2022 Bryce Alfino (Team Charlotte): On a team that is loaded with next-level talent, Alfino grabbed our attention with his impact on both sides of the court. Defensively, he gets after it and creates a lot of havoc for opponents. Alfino is in your face, scrappy, and has tremendous timing in creating steals. Offensively, he showcased a smooth, confident shot from behind the arc as well.
2022 Jordan Crawford (Team Charlotte): Crawford was the other guard that impressed early on. He was aggressive on the offensive end, using his quickness to attack and penetrate the defense, but also excels in transition. You add that to his known athleticism and his ability to knock down shots, Crawford can give you a little bit of everything offensively. Add all that on top of his defense, where he uses that same speed and lateral quickness to stay in front of an opponent, this 2022 guard is one that college programs should be on more.
2023 Keyon Webb (Sheed Wallace Select): Really do believe this is a young man that you will see have a breakout summer when coaches watch him; as he should be a target for many schools. He has such a great feel for the game running the offense, making flashy moves look easy, and seeing the floor really well. Really love his decision-making to go along with his scoring ability. Think he is going to really capture a lot of eyes this summer.
2023 Matai Baptiste (Vaughan): A new name to the scene for Phenom Hoops but one that college coaches should really look at. The 6’7 wing prospect displays a great feel for the game, communicates on the court, has a really balanced attack at getting to the rim and using his body while also knocking down outside shots. This is a young man that college coaches need to look at, as he isn’t one that has been talked about a lot.
2024 Braylhan Thomas (Team Charlotte): Thomas is one of the young guys playing up but the future looks bright for him. He showcases a really good body and feel for the game, displaying his ability to initiate the offense, create opportunities for himself, and step out from outside. Playing for Coach McInnis and Team Charlotte should only help develop his overall feel but you have to like what you see early on.
2022 Luke Krawczyk (Mint Hill Lakers): A rising forward that stretches the floor incredibly well, Krawczyk continues to take advantage of the opportunities that are there for him. When you watch his game, what immediately attracts you to his game is his comfort level and ability to stretch the floor, show a smooth jumper all the way out to three, and his touch and mobility around the paint. You can put him in multiple situations and see him flourish.
2022 Aidan Hadaway (Atlanta Timberwolves): Talk about a matchup nightmare on the court, Hadaway’s 6’8 frame usually has him matched up against big defenders. He uses his footwork and mobility to his advantage, putting the ball on the deck and getting by defenders or stepping out. Put him against a smaller opponent, he can finish right over them. It is easy to see why schools of multiple levels have offered him.
2022 AJ Smith (Team Charlotte): Game 2, it was AJ Smith’s game. He played incredibly strong and physical, finishing through contact on multiple occasions and getting to the line. He also played well defensively. Smith continues to play at a high level and should see his recruitment continue to elevate as well.
2022 Spencer Hairston (Gate City Grizzlies): Had to add this young man to our standouts after going for 42 points!!! Hairston simpyl put on a show in the final game of the night, hitting 10 3-pointers and making it look easy but also creating for himself, showing his ball-handling, and staying aggressive. It was something special to watch him knock down shots though. Really impressive performance and may be the best one we see this weekend.