summer havoc showcase RECAPS

A Closer Look: Team Passion 16U

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina for another phenomenal four-day stretch of quality basketball. We had a heavy variety of college coaches in attendance, allowing for a ton of kids to showcase their talents on a bigger stage. Team Passion drew a lot of buzz entering this event and were able to follow through, bringing two extremely entertaining and competitive...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Three)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Afternoon Standouts at Day Four of Phenom Summer Havoc

5’8 ’20 Shakeem White (Carolina Dream Team) No player has shot the ball better than White, who was absolutely unstoppable from beyond the arc during this contest. He’s slightly undersized, but sets up and moves so well without the ball for easy spot-up opportunities. That being said, White was also able to create for himself off the bounce and displayed the ability to make the right read when...

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Early Standouts at Day Four of Phenom Summer Havoc

5’11 ’22 AJ Cook (CC Elite) The high-IQ floor general was easily the most impressive prospect on this CC Elite squad. This team has plenty of shooters and scorers, but Cook’s ability to consistently create for others with poise and craftiness makes him extremely difficult for opposing guards. He sees the entire floor, especially in transition, and is capable of shooting efficiently from the...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’4 ’21 Christian Cornish (CC Elite) The strong, athletic wing prospect continues to show absolute flashes of dominance on both sides of the ball. Cornish is aggressive and utilizes his body incredibly well to absorb contact when attacking the basket, which he’s able to do with consistency. He possesses IQ, size, strength, range, and a clear two-way identity. Cornish is one that college coaches...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’5 ’21 Omarion Farrar (Capital City Pacers) The long, athletic wing prospect opened the day with an excellent two-way showing and essentially led his team in all statistical categories. Farrar shot the ball well from the perimeter but really stood out for his rebounding and ability to attack the basket. He was an excellent leader from start to finish and made multiple critical plays down the...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomSummerHavoc Pt 2

It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The Phenom Crew is back at it again in the other Carolina, for the annual Summer Havoc Live Period Showcase. Competitiveness is at its highest, prospects competed in front of dozens of college coaches in search of their next program...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’6 ’21 Ben Burnham (Team Knicks) After missing their first contest, Burnham returned to Team Knicks and didn’t skip a beat on either end of the floor. He’s long, athletic, and incredibly active at all times, which allows him to naturally create havoc and disrupt the opposition. Burnham scores the ball frequently/efficiently from all levels and has the ability to create for himself off the...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

5’8 ’19 DJ Thomas (NC Red Storm) Through eight games, no player has scored the ball more consistently than Thomas, who seems able to create a quality shot out of nothing upon every offensive touch. He’s undersized, but possesses blinding quickness, which allows him to get by opponents and make countless plays from within the paint. Thomas is an excellent three-level scorer with vision and...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’2 ’22 Manny Elliott (Greensboro Warriors) This Greensboro Warriors squad is very tough, especially when Elliott is firing on all cylinders. He’s a fairly well-rounded guard on both ends of the floor, but it’s his shooting ability that stands out the most. Elliott can really shoot the ball from midrange and beyond with range and a quick release. He should be a major contributor for Dudley...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Two)

Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Two) As stated in our previous edition of Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc, there were dozens of the most intriguing teams and prospects in the southeast on display in Spartanburg this past week. Scholarships were handed out and that is the goal, above all else. If you missed part one, click here…   6’3 ’20 Tyler McKinney (Team Vision-NC) Productivity is...

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Flomo’s Fab Five #SummerHavocLive Day 2 Mid-Day Article

I’ve had the opportunity to cover the action at Broome High School in Spartanburg, SC for Day 2 of #SummerHavocLive. So far I’ve been impressed with several players as I watched the games played on Court 2. Here are my top performers: 2021 PG Christian Rudisell- (U15) Charlotte Royals Rudisell has a mature game, a strong frame at the point guard position. He had several hard drives...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Showcase

Hoop State Elite Rexrode U17 6’8″ Josiah Shackleford {2019} Ayden Grifton HS reminds me of his name sake Charles Shackleford {6’10” NC State – Kinston HS}. He is long, lanky and can run like a deer. Very active running paint to paint defending the rim hard and rebounding with a sense strong of urgency.  Post moves around the basket are solid with very nice footwork....

