Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game from their coach.
Team: Knightdale Hustle
Jayse Buckley #6
6’4” – Shooting Guard
2024 – North Raleigh Christian Academy, Raleigh, NC
Jayse is a 6’4” and growing shooting guard with a smooth stroke. He is a silent assassin who scores effortlessly from the perimeter. Jayse is also a smart all-around guard who scores early and often based on his knowledge of the game and his opponent’s mental lapses.
Shawn Bridges #30
6’ – Combo Guard
2024 – East Wake High School, Wendell NC
Shawn is the fiery guard who can score in bunches. He can score at every level and has a great 3-point range. His greatest asset is that he understands the game on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. He pressures the ball relentlessly to ignite the transition and can pull up for 3 or get to the basket with ease. Shawn can handle the ball as well and presents a challenge defensively because he is crafty at getting to the basket.
Brooks Buie #22
6’2” – Guard
2024 – North Raleigh Christian Academy
Brooks is the glue of any team he plays on. He makes all the right decisions in distributing the ball, when to shoot and when to demand more from his teammates. Brooks is a do it all guard as well who excels in the mid-range but will step it out to the 3-point line when he knows you need that bucket. Brooks does a great job switching from distributor to scorer to facilitator. The greatest compliment to his game is that he makes everyone around him better.