STAY POSITIVE CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Beyond Underrated and Underrecruited: Class of 2022 from Phenom G3 Showcase

At the Phenom G3 Showcase, it really started to come to light how these three players are some of the more underrated and underrecruited players in the state for the Class of 2022. 2022 6’5 Chase Lowe, 2022 6’1 Xavier McKelvy, and 2022 6’5 Karon Boyd all bring something unique to the floor with their game but one thing they all have in similarity… production.

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 3)

2025 Q Williams (CP3 2025): Williams was IMPRESSIVE to start Day 3 to say the least.  His feel for the game, his instincts, and his vision in finding his teammates is big-time.  But he also showcased his shiftiness, his ability to read defenders, and see the game slow down with his ability to score the basketball.  He was cookin’ to start his day and is going to be a big-time...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’2 ’21 Travon Jones (Mint Hill Lakers) Although guys like Joel Baucom and Glenn Bynum have been the main offensive weapons for this Mint Hill Lakers group, Jones made a very strong impact on that end of the floor. He provided his usual amount of hustle, toughness, and ability to fill in the gaps, but also attacked the basket and hit numerous jumpers along the perimeter. As an unsigned senior,...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’1 ’23 Derek Bradley (PSB Bethel) Although there were various standouts for PSB Bethel, Bradley was easily among their most consistent and reliable performers. He’s a smart, strong, sturdy guard prospect with the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Bradley’s perimeter shooting and three-level scoring allow him to pose a quality off-ball threat, but he also shows...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 1, Part 1)

2022 CJ Harrist (Team HOPE 2022): Though he didn’t have the scoring output, you can not deny what he does as a leader and point guard for this team.  He reads defenders well, makes terrific passes in setting up his teammates, and plays with a tremendous IQ and feel.  True leader on the court. 2022 6’4 Titus Cunningham (Team HOPE 2022): Cunningham has intriguing size at 6’4 and length...

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POB’s Best of the Best from the Phenom Stay Positive

The Phenom Stay Positive brought a ton of talent to the courts in Bermuda Run. It was an exciting and thrilling event, as players really stepped up their game all throughout. But, while roaming the courts throughout, there were a few players that really seemed to grab my attention and standout from the rest, as these are POB’s Best of the Best from the event. Check out who made the list....

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom Stay Positive (Day 1, Part 2)

Jaheim Taylor 2022 Kendrell Brooks (Brothers Basketball): Brooks has been a consistent threat on the court, as the 6’2 prospect has scored consistently in an array of areas on the court, pulling up and knock down shots but also getting to the basket.  But also enjoyed his vision and floor sense, making some terrific passes to set up his teammates for easy shots. 2021 Jaheim Taylor (Hart Select):...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Challenge

5’11 ’22 Evan Presnell (Carolina Riptide) Although the Carolina Riptide always seem to shine through their balance, but Presnell definitely stood out among their top performers in their first contest of the day. He’s a smart, tough, heady point guard prospect with excellent creation skills and the ability to set up others, access his lethal pull-up jumper, or finish strong through contact....

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The proof is there… 2022 Xavier McKelvy one of the more underrated prospects in North Carolina

If you have watched 2022 Xavier McKelvy play, one can see that he has the goods to play at the next level and has shown that on a consistent basis for the last two years now.  We first got our glimpse of McKelvy randomly at a Myers Park game, where he led the team in scoring and showcased his old-school feel on the court.  Fast-forward to where he is today, McKelvy has only continued...

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Bendel’s Best: Queen City Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina for another highly entertaining three-day stretch of grassroots basketball. There was expected to be a ton of excitement with over 150 teams and countless noteworthy prospects on display, and they certainly delivered. While numerous players were worthy of recognition, this...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: CLT Royals 17u

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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Phenom Media Day: Charlotte Royals 2022

Wednesday afternoon, Phenom Hoops went out in the Charlotte area to check out a program that is going to a popular team to watch this summer.  The Charlotte Royals 2022 has a nice group coming in and players that can impact the floor.  Check out the roster that we saw on the court. 2022 6’0 Jack Turnbow Turnbow is going to be one that can help in areas such as being another capable ball-handler...

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Deserving of More Offers: Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Every year, the grassroots landscape is overflowing with capable college-level prospects—many of which fall under the radar and don’t receive appropriate attention. North Carolina’s Class of 2022 is no different given the sheer depth of talent. Add in the unique effects from Covid, and it’s even tougher to earn scholarships than before.  However, this group should get an extended viewing with...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Aden Holloway vs Xavier McKelvy Decided ON A GAME WINNER! Covenant Day vs United Faith

United Faith and Covenant Day battled it out at the Battle at the Rock, as this one game down to the final seconds. Check out all the highlights from the game and make sure you subscribe to view more future videos.

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 1 Standouts

Game 1:Winston-Salem Christian 60Aiken High School 58 Quante Berry 6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Berry finished with 20 points and 6 assists in a 60-58 win over Aiken High School. The 6’4 combo guard continues to improve and improve his game as the primary ball handler and facilitator for this Winston-Salem Christian team....

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United Faith Christian Academy: Loaded with Talent

While everyone is talking about high-profile teams like Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, Lake Norman Christian, Moravian Prep, Bull City Prep, Word of God, The Burlington School, and others, folks should be reminded about the surplus of talent at United Faith Christian Academy. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as this program has seen dozens of noteworthy players come through their...

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Providence Day v. United Faith (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward between Providence Day and United Faith Christian. Things kicked off with United Faith seizing the lead and controlling the action for majority of the first half with their balanced approach. 6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson, 6’2 ’22 Xavier Mckelvy, 6’3 ’23 Lance Gill, and 5’10 ’22 Marcus Willis helped mount their 12-20 first quarter lead, which...

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Open Gym Report: United Faith Christian Academy

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Charlotte, NC to watch practice at United Faith Christian Academy. Head Coach Josh Coley is excited about this year’s group. The practice was very efficient. The players were constantly active and competing. There was no down time in between drills, and the players maintained their level of effort and focus throughout. Coach Coley said something to his...

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Phenom Open Run/Gym: United Faith

Phenom Hoops went out on a late Friday night to check in on another fall league, getting a chance to watch the talent that will once again be on display during the high school season. We take a look at the players we saw, making notes of what each team could potentially look like once the season starts.

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