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T-Web’s “Who Got Buckets” Summer Havoc Showcase Day 2

E.A. Prep-Gold 6’7 Amiri Waddell Waddell is a player with nice size to go along with his height. Strong bodied 4 man who’s mobile and crafty enough to chase instant mismatches. Against Hoopstate elite he put on a scoring clinic scoring in a variety of ways around the basket. Florida Future 2021 6’4 David Lias When watching Lias one will first notice how involved he is on every play. He crushes...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc Showcase

6’4 ’20 Austin Allison (Q6 All-Stars) The Q6 All-Stars were one of the most entertaining teams on display throughout our showcase session of Summer Havoc, and for good reason, since they have a team full of scholarship-worthy guys. Most of the attention gets directed to Jonathan Lawrence, but Austin Allison is as vital to this team as anyone on the roster. The wing prospect really knows how to...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s Summer Havoc

Atlanta Timberwolves 6’4 ’19 Jon Morgan- This squad is incredibly exciting, especially when Morgan has the ball. He’s an intriguing two-way prospect, given his athleticism and defensive versatility. Morgan hits jumpers at a solid rate, but is downright frustrating to defend inside the arc, where he seems to just levitate above opponents.   6’7 ’19 Austin Sloan- The most unique prospect on...

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#PhenomSummerHavoc Day Two: Miles’ Top Performers

I would like to start this article out with an apology that my little peanut brain can’t figure out a good name for my article’s like “Bendel’s Best” or something cool like that.  If you have any suggestion’s hit my twitter DM’s @MasercolaMiles.  In the meantime let’s take a look at some of the best players from this afternoon. 5’10 2023 Trey...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s Summer Havoc

Upward Stars Columbia 6’5 ’19 Omar Croskey- This squad was led in their first showing of day two, scoring on all three levels whenever he pleased while utilizing his length exceptionally well around the basket. Croskey has a pretty natural feel for the game and is able to thrive with or without the ball.   6’0 ’19 Crosby James- In terms of sheer toughness, few guys were more memorable than...

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Class of 2021 Summer Havoc Showcase

Class of 2021 is well represented by some solid teams here at the Summer Havoc Showcase in Spartanburg, SC; E.g. – Florida Future team features some potential college prospects like high flying 6’4″ David Lee G/F who has good handles and slashes to the basketb aggressively and will dunk on you. 6’6″ Tre Carroll is another Florida Futre player to watch as he plays...

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#PhenomSummerHavoc Day Two: Players To Watch from the Morning Games

Let’s get right to it, here are some players to watch from this morning’s action at #PhenomSummerHavoc 6’4 2019 Quinten Thomas: Upward Stars Charlotte Thomas was sensational this morning for his squad providing tons of energy, athleticism, and leadership out there.  He’s really explosive off both one and two feet with an innate ability to make acrobatic plays at timely...

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Summer Havoc Showcase Standouts

Team standouts for game #1 for Team Denver, NC were PG Bryson Childress 5’10” super quick heady floor general and big strong #34 Jehion Johnson a 6’9″ force in the middle on both ends of the court. Mr. perimeter Bryson ran the team with great pace and knocks down the open jumper at will. The big man Jehion was the cement on the middle on post D and good footwork on O in...

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T-Web’s “Who Got Buckets”

Tonight, kicked started the first night of the July Live Period. The Phenom Summer Havoc Showcase was the place where talented young prospects had a chance to put their skills to the test. The Upward Star Center houses 6 courts, and all 6 had competitive games to start off opening night. I had the chance to catch the action that took place on courts 5 & 6. These are the players who stood...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Day 1 Standouts (Court 5/6)

6’2″ Combo guard Grayson Honaker from {2021 Honaker HS} w/ Team Xplosion U16- Virginia had a tremendous game with 26 points 9 rebounds and 4 steals in a loss against the Charlotte Nets. Although the numbers were very sound across the board, what was most impressive was his motor during the entire game in which they trailed the Nets. Grayson and his team mates never gave up and...

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Day One Standouts at Phenom’s Summer Havoc

E.A. Prep Stars 6’0 ’18 Malcolm Wade- The lead guard was very effective throughout their showing today, generating offense for himself and others fairly often. He shredded the opposition from midrange, which is still his strongest scoring avenue, and played quality defense from start to finish. 6’8 ’18 Hunter Seymour- There were few players on display that have showcased more talent than the big...

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#PhenomSummerHavoc Night One Standout’s

It’s the live period ladies and gentlemen, offers flying in the sky like butterflies, oh my goodness we are back in business with the busiest three weeks of the year for tons and tons of people around the basketball industry and where else would I be… Spartanburg at the Upward Stars Center where all the action is this week.  Here are some of the standout’s from night one!...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc to Feature Dozens Upon Dozens of Scholarship Prospects

Every year, Phenom Hoops enters July with high expectations, and every year we get blown away with the results. Therefore, setting the bar isn’t even necessary anymore, as we expect July to be the most exciting month of the year, especially with Summer Havoc kicking things off this Wednesday. This event has served as a major platform for scholarships awarded to worthy prospects and recruitment...

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Team Most Likely to Breakout at Phenom’s Summer Havoc?

After going into extensive detail about Team Loaded’s squad of high-level recruits, it became more and more obvious that Hoop State Elite could be poised to enjoy great success in Spartanburg. Why? There is reason to believe that this team is just starting to scratch the surface of their capabilities on either side of the floor. They have a roster full of scholarship-worthy prospects and this...

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