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Spring Tip-Off Classic: Team BOND victorious in Rock Hill
Championship Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this on what has been a terrific event in Rock Hill. Down in the 14u division, Team BOND and Carolina Riptide 2025 took the court at the Phenom Spring Tip-Off Classic. First half, both teams really looked to make a statement in the game but neither could break away from each other, as they ended up tied at halftime at 26 apiece. ...read more
Spring Tip-Off Classic: East Carolina Elite 2024 wins 15u Big East Bracket
Championship Sunday, it doesn’t get any better than this on what has been a terrific event in Rock Hill. Heading into the 15u Big East bracket, East Carolina Elite 2024 and Carolina Riptide 2024 brought two talented and young teams together in hopes of starting the season off right. Both teams brought their games and played incredibly hard, as East Carolina Elite 2024 was able to hold a...read more
Takeaways and Thoughts from #OTRSummerJam (Part 1)
Phenom Hoops had the weekend off as far as events but that doesn’t mean we weren’t out in the gym, looking at the premier talent around the country. We headed out to Rock Hill once again for a fantastic and loaded event presented by On The Radar. Mr. Williams did a tremendous job with the event and our own, Patrick O’Brien, was on deck Friday night to watch the action. Here are...read more
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.read more
Ep 8: Coaches Corner — Carolina Riptide 16s Coach Grant Hodges
Grant Hodges and his Carolina Riptide team has made it to the Final Four of just about every tournament they have been in. Here Rick talks with Hodges about battling with all the big dogs and how his team competes. A great talk from two passionate coachesread more
Team Charlotte 2022 Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase
The 16U White Division Gold Championship game was thrilling from beginning to end as Team Charlotte 2022 faced off against a gritty Carolina Riptide squad. 6’4 W Logan Blair made an impact early in this one for Team Charlotte with his activity on the glass. He possesses a good blend of skill and athleticism and ended the game scoring 13 points. For the Riptide, they were led by skilled 6’5...read more
David Rose MDC Recap: 16u White Silver Championship
Riptide jumped out to an early lead but when 5'10 Clay Hodges picked up early fouls and had to sit Juice All-Stars started to creep back into the game.read more
Smoke Hodges, Jacob Morgan & Michael Dulin lead Carolina Riptide to ANOTHER TITLE!!
Some mom and pop teams just got it. They got chemistry, they're well coached, they play for one another. Carolina Riptide exudes just this.read more
Brandon’s big time Breakouts PT 1 #PhenomStayPositive
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
Phenom Opening Team Preview: Carolina Riptide 16u
Phenom Hoops is heading to North Carolina, bring in one of the best events we have ever had to start the AAU season. Check out some of the players in attendance.read more
Point Guard Play Highlights Broome
The guard play at Broome High school stood out on day two, there were a stable of young floor generals that really stole the show on day two of the live period. The point guard position is arguable the most important position on the floor, and to man the reigns as an underclassman it takes a special type of leader. Lets take a look at four guards that set the tone for their squads, most will be...read more