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The second game for day four of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two tough squads in Combine Regional and Franklin Prep. Both of these teams have next-level prospects and seem to improve with each outing. Combine Regional came out of the gate and established an early lead behind a very balanced attack, finishing the first half with a 29-33 advantage. Shamarrie Hugie performed...read more
On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Piedmont Classical in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina for a special double-header showcase. The first contest gave us an opportunity to see some young prospects from Piedmont Classical and a variety of intriguing prospects from Combine Global. Although Combine Global is older and more experienced, Piedmont Classical made it a competitive battle...read more
6’1 ’21 Joshua McClary (Charlotte Nets) It should come as no surprise that McClary stood out once again for the Nets, as he clearly possesses the makings of a next-level prospect. Though he has a pretty complete skillset, it’s his leadership and overall understanding of the game that makes him so impressive. McClary displays a very natural, instinctual feel on both sides of the ball, and...read more
Manzer 2021 (17u) No. 8 Ayden Hickman – 6’4 Guard – Myrtle Beach High – Ayden is an excellent shooter who is in range when he crosses half court. He can easily create his own shot, especially with the step back. Ayden is unselfish and excels with his ability to pass the ball. He possesses a high basketball IQ. Ayden is attracting Low D1 and high D2 schools. No. 1 Mike Herrin...read more
Who were the players that stood out on Day 1 of the Phenom Opening. Teams like NC Empire, Team Loaded, Team Charlotte, Beach Ballers, Team Winston, and Manzer all had players that caught the eyes.read more
Team 8 Coach: Kelvin Mills #14:5’7 ’24 Damon Howey (Elgin, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a quality amount of contributions, especially for his age, Damon Howey. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that displayed a solid feel for the game and useful two-way skillset. Howey sees the floor well and understands how to operate within the team concept, which allows him to...read more
#69- 6’2 ’22 Christian Ferguson- Long, wiry, and extremely active on both ends of the floor. He displayed quality ball skills and communicated throughout their first showing of the day. Ferguson ran the floor and utilized his length exceptionally well when protecting the rim. His skillset continues to blossom and he looks likely to continue improving. Ferguson has a quality feel for the game and...read more