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Cooper’s Notes: Opening Week of JUCO

By: Cooper Hart Wake Tech CC vs SFG PrepCentral Carolina CC vs Davidson-Davie CCLouisburg College vs Spartanburg Methodist College 6’4” So. Eddie Volkerts (Wake Tech CC) Volkerts was dynamic in their season-opening win against SFG Prep, finishing with an efficient 18p, 7r, 4a, and 2s. He was hard to stop getting to the rim, displaying great body control on drives. He has plus-level length and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 2, Part 1)

2026 Michael Jones (Elite 1 Gold): This is a young rising guard that you will want to start to jot down and watch in the near future.  Jones though put on a show to help lead his team; whether it was showing off his speed in the open floor, his shiftiness and ability to create off the dribble, or finding ways to score whether it was knocking down shots from outside or finishing tough shots...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: Strong Center

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’5 ’23 Walker Woodall (Wildcats Elite) Even after numerous departures from Wildcats Elite, Woodall has been a steady, constant presence for them throughout the summer. Although his role has progressively changed, he’s seen no issue finding production while standing out as a leader. Woodall is a knockdown three-point shooter with size and a sturdy frame, but has also shown vision, solid creation...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Challenge

2022 6’6 Mikhail Pocknett (WBC Elite Aria Paris): Pocknett may have had the best weekend out of everyone at the event and I’m sure there are a few college coaches that are taking a hard look his way more.  In the two games we watched him, he was unstoppable, getting downhill, finishing through contact, getting to the line, pushing the ball in transition after a rebound, and all over the...

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Team Preview: Strong Center Elite 2023

Another excited year of travel basketball has started. Last week, Tyler and I had the opportunity to lead a practice with Strong Center Elite 2023. One thing that stood out with this team is that they are all made up of players who are from the same area and have been playing together for years. Let’s take a closer look at this year’s roster. 5’10 2023 Micah Jones (Holly...

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