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Beyond Basketball: Carolina Riptide 2023

Culture is one of the defining traits for a majority of successful teams, regardless of sport or activity. Having a collection of individuals who understand and buy-in to these ideals typically allow everything else to naturally fall in place. Take the Carolina Riptide 2023 (formerly Team HUSL) as a prime representative of a squad who is arguably as united as any team in the Carolinas. How?...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Carolina Riptide 2023

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 this...

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The Expansion of the Carolina Riptide

Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.3)

2021 6’6 Kenny Hodges (WS Christian): Hodges is one that just captures the eye with his physical stature, his athleticism, and ability to defend and play multiple positions on the court.  He works well around the rim but is also someone that coaches could really mold at the next level. Donivan Peoples (Moravian Prep PG): Peoples grabbed the attention immediately with his 6’5 frame, leading...

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