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Open Gym Report: Quality Education Academy

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for our annual open gym tour. The Pharaohs have consistently been among the most talented teams in the state over the last five-plus years, but the hiring of Andre Gould made things even more intriguing for the program. His ability to accumulate talent has always been visible, as QEA (and...

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Why College Coaches Should Pursue Bobby Cannon

About five years ago, David Boyden passed down advice from one of his former mentors, saying, “big men generally take longer to develop.” The more we discussed, the more he elaborated on timing, coordination, strength training, and various other variables that went into the growth process. Everything he said was true, yet so many people still expect these big men to be ready for college way...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 1) (Part 2)

2025 Sadiq White (Elite 1): There is something special brewing with 2025 Sadiq White and if his trajectory continues to rise along with his game, there will be plenty of college programs lining up for him at the next level. Already knowing his is one of the most athletic prospects in the gym, you can see that he has only continued to add more pieces to his game with his jump shot, handles, and...

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Size could be found at Phenom Team Camp

The Phenom Team Camp in Advance was off the charts, giving Phenom Hoops and college coaches of talent all around the state more on the public side. A trend that we started following throughout the event though was just the amount of size that could be found and honestly, big men that have gone under the radar so far. So, here is a list of players that has length and size with their frame that...

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A Closer Look: Team CP3 16U

6’6 Drake Powell There are so many appealing prospects in the state, but Powell should be as well-liked and highly regarded as anyone. He’s already a clear leader with this group, despite being the newest addition to the roster. Powell continues to stand out as a premier defender against all levels of competition, and is able to legitimately shut down any opponent in his crosshairs. He’s a...

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Early Look: Team CP3 2024

It is that time of the year, as players from all around start getting together with their travel ball team and prepare for an exciting spring and summer.  Phenom Hoops started the season off with the Phenom Opening, giving us a glimpse of several of those teams which also included a very talented young group with CP3 2024. Watching this team in action, you can see there is no shortage of...

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High flyers at Quality Education

If you have had a chance to watch Quality Education Academy this season, you may have seen two young but big-time prospects on the floor that have a ton of potential to tap in with their game.  They certainly stand out with their size but you may have also seen them flying through the air for a couple of throwdowns, as they bring a lot of athleticism to the table as well. 2024 6’9 Bobby...

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Phenom Recruiting Roundup: January 3

We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and we know many would be busy over the last few days so you may have missed some of the latest recruiting news involving some Phenom Hoops prospects. So, check out what you may have missed over the last few days or so.

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons #6: 6’0 ’23 Chase Dawson (Cary Academy) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to embrace his identity as a quick, heady floor general, Chase Dawson. He’s a tough, scrappy, extremely fast lead guard prospect with solid vision and excellent penetration instincts, both in the half-court and open floor. Next in his development process is working on his...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Last week, we put out an article featuring noteworthy prospects throughout the Triad in the Class of 2025. It featured various up-and-coming talents, many of which attended the CP3 Rising Stars Camp, and highlighted what they should bring to their respective high school programs. In keeping with the trend of previewing some of the notable names across the Triad, today’s edition will...

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North Carolina’s Top 2024 Prospects Make Waves at CP3 Rising Stars Camp (Part Three)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. Typically, this event is exclusively for rising freshmen but the unforeseen circumstances over the last year prevented the Class of 2024 from the occasion. Instead of excising the class completely, they opted to combine the two classes into one enormous event. The amount...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Summer Showcase

By: Heath Gulledge 2025 6’1 Iz Gill (Clutch Hartsfield) Gill is the biggest guy on the court and he plays like it too. Gill has footwork well beyond his age in the post and can really run the floor. He got a lot of his points today by out hustling guys and being the big that runs the court in transition. He impressed me with his ability to put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. He’s one...

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Overflowing with Talent: Team CP3 15U (2024)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a variety of high-level basketball. Our Phenom Post-Grad Nationals began on Friday while the Hoopstate Championship and Spring Tip-Off Classic kicked-off on Saturday—making for an extremely entertaining weekend. There were countless notable teams and players from all three...

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Open Gym Report: Team BOND 16u

On Sunday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina to preview some quality talent within one of the top up-and-coming programs in Team BOND. There was an abundance of appeal and intrigue inside the gym, featuring an interesting variety of prospects from 17U and 16U squads. Although we were able to watch both teams, this article will take a closer look at their 16U...

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