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#PhenomHSJamboree: Miles Early Standouts/Storylines

AJ Smith Leading the Way at Hickory Grove Christian Hickory Grove Christian is a relatively new look roster this season. They lost key contributors Jacori Owens (Combine Academy) and Regin Larson (Graduation/Pfeiffer) but Junior Guard AJ Smith is back and ready to take over. He’s an incredibly difficult player to contain when he’s in attack mode and his leadership ability will called upon this...

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A Closer Look: Carolina Riptide

At Phenom Hoops, we’ve seen a considerable amount of programs come through our doors, but none that represent the team concept better than the Carolina Riptide. For starters, this group has been together throughout the entire process and possesses chemistry that other teams simply can’t match. It all starts with their fiery head coach, Grant Hodges, who has proven to be one of the modest, yet...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Early Player Standouts at Phenom David Rose MDC

Capital City Pacers 6’2 ’21 Donavon Martin- The long, athletic wing prospect was pretty productive throughout this contest. He stood out as a primary scoring option on offense and played with consistent aggression on defense. Martin attacked the basket whenever possible and was able to thrive in transition.   Carolina Riptide 5’10 ’21 Trace Forest- In many ways, Forest is one of the unsung...

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#PhenomChallengeLive: Miles Magical Five

6’5 2020 Keishon Porter: Team Trezz Porter’s development has been nothing to overlook, standing at 6’5 he can create for himself off then bounce, defend four different positions, and use his incredible athleticism to finish above the rim and defenders in his way.  He’s arguably the most important player on this team and showed to everybody once again that he’s a bonafide D1 level talent. 6’1...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Grant Hodges   #34: 5’10 ’21 Clay Hodges (Hiddenite, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out with his unbelievably scrappy, blue-collar approach on both ends of the floor, Clay Hodges. He’s a smart, high-motor point guard that offers a terrific balance of playmaking and three-level scoring. Hodges is like a coach on the floor and will do anything possible...

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#PhenomStayPositive: 16U Gold Championship Game Recap (Carolina Riptide Vs NC Ice)

On Sunday The Carolina Riptide got the better of the NC Ice in the Phenom Stay Positive 16U Gold Championship game in an 80-67 victory that provided an opportunity for both teams to showcase their talents in a major way.  The game was really close for the majority of the first half with both teams neck and neck throughout the first half.  As the 2nd half got going 5’10 2021 Clay Hodges and...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts

5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play.  He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team.  He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...

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Afternoon Standouts at Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp

#34- 5’10 ’21 Clay Hodges- The high-motor point guard simply knows how to make his presence felt at all times. He plays convincingly hard on defense and is capable of setting the tone on that end of the floor. Hodges looks to make the right play whenever possible and will do anything to provide his team with an edge. #64- 6’1 ’21 Brandon Brown- Though somewhat reserved, the wing prospect has...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 8

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 8   Team 8 Coach: Dre Simmons   #9:5’8 ’22 Percy “PJ” Wyatt (Richmond, VA) Starting things off, we look at a player with an impressive feel for the game, given his age, Percy “PJ” Wyatt. He’s a young point guard prospect that maintains a strong motor and nonstop team-first approach. Offensively, Wyatt showed the ability to score on...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Coach Thread’s Standouts

No. 18 5’10 2020 Adrian Suffren (Charlotte, NC) Suffren is a tough guard that handles the ball really well. He was a blur on the court today getting out in transition and finish really well at the rim. He is also really good on the defensive end. Moving his feet and stay in front of his opponent. Has great hands and gets a lot of deflections playing in the passing lanes.   No. 21:...

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#PhenomCP3 Morning/Early Afternoon Standouts

We got a lot of the young guys over at Proehlific Park today! Chris Sause, Kedrick Flomo, Myself, and many others will be bringing you all of the action from over here today!  Let’s take a look at some of the top performers! 5’9 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide/Lake Norman Hodges is such a consistent performer for this Carolina Riptide group in the way he sets the tone with his...

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#PhenomDavidRose Day One Mid-Day Standout’s: Ben L Smith Court One

Well well well… another David Rose Memorial Day Classic, another viral moment.  Since the last article I wrote that Treyvon Byrd play has amassed nearly 100K views on various social media platforms and this event continues to live up to the hype when it comes to jaw dropping moment in a fantastic annual tradition. ICYMI:<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”...

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