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The Lake Show: Lake Norman Absolutely Loaded

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Rise in Advance, North Carolina for our annual Team Camp. This event always serves as a kickstart to June, as players go back to their respective high schools and prepare for the upcoming Live periods. There’s usually a fair number of takeaways but it’s also easy to get carried away or overexcited by the sheer change of pace from travel ball....

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Fall Finale/ Hoop State League

By; DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2022 Gabe Proctor (Papa Pete’s Patriots/Apex Friendship) One of the more well-known names in NC’s 2022 class, Gabe Proctor is not a shooter you should leave open by any means. Certainly one of the most lethal shooting threats in the state, Proctor is excellent off the catch. Sound mechanics guided by repetition, and an IQ belonging to a player who I have oftentimes said...

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The Expansion of the Carolina Riptide

Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Travis Mains   #3:5’0 ’25 Colin Brown (Bristol, TN) Starting things off, we look at a player that showed a lot of grit and energy during his time at camp, Colin Brown. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect with solid quickness and shooting mechanics. Brown is capable of handling the ball fairly well and rebounds nicely for his size. He plays with a pretty...

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