It is finally here. The AAU season kicks off in style with Phenom Hoops, as we head to Greensboro to open the season with the Phenom Opening. Players of all ages will come to North Carolina in hopes to compete and start the season off.
This will be a CAN’T MISS EVENT, as we may have never started off the season with this much talent on so many levels. That is why we are hoping to get everyone excited as much as we are. Get to the event early, as we expect this event to be a packed house.
To start the buzz around the Phenom Opening, Phenom Hoops is providing a small preview of players to watch for at the event. Check out the names below.
Team: NC Empire 17u
Myles Evans-Ravenscroft School-2020-6’10
Coaches Talk: Myles has a lot of D1 Interest as well as a D1 offer to Hampton University. Myles is a great rebounder and rim protector. Myles high basketball IQ puts him in another category. Myles is efficient around the basket as well as from the perimeter with consistent three-ball and mid-range ability. With his size and threat away from the rim he creates problems for the opposition.
Steven Riley Jr. “Stevie Jay”-Ravenscroft School- 2020 5’10
Coaches Talk: Steven is a true point guard and floor general. Steven is a pass-first point guard that can also create for himself and score the ball on multiple areas on the floor. Steven is efficient in getting in the paint and creating problems for the defense. His on-ball defense is very solid and proves he’s qualified in his position. Steven’s ability to see the floor creates endless opportunities in transition and his speed and quickness allow him to blow by his defender. Steven is also a leader on and off the court.
Keyon McKoy-Sanderson High School- 2020 5’10
Coaches Talk: Keyon is an extremely athletic guard who can finish strong around the rim. Due to his quickness and speed, he is able to break down the defense at will. On defense, he is a dog and is a problem for anyone he is guarding. Keyon is a fun kid to watch play.
Lamario Wilkerson Jr. “MJ”- Southern High School-6’4
Coaches Talk: Lemario is a unique player as he can guard multiple positions due to his length and quickness. In highschool he guarded the post position and did it efficiently. Lemario is a three-level scorer who creates a problem when he has the ball in his hands anywhere on the floor. Lemario is a superior athlete who electrifies the crowd with his ability to block shots and finish strong around the rim.
Micah Jones-South Granville High School-6’2
Coaches Talk: Micah is a strong athletic guard that can score the ball on multiple levels. Micah can get to the rim at will and score above the rim. Micah is also a great on-ball defender. Micah’s ability to shoot the ball makes him a huge threat as he has the range and solid mid-range ability. Micah’s ability to handle the ball makes him difficult to predict and allows him to create opportunities for his teammates. This kid can catch fire such as in a varsity game against Vance County where he scored a season-high 49 points!
Julius Peacock “Ju Ju”-South Garner High School-2021-6’8
Coaches Talk: Julius has a huge upside. At only 15years old he is expected to continue to stretch out. Julius can handle the ball as well as score from various areas on the floor including the three-ball. Julius is also a great rim protector and a rebounder on both ends of the floor. Julius also has great athleticism where he can run the floor as well as finish high above the rim.
Isiah Williams-Jordan High School-2021-6’3
Coaches Talk: Isiah is a bully on the floor. This kid can do it all. Rebound, defend, finish strong, and effectively knock down the three-ball. The motor on this kid never stops and he brings electrifying energy to the game on and off the court. Zay plays with a chip on his shoulder and he brings it every single game.
Bishop Radway- Rolesville High School-2021-5’10
Coaches Talk: Bishop is a quick guard who is a great on-ball defender. Bishop also easily can break down the defense and create great opportunities for his teammates. In transition, he is able to see the floor and finish strong. He also can knock down the open shot when needed.
Sean Sanders-2019- 6’0-Unsigned Senior
Coaches Talk: Sean is nothing short of an athlete. Sean’s is a threat on offense anywhere on the floor due to his ability to finish strong around the basket as well as his ability to knock down the open shot. Sean is only 6’0 but his vertical allows him to be a rebounding machine. In transition, Sean is a threat due to his speed and quickness. Defensively, he is able to effectively guard his position. He has been labeled as one of the top jumpers in the state of NC.
David Murphy-2019-6’2-Unsigned Senior
Coaches Talk: David is a combo guard that can play on or off the ball. David is great at getting to the basket which breaks down the defense. David’s length gives him an advantage on defense which creates transition opportunities for his team. David can knock down the open shot as well as create for himself. David is also a floor general and is good at controlling the pace of the game.