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The Expansion of the Carolina Riptide
Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...read more
Morning Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase
Charlotte Dragons: 5’7 ’24 DJ Boyce- Very intriguing two-way wing prospect that makes plays and utilizes his motor consistently to rebound the ball. He has an excellent frame and quality shot mechanics. Boyce should be one to watch develop, as he possesses all the necessary tools to become a really strong player. 6’0 ’24 Tyler Showalter- The guard prospect was arguably the top all-around...read more
Queen City MS Showcase Team Preview: LKN1 2025
The Queen City Middle School Showcase brings a fantastic event to the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, giving families, friends, and fans a chance to see the next upcoming talent around the area. Every year, players and teams showcase their abilities in front of hundreds of fans and scouts with Phenom Hoops. It is also a chance to learn early and gain national exposure at an early age, as...read more