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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Joe Cassell   #23:5’7 ’21 Kabe Ellis (Andrews, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that continues to stand out with his leadership and sharp instincts, Kabe Ellis. He’s a smart, well-rounded point guard that offers an excellent blend of playmaking and three-level scoring. Ellis possesses great quickness and knows how to utilize it to enter the paint at a strong rate....

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Afternoon Standouts at Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp

#34- 5’10 ’21 Clay Hodges- The high-motor point guard simply knows how to make his presence felt at all times. He plays convincingly hard on defense and is capable of setting the tone on that end of the floor. Hodges looks to make the right play whenever possible and will do anything to provide his team with an edge. #64- 6’1 ’21 Brandon Brown- Though somewhat reserved, the wing prospect has...

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Greensboro Day v. Asheville Christian

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro Day School to see the hometown Bengals host the Asheville Christian Lions. Both teams have seen somewhat of an unusual start to their respective seasons, but things have begun to get back to normalcy over the last month or so. Greensboro Day appears to have hit their stride, as they entered this contest on a six-game win streak (which included...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Great Bridge Christian: 5’11 ’19 Kenari Jones The point guard prospect is one of the more intriguing unsigned players on this team, especially given the significance of his role. He’s a clever ball-handler with craftiness and solid playmaking instincts. Jones enters the paint quite often and shows the ability to make plays for himself and others. He’s a solid three-level scorer that utilizes his...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Josh Thompson   #3:5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to provide his team with great energy, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young point guard prospect that works extremely hard on the court and will do whatever necessary to give his team an edge. Smith shot the ball...

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NC Phenom 150 Session II: K-Rob’s Second-Half Performers

Still here on Court 3! The day is starting to wrap up. Here’s who impressed on my court during the second portion of camp. No. 84, 6’2” 2020 Darien Long – Rolesville HS (Raleigh, NC) With his strength and aggressive play, the junior competed at three different positions for his team. Long stands out as a two-player who plays hard around the rim. One can expect him to finish plays, crash...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#5-Kadyn Dawkins- Really intelligent point guard prospect that created a ton of scoring opportunities in this contest. He consistently took defenders off the dribble, touched the paint, and displayed terrific vision as a playmaker while applying solid pressure as a scorer.   #21-Smoke Hodges- High IQ floor general with natural playmaking skills and solid scoring ability. He has an...

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Tennessee Phenom 150: Evaluation Team 5

Tennessee Phenom 150 Evaluations   Team 5 Coach: Russell Biven   #33:5’10 ’21 Jalen Branton (Burnsville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude and team-first approach to camp, Jalen Branton. He’s a guard prospect with the ability to thrive when slotted off-ball. Branton displayed the ability to knock down shots from midrange and three-point...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Exposure Camp Recaps — 2021 Names to Know

6’8” Nate Brafford Tuscola HS (Waynesville, NC) No one at the high school level left more of an impression than Brafford. Standing 6’8”, was 6’3” at this time last year, Brafford showed guard skills. He pushed the break with a great handle and control and finished the play with a deft pass or controlled at the rim. He showed good length and timing on the defensive end and showed a competitive...

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