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POB’s Eye Catchers from Hoop State League (Championship, Day 1)

2024 Caden Caskey (Purple Knights): Caskey had a strong summer and continued on championship weekend at the Fall League. He continues to flourish as a scoring option, knocking down shots with confidence, creating, making high IQ decisions and reads, and understanding how to be an effective option.  He averaged over 20+ points on Day 1 of the weekend. 2025 Darnerian Gibson (WS Christian): Gibson...

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Clayton’s duo needing more recognition; expect big season

The Comets of Clayton will be a school of interest for me personally, as I believe they will be offering a duo that will be making their mark a lot this upcoming season.  But I also believe that they don’t get talked about enough, as Clayton could be a very dangerous team in the area. The duo of 2025 Andrew Grimes and 2025 Justice Mitchell have my attention, and I believe that they could be...

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Phenom Commitment Alert: Liberty strikes early with commitment in 2025 Andrew Grimes

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Andrew GrimesClass: 2025Committed to: Liberty Game Breakdown and What He Brings:...

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Continuing to make progress: 2025 Andrew Grimes (Clayton)

Player: Andrew GrimesClass: 2025School: ClaytonHeight: 6’8 Freshman Stats: 25 games played, 8.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.7bpgSophomore Stats: 25 games played, 16.8ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg, 2.0bpg Newly a year ago, Phenom Hoops introduced you to a freshman that you would want to put on your watch list in Andrew Grimes from Clayton HS (Full Article Here) And we quickly fast forward to today, and Grimes is now...

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Super Sophomores: Start recognizing these forwards in the Class of 2025

2025 Andrews Grimes (Clayton): In all honesty, we aren’t surprised at all that schools are coming his way early on… we wrote about it nearly a year ago to watch out for Grimes (Click Here). The sophomore forward flourished then and is flourishing this season, averaging an impressive 16.4ppg and nearly seven rebounds. Grimes has a fluid feel, understands how to operate in the post, has nice touch...

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Put on your Watch List: 2025 6’6 Andrew Grimes

Player: Andrew GrimesClass: 2025Height: 6’6High School: ClaytonAAU: Raleigh Raiders It seems like every year at the start of the travel ball season, Phenom Hoops gets a chance to learn about and check out a few new players.  One player early on that has attracted a few of our scouts has been 2025 6’6 Andrew Grimes, who has been playing with the Raleigh Raiders and is coming off a solid...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Queen City Showcase (Part 2)

2025 Andrew Grimes (Raleigh Raiders): We told you about Grimes a while back and he continues to play at a high level and catch more eyes with his game and skill set as a young prospect.  The 6’7 forward has a great feel on the court, carving out space and playing big down in the paint and on the boards, but also surprising many with his ability to step out with his mid-range shot, his...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 1)

Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Spring TipOff (Day 1)by: Ethan Reece2026 Adam Grier (CSB Elite)The difference you’ll find with Adam and any other 2026 PG is his physical maturity and IQ. He blends right in with the 2024s he was playing with and was actually the leader of his squad and had himself a game in a quality win over Carolina Riptide. Lefty with a pull-up game and a good understanding of how...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 1)

2025 Jerquarius Stanback (NLPB): One to certainly monitor in the class of 2025 here in North Carolina, as the young forward brings tremendous length to the court. Still young and developing, really liked his presence around the basket, finishing strong but also being a presence defensively around the basket, walling up and making it difficult for his opponents. 2027 Brennan Jefferson (Garner...

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