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By: Ethan Reece Now that we’re through March, April, and two Live Periods, there’s a lot to unpack and look back on. Who’s made an impression and who are important names to start tracking as we head into the summer? There’s so much to note after the first two months of the travel season, so here are some of my takeaways from Phenom’s spring events. WCBA on the Rise Looking at the 2026-2028 teams...read more
2024 Davion Riddick (WAVE Bball Club) Easily the top shooting team I was able to see this weekend, and Davion was the primary catalyst in leaving that impression. His ability and understanding of free-flowing 5-out offense was really impressive and allowed him to expose defenses for any small mistake. He’s a crafty, well-sized, shot creator that is lethal off the catch or bounce, but he also has...read more
By: DeAjai Dawkins 2023 Kyler Harris (Cap City Scrappers) You will be hard-pressed to find a player in NCHSAA 4A who had a more individually dominant season at the guard spot. Kyler Harris terrorized opponents this past high school season with some of the more entertaining scoring performances I watched all year. One thing is for sure; Harris is not afraid to take it to any defender. His...read more
Player: Kyler HarrisClass: 2023Height: 6’1School: Porter Ridge 2022-23 Stats: So far this season through 19 games, Harris has been playing at a high level at Porter Ridge. So far this season, Harris is averaging 25.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 2.9 steals per game. He is shooting 51 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three as well. His numbers have only continued...read more
Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game. Team: ACE Elite 6’10 Tai Hamilton Offer: UNC Charlotte Interest: Furman, UNCG, UMASS, South Carolina, VMI, Army West Point, Upstate, ETSU, Marshall,...read more
Down in the Charlotte area, Sun Valley hit the road to take on a very intriguing and talented Porter Ridge. Both teams have had a solid season, so this certainly looked to be a fun matchup to watch. Both teams came out well, with Porter Ridge taking the lead behind their leader 2022 Isaiah Williams. Porter Ridge also wanted to get the ball out of 2024 Tyree White’s hand, who has been...read more
Phenom Hoops continues to make it a point to check out teams around the region, as we had a busy Thursday afternoon on the road. One stop we made was also Porter Ridge high school, as the Pirates are looking to replace a senior-led team from last year with a few new names and players looking to step up. Let us dive into the roster a little bit more. When you talk about leaders for...read more