On Wednesday, Rivals.com recently released their newest brush at the 2019 rankings and it had a strong Phenom Hoops feel to the Top 150. In all twenty-six prospects were ranked among the countries Top 150 prospects.

This comes as no surprise as the 2019 class in Phenom Hoops region is incredibly talented. All along there have been players who are ranked among the top in the country in this class and there have been others who have continued to steadily climb after working on their games.

Let’s go through the rankings and see where the players who have attended Phenom Hoops events landed

Porter Gaud junior Josiah James was recently ranked #18 junior in the country by Rivals.com

The Big Movers
6'7' Josiah James (#18)
Porter Gaud (SC)
We wrote yesterday that it is about time the national media came around on James. He is very unique with his length, IQ and explosion. Expect his recruitment to take off across the country as one of the elite prospects and make a run at the McDonald's All American game.

6'8' Greg Gantt (#65)
Trinity Christian (NC)
Gantt has a full skill set, complete. He can shoot, handle, pass and has great length with great explosion. Gantt is just now getting on the high major radars with offers from the likes of South Carolina, Virginia Tech and UConn. Expect that trend to continue.

6'10' Armando Bacot (#14)
Trinity Episcopal (VA)
Even as a freshman when Bacot attended the Virginia Top 80, we knew he was an elite prospect. After last year's state championship win, we stated Bacot was the top big prospect in the entire region. He is a strong rebounder, a great shot blocker and has touch with great hands. Elite level prospect who should be firmly planted on the pro radar.

Steady Does It

Duke commit Joey Baker

6'8' Joey Baker (#27)
Trinity Christian (NC) ' Duke Commit
Baker is an early commitment to Duke, and fits that mold. He has been one of the most talked about prospects throughout the region and maintains his hold among the nation's Top 30.

6'6' Wendell Moore (#24)
Cox Mill (NC)
Moore is one of the elite prospects in the region, while Phenom Hoops has Moore rated as the top prospect in the Carolina's, the nation will catch on soon enough. Top 25 is par for the course for Moore, for now. However he will be an NBA draft pick as he makes everyone better.

6'4' Josh Nickelberry (#54)
Northwood Temple (NC)
Nickelberry is a high level scorer, elite scorer even. He is able to score off the bounce or off the catch. He is able to knock down jump shots or get to the rim. He has been in the 40 to 60 range for over a year now, and it appears the Nick Young like shooting guard is staying the course.

Juwan Gary was recently ranked by Rivals.com as the #56 recruit in the country

Still Not Done
6'6' Juwan Gary (#56)
Gray Collegiate (SC)
Gary shot up the rankings early and had steadily dropped over the last year. However, this season Gary is playing with an entirely new demeanor. He is a great athlete, has unbelievable body control and can score with the best of them. Expect him to continue to gain ground as he has been playing this entire season as a 5-star player.

6'2' Brenden Tucker (#100)
Dacula HS (GA)
Tucker took July by the horns and played the entire month with a chip on his shoulder. He displayed a Westbrook type of explosion and ability to take over a game as if he had been shot out of a cannon. He should continue to climb up the rankings the more the national guys see him.

New to the List
6'3' Trey McGowens (#88)
Hargrave Military (VA)
McGowens transferred to Hargrave after a run to the 4A South Carolina state title game. After he transferred he reclassified to the 2019 class. McGowens is a high academic, 4.0 type student. He is a ridiculously explosive combo guard who has lock down defensive upside. NC State is his most recent offer, expect more to come along those lines.

KyKy Tandy jumped into the rankings at #117

6'1' KyKy Tandy (#117)
University Heights (KY)
Tandy is a high level scorer. He is a strong and compact guard who has a tight handle and is able to score, on just about anyone, at every level. Tandy plays with an unreal confidence in his ability but is still under the radar a bit as many have not seen him.

Others who made the Rankings
Jalen Lecque of Christ School (NC) #13
Christian Brown of Lower Richland (SC) #23
Omar Payne of Osceola (FL) #44
Marcus Watson of Buford (GA) #46
Oscar Tshwiebe of Kennedy Catholic (PA) #57
Aundre Hyatt of Miller School (VA) #52
Patrick Williams of West Charlotte (NC) #67
Zimofe Nwokeji of Maclay (FL) #68
DJ Burns of York Prep (SC) #80
Qudus Wahab of Flint Hill (VA) #93
Donovan Gregory of Carmel Christian (NC) #101
Kobe Brown of Lee Huntsville (AL) #110
Jaelyn Withers of North Mecklenburg (NC) #116
Deuce Dean of York Prep (SC) #122
Malcolm Wilson of Ridge View (SC) #145
Isaiah Palermo of Osceola (FL) ##148