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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
While everyone is talking about high-profile teams like Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, Lake Norman Christian, Moravian Prep, Bull City Prep, Word of God, The Burlington School, and others, folks should be reminded about the surplus of talent at United Faith Christian Academy. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as this program has seen dozens of noteworthy players come through their...read more
On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Charlotte, NC to watch practice at United Faith Christian Academy. Head Coach Josh Coley is excited about this year’s group. The practice was very efficient. The players were constantly active and competing. There was no down time in between drills, and the players maintained their level of effort and focus throughout. Coach Coley said something to his...read more
Phenom Hoops went out on a late Friday night to check in on another fall league, getting a chance to watch the talent that will once again be on display during the high school season. We take a look at the players we saw, making notes of what each team could potentially look like once the season starts.read more
6’3 2021 Kymani Knox (Upward Stars)- Knox is an absolute load in the middle to deal with, he just a tough kid. When Knox builds up steam he comes through the lane like a wrecking ball. Knox is built for contact and he knows it, he converted several tough finishes, the defense had no choice but to foul. Knox defended the paint admirably and ate the glass up, he’s a true competitor and will do all...read more
In many ways, Hester is the natural glue-guy for this Royals squad. He consistently finds a way to impact the game in various ways, and doesn’t necessarily require a ton of offensive touches to make his presence felt.read more
Phenom Open Gym Tour “United Faith” Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Matthews, North Carolina to cover open gym at United Faith. Last year, United Faith finished with a 17-13 overall record and loss the services of Marcus Henderson (Evansville), Ford Cooper (Missouri State), Jason Thompson (Houston Baptist), Sam Wolfe (VMI), and AJ Morris (Coastall Alabama Community College) As you...read more