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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Dre Simmons #0: 5’5 ’25 Aiden Martin (Greensboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Aiden Martin. He’s a smart guard prospect that displays toughness, unselfishness, and a well-rounded skillset. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make...

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Commitment coming soon for 2022 G Paul Lewis

It seems that a program is going to grab themselves a talent on Sunday, as 2022 guard Paul Lewis recently announced that he would be committing to a program. The Bishop O’Connell prospect has seen his recruitment hit another level this past year, with a few high-major programs recently offering and others joining in. But it seems that he has found his future home.

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Phenom Hoops: Guard Workouts

Coach Mason Waters has done a tremendous job providing players workouts and video breakdowns, helping them develop their game. He is a current high school coach and a former NCAA Assistant Coach who has worked with different NBA coaches. Below, he provides different three full guard workouts to help players prepare for the season and get better. These workouts will focus on finishing, shooting,...

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Gyms Gems: Blake Walker’s Rising Stars Open Run

By: Patrick Paul Passion Driven Sports has been a pillar in the Pee Dee/Grand Strand area for the past two years. Gyms Gems heavily focus on small-town kids with big talent. Got a chance to slide in and see Blake Walker’s Rising Stars Open Run. Blake Walker is establishing himself as another pillar in the Pee Dee area by putting together one of the best middle school teams in the state of SC....

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Drew Bombick #0: 5’2 ’25 Tyler Daughtridge (Archdale) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a pretty strong impact despite being the youngest and smallest prospect on this team, Tyler Daughtridge. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect with a reliable spot-up presence from beyond the arc. Daughtride moves well without the ball and proved to be a solid defender...

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Valparaiso a perfect fit for 2021 Darius DeAveiro

Valparaiso has done a terrific job in finding talent, especially from Canada. They already have Daniel Sackey, who is from Winnipeg and they have now secured a commitment, hopefully with their future point guard in Darius DeAveiro. The connection that the staff and DeAveiro developed over the last year or so played a critical factor in his decision, along with the background Valparaiso has with...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Damorio Jackson #0: 5’2 ’25 Lucas Kimrey (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently found ways to impact the game despite being the smallest prospect on the team, Lucas Kimrey. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect with an unselfish mentality. Kimrey proved to be a solid perimeter shooter with nice defensive intensity, especially against opponents...

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Commitment Alert: Clemson adds commitment from 2021 Ian Schieffelin

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Ian SchieffelinClass: 2021Committed to: Clemson What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Welcome to the #HoopState Mikey Williams; transferring to Lake Norman Christian

What a busy day it has been and possibly the biggest news of the day may have been one of the top prospects in the country announcing that he would be headed to North Carolina. 2023 Mikey Williams, who is ranked No. 3 overall by ESPN, announced that he would be heading to the 704 and will be attending Lake Norman Christian under head coach Mason Padgett.  Coach Padgett has done a TREMENDOUS...

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Commitment Alert: 2021 Carter Whitt continuing to play in NC, commits to Wake Forest

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Carter WhittClass: 2021Committed to: Wake Forest What does Wake Forest Get: First...

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Commitment Alert: 2021 Will Felton heading to Arizona State

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Will FeltonClass: 2021Committed to: Arizona State Announcement: First, I would...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Ken Potosnakk #0: 5’4 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently found ways to make his presence felt despite being the smallest prospect on the team, Jalen Mills. He’s a young, tough, high-motor guard with a desire to compete and involve himself in the action on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun Session II

2021 Tommy Moore (Bull City PG CLT): Moore was strong in the second half, getting after it on defense and aggressively attacking offensively.  He played with a lot of great energy on the court, was able to knock down shots, and stay aggressive. 2021 Scott Deffinbaugh (Moravian Prep Black PG): Deffinbaugh is a high IQ type guard, that plays with a tremendous feel in the open court.  He plays...

