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Early Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’3 ’20 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood) Through two games at the Hoops and Dreams showcase, few players have been better than Tynes. He’s been the ultimate leader and overall decision-maker for this group, consistently setting up the offense, getting others involved, and scoring whenever he desires. Tynes is smart, sharp, and plays with a phenomenal pace to his game. He understands how to...

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Underrated and Scholarship-Worthy

With the travel ball season in full swing, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at some prospects that are flying under the radar and deserve more recognition. We feel that each player on this list has proven themselves worthy of scholarship consideration from the DI or DII levels. Let’s dive in…   6’1 ’20 Andrew Shull (Renegades/Chapmanville) What more really needs to be said...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the MEAC/SWAC Conferences

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 9

Team 9 Coach: Dre Simmons   #9: 5’11 ’21 Gavin Gillikin (West Carteret) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out as the hardest worker on this team, Gavin Gillikin. He’s a well-rounded point guard prospect that displayed the ability to operate with or without the ball and find quality success. Gillikin plays with a high motor and did an excellent job of creating havoc on the...

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Jaden Cooper BREAKS OUT!! Wayne Country Day Becomes NC’s Cinderella Team

Making it all they way to the NCISAA Final Four and upsetting Trinity Christian and Davidson Day along the way. It has been a fairy-tale playoff so far for Wayne Country Day However, in looking deeper within the construct of the team, it makes all the sense in the world. This team has studs and none more so that BREAK OUT star Jaden Cooper. The sophomore has been the driving force in both upset...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 14

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 14   Team 14 Coach: Brian Cousin     #10:5’8 ’22 William Ham Jr. (Denver, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term potential, William Ham Jr. He’s a young point guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to navigate the floor pretty well. Ham offers a...

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Something to Prove

In speaking with Needham Cheely of Team Power, many of his  players are coming to Session 2 of the NC Phenom 150 camp. One young player, 6’0 2020 PG Reggie Walton is coming to prove to the “Hoop State,” why he is one of the top guards in his class. Coach Cheely stated, “Reggie is coming to put some cards out on the table, as well as Linwood Grandy from Wayne Country Day....

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