SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Spotlight: 2023 Brandon Jennings (Prince George HS, VA)

There is so much to be excited about when watching Brandon Jennings play. His quickness, length, and athleticism. His ball-handling skills and shiftiness, his fluid stroke and scoring instincts, and his creativity scoring around the basket. He is a talented and skilled prospect and has the ability to make the difficult look routine!

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York County Legends prove themselves this summer

Grayson Kirk We had several big-time travel ball teams role through our events at Phenom Hoops but it also allowed other teams to really showcase and prove themselves against the best.  One team that certainly showed that they belonged, showing that they have talent and is a program on the rise was the York County Legends. They have taken home championships and competed against some of the...

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“Getting to Know” 6’1 2022 Xzavier Thaggard

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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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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“Getting to Know” 6’1 2023 Quentin Houston

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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Commitment Alert: High Point checks all the boxes for ’22 Sam Perez

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Sam PerezClass: 2022Committed to: High Point What the Player Said: Phenom: What...

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Is Zion Collins the Missing Piece for Winston-Salem Christian?

Last summer, Coach Antonio Lowe shook the grassroots scene upon making his announcement to leave Moravian Prep and return to his former stomping grounds by joining Winston-Salem Christian. He kept guys like Tavis Bridges, Jordan Wildy, Brayden Crump, and Amare Haynie (who was sidelined with an injury), but also made considerable additions. Upon adding Daniel Nixon, Quante Berry, Christ...

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Wingate Secures a Gem in Sasha Letino

On Sunday, The Rock School (FL) and NLPB 803 forward/big man Sasha Letino committed to Wingate over various other Division I and II programs. After watching him closely and covering him extensively over the last few years, Phenom Hoops decided to sit down and ask about what ultimately went into his decision. Let’s take a closer look… PH: Talk about your journey and everything that went...

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Battling Adversity: Amare Miller Secures First Division I Offer

The game of basketball has easily become the most popular sport in America, as evidenced by the revenue, professional salaries, and mass number of kids suiting up each year. Despite football gaining a reputation as the most dangerous sport, basketball actually has the most injuries on a yearly basis (proven by a study in 2020). The amount of running, jumping, and general contact (with lack of...

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Phenom College Basketball Preview: Dayton

It is going to be here before you know it.  The college basketball season is right around the corner and Phenom Hoops wants to take their shot at previewing teams around the country for this upcoming season. All throughout the upcoming weeks, we will be previewing teams for this upcoming season, so be sure to check out all the latest talk. Dayton Flyers 2020-21 Season:Record: 14-10 (9-7...

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An “honor and blessing” for 2024 Tre Johnson to receive offer from Baylor

2024 Tre Johnson is coming off an impressive summer with Team Griffin, ultimately finishing it off at the Peach Jam. He racked up some impressive offers, several of which from the Big-12 and SEC. His latest one came from the national champs Baylor Bears, a school that has impressed him early on and also has some family ties. Phenom spoke to Johnson to learn the latest about how his summer has...

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New interests picking up for 2022 6’5 Georges Archer (Princess Anne HS, VA)

Georges Archer is a 6’5 prospect from Princess Anne high school in Virginia and is one that has been gaining some traction with his game and his recruitment.  The 2022 prospect is coming off a high school season in which he averaged 19.5 points and is bringing that same game to the courts this summer with Team PUSH 17u. We recently spoke to Archer about the latest to learn more about his game,...

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Phenom Spotlight: 2022 Tyler Gettings (Hopewell/ Charlotte Aces)

Player: Tyler GettingsClass: 2022Height: 6’4School: HopewellAAU: Charlotte Aces All throughout the past months, Phenom Hoops got a glimpse of players that will certainly be playing at the next level but it also gave us a glimpse of players that are going under the radar.  One of those players that caught our eyes on several occasions was 2022 6’4 Tyler Gettings with the Charlotte Aces. Gettings...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Grind

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina to conclude the month of July with our annual Summer Grind. While the vast majority of programs are utilizing this period to rest and recover, there were still plenty of guys who couldn’t resist another weekend of competition. Although not with their normal teams, there was still a...

