CHAMPION SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

INTERVIEW: 2023 Jordan Butler on being a VERSATILE BIG MAN + Playing for Melo Ball’s Team & More!

2023 Jordan Butler sits down with Patrick O'Brien from Phenom Hoops to talk about some of the latest around him, including playing with 1of1 this summer, his development and game, and what is going on with his recruitment. Check out what he had to say.

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2023 Antonio Perkins (1of1) showing more of his game

Player: Antonio PerkinsClass: 2023Height: 6’3AAU: 1of1 EliteHigh School: Northside Christian Academy The Phenom Summer Havoc was an off-the-charts event, as it really opened our eyes to so many players and gave us an updated viewing of their development.  One player of interest that we have seen only continue to grow as a player is 2023 6’3 Antonio Perkins from 1of1 Elite.  For much of...

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College coaches impressed with ’23 Micah Jones at Summer Havoc

Several players really captured the eyes of college coaches at the Phenom Summer Havoc. One of those players was Strong Center’s 2023 Micah Jones, as the 5’11 guard really elevated his game, showed his scoring power, his IQ, and his ability to be a playmaker.  Our very own Jeffrey Bendel had this to say about his performance after the event: “His abilities as an extremely quick, heady,...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: New Light Disciples

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: Strong Center

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: NC Spartans Haidinger

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Bendel’s Best: Underclassmen at Summer Havoc

Over the last five days, Phenom Hoops was stationed in Fort Mill, South Carolina for our annual Summer Havoc Live. There were two sessions, both loaded with talent and noteworthy matchups, which made for a highly entertaining week of basketball. College coaches were constantly filtering throughout the multiple venues, and numerous offers were extended to players. We’ve already taken a closer...

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INTERVIEW: TOP 25 Jarin Stevenson Talks PEACH JAM Aspirations + Improving HIS Game + Recruit Update!

2024 Jarin Stevenson, one of the top-ranked players in the country, sits down with Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops to discuss how his summer has been going with Team United, what he is focusing on with his game, and how everything is going with his recruitment.

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Phenom Spotlight: 2023 Jordan Moody

Player: Jordan MoodyClass: 2023Height: 5’11School: Greensboro DayAAU: Team United GSO Greensboro Day has been a focal point in North Carolina high school basketball for quite some time now and will be once again.  They look to be loaded once again and will have several key pieces on the floor.  One player though should get more recognition for what not only he provides for his high school team...

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Names to start looking at more: Summer Havoc (Class of 2024)

The Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 and Session 2 have come and gone and college coaches had a chance to check out a ton of talent on display. There were several big names and big performances on display but these are a few new names to start adding to your list for the Class of 2024 from the event. 2024 Kaden Hammond (Team United): Hammond has been a name we have spoken about quite a few times...

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Underrated Players to start monitoring more from Summer Havoc (Part 3) (Class of 2023)

The Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 and Session 2 have come and gone and college coaches had a chance to check out a ton of talent on display. There were several big names and big performances on display but we want to shed more light on players that have gone a little under the radar but could be a topic of discussion (or should be) for college coaches to start looking at more. Of course, there...

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Underrated Players to start monitoring more from Summer Havoc (Part 2) (Class of 2023)

The Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 and Session 2 have come and gone and college coaches had a chance to check out a ton of talent on display. There were several big names and big performances on display but we want to shed more light on players that have gone a little under the radar but could be a topic of discussion (or should be) for college coaches to start looking at more. Of course, there...

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Underrated Players to start monitoring more from Summer Havoc (Part 1) (Class of 2023)

The Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 and Session 2 have come and gone and college coaches had a chance to check out a ton of talent on display. There were several big names and big performances on display but we want to shed more light on players that have gone a little under the radar but could be a topic of discussion (or should be) for college coaches to start looking at more. Of course, there...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc

Over the last five days, Phenom Hoops was stationed in Fort Mill, South Carolina for our annual Summer Havoc Live. There were two sessions, both loaded with talent and noteworthy matchups, which made for a highly entertaining week of basketball. College coaches were constantly filtering throughout the multiple venues, and numerous offers were extended to players. The sheer number of standouts...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Day 5)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Malcolm Brown (Waves Ball Club)Good to get a chance to see some of the young talent coming up in Virginia, and I’m sure Malcolm will be getting a lot of action soon as he enters HS. He brings a high motor to a game where he sets a physical tone through the usage if his body on the defensive end and when putting his shoulder down to drive. He led the charge with 24 where he...