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Player Standouts at Session Two of Phenom Open Run

6’9 ’21 Joseph Ferrante (South Mecklenburg) There were numerous quality teams on display but none as consistently impressive as South Meck, and Ferrante was a major part of their success. He’s a great leader and primary offensive cog for this group, given the way he communicates and unselfishly controls the interior on both ends of the floor. The lefty is almost guaranteed within five feet but...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: Day 2 #PhenomAllAmerican

6’6 2022 Yashiya Crespin – Crespin is a big physical guard, he’s a natural leader and he’s got next-level vision. Crespin makes good decisions with the rock, and he’s a pass-first lead guard that understands the tendencies of the guys around him. Crespin is physically and mentally tough, he’s battled through adversity with some injuries, but looks completely healthy now. Crespin will...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts

6’3 Zion Collins 2024 has all the physical tools and intangibles to become a high-level guard. He is a terrific playmaker who has the IQ and passing ability to really create for his teammates and put them in a great position to score. He showed a great blend of scoring ability from all three levels on the court. He shoots the ball well and knocks down tough shots. He attacks the basket and gets...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom All-American Camp

Mychael Mitchell- The young, poised floor general proved to be one of the more impressive point guards on display, especially for his age. He’s smart, unselfish, and can reliably run a team or stand out as a scorer. He remained an active presence in transition, operated well without the ball, and contained his assignment nicely on defense.  Kanayo Nwosu- Unsurprisingly, the long, strong,...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Late Standouts Day1

6’4 Kobe Jones 2021 is extremely athletic and long. He is a walking highlight that is a threat to perform a highlight play every time on the court. Uses his length and quickness to play the passing lanes, get out in transition, and throw down some eye catching dunks. He attacks the paint relentlessly and finishes at the rim all game long. He has a knack for creating contact and absolutely lives...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom All-American Camp

Michael Marcus Jr.- There should be a pretty obvious amount of long-term appeal with someone like Marcus. He’s already blessed with great size and physical attributes, but also displays toughness and an understanding of his overall abilities. Marcus works well out of the post and utilizes his strength well to create separation.  Jaydin Spillman-Martin- Arguably the most enticing prospect in...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: #PhenomAllAmerican

It’s officially camp season, the competition and talent haven’t been lacking this weekend! My first list of standouts is a versatile group made up of multiple classes and positions. There are some scholarship level guys here programs need to buy stock in now, with no further ado let’s get to it! 6’8 2021 Peyton Gerald- I was thoroughly impressed with Gerald’s overall impact on the game. He is an...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom All-American Camp

Malin Allard- The wiry wing/forward prospect was easily one of the most active players on this team. He consistently made hustle plays, but also showcased a quality amount of skill as a passer and scorer. Allard found ways to fill in the gaps effectively on both ends of the floor.  Julian Williams- Arguably no prospect from this contest highlighted more natural tools than Williams, who...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Early Standouts Day 1

6’4 Julius Harrison 2023 has great size and frame accompanied by a good amount of strength which allows him to be terrific attacking and finish at the rim. He has a quick explosive first step that allows him to get defenders on his hip and gives him plenty of opportunities to score in the paint. He has a nice stroke in which he consistently knocks down open jumpers. He is an active defender and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.3)

2021 6’6 Kenny Hodges (WS Christian): Hodges is one that just captures the eye with his physical stature, his athleticism, and ability to defend and play multiple positions on the court.  He works well around the rim but is also someone that coaches could really mold at the next level. Donivan Peoples (Moravian Prep PG): Peoples grabbed the attention immediately with his 6’5 frame, leading...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Open Run

6’2 ’21 Damiene Boles (Bull City Charlotte Post Grad) The well-rounded guard shined as a two-way leader for this Bull City Prep squad, constantly communicating, making plays, and impacting all facets of the game. He’s steady and makes intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands, which allows him to locate quality shots for others with unwavering consistency. Boles is a solid shooter, crafty...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.2)

2022 6’0 Kendall Smith (Charlotte Express): Smith was incredibly productive on both ends of the floor. Loved his intensity and how he got after it on the defensive end, creating multiple steals and pushed the tempo on offense.  His defense helped lead to scoring opportunities on the offensive end for himself and his teammates. 2022 6’0 Camian Shell (Moravian Prep): Shell is one that simply...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.1)

2024 Joshua Clark (Mavs Elite): Clark was extremely active on the court, as the guard was constantly moving around the court, finding those openings to help him score easy baskets, and working hard on both ends. 2023 6’7 Nate Self (Team HUSL 2023): Self is a young big that has some early intangibles that you may like.  He not only showed that he can get on the glass, but he is a big that...

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