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Player Standouts at HoopState League

6’2 ’22 Evan Ashe (Raleigh’s Finest) Although Lucas Taylor is the clear leader of this team, Ashe is as vital to their success as anyone on the roster. He simply plays a complete, low-maintenance game on both ends of the floor and willingly fills in the gaps in a variety of different ways. Ashe rebounds, defends multiple positions, and highlights impressive offensive versatility. He’s adaptable...

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Rebuilding year for Butler High School

Rebuilding year for Butler High School Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Matthews, North Carolina to cover Butler High School on opening day of the Phenom Open Gym Tour. For head coach Myron Lowery, the 2019-2020 basketball season will be a rebuilding season. Coach Lowery loses 72% of its scoring punch and four seniors who contributed to a highly successful 20-7 record playing in the tough NCHSAA...

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A Closer Look: Butler High School

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops had the privilege of hosting our annual team camp, which featured talented individuals and title-contending teams at every turn. Of all the quality programs on display, Butler High School arguably stood out as much as any team in attendance. They didn’t win every single game, but each loss came by five or fewer points (and multiple with one of their stars...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Team Camp

6’9 ’20 Obinna Killen (Chapmanville) It would be difficult to not be impressed with Killen, a long, high-motor forward with elite athleticism and physical tools. He’s able to assert his will and control action in the paint on every possession. Killen forces turnovers at an incredible rate through his strong anticipation skills and causes a ton of problems when barreling towards the rim in...

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