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POB’s Stock Risers (Part 3)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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POB’s Summer Stock Risers (Part 2)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 2)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Interests continue to rise for 2022 6’6 Jaden Daughtry

At the Summer Finale, 2022 6’6 Jaden Daughtry was a name that continued to pop up for many scouts.  Playing for BWSL Team Marsh, Daughtry has an intriguing game that he brings to the table with his size and ability to create mismatches. Watching his game, he continued to show that he could create for himself and get to the rim, putting the ball on the deck and attacking defenses.  With...

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Raleigh’s Finest Rapidly Becoming a Priority for College Coaches

Each year, the grassroots community is blessed with various teams that possess more talent than initially meets the eye. There are many examples from past seasons, and teams like NC Gaters and Anthony Morrow Elite (among various others) have represented that sentiment over the current summer. However, arguably no program has done a better job of putting forth a legitimate squad with talent,...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Aden Holloway’s Game is SO SMOOTH! 2023 Guard Makes it Look EASY at #PhenomHoops

Check out highlights from Aden Holloway, a 6' guard from Charlotte, NC who's considered one of the top freshman guards in the country. Holloway participated with the Asheville Game Changers last weekend at the Phenom Summer Havoc and Anthony Morrow Elite this past Friday at the Phenom Summer Finale. He currently holds offers from Syracuse and Va. Tech. See whats makes Holloway one of the top guards in 2023.

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Finale (Young Prospects Worth Noting)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event. There was plenty of talent in the gym, featuring an abundance of new faces and guys we’ve seen numerous times throughout the years. The competition level was high, which made for some excitement, and various standouts emerged. This article will take a...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Finale (Underrated Gems)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event. There was plenty of talent in the gym, featuring an abundance of new faces and guys we’ve seen numerous times throughout the years. The competition level was high, which made for some excitement, and various standouts emerged. This article will take a...

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2021 6’7 Javon Floyd earns second offer from Hampton after Summer Finale

Javon Floyd, who went to Calvary Day before transferring now to Quality Education this coming season, has been a prospect that hasn’t garnered a ton of attention from programs but that could change quickly. We are talking about an under-the-radar type of prospect that stands at 6’7 and has a strong feel to his game, along with his ability to score from multiple areas.

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Special K’s Superstars: Phenom Summer Finale

6’3 Marcus Farley Jr. of Team Together 16U had a great weekend this weekend. He is an effortless scorer that can really heat up and score big numbers. Doesn’t force bad shots and really scores within the flow of the offense which allows him to be very productive and efficient. Shoots the ball well of both the catch and dribble. Where he really makes his mark is in the paint. Attacks the rim...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event. There was plenty of talent in the gym, featuring an abundance of new faces and guys we’ve seen numerous times throughout the years. The competition level was high, which made for some excitement, and various standouts emerged. This article will take a...

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17u Big East Consolation: Charlotte Supreme wins offensive battle

Final:Charlotte Supreme 80 – Charlotte NETS Gainey 75 This was certainly a fun one to watch as these teams got out and showcased their offensive capabilities. For Charlotte Supreme, it was a balanced scoring threat of inside and out, with KC Shaw leading the charge as a guard, while Isiah Sutherland found success down low. Others certainly stepped up, as five different players finished in...

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16u Big East Consolation: Catawba Splash finishes weekend with win

Final:Catawba Splash 62 – PSB Charlotte 16u Larkin 50 Both teams had to feel eachother out early in the first half, with PSB eventually holding a 1-point halftime lead 28-27. It was a balanced attack for PSB in the first half, while Jeremiah Jones kept Catawba in it early with an impressive performance. In the second half though, there was just too much firepower for Catawba, and Dru...

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16u Big East Championship: TeamPUSH secures championship

Final:TeamPUSH 53 – NC Runnin Rebels 49 Final game of the day for these two, for all the marbles in the 16u Big East tournament. TeamPUSH and NC Runnin Rebels battled it out on the hardwood. For the Runnin Rebels, Po’Boigh King continued his terrific play throughout the weekend, scoring 16 points to lead the charge, while Abraheim Driver and Adam Omar chipped in as well. But the play...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 3 Late Standouts

Maurio Hanson 6’7 Isiah Sutherland of Charlotte Supreme 14U is ridiculously long and active for his age. Runs the floor very well and really rebounds the ball. Has a great feel for the game and is super athletic. Has a great touch around the rim, can and will dunk it on defenders. Protects the rim well and uses his length to block shots outside of his area. As he continues to develop, he will be...

