Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will continue with players that impressed in the class of 2024.
2024 Kobe George (The Burlington School)
We just finished up a full article about George and we really enjoyed his play on the court leading The Burlington School to an undefeated weekend. With players now gone for TBS, one can only expect George to elevate his play and become a leader for this team with his energy, his motor, his feel, his scoring ability, and his impact in other areas of the floor. He gave us a glimpse of that over the weekend.
2024 Austin Swartz (Cannon)
We have praised Swartz's game on several occasions early on this summer and he continued to display his talent during the high school LIVE Period. If Cannon is going to make a run at another title, Swartz looks to be a key part with his IQ, his shot-making ability, and giving Coach Roth another ballhandler on the court. He plays well above his age on the floor.
2024 Amare Bethel (Charlotte Country Day)
Bethel is a prospect that really capture my eyes and kept me wanting more with his game.' He has good size early on and looks to be one of the go-to players for Charlotte Country Day.' Bethel can mix it up on the court with his athleticism and ability to finish at the rim, while also stepping out and be a consistent shooter with range.' It will be interesting to see how he continues to develop and take on that load for CCDS.
2024 Bruce White (Christ School)
White is a new name on the block but one that quickly was marked down as a must-watch in the class.' Already having great size at 6'8, White was also a skilled forward that was active down in the paint, moved very well without the ball, attacked the boards, and had a good touch in getting the ball on the rim and scoring.' With White and Robinson down low, Christ School is going to be a fun program to watch this upcoming season.
2024 Iverson King (Forsyth Country Day)
You just don't always see a 6'6 wing like King and he is just scratching the surface of what he could be in the long run. But the blend of size, versatility, shot-making, and impact on the floor on the boards, defending, and potential should have college coaches excited.' King can score from all three levels, which is tough with his length and athleticism.
2024 Steven McLeod (Grace Christian)
Got a chance to watch some talent at Grace Christian and one young prospect captured my eyes, as Steven McLeod really left it all out on the court. This young guard plays extremely hard and gets after it on the defensive end. Loved his energy and should only continue to advance his game and scoring ability as he earns more time on the floor.
2024 Jaxon Prunty (Providence Day)
Providence Day is going to be a fun program to watch, as they have an array of talent and experience on the court. But one of their younger prospects, Prunty, is one that has the making in being one of the better prospects in the class with his extremely long 6'5 frame, his early skillset, and his ability to be a knockdown shooter. Though young, expect Prunty to earn some big minutes for Providence Day and only continue to grow his game.
2024 Jordan Dancy (Wesleyan)
Dancy is another player that many may not know of yet but should start getting familiar around the Greensboro area.' We are talking about a 6'5 prospect that has an advanced skill, a great frame, and one that can play multiple positions and feels comfortable in several areas of the court.' He has a smooth game already, plays hard, and can get downhill and finish, as well as get on the boards.' Loved how hard he played on both sides of the floor to go along with his versatility.