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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2026 Dionte Neal

Though some may be hard to believe in talking about a player that is part of the 2026 class but Dionte Neal may be a special occasion. Why? This young man has simply been off the charts all summer long, being a leader on the floor and racking in the championships with multiple teams. Phenom Hoops got their first glimpse back in May during the CP3 Media Day, where he quickly captured eyes with his play.

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Finale (Part 4)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2022 Chastin Gatewood (Charlotte Supreme)  No player this weekend impressed me more with their consistent play than Chastin Gatewood. The lightning-quick guard has a midrange pull-up that exceeds what I had already recognized as an impressive part of his game last season. Gatewood is a nightmare for defenders to stay in front of in the open floor and can stop almost on a...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another two-day stretch of basketball. Although most teams have begun winding down and getting some much-needed rest, there were still plenty of noteworthy players and teams itching to compete. Our Summer Finale featured a variety of teams across all age groups, but this...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Finale (Part 3)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2023 Cole Calloway (Dive On It 2023)  Cole finished his weekend with a 38 point game. He had a 34 earlier yesterday. While I can’t confirm whether or not he averaged 30+ on the weekend, he has certainly been electric. The rising junior has already established himself as one of the elite shooters in NC’s class of 2023. Provides a stellar personality along with...

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Phenom Summer Finale Championship: 17u Division

Another championship Sunday here for Phenom Hoops, this time at the Phenom Summer Finale.  The talent was off the charts and players came to compete for some bragging rights and some championship gear on the line. To wrap up the day, it was the 17u Division that had the fans going wild.  Big Shots Elite NC and Charlotte Supreme brought some big-time talent to the court and both were...

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Phenom Summer Finale Championship: 16u Division

Another championship Sunday here for Phenom Hoops, this time at the Phenom Summer Finale.  The talent was off the charts and players came to compete for some bragging rights and some championship gear on the line. Heading to the 16u division, two very-well ran organizations duked it out to be crowned champions in Rock Hill, as Carolina Bad Boyz and Team HOPE Laney battled it out on the...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Finale (Part 2)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’4 2022 Travis Horne (Anthony Morrow Elite)  Travis is a late-blooming player that I believe is capable of contributing at the college level. When I first came across Horne, he expressed his desire to shed his longtime recognition as a low-post option and expand his game to the wing. While his body was always primed for the wing, his strength and lack of offensive...

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Phenom Summer Finale Championship: 13 Division

Another championship Sunday here for Phenom Hoops, this time at the Phenom Summer Finale.  The talent was off the charts and players came to compete for some bragging rights and some championship gear on the line. In the 13u Division, WV Mpact and CC Heat went to battle to end the weekend the right way.  But it was the play from WV Mpact that made their mark early on, jumping out to an early...

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Phenom Summer Finale: 14u Division

Another championship Sunday here for Phenom Hoops, this time at the Phenom Summer Finale.  The talent was off the charts and players came to compete for some bragging rights and some championship gear on the line. In the 14u division, we had a TREAT on deck with two rising teams and players all throughout the floor and it was a back-and-forth type game.  CSB was able to get out to a strong...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2024 6’4 Bishop Boswell (CLT Nation)  Bishop has given on-lookers so much to be excited about in this stage of his development. His college-ready physique that he presents as a rising sophomore puts him in a tier of his own as it pertains to 2024 lead guards. Boswell plays with a level of maturity far beyond his years, and that’s shown in his vocal leadership. I believe he can...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1, Part 3)

2022 Jordan Crawford (DCT Elite): Crawford continues to play at a high level and we think it is only a matter of time until college coaches start coming more his way.  His ability to score on multiple levels is impressive, knocking down threes with consistency but also creating off the dribble, penetrating the lanes, and getting to the rim.  H really can fill it up quickly and did so on Day 1....

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 Spencer Hairston (Gate City Grizzlies): This young man simply continues to produce and be an offensive scoring machine.  Which is why he should be one to really watch coming into North Carolina and playing at Dudley this season. He has the quickness and ability to create for himself but he can be deadly from the perimeter. Scored 29 points to lead the charge again, something he has...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1, Part 1)

2024 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch): Goods continues to be a flourishing big this summer and production is the name of the game. The 6’8 big man moves incredibly well on the floor, has terrific hands, and makes smart decisions on the floor, not forcing much but understanding when to score.  Terrific feel around the basket and still a developing young big, which is why schools are already...

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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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