SUMMER FINALE EVENT RECAPS

2024 Delanie Hill continues to show off her impact on the court

We recently did an article on 2024 Delanie Hill and her commitment, as she announced she would be heading to Albany.  A few days later, she was back on the court at the Phenom Summer Finale, and she continues to remind us of her game and her impact on the floor. Lady Phenom Commitment Alert: 2024 Delanie Hill announces commitment to Albany Hill really opened up more eyes on her game and...

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2026 Nick Keith (Grimsley) putting his game on notice

2026 6'2 Nick Keith had a very strong freshman campaign at Grimsley last year, helping his team to a 25-5 overall record.  As a young prospect, he posted averages of 7.9ppg, 2.6rpg, and 2.6apg in 19 minutes of action, playing all 30 games last year.  But, as the summer came to an end at the Phenom Summer Finale, he was one of the top talked prospects with his showing and we are excited...

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2024 Quinasia Abercrombie should be on more radars

Player: Quinasia AbercrombieClass: 2024AAU: SC Lady SixersSchool: Wade Hampton The talent on display at the Phenom Summer Finale was impressive, especially on the girls' side.' Though there were plenty of familiar names, there was one player that absolutely made a statement at the event and walked away as one of the top players we were impressed with. 2024 Quinasia Abercrombie, a guard from Wade...

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Young Names to Put on your Radar: Summer Finale

Flory Kuminga 2027 Carson Hulsizer: The young prospect that impressed me the most was 2027 Carson Hulsizer, who should be a name that many put on their watchlists now.' He was an absolute scoring machine and as other players said after playing him, this kid can play.' Hulsizer is such a smart, crafty guard with the ball in his hands. He creates extremely well for himself, battles through...

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Remember the Name: 2030 Heavenly Craig (Alexander Cougars)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops concluded the travel ball season in Rock Hill, South Carolina with our annual Summer Finale. These events always end up being more interesting than anticipated, as circuit teams have already shut down and kids are playing with other organizations. This usually results in high-level players teaming up and putting on a show. That being said, they also serve as the...

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Five Under-The-Radar Prospects from Phenom Summer Finale

5'11 '25 Cam'ren Reyes (Team Raiders) Having a reliable, team-oriented floor general has become somewhat of a luxury in the current high school landscape, which is why it's so easy to appreciate everything Reyes brings to the table. His identity is a tough, intelligent point guard with pace, toughness, and excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Reyes controls the tempo in a very...

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2024 Jayden 'Juke' Harris puts on a scoring clinic at Summer Finale

Phenom Hoops wrapped up what was a tremendous AAU season with the Phenom Summer Finale, and the stars came out to play.  Though many teams were already done or wrapping up the season, there were teams that certainly put together interesting teams, and there were several big-time players that put on a show. 2024 Jayden 'Juke' Harris was one of them, as he suited up for the Blue Diamond...

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Isaiah Denis Clearly Taking the Next Step

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops concluded the travel ball season in Rock Hill, South Carolina with our annual Summer Finale. These events always end up being more interesting than anticipated, as circuit teams have already shut down and kids are playing with other organizations. This usually results in high-level players teaming up and putting on a show. Unsurprisingly, Elite One easily had one...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Summer Finale

2026 John Slusher (Triple Threat) Although you could say it about many on this team, John fits the modern stretch-forward profile and effectively plays his role really well. He's long and skilled with the feel to make every touch count, seemingly already knowing what he's doing with it before he gets it. He doesn't need a lot of touches to find his rhythm, creates his own looks off rebounds, and...

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Wingo’s Watch Day 1 Standouts Phenom Summer Finale

By: Brandon Wingo 2027 5'10 Kamari Manuel (Mooney St Boys)Kamari has been on a tear the last 2 events and has caught some eyes in the process. He's an offensive weapon that brings a ton of energy to the floor. He's pretty athletic and extremely crafty with the ball, and he shows it by being a nightmare in one on one situations. He can score it from all 3 levels, and although he is most effective...

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Cooper's Notes: Phenom Summer Finale Day 1

By: Cooper Hart 6'5' '26 Antonio McKoy (Carolina Rockets) McKoy shined today as the focal point of a dominant Carolina Rockets squad. He displayed an improved and deadly handle that weaponized his elite athleticism that much more. The quickness and efficiency that he was able to get past defenders and into the paint was truly remarkable, something that speaks to his ridiculous first step and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Summer Finale

2025 Larenz Stevenson (CBG): I liked what I saw out of the 2025 6'5 prospect from AL Brown, as he is a name that one could start tracking more as he develops.' He fits what you are looking for in a prospect, as he is long and athletic, shows flashes of his potential, and is one that is still just scratching the surface of what he could ultimately be. Stevenson would be someone to watch out for...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6'11 '24 Gabriel Mabor (Hoop Dreams Academy) Despite playing with a different team than usual, Mabor still provided his normal amount of production. He's long, mobile, and capable of consistently wreaking havoc inside the paint on both ends of the floor. Mabor altered shots, controlled the glass, and capitalized on finishing opportunities around the basket. That being said, he also showed an...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Lady Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1)

2024 Quinasia Abercrombie (Lady Sixers): Abercrombie really caught our attention, as this was our first viewing of her game.' She was strong in her ability to make plays off the dribble, create in the open floor, penetrate and get inside, and simply be an effective scoring option.' She was strong in making things happen for herself and others, and one can see why schools are looking her way....

