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2024 Mason Smith (TCF Wildcats): Smith is a player that continues to attract my eyes with his play. We have watched him on countless occasions, and with his game and size, there is a lot of intrigue. Smith is a 6’6 prospect that can be effective from so many levels; whether it is stepping out and being a threat from three (hit multiple threes throughout the event), or using his 6’6 frame to...read more
2025 Shamarius Peterkin (Team Official): Peterkin has been a name that Phenom Hoops has been impressed with over the last year. And you can see that he only continues to get better on the court. A two-sport athlete in football and basketball, Peterkin should have the attention of D1 schools with his long athletic frame, his ability to get to the rim and finish, consistently fills it up, but also...read more
At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III, or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who...read more
6’8 Jajuan Nicholls (NC GBB) It’s difficult to find a reason as to why Jajaun Nicholls isn’t being recruited by more college coaches. He’s a strong, mobile post prospect with a steady presence on both ends of the floor. Nicholls possesses touch and can reliably finish with either hand around the basket or knock down the occasional midrange jumper. He gives consistent effort on the glass and...read more
Here is a list of the top performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest presented by Fit for Life 24. Calvary DayJaydin Spillman – 12 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 steals on Saturday. Isaiah Ramazani – 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on Saturday. Carmel ChristianKaleb Siler – 20 points and 6 rebounds on Friday. Jaeden Mustaf – 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5...read more
6’7 ’23 David Peral (Mount Tabor) Various players have shown progression within this Spartan roster, but Peral’s growth has been truly unbelievable. Since the start of the travel ball season, arguably no player has improved more. He’s a scrappy, low-maintenance big man who understands how to play hard, do the dirty work, and outplay his assignment on both ends of the floor. Peral effectively...read more
by: Ethan Reece 2023 Caden Funk (Forbush)Given Forbush is looking to replace about 50 ppg this year after graduating Peyton Compton and Cannon Doub, I saw promise in what they could build around this year with a guy like Caden. Although undersized, he clearly has a firm foundation with the IQ and awareness to put his moves to work in the lane. Multiple times he found holes in the defense and was...read more