STAY POSITIVE CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers at Summer Havoc Day 2 (Part 2)

By: Brandon Blakney 6’3 2023 Parker Hodgson (Elav)- Hodgson plays with a chip on his shoulder and has a nice swagger about his game on the court. I witnessed him try to dunk on three defenders, he attacks the cup with reckless abandonment and doesn’t care who has reservations to meet him at the rim. In the evening matchups, Hodgson went off for twenty-seven and grabbed the attention of...

read more

POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 1, Part 1)

2023 Gabriel Hernandez (Team Hardaway): The 5’10 guard really surprised and caught some eyes with his play on Day 1 of Session 2.  Some may not expect his game but this is a young man that comes and competes, has good quickness to get by defenders, scrappy on both sides of the ball, and really shows some surprising athleticism to his game that many wouldn’t expect.  He should be one...

read more

Cox Mill brings depth and college-level players to the table once again

Phenom Hoops has had a chance to get out during the month of June as teams have been participating in several teams’ camps and during the live period.  One event that Phenom attended was the Catawba Team Camp, bringing in several teams from around the region and giving us an early look at what each program has to offer. Scrolling down the list of teams attending the camp, Cox Mill was...

read more

NCHSAA LIVE Period Team Previews: Cox Mill

After a lot of stressors throughout the last twelve to fourteen months, the grassroots basketball landscape has finally returned to normalcy. The shoe-circuits and high school LIVE periods were restored for the betterment of these young prospects who are simply fighting for an equal opportunity to advance to the collegiate ranks. Although this presents Division I programs with the chance to...

read more

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...

read more

The Independent Route: A Charlotte Hoyas Story

Though intangible, chemistry is often times the major separator between “good” teams and “great” ones. Chemistry outperforms talent on a regular basis. However, the Charlotte Hoyas are an example of what happens when talent combines with chemistry. Their on-court success over the last year has led to the Hoyas being one of the premier independent travel ball programs across North Carolina....

read more

Phenom Media Day: Charlotte Hoyas

Phenom Hoops continues to hit the road for a few media days, allowing us to get a closer glimpse of some intriguing travel ball teams around the area. On Thursday night, we went out to the Concord area to check in on the Charlotte Hoyas, a program that has some good talent to watch.

read more

Cox Mill vs AL Brown

On Wednesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Concord to watch Cox Mill take on AL Brown. Cox Mill won the previous meeting just four days earlier at AL Brown 64-62, so one would expect this game to be close as well. The 1st quarter started with AL Brown’s Kheni Briggs knocking down a jab step three-pointer on the very first play. AL Brown took control of the game from the start with their...

read more

Phenom Open Run: Cox Mill

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area.  Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court.  It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event. We got a...

read more