2022 Marcus Kell (Legion Collegiate): I will have to say this, Western Carolina seems to have gotten them a steal, and can’t wait to see what he is able to do at the next level. Really tough to match up with a 6’8 prospect with one of the smoothest shots around, stepping in and showing his range, but also being effective in all areas and helping on the boards. Simply uses his size to his advantage and is a confident, high IQ prospect on the court.
2023 Timmy Salter (Legion Collegiate): Really think Salter could be one that deserves more interest from college programs, as we are talking about a 6’9 forward that moves very well, plays with a chip on his shoulder, brings a physical feel, and has really good hands around the basket and on the boards. One that is going under the radar a little but could help a program at the next level as he develops his overall feel.
2024 Iverson King (Forsyth Country Day): King continues to grow as a player and brings such intrigue with his versatility and how he can impact the floor. Really do like his ability to operate on all levels of the court, play multiple positions, and score in a variety of ways. King continues to develop and get stronger as a player, get downhill and finish, while still having a ton of potential left in his game.
2024 Elijah Mobley (Victory Christian): A new name on the scene for us at Phenom Hoops but the young guard was terrific with the ball in his hands. He created extremely well, was able to penetrate and finish some tough lay-ins, but also create space for his shot. He really showcased his ability to create for himself and get to the basket well; strong performance.
2022 Jondale Stanley (Piedmont Classical): Stanley had a solid showing for his team in the victory, showing how crafty he can be, penetrating the lane, and finishing well. He plays hard on the defensive end, getting into his defender and applying pressure. Solid showing from the senior guard and made some strong plays to help his team on Day 1.
2026 Justyn Whitfield (Victory Christian): Only an 8th grader, this is a young man to keep an eye on for the future as he is already showing that he can play and contribute at the high school varsity level. One thing he did show for much of the day is his confidence in his outside shot, as he isn’t afraid to let it fly. But he also was a scrappy defender and a solid ball-handler as well on the court. A name to certainly jot down.
2022 Brent Randleman (Piedmont Classical): Really liked his overall skillset on the court and what he is able to provide. Really impacted the team’s success in a variety of ways, scoring well with his athleticism and finishing above defenders, but also his activity level on the boards, and his unselfish feel in finding/setting up his teammates. Really filled up the stat sheet on Day 1 in the win.
2022 AJ Cook (Weddington): Cook is absolutely lethal on the court. Yes, he can be a knock-down shooter with a quick release, having the ultimate green light with his shot but people do also need to understand that this is a high IQ guard, makes unselfish plays, and never forces anything in this offense.
2023 Isaiah Tate (Gaston Christian): One can see that Tate is taking the necessary steps in his game. He has shown the ability to be a scorer from multiple levels. He really shot the ball well off the catch, but also passed up good shots for better shots. Also like his activity level on the defensive end, playing with active hands, and creating turnovers without fouling.
2022 Chase Lowe (Weddington): Lowe continues to prove himself on the court. But when watching him, it is extremely tough for opponents to slow down a 6’5 guard that can body up his defender, put the ball on the deck and finish, and can be a strong defender. He really does fill up the stat sheet and continues to show everyone that he is a winner and can be a mismatch on the floor.