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What Was Said: Phenom Challenge (FCDS, Day 1)

6’1 2024 Coleman Lawton (Winston 76ers) played extremely well tonight. Finished with 19 points. Has a great feel for the game. Crafty, shifty guard who can create off the bounce. Also, does a good job defending the ball. 2024 Greyson Kerr (Winston 76ers) is a player to keep your eye on. Great size & frame. Good touch around the rim and from the perimeter. Knocked down three 3’s in the game...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Rise Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’10 2023 Moni Day (Charlotte Dragons 16U)  Another name that I’ve heard here and there, Moni Day is a very consistent combo guard that operates best under the lead guard role. Today, Day has hit the three ball as well as anyone, while habitually getting his teammates involved. His facilitative instincts are aided by his ability into the lane, and he’s shown that he can hit...

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The Expansion of the Carolina Riptide

Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 14

Team 14 Coach: Patrick King #0: 5’8 ’23 Robert McCullough (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty reliable presence on both ends of the floor, Robert McCullough. He’s a rugged, high-motor guard prospect with quickness and the ability to touch the paint with regularity. McCullough is a solid ball-handler with great vision and a willingness to setup others...

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