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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Ardrey Kell

Ardrey Kell had a special season last year, making a deep run in the playoffs before ultimately falling just short in taking home the championship.' But now the Knights are back under Coach Craft and though they may look a little different than last season, they are still a very dangerous team.' Let's dive into what we saw on the court. When you talk about Ardrey Kell, you have to start with...

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Player Standouts from Hoop State League (Wk 4: Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2022 Evan Smith (Team Purple)Ardrey Kell will have a lot of guys stepping up to make plays this season and their clear leader will be Evan from the PG position. This was my first time watching Evan and I was very impressed. As good a floor general as I've seen in recent months, Evan excelled in handling the pressure and controlling the pace. Can be quick but is best using his...

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Summer Havoc Player Spotlight: Session 2 (Day 1)

By: Heath Gulledge 2024 6'2 Miles Beard (CC Elite 16u) Beard came out in the first game of the day on fire. He was getting it done from all levels on the offensive end. He really excels in the catch-and-shoot scenarios but also knows how to find his shot coming off screens and using the dribble to get open. He showed potential to get to the basket and finish around defenders as the game went...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: CLT Royals 16u

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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Phenom Media Day: Charlotte Royals 2023

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops went out in the Charlotte area to check in with the Charlotte Royals once again, this time looking at the 2023 team. This is a group that has quite a few new names but also plays that are learning the game and could certainly be prospects to watch down the road. All part of the 2023 class, here is our breakdown of the team as we attended their media day. 2023...

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Phenom Challenge Team Preview: Charlotte Royals 14u, 15u, 16u, and 17u

The Phenom Challenge is one of the biggest events around the region and in the country, as 180 teams look to compete at the highest level. So let's preview each teams players heading into the event.

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