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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Liberty Heights (National and Varisty)

Phenom Hoops checked in on Wednesday morning down around the Charlotte area, as Liberty Heights and Coach Mike Wright was back in action. Now having two teams on display, both national and varsity, Phenom was able to get a glimpse of an array of talent on the court, as we break down all the players to know and watch this season. Both teams should be fun to watch for sure and looking to make some...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Chas Stinson

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Memorial Day Classic

5’11 ’22 Jordan Marsh (PSB Larkin) There’s an abundance of talent within the PSB Larkin squad, and Marsh is as valuable as anyone. At this point, he’s probably underrated within the bigger scheme of things. Marsh is a sharp ball-handler and playmaker with an excellent penetration sense. He’s smart, athletic, and displays nice balance as a two-way floor general. Marsh is a quality defender and...

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Dawkins’ Day 2 Standouts from Phenom G3 Showcase

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Rasean Cason (All Carolina 17U)  Rasean Cason is another player who I watched for the very first time this weekend. Cason caught my attention with his blend of athleticism, 3-level scoring potential, and a rugged mentality that keeps both himself and his team engaged. On the defensive end, Rasean’s face tells the story of a defender prepared for battle. I would like...

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Special K’ Standouts: Queen City Showcase (Day 1)

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...

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Holiday Classic: Hickory Grove vs. Cannon (Recap/Standouts)

Second to last game of the event, Cannon and Hickory Grove hit the court to battle it out at the Phenom Holiday Classic.  It started out as a low scoring affair between the two Charlotte programs, as neither team found a ton of success in scoring the ball in the first half, but both teams did a good job in limiting each other to just one shot on the floor.  Hickory Grove was up a few...

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A Closer Look: 6’3 ’21 Chas Stinson

There are countless instances in grassroots basketball where a player can be undeniably productive in various settings for a prolonged period of time, yet receive little to no attention from college coaches. That appears to be exactly the case with Chas Stinson of Hickory Grove and (primarily) QCAA, who shined throughout the summer and seamlessly transitioned into a leadership role during the...

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Calvary Day v. Hickory Grove

On Friday night, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Calvary Day School in the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina for some quality high school basketball competition between the Cougars and the Hickory Grove Lions. Though the hosting Cougars were still hunting for their first win, it’s not for a lack of talent within their roster. On the other side, Hickory Grove entered this contest with a 2-2...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Early Standouts (Day 1)

Chas Stinson 6’3 Chas Stinson of QCAA 17U  has played well so far today showing that he can be a very effective three-level scorer. Really attacked the basket well and finished around the rim consistently. Showed that he is a really efficient shooter off the catch. Uses his quickness to be active on defense and pressure the ball. His stock will continue to rise! 6’8 Peyton Gerald of QCAA 17U is...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 2 Early Standouts

6’10 Corneilous Williams of TLBA 2022 17U is a workhorse. Extremely high motor and runs the floor hard. Very active on the boards on both sides of the ball. Long, active defender who blocks shots at a high level. Scores relentlessly around the basket and use his athleticism to play above the rim. Finished the first game with 25 points and 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. 5’9 Kadyn Dawkins of Cobras...

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College Coaches need to watch QCAA 17u at Queen City Showcase

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 2 Coach Richardson   #61: 5’4 ’21 Kaiwuan Fletcher (Raleigh, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently produced on both ends of the floor, Kaiwuan Fletcher. He’s a small, quick point guard prospect with a nice feel for the game, which allows him to do a lot, despite a lack of great size. Offensively, Fletcher offers...

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