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17u Big East Championship: Raleigh’s Finest heads back home with championship

Final: Raleigh’s Finest 66 – PSB Winston 17u Robinson 60 The action continued into the afternoon and you can see that neither of these team’s wanted to head back home with a loss; they came out to compete. Raleigh’s Finest 2022 and PSB Winston was a slugfest, as Raleigh’s Finest held a small lead for much of the game but never could shake PSB. Four players finished...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Finale

6’2 ’23 Jaylen Curry (Anthony Morrow Elite) One would be hard-pressed to find many players with a more lethal scoring arsenal than Curry, who is a pure bucket-getter with polish and efficiency. He can reliable create his own shot or setup others, displaying craftiness in both areas. Curry has the necessary quickness and ball-handling to get by a vast majority of opposing guards. He utilizes his...

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16u ACC Championship: Balanced attack gives Charlotte Hoyas title

Final:Charlotte Hoyas 64 – Renegades 55 Coming off a championship at the Summer Havoc, the Charlotte Hoyas were back at it again looking for another title. They were able to accomplish their goal on Sunday, securing a 64-55 victory over the Renegades. The Hoyas used a balanced attack led by Isaiah Williams, Marcus Morgan, and Karon Boyd, all of which finished in double figures. Renegades...

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15u Big East Championship: NC Team Disciples finds its offense on a way to a title

Final:NC Team Disciples 80 – PSB Padgett 15u 65 Coming to a close on Championship Sunday at the Summer Finale, NC Team Disciples and PSB Padgett 15u matched up for the Big East championship. The storyline in this one was the duo from Team Disciples, as Chase Dawson and Isaiah Short were off the charts. Dawson continued this stellar play all weekend long, scoring in a variety of ways on his...

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15u SEC Championship: CC Elite UA 2024 claims another title

Final:CC Elite UA 2024 64 – Nitro 43 CC Elite UA 2024 has been a dominant team in multiple events with Phenom Hoops and they continued their stellar play to cap off a title run at the Summer Finale. DJ BOyce was feeling it from behind the arc, hitting 5 3-pointers in the first half, helping CC Elite run out to a 37-20 halftime lead. Nitro competed but couldn’t make too much headway,...

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17u SEC Championship: LMR Basketball completes comeback

Final: LMR Basketball 58 – Durham Hurricanes 2021 56 OT The Durham Hurricanes came out poised and on fire in the first half, led by Cole Sinclair’s fire 3-pointers. But LMR never gave up and kept on chipping away at their lead, eventually being down by 10 at half, 39-29. LMR contuined to chip away at the lead led by 2021 Myles Jenkins, who was off the charts to end a stellar weekend....

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14u ACC Championship: East Carolina Elite 2024 wins impressively in Rock Hill

Final:East Carolina Elite 2024 58 – Carolina Gaters 2024 46 These two teams had a tremendous weekend in Rock Hill but East Carolina Elite 2024 really looked impressive in their showing in the 14u championship game. A nice blend of athleticism and young talent, East Carolina flexed their muscles behind a balanced attack. Even a few highlights that will surely be on social media, seven...

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Bethel’s Standouts and Thoughts from Day 3 from Summer Finale

2024 6’1 Michael Downing (Team Thrill) quick guard with a quick trigger. If you leave him open he will knock down the mid range or the three ball. He has the potential to be a really good player. He finishes very well at the basket with contact. Michael brings high energy to the game and tenacity. Class of 2024 have some great talent, Michael Downing will be a name to remember.  He finished with...

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12u Championship: Carolina Heat 2026 squeaks out a win to claim title

Final:Carolina Heat 2026 56 – Grind Academy 2026 54 Let’s put it this way, Court 8 held a ton of action on it on Sunday and it continued into this game as we had another nail-bitter on our hands. Both teams went back and forth, as Carolina Heat was able to claim an early halftime lead. But Grind Academy, much like their name, grinded their way back in behind the play of Malik...

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17u ACC Consolation Bracket: BWSL Team Marsh finishes off strong

FinalBWSL Team Marsh 17u 66 – Team Vision NC 63 Both teams wanted to finish off a great weekend with a win and these two teams competed, as neither really could break away from each other. Team Vision jumped out to the halftime lead behind the three ball from Kavan Horton and Collin Mills, while Tre’lin Harper operated down low. But BWSL stepped up in the second half, as Mikhail...

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17u SEC Consolation Bracket: Rock Hillers defeats Head Hunter Elite

Final:Rock Hill Ballers 68 – Head Hunter Elite 52 The duo of Avery Armstrong and Luke Bracey came out strong for the Rock Hill Ballers, really setting the tone for the game. Armstrong scored 25 of his 27 points in the first half, as the Head Hunter Elite had no answer for him early on. But 2021 Jamarri Pericey and Tyreek Singleton did everything they could to get their team in it, but...

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