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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom National Showcase

6’8 ’20 Tay Williams (Liberty Heights) Few teams in the region have as much talent as Liberty Heights, and Williams is arguably their most impressive prospect. He’s long, athletic, and possesses great size but moves and plays like a guard, making him a walking mismatch against any type of opponent. Williams scores regularly from all three levels, displays quality passing vision, and has strong...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Award Winners

To say the talent level at Session 2 of the NC Phenom 150 was off the charts would be a gross understatement. As Phenom scout Kevin Dawkins stated, “The talent at the NC Phenom 150 Session 2 had the feel of the NC Top 80.” There was so much talent in the gym and today we will take a look at the players who took home the hardware.   7’0 2022 Patrick Wessler (Butler High...

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Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#2 4’11 2023 Jaden Dodd: Eastern Guildford High School Dodd was able to affect all facets of the game, he’s a guard prospect with IQ and the ability to apply constant pressure on both ends of the floor.  Even with Dodd being on the smaller side he was still able to finish in the lane amongst the trees and showcased reliable shooting stroke from midrange and well beyond three-point territory. His...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 All Tournament Team 2021

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2021 6′2″ 65 Javonte Waverly Henderson NC Henderson Collegiate 2021 6′3″ 77 Justin Taylor Charlotte NC Carmel Christian High School 2021 6′5″ 103 Isaiah Ray Greensboro NC The Burlington School 2021 5′11″ 24 John Nepa Wake Forest NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2021 6′9″ 111 Kuluel Mading High Point NC The Burlington School   2020 All...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#9- Kadyn Dawkins- Though undersized, Dawkins has been nothing short of incredible during his time at camp. He’s so sharp and decisive with the ball in his hands, able to manipulate the opposing defense at a nonstop rate through both passing and scoring. Dawkins is an intelligent leader by example with exceptional vision and craftiness. He also defends extremely well, especially for his size,...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — Mid-Major Watch

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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On the Rise: North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Yesterday, we took a closer look at some of the most underrated scholarship-worthy players within North Carolina’s Class of 2020. Now, we will highlight a variety of different guys in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that have made a strong impression over these last two months.   6’6 ’21 Ja’Dun Michael (The Burlington School) This class of rising juniors is quite impressive from top to...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp Session II

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina for Session II of our Phenom Team Camp. Both sessions were absolutely overflowing with talent, even with other noteworthy events taking place within the Carolinas. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive standouts across the three days….   6’4 ’20 Zavian McLean (Village Christian) There should...

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Miles Magical Five: Day One #PhenomTeamCamp

6’2 2021 Javonte Waverly: Henderson Collegiate School (NC) Waverly continues to show his ability to impact the game in a variety of ways, he has a knack for making passes that most others just don’t even see.  His pull-up jumper is incredibly smooth, he elevates over the defender and lets it fly without hesitation.  As he improves his consistency from beyond the arc, and gets a...

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Carolina High School Showcase: Award Winners

The inaugural Carolina High School Showcase was an unbelievable success. The gym was packed with talent at all levels and the players bought into the “three dribble rule” as they played unselfishly and played with passion and purpose. The competition was intense and fierce as players were diving on the floor for loose balls and actually talked and played aggressive defense. Now,...

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From the Sidelines: Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase

By: Bryant McGowan 6’4 2020 Kalib Matthews One of the smoothest offensive players participating in camp this weekend, Kalib Matthews put his skillset on full display. Matthews has a knack for placing himself in scoring position and converts on many of his opportunities. He showed a lot of promise in the shooting department, knocking down three pointers and mid-range jumpers alike with great...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase

#89- 6’0 ’22 Dwight Canady- The young, incredibly well-rounded point guard continues to impress. He’s been terrific with the WNC Warriors and looked equally as comfortable playing against bigger/older opponents. Canady displayed excellent craftiness when attacking the basket, both as a passer and finisher. He knocked down plenty of jumpers and contained his assignment well on...

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ALL I DO IS WIN!!” Javonte Waverly is The Hoop State’s Most UNDERRATED PG

Javonte Waverly led his Henderson Collegiate team to the NCHSAA State Championship game this year. Then he has led his Royal Knights AAU team to the championship of 4 different travel tournaments this year. All the kid does is win! Waverly, playing up is a 2021 prospect (playing varsity and 17u).

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Players that should have college coaches attention after their play at the David Rose MDC

The David Rose MDC was a phenomenal event that had an array of talent for college coaches on all levels.  But there were a few players that should start garnering more attention down the road from college coaches and we wouldn’t be surprised if offers start coming their way.

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‘Phenom Hoops David Rose Memorial Day Classic, Day 1 (5/25/19); K-Rob’s First Half Standouts

  Ah, it feels refreshing to be back down here in North Carolina with our Phenom Hoops scouting team! As the Virginia guy, I’ve spent the last several months occupied with covering events in my home state. Still, I knew I had to capitalize when the opportunity presented itself to cover our annual ‘David Rose Memorial Day Classic’ (honoring the late staff sergeant, David Rose) in the city of...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Superlatives: Player that can go for 30

After every event at Phenom Hoop Report, it is always fun to listen to what our scouts have to say when comparing players and their skillset.  Of course, we have scouts watching different teams, which only means they have different opinions. That is why we want to hear the thoughts of our scouts on different topics. Player that can go for 30 at the Phenom G3 Showcase: Jeff Bendel: 6’0 ’22 Neeko...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for our second annual G3 Showcase. The event is representative of way more than just basketball, as there is a powerful message beyond the surface. That being said, there was a ton of basketball talent in the gym this weekend and we were fortunate enough to see an abundance of high-level play. Numerous guys stood out over the...

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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Best Scorer/Three-Level Scorer

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. Best...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Guards)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the first live period of the early summer season. There were over 150 teams in attendance from all over the region, college-level talent was on display, and college coaches of all levels were sitting baseline throughout the weekend. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of my personal standouts from the guard...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge Live

Team Loaded 434 6’0 ’19 Chris Rogers- The well-rounded point guard prospect displayed more poise and polish than a vast majority of the floor generals in attendance today. He is like a coach on the floor with his ability to set the table for his teammates and make plays for himself and others. Rogers scores the ball effectively from all three levels and positions himself extremely well on...

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Phenom HS Jamboree Session I (11/3/18): K-Rob’s ‘Seven’

  Over 40 high school programs had the opportunity to get in some early season action as we kicked off Session I of our annual ‘Phenom High School Jamboree.’ With an abundance of talent and plenty of college coaches filling up space in our two hosted locations, Proehlific Park and Northwest Guilford High School, the day resulted in successful fashion. Assigned for coverage on Court 3 at...

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