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Phenom College Open Gym: Queens University of Charlotte

To say that head coach Bart Lundy is building something special at Queens University of Charlotte may be an understatement. Phenom Hoop Report got a sneak peek into the program, attending an open gym to get a first-hand glimpse of what Queens has to offer and how the programs have grown into a national powerhouse at the Division II level. Coach Lundy enters his seventh season of his second stint...

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Phenom Hoops casts their votes for ACC Preseason Poll and much more

College basketball is right around the corner and that only means that preseason votes and polls are going out for every conference.  Phenom Hoop Report attended ACC Media Day and wanted to get in on the action as well.  That is why we cast our thoughts on the conference's preseason standings, player of the year, rookie of the year, first-team All-ACC, second-team All-ACC, and All-Rookie team.

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Phenom College Basketball Talk: UNC roster breakdown

Love it or hate it, you’re going to respect it. This is what UNC basketball is, a program that many love and some hate, however, there is no way you can look through their body of work and not respect what they have done. This year’s team lost a lot, with Coby White and Cam Johnson getting drafted in the lottery, Nas Little being drafted in the first round and Luke Maye on the Milwaukee...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: UNC-Greensboro

It is no secret, UNC-Greensboro is in the midst of an unbelievable run, a run that has seen them go 80-22 over the past 3 years (44-10 in SoCon play) and reach two NIT tournaments and one NCAA tournament. In fact, last season UNC-Greensboro finished 28-6 and was the last team out of the NCAA tournament. Crushing news at the time, but locker room clippings for now. UNC-Greensboro has quickly...

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Phenom College Basketball Talk: Who steps up for Boston College this year?

Boston College and Jim Christian come back in hopes of improving from last year’s 14-17 overall record and 5-13 in ACC play.  In the last five seasons, the Eagles have only secured more than five wins in the ACC once in 2018, in which they made an appearance in the NIT. The Eagles are hoping to make the right strides this year but it won’t be easy.  They lost two key scorers in Ky Bowman and...

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Phenom College Basketball Talk: Coach Kerns looking to get App State on the right track

Appalachian State has now turned the keys over to head coach Dustin Kerns and his staff, as he comes from a Presbyterian program secured a winning record of 20-16 last year and an appearance in the CIT. After the Mountaineers finished 11-22 last year and 6-12 in the Sun Belt, Appalachian State returns quality talent that has a ton of experience as well as a few new names that could step up early...

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Marshall brings length and intriguing young talent, looking to replace a ton of production

During our Open Gym Tour in West Virginia, we got a sneak preview as well of Marshall University and what the Thundering Herd bring this year on the basketball court. Under head coach Dan D’Antoni, Marshall will look to push the tempo, as they finished averaging 74 possessions per game and Top-10 nationally in adjusted tempo for the fifth consecutive season.  With a 23-14 overall record...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — College Edition: NC State

Coming into the season, the buzz surrounding NC State is middle of the pack ACC team and an NCAA birth. However, there is not much talk as there are still a good amount of unknowns here. That said, this team only lost one starter, the 14-point, 7 rebound production of Torin Dorn and returns 6 of its top 8 guys with a couple of notable incomers. Last year’s team was a mix and match for the...

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Is NC State’s Markell Johnson the most underrated guard in the country?

Heading into the season, there are several talented guards around the nation that are earning high praise early on.  That can also be said in the ACC, as Duke guard Tre Jones and North Carolina’s Cole Anthony are just two well-known names heading into the season. However, another guard should be up there as well on the national level. Guard Markell Johnson, a 6’1, 175-pound prospect at NC State,...

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Does Patrick Williams Have What it Takes to Be a One and Done Lottery Pick?!

The playmaking wing, with size, is everything that is vogue in the NBA right now. In taking a quick look at last year’s NBA Draft you have the likes of RJ Barrett, Deandre Hunter, Jarrett Culver, Cam Reddish, Cam Johnson and Romeo Langford who are all players taken in the Draft Lottery who fit this archetype of a player. Taking a look at Bleacher Report’s Ranking of the Top 100 players in the...

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Is Aaron Wiggins the Big Ten’s Most Lethal Shooter in 2019-20?!

When you are able to get players who can move their feet and have good positional size, to go along with high-level shooting, then you have an incredibly valuable player at the NBA level.

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Does Nate Hinton Have What it Takes to Move onto NBA Draft Boards?!

By Jamie Shaw and Jeff Bendel Nate Hinton has always come from behind, hidden in plain sight. For example, his recruitment; Hinton was a Top 10 player in North Carolina, throughout his high school career. He had always played on the biggest teams, both in travel ball and in high school, and he always produced in a big way for those teams. From April of 2017 until his commitment in September of...

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Phenom College Talk: Local talent looking to shine at UNCG

Head coach Wes Miller enters another season at UNC-Greensboro and is looking to continue his trend of putting the Spartans on the map.  After five seasons of winning no more than 15 games, Miller has now put together three straight seasons of 25+ wins, including a 29-7 record last year. Now, UNCG returns an array of talent as well as several intriguing freshmen in what should make for an...

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Class of 2019 Prospects We Cannot Wait To Watch In College

Every year a new batch of kids head off to college where they can achieve their dreams both in the classroom, and on the basketball court. North Carolina’s 2019 class was filled with special basketball talent, but also a special group of people, let’s take a look at some of the 2019 kids we can’t wait to see flourish at the next level. 6’3 CG Caleb Mills: University of...

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Phenom College Talk: Previewing South Carolina’s 2019-20 Roster

Phenom Hoops continues to look at the upcoming college basketball scene, this time previewing the South Carolina Gamecocks. See who the stars are and which incoming freshmen could make an early impact.

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