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Player Standouts at Hoopstate Fall League (West)

5'9 '24 AJ Parsley (Team Ville) Playing hard has gradually become an obsolete skill, which is why it's always refreshing to watch AJ Parsley push the limits on what 'high motor' actually means. No matter the context or setting, he plays with a full-throttle approach. What Parsley lacks in height or vertical athleticism, he makes up for with speed, quickness, and general peskiness. He's a heady...

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Youngsters looking to build something at Carson

The Hoop State Fall League gives us a great chance at Phenom Hoops to get an early look at several teams early on, and we are looking to dive into a bit of what we have seen on the court. One team that I was interested in checking out again was Carson, as this is a program that has some good young prospects who will be stepping up early to help lead the charge.' We actually wrote about this top...

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Carson trio opens eyes at Phenom Team Camp

There were plenty of heavyweights this past weekend at the Phenom Team Camp, as talent could be found, and title contenders were on display.' But what is so great about events like this is that it opens our eyes to new teams and players to watch more this upcoming season.' One of those teams that impressed overall was Carson, a team that has a very young trio that could lead the charge and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 2)

2026 Cameron Newman (Gaston Christian): Not sure what else there is to say about Newman's game that already hasn't been said; he is a young point guard that simply understands the game at a high level.' Love his IQ and feel, he is tremendous in running the offense but also showing more of his ability to be an incredible offensive weapon. Has really flourished as a player and should be getting a...

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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Austin Collins  #43: 5'7 '26 Dionte Neal (Reidsville) Starting things off, we look at a player who already possesses poise well beyond his years, Dionte Neal. He's a tough, crafty guard prospect with excellent creation skills and a dynamic scoring arsenal from all levels. Neal can effortlessly get wherever he wants off the bounce, and displays the combination of scoring...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom 150 Session 2

2023 McCaskill Rivers: Rivers was absolutely dominant from the start and rolled his way to MVP at the camp.' The 6'5 forward moved incredibly well on the floor, running the court to get easy baskets, finishing well around the rim, and through contact.' It seems that there weren't many that could slow him down, as he averaged 33 points in an impressive showing; great touch with this young man....

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Jr. Phenom Camp

#2- Adam Reavis- Though young and somewhat undersized, Reavis knows how to make his presence felt'especially on defense. He plays with a nonstop motor and simply looks to affect the action however possible on either end of the floor. Reavis knows how to disrupt his assignment on defense and was the only player in attendance that attempted to take a charge.   #3- KJ Taylor- The two-way...

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Phenom Eastern North Carolina Junior Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Andre Simmons   #5: 4'9 '26 Braylen McRae (Garner) Starting things off, we look at a player that already does an excellent job of asserting himself despite a lack of true size, Braylen McRae. He's a young, skilled point guard prospect with quickness and the ability to properly run a team on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to get stronger, as...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation team 3

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Evaluations   Team 3 Coach Reid   #4: 4'8 '26 Jacob Mills (Salisbury, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that effortlessly scored the ball while displaying a quality IQ on both ends of the court, Jacob Mills. He's a young guard prospect with great overall feel for the game. Mills scored efficiently from all three levels and highlighted his...

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