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Making a statement: Phenom Hardwood Classic

Grant Hamilton 2024 Desmond Kent (BSA Supreme): With the matchups that BSA Supreme had lined up, this was a HUGE opportunity for Kent to really make a statement, and he did just that.' Kent, a rising prospect that continues to go above and beyond expectations, put on a show all throughout against some impressive talent. He showed that he belongs and that college coaches shouldn't be waiting; the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Hardwood Classic (Part 1)

2025 Bryson Mickey (NC Spartans): Can't deny the performance this young man had to start the day on Day 2, as he went off for 32 points in the first half and was making play after play, shot after shot. Whatever he wanted, he was hitting at 8am today; knocking down threes, scoring off the bounce, showing his touch with his floater, and just simply playing with a ton of tenacity. 2025 Jaden...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Summer Havoc (Part 2)

2025 Brycen Redmon (Team EAT): Redmon put on a show early in the afternoon, going for 30 points and really showing his ability to mix it up offensively.' He started off with his perimeter game going, confidently knocking down shots with range.' But once they figured to get out on him, he was in full attack mode, making plays off the dribble and consistently getting to the free-throw line. 2025...

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Bendel's Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our annual G3 Showcase. The three-day event featured over 250 teams with highly competitive games and tons of talented prospects on display. There were countless subplots worth noting, but this article will take a closer look at five personal favorites from the last few days' 6'7 '26 Trey Thompson (Tennessee Impact) Given...

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom G3 (Day 2, Part 2)

2024 Jullian Mack (Grindhouse): Mack is certainly a familiar face on the Phenom Hoops platform, and he came out with a bang to start Day 2 going for 38 points in an impressive showing. Mack was doing and operating all over the court, knocking down shots, getting to his spots well, being a consistent perimeter threat, but also be assertive in attacking downhill. He put the pressure on the defense...

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BSA Supreme proving itself as a top dog nationally; talent to be found for college programs

You know the team, you know the program, and you know the logo' BSA Supreme has been taking on all challenges so far this season and they have proven to be one of the top dogs, not only regionally but you could also mention nationally.' This is a program that is built a certain way, plays a certain way, and simply has a different mindset compared to others. That is why they sit 12-0 on the...

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Standout Performers at Phenom Hoops LIVE (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina for the second LIVE period of the travel ball season. Between the competition, college coaches, and talented prospects at every turn, there was plenty to enjoy. This article will take a closer look at some players who stood out with their play' 6'1 '24 Quasim Oden (Team Wall) There's so much intriguing...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Challenge (Day 2)

2024 Desmond Kent (Crossover Elite) Getting the opportunity to see Desmond in this new role really opens your eyes to how versatile he can be and what he can offer at the next level. Although he's been well noted for knowing his role at Central, he will undoubtedly be picking up more responsibility next year and is proving right now why, with a heavier focus of touches to operate inside or out...

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Stockrisers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Part 1)

The first-ever Phenom Lakesgiving was a huge success, as teams came out and really showcased their talent, and several players should see their stock rise after their performances at the event. Here are four players that college coaches should take a look at more with what they have shown early on. 2024 Desmond Kent (Central Cabarrus): It was a nice showing from the 6'5 junior, as Kent seems to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Day 2, Part 2)

2023 Rashad McCormick (Hough): McCormick is a player that has been going under the radar here in North Carolina but his stock should start rising even more with college programs. The 6'6 prospect continues to show that he can be a force around the basket with his athleticism and length, but he also shows that he be a mismatch with his ability to step out.' McCormick did a great job in finishing...

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Phenom Open Gym: Central Cabarrus

Phenom Open Gym: Central Cabarrus Last season, Central Cabarrus finished with a 30-1 overall record losing to eventual NCHSAA 3A State Champion, West Charlotte, in the Western Regional Finals. With 93% of the scoring returning, Coach Jim Baker has plenty to be excited about and should be the pre-season favorite in the NCHSAA 3A West. Central Cabarrus plays an unorthodox style of basketball and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale Day 1 (Part 1)

2025 Jayden Ross (Elite 1): It was fun to watch Ross operate early on Day 1.' He continues to show his development as a player, while showing his ability to not only knock down shots but also be a playmaker on the floor. Really like his feel and pace that he plays with, picking his spots and displaying a soft touch on his shot.' 2028 Eddie Cota (Carolina Heights): The son of Ed Cota, you can see...

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Reece's Standouts: Coach Rick's TOC (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Delani Hammonds (Team Synergy)Usually versatility is used when scouting on wings and forwards because you expect athletic playmaking, shooting and ball handling from your lead guards. But it makes sense with Delani, because he can play the point in two different ways or combine them together at the same time and provide an all around floor game. He can be a big time scorer,...

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Player Watch: 2024 Desmond Kent Jr. (Central Cabarrus)

Player: Desmond Kent Jr.Class: 2024Height: 6'3High School: Central CabarrusAAU: Crossover Elite New names continue to pop up every week for Phenom Hoops.' Some are new players that get a chance to play on the big stage but others are getting a chance to showcase their development and work.' 2024 Desmond Kent Jr. could be a mixture of both, but at the Phenom Summer Showcase this past weekend, he...

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