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PHENOM OPENING EVENT RECAPS

The Depth of High Major Talent is Astonishing with the CP3 16s

Every year Team CP3 is loaded with talent at every level and naturally this year is no different. In fact, this 16u team is as deep, with high level, talent as any team the region has seen in quite some time. Every player on the roster is a mid to high major type player, with most of them being the later. This team is filled with long athletic players who play a very fluid style as they can all,...

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Team Vision NC May Have Their Most Recruitable Team Yet

Team Vision is universally thought of as one of North Carolina’s most consistent AAU programs. Every year they have multiple players for multiple levels. The program, based in Western North Carolina, may have their deepest team yet. With a depth of players from the 2018 to 2020 classes they truly have talent that D1 programs, D2 programs, D3 programs and Juco programs should be very excited...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Session 1 Proehlific Park Court 1 6’7 2020 Jakob Moore Team Winston 16U Moore absolutely broke out this weekend before our staffs eyes, through his first year on varsity Moore showed flashes of brilliance for Mt Tabor. Early on in the travel ball season Moore has built on that confidence, throughout the weekend Moore was a featured part of Team Winston’s offense, down- low Moore...

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NEHS Court 2 Game 1 9 am 6’5” 2019 Cameron Thomas New Light Disciples Smooth Combo G/F with nice hops and sharp shooter mid-range out to 3 ptr. Handles well and passes with precision. Game 1 9 am 6’4” 2019 Dillon Harrison Stars Can play the 1,2,& 3 allat a high level. Nice perimeter shot mid-range to 3 ptr. Good on/off the ball defender. Unselfish on “D” and “O” Game 2 1030 am 6’2” 2020 Josh...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Session 2 Proehlific Park Court 3 5’11 2021 Jacobi Wright Team CP3 15u Wright was one of the most, if not the most, impressive prospect of the weekend. Tremendous feel for the game and rarely if ever turns the ball over. Great passer and a knock down shooter. Keep an eye on the name Jacobi Wright because he has a chance to blow up. 5’9 2021 Clay Hodges Carolina Riptide 15u Hodges...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Session 2 Venue Northwest Guilford Court 3 6’4 2019 Cameron Phronebarger Upward Stars Cameron made himself known early in the game by snagging a rebound, taking it the length of the court, side stepping through the lane and finally dunking over 2 defenders. He is an outstanding athlete who plays hard with a high motor. When Cameron was in go mode there was nobody on the court that...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Venue Northwest Guilford Court 3 6’2 2018 Savion Staton Twin county Kings Strong and athletic guard used his quickness to rack up a bunch of steal and easy baskets for his team. In the half court Savion did a good job using his athleticism to get to the rim at will. Played hard and showed the ability to get above the rim. 6’0 2018 Naquan Addison All or Nothing Solid lead guard who...

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Phenom Opening Session 1 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Session I Proehlific Park Court 3 6’2 2019 Logan Ammons Carolina Thunder Great shooter. Elbow in, backspin, follow through. Has nice range on his shot as well. Also good at pump faking and getting a shot closer in due to his long-range shooting ability. Nice jab series in the half court. Moves well without the ball and runs the floor well. 6’1 2019 Ron Rogers Greensboro Warriors...

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Phenom Opening Session 1 Late Day Standouts from NE Guilford Court 3

Phenom Opening Session 1 NE Guilford HS, Court 3 Late Games Standouts The calendar has flipped to April so that means AAU ball is in full effect. Teams and talent converged on Greensboro this weekend in an effort to hone their skills and get some exposure heading into the live period in a few weeks. As always, several players showed out. Some of the names to know from the morning session here on...

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Phenom Opening Session 1 Mid-Day Standouts for NE Guilford Court 3

Phenom Opening Session 1 NE Guilford HS, Court 3 Mid-day Games Standouts The calendar has flipped to April so that means AAU ball is in full effect. Teams and talent converged on Greensboro this weekend in an effort to hone their skills and get some exposure heading into the live period in a few weeks. As always, several players showed out. Some of the names to know from the morning session here...

