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POB’s Eye Catchers from Hoops and Dreams Showcase: Day 2

2020 6’5 Kam Edwards (Liberty Heights) He had a solid outing on Day 1 and continued that outside shooting once again on Day 2.  He plays a nice compliment to this team and really puts the pressure on defenses to respect his outside game.  Against Freedom Christian, he made them pay, hitting x 3-pointers in the win.  He has the confidence from outside, plays under control, and is...

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Bendel’s Best: Hoops and Dreams Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina for our third annual Hoops and Dreams showcase. As loaded as the National Showcase and Gate City Classic were, one can truly argue that this field was even better. It featured a majority of the top teams from North Carolina in addition to a national powerhouse (Huntington Prep) and a very impressive...

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Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways, and Stock Boosters” Part 2

Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways and Stock Boosters” Part 2 The 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams sponsored by Lucas Moore Reality and Phenom Hoops featured 20 teams that provided another exciting weekend of basketball and storylines. Held at the campus of Methodist University, the two-day post-Thanksgiving event was a huge success and gave us a snapshot of things to come in the “Hoop...

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Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways, and Stock Boosters” Part 1

Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways and Stock Boosters” Part 1 The 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams sponsored by Lucas Moore Reality and Phenom Hoops featured 20 teams that provided another exciting weekend of basketball and storylines. Held at the campus of Methodist University, the two-day post-Thanksgiving event was a huge success and gave us a snapshot of things to come in the “Hoop...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’5 ’20 Trent McIntyre (Piedmont Classical) There are a ton of exciting prospects on this Piedmont Classical team, but few are as productive as McIntyre on a game-to-game basis. It’s honestly somewhat surprising that he hasn’t started get recruited on the Division I level, simply because his approach, mentality, and skillset never waver. He has IQ, size, and phenomenal two-way versatility, which...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’3 ’20 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood) Through two games at the Hoops and Dreams showcase, few players have been better than Tynes. He’s been the ultimate leader and overall decision-maker for this group, consistently setting up the offense, getting others involved, and scoring whenever he desires. Tynes is smart, sharp, and plays with a phenomenal pace to his game. He understands how to...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase Day 1 Standouts and Storylines

The Hoops and Dreams Showcase is one of the best atmospheres of any event held in North Carolina, throughout the basketball calendar. MaxPreps called the Hoops and Dreams Showcase one of the Must-See events of the 2019-20 calendar year, and Day 1 lived up to all of that.

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Evening Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’2 ’20 Jajuan Carr (Pender) Regardless of setting, Carr always seems to rise to the occasion and lead by example on both ends of the floor. He’s easily one of the smartest and toughest floor generals across the entire state. Carr handles the ball with poise, creates for himself and others, scores on all three levels with efficiency, and sets the tone extremely well on defense. He rebounds as...

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Early Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’4 ’21 Samuel Alamutu (Rothesay Netherwood School) This RNS squad possesses a ton of talent within their roster, but no prospect has been more impressive than Alamutu. He’s a big, strong, explosive guard prospect with great ball-handling skills and strong decisiveness when attacking the basket, both as a scorer and playmaker. Alamutu is a fairly versatile defender with sharp instincts and the...

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