SUMMER GRIND EVENT RECAPS

Evening Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

NC Empire 6’4 ’20 MJ Wilkerson- There’s so much to like with Wilkerson, who is the clear leader of this group and sets the tone on both ends of the floor. He has great athleticism and physical tools, which he utilizes nicely to rebound the ball and make hustle plays. Wilkerson operated with an excellent motor, scored the ball effectively, and reliably set up his teammates throughout this...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

Charlotte Royals 6’0 ’21 Christian Rudisell- The strong-bodied guard was easily among the most productive performers for this Royals squad. He set the tone offensively and displayed constant toughness on both sides of the ball. Rudisell handled the ball well while offering a quality balance between scoring and playmaking. He also dialed in on defense and proved to be an above-average rebounder....

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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An Insider’s Take: Nate Springs Commits to Ohio

An Insider’s Take Nate Springs Commits to Ohio  By Jamie Shaw Springs has only been playing basketball for 3 years, and once you let that sink in you begin to see the future is very bright for Springs. Springs has great length and natural athleticism that pops out at you the second he walks into the building. Even still in the infancy of his playing days, Springs has taken leaps and bounds each...

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An Insider’s Take: Hunter Tyson Commits to Clemson

An Insider’s Take Hunter Tyson Commits to Clemson By Jamie Shaw Clemson first saw Tyson at the 2016 Summer Havoc Live in Spartanburg, SC. Head Coach Brad Brownell followed him around to multiple games, playing with PSB Elite, and offered Tyson soon thereafter loving what he saw. From that point, Tyson claimed offers from the likes of Michigan, Butler, Tennessee, DePaul, Wake Forest, Providence...

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An Insider’s Take: Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State

An Insider’s Take Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State By Jamie Shaw 6’3” 2018 SG – Adrian Delph came out of no where last season and really took off this summer. Last year at Kings Mountain High School, his first season at the school, Delph filled up the stat sheets averaged 20 points (50% field goals), 7.7 boards and 5.3 assists per game. He is a tough player who provides defensive...

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6’7″ 2020 Chase Cannon — Is One to Watch Closely

6’7” 2020 Chase Cannon Porter Guad (SC) By Jamie Shaw Walking into the gym Cannon immediately draws your eyes. He has great size to go along with length and a frame that begs to put on more weight. Once warm-ups and lay up lines begin, you stay fixated on Cannon. For all his size and length, he also has great bounce and is very fluid. Then when you find out Cannon is only a rising sophomore, you...

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6’6″ 2019 Mike Christmas Takes a Major Step

Mike Christmas Takes a Major Step By Jamie Shaw It has just been announced that Mike Christmas has transferred to Huntington Prep. We figured this the perfect time to go through Mike Christmas as a prospect and a standout in Phenom’s Stay Positive Live this past July. The first time we came across Christmas was in Octber of 2015 (Click Here for the Full Article) when our Frank Bennett said very...

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July’s Top Performances Small Forwards

In this series we will recount some of the top performances, by position, we saw throughout July…Take note and enjoy What a July it was, Phenom Hoops’ was involved in some of the greatest events across the country. Over 650 college coaches showed up to view and dozens of offers were handed out to top performers. The word has spread as hundreds of teams, carrying thousands of players, came from...

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July’s Top Performances — Shooting Guards

July’s Top Performances Shooting Guards By Jamie Shaw What a July it was, Phenom Hoops’ was involved in some of the greatest events across the country. Over 650 college coaches showed up to view and dozens of offers were handed out to top performers. The word has spread as hundreds of teams, carrying thousands of players, came from 20 different states to perform on the nation’s leading...

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2020 Cameron Thomas Should Have High-Major Programs Attention

2020 6-foot-2 Cameron Thomas from boo Williams 16u is a name that already is garnering some early national attention but he could be on the verge of exploding on an even bigger level. The July period has come and gone but it now gives our analysts at Phenom Hoops a chance to look back at all the talent we saw on the court in the past month.  There were several names that stood out each and every...

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Reaching His Potential: 6’9 Ody Oguama

Oguama is a low-risk/high-reward prospect that could earn minutes from his first day on campus in the right situation. Another player that has really impressed coaches this summer and should anticipate a significant rise in his recruitment is 6’9 ’18 Ody Oguama of (NC Red Storm/Cardinal Gibbons). In many ways, he is the leader for this NC Red Storm team. Defensively, he is their fallback...

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Stay Positive Session II: Joco All-Stars 17u

The Joco All-Stars were one of several teams to participate in the Stay Positive Session II and had a good showing. They finished the event with a 2-1 overall record with wins against Fort Mill and E.A. Prep Stars.  Here were the Game MVP’s from each game and what our scouts saw on the court. Joco All-Stars (Team Williams 17U) MVP Honors Game 1:  Rashad Potts Game 2: Javonte Smith Game 3:...

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Bendel’s Best: Team CP3

PHR Analyst Jeff Bendel looks at some of his top players from Phenom’s Stay Positive Team CP3 Over the past year, we’ve seen 6’6 Coby White (2018) go from unranked to nationally regarded as one of the elite scorers in his class. However, White has always been this effective, but the general public is just beginning to understand. He can literally walk into any gym, against any competition,...

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Big Time Risers (Phenom Stay Positive)

Here are some young guns that made a name for themselves in Greensboro and will continue to do so. Camian Shell 5’9 Team Winston Class 2021 Shell is a very promising young guard at this stage in his development. During our Stay Positive Live period, Shell averaged an impressive 19 ppg, 9 boards, and 6ast. Shell played up and led Team Winston 15U to a championship berth in their respective...

