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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 3 (Day 1, West)

2025 Trey Shephard (Bull City Prep): A new name from Atlanta now in North Carolina with Bull City, Shephard may have had the most eye-opening performance in Week 3 with what he showed. The 6'6 prospect was effective all throughout the game, filling up the stat sheet and making play after play. He was able to display his athleticism in getting to the rim, attacking the defense, and scoring in a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom New Year’s Bash

2024 Miles Beard (Hickory Ridge): Beard was at it again in leading his team, finishing with 19 points and five rebounds. Beard continues to be a force offensively with his ability to knock down shots from outside and his pull-up game, but also excels in penetrating and getting to the basket.' Beard just has a natural ability to find ways to score and does so consistently. 2023 Luke Brigman...

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Phenom Open Gym: Mallard Creek

Phenom Hoops continues to bring elite coverage before the season, as we are out and about covering teams, getting an early look at what programs will be bringing to the court this upcoming season.  One team that we were able to view recently was Mallard Creek.  Here is what we saw on the floor, as things still may continue to shake up before the season. When you talk about Mallard...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 2, Part 2)

2025 Bryce Slay (Charlotte Royals Orange): The young man really stepped up for his team when they needed him, as he was absolutely feeling it from the perimeter especially in the second half.' Slay is an intriguing prospect at his size; at 6'5, he really shows that he can be a big threat in getting to the corners, stretching the defense, and being a huge threat from the perimeter.' On the day,...

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How dangerous could the guard play at Mallard Creek be this upcoming season'

The Phenom Team Camp has come and gone but here are so many storylines from the event, as we had a great opportunity to check out so many public schools and what they may be rolling in with this upcoming season.  Mallard Creek was one team that caught my eyes, led by their very intriguing guard play that could make some noise so let's dive into what we saw a little more. When you talk about...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6'1 '23 Kobe Parker (Ragsdale) Although they lost multiple key pieces, Ragsdale should still be one of the more competitive programs in Greensboro behind the leadership of Parker. He's clearly the focal point of this group, but understands how to dictate the action in a poised, unselfish, methodical manner. Parker has maintained his status as a lethal perimeter shooter, especially from beyond...

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Phenom Game Report: Mallard Creek at Jay M. Robinson

Phenom Hoops headed out for another eventful Tuesday, much like we have been doing since the start of the season as we headed over to Jay M. Robinson high school, as they were welcoming in Mallard Creek.  Both teams have had good starts to the season, so it looked to be a very intriguing and underrated battle in the Charlotte area. As the game started, it was clear early that Robinson was...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Mallard Creek

Phenom Hoops continues to make it a point to get out and watch the talent around North Carolina.  Last week, we went down the road to Mallard Creek to check in on what the Mavs will be bringing to the court this year.  Though a heavy guard team, expect this team to get after it and look to create havoc on both ends.  There will be a few key leaders that will need to step up along...

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