While high school basketball has been on a standstill for the last two years, one program was able to make most of the short window given to them last year.
Phenom Championship Clinic, a brainchild of strength and conditioning coach and recruitment specialist Anton Brodett, was able to gather some of the country’s top young prospects and form them into a club.
And after competing in the Got Skills, the elite group is set to compete in the Spring Invitational in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 1-3, 2022.
“This is a program that puts the welfare of our players first where we can build their characters and skills so that they will be ready for the next level,” said Brodett, who is the son of San Beda great David and a former coach in National University, Perpetual, and La Salle Green Hills.
“No gimmicks just basketball.”
Eighteen players compose the club.
Part of the current batch of Phenom are Prince Mur Alao (6’2, SBU), Josh Cajucom (6’1 SBU), Nygel Gonzales (6’1 MU), Vhoriss Marasigan (6’3 SBU), Isaac Danting (6’3 Pampanga), Jesse Arciaga (6’7 LSGH), Jethro Reyes (6’6 LPU), Dylan Darbin (6’2 LPU), James Nacua (6’3 Australia), Edson Serrano (6’7 SBU), Mowell Morales (6’6 SBU), Mike Mara (6’5 SBU), Ej Gollena (6’3 Las Pinas), Joaquin Wagan (5’10 SBU), Bien Pena (6’1 Lipa), Angelo Vanguardia (6’2 Lipa), Lou Rodriguez (6’3 Bulacan), and Josh Garing (5’8 Lipa).
During training camps, Brodett would open his home in Batangas to the players.
Brodett also gathered some of the brightest minds in basketball today to help in the program.
Consultants of Phenom are Alaska assistant coach Joe Silva, LSGH sports director Marvin Bienvenida, Red Cubs head coach Manu Inigo, Davao Occidental Tigers team manager Rey Alao, I-ON basketball’s Herbert Garing, and Rise Hoops USA’s Banjo Albano.
Coahes are Joseph Guion and Ferdinand Ali Ali for recruitment; Joseph Gabriel for skills; Stephen Sison for scouting; Anton Paule as physical therapist; Paolo Romero as head trainer; and Rey Racul as scout in Australia.
Brodett is hoping that these kids will not only be able to land in good college programs but also one day be part of Gilas Pilipinas Youth.
Supporting the program are SMART, Cocolife, Blufire Gasul, and Serbisyong Wagan.