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“Get to Know” Aaron Potter

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 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 as on the basketball...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Stay Positive (Underrated Gems)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina for another quality event. The competition level was high, featuring numerous new squads and those that we’ve seen throughout the summer—which naturally led to a variety of standout performers. In addition to enticing competition, the atmosphere was exceptional. This article will take a closer look...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Early Standouts (Stay Positive)

6’6 Matthew Warren of Upward Stars Pee Dee 16U had an incredible game to start the day. Absolutely dominated in the paint, finished consistently. Rebounded the ball very well on both sides of the ball. Has the ability to push the ball on the break and make correct reads. As a 2023 kid, he already has the height length and body that college coaches look for. The most impressive part of his game...

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Player Standouts at Day One of Phenom Finale

6’3 ’21 Glynn Hubbard III (CC Elite) There were many standouts for CC Elite during their lopsided win, but Hubbard was arguably their most impressive piece. He possesses a skillset that seems to naturally affect all facets of the game on both sides of the ball. Hubbard is a capable ball-handler and playmaker with the ability to effectively score from multiple levels. He also contains his...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Queen City Showcase

5’10 ’21 Immanuel Stanback (Charlotte Nets McClary) Though somewhat undersized, Stanback is a steady ball-handler with a quick first step and the ability to attack the basket. He knocked down multiple jumpers and made his presence felt in transition. Not only did he complement others well, but also showed the ability to take over as needed.  5’9 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Cobras 2021) There is an...

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