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Coach Rick’s All State “Team Before Self Award”

Coach Rick’s Team Before Self Award 5’10 2021 Trace Forest (Pine Lake Prep) We’ve had the opportunity to watch 5’10 2020 Trace Forest (Pine Lake Prep) in several settings. Whether it is travel ball, camp, or playing on his high school team, one thing is crystal clear. Trace Forest is the ultimate “team first” player. Last summer at the David Rose Memorial Day Classic, we wrote the following. “In...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour “Pine Lake Prep”

Phenom Open Gym Tour “Pine Lake Prep” Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Mooresville, North Carolina to cover open gym at Pine Lake Preparatory School. Head coach Tony Dunbar comes from Indiana and his deep roots to the Hoosier State is clearly etched in his coaching philosophy. Pine Lake Prep is a charter school and is aligned in the NCHSAA 1A division. Last season, Pine Lake finished...

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A Closer Look: Carolina Riptide

At Phenom Hoops, we’ve seen a considerable amount of programs come through our doors, but none that represent the team concept better than the Carolina Riptide. For starters, this group has been together throughout the entire process and possesses chemistry that other teams simply can’t match. It all starts with their fiery head coach, Grant Hodges, who has proven to be one of the modest, yet...

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Early Player Standouts at Phenom David Rose MDC

Capital City Pacers 6’2 ’21 Donavon Martin- The long, athletic wing prospect was pretty productive throughout this contest. He stood out as a primary scoring option on offense and played with consistent aggression on defense. Martin attacked the basket whenever possible and was able to thrive in transition.   Carolina Riptide 5’10 ’21 Trace Forest- In many ways, Forest is one of the unsung...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 13

North Carolina Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 13   Team 13 Coach: Needham Cheely   #14:5’9 ’21 Joshua McClary (Charlotte, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a calm two-way presence at camp, Joshua McClary. He’s a wiry point guard prospect that offers a solid mix between penetrating and shooting while constantly looking to get others involved....

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