PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Player Standouts at Phenom’s National Showcase

6’6 ’20 Brady O’Connell (Ravenscroft/ODU commit) There’s a quality amount of talent on this Ravenscroft squad, but O’Connell was their clear leader tonight. He can do a little bit of everything and, now with an improved jumper, looks capable of keeping opponents guessing on offense. O’Connell is a great athlete that knows how to rebound, push in transition, and create offense for himself or...

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Why is Phenom’s National High School Showcase One of the Nation’s Top Tip Off Hoops Events

USA Today has called it “One of the Nation’s Top Tip-Off Hoops Events.” Max Preps said it was a “Must-See Hoops tournament.” What is it about Phenom’s National High School Showcase that makes it the premier high school showcase in this region for November? Before we look into this event, we need to acknowledge that North Carolina is widely known as the Hoop State. Why is it known as the Hoop...

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Diving in With: Paul Hudson Baller and future Prosthetist

Paul Hudson is a senior leader on the Charlotte Christian Basketball team, he has taken that talent to earn a free Ivy League education at Dartmouth and the opportunity to pursue his dream as a Prosthetist. Charlotte, North Carolina- The ball stops bouncing for everyone at some point and one has to have a plan or passion to pursue when that chapter comes. Hudson is a man with a plan for the next...

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Diving In With: Elias King

Elias King recently put on a show at the Phenom National Showcase and proved why he was one of the most sought after recruits in the Southeast. King will be taking his talents to Starkville Mississippi, to join the Mississippi State Bulldogs, a team currently ranked 15th in the nation according to ESPN, that features several upperclassmen.   Suwannee, Georgia- King is the type of high level...

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Diving in With: DJ Nix and Cannon

As a freshman in high school it is challenging to make any varsity team, but to start and excel in that sport early on is an entire different thing. That is exactly what DJ Nix is doing with Cannon School (NC), out of Concord. Concord, North Carolina- Nix isn’t built like a typical freshman and he certainly doesn’t play like one. Nix has a grown man game down low, he’s athletic and physical on...

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Phenom’s National High School Showcase Recaps … The Must See Unsigned Seniors

6’8” Prosper Obidiebube Aspire Academy (KY) Obidiebube walks onto the court, looking the part. He has long arms, broad shoulders and an athletic frame. He runs the floor very well and he can shoot the ball with 3-point range off the catch. He finishes the ball high above the rim and carries a 3.8 GPA. Obidiebube recently took an official visit to Holy Cross, his only offer. Perplexing as it may...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Phenom’s National High School Showcase Day 2

6’10” 2020 Moussa Diabate DME Academy (Dayton Beach, FL) Diabate has all the tools you look for in a long term prospect. His frame is off the charts and he has a natural fluidity and athleticism in his cadence. Already, Diabate is a high level defender with the ability to block shots, rebound and switch on the perimeter. He has some Jaren Jackson, Jr. in him on that side of the floor....

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase Part 2

Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase Part 2 Part 1:  https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/11/18/coach-ricks-observations-from-the-phenom-national-showcase/   CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK: 6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo (Greenfield School) Creighton’s father Jeff Lebo was an McDonald All-American and a four year starter for the University of North Carolina. Like...

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase

It was another successful Phenom National Showcase held November 16-17 at Greensboro Day School. For the two day event, we had a total of 31 teams and 22 games played. That’s a lot of basketball and a tremendous amount of talent displayed. Now, let’s take a look at some of the top performances and observations.   BETTER THAN ADVERTISED: 6’7 2019 Greg Gantt (Trinity...

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Phenom National Showcase Game MVP Day 2

Phenom National Showcase Game MPV Day 2 (Dillard Gymnasium) Awards of Excellence Game MVP    6’5 2019 Paul Hudson (Charlotte Christian) Standing a lengthy 6’5 and sporting an impressive 7’4 wingspan, the do-it-all hybrid forward simply had a great all around game. Hudson finished with 18 points, collected rebounds, and defended his position extremely well. In addition,...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Day Two, Early Day Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’2 2019 Travion McCray: Village Christian Academy McCray is an absolute junkyard dawg that always plays with a high level of energy, toughness, and just general tenacity.  He shoots the ball well from distance and always has his head up looking where to move the ball as a true floor general.  He simply gets after it on the defensive end, taking pride in locking up whomever he matches up...

