WILMINGTON— Excitement continues to build around the inaugural Joe Miller Phenom Hoops Invitational, which is set for Dec. 27-30 at Brogden Hall on the campus of New Hanover High School. This week has seen four more players scheduled to participate in the event committing to recognizable Division I Power Five programs.
This national-level event, brought locally to Wilmington, is bringing elite talent from seven different states to compete over the four-day period.
- North Carolina– 6’10” Senior Brandon Huffman of Word of God Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ranked as Phenom Hoops’ No. 70 overall prospect in the country, Huffman is a long and explosive tough guy in the paint.
- Clemson– 6’9 Senior Aamir Simms of Blue Ridge Academy in Saint George, Virginia. Ranked as Phenom Hoops’ No. 70 overall prospect in the country, Simms is an inside/out force with touch and footwork.
Vanderbilt– 6’9″ Senior Ejike Obinna of Virginia Academy in Ashburn, Virginia. Ranked as Phenom Hoops’ No. 100 overall prospect in the country, Obinna is an interior force. He is strong and explosive and plays with a mean streak.
- Ole Miss– 6’4″ Senior Parker Stewart of Union City in Union City, Tennessee. Ranked as Phenom Hoops No. 125 overall prospect in the country, Stewart is a combo guard who can make shots and sets up his team mates.
Hamilton Height’s Nickiel Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech) and Shai Alexander (Florida), Greenfield’s Coby White (North Carolina), Word of God’s Blake Harris (Washington), and Saint James’ Omar Hobwe are other participants who have already committed to division one programs.
Phenom’s Joe Miller Invitational will also be awarding two scholarships in Joe Millers’ name, totaling $5,000, to help further selected student’s education. Miller was a long time coach, county Athletics Director, a member of the Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Athletics Directors Association Hall of Fame.
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