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The Development of a Powerhouse: Liberty Heights Climbing the Mountain

Given all the constant movement and overall flux within the high school landscape, it can be difficult for someone who isn’t especially involved in the scene to understand its nuances. What does this mean' Think specifically about the group over at Liberty Heights. Their coaching staff of Mike Wright, Ben Johnson, DaQuan Santos, and Robert Shuler has been around for quite a while, but the...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’9 Jemal Davis

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Coach Rick’s Opening Day Stock Boosters

Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Stock Boosters The inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship opening round is in the books. While there were no surprises on the outcome of any of the games, many players solidified their stance as being among the state’s elite players while others increased their stock. 6’7 2020 Josh Rubio (Combine Academy) With a star-studded roster with young talent, being the...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Hargrave Military Challenge

6’2 ’22 Josiah Davis (Teay’s Valley) Already widely considered the best team in West Virginia, Teay’s Valley has been even more impressive at our Hargrave Military Challenge. Jones leads them incredibly well but Davis is a guy that should have college coaches excited about the future. Just a sophomore, Davis is already poised beyond his years and knows how to properly run a team on both sides of...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’3 ’20 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood) Through two games at the Hoops and Dreams showcase, few players have been better than Tynes. He’s been the ultimate leader and overall decision-maker for this group, consistently setting up the offense, getting others involved, and scoring whenever he desires. Tynes is smart, sharp, and plays with a phenomenal pace to his game. He understands how to...

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