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Five South Carolina Seniors Worthy of Offers

Although North Carolina is regularly advertised as the “Hoopstate”, South Carolina is notorious for putting some of the best athletes (across all sports) into the professional ranks on a yearly basis. The state doesn’t generally receive as much attention as it probably should, and players often soar below the radar as a direct result. Even prior to all the covid restrictions, college coaches...

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2022 Julian Kiett’s recruitment starting to pick up

South Carolina continues to put out premier talent each and every year and it looks to be the same in the 2022 class.  One player many could say went under the radar for quite some time now has seen his recruitment finally starting to take off. 2022 Julian Kiett has had a solid summer so far, giving college coaches a glimpse of his game.  The strong-bodied guard really excels in the...

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Dawkins’ Player Spotlight: Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2023 Keyon Webb (Sheed Wallace Select 17U/NC GBB Academy)  After getting the opportunity to watch him play a few times this summer, I have a firm understanding of the reason why Keyon Webb has been receiving so much praise. The facilitative-minded guard has had as composed of a summer display as anyone: he thinks the game at an impressive level, rarely forcing situations or...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: PCH Nightrydas

receive July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. PCH Nightrydas No worries, there will be South...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom MDC

The Phenom Memorial Day Classic was off the charts and gave us all a treat throughout the weekend with the talent that came through the doors. There was a ton of talent but we had a few players that really captured our attention from the event. So here are the best of the best from the players I personally viewed from the event in Rock HIll.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom MDC (Day 1)

2023 Emanuel Richards (Upward Stars 3SSB 2023): Richards continues to show his production on the floor, as I believe he is one of the more underrated prospects in the state of South Carolina for his class.  Every time he comes out, he makes an impact on the floor.  Before, he did an incredible job in getting downhill and finishing through contact and he continues to do so, but you can...

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Dawkins’ Day One Standouts: Phenom MDC

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Sean Sucarichi (Rock United 17U) Sean assumed a primary play-making role for this team from the wing. He also served as their most reliable rebounder. He seems to be tracking toward a potentially elite-level of play. I personally believe Sean is another example of a player that could benefit heavily from greater assertion on the offensive end, he has the talent for...

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Visibly Undervalued: 6’4 2022 Julian Kiett

Every year, there’s a slew of prospects who soar under the radar despite taking all the necessary steps to be recruited. Some ultimately become unsigned seniors fighting for their livelihood just to receive a chance to further their career at the collegiate level. However, college coaches typically catch on before it’s too late and scoop up these undervalued prospects for pennies on the...

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Special K’s Superstars from Phenom Grassroots TOC

This weekend, Phenom Hoops took it to the great city of Rock Hill to host the Phenom Grassroots Tournament of Champions. Teams from all over the country came to participate and college coaches were in attendance. The talent level was through the roof, and these are the top players that I saw: 6’2 Jaden Bradley of Team CP3 17U was perhaps the most impressive player in the gym. Sometimes when...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Drae Rice #0: 5’10 ’21 AJ Thompson (Northwestern) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to successfully run a team on either side of the ball, AJ Thompson. He’s a smart, quick, heady point guard prospect with an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Thompson is great in the open floor but also more than comfortable within the half-court...

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Player Standouts at NC Top 80 v. SC Top 80

Jamarii Thomas- The tough, heady point guard prospect offered a very consistent two-way presence, overwhelming opponents with his motor and toughness. Thomas attacks the basket very well and displays a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s great in the open floor and shows a willingness to make hustle plays. Julian Kiett- It’s somewhat perplexing to try and understand why Kiett...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’22 Julian “Juice” Keitt (Upward Stars) The Upward Stars program possesses talent within each of their teams, and Keitt is arguably one of the more intriguing long-term prospects from this roster. He plays with a consistently high motor on both ends of the floor and tends to naturally create havoc with his overall activity level. Keitt is a great defender, finisher, and rebounder, which...

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A Closer Look: Point Guards in South Carolina’s Class of 2022

At this point, it should be no secret that our neighbors to the south have some of the most underrated basketball talent of any state in the country. Sure, South Carolina might not necessarily have the depth of prospects like North Carolina but their top grouping could consistently go toe-to-toe against the best players from almost any other state (including North Carolina). Even looking back at...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 10

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 10 Coach: Bryan Brown   #12: 5’10 ’19 Alvin Cuffie (Hartsville, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a pretty strong amount of offensive polish at camp, Alvin Cuffie. He’s an off-guard that is wired to score, especially as a shooter from midrange and beyond the arc. Offensively, Cuffie does a solid job of attacking...

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