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Young talent, underrated seniors highlight Beckley (IJN)

In a loaded and fun event in West Virginia recently, the Phenom Country Roads Holiday Invitational brought the light on several in-state programs that have intriguing talent. Talent that could easily translate to the next level and in several classes.

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Hoops’ Country Roads Holiday Invitational

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Chapmanville, West Virginia to host our annual Country Roads Holiday Invitational. The field featured a quality mix of local and national-level teams, which allowed for a ton of competitive battles over the three days of basketball. There were many takeaways and standouts from this event, and this article will take a closer look at some personal...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Hoops’ Country Roads Holiday Invitational

6’3 ’20 Curtis Houston (Beckley IJN) There are an abundance of enticing prospects on this Beckley IJN roster but Houston is arguably the most impressive. He’s big, strong, and very decisive with the ball in his hands, consistently working to get out in transition and make plays while going downhill. Houston has an excellent pace to his game, showing craftiness, patience, and sharp instincts as a...

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Week 3 Open Gym Recap: West Virginia’s Got Dudes!

West Virginia loves its basketball, and while the talent there is a little more spread out than other players, there is a lot of talent there. We took this past week to travel around West Virginia to see some of the teams who will be playing in our events this coming season. No surprise to us, we saw so much talent. College coaches, take in these notes (also be sure to subscribe to THE Phenom...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour – Beckley Prep IJN

Phenom Hoop Report continued to hit the road on their West Virginia tour, getting an early glimpse at a few teams that will be representing the state.  Already taking a look at Chapmanville, Jamie Shaw and Patrick O’Brien got an early glance at Beckley Prep IGN, as head coach Justin Dempsey leads the new program with an array of intriguing talent. Dempsey has a few talented seniors as well...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Justin Dempsey   #44: 5’7 ’23 Ty Hopson (Tennessee High) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game well on both ends of the court despite his lack of size, Ty Hopson. He’s a smart, young guard prospect that plays with a high motor and scores the ball effectively from all three levels. Hopson has a nice playmaking sense and rebounds particularly well for...

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