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NC Spartans Duo Continues to Warrant Increased Attention

The Travel Ball Season of 2022 has featured more teams of unsigned seniors than ever before, and it’s not close. Due to the portal reaching record-breaking numbers and nearly everyone getting recruited lower than their “expected” level, these kids have limited options. Majority of players don’t have much feel for their actual level anyway, so pushing them down yet another peg is a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Challenge (Day 1, Part 1)

2023 Angelo Alexander (CC Elite 17u): Alexander did a nice job in mixing it up, creating off the dribble, finding ways to get inside the paint, and knocking down shots.  Mixed it up nicely from multiple levels with his game and showed a confident pull-up game. 2024 Carlos Vazquez (Eastern Carolina Phenomz): Vazquez continues to be a name that pops up over the last year with his production level....

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Unsigned Seniors to Watch at Phenom Grassroots TOC (Part One)

The time has finally come for the highly anticipated April Live Periods. With the recruiting landscape in complete shambles, there’s still an abundance of unsigned, college-level seniors fighting for their chance to advance to the collegiate ranks. We’ve seen all of these prospects, and written about each of them previously. That being said, we decided to construct an article with a small blurb...

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Keep an eye on: ’22 Will Rhodes and ’22 Griffin Powell (NC Spartans)

Down in Advance, NC, Phenom Hoops had a chance to watch a ton of talent perform on the court of all levels.  You had high-major prospects going at it from multiple classes, but it also provided a chance to watch a few seniors on the court, many of which are still available and should be earning some looks their way. One team of interest personally for me was the NC Spartans Unsigned...

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POB’s Eye Catchers on Day 2 from Phenom March Madness

2022 Will Rhodes (NC Spartans Unsigned Seniors): Rhodes came out to show a little something on Day 2.  Rhodes did a tremendous job in putting the pressure on the defense, attacking in transition, finishing well around the basket and defenders, pulling up and knocking down shots, and playing with an aggressive, downhill mentality.  Really couldn’t be stopped to start his day. 2023 Chase Harris...

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Open Gym Report: NC Spartans

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Shining Light Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina for an extended preview of the NC Spartans Hartzell and Haidinger 17U rosters. Both teams feature a heavy mix of talent from throughout (and beyond) the triad area, the only difference being the Haidinger group includes multiple unsigned seniors worth noting. Founder Josh Thompson, in addition to his...

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