DAVID ROSE MDC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Best of the Best: Upward Combine

What a weekend of basketball it was for Phenom Hoops. Not only did we continue our weekend coverage and platform with the HoopState League but we also had a great opportunity to head down to South Carolina to check out talent from around the region at the Upward Combine.  Players from North and South Carolina were in attendance, as we were able to get a few updated viewings of players but...

read more

Player Standouts at Phenom MDC

6’2 ’24 Jordan Williams (Gate City Grizzlies) It’s easy to appreciate the balance within this Gate City Grizzlies roster. They had many contributors but Williams arguably stood out as their main leader on both ends of the floor. He’s a strong, athletic wing with a high motor and unselfish approach. Williams naturally finds production through playing hard, making hustle plays, and filling in the...

read more

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

2024 Jullien Cole (Richmond Jammers): I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen from Cole to start the summer.  Cole brings great size to the position, along with the ability to create for himself, using his frame to go through defenders and get to the basket, but also showcases his ability to score in a variety of other ways.  Make sure to watch for him more this high school season, as he could...

read more

Sean’s Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 3, Part 1)

By: Sean Halloran 2025 Chris Rivens (Team EAT 2025 National) Rivens was impressive today, showing off his natural athleticism once he was in transition. He gave everybody a glimpse of what he is capable of once he develops into his body, and grows as a basketball player. He already has the intangibles to be a great guard at the next level. With a good frame and natural athleticism, his potential...

read more

Sean’s Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 1, Part 2)

Julien King By: Sean Halloran 2022 Julien King (Garner Road 17U) King was a player to catch my eye today with his impressive performances. The most impressive part about Kings game is the defensive intensity that he contains on every possession. He causes havoc while guarding the ball and is very physical while defending off the ball. He uses his long arms to affect opponents and make things...

read more

2024 KJ Greene Jr. (Pace) racks in first three offers

Kyle “KJ” Greene Jr. is a well-known name around Phenom Hoops, especially with seeing him down in South Carolina.  He was regarded as one of the top players in his class for the state at the time but he recently announced that he would be transferring to Pace in Georgia, looking to make his mark there as well.  It was a tremendous Thursday for Greene and his recruitment, as he racked...

read more

Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 2 at Phenom MDC (Part 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’6 2025 Hayden Assemian (Upward Stars 15U Fagan)  Hayden is an impressive big man prospect with good hands and a soft touch around the rim. He rebounds at a high level and has shown the ability to score with an array of low-post moves. Hayden is a tough cover for a defender in general, especially one giving up size. I expect Hayden to experience a very successful high school...

read more