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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Opening (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Bakari Watkins (Wildcats Elite) As the trend continues to 5-out ball, Bakari will be one of a rare breed in big guys truly operating in the post. He knows how to use his size and find good positioning to be fed, and makes quick moves without ever seeming rushed. His over the shoulder touch is automatic and he's able to draw a lot of attention with the ability and willingness...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Day 4)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Noah Noch (Team Hope)Noah has been one of the ultimate role players that I've seen this season. He's a smart guard that can play with or without the ball in his hands, brings the energy to play in an intense environment, and doesn't get caught up in making mistakes from playing outside his game. He's been a key cog in the well oiled machine that is this team and couldn't be...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 of Summer Havoc Session 2 (Nation Ford)

2023 Jevon Brown (Upward Stars Pee Dee): Brown was one that we were interested in watching coming in and he quickly came out and showed why he is such a key piece on the floor with his ability to stretch the defense with his perimeter shot. Brown quickly put his range on display, hitting multiple deep threes and initiating the ball in transition.2023 McCaskill Rivers (CB Hoops): Rivers is one of...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

5'10 '23 Matt Kirby (Team Push) There are numerous underrated pieces for Team Push, including Kirby. He's truly as smart and fundamentally sound as anyone on the roster. Kirby is an excellent defender with the quickness, anticipation, and positioning to constantly harass opposing ball-handlers. He forces turnovers at a nice rate, pushes the break in transition, and understands how to set up...

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