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Phenom’s Opening Session 1 Recaps — Afternoon Standouts at Proehlific Park

When you get so much talent in one place it is a cesspool for competition. The players everyone knows are trying to maintain their status as the unknowns are coming right at them. The unknowns are out here to make a name for themselves and some of them are able to do just that Check out the standouts from the second half of the day. 6’5” 2019 Asanti Price Team Vision 17s Welcome to the show...

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Phenom Opening Session 1 Team Game Standout Players

Phenom Opening Session 1 GM 6; NE Guilford; Court 2 Afternoon Standouts Red Hurricanes #2 Xavier Honey 5’11” Can play the 1,2, &3 positions all very well. Smooth handles and exceptional passer on the break in transition. Shooting range 3 pointer, mid-range, and float game all very solid! Black Wilson Elite MVP #42 Jared Meltzer 6’3”C plays every play and will clean off the boards offensively...

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NE HS Court 2 Stand Out Report

Phenom Opening Team Game STAND OUT PLAYERS Phenom Opening Session 1 GM 1; NE Guilford; Court 2; Early Morning Standouts Black Ft. Mill Knicks #7 Lucas Heckaman 6’5” – Super athletic with good bounce on “O” will dunk on you and on “D” will pin your shot to the board. MVP #23 Mason Grigg Good all-around guard with exceptional play making ability and athletic skills offensively and defensively....

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Early Morning Standouts NE Guilford Court 3

Phenom Opening Session 1 Proehlific Park, Court 3; Morning Standouts This morning at Proehlific Park was filled early with players ready to play, and spectators ready to see what they could do. On this cloudy April spring day, players looked to shine in spite of that. Great games were filled with promising talent looking to make their marks. 5’11 2021 Jacobi Wright Team CP3 – Has a very nice...

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Phenom’s Opening Session 1 — Northeast Guilford Morning Standouts

What a great day of basketball. Already early in the morning and its standing room only with no spots left in the parking lot. There is no doubt the Hoop State shows out for talented basketball and highly competitive games. So many teams signed up for this 1-day showcase event that we had to split the talent between Prohelific Park and Northeast Guilford High School. The early morning had some...

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Early Morning Standouts NE Guilford Court 3

Phenom Opening Session 1 NE Guilford HS, Court 3 Morning Standouts The calendar has flipped to April so that means AAU ball is in full effect. Teams and talent converged on Greensboro this weekend in an effort to hone their skills and get some exposure heading into the live period in a few weeks. As always, several players showed out. Some of the names to know from the morning session here on...

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Phenom Opening Session 1 – Court 3 – Game 1 – 8:30am – Team CP3 vs Team Winston 16U

Phenom Opening Session 1 – Proehlific Park – Court 3 Game 1 – Team CP3 vs Team Winston 16 (Pool A) Final Team CP3 – 89 Team Winston 16 – 56 The Phenom Opening Session opened with a great game on Court 3.  Team Winston fought hard early, but Team CP3 pulled away; staying aggressive with dribble penetration, getting to the basket, in addition, finding the open man consistently when the...

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Phenom’s Opening Session 1 & 2 — Unsigned Seniors Scholarship Coaches Need to Pay Attention To

This time of year is exciting. You have a mixture of current juniors trying to make a name for themselves as they carve their own path. You also have unsigned seniors who are still trying to finish their stories. Both are competing hard so their futures are set. This weekend’s Phenom Opening, Session 1 and Session 2, have a great mixture of both these types of players. Baller TV will be there to...

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Phenom’s Opening Session 1 — What to Watch for Part 2

Phenom’s Opening Session 1 is set to take place on Saturday April 7 in Greensboro, NC. The demand for this event was so high that we had to spread the games out, Proehlific Park and Southeast Guilford High School will be the places to be. Over 40 teams will play three games in this one-day showcase. Each team will get three games, three opportunities to play in front of the multiple NCAA...

