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Becoming Under-Recruited: Collin Tanner

Back in September (when he already held his current two offers from Campbell and Coastal Carolina), we said that Collin Tanner should be expected to become a priority for college coaches. Nearly three months later, nothing has changed. Tanner is still dominating on a nightly basis while shining as the clear leader for Wayne Country Day. Before looking at anything else, the appeal of a 6-foot-6...

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Player Standouts at Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Day 1)

Presented by LucasMoore Realty, IncCheck out all the standouts from Day 1 of the Hoops & Dreams Showcase in Fayetteville, NC 6’4 ’22 Tajuan Simpkins (Liberty Heights Varsity) In watching the twins perform, it’s extremely perplexing as to why Tajuan Simpkins is so under-recruited. He’s clearly shown the ability to operate as a lead guard and very effective playmaker with the ball in his...

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Taking his Game to Another Level: 2023 Collin Tanner (Wayne Country Day)

The talent that was on the court this past weekend at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic was incredible. Many of which have been earning the attention of college coaches around the country but there was one player that really showcased his talent on the big stage and should see his recruitment take off.

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HIGHLIGHTS: VT commit MJ Collins vs 2023 Collin Tanner Goes Down at Phenom Hoops #CarmelTipOff!

2023 Collin Tanner and 2022/Virginia Tech commit MJ Collins put on two incredible performances at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, as they showed why they are two of the premier prospects in the state. Check out all the highlights from this intense game.

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What You Missed: Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

What a way to start the high school season at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, as the atmosphere was off the charts, the competition was incredible, and fans were treated to some of the premier talent around the region. If you missed you, you missed a good one. Here are JUST A FEW things you might have missed.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Carmel Tip-Off (Day 2, Part 1)

2023 Collin Tanner (Wayne Country Day): After a 25-point performance on Day 1, Tanner came back strong once again on Day 2.  Not only did he rack up a double-double by halftime, but he continued to show just how effective he can be no matter where he is placed on the court. The 6’6 prospect can be a main ball-handler, run the offense, create for himself off the dribble, finish strong and through...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Carmel Tip-Off (Day 1)

2022 Cinque Lemon (Liberty Heights): One thing about this Liberty Heights team, on any night they can have someone step up and lead the charge. On Day 1, it was 2022 Cinque Lemon that stepped up for his team. Lemon continued to show what he has shown over and over; the ability to knock down shots from multiple levels with a confident jumper.  But what was also impressive was the...

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Friday, Nov. 12)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for. Event Information:Event Page:...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Erik Whaley #5: 6’0 ’24 Carson Daniel (Central Cabarrus) Starting things off, we look at a player who already stands out as one of the more reliable, productive floor generals in the state, Carson Daniel. He’s a smart, skilled, unselfish point guard prospect with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Daniel typically looks to set up the offense and...

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Opening some eyes: NC Top 80 (Class of 2023)

We recently spoke about guards that are looking to have a big season (Read: Guards looking to have a big high school season: NC Top 80 (Class of 2023) but there were others at the event that really captured a lot of eyes with their play and could see their recruitment take off in a big way.  Check out a few more names that impressed at the loaded NC Top 80. 2023 Truman Claytor (Word of...

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North Carolina Top 80 All Star Team Class of 2023

Note: Players had to play in all three games ClassHeightNo.NameHigh SchoolCityState20236′2″17Jaylen CurryJ.L. ChambersCharlotteNC20236′5″43Truman ClaytorWord of GodErwinNC20236′5″37Isaiah WashingtonPine ForestFayettevilleNC20236′6″49Freddie DilioneWord of GodFayettevilleNC20236′0″6Chase DawsonCaryDurhamNC20236′0″8Jordan CooperWayne Country DayGoldsboroNC20236’6″48Dylan PurnellWord of...

