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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Christian Savage #0: 5’11 ’21 Jalen Breazeale (Dorman) Starting things off, we look at a player that offers a strong balance between scoring and playmaking, Jalen Breazele. He’s a smart, quick, tough two-way point guard prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the willingness to make plays for others. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at #PhenomStayPositive (Part 3)

2022 6’8 Elijah Gray (Tennessee Bobcats): Gray was off the charts in Game 1 on Day 1, scoring 29 points to help his team to a victory.  He made his presence known all over the court, as the stretch forward was a mismatch scoring from the perimeter, putting it on the deck, and rebounding then pushing it out in transition. 2022 6’3 Sam Cogan (Team Denver NC): Cogan continues to produce every...

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Coach Rick’s Thoughts and TakeAways from Upward Stars

Coach Rick’s Thoughts and Take Aways from Upward Stars Phenom Hoops travelled down to Spartanburg, South Carolina to cover  Upward Star’s “Open Gym and Skill Development.” It was held at the beautiful Upward Star Center and congratulations to Curtis Wheeler and his staff for hosting a well-organized and professional event. More importantly, we were provided a thorough roster list and a...

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Thoughts and Takeaways from Upward Stars

Phenom Hoops had a chance to hit the road and enjoy getting back on the court, as we headed down to Spartanburg to check in on the Upward Stars practice. There were a few players that caught our eyes but here are some of our thoughts and takeaways from our day in South Carolina.

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Mason Padgett   #3: 5’8 ’23 Derrick Barksdale (York Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player that is pretty advanced and polished for his age, Derrick Barksdale. He’s a smart, slightly undersized point guard prospect with excellent perimeter shooting and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Barksdale is quick and gets downhill with ease,...

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South Carolina Top 80 All Tournament Team “Class of 2021”

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2021 6′4″ 80 Russell Felton Jr Aiken SC Aiken High School 2021 6′1″ 44 Daveon Thomas Elgin SC Lee Central High School 2021 6′3″ 72 Cohen Gaskins Summerville SC Pinewood Preparatory School 2021 6′4″ 82 Korey Richardson Columbia Sc SC Lower Richland High School 2021 6′4″ 96 Malachy McGuirt Rock Hill SC Rock Hill High School 2021 6′7″ 112 AJ Allenspach...

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#SCTop80: Miles Magical Five (Early Slate)

#67 6’3 2021 Janyle Pittman: Lancaster High School Pittman possesses a great blend of explosiveness and playmaking ability as a true combo guard. He can take the top off the defense at any time with a jaw dropping dunk or run the team to a tee when needed. His perimeter jumper is continuing to develop at a nice rate and his on-ball defense may be his best attribute as a player. He does a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from South Carolina Top 80 (Part II)

The Phenom Hoop Report Top 80 camps bring all the top talent from around the state all under one roof and there is just a different feel when these players step on the court.  Phenom Hoops headed back to Lexington high school once again for the South Carolina Top 80 and man, it did not disappoint. One could sit down and talk about each player from the event, which we will in our evaluations but...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Breakouts — They Did What We Thought They Would

5’11 Unsigned Senior Mikey Dukes First Baptist (Charleston, SC) VCU came in earlier in the week to watch Dukes, and loved him. This comes as no surprise as Dukes is good enough to garner early playing time at a VCU. It is a wonder why he doesn’t already carry 15-20 D1 offers. He is the best available point guard in the Carolinas right now, and (Josiah James aside) he may be the best...

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Phenom Capital City Jam: Coach Rick’s Magnificent Seven

Phenom Capital City Jam: Coach Rick’s Magnificent Seven The Second Annual Phenom Capital City Jam was once again loaded with talent and college coaches. More importantly, two players used the Phenom Hoop Report platform to secure offers by college coaches in attendance. 6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep) quickly picked up an offer by St. Bonaventure while 6’3 teammate Caleb...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

First Baptist: 5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes The first game of the day was filled with excitement, thanks in large part to Mikey Dukes and his phenomenal two-way showing. He’s arguably the most athletic sub-six-foot player in the entire Southeast region, especially when considering his muscular frame. Dukes is blindingly quick and possesses unbelievable end-to-end speed, which he often uses to set up...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a Cousin Duo of SCs Top Freshman Point Guard and an Unknown Superstar

There is talent all over the state of South Carolina, this is becoming a known fact. Looking toward the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, two South Carolina prospects (Zion Williamson and Ja Morant) are slated to be drafted among the Top 10. Keeping pace with the great part about South Carolina basketball is that the talent pops up all over the place. Williamson came from Spartanburg Day School, a 2A...

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 12

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 12 Coach: Jimmy Duncan   #14: 5’10 ’21 Phillip Mickles (Lancaster, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is simply wired to score and make plays, Phillip Mickles. He’s a strong-bodied guard prospect with an excellent motor and team-first approach to the game. Offensively, Mickles is typically slotted off-ball, where he’s great at...

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