Each year, Jeff McInnis and company bring in some of the top talent around the region and they are looking to do it once again.  Charlotte 17u has a ton of...

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Combine Academy vs Lake Norman Christian

In the game that everyone has been eagerly anticipating all year, Lake Norman Christian traveled to Lincolnton to take on Combine Academy on Tuesday night. With two of the top rated sophomores in the nation, the basketball community wanted to see Mikey Williams vs Robert Dillingham. While these two young prospects were the headline, each team was filled with several talented players and coaches...

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Combine Academy vs The Burlington School: Game Recap

On Saturday afternoon, Phenom Hoops traveled to Lincolnton to watch Combine Academy take on The Burlington School. TBS was facing a nationally ranked Combine Academy for their second game in two days after getting a close road win Friday night at South Granville. The first half was a defensive battle. Both teams were doing a really good job of pressuring the ball and forcing turnovers. Robert...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’6 ’22 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Team CP3) This Team CP3 roster is arguably the most loaded group of prospects on display, and Hood-Schifino was as impressive as anyone in attendance. He’s already established himself as a high-level player over the years, but has really started to vault himself into elite territory over the last six months. Hood-Schifino is an incredible playmaker and game manager...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 2 of #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 1)

2021 6’4 Nygell Verdier (Anthony Morrow Elite): Verdier is a versatile prospect on the court.  Playing the stretch forward at Independence, gives him a nice understanding of playing inside and out, attacking at multiple positions, and also showing off his athleticism at the rim.  Whether it was finishing at the rim or pulling up, Verdier brings an array of ways to score the basketball. 2021 6’1...

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Coach Rick’s All State “Sportsmanship Award”

Coach Rick’s All State “Sportsmanship Award 5’11 Dennard Davis (Combine Academy) We first watch Dennard Davis back in October, 2017 at our NC Junior Phenom Camp.  At the time, Davis stood 5’1 and we were impressed with his high basketball IQ, ball handling and passing skills, but more importantly his leadership qualities on the court. As a matter of fact, we stated, “Davis has a great...

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Combine Academy Captures Win Over Liberty Heights

Combine Academy captures 63-45 win over Liberty Heights  Phenom Hoops travelled to Lincolnton, North Carolina to cover a key match-up between two of the top non-association teams in the state. Liberty Heights came into the contest with a 13-5 record while Combine Academy sported a 16-8 record. Both teams have played a tough and challenging national schedule and the game at Combine Academy...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Champion Showcase

6’6 ’22 Elijah Gray (Team Synergy) In many ways, Gray was among the most impressive players from day two of Phenom Champion Showcase. He showcased a newfound aggression and actually played his best two-way game while nearly angry. Gray handles the ball quite well, especially for his size, and scored the ball in a variety of different ways. He worked from the block, displayed footwork, finished...

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Continuing Standouts: #PhenomHSJamboree Session Two

6’4 2019 D’Angelo Elliot: Carolina Day School D’Angelo Elliot continues to impress more and more just about every time I see him due to the fact that he has done an excellent job rounding out his game to make it more complete.  He’s turned himself into a lockdown defender while still maintaining the ability to flat out light it up on the scoresheet.  He’s capable of...

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