STAY POSITIVE CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Open Gym Report: Page High School

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Page High School for another exciting open gym session. For those who haven’t been watching, the Pirates have steadily trended upward in each of the last two seasons under Coach Evan Fancourt. After back-to-back seasons of success, Fancourt and company should only continue getting better and better. Although they lost two major pieces in Jaden Ellis and...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. The two-day event is known for bringing in the best rising freshmen across the country, pitting them against each other, and seeing who rises to the top. Anyone who has ever attended should already know the validity of what it means to be included amongst so many...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Grind

6’2 ’25 Jerron Blackwell (Charlotte Nation) Despite not playing with his usual group, Blackwell still found ways to stand out and operate as a leader for this squad. He’s smart, poised, and extremely mature, especially at this stage in his development. Blackwell is a reliable scorer with a well-rounded skillset, but doesn’t even need to chase point totals in order to make a consistent impact....

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 2025 Jerron Blackwell

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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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Advance, North Carolina for another exciting two-day stretch of basketball. There were over one hundred teams on display, including a few high school groups preparing for the upcoming LIVE periods, which ultimately led to quality competition. We saw various new faces, but also got updated viewings of countless prospects....

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

6’3 ’24 Austin Swartz (CB Hoops) Although CB Hoops is fairly balanced as a group, Swartz was arguably their most reliable performer throughout their first contest of the day. Between his IQ, size, and well-rounded skillset, he understands how to consistently affect all facets of the game. Swartz displays a pretty advanced feel for his current age, and should only continue to get better with...

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Player Standouts from Day 2 of Phenom Stay Positive

By: Ethan Reece 2023 Cam Oates (Garner Road Bryant)Garner Road Bryant had a lot of big intriguing prospects but it was PG Cam Oates stood out leading the charge.  Managed their offense as the primary ball-handler and decision-maker but also put the ball in the basket as well.  Cam shot the three-ball well and made nice moves in transition off of his defensive pressure forcing turnovers. 2024...

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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Austin Collins #65: 5’9 ‘22 Keith Peten (Greenfield) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently stood out despite being the smallest camper on this team, Keith Peten. He’s a smart, tough, team-first guard prospect with incredible defensive prowess and a sharp penetration sense. Peten is a quality ball-handler and passer with a lethal midrange pull-up and the...

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Junior Phenom/ Phenom 150 Session II Standouts

Day two featured the Junior Phenom players and they did not disappoint. It was another day chocked full of up-and-coming talent with players 11 years old and up. It will be fun to follow a lot of these players as they enter their high school careers. Here are the top 5 players from the Junior Phenom/ Phenom 150 that stood out to me.

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