DAVID ROSE MDC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Best of the Best from Grassroots TOC: Unsigned Seniors

2022 Ahmari Samuel (Next Level SC): Samuel came out strong to start the event and left an impression on us. The 6’3 guard scored the ball extremely well, going for 29 and 30 in back-to-back games, showing his feel, his patience, and his ability to score in an array of ways. 2022 Marcus Wills (Mint Hill Lakers): The speedy point guard leaves it out on the court. Whether you want a strong...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Grassroots TOC (Day 3, Part 2)

2022 Jemez Herd Jr. (Team PUSH NC 2022): The unsigned senior came out with a little something to prove and that he did.  He looked unstoppable on the court to finish the day, scoring in all ways.  He finished extremely well in transition, finishing at the rim with power, and having multiple dunks but also displayed how tough of a matchup he can be on the floor with his size and skill set. 2022...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Grassroots TOC

6’1 ’25 Hayes Oxendine (East Carolina Elite) Though we’ve consistently seen his foundation as a lethal shooter, Oxendine showcased a lot of ability as the primary creator and overall leader for this group. He’s a smart decision-maker and understands how to make plays with the ball in his hands. Oxendine is comfortable at setting up others while finding scoring opportunities from all three...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: Team PUSH NC 2022 Black

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. Team PUSH NC 2022 Black Jemez Herd20226’7”One of the...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Jemez Herd

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Phenom Game Report: Olympic at Harding (Boys)

Phenom Hoops was back on the prowl to check out the talent around the state of North Carolina, this time looking at Harding University as they welcomed in Olympic.  What ended in being a thriller, these two teams competed every second of the game. Starting off, both teams were trading baskets, looking to attack, and got several players involved early on.  2023 Kendarion Thomas led the...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom 757 Showcase

6’7 ’23 Ben Nicol (West Virginia Generals) Although the entire roster is loaded with reliable shooters, Nicol constantly found ways to stand out and shine. He’s smart and quite skilled for his size, which naturally leads to mismatches, but also produces very well inside the arc. Nicol shoots the ball with range, consistency, and repeatable mechanics. That being said, he actively looks to take...

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Leaving a lasting impression: Phenom MDC (Part 1)

As you may have read, there was talent that could be found all over the court.  We just recently released our best-of-the-best players from the event that I personally saw but there are several others that left a lasting impression on me as well.  That is why these players captured my eyes as well, really leaving a mark on the event in Rock Hill. Here is Part 1. 2022 Cedric Patterson (Team...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Memorial Day Classic

5’11 ’22 Jordan Marsh (PSB Larkin) There’s an abundance of talent within the PSB Larkin squad, and Marsh is as valuable as anyone. At this point, he’s probably underrated within the bigger scheme of things. Marsh is a sharp ball-handler and playmaker with an excellent penetration sense. He’s smart, athletic, and displays nice balance as a two-way floor general. Marsh is a quality defender and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom MDC (Day 1)

2023 Emanuel Richards (Upward Stars 3SSB 2023): Richards continues to show his production on the floor, as I believe he is one of the more underrated prospects in the state of South Carolina for his class.  Every time he comes out, he makes an impact on the floor.  Before, he did an incredible job in getting downhill and finishing through contact and he continues to do so, but you can...

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Queen City Showcase Team Previews: Rod Howard Select 17u

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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Spring Tip-Off Classic: Day 3 Standouts

Bryson Cokley Will Kelly ‘22 of Rod Howard Select had an amazing weekend as he was a leader for his team each and every game. He has a unique blend of athleticism and craftiness to go alongside good ball skills and instinct that allow him to take over games. He has a knack for getting downhill and finishing at the basket. The most intriguing thing about his game was his ability to get the free...

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AAU SPOTLIGHT: Phenom Hoops Drops In on Rod Howard Select Media Day!

Phenom Hoops attended Rod Howard Select's Media Day, checking in on the 14u and 17u teams. Both bring some intriguing talents, whether young rising players to keep an eye on or players that college coaches should be watching already on the 17u team. Check out a few highlights from the night.

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Rod Howard Select Media Day (14u and 17u)

Phenom Hoops continues to cover teams around the state and ones that fans will certainly see this summer with Phenom Hoops. Monday night, we headed out to watch Rod Howard Select 14u and 17u in action, a program that has a lot of intriguing talent to watch. Let’s break down each roster.

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