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Brandon Lee’s Standouts: Day 1 Phenom National Showcase

Day one of the annual Phenom National Showcase didn’t disappoint, we had both gyms rocking at Greensboro Day School well into Friday Night, there was competitive basketball, live student sections, and of course more storylines! Greensboro, North Carolina-  A total of 18 teams from six different states gathered on opening night to battle it out, a handful of players did themselves serious...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase Night One: Miles Magical Five

5. 6’2 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School Lebo was sensational for Greenfield School in their win over Grace Christian (Sanford) displaying excellent touch from three point range, a high IQ, and excellent leadership abilities.  Greenfield was playing shorthanded without Djimon Bailey (Hip) and Jacari Outlaw (Death In Family) but Lebo was able to rally the troops and lead the way in the...

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Kevin Dawkins Standouts from the Phenom National Showcase Day 1

Phenom National Showcase   6’0 2020 Landon Sutton (High Point Christian Academy) Everyone knows the scouting report on Sutton that he can really shoot the ball even with them knowing he always produces.  Sutton was the ball handler and facilitator for his team at times and also moved off the ball to show his ability to shoot and score with his smooth stroke.  In the 2nd half Sutton...

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Phenom National Showcase Game MVP Dillard Gymnasium Day 1

Awards of Excellence Game MVP Awards   6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo (Greenfield School) The transition to Greenfield has been an easy one for the son of former UNC great Jeff Lebo. Creighton is a cerebral, high IQ and fundamentally sound scoring point guard. In the opening game the Phenom National Showcase, Creighton was dialed in and clicking on all aspects of his game. He enjoyed a game...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Late Game Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’8 2019 Nick Evtimov: Greensboro Day School Evtimov might take the cake as the most improved player in North Carolina I’ve seen thus far this season.  He’s clearly taken major strides physically, losing some weight further developing his explosiveness and quickness.  His skillset continues to develop as well, he is now extremely comfortable handling the ball in certain...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Phenom’s Natinoal High School Showcase (Night 1)

  6’10” 2021 Moussa Diabate DME Academy (Daytona Beach, FL) Diabate came into the event with a heavy reputation. He is the #3 player in Europe’s 2002 generation. He is also ranked as the #7 player in the 2021 class by both ESPN and Rivals.com. It took him a quarter to get warm, but once he did it was apparent to see. He is a high level defender, in fact he has the ability...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Early Slate Standouts

6’2 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School (Game MVP) Lebo was excellent in the opening game of the Phenom National Showcase, exhibiting a high basketball IQ and maintaining a high level of productivity that he’s sustained over his High School and AAU Career.  He’s an excellent shooter, doing it off the catch and dribble, while also doing a great job running his team.   He...

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Five under the radar to Watch: Phenom National Showcase

The National Showcase has been headlined by some of the top players to come through the prep ranks in recent years, but there have also been sleepers to break onto the scene and really make a name for themselves.   Greensboro, North Carolina-  The Phenom National Showcase is upon us once again and this year may be bigger than ever, hoops media giant Slam Magazine is partnering up this year...

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5-Star Watch — Phenom’s National High School Showcase (6’3/2021 Cam Hayes)

6’3” 2021 Cam Hayes Greensboro Day (Greensboro, NC) Friday (November 16) – 6:30 PM Vs. Christ School Saturday (November 17) – 4:30 PM Vs. Carolina Day School People come out to basketball events to watch the stars play. In the recruiting world, you cannot get more stars by your name than five. Fortunately for the 5th Annual Phenom’s National High School Showcase, set to take place at...

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5-Star Watch — Phenom’s National High School Showcase (6’10/2021 Sekou Sada Kalle)

6’10” 2021 Sekou Sada Kalle Aspire Academy (Louisville, KY) Friday (November 16) 7:30 PM Vs. DME Academy (FL) Saturday (November 17) 2:00 PM Vs. Heritage Christian (WV) People come out to basketball events to watch the stars play. In the recruiting world, you cannot get more stars by your name than five. Fortunately for the 5th Annual Phenom’s National High School Showcase, set to...

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5-Star Watch — Phenom’s National High School Showcase (6’10/2020 Isaiah Todd)

6’10” 2020 Isaiah Todd Raleigh Trinity Academy (Raleigh, NC) 6:00 PM Vs. Cannon School People come out to basketball events to watch the stars play. In the recruiting world, you cannot get more stars by your name than five. Fortunately for the 5th Annual Phenom’s National High School Showcase, set to take place at Greensboro Day School on November 16-17, we will have six players who are ranked...

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