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Nation Ford #PhenomJMAC Day one Standouts Pt. 2

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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A Different Type of Exposure

  As we now approach the month of June, I have to say it’s been a cool spring season thus far, covering my first season of AAU basketball. I’m sure most will agree that there’s always a lot occurring once the spring season unfolds; it’s pretty much a decision made weekly by myself and other scouts to determine which event we feel is best to attend. This past weekend (5/25 – 5/26) brought a...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

The annual Phenom Hoops David Rose Memorial Day Classic delivered us some big-time performances, key story lines, and collection of breakout prospects coaches need to put some eyes on. Greensboro North Carolina– The David Rose Memorial Day Classic is an event that carries a message and meaning deeper than competition on the hardwood. It’s the story of ultimate sacrifice and selflessness than...

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PSB Elite 14U Claimed the Silver Bracket

Championship Sunday lived up to the billing and more when PSB Elite and Team Loaded 704 squared off at Smith in front of some passionate fans, in the end PSB claimed the silver bracket 66-57.   Greensboro, North Carolina- PSB Elite 14U were the last ones standing after a dog fight with Team Loaded 704 in the Silver bracket championship game. This contest was extremely physical from the tip,...

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Mid Day Studs #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

The lunch break was much needed fuel for everyone and this next group of standouts found their second winds in my afternoon standouts! Greensboro, North Carolina- You guessed it yes we’re still rocking here at Proehlific park and I’m still holding things down on court two! We’re over halfway through these games and there has been a lot of drama in several nail bitters recently,...

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#PhenomDavidRoseMDC: Miles Early Saturday Standouts

6’4 2022 Isaiah Williams: CSB Elite 2022 Williams is a hard nosed, big body post player that does a great job attacking on the low block.  He possesses excellent touch around the rim using excellent fundamental footwork to create space for himself down there.  As he continues to develop physically and athletically, expect Williams to become a really productive player at the high school level in...

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Early Standouts Court 2 PP #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

Through three games here at Proehlific Park on court two one trend has been one common trend happening and that’s excellent guard play! Greensboro, North Carolina- This first group of standouts have commanded their sides in style, balancing the scoring loads along with working to get teammates involved. 6’4 2021 RJ Noord (Team United)- Noord came out really strong in game one, he poured in...

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#AmateurHour (EP41): Ten April StockRisers, Importance of Non-Live Events, and The June Live Period

Jamie Shaw, Jeff Bendel, and Miles Masercola break down 10 guys from the Carolinas that saw their stock rise in the month of April, they talk about the importance of non live events and continue to try and provide some context/clarity to June Live Period events. Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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Truth Generation Crowned Champs

In Sunday’s finale on court three at Proehlific Park A very deep and balanced Truth Generation Team over matched a talented Team Renegades squad 92-79, they built up and an early lead and continually wore this group out with their platoon approach.   Greensboro, North Carolina- Truth Generation set the tone in this contest from the jump, they survived a strong push late in the second, but...

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Team F.L.Y. Takes Gold

In a grueling match up in the SEC Gold game we saw Team F.L.Y.  and the Greensboro Warriors unsigned team battle it out for the crown.  In the end a deep Team F.L.Y. squad team outlasted a late run to retain their lead and ultimately the title 75-72. Greensboro, NC- This match up was intriguing because the make of these squads were similar as well as their playing styles, it was good team...

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#PhenomG3Showcase: Miles Early Saturday Standouts

6’0 2019 David Murphy: NC Empire Perry Murphy is as pure of a scorer we’ve seen all spring, looking like an unstoppable force with the ball in his hands against every team he’s played all summer.  He’s explosive, crafty, and does a great job stepping into his pull-up jumper with a ton of confidence.  Will almost certainly end up a full scholarship kid when its all said and done. 6’3 2021 Glenn...

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#PhenomChallenge: 14U Championship Recap (Next Level SC Vs Team USC)

In what was a really exciting championship game between two high level 14U squads Next Level SC prevailed over Team USC by the score of (62-35).  Next Level SC came out of the gate swinging, jumping out to an early double digit lead and they never looked back.  They did a great job defending as a team and closing out possessions with great rebounding, largely due to 6’4 2023 Cowboy Boyd.  He led...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers PT.2 #PhenomChallengeLive

The lone Spring live period is upon us and we wouldn’t want to spend it anywhere other than the great city of Spartanburg, hundreds of players from rising freshmen to unsigned seniors are coming in with something to prove! Spartanburg, South Carolina- The Phenom Hoops crew is back at it again for another action-packed live period, two things you can count on players will be tested competition...

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#PhenomChallengeLive: Miles Magical Five

6’5 2020 Keishon Porter: Team Trezz Porter’s development has been nothing to overlook, standing at 6’5 he can create for himself off then bounce, defend four different positions, and use his incredible athleticism to finish above the rim and defenders in his way.  He’s arguably the most important player on this team and showed to everybody once again that he’s a bonafide D1 level talent. 6’1...