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Wayne Country Day Open Gym Tour

Last week, Phenom Hoops travelled to Goldsboro NC to watch Wayne Country Day. The Chargers roster is filled with talent and youth. Coach Faulk and his team will make a ton of noise this year in North Carolina. Even with the loss of Jaden Cooper, this team still has a chance to make a run to the state title game again this year.  Players To Watch  6’5 2023 Collin Tanner  Collin is...

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Expect Collin Tanner to Become a Priority for College Coaches

Each year, there are various prospects who seem to enjoy a noticeable boost in recruitment immediately upon reclassifying and/or transferring. Guys like Jakwon Moore and Brandon White are probably the two best examples of this notion after seeing a massive uptick in offers over the summer. However, it seems like Collin Tanner is on the cusp of a major blow-up amongst Division I coaches. Between...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2026 Jeremiah Wiggins (Elite1): Another young prospect but one that has a mature game to go along with his early size that will certainly catch some attention. A 6’1 prospect, he plays strong down low but moves incredibly well around the floor, can guard multiple positions, and has guard-like skills to go with his game.  He finished well around the basket early on Day 1 at the Phenom Rise...

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Worthy of Offers: Underappreciated Targets for College Coaches

The trickle-down effect of Covid has largely dismantled the already-shaky structure that is college basketball. Interestingly enough, most of these kids in the Class of 2022 have yet to realize that many players will either go to a lower level than expected or be forced to fight for opportunities with players from the Class of 2021. While it’s not applicable to everyone, the additional granted...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Queen City Showcase Day 2 (Part 2)

2022 Tim Vaughn (Chattanooga Elite): Vaughn brings the blend of size at 6’5 but can really operate in several areas of the floor. Can battle down low but also step out and stretch the floor. Liked his overall impact as well on the boards. 2022 Amare Pearson (Team Wall): Pearson was sensational on Day 2, scoring consistently, attacking the rim and finishing strong.  Put down several...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Queen City Showcase Day 2 (Part 1)

2022 Justin Monden (All-Carolina): Though a smaller guard he was assertive on offense to start Day 2 for his team. Shows that he is a crafty guard that can create for himself and is effective from multiple levels of the floor. Smooth jumper to his game.  2022 Syncere Lynch (Team HoopState): Lynch played strong to start Day 2, really attacking and being aggressive.  He was able to show...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Flight 22 17u Elite UA Rise

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 Burlington School vs South Granville: Game Recap

Friday night in Creedmoor, NC, we were all in for a treat. There’s something about these public versus private school matchups that get everyone excited. We had one of the top public school teams in North Carolina in South Granville, led by Louisville commit, Bobby Pettiford Jr. Their opponent, The Burlington School (TBS), one of the top private school teams in the state, led by UNCW...

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Farmville Central vs South Granville: Game Recap

On Saturday night, South Granville travelled to Farmville Central for a rematch of last year’s NCHSAA 2A Regional Finals. The hype surrounding the game was real. Both teams feature ACC signees in Terquavion Smith (NC State) and Bobby Pettiford (Louisville). Farmville Central threw the first punch, starting the game on a 6-0 run. From that point on, both teams were trading baskets....

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 3)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Finale (Underrated Gems)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event. There was plenty of talent in the gym, featuring an abundance of new faces and guys we’ve seen numerous times throughout the years. The competition level was high, which made for some excitement, and various standouts emerged. This article will take a...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Late Day 1 Standouts

6’1 Cole Sinclair of Durham Hurricanes 17U was impressive today. Really scored the ball and showed that he could do so effectively from all three levels. Shot the ball very well and uses his handle and quickness to get to his spots. Gets to the basket and really creates contact, got to the free-throw line all game. Very quick guard with great change of pace which allows him to be hard to stay in...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’2 ’21 Collin Mills (Team Vision) There’s a lot to like about Team Vision, especially when Mills is effectively leading the charge on both ends of the floor. He’s a great defender with quickness and positioning, which allows him to frequently force turnovers and get out in transition. Mills typically works more as a penetrator but knocked down numerous difficult jumpers throughout this showing....

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