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WILMINGTON-As preparations continue for the inaugural Joe Miller Phenom Hoops Holiday Invitational set for Dec. 27-30 at New Hanover High School, Phenom Hoops co-owner Jamie Shaw released on Tuesday the field of teams scheduled to compete at historic Brogden Hall.


Shaw has helped develop one the premiere sources for high school basketball exposure in the region alongside founder Rick Lewis, a 20 year coaching veteran from Huntersville, who began the service 13 years ago with the Phenom 150 camps.  The organization has helped hundreds of high school basketball players turn their dream of playing college hoops into reality.

Some of the top 100 Division 1 prospects from across eight states within the southeastern part of the country are expected to compete during the four-day, 16-team event.

Listed below are programs and prospects along with highlight reels from some of the standouts set to make the trip to Wilmington in addition to the college level programs expressing interest in these athletes.

Oldsmar Christian (Oldsmar, Florida) just outside Tampa, Florida

  • Elijah Weaver, 6’4”, 2018: Ranked: Rivals No. 21
    Offers: UConn, Villanova, Virginia, Louisville, Florida State, Nebraska, South Florida, Florida

  • DJ Mitchell, 6’6”, 2018
    Offers: Penn St, St Joseph’s
  • Stefon Fisher, 6’9”, 2017
    Offers: Kansas St, UNCW, Illinois St, Wofford, Rider, Winthrop
  • Michael Durr, 6’11”, 2018
    Offers: Texas Tech, North Florida

Miami Country Day (Miami, Florida)

  • Ibrahim Doumbia, 6’8” 2017: Ranked: Phenom Hoops No. 110
    Final Group: Florida, South Carolina

Hamilton Heights (Chattanooga,Tennessee)

  • Shai Alexander, 6’4”, 2017: Ranked: ESPN No. 44; Committed to Florida

  • Nickiel Alexander Walker, 6’5”, 2017: Ranked: ESPN No. 29; Committed to Virginia Tech
  • Therron Shelton-Szmidt, 6’4” 2017; Offers: Old Dominion, Duquesne, Southern Utah, App State
  • Mark Tikhonenko, 6’10” 2017; Offers: Iowa St, Arkansas St
  • Issa Samake, 6’8” 2019; Offers: Iowa St

Union City (Union City, Tennessee)

  • Parker Stewart, 6’4” 2017; Committed to Ole Miss

Trinity Christian (Fayettevile, NC)

  • Joey Baker, 6’7” 2019; Ranked: 247Sports No. 23                                                                                                            Offers: NC State, Florida, Wake Forest, Clemson, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia Tech

  • Josh Nickelberry, 6’5” 2019; Ranked: 247Sports No. 58;                                                                                                   Offers: Wake Forest, Virginia Tech, VCU, Baylor, Penn St, Providence, Tulane

Greenfield School (Wilson, NC)

  • Coby White, 6’5” 2018; Ranked: ESPN No. 28, Committed to UNC
  • Elijah McCadden, 6’6” 2018: Offers: Wake Forest, Old Dominion, Charlotte

Kinston (Kinston, NC)

  • Damian Dunn, 6’5” 2019; Ranked: 247Sports No. 70; Offers: Old Dominion, Tulane

Word of God (Raleigh, NC)

  • Blake Harris, 6’3” 2017; Ranked: Phenom Hoops No. 96;Committed to Washington
  • Brandon Huffman, 6’10” 2017; Ranked: Phenom Hoops No. 70
    Final Group: UNC, South Carolina, USC, Indiana, Clemson, Tennessee

Lincoln Charter (Denver, NC)

  • Kody Shubert, 2017; Offers: USF, Mount St Mary’s, American, Hampton, Houston Baptist

Saint James (Hagerstown, Maryland)

  • Isaiah Mucius; 6’8” 2018; Ranking: Scout No. 30
    Offers: Xavier, Wake Forest, St John’s, Penn St, Oregon, Minnesota, Seton Hall

  • Grant Golden; 6’8” 2018; Ranking: Scout No. 65
    Offers: NC State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, UCF, St Joseph’s

Miller School (Charlottesville, Virginia)

  • Aundre Hyatt, 6’6” 2019; Ranking: 247Sports No. 29
    Offers: ECU, Southern Cal, VCU, Yale, St John’s, UMass, USF,

Blue Ridge (St George, Virgnia)

  • Aamir Simms, 6’9” 2017; Ranking: Phenom Hoops No. 79
    Final Group: Clemson, VCU, Iowa St, Miami

  • Darius McGhee, 5’9” 2018
    Offers: Campbell, High Point
  • Sardaar Calhoun, 6’5” 2018
    Offers: Hampton

Virginia Academy  (Ashburn, Virginia)

  • Ejike Obinna, 6’9” 2017; Ranking: Phenom Hoops No. 100
    Final Group: Clemson, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Florida

  • Jahlil Jenkins, 5’11” 2017
    Offers: Towson, Farliegh Dickinson, Howard, LIU Brooklyn, St Peter’s
  • Qudus Wahab, 6’11” 2019; Ranking: 247Sports No. 30
    Offers: Clemson

University Heights (Hopkinsville, Kentucky)

  • Tray Hallowell, 6’1” 2017
    Offers: St Louis, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville St, East Tennessee St.
  • KyKy Tandy, 6’2” 2019
    -Offers: Oklahoma, New Mexico St, Western Kentucky