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Rewriting History: Dorman’s Path to Five Straight Titles

Anyone who knows anything about South Carolina basketball should be aware of the dominance coming out of Roebuck and Dorman High School over the last few years. After winning four consecutive state championships within the 5A SCHSAA, the Cavaliers have their sights set on magical number five. However, it likely won’t be any type of cakewalk and should certainly offer more obstacles than years...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts at #PhenomLIVE

6’7 Earl Burgess of Team 864 17U is a super productive and efficient player. Knows his game and is a star in his role. He has a great touch in the paint and puts himself in position to score. He attacks the boards hard and rebounds the ball well on both sides of the floor. Has a high motor and runs the floor very well which allows him to get easy points in transition. He has a good release on...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Late Standouts

6’5 Mike Herrin of Manzer 17U is long, lengthy, and smooth. Can handle the ball well and gets to the basket very well. Shows ability to score from all three levels; Has a good midrange pull up. Shoots the ball pretty well and can also create for his teammates. Division 2 schools should definitely be recruiting him heavy. Low maintenance guy with great potential.  6’7 Earl Burgess of Team...

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RANKINGS REPORT Standouts Part 2 from Summer Havoc (Day 1)

2021 6’7 Earl Burgess (Team 864) is long, strong and tough enough to impact the game on both ends inside, yet skilled enough to make the right plays as a wing with his timely and smart decisions. Consistent shooter and rebounder, who finishes inside with finesse or authority. 2021 6’6 Ben Burnham (Team CLT) is so highly skilled, with big energy and must have a basketball radar because he’s...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Early Standouts (Day 1)

Chas Stinson 6’3 Chas Stinson of QCAA 17U  has played well so far today showing that he can be a very effective three-level scorer. Really attacked the basket well and finished around the rim consistently. Showed that he is a really efficient shooter off the catch. Uses his quickness to be active on defense and pressure the ball. His stock will continue to rise! 6’8 Peyton Gerald of QCAA 17U is...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’7 ’21 Earl Burgess (Team 864) It’s easy to appreciate someone like Burgess, who is so noticeably effective without ever needing to be the primary focus on either end of the floor. He simply makes plays and understands how to maximize his presence. Burgess is long, wiry, and moves very well for his size. He runs the floor properly in transition, makes smart decisions with or without the ball,...

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Shammond Williams Basketball Academy Recap

Yesterday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greenville, SC to cover the Shammond Williams Basketball Academy. Shammond Williams, a former star at UNC, played in three Final Fours (1995, 1997 and 1998) and was drafted 34th by the Chicago Bulls. He played for seven years in the NBA and another six years overseas. Today, Shammond is giving back to the next generation of basketball players in his hometown...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Jordan Washington   #5: 5’9 ’23 Matty Foor (Summerville) Starting things off, we look at a player that already showcases an advanced skillset and two-way approach, Matty Foor. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect with tremendous IQ, unselfishness, and the ability to reliably create for himself and others. Foor is crafty and displays sharp vision with the ball in his hands,...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Twuan Wilson   #21: 5’11 ’22 N’Fari Benjamin (Rabun Gap) Starting things off, we look at a player that really impressed with his phenomenal two-way presence, N’Fari Benjamin. He’s a very smart, quick lead guard prospect with a strong motor and muscular frame. Benjamin is a useful ball-handler and passer that simply thrives when getting downhill, attacking the basket, and...

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Expanding his game: 2021 6’7 Earl Burgess (Dorman HS, SC)

One of the few South Carolina prospects that made their way to the Phenom WNC 150 in Cherokee was 2021 6’7 Earl Burgess, a prospect that immediately catches your eye with intrigue. Part of a successful program at Dorman, who is coming off a 28-3 season and a 5A state championship, Burgess is looking to show everyone just what he is capable of doing. At the Phenom WNC 150, he automatically...

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South Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Walker   #8:5’4 ’23 Keenan Wilkins (Hendersonville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that has the chance to become a really high-level floor general, Keenan Wilkins. He’s a somewhat undersized point guard with great two-way instincts and an exceptional feel for the game. Wilkins is a smart, unselfish ball-handler that can get by basically any opponent and enter the...

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#SCPhenom150: Early Day Standouts (Court Two)

#39 5’10 2020 Jordan Coleman: Chester High School (SC) Coleman is a strong explosive athlete that plays the game with a chip on his shoulder.  He fully understands that playing with a high level of effort is a great way to get noticed and that’s exactly what he did in this one.  He did a great job at getting downhill, finishing at the cup, either through contact or straight-line above the rim!...

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South Carolina Phenom 150: Team 2 Evaluations

South Carolina Phenom 150 Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Jordan Washington   #55:5’6 ’22 Jaden Sanders (Dalzell, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought a team-first approach to camp, Jaden Sanders. He’s a scrappy guard prospect with a strong motor and the ability to complement teammates on the court. Sanders scored the ball decently well and consistently looked to make...

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