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Phenom College Basketball Preview: Davidson

It is going to be here before you know it.  The college basketball season is right around the corner and Phenom Hoops wants to take their shot at previewing teams around the country for this upcoming season. All throughout the upcoming weeks, we will be previewing teams for this upcoming season, so be sure to check out all the latest talk. Davidson Wildcats 2020-21 Season:Record: 13-9 (7-4...

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Phenom Spotlight: 2024 6’9 Erich Harding (Westminster Catawba)

Player: Erich HardingClass: 2024Height: 6’9School: Westminster Catawba Each event, it seems that we come away with a name to really start monitoring more, and one young prospect that attracted my eyes was 2024 Erich Harding from Westminster Catawba.  Harding brings a really good frame and skillset to the table, and it seems that he continues to take the next steps as a player.  Our very own...

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Summer Grind Championship: 17u Division

Charlotte Guards vs. NLPB RR It was the final game of the event, as the 17u Division brought two strong teams together to duke it out on the court.  A ton of talent was on display but it was the Charlotte Guards that looked to come out and make a statement quickly, jumping out to a double-digit halftime lead led by Chance Morrow and Logan Blair.  They continued to expand their lead up...

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Summer Grind Championship: 16u Division

Showtime Elite vs. York County Legends We keep rolling through an awesome weekend and handing out some hardware to teams, as we had another intense battle between two talented groups.  Showtime Elite and York County Legends went at it all throughout, trading blows and honestly never letting either one run away with the game.  Alusine Borrie was really strong and active in the first...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2022 5’11 Cedrek Mangum (Charlotte Guards) Cedrek has proven his toughness to me time and time again this weekend, establishing himself as a reliable scoring guard at his height. Magnum was effective from beyond the arc, knocking down the three-ball consistently and forcing the defense to focus on him. 6’0 2023 Derek Bradley Jr. (Gamechangers/Westminster Catawba)  Coming to...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 2)

By: Noah Hooper 5’9 2023 Jake Baker (Riptide 2023 SC) Playing a key role on a very well-coached Riptide team, Baker showed me flashes of being able to play at the next level this morning. The first thing Baker showed me is that he has the ability to play off two feet and stop on a dime as he caught my eye with a nice finish through contact in transition. He also shot the ball at a reliable clip...

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Summer Grind Championship: 15u Division

Hoop Wall Street vs. Triad Hornets These championship games have been off the charts at the Summer Grind and it seemed to be the same between Hoop Wall Street and Triad Hornets.  Triad though came out strong, looking to make a statement, and that they did, going up 34-20 at halftime.  Cameron Flippen got it started while Sofiyah Ounarou chipped in as well for the Hornets, while Iverson King led...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Grind

5’9 ’23 Jake Baker (Carolina Riptide) Although the Riptide consistently stands out as one of the more balanced squads on display, Baker absolutely erupted for a scoring explosion in this contest. He always finds opportunities through his quality defense and willingness to make hustle plays, but seemed to convert anything he attempted. Baker hit spot-up jumpers, attacked closeouts, and finished...

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Summer Grind Championship: 14u Division

SWV Hustle vs. CSB Elite 2026 The championship matchups continued here at the Summer Grind, as the 14u division got underway.  Two young but very talented teams squared off to take home some recognition.  It was a high-scoring affair in the first half, with both teams trading baskets.  But it was CSB’s guard play that helped lead the way to a 39-32 halftime lead. It continued to...

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Summer Grind Championship: 12u/13u Division

Carolina Impact vs. Carolina Rockets National 2026 It was the start of championship Sunday in Rock Hill for the Phenom Summer Grind, as we got a chance to showcase some of the young talent on the arena floor.  Playing on the big stage, these young, rising prospects gave us a good one, as they competed all throughout.  Carolina Impact came out strong to jump out to an early lead by it...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1, Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’5 2023 Brock Rose (Team Synergy/Ardrey Kell)  Brock Rose has consistently proven himself to be one of the more talented scorers in almost every single event I’ve ever watched him play in. I heavily take that into account when speaking about him to others. He’s someone who I believe could easily lead a varsity program in scoring, but plays on a team full of talent. I believe...

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