Phenom Hoops hit the road again on Tuesday afternoon, first making a stop at Concord Academy.  Coach Cantadore has been a staple around the Charlotte area and in NC, bringing a team that fans and media outlets always watch out for each season and it doesn’t look any different this year.

When breaking down their roster, let’s first look at the guards that will be leading the charge.  2024 Langston Boyd is certainly one that many already know, as the 6’4 prospect looks to take the next step in being one of the go-to players for this team and a premier talent in the class of 2024.  With his athleticism, ability to get to create for himself, and knocking down shots from multiple levels, Boyd is just starting what could be a tremendous season for him.  Alongside him, helping initiate the offense as well as bring speed and leadership is 2022 DJ Cuttino.  Cuttino has that natural feel in leading the charge, pushing in transition, being a scoring threat when needed but also finding others in open space. 

What will also make Concord so dangerous as well is the size they bring on the outside at the guard position.  2023 Noah Van Bibber is going to quickly be a name many recognize with his skillset.  A fundamentally sound 6’4 prospect that can step out as a terrific shooter, find space in the defense for his pull-up jumper, and put the ball on the deck to score with nice body control and athleticism; he plays with a terrific IQ and understanding of the game.  Another big-time leader for this team will be 2023 6’7 Sergej Cvetkovic, as he returns after his first year in the program.  Cvetkovic can be an absolute mismatch with his pick-and-pop ability and his range.  He has put in the work, can defend multiple positions, and continues to develop his overall feel to add along with his outside game.  Also loved the energy and motor from 2022 Jayden Munson who comes from West Cabarrus.  He is quick on the court, athletic in making plays on both sides of the floor, and can bring a positive impact in multiple situations for this team while also providing another offensive threat.

Down low, 2022 Tucker Johnson looks to bring that leadership, motor, physicality, and toughness that he has shown countless times before, really being that energy source for the team.  2024 Kany Tchanda is a new name to the program and to North Carolina but he will be added to the LONG list of prospects in the class of 2024.  The 6’9 big is incredibly fluid and agile on the floor, helping him run the floor well in transition, making an impact as a rim-protector and on the boards, and moving well offensively to be a threat in several areas offensively; seems to just be starting his story in North Carolina.

Helping provide depth for this team, there were a few prospects that could certainly help as well. 2023 Carson Cooke was one that really impressed with his outside shooting, getting to his spots and knocking down multiple threes with a ton of confidence.  2023 Magnus Swinger can bring size, play multiple positions, and plays hard on both ends of the floor.  2024 Ty Crosland is a long, young guard that gets to his spot and knocked down jumpers, as well as push the break.  And Concord Academy will also have 2024 6’3 Gianni Vines as well, who wasn’t at the open gym but should provide positive minutes as well.