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Phenom Hoops 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Antonio Threadgill #32: 5’9 ’25 Loucas Shoaf (Oak Grove) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a lasting impression with his consistent production, Loucas Shoaf. He’s a smart, scrappy guard prospect with a tight handle and quality shooting stroke—both from midrange and beyond the arc. Shoaf can initiate the offense, set up others, or create his own shot, but is...

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Grassroots Team Preview: NC Spartans Lindell

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness in Kernersville, North Carolina for the NC Spartans’ media day. The practice featured their five 17U squads, which allowed us to see the differences in style and roster construction between each team. We’ve seen this program put kids in college on a yearly basis, yet this might honestly be their most talented group from top to bottom....

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Open Gym Report: Piedmont Classical

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to New Light Baptist Church to see the Bobcats of Piedmont Classical. Since their founding in 2016-17, this program has found consistent success through building around the local (mainly Greensboro-based) talent. Now, in his first full season at the helm, Coach Cardes Brown (and Justin Watlington) has all the necessary pieces to have a ton of success....

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“Getting to Know” 5’10 ’24 Kareem Osman

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom MDC

6’0 ’25 Beau Harvey (Rod Howard Select) Despite Rod Howard Select being narrowly edged out, everyone watching should’ve been impressed with Harvey. Whether scoring, playmaking, forcing turnovers, or battling for extra opportunities, he was making a play on seemingly every single possession. Harvey handles the ball with poise, sets up others at a strong rate, and contains his position well...

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Position-less Basketball: NC Rim Runners

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a highly entertaining stretch of basketball. There was truly an abundance of talent on display, coming from various directions within each of the three events—which certainly includes the NC Rim Runners (2024) from our Spring Tip-Off Classic. While they might’ve fallen short of...

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