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Underrated Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Although rankings are clearly meant to be discussed and debated, it feels like there are numerous noteworthy prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that are still underrated. Obviously, the term “underrated” is a subjective one and completely based on opinion and preference. However, there’s an argument to be made for each of these prospects, especially since most of them hold zero...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Mason Padgett #25: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that was arguably the most poised and effective floor general in attendance, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a smart, crafty, heady point guard prospect with sharp vision, tight ball-handling, and three-level scoring ability. Dawkins gets everyone involved in the action and knows how to truly...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Antonio Threadgill #7: 5’7 ’23 Sebastian Knight (Hendersonville) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed well despite being the smallest and youngest prospect on this team, Sebastian Knight. He’s a wiry guard prospect that knows how to work within the team concept on both ends of the floor. Knight plays hard, knocks down the open jumper, and makes the extra pass...

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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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Notes and Player Standouts from NCAA Basketball Academy East Region

This event was the start of something new and different, and of course, with anything that’s new, there will always be some pushback! However, here is some of my insight into the NCAA Basketball Academy East Region, from the perspective of a chaperone. Cons: Keep in mind I was not involved physically with what I viewed as a very strenuous training. After talking with my son who is taking time...

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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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#PhenomChallenge: Miles Night One Standouts

6’7 2019 Revv Tholel: Team Loaded 704 Tholel did a really nice job impacting the games at both ends of the floor with his size, mobility, timing at the rim on the defensive end, and touch around the rim on the offensive end.  He’s a kid that should garner attention from D1s and D2s alike in need of a smooth front court piece that plays a productive brand of basketball. 6’3 2020 Devante...

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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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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: J.D. Johnson   #2:5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a lot of poise and two-way polish during his time at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins plays with a high IQ and unselfish mentality, which allows him...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Antonio Threadgill   #72: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that easily stood out among the top two-way performers at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a sharp, intelligent point guard prospect with fantastic poise and the ability to lead by example on both ends of the floor. Dawkins is somewhat undersized, but understands how to...

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Miles Magical Five: #NCPhenom150 Late Morning/Early Afternoon Standouts

#152 6’4 2019 Colin Radcliffe: Richlands High School (NC) Radlciffe was absolutely unconscious in the first half, ringing in 23 points on 5/7 from deep, and he kept it up in the 2nd half, doing more work getting downhill and creating contact at the cup.  He’s a no brainer scholarship level talent that should be a major priority for D2s looking for a high level wing to add to their...

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Northwest Guilford v. Eastern Guilford

On Tuesday evening, a pair of Guilford County’s most noteworthy basketball programs collided at Northwest Guilford to see the hometown Vikings open their season against the undefeated Wildcats of Eastern Guilford (3-0). The football players have recently joined both squads, which provided an interesting subplot for Eastern, as many of their top contributors come from the gridiron. There’s an...

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Player Standouts at Phenom High School Jamboree Session 2 (Morning Session)

Mount Tabor 6’6 ’20 Jakob Moore The big man plays a vital role to this team, given his status as their main interior presence on both sides of the ball. He’s big, strong, and understands how to properly utilize his body to clear out space around the basket for finishes and rebounds. Moore is a team-first guy and it’s evident in his blue-collar role for Mount Tabor. The lefty also showed the...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 4

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 4 Coach: Aaron Hogner   #70. :5’7 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to showcase signs of dominance throughout camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a point guard prospect with an exceptional feel for scoring and playmaking. Offensively, Dawkins displays a team-first approach and...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 11

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 11 Coach Aaron Hogner   #70: 5’7 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his abilities, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a point guard prospect with an exceptional feel for the game, able to consistently create scoring opportunities for himself and others....

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North Carolina 2021s Poised to Breakout (Part One)

Every year in the #HoopState there’s a crop of fresh faces making names for themselves on the court.  Although camps and AAU give these kids an opportunity to create exposure for themselves, but there’s absolutely nothing like the High School season.  Students, fans, and sometimes the entire city will fill the gym in hopes of seeing basketball in its purest form and the hoopers get a...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#5-Kadyn Dawkins- Really intelligent point guard prospect that created a ton of scoring opportunities in this contest. He consistently took defenders off the dribble, touched the paint, and displayed terrific vision as a playmaker while applying solid pressure as a scorer.   #21-Smoke Hodges- High IQ floor general with natural playmaking skills and solid scoring ability. He has an...

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First Slate Stars: #NCPhenom150 Session Two

#5 5’7 2021 Kadyn Dawkins: Eastern Guilford Dawkins is an incredibly crafty lead guard that simply plays the game the right way.  As soon as he gets the ball he’s looking where it should go next and almost always delivers a well timed, accurate pass leading to an easy transition bucket.  Will definitely be one to watch for years to come in the triad and beyond. #133 6’4 2021 Elijah Davis: CE...

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North Carolina’s Class of 2021: Point Guard Paradise

Over the last week, we have put out numerous articles covering the Class of 2021 in the Carolinas. Today, we’ll shift our focus back to North Carolina and look at some of the notable rising sophomores at the point guard position. Each of the prospects we’ll look at in this article have already shown college-level ability, yet possess distinct differences from one another. This will be an ongoing...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Southern Jam

The travel season ended on Sunday, allowing these players to apply some rest to their bodies and properly recover from what can be a grueling summer. There were a lot of quality prospects in the building over the week and many guys received offers from their appropriate level. That being said, we will be focusing on five specific guys who outperformed expectations and stood out amongst the...

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