Phenom Hoops is bringing fans from around the region one of the top high school basketball events over the MLK weekend, as some of the top talent will be under one building. The storylines for some of these games are easy to see and don’t need much introduction, but we are going to dive into a few things you will want to watch to get you excited about the event in Rock Hill.
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Carmel Christian looking to continue its roll
Carmel Christian has been rolling through the season, suffering only one loss to Pebblebrook earlier this season. But Joe Badgett has his team reeling in the wins and looks to do the same against Asheville School to start the event off. A team with an array of talent all over the floor, this is a group that plays with a cohesive feel and with a team mentality. They can get it done on both ends, led by a few seniors in Ben Burnham and Glenn Bynum, while Justin Taylor, Cade Tyson, and others continue to catch the attention of many. They have played very well in Rock Hill this season and in front of our scouts at Phenom Hoops but will they continue that trend at the MLK Showcase?
Underrated players can be found in Concord Academy vs. Anderson Christian matchup
This is a game that could go under the radar for some but college coaches that are looking for underrated prospects that can play at the D1, D2, and D3 level should watch. Yes, Concord Academy has Trae Benham who is already committed, but then you look at players like Javian Cannady, Tyler Fearne, Logan Threatt, Sergej Cvetkovic, Nikola Mircic, and others that could produce at the next level. Anderson Christian has a few as well, including Bray Greer and Xavier Thornton, two seniors that produced the last time out in Rock Hill. Certainly, a game that college coaches could snag a few sleepers on the court.
Will Kelly and Gaston Christian back in action in Rock Hill
The last time we got a chance to watch Gaston Christian and Will Kelly in action was against Cannon, where they came up just short in a fantastic showing. 2022 Will Kelly put on a show that game, leading his team with 32 points, and had one of the best outings of his career; catching some eyes of college coaches as well after that. He continues to play well, averaging 18.5 points per game this season but he isn’t the only one to watch, as 2022 Greg Brockington has played well and 2023 Derek Bradley is a name to start monitoring. They will have a nice matchup against Metrolina Christian to watch for.