Phenom’s Opening Session 1 is set to take place on Saturday April 7 in Greensboro, NC. The demand for this event was so high that we had to spread the games out, Proehlific Park and Southeast Guilford High School will be the places to be.
Over 40 teams will play three games in this one-day showcase. Each team will get three games, three opportunities to play in front of the multiple NCAA compliant scouts in attendance, three opportunities to play in front of the nationally read media in attendance, three opportunities to play on the Baller TV live stream that will be broadcast out to college coaches across the country.
Here are some of the matchups to watch out for
5:10 PM – Proehlific Park (17u)
Team Loaded 704 Vs. Carolina Wolves NC
6’9” 2019 Ben Beeker
6’7” 2019 Brice Williams – Offers: Charlotte, Lafayette, Holy Cross
Carolina Wolves NC:
6’11” 2019 Julian Steinfield
6’8” 2018 Bryson Price
6’5” 2019 Regin Larson
Beeker and Steinfield will be a matchup that the academic schools will be watching very closely. Steinfield is a new name for people to monitor as he averaged 14 points, 15 boards and 3 blocks this year, his first over from Germany. Price is down 40 pounds since last summer, he has volleyball line shooting range and great hands/feet. Could become a commodity this summer. Larson is a pure shooter and scorer. He has good size and a soft touch. He moves well off the ball and plays with great confidence. Another player coaches will come to like this summer.
Ben Beeker is a throw back post player who has touch, hands and footwork on the block. He is also a high academic player, look for a big summer this year with him. Brice Williams is the son of Charlotte’s all-time leading scorer. He is a long wing who has already gathered multiple D1 offers. He continues to get better by the day, including a great showing at the NC Top 80 event in March
There will be interesting match ups across the floor here. Ones that college coaches should be tuned in to watch. Brice Williams is the only player on the floor with any current D1 offers. However, the rest of the groups should see multiple offers come in this summer. There will be great size, bigs who can run, bigs who can shoot and bigs who can put their back to the basket and get a bucket. There will be some shooters and there will be downhill length. Very competitive game as many of these guys will be fighting for the same offers.
5:10 PM – Proehlific Park (17u)
Team Winston 17s Vs. CP3 16s
6’3” 2019 Quest Aldridge
6’9” 2019 Owen McCormack
6’3” 2019 Mysta Goodloe
6’3” 2020 Cam Hayes
6’8” 2020 Cam Stitt
6’2” 2020 Evan Johnson
6’3” 2020 Tristan Maxwell
This CP3 team is fun to watch to say the least. They get up and down the floor with shooters all over and great length. Numerous players on this team will be recruited at the highest level. Hayes, Maxwell and Johnson form one of the best backcourts, regardless of age, in the region. Cam Stitt has one of the highest upsides of players in the 2020 class. They are high flying and they move the ball and they press the entire game. Very very fun team to watch.
Team Winston has great length and good size in their front court but their talent lies with their backcourt. Led by lengthy Quest Adlridge he is one who can slide back and forth effortlessly between the point and shooting guard positions. Very smooth with handle and deep range. McCormack has great size and a solid skill set and touch in a pick and pop role. Goodloe is a tough guard who takes pride in defense and really shows well in transition with his speed and athleticism.
These players know each other. Two of the premier programs out of the Triad area who routinely churn out college level prospects. This will be a good test for Quest Aldridge as the Team CP3 guards keep coming at you. Look for a lot of high lights in this one.
6:15 PM – Proehlific Park (17u)
Team Vision Vs. Greensboro Warriors
6’8” 2018 Anthony Flagler
6’ 2019 Raishaun Brown – Offers: Western Carolina
6’8” 2018 Justin Tene
6’5” 2019 Asanti Price
5’10” 2019 Tavon Troutman
6’2” 2019 Devin Ingram
This is a very balanced Team Vision team as they have good size at every position. Brown is a cat-quick lead guard who is able to get anywhere he wants on the floor. He is almost unstoppable off the bounce and has a smooth 3-point shot. More offers should come his way this summer. Flagler is a long and athletic big with 3-point range and Tene is a brute back to the basket force. Both are scholarship guys and can play well together. Price is a new name to the recruiting board, but he is a scholarship level wing. Great frame, good athleticism and a great handle with pace. His name will shoot up recruiting boards quickly once he his seen.
The Warriors are a scrappy group who like to play fast. They are led by the Troutman and Ingram who are the confident leaders here. Add in Qualeme Pointdexter and they have great speed to go along with a gritty disposition on the defensive end.
Watch for this game to get up and down. It will be interesting to see how Team Vision responds to these type of quick athletes. Team Vision is a team that college coaches from the D2 the MM level will have their eyes on all summer. That will start here and this game will be telling moving forward for the group.