Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Phenom Reports

Game Recap: Havoc on the Hardwood 16U Championship

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By Rick Lewis Havoc on the Hardwood Charlotte Rivals Capture 16U Championship  No one told the fans and teams at Havoc on the Hardwood that this was the last AAU event of the summer. Usually, games can be anti-climatic due to the fatigue of the players from the long and busy travel season. However, Sunday morning at the Gateway YWCA ... Read More »

My Kind of Player: Dennis Mitchell of Rosewood HS

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By Jason Porter My Kind of Player – Dennis Mitchell I started a weekly series recently dedicated to highlighting the guys you might not know about but who are invaluable to their respective teams. These are the kids that don’t get a ton of press but at the same time are instrumental to a team’s success out on the floor. ... Read More »

Event Standouts: Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day 3 Bracket Play Part 2

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By Rick Lewis Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day 3 Bracket Play Part 2  Bracket play started on Saturday and the rules are simple. Lose and you go home! Competition heats up and everyone is fighting for the opportunity to play on “Championship Sunday.” Games were intense and plenty of players stepped up and elevated their play. Let’s take a ... Read More »

Event Standouts: Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day 3 Part 1

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By Rick Lewis Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day 3 Bracket Play  6’6 ’17 Ethan Herring of USA United Two words immediately come to mind watching Herring is active and aggressive. We were impressed with ability to make things happen on both ends of the court. More importantly, he was vocal especially on defense. He had 20 points in team’s ... Read More »

Event Recap: Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day Two Pt 2

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By Rick Lewis Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day Two Part 2 6’1 ’17 Rayshawn Neal of Team United/Garinger HS Neal has been in our radar for the past year and was selected to the NC Top 80 camp. He is an athletic scoring PG that has good strength and quickness. His ability to get into the lane comes with ... Read More »

Event Recap: Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day 2 – Pt 1

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By Rick Lewis Havoc on the Hardwood 15U/16U Day Two Part 1  6’4 ’16 Timothy Bell of USA United/North Durham Hs The best word to describe Bell is fluid. He has a combination of athleticism and an excellent skill set. He scored from multiple spots on the court and always seemed under control. We were impressed with his poise and ... Read More »

Cooper LaRue 6’4 ’17 of CP3 All Stars/Reagan HS

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By Rick Lewis “A 360 Guy”  Cooper LaRue has an excellent basketball pedigree and bloodline. His father Rusty was a three-sport standout at Wake Forest University and played for the NBA champions Chicago Bulls in 1998. The LaRue family name is well known in the Winston-Salem area and it looks like Cooper may be following in his father’s footsteps. We ... Read More »

Keith Stone With Big Showing Throughout Augusta

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By Jamie Shaw When your team goes 30-0 in a season, you have some talent, So to say there is a consistent top performer is saying something toward the talent of the young man. This holds especially true when his team boasts upwards of five division one prospects, three of which are being recruited at a BCS level. 6’7 Florida Vipers wing Keith ... Read More »

Kishawn Pritchett: A Feel For The Game

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By Rick Lewis  6’6 ’15 Kishawn Pritchett of PSB Select/ Lake Norman HS The month of July has been very kind to 6’6 Kishawn Pritchett. He was instrumental in his PSB Select team’s impressive Best of the South 17U championship. If there’s one person who makes this team go, it is the 6’5 lefty from Lake Norman High School. Pritchett is ... Read More »

Nick Marshall Creates a Stir

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By Jamie Shaw Potential Turning Into Production In an event full of athletes Team Thad’s 6’11″ Nick Marshall was able to take his unique blend of athleticism and create a stir among coaches. Not many basketball players are able to mix Marshall’s height of a center and ability to run like a guard. It is no wonder that Marshall picked up offers from South ... Read More »

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