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Names to Watch at Queen City Middle School Showcase

Phenom Hoop Report couldn’t be any more excited about kicking off what should be a fun few months, especially with a chance to watch the next up-and-coming talent from around the region.  That is what the Queen City Middle School Showcase will bring you. It allows everyone to learn new names and check out new talent, as well as see the development of a few future stars. That is why we have been...

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All-Star Weekend Part Two in CLT??

This past weekend the basketball world was centered around the 704 with the NBA All-Star weekend coming to town.  The streets were filled with influencers, celebrities, NBA Stars, and representatives from some of the biggest brands in the country.  The atmosphere in the city was undeniable, there was so much going on in an already busy place, and it felt great to feel like a part of something...

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Reopening the Conversation for Top-Ranked Senior in North Carolina

The Hoopstate continues to reign supreme as one of the country’s top recruiting pipelines, and for good reason, with guys like Brandon Ingram, Bam Adebayo, Dennis Smith Jr., Harry Giles, Grant Williams, Coby White, and Devon Dotson all emerging within the last four to five years. Now, the senior class is arguably as top-heavy as ever and appears to be littered with potential star prospects at...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a 4-Star Superstar’s Homecoming

Juwan Gary transferring out of Columbia to play his senior year at Liberty Heights Academy in Charlotte, NC has been well documented to this point. But what has come of that transfer is an already superstar prospect, the 6’6″ wing is already committed to Alabama, is a major leap in his efficiency and game management. Gary has always been a competitor, this summer he led his Team...

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John Butler Jr. is a Truly Unique Talent

Ask anyone around the state and they will tell you that John Butler Jr. is next up. If the recent run of talent tells you anything, coming from the state of South Carolina, that means something. Recently, South Carolina has produced some major talent. Especially the top player in each class, has been considered among the top prospects in the country. The likes of Sindarius Thornwell and LJ Peak,...

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Jamie’s List of 5 … CP3 Rising Stars Camp

  6’9” Sadraque Nganga High School: AZ Compass Prep (AZ) / AAU: Las Vegas Prospects At this point, it was easy to point out Nganga as the best long term prospect in the camp. Off the initial look test, he has wide shoulders, great length and a very projectable frame. Once he steps on the floor, he runs like a gazelle and finishes with control at the rim. He showed control in pushing the...

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The Carolinas’ Top Rising Freshmen Shine at CP3 Rising Stars Camp

Over two hundred of the top eighth graders were on display in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. There were many intriguing subplots throughout the event, including the basis of this article, which will highlight five prospects from the Carolinas that made the Top 24 All-American contest. Perry Smith Jr. was the lone Palmetto-state representative...

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Coach Rick “Always the Same” Khalil Robinson

Back in 2015, we wrote the following in our article on 5’11 Khalil Robinson “Steady and Reliable. 5’11 2019 Khalil Robinson is the glue guy every team needs to be successful.” Fast forward to today, Robinson has enjoyed a very successful career at Gray Collegiate Academy and Team United. Most recently, Robinson’s steady and reliable play pushed Team United into the...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — South Carolina’s Major July Breakouts (2019 Class)

6’2” Tre Jackson AAU: Team SC High School: Blythewood Jackson blew up in July, there is no simpler way to say it. He now is carrying upwards of 20 offers and is being tracked and talked about by Power 5 programs. This was quite the leap for Jackson who was a solid low major prospect heading into July with 4 or so offers. He was spectacular at Phenom’s Summer Jam Team Camp this Summer where he...

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Phenom’s CP3 Live — Championship Sunday’s 5 you Got to Know

In Greensboro, for Phenom’s CP3 Live, all eyes were on Championship Sunday. Usually Sunday is used, by coaches, as a travel day. Well the gym stayed packed with coaches throughout Sunday in Greensboro. With 30-40 coaches in the gym at times it is a testament to the amount of talent and the trust these college programs have in Phenom Hoops’ evaluation of prospects. D1 Head Coaches in the Gym on...

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Robert Braswell Commits to Syracuse

Robert Braswell first came across our radars when he first moved to South Carolina from Germany in 2015. The son of a military mom, he enrolled at Blythewood at the start of his sophomore year, however he walked through our doors a couple of months earlier at Phenom’s Champion Showcase in July. After first watching him in 2015 we wrote, “Already carrying a lot of length, the rich got richer...

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Regional Low Major D1 April Stock Risers

6’7” 2019 Nick Evtimov Greensboro Day/Team United Evtimov has been a name that has circulated around for a while. He is a strong and very skilled post player who has always played on winning teams. He is also the son of former UNC big Vasco Evtimov and nephew of former NC State forward Ilian Evtimov. Evtimov is a brute, never worried about contact. He is a strong area rebounder and can score...

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Phenom’s Challenge LIVE (April 20-22) Has Major Draws … Here are the Players the Blue Bloods are Coming to See

Anytime you gather hundreds of teams and put them in front of hundreds of coaches something great is bound to happen. This upcoming weekend’s Phenom Challenge Live will bring in teams from seven different states to compete in front of hundreds of coaches. In fact around 300 college coaches showed up to the 2017 version of this event with countless players earning offers and getting put on the...

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Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase — 7th Grade Standouts

Some of the best middle school players from around the region participated in Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase this past weekend. There were so many standout performances and we have talked a lot about the 8th graders so we wanted to take a little time and talk about some of the 7th grade standouts from the event 5’4” 2023 Bryson Heath CB Hoops 13u Heath plays with the utmost...

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