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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Summer Havoc Session 2 (Nation Ford)

2025 Donyell Wright (TMP): Wright was the leader for his team and played extremely well on Day 3 of Session 2, as the young prospect he was tremendous in getting to the basket, getting downhill and scoring effectively, while also finishing through contact.  Started his day off with a 25-point performance and is a name to monitor down in South Carolina. 2022 Kendrell Brooks (THG): The...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Challenge (Day 2, Part 3)

2023 6’2 Elijah Burnett (Team Denver): Burnett was strong in his final game of Day 2, really showing how assertive he can be when he is getting downhill. The 6’2 prospect did a great job in creating with his dribble, attacking the paint, and scoring the ball effectively.  Really gave people a glimpse of what he can provide when locked in and when aggressive using his size at the guard...

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Phenom Game Report: Lincoln Charter at Concord Academy (Boys)

In our second game of the night, it was time for the boys to get on the court as Lincoln Charter and Concord Academy squared off.  A game that had a ton of intriguing talent, it looked to be a great game to start the season.  In the first quarter, it was Lincoln Charter that came out strong but really looked to use the clock and slow the game down while making Concord Academy work on defense. ...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part Three

Best Defender: 6’0 ’22 Mustapha Shah 6’4 ’22 Elijah Burnett 6’3 ’22 Amari Pearson Although Burnett and Pearson are legitimately phenomenal defenders, Shah’s unique ability to mirror opponents through a combination of strength, quickness, and anticipation makes him an absolute terror defensively. He plays with a high motor and gets involved in the offensive action whenever necessary, but truly...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 2, Part 1)

Maki Johnson 2022 Kusamae Draper (SPO Sports): A new name to the scene for Phenom Hoops, the 6’8 big man grabbed some attention early on Day 2 with his productivity and activity down low on both sides. Draper has a good feel offensively, sealing in the post and taking contact to help get to the line.  But you also like his length that helps in on the boards on both sides.  Draper also...

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Is it time for 2023 Elijah Burnett to make a bigger name for himself?

Lincoln Charter is quite a familiar name for many around the state of North Carolina, as this program has produced some talented prospects and racked up wins over the years.  You can almost guarantee that they will have a player that you will want to check out and that should continue, as one player may be showing that he is taking his game to another level. 2023 Elijah Burnett, a 6’1 guard,...

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Team Together v. Bull City Prep PG (Recap/Standouts)

The final game for day three of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two quality teams in Team Together and Bull City Prep PG. Things kicked off in quite a competitive fashion, featuring multiple lead changes and excellent play from both teams. Despite quality play from either side, neither team was really able to gain much separation, leading to a 17-16 first quarter and 37-37 halftime...

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Holiday Classic: GBC vs. Team Together (Recap/Standouts)

GBC and Team Together got Court 1 underway in Rock Hill on Saturday, as both teams had some intriguing talent to watch.  GBC from Garner got off to a solid start, creating an early cushion behind the play of multiple guys, including Ben Hines, Asa White, and others.  Team Together, fresh off their game earlier in the day, couldn’t find the same success as they did earlier in the day...

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JMAC Showcase Team Preview: NC Flames 2022

It is the start of the month of June and Phenom Hoops is INCREDIBLY excited about putting on the JMAC Showcase this weekend!  High-level teams will be coming to the Fort Mill area, looking to compete and gear themselves up for a big few upcoming months.

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons   #10: 5’9 ’23 Casian Richard (Winston-Salem, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player with an abundance of talent and translatable skills, Casian Richard. He’s a point guard prospect that offers an excellent blend of playmaking and three-level scoring. Richard possesses a quality feel for the game and is able to continuously mix up his offensive approach. He’s...

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Young talent shines in Greensboro (Player Standouts Part 1)

Young, talented players from North Carolina, Virginia, and several other states made their way to Greensboro on Saturday, as Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first NC Junior Phenom event.  It has been an event that has seen great success in the past and has also seen several young talents make their way into big-time players at the next level.  It was another fantastic event, as here are a few...

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