2024 Gianni Vines (Team White): Vines continues to jump out as a player with intrigue. A 6’3 long prospect, he did a great job in using his length to his advantage, whether it was attacking and finishing at the rim or rising up over defenders. He is tough to stop with his combination of athleticism and length, and he was extremely effective on Day 2 at the event.
2025 Zeus Batts (WBC): Batts is a name that just continues to pop up, time after time, as he displays a terrific understanding and ability to be a scoring impact on the court. He just does a great job of being able to make plays from multiple levels, gets after it defensively which allows him to turn into offense, and he is so tough in the open floor. Early on at Phenom events, he has been a consistent scorer all throughout to start the summer.
2026 Coby Dillon (Team Loaded WV): Dillon proved to be one of the better shooters at the event, as he was knocking down shots at a consistent level all day long. He does a great job in showcasing his fluid, smooth, and confident release from multiple levels, but has tremendous range from behind the arc as well. He was filling it up and knocking them down all day long.
2026 Elton Smith Jr. (Carolina Rebels SC): Smith has been a familiar face with Phenom Hoops and it is exciting once again to see the fluid forward back in action and making his mark on the court. There is a lot to like, but what also intrigues you is what he ultimately could be by the end. But what he shows now is he is a 6’8 prospect that brings tremendous athleticism, is quick on the boards, has a good wingspan, and can be quick with his play. Good hands, interior presence on both ends, and a lot of potential with this young man.
2026 Isaiah Atkins (Spartanburg Prime): Atkins is a new name that was brought to the table, and he is going to be one that will start being on my watch list. Atkins is around 6’7/6’8 and really flourishes well around the basket. He does a great job in running the floor, is active all around the glass, and has an intriguing wingspan to go with his frame. Atkins should be one to monitor and was extremely productive on the court.
2024 Jordan Dixon (NLPB): Dixon continues to flourish with his play on the court; the high-flyer continues to showcase his production on the court, his ability to get downhill and finish around or on defenders, showcase just how explosive he can be with power at the rim, and does a great job being an effective offensive option.