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Because of his Motor, He Stood out at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE

Montrezl Harrell quoted over one of our tweets yesterday stating that Keishon Porter was a “DAWG”, and I am not sure there is a better way of stating this. Whenever Jimmy Butler was traded to Philadelphia, Stephen A. Smith stated, emphatically, that “The Sixers are getting a straight up dog!” 

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Guards)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the first live period of the early summer season. There were over 150 teams in attendance from all over the region, college-level talent was on display, and college coaches of all levels were sitting baseline throughout the weekend. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of my personal standouts from the guard...

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Carolina Warriors Claim 16U Championship at Phenom Challenge Live

The championship Sunday intensity was in full swing throughout the Carolina Warriors v. Chattanooga Elite title game. This showing was arguably the most exciting battle of the day, seeing as how these teams matched up incredibly well and ultimately ended up in a double-overtime scenario. The Warriors were somewhat up and down during this contest but must give credit to Calen Riehl for knocking...

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Upward Stars Upstate Blue Claim 16U Championship at Phenom Challenge Live

There were a lot of entertaining title games today, but no team showed displayed a better scoring balance than this Upward Stars Upstate Blue group. Nearly everyone on their team finished with a number in the points column, yet no one notched double-digit scoring, which truly speaks to their unselfishness and team-first approach. Omar Daniels, Elijah Ormiston, D’Yon Bartley, Samuel Wheeler, JP...

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Charlotte Hoyas Claim 15U Title at Phenom Challenge Live

The Charlotte Hoyas absolutely battled their way to get to the championship game and then opened up their final contest in a pretty sluggish manner. Fortunately, they displayed resilience and relentlessness on both sides of the ball, which led to the start of their comeback. Christopher Wilson and Karon Boyd carried the offensive burden for this group, combing for 27 of their 53 total points....

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TNT Fury Claim 15U Title at Phenom Challenge Live

The TNT Fury found themselves in another Phenom Hoops’ title game on Sunday and simply refused to leave the Upward Star Center without securing the final victory of the weekend. They established a quality lead early-on and only continued to pile on the points with their extremely balanced scoring approach. Their guard duo of Dillon Atwell and Colby Raymer were exceptional from start to finish....

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Afternoon Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge Live

Team Trezz 6’5 ’20 Linwood Grandy- The strong, athletic guard prospect was very effective throughout this contest. He scored the ball decently well, but it was everything else that made him stand out on both sides of the ball. Grandy is a pretty versatile defender that can overwhelm opponents with his size and quality positioning. He attacks the rim hard and looks to finish through contact...

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Coach Threadgill’s Saturday Standouts at Phenom Challenge Live

LMR 16U 2021 Miles Jenkins 6’3 Mikes had 18 points in the first half. He’s very patient on offense doesn’t force a lot of shots. Scores the ball very efficiently on all three levels. Because of his size he can play multiple positions on the floor. Did a good a job of setting and running the team. 2021 Chase Powell 6’2  Chase does a good job of playing inside out. When the opposing team was in a...

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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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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge Live

Team Loaded 434 6’0 ’19 Chris Rogers- The well-rounded point guard prospect displayed more poise and polish than a vast majority of the floor generals in attendance today. He is like a coach on the floor with his ability to set the table for his teammates and make plays for himself and others. Rogers scores the ball effectively from all three levels and positions himself extremely well on...

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Afternoon Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge Live

Chattanooga Elite 5’8 ’20 Cahlib Edwards- Though somewhat undersized, the wiry guard prospect proved to be a quality shot-maker with the ability to create for himself or others. Edwards displayed a strong feel for the game and highlighted solid craftiness when taking opponents off the bounce.   Team Trezz 6’3 ’20 Keishon Porter- The long, wiry wing prospect immediately catches the naked eye...

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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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Flomo’s Fab Five: Day II of #PhenomChallengeLive Afternoon Standouts

The morning action of Court 2 at Chapman High School consisted of high scoring efforts, transition play, and flashy passes. Here are some of the top performers so far today: 15U NC Gaters Richardson 2022 6’6 Foward Jackson Noble Noble finished with 17 points in his squad 75-48 victory over WCBA 9th Grade. Noble always seems to be in the right place at the right time. He has high energy on the...

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Coach Thread’s Standouts at Phenom Challenge Live

By: Antonio Threadgill LMRBasketball Academy 2021 Landon Stills 5’10 hard nose point guard that plays hard and very aggressive… Gritty plays down hill. Stills doesn’t shy from contact. Able to use his Body and finish through fouls from defenders.   Upward Stars Upstate Blue 2021 Allen Kuria 5’10 two-way player that plays really hard on both ends of the floor; competitor great defender. On...

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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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Flomo’s Fab Five: Day I of #PhenomChallengeLive

Day 1 of the #PhenomChallenge here in Spartansburg, SC was full of competition, several players made great first impressions in attempts to leading their respective squads to victory. Here are my top 5 performers from tonight’s action: 15U CC Elite 6’2 2022 Wing Kyle Frazier Frazier came out aggressive for his CC Elite in their 60-39 victory over Upward Stars Lakeland. He consistently got into...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the Patriot League

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the MEAC/SWAC Conferences

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the CAA, ASUN, Horizon Leagues

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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Phenom Challenge Team Preview: Upward Stars Upstate White 16u

The Phenom Challenge is one of the biggest events around the region and in the country, as 180 teams look to compete at the highest level. So let's preview each teams players heading into the event.

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Phenom Challenge Team Preview: NC Spartans 16U

The Phenom Challenge is one of the biggest events around the region and in the country, as 180 teams look to compete at the highest level. We are expecting a HUGE turnout for this event in Spartanburg, SC on April 26-28.  So, Phenom Hoop Report wants to do our part in starting the buzz for the event. Players and teams, of all ages, will have a chance to play in front of college coaches...

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