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HIGHLIGHTS: Top 50 2023 Maki Johnson Leads WV Elite Over Elevation Prep at Insider Exposure Games!

Phenom Hoops went out to check in on some talent at the Insider Exposure Independent School Nationals, as WV Elite, which consists of several players from Teays Valley, matched up against Elevation Prep. Check out the highlights from an exciting game.

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Insider Exposure Nationals: WV Elite vs. Elevation Prep

Phenom Hoops went out to the Mooresville area to check in on the Insider Exposure Nationals, which was a terrific event that brought a ton of talent. We first want to thank Insider Exposure for allowing us to come out.  The first game we wanted to check out was WV Elite vs. Elevation Prep, as it had a ton of talent that you could be seeing play at the next level. WV Elite brings you a ton...

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The Early Stages: Heritage IJN

The Heritage IJN squad from West Virginia first began playing organized basketball together in November at our National Showcase, where they had obvious chemistry issues and looked somewhat lost on the court—both individually and as a team. Since then, Coach Justin Dempsey has made strides with this group that many folks didn’t deem possible, especially this early into the process. They’ve dealt...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Concord First Assembly: 6’3 ’19 Eli Couples In many ways, Couples is the true glue-guy for this squad. He’s able to be extremely productive in all areas of the game without ever forcing the action. Couples consistently defends, works the glass, and makes the correct read with the ball. He’s able to toggle between playing on and off-ball, based on whatever the team needs. Couples is simply a...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Hoops and Dreams (Part Two)

Trinity Christian 6’8 ’19 Greg Gantt The Providence commit arguably possesses the highest ceiling of anyone on display thus far, especially given his tone-setting leadership on defense. Gantt can contain four positions on defense and is usually the most athletic player on the court. The consistency of his jumper has continued to improve over the last year, but attacking the basket and finishing...

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