PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

“Get to Know” Shane Fernald

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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Getting to Know: 5’10 2021 Daunta Hagler

Getting to Know: 5’10 2021 Daunta Hagler (Oceanside Collegiate) We have seen Daunta Hagler several times, camp settings, travel ball and high school. One thing that is quite evident, no matter the venue, no matter the setting, Hagler has left a lasting impression on us. At last year’s SC Top 80, Hagler showcased his all-around ability and proved he is one to watch. We stated, “Hagler is a...

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“Opportunity Knocks” for 6’4 2021 Aaron Randolph”

Getting to Know: 6’4 2021 Aaron Randolph (Westside HS, SC)  Aaron Randolph put up modest numbers for this past season averaging 5.2 PPG, 3 RPG, 2 APG, and 2 SPG. High school coach Nick Arnello stated, “Aaron is going to become a key player for us. He was a role player as a junior playing with three seniors who were All Region players.  He is currently playing for the prestigious...

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Breakout Season “6’8 2022 Obinnaya Okafor”

Getting to Know: 6’8 2022 Obinnaya Okafor (Bethel HS, VA) For 6’8 Obinnaya Okafor, what you currently see is not the finished product. That being said, he’s extremely long, bouncy, and an excellent defensive presence, not to mention he sports an impressive 3.65 GPA. Last season, Okafor averaged almost a double double with 9 PPG and 8 RPG and is currently getting interest from Davidson, Georgia...

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“Get to Know” Moses Payne

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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Put on you Watch List: 6’2 2021 Pharaoh Lassiter

Getting to Know: 6’2 2021 Pharaoh Lassiter (Bethel HS, VA) Back in 2018, Phenom’s Frank Bennett wrote the following. “Lassiter has impressive scoring instincts, one of the 757’s best scorers! He is a shot maker who can get hot and hit a barrage of three pointers both spotting up and off the dribble from well beyond the arc, his range is incredible and he shoots the ball with seemingly...

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Class breakdown: Alabama Crimson Tide

Head coach Nate Oats should have fans around the SEC on notice about the future of Alabama basketball, especially with the mixture of young and experienced talent. Several new names should quickly make their mark for the Crimson Tide, including a key transfer from Villanova in Jahvon Quinerly, who was already sitting out.

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7’0 2022 Patrick Wessler, “Ready for the Next Step”

7’0 2022 Patrick Wessler, “Ready for the Next Step”  Standing a sturdy 7’0 in bare feet, Patrick Wessler has made improvements to his frame. He toned up, gotten stronger, and is looking forward to the move to Combine Academy.  Last season as a sophomore, Wessler averaged 18.1 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 2.0 APG and 3.2 BPG for Butler High School. Elon reached out early and offered while the...

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“Get to Know” Max Rogers

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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“Get to Know” Kavan Horton

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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2022 6’3 Will Kelly looking to capitalize on impressive sophomore season

At Stuart W. Cramer high school in Belmont, North Carolina, a rising junior is looking to continue his impressive play from last season into this summer. 2022 6’3 Will Kelly posted numbers of 22 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals per game last season but he isn’t settling for where his game is and wants to continue to get better in areas.

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Getting to Know: 6’0 2022 CeDavion Wimbley

Getting to Know: 6’0 2022 CeDavion Wimbley (South View HS) We first saw Cedavion Wimbley back in 2018 at the Phenom G3 Showcase. “Of all the prospects on display, there were very few with more promise than Cedavion Wimbley of Flight 22 Fayetteville. He was among an elite class of guys who were able to carry the offense while defending the best opposing player from start to finish....

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“Get to Know” Elijah Ormiston

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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“Get to Know” Arrington Jones

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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“Get to Know” Jaden Ellis

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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Welcome Back NBA…..For Now

The NBA Player’s Association approved the NBA’s 22-team restart to the regular season and playoffs on Tuesday. Since the NBA and the NBPA came together so quickly compared to the other major professional leagues, I think the NBA deserves a lot of credit for avoiding a big saga like the one we saw with the MLB.

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COACH’S CORNER: Dwayne Cherry Talks About His BEST Moments at CCDS + His Future Return to Coaching?!

Coach Cherry sits down with Rick Lewis, founder of Phenom Hoops, to take a stroll down memory lane, looking back the past few years. Recently resigning from Charlotte Country Day, he discusses some of the great memories he had over the years and some of his biggest achievements. We also look back on how he would describe his coaching style and if he wants to get back into high school coaching down the road.

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Stock on the Rise: 6’6 2022 Brenton Elliott

Stock on the Rise: 6’6 2022 Brenton Elliott (Stuart Cramer HS) To say the state of North Carolina is filled with ridiculous talent would be a gross understatement. That being said, there are always hidden gems tucked away in various parts of the state and that is the case in point with 6’6 rising junior Brenton Elliott of Stuart Cramer High School in Belmont, North Carolina. Our first glimpse of...

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Getting to Know: Jacob Fisher-Davis

Getting to Know: Jacob Fisher-Davis 6’2 2022 Jacob Fisher-Davis (Butler) Being the younger brother of Matthew Fisher-Davis definitely has it advantages. Matthew was a former Butler High School star that played at Vanderbilt University and ended up playing professionally in Chile and now Mexico. Matthew was a late bloomer and the same can be stated about Jacob. Last year, Jacob stood a thin...

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Getting to Know: Kyle Frazier

Getting to Know: Kyle Frazier Phenom Hoops travelled down to Carolina Courts in Indian Trail to cover CC Elite “Skills and Drills” camp. Coach James Fisher and staff did a wonderful job of conducting stations of skill development in the era of COVID-19. Before we get started, we must compliment James Fisher-Davis, Kurt Wessler, Mike Jefferson, and Hillis Haygood for practicing all the health and...

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Getting to Know “Zach Amonett”

“Getting to Know” Zach Amonett 6’2 2022 Zach AmonettHigh School: Pickett County AAU: Tennessee Tigers For Zach Amonett, the talented combo guard has achieved success in the classroom as well as the basketball court. As a sophomore, Amonett made All Conference, All District, All Region and All State. He averaged 24.3 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.0 APG and even 1.7 SPG, but more importantly,...

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Phenom Open Gym: Westminster Catawba

Phenom Hoops went down to Rock Hill to hit the gym and check out the talent at Westminster Catawba and does this program have a bright future ahead of them. Loaded with talent on multiple levels, along with young talent that will for sure be names to remember, Westminster will be a must-see team to watch.

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“Get to Know” Chatham Lambiotte

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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Getting to Know “Brock Bowen”

Getting to Know Brock Bowen  Phenom Hoops travelled down to Carolina Courts in Indian Trail to cover CC Elite “Skills and Drills” camp. Coach James Fisher and staff did a wonderful job of conducting stations of skill development in the era of COVID-19. Before we get started, we must compliment James Fisher-Davis, Kurt Wessler, Mike Jefferson, and Hillis Haygood for practicing all the health...

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