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Phenom Game Report: Asheville School vs. Christ School

Two heavyweights battled it out at Christ School, as Asheville School hit the road and packed the house as they went up against one of the top teams in Christ School.  Both teams that look to contend for a championship went at it and traded baskets early on.  Christ School was with Emmanuel Richards and Asheville School was able to take advantage with their inside-out game. Asheville...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Sterling Council #1: 5’9 ’23 Justin Rembert (Crestwood) Starting things off, we look at a player who made a lasting impression despite being the smallest camper on this team, Justin Rembert. He’s a quick, scrappy, well-rounded lead guard prospect with a wiry build and nice feel on both ends of the floor. Rembert handles the ball well, sets up others with consistency, and is...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Chris Goodman #2: 5’10 ’23 Justin Monden (Word of God) Starting things off, we look at a player who offers a very steady, reliable two-way presence, regardless of setting, Justin Monden. He’s a smart, unselfish, well-rounded point guard prospect with excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Monden displays pace, patience, and great vision when initiating...

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Stockrisers from NC Top 80 (Class of 2024) (Part 2)

Another outstanding North Carolina Top 80 event has come and gone, and the talent was fun to watch. Some of the biggest names were all under one building and so many players could be found making this list, but these are a few players from the Class of 2024 (Part 2) that really popped off with their play at the event. Stockrisers from NC Top 80 (Class of 2024) (Part 1) 2024 6’5 Jamari Briggs...

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Start Tracking More: Upward Combine (2023/2024)

What a weekend of basketball it was for Phenom Hoops. Not only did we continue our weekend coverage and platform with the HoopState League but we also had a great opportunity to head down to South Carolina to check out talent from around the region at the Upward Combine.  Players from North and South Carolina were in attendance, as we were able to get a few updated viewings of players but...

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Phenom Open Gym: Christ School

Phenom Open Gym: Christ School Phenom Hoops travelled to the footsteps of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Arden, North Carolina to cover open gym. Head Coach Josh Coley has plenty to be excited about for the upcoming season. Last year, Christ School finished with a 16-11 record, but returns the top three scorers in 6’4 Emanuel Richards (19.3 PPG; 5.2 RPG), 6’5 Bryson Cokley (9.3 PPG; 4.5...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Yusuf English #106: 5’10 ’24 Bryson Rose (Lake City) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually found ways to make an impact on both ends of the floor, Bryson Rose. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with a natural understanding of how to make hustle plays within the flow of the action. Rose does a great job of getting downhill and finishing or accessing his...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: Upward Stars Pee Dee

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. Upward Stars Pee Dee 17u South Carolina is...

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Special K’s Superstars from Phenom Challenge

LeBron Thomas 6’4 Jamari Briggs of Upward Stars Pee Dee 16U was impressive this weekend. He possesses the already translatable physical tools that allow him to stand out immediately when watching him. Jamari is a big guard who utilizes a blend of athleticism and strength to barrel his way to the rim and finish through contact. It is evident that he has made clear strides in his improvement...

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Continuing his growth: ’23 Jamari Briggs (Hartsville HS)

The class of 2023 in South Carolina is going to be an interesting one to watch.  You have several players making a name for themselves early on, including Jamari Briggs from Hartsville high school.  Once you hear Hartsville, you may think of Cesare Edwards, a big committed to Xavier.  But the Foxes, who sit at 7-3 on the season, have another rising star with Briggs.  He has...

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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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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Brandon Gaither   #16: 5’11 ’22 LaDarian McCree (Lancaster) Starting things off, we look at a player that is quietly among the better two-way guards in his class, LaDarian McCree. He’s a smart, high-motor guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to touch the paint at a consistently strong rate. McCree can play either backcourt position and offers a terrific blend...

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