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by: Ethan Reece 2023 Brayden Blue (Concord)Brayden is a guy who continually provides good basketball to a number of degrees. College coaches looking for someone who can adaptively lead and successfully carry the offense, this is your guy. He exhibits fundamental basics with his skillset and IQ that is admirable these days, as he makes the game as simple as possible to value production over...read more
6’1 ’23 Jaiden Thompson (Team Force) Although the twins receive a lot of attention (and rightfully so), Thompson is as valuable and important as anyone to the success of this team. For all intents and purposes, he could be considered the third brother. Thompson adds another reliable guard presence with IQ, vision, toughness, and scoring prowess. In this showing, he created shots, hit jumpers,...read more
2026 Cole Cloer (Durham Hurricanes): Cloer has been a favorite of mine since the summer and he was off the charts today with what he showed. Early on, you must like his size and his feel for the game, as he was making spectacular decisions and passes to set up his teammates, created well and found ways to score around defenders, displayed good athleticism and body control, as well as being...read more
On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina for our annual open gym tour. The Spartans have turned a lot of heads over the last decade between guys like Ron Johnson, Will Robertson, and Ryan Bernardi. Now, George Marshall is at the helm and folks still have plenty to be excited about. He’s already asserted his culture, leadership presence, and...read more
On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Siler City to see Chatham Charter (11-0) take on Uwharrie Charter (7-2) in an NCHSAA 1A matchup. Chatham Charter struck first as Adam Harvey drove and finished with the floater. Sophomore Aamir Mapp also had a productive quarter for Chatham Charter. But Uwharrie Charter’s Cam Fordham and Ashton Troutman had strong first quarters to help take the...read more
Troutman had himself a weekend in Rock Hill, capturing a few eyes and really giving us a glimpse of his game. In four games at the event, Troutman posted scoring outputs of 22 points, 24 points, 11 points, and 9 points, averaging 16.5 points per game in the 3-day event. He has tremendous early size and did much of his damage around the rim and from the free throw line.read more
The competition was intense, some kids came in boasting big reputations and lived up to the hype, others came in unknown and got the exposure needed to potentially elevate their recruiting stocks.read more