SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Summer Finale Team Previews: NC Spartans Haidinger

5’9 Riggs Handy Regardless of departures or overall roster turnover, Handy remains the top shooter on the roster. He’s undersized but effortlessly fills it up from beyond the arc. Handy doesn’t require the ball to make his presence felt, as his lethal spot-up ability forces opponents to stay attached at all times. He possesses a rapid release and only needs a slight glimmer of daylight to get...

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“Getting to Know” 6’3 ’23 Andrew Schrage 

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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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: NC Spartans Haidinger

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Team Camp

6’2 ’23 Andrew Schrage (Bishop McGuinness) The Villains opened their day with a huge matchup against a noteworthy opponent, and Schrage was arguably their best player from start to finish. He’s a tough, scrappy, steadily developing point guard prospect who seems to get better with each viewing. Schrage attacks the basket well and finishes or makes the proper pass to an open teammate. He...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: NC Spartans 17u Haidinger

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. NC Spartans 17u Haidinger Will Gray – 2023 6’1 PG East Forsyth...

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Open Gym Report: NC Spartans 17U Haidinger

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops (Jeff Bendel, Tyler Lewis, and Colby Lewis) traveled out to Bishop McGuinness High School for the NC Spartans Media Day. The Spartans should be well-known as one of the better independent programs across the Carolinas, and their current group is no exception. Josh Thompson is the director, but Herb Liles, Kerry Graves, Curtis Patton, Ryan Haidinger, Michael Bowers, and...

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Open Gym Report: Bishop McGuinness

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness for another noteworthy open gym session. The Villains have been led by Coach Josh Thompson since 2004. Regardless of roster composition, they’ve found consistent success and regularly competed for state championships throughout his tenure. Although they had some struggles last season, the Villains seem guaranteed to bounce back with...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Dre Simmons   #50: 5’7 ’21 Yoshua Courts (Reidsville High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a polished, well-rounded skillset throughout the day, Yoshua Courts. He’s a team-first point guard that displayed a solid understanding of the nuances of running the show. Courts offers an excellent blend of passing and scoring, but doesn’t force the...

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