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Open Gym Report: Quality Education Academy

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for our annual open gym tour. The Pharaohs have consistently been among the most talented teams in the state over the last five-plus years, but the hiring of Andre Gould made things even more intriguing for the program. His ability to accumulate talent has always been visible, as QEA (and...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom PG/Prep Nationals (Part 1)

2023 Anthony Breland (Charlotte Elite Academy): Breland really showcased his full impact on the court. We have known his ability to score the ball effectively and be a true threat, getting into the paint, creating for himself, knocking down shots, and using his strong frame well against opponents. But he also shows great body control, explosiveness, his impact on the boards, and his unselfish...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Hoop State Fall League (Week 1, East Division)

2024 6’1 Gabriel Marquis (Team Raleigh): The young guard really captured some eyes with his play early on.  Plays with a calming and fluid feel on the floor, making plays for himself and for others.  He led the charge offensively, viewed the court, and made multiple plays for himself off the dribble or found open teammates.  Strong start for this young man. 2023 6’3 Nicholas...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: NC GBB Academy

Thursday afternoon last week, Phenom Hoops was in the Raleigh area to check in on the talent.  After our stop at Word of God, we drove just minutes down the road to check in on NC GBB Academy, a new program that will certainly bring eyes their way this year.  Many of these guys we saw this summer and will look to have themselves a big upcoming high school season.  Let’s dive into...

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DeAjai Dawkins’ Friday standouts

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2021 6’3 Demonte Cunningham (Harrisburg Heat 17U) Demonte plays a significant role being the interior muscle for a scrappy but undersized team. His natural physically imposing stature has most likely allowed him to outmuscle competition for years, but his game has had to adjust along with the physical development of his opponents. Playing against 2021 competition, Cunningham...

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