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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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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Day 4)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Noah Noch (Team Hope)Noah has been one of the ultimate role players that I’ve seen this season. He’s a smart guard that can play with or without the ball in his hands, brings the energy to play in an intense environment, and doesn’t get caught up in making mistakes from playing outside his game. He’s been a key cog in the well oiled machine that is this team and couldn’t be...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2024 5’11 Eli Gillespie (NC Rim Runners 2024)  Eli is one of the most fundamentally sound players I saw today, pairing with a solid frame. Aside from being capable of playing both on and off the ball, Gillespie can guard either position on the defensive end.  His ability to knock down perimeter jumpers aids his team, especially in late-game situations. He utilizes pass and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Summer Havoc Session 2 (Catawba Ridge, Part 1)

2023 Jamarri Williams (NLPB): The 6’1 guard really stepped up and elevated his play to start Day 2 at the Summer Havoc.  The guard was making plays left and right, scoring the ball effectively, knocking down shots from multiple levels, showing a confident pull-up game, and also having a burst of speed in his game. Finished with 22 points in a big win to start the day. 2023 Walker Woodall...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Summer Havoc Session 2 (Nation Ford, Part 3)

2024 Caleb Hartsell (704 Soldierz): Hartsell was another that continue dot make big paly and big shots throughout the game.  Had a pure shooting stroke from outside, stepping out behind the arc and consistently hitting shots and making plays. He played with a tough motor, got to his spots well, and spread out the defense with his shot-making. 2023 Bryson Davis (Team United): Davis had a...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’5 ’23 Walker Woodall (Wildcats Elite) Even after numerous departures from Wildcats Elite, Woodall has been a steady, constant presence for them throughout the summer. Although his role has progressively changed, he’s seen no issue finding production while standing out as a leader. Woodall is a knockdown three-point shooter with size and a sturdy frame, but has also shown vision, solid creation...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 from Summer Havoc Session 2 (Nation Ford, Part 2)

2026 Ian Bailey (Team Vision): Bailey is a young prospect that you will want to keep tabs on. He should be a valuable piece at Asheville Christian in the coming years but at the Summer Havoc, he really showed his polish feel and strong understanding of the game at an early age. He created well for himself, was able to penetrate and make plays, knocked down high-quality shots, and has a natural...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 of Summer Havoc Session 2 (Nation Ford)

2023 Jevon Brown (Upward Stars Pee Dee): Brown was one that we were interested in watching coming in and he quickly came out and showed why he is such a key piece on the floor with his ability to stretch the defense with his perimeter shot. Brown quickly put his range on display, hitting multiple deep threes and initiating the ball in transition.2023 McCaskill Rivers (CB Hoops): Rivers is one of...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 from Phenom Summer Havoc (Catawba Ridge, Part 3)

2023 Cole Callaway (Carolina Riptide): Callaway continues to be one of the leaders for his team, being an effective scorer from deep but also adding more depth to his game, especially with his ability to create more for himself and get to the basket. Callaway also impressed with how he battled on the boards, not being afraid to mix it up and securing 11 boards in the win on Day 2.2025 Tre...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Day 2) (Nation Ford)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Grant Hamilton (CC Elite)I’ve never seen Grant have a bad shooting game, and that’s because no matter what his mechanics are rhythmically repetitive. He’s the consistent and pure shooter I’ve seen in the 2024 class and is someone who only needs a glimpse of the rim. And while it’s still expanding, he doesn’t limit himself to just shooting like some easily do. He still...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Summer Havoc (Catawba Ridge, Part 2)

2023 Evan Ashe (Juice All-Stars): Ashe came up big for his team in the second half, scoring 19 of his 23 points. He continues to show how explosive he can be on the floor, getting to the rim and finishing strong, embracing contact, and getting to the line. Ashe continues to be one that is flying a little under the radar but with his athleticism and ability to get downhill, he can be tough to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Summer Havoc (Catawba Ridge, Part 1)

2023 Caleb Ellison (NC Spartans): Ellison might have not been the leading scorer for his team but really enjoyed his presence and how he ran the show on the court for his team. He showed tremendous balance in reading the floor, attacking in transition, creating off the dribble and getting into the paint, showing nice touch on his shot or finding open teammates when he penetrated.2023 Thomas...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Landon Haggarty (Team Hope)Guys like Landon are the reason there’s an expanding usage of positionless basketball. Playing up a level and still one of the biggest guys, he has an uncommon mobility for his frame that allows him to naturally plug in as a bigger guard who is more than capable of making plays on the perimeter or in the open court. He finished with 22 in a...

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