This weekend, Phenom Hoops will make the journey down to Rock Hill Sports and Events Center for another exciting three-day stretch of hoops. In addition to our Phenom Opening, we will also have our annual Post Grad Nationals taking place. While the Opening will feature a variety of teams and age groups, the Post Grad Nationals should be a must-attend event for college coaches looking to finalize their rosters—as there will be a ton of guys worthy of next-level attention. Over these next few days, we will preview some prospects that programs should take a closer look at…

6’1 Armani Henderson (Bull City Prep)

Without belaboring the point: it doesn’t really make sense why more programs aren’t getting involved with Henderson. He’s put forth major scoring performances against noteworthy opponents, both in the summer and high school seasons, and consistently stands out among his peers. Henderson gets to the rim at will, where he’s proven to be a reliable finisher and willing passer. That being said, he’s a useful shooter and legitimately automatic in the midrange. Henderson possesses nice defensive instincts to force turnovers and consistently push the break in transition. The tough, heady, athletic guard would be a seamless fit at a variety of different places.

6’7 Taky Prosper (Oak Ridge Military)

Given his consistent improvement and general production over the high school season, it’s surprising that Prosper hasn’t already emerged as a priority for coaches. Prosper is a long, athletic forward with a high motor and the ability to physically overwhelm opponents on both ends of the floor. He finishes around the basket, rebounds at a constant rate, and is capable of guarding multiple positions defensively. Between his tools, progression, and obvious amount of upside, Prosper could be a diamond in the rough for several programs.

5’10 Shane Batten (TPLS Christian)

After watching him perform at our Prep Nationals, it’s clear that Batten is comfortable conducting himself as the focal point of this group. He has no issue asserting himself as the go-to offensive option, given the flurry of downhill attacks, pull-up jumpers, and spot-up situations he displays on a game-to-game basis. Batten scores from all levels but is also a capable playmaker and defender at the point of attack. He’s shown the ability to fill it up in a hurry, so it’ll be worth following him over the upcoming weekend.

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