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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...read more
Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 14
Team 14Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQYLc9FQCUSdWRiVzT_Uf_0d Coach: Patrick Cannon #0: 5’9 ’24 James Clark (Marvin) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on the team, James Clark. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with the ability to get downhill and penetrate or access his quality midrange jumper....read more
Phenom Hoops’ Carolina Middle School Showcase Evaluations: Team 3
Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons #4: 4’11 ’25 James Warren (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed an excellent attitude and some useful skills during camp, James Warren. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect that typically looks to apply scoring pressure from the off-guard position. Warren is a decent perimeter shooter off the catch but looks to keep the ball...read more