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Today’s 5 to Know Phenom’s Stay Positive Live Session 2 – Championship Sunday

Championship Sunday is when the stars come out. Here are five names that did just that. 6’8” Unsigned Senior Eric Fox CEBA (NC) What a difference a year makes. Fox has always been tall and skilled, but over this last year he has transformed his body (and also has grown an inch). Fox displayed a complete skill set, grabbing boards, putting it on the floor and making shots at all 3 levels. He is...

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Court Impressions: Stay Positive Session II, Day 2

Some takeaways from Day 2 at the Phenom Stay Positive Session II Durham Hurricanes 16U Joshua Hall (6’6 Wing 2019 Oak Hill Academy) what is there not to like about a 6’6 wing that can shoot it well from deep, handle and push the ball down court? Although he struggles with physicality at time, his body is still underdeveloped and what we would consider a “late bloomer”....

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Stay Positive Story – Eric Day

Stay Positive was founded in 2013, my second year as a student at Butler; however, its history began several years before. My name is Eric Day, and I am a two-time brain cancer survivor. I am a recent graduate from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, where I earned a degree in Organizational Communications and Leadership. During my time at Butler, I began a student organization called...

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Phenom’s Stay Positive Session 1 Breakouts

Everyone knows that a Phenom Hoops event will bring out the studs. As highest level players walk through the doors event after event, year after year. Everyone knows that a Phenom Hoops event will bring out the studs. As highest level players walk through the doors event after event, year after year. However, the great thing about Phenom Hoops event platform is it provides a place for under the...

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Today’s 5 to Know Phenom’s Stay Positive – Day 2

Day two saw hundreds of coaches come through the Phenom’s Stay Positive Doors. There were 20 or so head coaches in attendance and numerous offers were handed out. This is what the live period is all about. Day two saw hundreds of coaches come through the Phenom’s Stay Positive Doors. There were 20 or so head coaches in attendance and numerous offers were handed out. This is what the live period...

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Bendel’s Best: Stay Positive Session I

PHR Analyst Jeff Bendel looks at some of his players on the rise from Session I of Phenom’s Stay Positive Durham Hurricanes When it comes to three-point shooting, there are very few prospects better than 6’4 Trey Murphy (2018). He has certainly solidified himself as an elite-level shooter off the dribble; his catch-and-shoot opportunities beyond the arc are more of a sure thing than most...

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Underrated Versatility: 2017 Eric Fox (CEBA)

Almost every year, there are either late bloomers or prospects that sneak through the cracks with programs. 6’8 Eric Fox may be another one. Almost every year, there are either late bloomers or prospects that sneak through the cracks with programs.  But those are the kids that eventually become steals for programs.  One player at the Phenom Hoops Stay Positive Session I and II is 2017,...

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Game Standouts: Phenom’s Stay Positive Live Session 2 (P.2)

Five more names from the Phenom Stay Positive Session II that we find intriguing. 6’1” 2018 Chris Barnette NC Runnin’ Rebels (NC) Barnette plays mistake free basketball, while also showing some flash and tons of production. He showcased the full offensive arsenal. Barnette finished with 5 3s, a handful of mid range finishes and dished out 5 assists to 1 turnover. All the while Barnette plays...

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Early Morning Standouts Phenom’s Stay Positive – Session 2

Five names that caught the eye of our scouts at the Stay Positive Session II early on. 6’4” 2018 Trey Cousin Mid State Magic (NC)  Cousin has been on fire all week long, finding ways to score both efficiently and in big numbers. Coming off a 30 point game last night, Cousin went for 22 in his first game today. He moves so well off the ball and knows his attack spots. With NC A&T and Maryland...

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Coach Thread’s Thoughts: Stay Positive Standouts P.3

Antonio Threadgill was sitting courtside and had a few names of his own that attracted his attention Jacob Tucker 6’0 2017 Carolina Hurricanes-  Tucker has a nature feel for the game and he always comes to play. You can tell he loves playing basketball. He shares the basketball and know how to get all his teammates involve. He can read defenses when gets in the lane he always makes the right...

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6’8” 2018 Dravon Mangum – NC Red Storm (NC)

At this time last year, Mangum was a 6’4” shooting guard who showed upside but was inconsistent. Now the rising senior is a 6’8” forward with a 7’+ wing span with the same guard skills he had at 6’4”. That combination creates a lot of intrigue. At this time last year, Mangum was a 6’4” shooting guard who showed upside but was inconsistent. Now the rising senior is a 6’8” forward with a 7’+ wing...

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Phenom Stay Positive Session II Eye Catchers

The talent was deep in Greensboro for the Phenom Stay Positive Session II Team Vision 6’8 ’18 Anthony Flagler- Long and full of upside, Flagler is a game-changing presence that can play inside or on the perimeter very well. His ability to space the floor is underrated; he is already a reliable anchor in the paint on both sides of the floor. 6’0 ’18 Raishaun Brown- Lightning-quick guard gets into...

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T-web’s Stay Positive Session II standouts pt.1

Telante Webber brings us Part I of his standouts from the Stay Positive Session II 2018 6’ PG Jarious Williams Carolina Magic 17U (NC) Williams has a nice frame that he uses to his advantage. He has great pace, strong handle, and a crisp jumper. In the first game he torched the nets. Williams started the game off with back to back contested 3s made. On the defensive end he imposes his well on...

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Player Watch: 6’7 2018 Silas Love (Hoke High)

Down in Greensboro at the Stay Positive Session II, 6-foot-8, 2018 Silas Love was one that came to mind on a prospect to keep an eye out. Phenom Stay Positive not only brings out some of the top names in the country but names looking to begin their story. Down in Greensboro at the Stay Positive Session II, 6-foot-8, 2018 Silas Love was one that came to mind on a prospect to keep an eye out.  He...

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