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Dawkins’ Dimes: PG Nationals and Phenom Opening Standouts

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2023 Kyler Harris (Cap City Scrappers)  You will be hard-pressed to find a player in NCHSAA 4A who had a more individually dominant season at the guard spot. Kyler Harris terrorized opponents this past high school season with some of the more entertaining scoring performances I watched all year. One thing is for sure; Harris is not afraid to take it to any defender. His...

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POB’s Thoughts: Big-Time Scoring Outputs from Phenom PG Nationals

What an event it was once again at the Phenom Post Grad/Prep Nationals, as there was so much talent to be found all around. College coaches were swarming the facility to check them out, and there were a few guards that grabbed my attention all throughout the event. Here are names that I personally viewed, that impressed throughout the weekend. 2023 Davyon Butler (North Florida Prep): Butler was...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 from Phenom PG Nationals

2023 Corey Gibbs (Kingsmen Academy): Gibbs impressed with his strong play today when watching him on the Arena court, as he went for 23 points in the game and scored in a variety of ways. He was aggressive in getting downhill, creating off the dribble and getting into the paint, but also knocked down shots from a variety of levels with confidence. 2023 Marcus Overstreet (Feltrim Academy...

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Team Curry 16u Preview

Head Coach Nick Jones is entering his fifth season with Pro Skills Basketball. This is his second year as the 16u head coach. I was extremely impressed with Coach Jones last season while watching his Team Curry team play. His teams are always locked in. There is an acute attention to detail. They share the ball and execute on both ends of the floor.  In talking with Coach Jones about this year’s...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom’s Porter Gaud Holiday Classic

Liberty Heights: 6’4 ’20 Christian Koonce One could argue that Koonce was Liberty Heights’ most important contributor during their contest against Greenville Tech Charter. He scored the ball very efficiently from all levels and made one big shot after another when they desperately needed it. Koonce was especially lethal from beyond the arc and was able to get downhill or spot-up effectively. He...

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