PHENOM G3 SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Phenom G3 Weekend Warrior: 2025 Gordie Balas

By: Gerroid Doughty After watching many games and seeing some very good basketball this weekend. I am going to give you the name of the player who summed up the entire weekend for me. For all the Travel Team Hoop Fans out there, this guy does it all. He has a very mature game for his age. He is a rising Junior, class of 2025. The name to put on your radar if you are a college coach is'' 2025...

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2024 Justin Skelton (Team 803) has big weekend at Phenom G3

Player: Justin SkeltonClass: 2024Height: 6'3High School: Spring Valley Heading down to South Carolina where there is plenty of talent to be found, Phenom Hoops wanted to shed more light on a player that had a very good weekend at the Phenom G3 Showcase and is one that should see his stock continue to rise with his play.' 2024 6'3 Justin Skelton is a player some may not know about yet, but they...

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2025 Will James Jr. (Strong Center) playing on a different level this summer

AAU season is a great opportunity for players all around the country to show more of their game and development.' Playing in the high school season, one can see how some players continue to grow as a prospect, but it may not be until the summer months that they really showcase their full potential. Not only do travel ball teams provide a different platform, but it also can allow players to shine...

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Putting on a Show: 2024 Armani Henderson (Bigger Than Basketball/ Team EAT)

We continue allowing our platform to shed light on players around the region, and we now look at 2024 Armani Henderson who played with Bigger Than Basketball this past weekend but has been a hot topic all throughout this summer with Team EAT as well. Henderson has simply been a bucket this summer, and he did so once again with Bigger Than Basketball at the Phenom G3 Showcase.  With the ball...

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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2023 6'4 Isaiah Lewis (TSF)

Player: Isaiah LewisClass: 2023Height: 6'4AAU: The Skill Factory What Was Said at Phenom G3 Event: 'Lewis was one of those players that I watched all weekend long and he impressed me each time he stepped on the court. He is an intriguing guard that can be explosive, attack in the open floor, and is not only able to get inside the defense to finish but also get to his spots to knock down jumpers....

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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2024 6'5 Ryan Blount

Player: Ryan BlountClass: 2024Height: 6'5 What Was Said at Phenom G3 Event: 'Blount is one that we highlighted earlier in the month, and he continues to showcase his production at a high level. This young man simply outworks his opponents on the court, whether displaying his footwork in the post, finding ways to score around defenders, creating and being physical, or simply outworking opponents...

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Brady’s Ballers from Phenom G3

By; Brady Malston 2026 Kamauri Hunter (Carolina Rebels SC):When I first saw Hunter playing this weekend for the 17U Carolina Rebels SC squad, I was blown away to learn he was a 2026. His communication and maturity on the court are well beyond his years, and I'm certain this will only continue to improve as he ages. He provided his team with unrelenting on-ball defense and would pick up in the...

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Five More Notable Young Prospect from G3 Showcase

6'6 '26 Antwon Young (Next Level SC) It's surprising how little it feels like folks are talking about Young, despite his ridiculous intrigue and array of enticing tools at such an early age. He's a long, explosive, physically overwhelming wing/forward prospect with the ability to play inside the paint or along the perimeter. Young moves like a perimeter player, yet is strong enough to battle...

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Five Notable Young Prospects from G3 Showcase

6'8 '26 Mark Caslaru (Next Level SC) If the common adage of 'big men take longer to develop' rings true, then folks should be getting really excited about Caslaru and his overall trajectory. The 6-foot-8 post prospect already has the makings of a modern big man, displaying a notable blend of touch, perimeter shooting, and rim-protection ability. Caslaru understands how to anchor the paint,...

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Five College-Worthy Seniors from G3 Showcase

6'2 '24 Stephen Quinn (Team Charlotte) Arguably the most lethal shooting threat in every building he enters, it's pretty easy to see why Quinn would be an asset for various programs. While there are plenty of available shooters, very few possess the unlimited range, quick release, and sheer accuracy of someone like him. Quinn can reliably attack closeouts, make extra passes, and mix it up as...

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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2024 6'8 Mekhi Turner

Player: Mekhi TurnerClass: 2024Height: 6'8AAU: Wood EliteHigh School: Maynard Jackson What Was Said at Phenom G3 Event: 'Turner and the whole Wood Elite program really came to the Phenom Hoops platform and showcased the talent they had, and Turner was one that played extremely well.  Turner is a 6'8 prospect that checks the boxes of athleticism, being active, physical, and has the ability...

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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2026 6'7 Trey Thompson

Player: Trey ThompsonClass: 2026Height: 6'7AAU: Tennessee ImpactHigh School: Greenville What Was Said at Phenom G3 Event: 'He's an incredibly smart, skilled post prospect with the ability to dominate a game in a variety of different ways. Unlike the vast majority of young bigs, Thompson already possesses the full arsenal. At 6-foot-7, he comfortably asserted himself on the block, spaced the...

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Cooper's Notes: Phenom G3 Day 2 & 3

By: Cooper Hart FBP Elite Dave 2027 has a roster loaded with versatile combo guards and big wings. They have good positional size and tons of variety throughout the roster. The roster is constructed without much of a true big and more centered around rotatable pieces that can flow between roles. Between guys like Juel Tillery, Isaiah Robinson, and Terris Hobbs (along with 3-4 others in the same...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Tournament Champions

Check out the champions from this past weekend down in South Carolina. Overall, it was a tremendous event and continue to check out more of our coverage throughout the week. 17u Division Blue Bracket: Upward Stars CarolinaOrange Bracket: Q6 All-Stars Elite BeatyWhite Bracket: Bigger Than Basketball 2024Navy Bracket: Kings Mentality 16u Division Blue Bracket: Strong Center 2025 JonesOrange...

