The Phenom Challenge is one of the biggest events around the region and in the country, as 180 teams look to compete at the highest level.
We are expecting a HUGE turnout for this event in Spartanburg, SC on April 26-28. So, Phenom Hoop Report wants to do our part in starting the buzz for the event.
Players and teams, of all ages, will have a chance to play in front of college coaches throughout the weekend. But here are a few players to watch out for, as we preview teams that will be competing.
Check out a few names to look out for.
Team: Team Knicks 17u
Benjamin Burnham Class 2020 SF 6’6
All around Offensive Game good outside shot from 3′ can post and quick first step. Will blow by you and dunk on you, which he did multiple times in the Phenom Opening. MVP in 2 wins vs Team Loaded 704
Jerijah Burris Class 2020 SG 6’2
Potential to be a good two-way player. Slashes hard to the basket and elevates above the rim creating free throw opportunities. Multiple highlight reel dunks in Phenom Opening
Derrick Butler Class 2020 PG 6’2
Good Ball handling skills and can get in the lane at will. Plays above the rim and finishes around the basket. good outside shot. Good two-way player.
Wisdom Pendergrass Class 2020 5’8 PG
Sets the tempo Defensively and offensively by playing defense full court and calming down the team on offense. His stats won’t show on the score sheet, but as a coach, you know his worth is just as important