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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Good Guys vs. Cancer

2026 Isaac Ellis (Moravian Prep): The youngest prospect on the court stepped up in a big way for his team, leading the charge with 22 points on Day 2 and showcasing a nice blend of playmaking and scoring ability. Ellis continues to showcase his ability to make plays and create off the dribble, finding his spots, finding small openings for his shot, and his quick release from three. Really liked...

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Stockrisers from Day 1 at Carmel Tip-Off

2023 Bryce Cash (Carmel Christian): It is great to see that more schools are catching on with what Cash offers but still believe that more offers and college programs could use a player like him for their future. His ability to be a two-way player can really impact the game.  On Day 1, he showed just that, using that college-ready frame to attack and finish through contact, and...

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Player Standouts at Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

6’3 ’23 Antonio Perkins (Northside Christian) Given the limited number of seniors on the roster, Perkins’ value should be pretty obvious. He provides a clear veteran presence with the IQ, experience, and leadership qualities to set the tone in a variety of different ways. Perkins is arguably the top shooting threat on the team, but also stands out through being steady, adaptable, and...

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Open Gym Report: The Burlington School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina for our annual open gym tour. The Spartans have turned a lot of heads over the last decade between guys like Ron Johnson, Will Robertson, and Ryan Bernardi. Now, George Marshall is at the helm and folks still have plenty to be excited about. He’s already asserted his culture, leadership presence, and...

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“Getting to Know” 6’7 ’23 Steven Lassiter

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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The Future of Trinity Christian

While it probably goes without saying, Coach Heath Vandevender has seen an abundance of talent come through the doors during his time at Trinity Christian. From the likes of Dennis Smith to Josh Nickelberry, Joey Baker, Greg Gantt, and countless others, there has been no shortage of accomplishments for the Crusaders. Even recently, he’s won a lot of games behind the leadership of Freddie...

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Player Standouts at Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Day 1)

Presented by LucasMoore Realty, IncCheck out all the standouts from Day 1 of the Hoops & Dreams Showcase in Fayetteville, NC 6’4 ’22 Tajuan Simpkins (Liberty Heights Varsity) In watching the twins perform, it’s extremely perplexing as to why Tajuan Simpkins is so under-recruited. He’s clearly shown the ability to operate as a lead guard and very effective playmaker with the ball in his...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQYbVS-x9ltRP7oezxSmdy-M Coach: Marcus Dilligard #0: 5’8 ’25 Joshua Bowen (Raleigh) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a strong impact despite being the youngest camper on this team, Joshua Bowen. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor point guard prospect with nice ball-handling skills and three-point shooting...

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