After many years of working in grassroots basketball, one begins to realize just how many players you ultimately see playing in the NBA, G-League, or professionally overseas. Just last week, we took a closer look at the participants who were selected for the All-Star contest—and five of the 24 previously played in Phenom Hoops events. While there is no correlation between the two, it’s just a cool exercise to see the number of guys who elevated from being a young high-school player to someone who impacts the game at its highest possible level. This isn’t just applicable to our events, as we watched many future NBA guys at shoe-circuit sessions or at nationally recognized events. We won’t go into great detail on every player, but rather just look at some of the names from Phenom Hoops over the last six or so years. (There are plenty of names that could likely be added from before the six/seven-year period stated above) 

Grant Williams

Nic Claxton

Cam Thomas

Day’Ron Sharpe

Dennis Smith

Mark Williams

Bryce McGowens

Coby White

Patrick Williams

Josh Green

Jaren Jackson

Ja Morant

Cole Anthony

TyTy Washington

Aaron Nesmith

Thomas Bryant

Desmond Bane

Wendell Moore

Trey Murphy

Dereon Seabron

Zion Williamson

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Lu Dort

Aaron Wiggins

Jeremiah Robinson-Earl

Wendell Carter

Jaden Springer

Josh Okogie

Keon Johnson

John Butler

Keldon Johnson

Nickeil Alexander-Walker

Isaiah Todd

Expand the list to NBA guys personally seen since 2016:

Anthony Edwards

Jordan Poole

James Wiseman

Moses Moody

Cade Cunningham

Jonathan Kuminga

KJ Martin

Bol Bol

Moses Brown

Moussa Diabate

BJ Boston

Dalen Terry

Jalen Duren

Max Christie

Cole Swider

Naji Marshall

EJ Liddell

Kira Lewis

Immanuel Quickley

RJ Barrett

Cam Reddish

Darius Bazley

Franz Wagner

Caleb Houstan

Chuma Okeke

Tyrese Maxey

Precious Achiuwa

Walker Kessler

Collin Sexton

Monte Morris

Vernon Carey

JD Davidson