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Player Standouts at Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Day 1)

Presented by LucasMoore Realty, IncCheck out all the standouts from Day 1 of the Hoops & Dreams Showcase in Fayetteville, NC 6’4 ’22 Tajuan Simpkins (Liberty Heights Varsity) In watching the twins perform, it’s extremely perplexing as to why Tajuan Simpkins is so under-recruited. He’s clearly shown the ability to operate as a lead guard and very effective playmaker with the ball in his...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): When you watch a freshman prospect like Leaks, you have to look for the flashes in his potential.  Leaks showed that on several occasions, showing that he understands the game, plays under control and at a terrific pace, and that he possesses the IQ.  He plays his game, gets to his spots to score, and doesn’t force anything, playing well within the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 2 of HoopState Fall League (West)

2025 Tayeshaun Smith (Team 1 of 1): Smith is a young prospect that should have more eyes his way, especially with the activity level he has in the paint and on the boards.  Smith does an exceptional job in getting on the boards, creating extra opportunities, and showing his ability to get to the line. He is a young, strong, 6’8 forward that plays with a great motor and effort down low. 2025...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Liberty Heights (National and Varisty)

Phenom Hoops checked in on Wednesday morning down around the Charlotte area, as Liberty Heights and Coach Mike Wright was back in action. Now having two teams on display, both national and varsity, Phenom was able to get a glimpse of an array of talent on the court, as we break down all the players to know and watch this season. Both teams should be fun to watch for sure and looking to make some...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 1, Part 3)

2024 Paul McNeil (Garner Road): There has been a lot of talk around McNeil and his game but it is easy to see why he is regarded as one of the top players in his class for 2024.  He put on an absolute show to start his weekend, using his 6’5 frame to his advantage, finishing over defenders, showing tremendous body control, and has an excellent perimeter feel for the game.  The young...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 1, Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’7 2022 Marcus Kell (Upward Stars 3SSB 17U/Legion Collegiate Academy)  Marcus has a beautiful jump shot, one of the best shot forms I’ve seen today. His mechanics are consistent and he must be focused on at all times. Kell could serve as a spot-up shooting option for a variety of college programs. He’s likely due for a very promising season at Legion. 2022 6’4 Takai and...

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Sean’s Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 1, Part 1)

Tajuan Simpkins By: Sean Halloran 6’8 2022 Trey Ramsey (Carolina Riptide 17U) Ramsey was one player that was very impressive in the first batch of games today. The 6’8, lengthy big man has the frame to withstand the physicality of the college game, already. The most impressive part of Ramsey’s game is the activity that he plays with on both ends of the floor. Offensively he did his work...

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TLew’s Top Players

Below is a list of the top players watched from the previous week of high school action. Bobby Pettiford 6’1 2021 South Granville HS (Louisville Signee)  OK3Sports coverage of the Phenom Queen City Showcase on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Rock Hill Sports and Event Center in Rock Hill, OK. Photo: OK3Sports/Olen C. Kelley III Bobby is one of the best lead guards in the country. He is exceptional...

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Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian vs. Victory Christian (Boys)

The atmosphere was electric for this game, as both teams had fans show up to cheer them on in what looked to be a big showdown with two of the top teams in the state.  Both teams looked to attack with their strengths, as Carmel Christian was able to hold the small lead for much of the first half but it remained a one or two bucket game throughout.  Ben Burnham made his presence on both sides,...

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Victory Christian is a program college coaches should be all over

We have talked about multiple programs that have the attention of college coaches around the country.  But one program that might not be getting the attention they deserve this season, Victory Christian should be one that college coaches are all over and watching, on all levels. This is a program that is loaded with talent that can play at the next level, whether it is D3, D2, or D1.  When...

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Holiday Classic: Victory Christian vs. Elevation Prep

Victory Christian and Elevation Prep was the second game to headline Thursday night.  But it was Victory Christian that came out and made a statement early on both ends of the floor.  Their defense led to their offense, creating turnovers and pushing in transition, using their size and multiple weapons to create an early double-digit lead. It was eventually as 21-0 lead before...

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Northwood Temple v. Victory Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward between two premier programs in Victory Christian and Northwood Temple. Both teams are missing major pieces, namely 6’2 ’22 Jaquantae Harris for Northwood Temple along with 6’8 ’22 Randi Ovalle and 6’7 ’23 Addison Archer for Victory Christian. That being said, the Eagles quickly asserted themselves in control, dictating the action well,...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Victory Christian

Phenom Hoops continues their open gym tour, this time getting a treat to check in on Victory Christian, as Coach Dilligard brings in new names along with seniors with experience. There should be a lot of excitement around the program this year and they will have their chance to shine against a national schedule. Check out who we watched in the open gym, as this is going to be a program college coaches will want to get on quickly.

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