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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Gate City Classic

6’9 ’21 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs) Now that Kadin Shedrick has departed, it’s become increasingly clear that Kiesenhofer is ready to take the reigns. He’s long, active, and possesses a phenomenal frame with great mobility. Kiesenhofer offers terrific rebounding, rim-protection, and all-around timing on defense while showcasing quality touch and a pretty nice perimeter jumper on the other...

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Piedmont Classical v. Henderson Collegiate

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the edge of Browns Summit, North Carolina, where Piedmont Classical was set to kick off their season against the reigning 1A runner-up in Henderson Collegiate. It was a matchup made in heaven, since both teams truly embrace playing the best possible opponents and have the talent to compete with any program in the state. There’s no love lost between these...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Phenom Summer Havoc: Miles Saturday Standouts

6’1 2020 Jake Ledbetter: NC Spartans East Ledbetter is an incredibly smooth operator when on the ball and lethal off the catch when he’s off of it.  He plays the game with a cerebral approach, never wavering from his calm approach.  He plays the game with flare, showing the ability to really heat up from beyond the arc.  Ledbetter consistently makes the right reads when initiating the offense...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — D1 BREAKOUTS!!!

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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Afternoon Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Team Camp Session II

6’4 ’20 Kalib Matthews (Henderson Collegiate) This entire Henderson Collegiate team is worth noting and writing about, but Matthews was simply too spectacular to not acknowledge. His consistency never seems to waver, regardless of score, opponent, or setting, and approaches the game with a calm, yet intense, demeanor. Matthews can fill it up in a hurry from beyond the arc or through constantly...

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Coach Rick’s Phenom High School Team Camp Session 2 Standouts

Coach Rick’s Phenom High School Team Camp Session 2 Standouts It was another outstanding opening day for the Phenom High School Team Camp held at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina. With the summer heat wave on the outside, the action was even hotter on the inside. With 40 plus teams participating with terrific performances by many, we will take a closer look at some of...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Queens University for our annual June team camp, which featured an incredible amount of talent from various different pockets of the region. College coaches were in the building and kids got seen by a variety of different programs at the D2, D3, and JUCO levels. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive performers from over...

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Talent all over the place on Day 1 of the Phenom Team Camp

Sometimes, shots fall.  Other times, they don’t.  This was the main takeaway from Court Two during the first of three days at an exciting Phenom Team Camp at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Court Two was an action-packed site for most of the first day, including two match-ups that lived up to the hype.  First up is the game between Moravian Prep (NC) and Chapmanville Regional...

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Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 1 Phenom Team Camp

Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 1 Phenom Team Camp The first day of the Phenom Team Camp held at the beautiful campus of Queens University was a tremendous success. We have quality teams, great match ups and dozens and dozens of college coaches in attendance. With 45 plus teams in attendance, there was an abundance of quality play demonstrated throughout the day, but we will take a closer...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6’4 ’20 Kalib Matthews (Henderson Collegiate) Thus far, no player has been better than Matthews, who was the main two-way leader in Henderson Collegiate’s early win. He’s such a matchup problem, given his blend of IQ, size, skill, and three-level scoring. No opponent was actually able to contain him, but Matthews still displayed unselfishness and applied scoring pressure within the flow of the...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Rodney Trotman   #67: 5’10 ’19 Edward Garner (Butler High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that exemplified toughness and intelligence extremely well, Edward Garner. He’s a wiry guard prospect that simply knows how to affect all facets of the game at an effective level. Garner scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and proved to be a very creative...

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Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Biggest Stock Movers Part 2

Rankings are fluid by nature. There are many changes along with the way and adjustments are made based upon improvements by players and at times when we just miss out on a prospect. As players get older and we have more quality viewings of a player, rankings have a tendency to level out. We won’t get them all right all the time, but our track record over the years have been pretty darn good. In...

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Dawkins Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase Standouts

One of our scouts was sitting on the baseline this past weekend for the Carolina Showcase and a few players stood out. See who made the list.

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From the Sidelines: Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase

By: Bryant McGowan 6’4 2020 Kalib Matthews One of the smoothest offensive players participating in camp this weekend, Kalib Matthews put his skillset on full display. Matthews has a knack for placing himself in scoring position and converts on many of his opportunities. He showed a lot of promise in the shooting department, knocking down three pointers and mid-range jumpers alike with great...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase

#89- 6’0 ’22 Dwight Canady- The young, incredibly well-rounded point guard continues to impress. He’s been terrific with the WNC Warriors and looked equally as comfortable playing against bigger/older opponents. Canady displayed excellent craftiness when attacking the basket, both as a passer and finisher. He knocked down plenty of jumpers and contained his assignment well on...

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Bendel’s Best: David Rose MDC

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops had our annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic, an event that honors wounded veterans and supports the Wounded Warrior Project. Each year, some of the toughest teams from around region come together for this loaded event. This year’s field lived up to the event’s reputation and delivered some high-level competition, which featured numerous standout performers. We...

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Player Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge Live

CC Elite 6’4 ’20 Elijah Hightower- The long, wiry wing prospect was really difficult for the opposition to contain in this contest, especially from beyond the arc. Hightower looked quite strong when spotting-up and working without the ball, but also showed some solid creation skills when taking opponents off the bounce. He utilized his length well on defense and outworked his assignment on the...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Afternoon Session)

Central Cabarrus: 6’4 ’21 Christian Cornish Long and athletic, Cornish knows how to impose his will on both ends of the floor pretty regularly. He utilizes his high motor to attack the rim on offense and make plays on defense. Cornish has upside as a creator and looked fairly competent when creating off the dribble, able to touch the paint and make the correct pass whenever possible. He...

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