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Brandon’s Friday Night Lights Standouts: #PhenomChallengeLive

The lone Spring live period is upon us and we wouldn’t want to spend it anywhere other than the great city of Spartanburg, hundreds of players from rising freshmen to unsigned seniors are coming in with something to prove! Spartanburg, South Carolina- The Phenom Hoops crew is back at it again for another action packed live period, two things you can count on players will be tested...

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#PhenomChallengeLive: Miles Saturday Standouts (Early Slate)

6’0 2020 Lawrence Frost: Juice All Stars Stephenson Frost had a huge impact in this one with his ability to defend the point of attack and ensure the team is being run at a high level.  He excels at breaking his man down off the bounce and finding his teammates for easy buckets.  He had a handful of D2’s watching along that really liked what he brought to the table as a leader to how with the...

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#PhenomChallenge: Miles Night One Standouts

6’7 2019 Revv Tholel: Team Loaded 704 Tholel did a really nice job impacting the games at both ends of the floor with his size, mobility, timing at the rim on the defensive end, and touch around the rim on the offensive end.  He’s a kid that should garner attention from D1s and D2s alike in need of a smooth front court piece that plays a productive brand of basketball. 6’3 2020 Devante...

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Team Charlotte 16U claims Gold

   A short handed Team Charlotte handled business Greensboro, North Carolina- Team Charlotte was able to capture the 16U championship Sunday without two noticeable pieces. Five star Jalen Hood- Schifino was off with Team USA, and high scoring combo guard Kris Robinson was also absent from this weekends showcase. None the less it was next man up for this  Team CLT squad, and the guys present...

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Brandon’s big time Breakouts PT 1 #PhenomStayPositive

We’re back at it again invading the Gate City for some prime time hoops action, it’s the second weekend of AAU and the big boys came to play!   Greensboro, North Carolina- Day one was a movie we really kicked things off with a bang pairing up a slate of highs quality games, there was talent on display for all levels from high major division I to the division III ranks. Some guys came in as...

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#PhenomStayPositive: Miles Saturday Afternoon/Evening Standouts

6’0 2020 Arrington Jones: PSB Winston-Salem Yellow Jones is arguably the best college prospect for this PSB Winston-Yellow team with his ability to use his physical and athletic gifts to create on the offensive end.  He’s got a great first step with a high level of explosion that allows him to elevate above defenders at the rim.  He’s a more than capable shooter that can really heat up and...

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Breakout Watch Following #PhenomOpening

Take a deep breath because that time of year once again, AAU season is here and in full swing! Phenom Hoops kicked things with an absolute bang with Phenom Opening, a two-day tournament featuring some of the top travel ball programs around the Southeast. Greensboro, High School- Smith High School was one of the sights for a full weekend slate of games, prospects from the 2023-2021 classes...

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers: Phenom Opening Standouts PT 1

Take a deep breath because that time of year once again, AAU season is here and in full swing! Phenom Hoops kicked things with an absolute bang with Phenom Opening, a two day tournament featuring some of the top travel ball programs around the Southeast. Greensboro, High School- Smith High School was one of the sights for a full weekend slate of games, prospects from the 2023-2021 classes...

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#PhenomOpening: 14U Silver Title Game Recap

14U Silver Championship: Team Rogue Vs Queen City Thunder Team Rogue got off to a scorching hot start in this one, largely due to their full court zone press that created a lot of issues for the Queen City Thunder early on.  Getting out to an early lead proved to be vital for Team Rogue, as the Queen City Thunder ended the first half strong, and came out of the halftime break with a ton of...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Sunday Standouts

6’0 2022 Davion Cunningham: Team Loaded 704 McCullough 15U Cunningham was arguably the most impressive prospect in the first game of the day with his ability to attack off the dribble and find open teammates when the defense collapses on him.  He plays the game with a high level of relentlessness, constantly in attack mode, leaving defenders on their heels and often in the dust.  It’ll be...

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#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts

By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Afternoon & Evening Standouts

6’9 2020 Myles Evans: NC Empire Evans is still rounding back into shape after a meniscus tear, but he still found a way to play an incredibly productive game, anchoring his team on the block at both ends of the floor.  He’s a skilled, strong bodied big man that always finishes around the basket at a high clip.  His expanding perimeter game is really encouraging, he stepped into his 3s with...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts

5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play.  He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team.  He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...

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NC Phenom 150 Top 2021’s

We have invaded the Gate City once again for another session of our Phenom 150 camp, this platform follows the prestigious Top 80 camp.  The 150 camp really offers younger unknown players an initial chance to break onto the scene and gain notoriety throughout the state. Greensboro, North Carolina- With a nice balanced mix of young talent and unsigned seniors vying to make an impact late in the...

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#NCPhenom150 Session Two: Freshman Standouts

#39 6’2 2022 Lebron Thomas: Lee Central High School (SC) Lebron Thomas is the kind of kid every coach would want to have on their team.  He’s a tenacious competitor, that makes his money on the defensive end of the court, with his lateral quickness, fast hands, and length.  On the offensive end, he excels in transition, using his high IQ to make the right read in those situations. ...

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