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Team 11 Coach: Rod Williams #71: 6’0 ’26 Terence Guess (Charlotte Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who consistently found ways to make his presence felt, Terence Guess. He’s a long, scrappy guard prospect with the ability to operate with or without the ball in his hands. Guess is a capable three-point shooter, but is arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the...read more
The Phenom Hoop State Fall League has been tremendous, and we are heading into championship weekend. But there have been plenty of storylines and players that have grabbed my attention. Even though this list could go on a lot longer, here are the top players who have left their mark on me so far at the Fall League at the forwards/centers position. 2024 Makoi Mabor Marier (Gabby Mabor) (Gaston...read more
The Hoop State League has been tremendous so far… a lot of talent, a great chance to watch these teams in action early on, and players are competing. Trust me, there are a lot of names that have been catching my eye so far, which is why I wanted to share JUST A FEW NAMES that have really stood out to me through two weeks at the Hoop State League. Check out the forwards/bigs that have impressed...read more
Before looking at our youngest class and their top 5, it’s worth looking back on the top 5 from our 2023 class and seeing how their freshman seasons played out. Collin Kuhl of Holly Springs was (semi-notoriously) a reserve player on the Hawks JV team as a freshman. Sam Martin of Apex averaged 4p, 4r, & 1b for a 3-win Cougars team. Micah Jones of Holly Springs was the starting PG for Cardinal...read more
Height: 6’8 Class: 2026 School: Orange Travel Team: Garner Road What Was Recently Said: Different than the rest of the players here, Robinson is the lone big man listed. Although he’s still just truly scratching the surface of his long-term upside, it’s easy to see the appeal. Robinson is a fluid athlete with long arms, big feet, and great interior timing as a rebounder and...read more
We continue to cover this past week’s Phenom high school team camp, as we had a great opportunity to get an early view of teams and what they may be bringing to the table this upcoming season. We next roll into a group that certainly has the attention of many, and many are excited to see if these young and talented prospects can take the next step in their development. Orange is coming...read more
6’4 ’26 Markus Kerr (Chambers) The newest addition to the Cougars should immediately double as one of the best players on the roster. Though young, Kerr has already proven himself as a meaningful piece for a contender during his first high school season. He’s a smart, skilled, athletic guard that possesses great size, toughness, and overall polish. Kerr scores from all levels and displays...read more