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Phenom Open Run: Lincoln Charter

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area.  Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court.  It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event....

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts #PhenomFallFinale

6’6 Caleb Lominac of NLPB 803 is such a strong wing and uses his strength and athleticism to be relentless in the paint. He attacks the rim hard, creates contact, and finishes consistently. He rebounds very well for his size and has the IQ and handling ability to push the break and make good decisions. He has a great touch on his jumper that allows him to be a good shooter off the catch. He...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Early Standouts from Phenom LIVE

6’2 Marcus Farley Jr. of Team Together 16U simply finds ways to score and put up numbers.. He is really great at getting into the lane and drawing contact; makes a living at the free-throw line. He has a quick first step that takes him all the way to the cup and is a crafty finisher. He shoots the ball well from three and makes open shots. Has a good IQ and plays within the offense, doesn’t take...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomLIVE (Day 1, Part 1)

2022 6’2 Marcus Farley Jr. (Team Together 16u): Farley continues to have an impressive summer, scoring the ball consistently and earning MVP honors.  He did much of the same in Game 1 on Saturday, really staying aggressive, getting downhill and finishing strong at the rim.  Showcased more of his athleticism with a few throwdowns as well. 2022 6’5 Karon Boyd (Charlotte Hoyas 16u): Boyd...

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Special K’s Superstars: Phenom Summer Finale

6’3 Marcus Farley Jr. of Team Together 16U had a great weekend this weekend. He is an effortless scorer that can really heat up and score big numbers. Doesn’t force bad shots and really scores within the flow of the offense which allows him to be very productive and efficient. Shoots the ball well of both the catch and dribble. Where he really makes his mark is in the paint. Attacks the rim...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Late Standouts

6’9 Alexander Letino of NLPB 803 16U is a load in the paint. Really thrives in the paint and has a nice touch around the rim. Has great footwork in the post to go alongside an array of moves. Rebounds the ball very well and positions himself well to score. Stays vertical on defense and makes it hard to score over the top of him. Runs the floor well and has a good touch from mid range.  5’10...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Standouts

5’10 Kobe Parker of Carolina Stars Elite 2022 had a great first game today. Really got to his spots with ease and really put the ball in the hole. Scored from all three levels and showed the ability to run and finish in transition. Showed the ability to hit open shots as well. Finished with a game high 30 pts. 6’3 Marcus Farley Jr. of Team Together 16U can flat out play. I love his game and how...

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North Meck Set to Continue Their Reign of Dominance

The high school basketball landscape is in constant flux, whether from players transferring, prep schools emerging, or something in between. These common situations have made it extremely difficult for most programs, as the roster turnover is greater than ever before. However, North Meck has been a sheer model of consistency since the turn of the millennium. Coach Duane Lewis should be credited...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Phenom Challenge 1.0

What’s up all my hoops heads, it’s your guy Brandon Blakney and I’m live from Rock Hill, SC, for some travel ball action! The Phenom Challenge kicked off this weekend and the talent hasn’t disappointed early! My first group of standouts is a diverse group of five that college coaches at multiple levels may want to get to know!

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’2 ’22 Marcus Farley Jr. (Team Together) Despite a lot of surrounding talent, Farley was arguably the best player on the court. He led by example, controlled the offensive action, and made numerous plays on defense. Although Farley is a noted athlete, it was his savvy and attention to detail that really stood out during this contest. His vision and ability to set others up was undeniably...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: North Meck

One of the final stops Patrick and Rick made on Monday was at North Meck, a team that brings a lot of firepower, guard play, and intriguing young talent this season.  After finishing 23-5 last year, the Vikings look to fill the stands once again this year, especially with the talent we saw at the open gym.

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