SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session I)

High School: Top Performer- 6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter (Butler) The versatile two-way forward was easily the most consistently productive performer throughout the event. Showalter secured the MVP award by playing hard, unselfishly dictating the action as the offensive focal point, and establishing his presence as a defender and rebounder. Showalter created for himself and others, scored the ball...

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On the Boards: Class of 2024 in North Carolina

Bo Koebbe (Living Water Christian) Koebbe is a 6’6 prospect at Living Water Christian who is coming off a strong sophomore season and is looking to bring that consistent presence once again.  Koebbe is coming off a season in which he averaged 17.4 points and 12.0 rebounds per game and has only continued to be that double-double type machine this summer.  Koebbe continues to be that...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 1)

2024 Xavier Johnson (Fayetteville Academy): Johnson came out strong to start his weekend at the Phenom Team Camp, using his 6’5 frame well, being active on the floor, creating second-chance opportunities for his team, attacking the glass, and getting downhill to make plays. Loved the energy and motor that he set for his team. 2023 Will Gray (East Forsyth): Gray continues to be a staple here in...

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Prospects in the Class of 2024 to Watch at Phenom Team Camp

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our annual June Team Camp at the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. The event is slated to feature a talented mix of players and teams preparing for the month of July (in addition to the somewhat distant high school season), and this article will take a brief look at some of the prospects on display. Let’s take a look at the Class...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Challenge (Day 2, Part 2)

2024 6’8 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch): Well look at it here, ’24 Richard Goods makes another standout list.  In this game, there just wasn’t anyone that could match the physicality that he brought to the floor, carving out space in the paint, finishing through defenders, and attacking the glass once again.  What continues to impress is his ability to step out and be a threat as...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Grassroots TOC

2025 Bryce Baker (Team Bond): If you don’t know the name Bryce Baker, you may want to start learning. The dual-sport athlete could be a player on the rise, whether it is in basketball or football.  On the court though, this is a young man that plays with a ton of confidence.  He doesn’t let the bright lights get to him, as Baker plays within himself and with what his team needs him to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Grassroots TOC (Day 3, Part 1)

2024 Gage Lattimore (Carolina Clutch): Lattimore came into Day 3 with something to show and prove, and he did as he put on an impressive scoring show.  Lattimore is a smooth and unselfish type of player, but he had it going; picking his spots well, pulling up for his jumper, getting to his spots off the ball from three, and just simply being a playmaker on the court. Impressive showing from the...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Grassroots Tip-Off Classic (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Graham Williams (Hoop Dreams)The definite long term potential is evident in Graham’s game. His length was overwhelming for the opponent and he utilized it to its full extent. He was a one-man clean-up crew around the glass and finished everything he came up within the lane. You can already see good feel and awareness defensively along with a muscular tone to his body that...

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North Carolina’s Class of 2024 forwards to keep an eye on

Phenom Hoops recently released their rankings for the class of 2024 in North Carolina and it certainly is loaded. There are several names that you may recognize, as you can find the full rankings and watch list here (Click Here). There are quite a few forwards/bigs that jump off the list but we wanted to dive into a few more prospects that should be interesting to watch as they continue to...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Tourney Town Showcase

5’10 ’23 Zoe Davis (Ben L. Smith) The Golden Eagles led for a majority of this contest, largely due to everything Davis brought to the table—especially in the first half. She was the clear tone-setter for this group. When she was producing, the rest of the team naturally followed her lead. Davis is a great communicator and hustle player who understands how to outwork opponents as a rebounder on...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Kenneth Bates #2: 5’10 ’22 Camian Shell (Winston-Salem Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply understands how to properly run a team from the point guard position, Camian Shell. He’s a smart, strong, undersized floor general with a quality blend of vision, quickness, and scoring ability from all levels. Shell is an excellent defender, especially for his...

