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North Carolina Top 80 Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Tre Smith Game Film:Team 1 vs Team 2Team 1 vs Team 3Team 1 vs Team 4NC Top 80 Semi-Final (1/4 vs 5/8) #3: 5'11 '25 Derek Ross Jr. (Jordan) Starting things off, we look at a player who is arguably the most dynamic floor general in the state, Derek Ross Jr. He's a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with incredible quickness and open-floor speed. Ross utilizes his tight handle and...

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Cannon looking to be a title contender once again

The 4A NCISAA Division was tremendous last year in North Carolina and there is no doubt about it, this division should be strong once again.' When diving into the division overall, Christ School comes in really strong after winning the title last year and they certainly have enough to do so again.' But another program that I would look at strong as a clear title contender again is Cannon led by...

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The Summer of Perfection: BSA Supreme

The idea of being 'perfect' in athletics is far from common. Outside of the NCAA, there has only been one truly undefeated season (1972 Miami Dolphins) in the history of sports. College dynasties don't really fall under the same umbrella, as their ability to stockpile talent and thwart opponents with a revolving door of more-talented players makes the competitive superiority less impressive....

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BSA Supreme proving itself as a top dog nationally; talent to be found for college programs

You know the team, you know the program, and you know the logo' BSA Supreme has been taking on all challenges so far this season and they have proven to be one of the top dogs, not only regionally but you could also mention nationally.' This is a program that is built a certain way, plays a certain way, and simply has a different mindset compared to others. That is why they sit 12-0 on the...

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Will BSA Supreme Remain Undefeated'

Through the first month, the travel ball season has been full of exciting matchups, subplots, and individual performances. It's always fun to see who emerges as the biggest threat within the state and, while it's usually considered a shoe-circuit squad, it seems as though BSA Supreme has clearly asserted itself as the team to beat. Why' Well, they have yet to lose a single game. They've beaten...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Queen City Showcase

2024 Caden Giles (D1 Stars): Really liked what I saw out of the forward to start the evening, as he was impressive on both sides of the court.' Giles was effective in scoring around the basket with a soft touch, understands angles, and uses his body really well. But he also made multiple plays defensively in blocking shots and attacking the boards.' Very intriguing prospect to keep an eye on,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Holiday Classic (Day 1)

2023 Dallas Gardner (Charlotte Country Day): Gardner really set the tone in this game to start the weekend, as he was able to fill up the stat sheet and make his presence felt on both sides of the court.' Gardner did an excellent job in pushing in transition and attacking the defense, penetrating and getting in the lane, finishing well through contact, and showing his athleticism. His defense...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Stacey Palmore #6: 6'6 '24 Antoine Hurns (Word of God) Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses a lot of intrigue and enticing tools, Antoine Hurns. He's a long, explosive forward prospect who can overwhelm opponents with his physical presence on both ends of the floor. Hurns is a great finisher who can play well above the rim, attack off the bounce, and knock...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: BSA Supreme

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. BSA Supreme Carson Daniel2024PgCarson is a floor general that...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom March Madness (Part 2)

2024 Braylhan Thomas (Team Charlotte): The 6'5 prospect continues to make strides with is game, showing more of a complete game, using his size well and only getting stronger on the court.  Thomas continues to show his ability to knock down shots from the perimeter but also create more for himself.  He has really progressed and is showing he can be more of a consistent offensive threat...

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BSA Supreme: Even Better Than Before'

The grassroots landscape has gradually (not entirely) drifted away from the competitive balance between independent programs and the primary circuit teams. While it's still evident, we would be na've to think that the current scene is comparable to that of three or five years ago. Regardless, BSA Supreme (formerly CC Elite) has maintained their status as a premier independent program and a squad...

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Bendel's Best: Phenom Spring Tip-Off

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Rise Indoor Sports in Advance, North Carolina to continue onward with the early stages of the summer season. The event was loaded with a ton of next-level talent, and though plenty of folks were enamored with March Madness, there was more than enough excitement swirling throughout the facility. There were multiple highly anticipated matchups on...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Spring Tip-Off

6'8 '23 Dejuan Sidney (Juice All-Stars) Commonly known for their slew of up-and-coming talent, it should come as no surprise to see Sidney as another name worth noting within the Juice All-Stars program. He's a long, mobile forward/post prospect with nice length and an active motor. Sidney can finish as needed but doesn't look to force the offensive action. He rebounds, blocks shots, and looks...

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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11 Coach: Stanley Walker #66: 5'9 '23 Raehzekeil Rice (Hough) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Raehzekeil Rice. He's a scrappy guard prospect with nice creation skills and the ability to effectively defend at the point of attack. Rice found ways to involve himself as a rebounder on both ends of the floor....

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Phenom Open Run: Cannon

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area. Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court. It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event.

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