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Basketball has aggressively transitioned into a game surrounding star power, specifically given the overall nature of talent accumulation: the more “stars” on a team, the better. However, no team has ever found true, prolonged success without role players. Guys like Robert Horry have become legendary by embracing their identity as a smaller cog, rather than the fulcrum piece. The same notion is...read more
The atmosphere was electric for this game, as both teams had fans show up to cheer them on in what looked to be a big showdown with two of the top teams in the state. Both teams looked to attack with their strengths, as Carmel Christian was able to hold the small lead for much of the first half but it remained a one or two bucket game throughout. Ben Burnham made his presence on both sides,...read more
On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event with a talented field of teams. The 12-game slate offered a ton of intrigue subplots and storylines along the way, so let’s take a closer look at some of the available, less-discussed prospects that college coaches should be pursuing… 6’4 Jeremy Baker (Liberty...read more
The third game of Phenom Hoops’ MLK Showcase took place between two of the top teams throughout North Carolina in Victory Christian and Liberty Heights. Although the Kings opened the game on a 9-2 run, Liberty Heights quickly regained their footing, made a 9-2 run of their own, and tied things up at 11-11 to end the first quarter. In the second quarter, Liberty Heights continued to extend their...read more
The sixth game for day five of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two noteworthy squads in Victory Christian and Combine Regional. Victory Christian came out of the gates, established a strong lead, and never looked back. They shared the ball and completely dominated behind a balanced offensive attack, jumping out to a 12-30 lead through the first eight minutes of play. In the second...read more
Phenom Hoops continues their open gym tour, this time getting a treat to check in on Victory Christian, as Coach Dilligard brings in new names along with seniors with experience. There should be a lot of excitement around the program this year and they will have their chance to shine against a national schedule. Check out who we watched in the open gym, as this is going to be a program college coaches will want to get on quickly.read more
Heading out for an early morning practice, Phenom Hoop Report hit the gym once again in Charlotte, traveling to Victory Christian to get a glimpse of what head coach Marcus Dilligard was working with this year for the Kings. It seems that they will have a nice blend of athleticism, size, and experience this year, as they look to improve from their 18-12 record last year. Check out the roster...read more