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Summer Finale (Day 2)

By: Ethan Reece 2023 Jahreece Lynch (NC Spartans)You know you have a different kind of leader when he steps up and asks to handle the toughest defensive assignment on the floor full court. He's a tenacious lead guard who isn't limited by position, raises the bar physically, and has the playmaking ability with strength and athleticism to take over a game. He had a great game offensively, knocking...

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Bendel's Best: Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our final travel ball event of the summer season. The Summer Finale featured a slew of highly talented players (most of whom played with new/local/random teams), which made for an extremely entertaining weekend of basketball. Effort and motivation are always going to determine how enjoyable the actual competition is...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Finale

6'4 '24 Desmond Kent (Crossover Elite) Although there were numerous contributors for Crossover Elite, Kent really shined as a leader on both ends of the floor. He's long, mobile, and fairly skilled, but truly just beginning to harness his long-term upside. Kent is a steady rebounder, quality finisher, reliable shot-altering presence who runs the floor well and can knock down jumpers at a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 2)

2024 Jullien Cole (NC Jayhawks): Cole has really opened some eyes this summer with his play, showing what the 6'4 prospect can do and his impact on the court.  He did so one more time on Day 2, using his body to get downhill and create, but also making sure his impact was felt in an array of other areas including on the boards, finding teammates, and on the defensive side. 2024 Isaiah...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Latrell Allmond (Carolina Heights)I've heard the name a lot and finally got a viewing for myself, there's no doubt he's the real deal. Big guys that move like him just don't come around often. He's got an unnatural mobility and handle that when combined with his natural feel for things, allows him to casually dominate. He's got the strength and touch inside to be a high...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 1) (Part 3)

2026 Latrell Allmond (Carolina Heights): Already showing that he is one of the premier rising young bigs around the region, Allmond came out and gave everyone a reminder of what he can provide on the floor. He continues to show how skilled he is with touch in the paint, scoring with great touch around the basket but also showing his ability to operate from other levels.' Also loved his impact in...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6'7 '25 Sadiq White (Elite One) Referring to White's performance as 'impressive' would be a massive understatement, as he dominated the game without even looking to do so. The ridiculously long, explosive forward controlled the glass, caused problems with his defensive presence, and finished seemingly anything he attempted around the basket. White plays so far above the rim that it's almost...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 1) (Part 2)

2025 Sadiq White (Elite 1): There is something special brewing with 2025 Sadiq White and if his trajectory continues to rise along with his game, there will be plenty of college programs lining up for him at the next level. Already knowing his is one of the most athletic prospects in the gym, you can see that he has only continued to add more pieces to his game with his jump shot, handles, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale Day 1 (Part 1)

2025 Jayden Ross (Elite 1): It was fun to watch Ross operate early on Day 1.' He continues to show his development as a player, while showing his ability to not only knock down shots but also be a playmaker on the floor. Really like his feel and pace that he plays with, picking his spots and displaying a soft touch on his shot.' 2028 Eddie Cota (Carolina Heights): The son of Ed Cota, you can see...

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Summer Finale Team Previews: NC Spartans Patton

Joshua Bayne 6'2 combo guard, Westchester. Josh has continued to add to his game this summer. He has proven to be a solid distributor from the PG position and has shown to be very consistent shooting from beyond the arc shooting above 60% for the AAU season. His never quit attitude and defensive effort has gain him college recruiting interest.  Jordan Richardson 6'6 Forward, Calvary Day....

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Summer Finale Player Watch: NC Spartans Liles

Player Name: Kaleb RoopeClass: 2024Position: SG/PG Coach's Quote: Kaleb is what you call a pure confident shooter. He doesn’t hesitate to let it go with a deep rang. Kaleb is good at setting up the offense and attacking the rim to create for others and finish at the room. Kaleb can defend very well in man and zone. Quick feet and long arms makes him a...

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Summer Finale Player Watch: Knightdale Hustle

Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game from their coach. Team: Knightdale Hustle Jayse Buckley #6 6'4' ' Shooting Guard 2024 ' North Raleigh Christian Academy, Raleigh, NC Jayse is a 6'4' and...

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Summer Finale Player Watch: ACE Elite

Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game. Team: ACE Elite 6'10 Tai Hamilton Offer: UNC Charlotte Interest: Furman, UNCG, UMASS, South Carolina, VMI, Army West Point, Upstate, ETSU, Marshall,...

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Summer Finale Player Watch: East Carolina Elite 16u

Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game from their coach. East Carolina Elite 16U Amari Latham “Amari is long and athletic at around 6’5. He has the ability to dominate the game on...

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