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Phenom Queen City Middle School Showcase Recap: Player Standouts 14U

Phenom Hoop Report was on deck all day to check out the next young, upcoming talent from around the area this weekend at the Queen City Middle School Showcase.  The players didn’t disappoint at all, as players and teams displayed some intriguing talent that will be names national scouts are talking about in the upcoming years.  Our scouts wanted to recap an amazing, loaded event with names...

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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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Blossoming Power Forward Calls it for the Catamounts

Over the last few years, it seems like more and more student-athletes are placing an increased emphasis on fit and relationship as opposed to forcing themselves to the highest possible level. That’s becoming a major part of how programs build success, as it cuts down on outgoing transfers and allows players to comfortably develop their game. It’s a contributing factor that has vaulted teams like...

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North Carolina’s Class of 2021: Point Guard Paradise

Over the last week, we have put out numerous articles covering the Class of 2021 in the Carolinas. Today, we’ll shift our focus back to North Carolina and look at some of the notable rising sophomores at the point guard position. Each of the prospects we’ll look at in this article have already shown college-level ability, yet possess distinct differences from one another. This will be an ongoing...

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North Carolina’s 2022 Class is Next in Line

Every year we say the rising 9th grade class in North Carolina is an all-timer of a class. Every year however, the talent never seems to disappoint. The 2022 class will be no different, already, there are players in this class tracking high, on the national level. Just recently USA basketball sent out invitations to the USA Junior National Mini Camp set to take play October 4-7 in Colorado...

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Jamie’s List of 5: Who is Available in North Carolina’s 2019 Class

North Carolina’s 2019 Rankings This is the time of year colleges are re-shuffling their recruiting boards. Players are forming their lists and choosing their schools and coaches are needed to fill their rosters. North Carolina’s 2019 class is incredibly deep, yet as of this writing only 10 players have committed to their program of choice. Of course there are a good number of kids...

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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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Brandon Lee’s Big Three: JMAC Day Two storylines

Greensboro, North Carolina- Day two at the JMAC showcase was full of drama, highlights , and more importantly story lines. Here are a few that stood out to me during the action filled Thursday.   Team ENC is on a mission to put on for Eastern North Carolina This group is as tough and scrappy as the place in the state they all love to rep, Coach Andre Sutton had his guys giving everything on both...

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Phenom’s JMac Showcase — Day 1 Storylines

The college coaches showed up and the players showed out. With over 125 coaches in the gym, standing 3 and 4 deep in parts of the gym, players performed at a high rate. This was just night one, we have four more nights to go. Here are some storylines from the first four game sets… Head Coach Watch Steve Wojciechowski (Marquette) Brad Brownell (Clemson) Kelvin Sampson (Houston) Mike Morrell...

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Five more to Know: Phenom Champion Showcase

6’3, 2020, Ja’Quez Cooke (Charlotte Dragons)  Cooke is a physical wing prospect and he got everything he desired on the drive. Cooke is agile off the bounce, he’s got a surprisingly smooth handle in the open floor, and Cook utilizes his stocky frame to muscle through the paint. In one of the most competitive games on the day Cooke put up a strong 17 pts against Team Winston....

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Expect Team Charlotte 2022 Prospect To Be a Top 30 Recruit Moving Forward

When you’re watching basketball, no matter the age, the elite players stand out almost immediately. We have been familiar with Jalen Hood-Schifino as he has previously attended numerous camps and events of ours. At Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase this past weekend, you noticed Hood-Schifino as a stand out quickly. Already standing 6’3” and in most games, Hood-Schifino walks on the...

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Today’s 5 to Know — Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase

Today’s 5 to Know Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase What a great day of basketball. The players, the teams, the fans everyone came alive and the gym was rocking at times. With named programs like Team United, Team Loaded, Upward Stars, Team Charlotte and NC Red Storm. There were some great local teams who played great team basketball like Tournament Time out of West Virginia, Capital...

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