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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Jacob Senyo #1: 6’0 ’23 Markeevis Latta (Oxford) Starting things off, we look at a player that easily stood out as one of the most dynamic floor generals on display, Markeevis Latta. He’s a smart, sharp, quick point guard prospect with a nice blend of playmaking and three-level scoring. Latta is capable of breaking down his man, touching the paint, and making plays for himself...

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Northwest Guilford Changing Directions

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom LIVE (Underrated Gems)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina for another weekend of grassroots basketball. We saw a lot of familiar faces in addition to the numerous new programs on display. There were plenty of standouts on display, and this article will take a closer look at some personal favorites from the two-day event, each of which are deserving of...

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NC Gaters Starting to Hit Their Stride

Over the past few months, we’ve covered the NC Gaters program quite extensively—both at their open gyms and during our events. They started the summer season with some struggles but have since played their way back into relevance. This is certainly not coincidental, but more of a direct result of uptick in play from numerous individuals. While their entire roster is worth noting, this article...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’7 ’21 Earl Burgess (Team 864) It’s easy to appreciate someone like Burgess, who is so noticeably effective without ever needing to be the primary focus on either end of the floor. He simply makes plays and understands how to maximize his presence. Burgess is long, wiry, and moves very well for his size. He runs the floor properly in transition, makes smart decisions with or without the ball,...

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Queen City Showcase Preview: NC Gaters

Despite all the unusual circumstances throughout the last few months, the travel ball season is in full swing. With that, Phenom Hoops is traveling down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Queen City Showcase. Even from afar, one can see the obvious amount of talent slated to be on display from Friday through Sunday. These articles will offer a brief...

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Open Gym Report: NC Gaters 2022

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro for a special open gym feature on the NC Gaters, a program with some of the top up-and-coming talent from the area. We had the privilege of seeing their teams for the classes of 2022 and 2024, and there was a lot to unbox. This article will take a closer look at the makeup of their 16U roster and what we can expect of them throughout the...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Player Profile: Connor Ballou

When experience meets opportunity, incredible things are capable of happening. With Christian Hampton and Dean Reiber (two of the best players in Northwest Guilford’s history) departing, it’s only fitting that someone steps up and enters the new leadership role. Nothing is definite, but it feels like Connor Ballou is the odds-on favorite to assume that position and list of responsibilities....

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Grimsley v. Northwest Guilford

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for an exciting inner-conference matchup between Grimsley and Northwest Guilford. This contest carried considerable weight, seeing as the victor would ultimately secure the top spot in the Metro 4A Conference. Northwest Guilford has remained among Greensboro’s best teams behind their undeniable talent and quality coaching staff....

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Northwest Guilford

Over the last six or seven years, few Greensboro-based public school programs have enjoyed more on-court success than Northwest Guilford. Folks from around the area know that the Summerfield-Oak Ridge-Stokesdale trinity isn’t typically considered as a hotbed for basketball talent. That being said, Coach Lee Reavis has done an impeccable job of developing players and implementing a well-oiled...

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