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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Anthony Morrow Elite

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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Holiday Classic: Hickory Grove vs. Cannon (Recap/Standouts)

Second to last game of the event, Cannon and Hickory Grove hit the court to battle it out at the Phenom Holiday Classic.  It started out as a low scoring affair between the two Charlotte programs, as neither team found a ton of success in scoring the ball in the first half, but both teams did a good job in limiting each other to just one shot on the floor.  Hickory Grove was up a few...

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A Closer Look: 6’1 ’22 DJ Cuttino

There are countless instances in grassroots basketball where a player can be undeniably productive in various settings for a prolonged period of time, yet receive little to no attention from college coaches. That appears to be exactly the case with DJ Cuttino of Hickory Grove and Mint Hill Lakers, who shined throughout the summer and seamlessly transitioned into a leadership role during the...

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Calvary Day v. Hickory Grove

On Friday night, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Calvary Day School in the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina for some quality high school basketball competition between the Cougars and the Hickory Grove Lions. Though the hosting Cougars were still hunting for their first win, it’s not for a lack of talent within their roster. On the other side, Hickory Grove entered this contest with a 2-2...

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Mint Hill Lakers: The Surprise of Phenom Queen City Showcase?

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our annual Queen City Showcase. The event was loaded with varying levels of talent across all age groups. While many of the “headline” teams were located in the arena, there were still plenty impressive college-level prospects throughout the entire gym. By the end of night one, the Mint Hill Lakers had already made...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom HS Jamboree

Kevin Dawkins was on deck at Ben L. Smith for the Phenom High School Jamboree and these are just a few names that caught his eyes at the event.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Hickory Grove Christian

After finishing the season 15-15 last year, head coach Jim Rhodes brings intrigue this year with this team but the Lions will also have a new feel to them as well.  This year’s team will play smaller but Hickory Grove Christian will have plenty of ball handlers.  It will also depend on who will step up this year for the Lions. Let’s dive into the roster for this year’s team. 2021 G 6’4 AJ Smith...

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Early Standouts Court 2 PP #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

Through three games here at Proehlific Park on court two one trend has been one common trend happening and that’s excellent guard play! Greensboro, North Carolina- This first group of standouts have commanded their sides in style, balancing the scoring loads along with working to get teammates involved. 6’4 2021 RJ Noord (Team United)- Noord came out really strong in game one, he poured in...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Daymond Lindell   #85: 5’10 ’22 Kamonte Williams (Raeford, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a quality amount of two-way upside, Kamonte Williams. He’s a strong, fairly athletic guard prospect with a physically advanced frame for his age. Williams is a capable all-around scorer that willingly mixes it up on the offensive end of the floor. He’s a solid...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: NC Phenom 150

The Phenom NC 150 Camp continues to provide a springboard platform for young unknown prospects to break onto the scene, as well as a stage for unsigned seniors to draw some eyes late in the signing stages. Greensboro, North Carolina- High school prospects from multiple states gathered this past Sunday to battle it out in front of an energized crowd appreciative of camp competition. A diverse...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 5

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 5 Coach Tyler McHone   #84:5’9 ’20 Calvin Woods (Raleigh, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude to his team throughout camp, Calvin Woods. He’s a point guard prospect that rebounds extremely well for his position and frequently pushes transition play. Woods showed the ability to...

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Four to Watch: NC Phenom 150

The NC 150 camp has always served as a platform specifically for underclassmen looking to break onto the scene, and unsigned seniors looking to prove their worth for last minute offers. Greensboro, North Carolina- This years camp was no different it was chalk full of youngsters in what seems to be talented 2021 and 2022 classes, the game continues to evolve at great speeds, and these young...

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