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Phenom’s Opening Session 1 — What to Watch for Part 1

Phenom’s Opening Session 1 is set to take place on Saturday April 7 in Greensboro, NC. The demand for this event was so high that we had to spread the games out, Proehlific Park and Southeast Guilford High School will be the places to be. Over 40 teams will play three games in this one-day showcase. Each team will get three games, three opportunities to play in front of the multiple NCAA...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next victory,...

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An Insider’s Take: Nate Springs Commits to Ohio

An Insider’s Take Nate Springs Commits to Ohio  By Jamie Shaw Springs has only been playing basketball for 3 years, and once you let that sink in you begin to see the future is very bright for Springs. Springs has great length and natural athleticism that pops out at you the second he walks into the building. Even still in the infancy of his playing days, Springs has taken leaps and bounds each...

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An Insider’s Take: Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State

An Insider’s Take Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State By Jamie Shaw 6’3” 2018 SG – Adrian Delph came out of no where last season and really took off this summer. Last year at Kings Mountain High School, his first season at the school, Delph filled up the stat sheets averaged 20 points (50% field goals), 7.7 boards and 5.3 assists per game. He is a tough player who provides defensive...

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Phenom Hoops Rankings: A Look at the 2018 Class

The updated 2018 rankings were released and we saw lots of changes.  Some players moved up the top 100, while others saw their positions slip after subpar spring performances. This class has many prospects who will go on to be extremely productive at the next level.  To give a little retrospect, majority of players in the top 50 are receiving strong interest from D1 programs across the nation....

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David Rose Memorial Day Classic Preview — 5’11” 2018 Jalen Johnson (Durham Hurricanes)

David Rose Memorial Day Classic Previews 5’11” 2018 Jalen Johnson Durham Hurricanes – Murphy By Jamie Shaw It became quite clear in April that Jalen Johnson was a point guard that college coaches needed to watch immediately. He always had the skill set and toughness, but his confidence had just taken a step to a different, more elevated, level. Johnson is a point guard in every sense of the...

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Big Time Risers: Whose Stock Has Risen So Far This Summer

The first two and a half months of travel ball have flown by at this point most teams have found their rhythm and built chemistry. Players on various circuits have really blossomed and taken their games to new levels, and we’re going to look at a handful prospects in the 2018 class who have played well and helped their stock on the recruitment trail. Ian Steere- Club (Team Charlotte) School...

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Phenom’s Challenge LIVE Talent — 6’7″ Josh Hall (Durham Hurricanes 16s)

6’6” 2019 Josh Hall Oak Hill / Durham Hurricanes 16s By Jamie Shaw Within the first play of each time he steps on the floor, it is easy to see how good Josh Hall will end up being. He has all the skills and pedigree one could ask for as well as a frame that is incredibly projectable to the next level. What makes Hall truly unique is that he is continuously growing, already standing in the 6’6”...

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Today’s 5 to Know: Phenom Opening Session 2

Here are five names to know from the Phenom Opening Session II 6’2” 2020 Lemario Wilkerson NC Empire 15s Wilkerson had a great weekend, playing both days and performing at a high level for 6 straight games. He is wired to score the ball, as the lefty showed the ability to get into his kill spots quickly off the bounce. Wilkerson is very long and very athletic. He is one to watch moving forward,...

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6’3” 2018 Tomas Butkus (WNC Big Cats 17s)

Coaches – Butkus is a Division 1 point guard who will be playing with the WNC Big Cats this April Butkus can run a team and that much is for certain. He has the ball skills, the swagger and the vision that makes everyone around him better. In fact, we have seen Butkus 3 times over the past month, and in each setting all of the scouts in attendance walked away raving over Butkus’s game....

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Today’s 5 to Know: Phenom’s Opening Session 1

Travel ball season is finally here and Phenom’s Opening kicked off the season. As always, there was a great assortment of talent who traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina to tune-up. Not only were these teams finally getting their first real look at opposing teams, the teams they were playing are very good. It’s early, however players took advantage of this stage to kick start their recruitment...

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