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Open Gym Report: Ben L. Smith

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to another quality open gym session with one of the Triad’s top public-school programs in Ben L. Smith. Coach Derrick Partee is entering his tenth season at the helm, maintaining their success while consistently getting his players to the next level. Just in the last five years, he’s put over a dozen prospects into the collegiate ranks. Although they were...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Last week, we put out an article featuring noteworthy prospects throughout the Triad in the Class of 2025. It featured various up-and-coming talents, many of which attended the CP3 Rising Stars Camp, and highlighted what they should bring to their respective high school programs. In keeping with the trend of previewing some of the notable names across the Triad, today’s edition will...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 1, Part 1)

2026 Jabian Shabazz (Carolina Rockets): The Rockets started out in impressive fashion and Jabian was one of the reasons why.  So young but this is a young man that has a terrific frame and size already, standing around 6’5, carves out space, has terrific hands, and excels on getting on the board.  This is going to be a big man to really watch down the road as he continues to grow and develop....

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Player Standouts from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 1: Part 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Lance Barnes (Carolina Heights)Lance led the charge in many ways this morning, but none more so than with his ability to facilitate. He’s a long guard with great instincts as a rebounder that turned into leading the break with really smart decision-making. Saw the floor so well, impressive for a rising eighth-grader to know when to cut as well as read the defense so easily...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another two-day stretch of basketball. Although most teams have begun winding down and getting some much-needed rest, there were still plenty of noteworthy players and teams itching to compete. Our Summer Finale featured a variety of teams across all age groups, but this...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6’7 ’24 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch) After watching his recruitment steadily increase, it should come as no surprise to see Goods continuing to operate as a leader for this group. He’s long, mobile, and fluid with the necessary blend of feel, touch, and footwork to attract various types of coaches. Goods is a quality two-way rebounder with a useful motor and the ability to alter shots at a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1, Part 1)

2024 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch): Goods continues to be a flourishing big this summer and production is the name of the game. The 6’8 big man moves incredibly well on the floor, has terrific hands, and makes smart decisions on the floor, not forcing much but understanding when to score.  Terrific feel around the basket and still a developing young big, which is why schools are already...

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Ready to Step Up: 2024 Richard Goods looking to make his mark; receives first offer

It wasn’t long ago when we were talking and letting people know about 2024 Richard Goods from Ben L. Smith and Carolina Clutch. Then, the 6’6 prospect captured our eyes with his size, feel, and presence down low in the post, as Goods was extremely productive every time we watched him. In fact, we had this to say about his game shortly after:

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Player Standouts from NCHSAA Live Period

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Richard Goods (Ben L Smith) I’ve been impressed with Richard every time I’ve seen him. He’s already had a strong spring playing with Carolina Clutch and went right to work this weekend with Smith. The clear workhorse and rim protector for his team, it’s nice to see the game run through a post for a change with basketball being so guard oriented these days. Richard finished...

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Player Standouts from Day 2 of Phenom Memorial Day Classic

By: Ethan Reece 2024 Peter Moye (CC Elite Blue) Peter displayed a smooth shooting touch in the 8 am win, really good rotation on the shot. Standing at 6’2, he’s got a long frame for a young guard and was very poised. He knew what play needed to be made and how to get it done, displaying a good set of ball fakes and using his body. If needed, Peter could easily move down low and play post as...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Stay Positive (Day 1, Part 1)

Rakease Passmore 2024 6’6 Rakease Passmore (NLPB 828): Talk about a star in the making. Watching him on multiple occasions, you can see that this young man has the “it” factors in his game that is going to make him a big-time target in North Carolina and one of the top prospects in his class. He has the athleticism that will get you out of your seat and he excels at getting downhill.  But he...

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New Names to Add to the List: Rising Bigs from Phenom Challenge

Jamarcus Wilkins The Phenom Challenge was a great event that provided us several new names to the scene, especially some young big’s that will be ones to watch in the coming years. Here though are five players that captured our eyes in how they were able to make their presence known on the court down low. 2023 6’7 Jamarcus Wilkins (Upstate Select): Wilkins was a player that we got to watch...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Challenge (Day 1, Part 2)

2025 Treyvolis Walker (Elite 8 SC): For a player in middle school, he has a very intriguing and smooth game that he brings. He is shifty on the court, can create for himself and for others, and plays with a good motor at his age.  Strong performance from him on Day 1. 2022 LeBron Thomas (FIBA): Thomas has only grown and gotten stronger with his game, while still being that playmaker on the...

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