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Player Standouts at Phenom Champion Showcase

6’4 ’25 Jaheim Hall (Next Level SC) There were a variety of useful contributors for Next Level SC, but it would be impossible to ignore the physically overwhelming presence Hall brought to the table. He’s a strong, fluid, explosive athlete with great length and downhill ability. Whether as a cutter, penetrator, or transition threat, Hall applies constant pressure at the rim and plays very well...

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Clover (SC) High School: Open Gym Report

Clover High School: Open Gym Report Phenom Hoops travelled to Clover, South Carolina to cover open gym for new head coach Darris Jackson, who is replacing Bailey Jackson. Coach Jackson stressed fundamentals to his new team, highlighting ball handling, shooting and playing off two feet. Now, let’s take a closer look at the players on the 2022-23 Clover High School roster.  6’3 2023 JJ...

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Beyond Basketball: Carolina Riptide 2023

Culture is one of the defining traits for a majority of successful teams, regardless of sport or activity. Having a collection of individuals who understand and buy-in to these ideals typically allow everything else to naturally fall in place. Take the Carolina Riptide 2023 (formerly Team HUSL) as a prime representative of a squad who is arguably as united as any team in the Carolinas. How?...

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The Expansion of the Carolina Riptide

Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...

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