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Phenom Open Gym: Concord Academy

Head Coach Frank Cantadore is one of the most underrated coaches in the state, regardless of class or affiliation. Year after year, Coach Cantadore will play the toughest schedule, bar none! He isn’t afraid of the challenge and views the toughest teams as an opportunity for his team to improve and get better. Case and point, Concord Academy had a losing record heading into the NCISAA state...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Summer Havoc Session 2 (Catawba Ridge, Part 1)

2023 Jamarri Williams (NLPB): The 6’1 guard really stepped up and elevated his play to start Day 2 at the Summer Havoc.  The guard was making plays left and right, scoring the ball effectively, knocking down shots from multiple levels, showing a confident pull-up game, and also having a burst of speed in his game. Finished with 22 points in a big win to start the day. 2023 Walker Woodall...

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Grassroots TOC Player Spotlight: 2023 JJ Moore (Anthony Morrow Elite)

Player: JJ MooreClass: 2023Height: 5’11AAU: Anthony Morrow EliteHigh School: Lincoln Charter Another player that was talked about a lot down in Rock Hill during the LIVE Period at the Phenom Grassroots TOC was 2023 5’11 JJ Moore with Anthony Morrow Elite.  Moore is certainly a familiar name around North Carolina, but he continued to remind everyone of what he is capable of providing on the...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: Anthony Morrow Elite

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. Anthony Morrow Elite JJ Moore 5’102023 Point Guard Should...

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Dynamic playmakers: Class of 2023 (Guards, Part 2)

Phenom Hoops doesn’t just shed light on the top players in the state but we want to provide a platform for ALL players. The class of 2023 is still fully loaded with talent and there are plenty of players that are having a strong high school season that you may want to check out, especially if you are looking for dynamic guards. Here are a few guards having a tremendous high school season. 2023...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Battle at the Mill

Phenom Hoops was on deck for a terrific event at Cox Mill, as they brought you the Battle at the Mill. It brought several teams from around the area all under one building, giving fans a chance to take a look at the talent throughout the state. We bring you our standouts from Saturday's games.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 2024 Langston Boyd 15 Pts Leads Concord Academy over JJ Moore & Lincoln Charter

Lincoln Charter traveled over to Concord Academy, as both looked to kick off their season. It was a defensive battle at first but Concord started to find its rhythm. Eventually, they were able to create a little separation behind the play of Langston Boyd and company. In the end, Concord Academy took home the 57-44 victory at home over Lincoln Charter. Langston Boyd led the way with 15 points, while JJ Moore led Lincoln Charter with 13 points.

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Phenom Game Report: Lincoln Charter at Concord Academy (Boys)

In our second game of the night, it was time for the boys to get on the court as Lincoln Charter and Concord Academy squared off.  A game that had a ton of intriguing talent, it looked to be a great game to start the season.  In the first quarter, it was Lincoln Charter that came out strong but really looked to use the clock and slow the game down while making Concord Academy work on defense. ...

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“Getting to Know” 5’10 2023 JJ Moore

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 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 as on the basketball...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Grind

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina to conclude the month of July with our annual Summer Grind. While the vast majority of programs are utilizing this period to rest and recover, there were still plenty of guys who couldn’t resist another weekend of competition. Although not with their normal teams, there was still a...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2022 5’11 Cedrek Mangum (Charlotte Guards) Cedrek has proven his toughness to me time and time again this weekend, establishing himself as a reliable scoring guard at his height. Magnum was effective from beyond the arc, knocking down the three-ball consistently and forcing the defense to focus on him. 6’0 2023 Derek Bradley Jr. (Gamechangers/Westminster Catawba)  Coming to...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Grind

5’9 ’23 Jake Baker (Carolina Riptide) Although the Riptide consistently stands out as one of the more balanced squads on display, Baker absolutely erupted for a scoring explosion in this contest. He always finds opportunities through his quality defense and willingness to make hustle plays, but seemed to convert anything he attempted. Baker hit spot-up jumpers, attacked closeouts, and finished...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1, Part 1)

JJ Moore 2024 Mony Day (Charlotte Dragons): Though young and playing up, Day has a superb start to his day. He played with terrific pace and feel, being patient on the floor, picking his spots, and showing a nice understanding of his scoring ability. He stayed aggressive, penetrating the lane, showing touch on his floater or not shying away from contact and getting to the line. 2023 Owen Elliott...

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College Coaches, Team United 2023 has the talent you are looking for

The Phenom Queen City Showcase was simply off the charts. The amount of talent of all levels was exceptional, along with the competition.  There was one team that, personally, I couldn’t wait to watch and they certainly proved themselves.  Team United 2023 EYBL is one that college coaches, of ALL levels including high-majors everywhere, should be watching all summer long. First off, if you are...

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HIGHLIGHTS: JJ Moore vs Isaiah Tate DECIDED ON THE LAST SHOT! Kings Mtn. vs Hunter Huss HS!

Phenom Hoops checked in at Kings Mountain, as Huss came into town bringing us an intriguing battle at the guard position between 2022 Isaiah Tate, who has been lighting it up, and 2023 JJ Moore, a young upcoming guard. They helped their teams in a big way on this night and it came down to the final seconds, but who came away with the win? Find all the highlights here.

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Carolina Stars v. DCT Elite (Recap/Standouts)

The fifth game for day three of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two very intriguing teams in Carolina Stars v. DCT Elite. Despite being short-handed and giving up a ton of size, Carolina Stars did a phenomenal job of competing with an extremely talented opponent. DCT Elite secured the lead and never looked back, going into halftime with a 41-28 advantage behind a balanced offensive...

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Holiday Classic: DCT Elite vs. GBC (Recap/Standouts)

Continuing through the day, GBC and DCT Elite battled it out on Court 1 in what looked to be a good matchup.  But DCT Elite came out strong in the first half, pushing the tempo, playing north and south, and getting out in transition for easy buckets.  They were also all over the boards, creating second-chance opportunities, and eventually taking a 20+ point lead in the first half. DCT Elite...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Halloween Havoc/ HoopState League (Part 1)

Michael Dulin 2021 Michael Dulin (Carolina Riptide 2021): Dulin does a tremendous ability blend of scoring and being a playmaker on the court.  What makes him so tough on the court is that one can use him in so many ways and his length creates trouble for defenders, as he attacks the basket well but is also unselfish. 2022 Jonathan Foust (RC Kings): Just seemed to have a knack to be around the...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Huss HS JJ Moore Flashes POISE Playing Up! 2023 Guard 2-Event Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from 2023 guard JJ Moore of the Asheville Game Changers. Moore is 5'7" point guard from Hunter Huss HS in Gastonia, NC. He's the back court mate of Robert Dillingham on the Game Changers and they've been giving teams fit in both events. Look for more from Moore this upcoming weekend at the Game Changers will be participating in the Phenom Summer Havoc playing up 16U.

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