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POB’s Stock Risers (Part 3)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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HIGHLIGHTS: WFU commit Robert McCray JUMPING Out the Gym at #PhenomHoops 2 Event Compilation!

Check out highlights from Robert McCray, a 6'3" guard from AC Flora HS in South Carolina. McCray is an explosive CG that plays for Upward Stars 3SSB and is committed to Wake Forest next season. These highlights are from two Phenom Hoop events (Stay Positive + Summer Havoc).

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POB’s Summer Stock Risers (Part 2)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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POB’s Summer Stock Risers (Part 1)

It certainly hasn't been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, lets start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several-part series, with several more coming your way.

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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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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 2)

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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Upward Stars 704: A Well-Oiled Machine

After an extensive down-period, the past month has been full of excitement and opportunities for kids to prove themselves to college coaches. While the recruiting process differs greatly from that of a normal summer, everyone has done their part to make the best of this unique situation. Naturally, high-profile programs haven’t suffered as much as most grassroots programs but offers are still...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 1)

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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2023 Blue Cain earns SEC offer; high-majors taking notice

You’ve seen the highlight films on social media and you certainly won’t forget his name; 2023 Blue Cain is already earning some impressive offers and more schools are not far behind. Cain is a big-time slashing guard that has a tremendous athletic ability on the court. He has a natural feel to his game and plays with an aggressive nature on the court.

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Team HoopState (THS) has young talent ready to shine

Team HoopState came to the Summer Havoc ready to compete and that they did. Just coming up just shy in hopes of a championship, they certainly have given fans and scouts a preview of their game. This is a program that has a lot of young talent that will look to make even more noise this summer and down the road.

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HIGHLIGHTS: CP3 All-Stars FIRST GAME BACK vs BMAZE Elite 17 (Top 10 Jahseem Felton/Brandon Hatfield)

Check out highlights between CP3 All-Stars 17U and BMAZE Elite 17U from the Phenom Summer Havoc. This game featured over a dozen HM prospects led by Top 10 Brandon Huntley Hatfield of BMAZE Elite. Joining him was potential no. 1 freshman Jahseem Felton out of South Carolina. This was CP3s first game together to start the season and their roster was LOADED with ACC commits. Bobby Pettiford (Lousiville), Breon Pass, Terquavion Smith (NCSU), and Jalen Hood-Schifino headlined their backcourt while Jaden Bradley (no. 1 PG in 2022) was also listed on the roster. Eric Van Der Heijden (Louisville), Dontrez Styles (UNC), Daniel Dixon, & Deante Green (Top 40) made up their front court.

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Why is Mike Herrin Under the Radar?

Every year in grassroots basketball, there are plenty of circumstances in which a prospect doesn’t receive the appropriate amount of attention for their play or overall production. While numerous examples have already surfaced during the current summer season, few guys should be more frustrated than Mike Herrin of Manzer Basketball Club. In all honesty, this entire roster has the right to feel...

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Brandon’s impact players flying under the radar

Most of the guys on the list are all prospects that have shown vast improvements since my last viewing of them, and have truly expanded their games. One guy remains one of the most consistent guards in the state, and one youngster broke onto my radar for the first time.

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Undeniably Productive: Lucas Heckaman

Over the past month, we’ve seen QCAA and their talent-laden roster perform extremely well despite a variety of different obstacles. Things began looking bleak when Joseph Ferrante went down with an injury, but there were more than enough capable prospects to stay afloat and maintain their success. Add in the loss of AJ Hamrick, and it was starting to take a turn for the worse. However, everyone...

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A Frontcourt Worth Noting: Tymaureon Outlaw, Joseph Bachman, and Kameron Roberts

Throughout the last month, we’ve been fortunate enough to see a ton of talent coming from all areas and age groups. While many are placing major emphasis on those who already have reputations, there are plenty more noteworthy prospects who are still progressing or simply below the radar. Garner Road’s 15U (2023) squad was one of the most exciting and intriguing groups on display, given their...

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HIGHLIGHTS: TOP 10 Brandon Huntley-Hatfield & BMAZE UAA vs Team CLT 17s at #PhenomSummerHavoc

Check out highlights between Team Charlotte UAA & BMAZE Elite UAA at the 2020 Phenom Summer Havoc. This was a matchup between two highly competitive teams that featured multiple HM prospects on each side. BMAZE was led by Top 10 rising junior Brandon Huntley-Hatfield while Team CLT was led by USC commit Jacobi Wright among other D1 committed players on the roster including Ben Burnham (Winthrop) and Trae Benham (Lipscomb).

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NC Gaters Starting to Hit Their Stride

Over the past few months, we’ve covered the NC Gaters program quite extensively—both at their open gyms and during our events. They started the summer season with some struggles but have since played their way back into relevance. This is certainly not coincidental, but more of a direct result of uptick in play from numerous individuals. While their entire roster is worth noting, this article...

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Team Swish: A Well-Oiled Machine

The grassroots basketball scene continues to be one of the most exciting settings to see prospects perform, as everything, good and bad, is on full display. However, there are numerous teams that don’t necessarily check all the boxes but still consistently outplay one opponent after another. Team Swish is an excellent representative for this notion, as they don’t really need a seven-footer or...

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

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops continued what has been an unusual, yet exciting summer season at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In terms of talent, this event was as loaded as any within our schedule over the last month. Some programs made their debut while others continued to separate themselves from the pack. This article will take a closer look at some...

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