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Cooper’s Developments: The John Wall Holiday Invitational Day 2

By: Cooper Hart Chris Uwayo – 2024 – Panther Creek Uwayo displayed a high skill level in 11am game by operating as a confident combo guard. He finished with 19 points and 7 assists on 5/11 FG and 8/10 FT in their 3rd place game win over First Flight. He’s a smooth and slippery guard that is elite at operating in tight spaces. He is one of the best at playing off balance in the state and his...

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Undefeated Combine Academy Warranting Increased National Attention

Every year, the high school basketball landscape in North Carolina becomes more and more unpredictable. Between transfers and raw talent, any team is capable of losing on a given night. Perhaps that’s what makes Coach Wright and Combine Academy’s 14-0 start so impressive. Not only do they stand undefeated, but they’ve genuinely been thwarting opponents throughout the first part of the season....

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Chase Geter #8: 5’11 ’23 Micah Jones (Holly Springs) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to run a team and set the tone on both ends of the floor, Micah Jones. He’s a smart, quick point guard prospect with sharp vision and the ability to touch the paint at will. Jones finishes well for his size, but typically looks to create opportunities for others....

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Stockrisers from NC Top 80 (Class of 2024)

Another outstanding North Carolina Top 80 event has come and gone, and the talent was fun to watch. Some of the biggest names were all under one building and so many players could be found making this list, but these are a few players from the Class of 2024 that really popped off with their play at the event. 2024 7’1 Harold Lee (Northwood Temple): A new name to really keep an eye on, Lee is one...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: BSA Supreme

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. BSA Supreme Carson Daniel2024PgCarson is a floor general that...

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BSA Supreme: Even Better Than Before?

The grassroots landscape has gradually (not entirely) drifted away from the competitive balance between independent programs and the primary circuit teams. While it’s still evident, we would be naïve to think that the current scene is comparable to that of three or five years ago. Regardless, BSA Supreme (formerly CC Elite) has maintained their status as a premier independent program and a squad...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 1)

2025 Jerquarius Stanback (NLPB): One to certainly monitor in the class of 2025 here in North Carolina, as the young forward brings tremendous length to the court. Still young and developing, really liked his presence around the basket, finishing strong but also being a presence defensively around the basket, walling up and making it difficult for his opponents. 2027 Brennan Jefferson (Garner...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: George Marshall #9: 5’7 ’25 Jamari Smith (Ashbrook) Starting things off, we look at player that contributed nicely despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Jamari Smith. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first mentality. Smith can knock down jumpers, attack the basket, and defend his assignment with poise defensively. He’s a...

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“Getting to Know” 6’8 2024 Mason Hagedorn

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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Winning tradition continuing with CC Elite 2024

The CC Elite program has been one that has been know to rack up the wins and continues to be one of the more impressive programs in the state of North Carolina.  They bring a lot of unique talent and certainly ones that college coaches could get a steal with.  CC Elite 2022 just took home the championship at the Phenom G3 Showcase but we are taking a look at the CC Elite 2024 program...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Brady Potter #147: 5’11 ’22 Christian Alston (Cuthbertson) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered a fairly steady, reliable two-way presence, Christian Alston. He’s an unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the ability to finish with either hand. Alston utilizes his quickness very well on both ends of the floor, especially when...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 9

Team 9 Coach: Jay Reynolds  #0: 5’6 ’22 Tremell Rhodes (Williamston) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed quite effectively despite being the smallest camper on this team, Tramell Rhodes. He’s a tough, high-motor guard prospect with excellent quickness, unselfishness, and a quality penetration sense. Rhodes defends the ball very well and is capable of forcing...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 17

Team 17Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQY9ZmqBHwW_vpb8-qLU8ieh Coach: Brian Allen #0: 5’8 ’24 Lucas Erozan (Sevierville) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Lucas Erozan. He’s a wiry, high-motor guard prospect with nice defensive prowess and a useful penetration sense. Next in his...

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