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Phenom Commitment Alert: Randolph-Macon earns commitment from 2024 Tyler Showalter

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Tyler ShowalterClass: 2024Committed to: Randolph-Macon What Has Been Said: “That...

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Proven Prospects for College Programs to Snag: Class of 2024 (Part 2)

2024 6’5 Xavier Johnson (Fayetteville Academy): Johnson has been a critical piece for Fayetteville Academy, as he brings a nice blend of size and continues to flourish as a consistent scorer from multiple levels. His skill set and athleticism allow him to make plays and be a presence on both ends, impact the game outside of scoring, and bring versatility to the court. He plays hard on both...

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Player Standouts at Carmel MLK Showcase (Part One)

6’5 ’25 Reece Starnes (Butler) The strong-bodied big man was critical to Butler’s success. Starnes scored within the flow of the action, consistently running the floor and positioning himself to take advantage of second-chance opportunities. However, his pure dominance as a rebounder is what made him a true nightmare for opponents. Starnes utilizes his body well, displays great...

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Easy to See: 2024 6’6 Tyler Showalter (Butler)

Player: Tyler ShowalterClass: 2024Height: 6’6School: Butler High School 2024 6’6 Tyler Showalter has been a player on the Phenom Hoops landscape for some time now, watching him through the years develop into the player he is today. And with our most recent viewing, we continue to say that this is a player that should be garnered by several programs around the region because his game...

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North Carolina Top 80 Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Jared Grady #6: 5’11 ’25 Rodmik Allen (New Hanover) Starting things off, we look at a player who quietly stood out as one of the top floor generals on display, Rodmik Allen. He’s a smart, tough point guard prospect with excellent quickness and playmaking instincts. Allen scored the ball at a healthy rate from all levels but consistently looked to get downhill, touch the paint, and...

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POB’s Thoughts: Best of the Best from Phenom Hoop State League (Wings)

The Phenom Hoop State Fall League has been tremendous, and we are heading into championship weekend. But there have been plenty of storylines and players that have grabbed my attention. Even though this list could go on a lot longer, here are the top players who have left their mark on me so far at the Fall League at the wing position. 2025 Tre McKinnon (Lake Norman): McKinnon had a strong...

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POB’s Thoughts: Top Wings at Hoop State League (Through 2 Weeks)

The Hoop State League has been tremendous so far… a lot of talent, a great chance to watch these teams in action early on, and players are competing. Trust me, there are a lot of names that have been catching my eye so far, which is why I wanted to share JUST A FEW NAMES that have really stood out to me through two weeks at the Hoop State League. Check out the wings that have impressed me...

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Hoop State Fall League (West) Standouts (Week 1) (Part 2)

2024 Desmond Kent (NC Vikings): What a year or so it has been for Kent, and Phenom Hoops is just waiting for everyone else to catch on! Kent has really seen his game evolve and it seems like he continues to show how dynamic he can be. His ability to score continues to improve but also shine, along with his confidence. Kent is a matchup nightmare at his length and is showing he can be used in so...

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The Summer of Perfection: BSA Supreme

The idea of being “perfect” in athletics is far from common. Outside of the NCAA, there has only been one truly undefeated season (1972 Miami Dolphins) in the history of sports. College dynasties don’t really fall under the same umbrella, as their ability to stockpile talent and thwart opponents with a revolving door of more-talented players makes the competitive superiority less impressive....

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Summer Havoc Player Preview: Tyler Showalter (BSA Supreme)

Given the fact that July is right around the corner, it feels like no better time to start introducing some of the players that college coaches should be monitoring. Going into the busiest recruiting month of the year, our Summer Havoc should be a hotbed for coaches and players alike. As usual, Phenom Hoops will have prospects of all levels in attendance. This series will continue by taking a...

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Expected High School Breakout Prospects in North Carolina

6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter (Butler/BSA Supreme) Showalter’s inevitable breakout should probably be somewhat obvious to those who have watched BSA Supreme this spring. After a junior season with averages of 10.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.4 SPG, and 1.0 BPG, it feels like his numbers should increase across the board. Showalter should be a focal point, especially after the departure of various key...

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BSA Supreme proving itself as a top dog nationally; talent to be found for college programs

You know the team, you know the program, and you know the logo… BSA Supreme has been taking on all challenges so far this season and they have proven to be one of the top dogs, not only regionally but you could also mention nationally. This is a program that is built a certain way, plays a certain way, and simply has a different mindset compared to others. That is why they sit 12-0 on the...

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Standout Performers at Phenom Hoops LIVE (Part One)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina for the second LIVE period of the travel ball season. Between the competition, college coaches, and talented prospects at every turn, there was plenty to enjoy. This article will take a closer look at some players who stood out with their play… 5’10 ’25 Derek Ross Jr. (Wildcats Elite) Regardless of...

