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Put On Your Radar: Phenom March Madness (Forwards/Centers, Part 1)

2026 6’7 Jordan Buzzard (CP3): Buzzard is such an intriguing prospect with how he can operate and impact the game. He presents a natural understanding and feel at many positions, displaying a tremendous skillset and feel in being a presence in the paint and on the boards. He is also comfortable stepping out to knock down shots from outside. Buzzard is a versatile piece that can be used in an...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom March Madness (Saturday, Part 2)

2026 Alex White (Team Ish): White really impressed me with his overall play and feel for the game. For his position, he has tremendous length and size, and used that athleticism to his advantage to attack and get downhill, as well as out in transition. He balanced it out though well, playing with poise, reading the defense, and knocking down shots from outside with range. White is an effective...

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2028 Chase Smith has the chance to be special

Player: Chase SmithClass: 2028Height: 6'6School: Charlotte Country Day It is always fun as a scout when you get a chance to sit down and watch, and you see an extremely young prospect who has a chance to be extremely special.  The first eighth grader that fit that description for me was 2026 Latrell Allmond when we watched him at The O'Neal School years ago. But I have the second player...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Rise to the Occasion Session 4 (Part 2)

2028 Chase Smith (Team United Day): What a showing from the eighth grader, as he fully put his name in the team as a must-watch player in the class of North Carolina and could possibly be talking nationally sooner rather than later. The 6'6 prospect has a tremendous skill set for his size, as he shows the early intangibles inside as well as making plays outside.' He can be such a dominant piece...

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Charlotte Country Day looking to continue its winning ways with new names

Head Coach David Carrier has proven to be one of the top coaches in the state of North Carolina, both on and off the court.  When talking to him, you can truly see his passion for the game and for his players, as he has been able to help the Buccaneers build upon their program. Last year, Charlotte Country Day had a very strong season in which they racked up 20 wins and certainly wasn't a...

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Bendel's Best: Phenom Winter Nationals

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops got back into the swing of things with our Winter Nationals (and Prep Showcase) being held at Rise Indoor Sports. The field was littered with a ton of young, talented, up-and-coming prospects across all age groups. Add in the overall competition level and it made for a highly entertaining weekend of basketball. There were a ton of notable players on display, and...

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POB’s Day 1 Standouts (Phenom Winter Nationals)

2028 Donovan Bolton (Team Charlotte): Bolton has the early size that you like to see, and really can be a force around the basket. Bolton moved well all around the floor, being active on the glass and in the paint, as well as finishing strong over defenders. Bolton is going to be one to watch in the coming years around the Charlotte area. 2027 King Gibson (Team United): Gibson is going to be a...

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