Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE. Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event. So, we broke it down into several topics.
Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category.
Who can be labeled as a double-double machine from the #PhenomChallengeLIVE
Jeff Bendel: 6’7 ’20 Tyler Young (New Light Disciples)
The strong-bodied big man was an easy choice for the double-double category, as he secured rebounds and scored as well as anyone in attendance. Young utilizes his body so unbelievably well to position himself for success, especially when working for rebounds. He honestly could’ve been selected for the “best rebounder” as well, but is a great candidate to hold down this superlative.
Miles Masercola: 6’3 2022 Lebron Thomas: FIBA SC
Lebron Thomas is staking his claim as one of the top tier guys in South Carolina’s 2022 class with his ability to stuff a stat sheet and thoroughly dominate kids of his own age. He nearly averaged a triple-double on the weekend, and gets the job done in a variety of ways with his ability to beat his man off the dribble, make excellent reads in both the half court and open floor, while continuously maintaining a high level of tenacity on the defensive end of the court. He has great size for a lead guard, while showing consistent improvement in his perimeter jumper, eliminating worries about that aspect of his game. Expect Lebron to continue to amass incredible numbers and the recruiting to follow suit shortly thereafter. Others Considered: 6’8 2020 Tyler Young (NL Disciples), 6’7 2021 Treyvon Byrd (NC Ice), 6’7 2019 Revv Tholel (Team Loaded 704)
Jamie Shaw: 6’3/2022 Lebron Thomas// FIBA SC 15s
This pick may be a bit unconventional, however, he could do it to you in any number of ways as he almost averaged a triple/double. Thomas is a tough-minded point guard, who has excellent vision and the toughness to rebound. Think along the lines of a Rajon Rondo here. He averaged over 25 points, 10.5 boards and 8 assists. Tons of upside here, tons to like as he is one of the most competitive guys in the event. He is someone coaches should becoming very familiar with, quickly. (Hat Tip to 6’5/2020 Jaden Scriven (Team Wall SE))