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This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a variety of high-level basketball. Our Phenom Post-Grad Nationals began on Friday while the Hoopstate Championship and Spring Tip-Off Classic kicked-off on Saturday—making for an extremely entertaining weekend. There were countless notable teams and players from all three...read more
By; DeAjai Dawkins 2021 6’0 Mustapha Shah Boo Williams Carolina 17U is one of the more complete teams I’ve watched today at the #PhenomSpringTipOff, and Mustapha Shah deserves recognition in that credit. The rock-solid lead guard possesses a blend of athleticism and vocal presence that captured my attention fairly early. His defensive disciple and dedication to creating disruption on that end...read more
Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...read more
The contest between Northside Christian and Bull City Prep-Durham started off in a somewhat sluggish fashion but remained competitive throughout. After going back and forth for the duration of the quarter, Northside ended the first period with an 11-8 lead. However, the Knights only seemed to get better as this game carried onward. They found their footing in the second quarter, extending their...read more
6’7 Ben Burnham ‘21 of Carmel Christian was a man amongst boys tonight as he dominated the game on both sides of the ball. He has a unique combination of motor, toughness, and athleticism that allows him to be very productive for his team. He is an incredible rebounder who works to collect every rebound possible, rebounds seem to just fall right in his hands. Watching him play you quickly see...read more
Northside Christian was fun to watch last year and came up just short in their hopes of a state championship. Now, Coach Hatchett has lost a few key seniors and players from last year’s team but is excited about what the future holds with this year’s group. A blend of scoring, quickness, versatility, and experience, Northside Christian is going to certainly be a team to watch once...read more