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Richard Black Back in the great city of Rock Hill, SC , I along with the rest of the Phenom Hoops Staff started out the Phenom Queen City Showcase with some good talent. Being one of the premier tournaments of the summer, the weekend is packed full of talented players and teams. Here is who I thought stood out today on the courts I observed. 6’4 Shawn Wilson of Team Hickory 17U Cannady...read more
The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts. With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...read more
The NCISAA 2A division was arguably the deepest division in the state this year. On Wednesday night, Northwood Temple hosted Westminster Catawba in the semifinals. Northwood Temple (26-7) entered the game on a 15-game win streak. Westminster Catawba entered the game with a 14-2 record. Both teams have played at a high level consistently all year. The first quarter started with Northwood...read more
Playoff basketball, there is nothing like it in North Carolina. This was a battle to go to the Final Four, as Westminster Catawba and Northside Christian had a ton of storylines coming into this one. Two very well-coached teams went at it to start in the first quarter, and both offenses seemed to make plays. Northside found success from the perimeter while Westminster attacked and got to the...read more
Team 3 Coach: Kelvin Mills #0: 5’11 ’23 Arturo Overton (Lower Richland) Starting things off, we look at a player that has been a regular shining spot at camps over the last few years, Arturo Overton. He’s a smart, skilled guard prospect that built his foundation as a scorer and has gradually transitioned into a floor general. Overton scores the ball at an efficient clip and can easily...read more
Khalil Shakir sat baseline and took notice of some of the talent. Check out his Special K's Hoops Takes from Day 1.read more
Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons #23: 5’10 ’21 Isaiah Escobar (The Burlington School) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually stands out with his motor and scoring ability, Isaiah Escobar. He’s a smart, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with quickness and nice perimeter shooting. Escobar defends quite well, especially for his size, and forces turnovers at a quality rate. Next in his...read more