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Bendel's Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our annual G3 Showcase. The three-day event featured over 250 teams with highly competitive games and tons of talented prospects on display. There were countless subplots worth noting, but this article will take a closer look at five personal favorites from the last few days' 6'7 '26 Trey Thompson (Tennessee Impact) Given...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom G3 (Day 3)

2027 Jazir McGee (WBC Elite) The simplest answer is the best answer and Jazir makes the game very easy with his ability to get to the basket. His first step is explosive, he poses a difficult matchup due to his size and length as a young guard, and he has great focus with coordination to finish everything around the basket no matter the contact. He showed capability from outside as a shooter,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom G3

2026 Brayden Hazelbaker (Tennessee Impact): Hazelbaker was a player that captured our eyes during the high school season, and it was good to see him back in action. Playing with a very good team, he continues to show he is a guard to watch out for in the state. A confident player, a shot-maker form multiple levels, strong range in his game and displays good vision, IQ, and pace on the...

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Phenom G3 Saturday Studs

By: Gerroid Doughty What an exciting day of basketball games. From the first tip to the final buzzer there was lots of fun to be had. Although I saw many players today and a lot them did very did well. I've selected these guys as the Saturday Studs. So here they are in no particular order. I know it's clich'. But this dynamic duo performed well together. 2028 # 19 Blake Deutschmark & 2028...

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom G3 (Day 2, Part 2)

2024 Jullian Mack (Grindhouse): Mack is certainly a familiar face on the Phenom Hoops platform, and he came out with a bang to start Day 2 going for 38 points in an impressive showing. Mack was doing and operating all over the court, knocking down shots, getting to his spots well, being a consistent perimeter threat, but also be assertive in attacking downhill. He put the pressure on the defense...

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom G3 (Day 2, Part 1)

2024 Armani Henderson (BTB 2024): Henderson has had a strong month or so on the Phenom Hoops platform, as he has been putting up some impressive numbers each time he steps on the court.  Henderson has such a quick burst, being a tremendous player in getting by defenders off the bounce, finding ways in the paint, scoring over defenders, showing touch, and also hitting shots from multiple...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom G3 (Days 1 & 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Cinjun Bridges (CC Elite) The typical shooter nowadays, whether efficient or not, typically takes a high volume of shots. But Cinjun is one of the most patient and methodical marksman you'll find with elite shot selection. He doesn't force looks just to try and get going, and still finds positive ways to impact the game as a facilitator with good off ball instincts as a...

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Player Standouts at Phenom G3 Showcase

6'7 '26 Trey Thompson (Tennessee Impact) There were so many impressive pieces for Tennessee Impact, which certainly includes Thompson and his highly advanced identity. Though young, he already clearly understands how to outperform his assignment and dominate a game in various different ways. Thompson is an excellent post-up option with a notable blend of IQ, touch, and footwork. He finishes with...

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Cooper’s Developments: Day 1 at Phenom G3

By: Cooper Hart '26 6'8' Will Stevens (Carolina Riptide 16u/Davidson Day) Stevens possesses more upside than maybe any 2026 in attendance today. He hit 4 threes in his second game, finishing with 24 points. His comfortability and fluidity to move around the perimeter and set himself for CNS jumpers are wildly impressive for his age and size. Stevens is improving his handle and even broke out a...

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Phenom G3 Friday Favorites

By Gerroid (Coach G) Doughty Hello, everyone the Travel Basketball Season is in high gear. I'm down in Rock Hill SC for the Phenom G3 Showcase. Let's jump right into my Friday Favorites in no particular order. 2026 6'6' Antwon Young of Next Level SC Purple. He scored a game-high 20 points. But it was more than his points that impacted the game. He was very energetic doing it on both ends of the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom G3 (Day 1)

2024 Mason Mitchell (Team United Elite): Mitchell really played well on Day 1, showing just exactly what he can do, how he can produce, and his overall impact on the floor.' He filled it up and really brings a strong presence on both ends of the floor, as well as doing the dirty work.' He scored and finished well, showcased his bounce in this game, rebounded the ball well, and was engaged...

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Players to watch from Team MOAM 2024 (Cam Miles/Mike Andino)

There is nothing better for a scout than finding new, intriguing prospects that should be ones on the radar for college coaches.  At the Phenom G3 Showcase, Team MOAM really captured the eyes of many, with 2024 Cam Miles and 2024 Mike Andino leading the way.  These two guards really filled it up every time they played and should be ones that college coaches should have on their radar...

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The Ultimate Teammate: Bryce Cash

After a long, winding road of waiting, the everchanging landscape of grassroots basketball seems to be slowly getting back to normal. Of course, the NIL, transfer portal, and free year of college eligibility during covid still have effects spanning throughout the community. Everyone knew it wouldn't change overnight, but we get closer to normalcy with each passing year. Why is this information...

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Bendel's Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center for another exciting three-day stretch of basketball at our G3 Showcase. The field featured a ton of memorable teams, including a slew of shoe-circuit programs. Given the talent and intensity, it ultimately made for a highly competitive tournament. Like usual, this article will take a closer look at a handful...

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