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This summer was a great one, filled with high-level talent and incredible competition. However, the very last game of the year may have been the best.read more
It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The Phenom Crew is back at it again in the other Carolina, for the annual Summer Havoc Live Period Showcase. Competitiveness is at its highest, prospects competed in front of dozens of college coaches in search of their next program...read more
It’s July which means travel ball is back and in action, the Phenom Crew has invaded the other Carolina for a weekend full of hoops and storylines!Fort Mill, South Carolina- The action didn’t waste any time picking up here at Comenius School, we had the pleasure of getting a jump on the new wave of talent 13U-15U, at this stage a lot of these underclassmen are relatively unknown and...read more
In this Series, Rick takes a look at the coaches. The selfless coaches who run these AAU organizations, providing opportunities for the kids.read more
“WE RUN CHARLOTTE!!” Team Charlotte Wins Championship BUT Greensboro Warriors are LOADED with DUDES!
It was quite a game, with the Greensboro Warriors roaring back to bring it within 4 with just over a minute left, but at the end of the day, Team Charlotte held on.read more
The final game of the day pitted Team Charlotte 17U up against the Greensboro Warriors in the 17U Blue Division Gold Championship game. 6’4 2021 G AJ Smith was tough to handle in this one as the sophomore playing up for Team Charlotte has a muscular build and can get hot from deep as he finished with 13 points. Team Charlotte dominated the first half thanks to some tough defense all around...read more
Saturday at the JMAC Showcase foreshadowed a championship Sunday of high intensity, grit, and tough games.
By: Julia Funderburk Saturday at the showcase foreshadowed a championship Sunday of high intensity, grit, and tough games. All teams that returned for day two at Nation’s Ford High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina, were rearing to get back to the four courts and play for their chance at a trophy. One of the first games of the day set the tone that stayed with all players and coaches for the...read more
The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...read more
Each and every year, early on there are players that explode onto the basketball recruiting scene, taking early spring exposure and using that to catapult them into being a huge target for several big-time schools. This year, one of the biggest breakout players so far for Phenom Hoops has been 2020 6’5 Ahmil Flowers. Playing early in several events for Phenom Hoops back in March and April,...read more
We’re back at it again invading the Gate City for some prime time hoops action, it’s the second weekend of AAU and the big boys came to play! Greensboro, North Carolina- Day one was a movie we really kicked things off with a bang pairing up a slate of highs quality games, there was talent on display for all levels from high major division I to the division III ranks. Some guys came in as...read more
Travel ball season is finally here … this past weekend Phenom Hoops had around 100 teams, from 5 different states, convene on Greensboro to kick off their summer seasons and boy did this one go out with a BANG!!read more
With travel ball season officially starting in North Carolina, with the Phenom Opening, The competition is high, it is still new. The coaches are into it, the fans are into it, the media and college coaches are lining the sideline and (most importantly) the players are into it. We were fortunate to have some incredible games, however at Proehlific Park, there were two that stood out. NC Empire...read more
Every summer it happens, players on non-circuit teams, pop out of nowhere and become major recruiting targets for regional schools at every level. This year is very much the same, and even looking at it deeper, we are fortunate to live in North Carolina. Such a talent-rich state with dozens upon dozens of Division 1 talent walking around. Even with seven circuit teams, there are still ample...read more
Phenom’s Opening Session 1 is set to take place on Saturday April 7 in Greensboro, NC. The demand for this event was so high that we had to spread the games out, Proehlific Park and Southeast Guilford High School will be the places to be. Over 40 teams will play three games in this one-day showcase. Each team will get three games, three opportunities to play in front of the multiple NCAA...read more