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Will BSA Supreme Remain Undefeated'

Through the first month, the travel ball season has been full of exciting matchups, subplots, and individual performances. It’s always fun to see who emerges as the biggest threat within the state and, while it’s usually considered a shoe-circuit squad, it seems as though BSA Supreme has clearly asserted itself as the team to beat. Why' Well, they have yet to lose a single game. They’ve beaten...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Challenge (Part 1)

2024 Tyler Showalter (BSA Supreme): Showalter is one that has really seen his game elevate and has been trending upward since the start of the travel ball season. The 6’6 prospect is showing a better understanding of his ability, and is certainly being more assertive overall; being stronger in making plays off the dribble, getting to the basket, and looking more for his jumper from all...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Challenge (Part 2)

2024 Grant Hamilton (CC Elite): It looked to be a big weekend for the 2024 guard and he has certainly proved himself once again on the big stage. Having a strong start on Day 1, he backed it up again with another strong Day 2, as he continues to fill it up. He plays with such feel and IQ, but also plays with something to prove to everyone. He can be a difference-maker with his outside shooting...

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2024 Tyler Showalter has a big weekend at Queen City Showcase

There were plenty of players that headlined what was a great weekend of basketball at the Phenom Queen City Showcase, but one player that really impressed once again and had a big showing was 2024 6’6 Tyler Showalter with BSA Supreme. Showalter has been in the spotlight before with Phenom Hoops, and is coming off a solid high school season at Butler in which he averaged 10ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.1apg,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Queen City Showcase

2023 Isaiah Sy (Combine): Sy is an intriguing prospect with his 6’7 frame and ability to make plays from a variety of levels. He showed consistently his ability to pull-up from a variety of levels, stretching the defense and showing his confidence in his release, but also was able to use his mobility and size to attack the basket and make plays as well. 2027 Donyeh Baird (Team Loyal): It was...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’1 ’24 Zyan Hager (D1 Stars) Numerous guys stood out for the D1 Stars, including Hager and the clear leadership he brought to this group. He’s a smart, steady guard with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Hager controlled the tempo, played with pace, and consistently created for himself and others. He finished through contact, made smart decisions, and hit jumpers...

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Start Noticing More: Carmel MLK Showcase

We at Phenom Hoops aren’t done with highlighting players that college coaches and others need to start looking at, so here are few juniors and sophomores that we believe should be on lists to watch more this season and into the summer. 2024 Ryan Soulis (Asheville School): I got a feeling that Soulis is going to be a name you start hearing a lot more about and will be catching on with college...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Stacey Palmore #6: 6’6 ’24 Antoine Hurns (Word of God) Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses a lot of intrigue and enticing tools, Antoine Hurns. He’s a long, explosive forward prospect who can overwhelm opponents with his physical presence on both ends of the floor. Hurns is a great finisher who can play well above the rim, attack off the bounce, and knock...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Stan Carpenter #47: 5’7 ’26 Jalen Mills (South View) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to compete on both ends of the floor, Jalen Mills. He’s a young, tough, unselfish guard prospect with an excellent motor, team-first mentality, and willingness to make the hustle plays whenever possible. Mills has visibly improved as an offensive piece, displaying...

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NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session I)

High School: Top Performer- 6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter (Butler) The versatile two-way forward was easily the most consistently productive performer throughout the event. Showalter secured the MVP award by playing hard, unselfishly dictating the action as the offensive focal point, and establishing his presence as a defender and rebounder. Showalter created for himself and others, scored the ball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Start noticing more of: Coach Rick’s TOC (Class of 2024)

2024 Jayden Pretty (Carolina Pressure): Pretty was consistent all week long in Rock Hill, as the 6’6 prospect from Carolina Pressure really opened eyes in how big of a difference-maker he could be. It seemed like the forward had his hands in everything, finding ways to get his hands on the ball, always moving well without the ball, displaying a tremendous motor in the paint and on the boards,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 1, Part 2)

2024 Keenan Wilkins (Charlotte Royals): Wilkins certainly did turn it up a notch in the second half, as he scored 21 of his 24 points to lead his team to a victory. The quick guard made timely plays, especially off the dribble, and used his speed to get by defenders and finish with touch around the basket, but also continue to show his unlimited range with his jumper. A 2024 guard that really...

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Prospects in the Class of 2024 to Watch at Phenom Team Camp

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our annual June Team Camp at the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. The event is slated to feature a talented mix of players and teams preparing for the month of July (in addition to the somewhat distant high school season), and this article will take a brief look at some of the prospects on display. Let’s take a look at the Class...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: BSA Supreme

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. BSA Supreme Carson Daniel2024PgCarson is a floor general that...

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BSA Supreme: Even Better Than Before'

The grassroots landscape has gradually (not entirely) drifted away from the competitive balance between independent programs and the primary circuit teams. While it’s still evident, we would be naïve to think that the current scene is comparable to that of three or five years ago. Regardless, BSA Supreme (formerly CC Elite) has maintained their status as a premier independent program and a squad...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Butler

Phenom Hoops traveled out in the Charlotte area, this time to check in on Butler high school. Coming off a 4-5 season and going 3-4 in the Southwestern 4A, the Bulldogs are hoping they can build off from last season and make strides this upcoming season.  Let’s dive into what we saw in our latest open gym. Ty Black Butler will have a few intriguing names to watch for this season, first...

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