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POB’s Stock Risers (Part 3)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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POB’s Summer Stock Risers (Part 2)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 3)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 2)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Upward Stars 704: A Well-Oiled Machine

After an extensive down-period, the past month has been full of excitement and opportunities for kids to prove themselves to college coaches. While the recruiting process differs greatly from that of a normal summer, everyone has done their part to make the best of this unique situation. Naturally, high-profile programs haven’t suffered as much as most grassroots programs but offers are still...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 1)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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2022 6’1 Walker Andrews earns first two offers from Duquesne and NJIT

2022 6’1 Walker Andrews from Virginia Episcopal high school enjoyed his last two events, one of which was the Phenom Challenge in Rock Hill. Averaging over 21 points per game in each, he certainly grabbed the attention of college coaches with his play and eventually earned his first two offers.

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HIGHLIGHTS: NCSU commit Terquavion Smith Going at EVERYONE’S HEAD! Phenom Queen City Highlights!

Check out highlights from NC State commit Terquavion Smith from the Queen City Showcase held in Rock Hill, SC. Baby T was playing with Tea Marie 17U under Coach Thomas Carr for the weekend and displayed his shot making ability along with handling some point guard duty. See what the future Wolfpacker has to offer!

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HIGHLIGHTS: Huss HS JJ Moore Flashes POISE Playing Up! 2023 Guard 2-Event Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from 2023 guard JJ Moore of the Asheville Game Changers. Moore is 5'7" point guard from Hunter Huss HS in Gastonia, NC. He's the back court mate of Robert Dillingham on the Game Changers and they've been giving teams fit in both events. Look for more from Moore this upcoming weekend at the Game Changers will be participating in the Phenom Summer Havoc playing up 16U.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 2022 Elijah Jamison Getting to the Paint AT WILL! Phenom 2-Event Highlights!

Check out highlights from Elijah Jamison, a 6'1" guard that recently announced his transfer to Liberty Heights and reclassification to the class of 2022. Jamison is known as one of the top scorers in North Carolina and is now looking to show colleges he's capable of running the point position. He currently holds offers from the likes of Ole Miss, UNC-W and Winthrop to name a few.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Breon Pass Earning HIGH MAJOR Offers After BREAKOUT Weekend! Phenom 2-Event Highlights

Check out highlights from Breon Pass, a 6' guard from Reidsville High School from our last two events in Rock Hill, SC. Pass competed for Tea Marie 17U along side ACC commits Bobby Pettiford and Terquavion Smith to form one of the top AAU trios in the HoopState. After last weeks performance Pass earned offers from Rutgers, Providence, and Georgia Tech. Look for his recruitment to keep gaining traction.

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HIGHLIGHTS: USC commit Jacobi Wright Running Things at Point for Jeff McInnis & Team CLT!

Check out highlights from Jacobi Wright, a 6'2" guard committed to Frank Martin and the USC Gamecocks next season. Wright will be playing his senior season at Legacy Early College out of Greenville, SC along with Team CLT on the AAU circuit. Here are his highlights from the first two Phenom Hoop AAU events.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Daylen Berry Earns 1st POWER 5 Offer after Shooting the LIGHTS OUT at Phenom Challenge!

Check out highlights from Daylen Berry from the last 2 Phenom Hoop events in Rock Hill, SC. Berry is a 6'5" combo guard from Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC. These past two weekends Berry ran with Garner Rd 17U 3SSB and Tea Marie 17U. After showing his ability to shoot from deep and command a team, Berry was offered by St. Johns this weekend. Watch for yourself and decide if Berry is worthy of more Power 5 offers.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham the MOST EXCITING Buckets in North Carolina! Challenge Raw Footage

Check out highlights from Robert Dillingham at the Phenom Challenge this past weekend. Another event down and another event that Dillingham has proven himself as one of the most exciting scorers in North Carolina. This past weekend he competed against 15U and 16U teams in an effort to show hes capable of competing with anyone.

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2023 Gregory “GG” Jackson earns first offers from ACC, SEC programs

It was just a matter of time and if you have watched the game of 2023 Gregory Jackson, you simply knew that he was going to be a big-time prospect for the class of 2023 in South Carolina. Teams though didn’t waste much time, especially with what they have seen early in the summer from Jackson.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Carolina Riptide 17U Shooting the LIGHTS OUT at Phenom Challenge!

Check out highlights from the Carolina Riptide at the Phenom Challenge. The Carolina Riptide are based out of Lake Norman and are led by some sharpshooting guards in Callahan Reed, Trace Forrest, and Jacob Morgan. Here are some highlights from a few of their games from this past weekend.

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Is Donovan Atwell North Carolina’s Top Shooting Threat?

Over the evolution of basketball, three-point shooting has steadily become solidified as one of the biggest parts of the game. Guys like Pete Maravich were known for their shooting, but it wasn’t until the modern era where three-point shooting, specifically, earned its value. Reggie Miller acted as a pioneer, Ray Allen carried the torch, and now the Splash Brothers (Steph Curry and Klay...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge (Part Three)

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Team Synergy) Often times,...

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Keep an eye on 2022 6’5 Damien Robinson (Fayetteville Flash/ Overhills)

Phenom Hoops wants to continue our coverage of a fantastic two weeks in Rock Hill, highlighting some players that caught our attention. A player that we got our first look at back in January in Fayetteville, 2022 6’5 Damien Robinson may be a prospect to start really keeping an eye on.

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge (Part Two)

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’8 ’23 Greg “GG” Jackson (Upward Stars) Over the last...

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2023 6’5 Jakel Powell earns first offer after tremendous weekends in Rock Hill

Being in Rock Hill this past weekend, Phenom Hoops had another chance to see the development of 2023 6’5 Jakel Powell, just another name that will be part of a loaded 2023 class in North Carolina. When watching his game, you can’t help but see a prospect with great size and a game to back it up.  Recently at the Phenom Challenge, Patrick O’Brien had this to say about his game.  “The blend...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’23 Treymane Parker (Fayetteville Flash) The top...

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