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Jaari Outlaw By: Sean Halloran 2022 Jaxon Ellingsworth (Brand X 17U) Ellingsworth is known to be one of the top unsigned big men in the area, as he continues to impress college coaches this weekend with his play. Ellingsworth in a 6’8, long, mobile-forward who is an effective force on the offensive and defensive glass. He showed he can stretch the floor a little bit offensively this weekend and...read more
The talent was rich in Rock Hill throughout Session 1 and Session 2 of the Phenom Summer Havoc. Storylines were developed all throughout but one that really seemed to capture my eyes was the production and talent from the bigs. Here are just a few of the big men that captured my eyes all throughout the event and certainly should and will be priorities for college coaches of all levels. 2022...read more
2022 Damien Robinson (Fayetteville Flash 2022): Robinson may be an undersized big but that doesn’t stop him from making his mark down in the paint. Built looking like a football player, Robinson moves very well on the floor and brings a strong presence down in the paint. He was exceptional in getting on the offensive boards and showing touch on his putbacks. 2022 Jakhari Webb (Rock Hill...read more
2022 Xavier McKelvy (Charlotte Royals): With college coaches sitting baseline, I fully expect more offers to come his way and he showed why in Game 1 at the Summer Havoc. You can almost get mesmerized in his play with his frame, his smoothness, his change of pace and direction, and his athleticism. He was scoring once again from all areas with a ton of confidence but that is nothing...read more
College coaches are always looking for bigs. They can be tough to find some times and it takes time to develop them, longer than others for some. But you can also find some diamonds in the rough that really showcase a ton of potential in they could be at the end. That is why we are looking at the 2022 class and a few underrated bigs that seem to be a little quiet as far as recruitment but could be in for a big summer and ones to monitor throughout.read more
This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina for another highly entertaining three-day stretch of grassroots basketball. There was expected to be a ton of excitement with over 150 teams and countless noteworthy prospects on display, and they certainly delivered. While numerous players were worthy of recognition, this...read more
Tuesday night was loaded with regional finals that couldn’t be missed. In the NCHSAA 3A East Regional, West Carteret (11-2) hosted Northwood (13-2) for the chance to go to the State Championship. The first quarter started with West Carteret’s Jaxon Ellingsworth putting his team on the board first with a drop-off finish. Ellingsworth picked up right where he left off after his...read more