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Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: John Combs #1: 5’8 ’21 Sean Iadonisi (Fort Mill) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his team with a pretty tough, heady two-way presence, Sean Iadonisi. He’s a smart, high-motor guard prospect with a willingness to make the right play on every single possession. Iadonisi is a capable three-level scorer and utilizes his blend of quickness and ball-handling to...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Girls/Boys Phenom 150 Standouts

5’11  Keonna Bryant 2021 was very dominant today as she led her team offensively. She has the body to go along with the skillset that allows her to take over games with ease. She is relentless in the paint, operating very efficiently and scoring at will around the basket. She also possesses the ability to spread the floor and knock down open threes. Regardless of her offensive dominance in...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQZvni-VINIUKGoTVtM3JdS8 Coach: Colby Lewis #0: 5’7 ’21 Questin Overman (Liberty) Questin was extremely coachable and one of the best teammates I’ve ever had the opportunity to coach. He’s the type of person who will be successful in life beyond basketball due to his work ethic and team-first approach. He is an extremely...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Early Standouts at Fall Finale

7’0 Micah Handlogten of Upward Stars 704 has a unique blend of size, skill, and mobility that can translate into becoming a really good player. At 7’0 feet tall, he runs the floor very well and has a great motor that allows him to get easy points in transition. He has a really good shooting stroke that allows him to stretch the floor and knock down the three; he will be a great pick and pop...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Crazy Potentials

This summer was full of crazy talented players that will have the chance to play at a variety of different collegiate levels. Some of these players were already really good but still ooze the potential to develop to be even better. This article talks about a few guys that I believe are talented and possess the potential to become big-time players.

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Late Standouts Day1

6’4 Kobe Jones 2021 is extremely athletic and long. He is a walking highlight that is a threat to perform a highlight play every time on the court. Uses his length and quickness to play the passing lanes, get out in transition, and throw down some eye catching dunks. He attacks the paint relentlessly and finishes at the rim all game long. He has a knack for creating contact and absolutely lives...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 3)

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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Special K’s Hoops Take: Special K’s Superstars

Matthew Warren 6’8 Elijah Gray of Tennessee Bobcats 17U is a very special talent who is arguably one of the best players in his class, does everything you could ask for. Has a great frame and body that is very attractive to college coaches. Is a three-level scorer who can easily dominate games with his ability. Attacks the rim hard and uses his body and athleticism to finish through defenders;...

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

6’6 Matthew Warren of Upward Stars Pee Dee 16U had an incredible game to start the day. Absolutely dominated in the paint, finished consistently. Rebounded the ball very well on both sides of the ball. Has the ability to push the ball on the break and make correct reads. As a 2023 kid, he already has the height length and body that college coaches look for. The most impressive part of his game...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’5 ’21 Dessie Canty (Upward Stars Watson) Despite some ups and downs as a team, Canty found a way to make an impact on this contest while standing out as their most enticing long-term prospect. He’s long, wiry, skilled, and plays with a nice blend of smoothness and physicality. Canty displays a great feel for the game and can create for himself or others with relative ease.  6’3 ’21...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Queen City Showcase (Part Two)

The Phenom Hoops’ travel schedule is officially back in full swing, as we traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Queen City Showcase this past weekend. There was an abundance of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’6 ’20 Garreth Edgecome (Defenders Elite)  The unsigned senior was easily one of the more impressive performers throughout this contest. Edgecome caught heat early on and was able to consistently assert himself as a spot-up threat. He has great size and length, but also understands how to embrace his role without forcing the action on offense.  6’4 ’21 Camren Little (Charlotte Nets...

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Talent of all ages line up for Lions 2.0 in Rock Hill

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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6’9 2023 Jaydin Spillman-Martin, “Length, Upside and Potential”

6’9 2023 Jaydin Spillman-Martin (Winston-Salem Christian) We’ve had a chance to watch Jaydin Spillman-Martin several times, whether it was high school, travel ball or in a camp setting. Spillman-Martin played at Davie County High School, but decided to transfer and reclassify to the North Carolina 2023 class. Tracking at a scholarship level prospect in the 2022 class, the move to the class of...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Teddy Shickel #66: 5’7 ’22 Mekhi Gibson (Scotland) Starting things off, we look at a player that proved to be lightning-quick with or without the ball in his hands, Mekhi Gibson. He’s a smart, quick, slightly undersized point guard prospect with sharp penetration skills and the ability to attack the basket, set up others, or knock down perimeter jumpers. Gibson plays bigger than...

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NC Phenom 150 Late Bloomer Watch List

NC Phenom 150 Late Bloomers At the 16th Annual NC Phenom 150 camp, we once again got an opportunity to see players that we may not gotten a chance to watch during the high school season. We have often stated, “it’s not where you start that counts, but where you finish,” and this custom made for players in the 6’7 range or taller. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the players that grabbed...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Rodney Trotman   #67: 5’10 ’19 Edward Garner (Butler High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that exemplified toughness and intelligence extremely well, Edward Garner. He’s a wiry guard prospect that simply knows how to affect all facets of the game at an effective level. Garner scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and proved to be a very creative...

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