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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Kyree Bethel #3: 5’4 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills) Starting things off, we look at a player that understands how to consistently make an impact through his toughness and nonstop motor, Jalen Mills. He’s a young, unselfish, team-first guard prospect who doesn’t necessarily require the ball in order to make his presence felt. Mills is a capable ball-handler and scorer, but...

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Five Names College Coaches Need to Pursue in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

After an incredibly bizarre calendar year of question marks and high school prospects suffering the negative effects of covid, we finally return to some semblance of normalcy. There is no denying the impact for guys in the Class of 2021, and even 2022. The combination of on-court restrictions and additional year of eligibility would ultimately hurt the kids still in high school—not the college...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’2 2023 Dallas Gardner (Flight 9)  Easily one of the most talented players of the entire event, Gardner most certainly stands apart from his competition. The springy athlete has the scoring prowess, competitiveness, and athletic ability to compete at the next level. After transferring to Charlotte Country Day, there were many questions as to whether or not Gardner would...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 1: Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Dallas Gardner (Flight 9)If you didn’t think he was the best player on the court before tip, Dallas will change your mind very quickly. Plays with a chip on his shoulder as if there’s always something new to prove and backs it up with his playmaking ability. Has the ultimate confidence and swagger out on the court, smooth as can be just going out and getting things done with...

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A rising name in NC: 2023 Dallas Gardner

One player that continues to have impressive performance after impressive performance is 2023 6’2 Dallas Gardner. Gardner was a key piece at Myers Park this past season as a sophomore, averaging 12.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 2.6 steals per game and he has only continued to progress with his game this summer playing with Team HOPE.

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Brady Potter #147: 5’11 ’22 Christian Alston (Cuthbertson) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered a fairly steady, reliable two-way presence, Christian Alston. He’s an unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the ability to finish with either hand. Alston utilizes his quickness very well on both ends of the floor, especially when...

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Phenom 150 Session I Standouts: Guards

Camp season is upon us at Phenom Hoops, as it gives us a chance to watch a blend of experienced players, young players, and ones that are simply new names to Phenom Hoops. It also provides these players a chance to start their story with us and play against some great competition. Session I on Saturday in Greensboro brought us some intriguing names to watch, players that grabbed our attention...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom 150 Session I (Part 1)

2023 Trevor Barrett (Trinity Academy: Barrett is a guard that has a smooth, confident feel on the court.  He plays terrifically at different paces on the floor and makes high-IQ decisions and shots on the court. Loved his feel for the game early on. 2023 Cortez Moore (Northwood Temple): Long guard that is smooth and does well in creating off the dribble and finishing over and around defenders....

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts

6’4 Moses McDowell 2025 of Team Pressure was physically imposing in this last game. With a combination of strength, athleticism, and length he was able to dominate the paint, scoring at will. The most impressive part of his game is the way he relentlessly rebounds the ball on both sides of the court. He has a knack for fighting and getting position to come up with easy boards and easy points....

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Phenom Open Gym: Myers Park

Heading to another gym, we hit the road to Myers Park to check out a very intriguing team. This is a program that has been a staple in the Charlotte area under head coach Scott Taylor, winning several big games and having big-time players that produce. Some of those players have now left but there is a lot of young and talented prospects coming through the gym at Myers Park. Let’s dive...

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Dawkins’ Championship Sunday standouts

Lewis Walker By: DeAjai Dawkins 2025 Jamier Rice (Durham Hurricanes) I love when I get the opportunity to watch point guards that operate years ahead of their respective age group. It’s one thing to see this quality in wings & big men, but a guard playing with an older mentality usually means that they have a set of traits they perform at an elite level. Jamier Rice possesses an elite set of...

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