While Under Armour, Nike and Adidas all have events this weekend, It seems the star-studded non-shoe teams in the region decided to spend their Memorial Day weekends with us. Phenom’s 6th Annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic is as loaded as it has been in years past, with a roster full of Division 1 talent.
Here are some of the players we are excited about watching all weekend. Remember, this event is open to the public and a portion of the proceeds will be benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project (as it has every year prior).
Enjoy, and we hope to see you out!!
6’11” 2020 Jonas Aidoo
NC Red Storm
One of the more underrated players in the state of North Carolina, Aidoo has all of the tools to really take a major step forward in the coming months. Only 16 years old, Aidoo is pushing 7’, carrying a lengthy 7’3” wingspan. What impresses the most about Aidoo is his skill set, his ability to create of 2 and 3 dribbles as well as knock down the 3 ball out of different looks. He is also a game-changing shot blocker. His body and frame are just now coming into its own from a coordination standpoint, watch closely here, he could go from no offers to high major offers (or anywhere in between) over the next year.
6’8” 2020 Alex Holt
Holt has a large frame, some may say he looks like a football lineman, however, what sticks out the most about him is his ability to rebound. We first started calling Holt a Division 1 prospect in early April, after his performance in our Phenom Opening event. Since there he has grown more and more confident in himself and his game. Holt has excellent hands and touch around the basket. He continues to get his conditioning right and is already an incredibly strong player. Watch the offers start to come in for this one, as he is a difference maker at the D1 level.
6’7” 2021 Omarion Bodrick
DTA ELITE 17u
Bodrick will be one of the blow-up players in North Carolina’s 2021 class. He has a special level of explosion and quick pop that few possess. When you couple that with his motor and his size and length, you have a special player who is ready to break out. You will want to get a good seat whenever Bodrick is on the floor as he will have 3 to 4 dunks EVERY game that will drop your jaw, and each will come out of nowhere. Regional mid-majors should go ahead and start to get on him, as he could (in time) play himself past that level.
6’1” 2020 Andrew Shull
The Renegades (WV)
Shull continues to show out, game in and game out, event after event. He is a tough-minded lead guard who not only has excellent vision and sees the floor at a high level but can also get buckets every single time out. Shull is the starting point guard for the two-time defending West Virginia state champion Chapmanville High School team. He should be the target of every single D2 throughout the region as they hope and pray a D1 does not see him at the right time and fall for him. Shull plays with a certain swagger that is infectious as he leads his team to win after win.