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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rise Indoor Facility for our second Live period of the spring season. The three-day event featured a ton of notable teams, players, and standout performers. With various levels of college coaches in attendance, plenty of guys earned interest and offers, and naturally boosted their individual stocks as a direct result. Although the recruiting...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Challenge (Day 2, Part 3)

2023 6’2 Elijah Burnett (Team Denver): Burnett was strong in his final game of Day 2, really showing how assertive he can be when he is getting downhill. The 6’2 prospect did a great job in creating with his dribble, attacking the paint, and scoring the ball effectively.  Really gave people a glimpse of what he can provide when locked in and when aggressive using his size at the guard...

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Five Players to Watch at Phenom Challenge LIVE

6’1 ’23 Will Gray (NC Spartans) While college coaches should be prepared to recruit this entire roster, Will Gray is clearly the tone-setter of this group. He’s an intelligent floor general who loves to get downhill, where he’s proven to be a reliable finisher, playmaker, and pull-up shooter from midrange. Gray is a great athlete, leader, and overall decision-maker who understands how to offer a...

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Prospects in the Class of 2023 Worthy of Offers

In order to skip any unnecessary formalities, we are going to assume you’ve been around long enough to know that the recruiting landscape is currently broken. Unless you are a transfer with college experience, your chances of receiving a scholarship from the appropriate level are extremely low. Only select high-major players are collecting offers, which allows mid-major programs to lurk in 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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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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Offer-Worthy: Five Juniors Deserving of Scholarships

Although the recruiting landscape has drastically changed due to everything involved with Covid, the Class of 2023 has a chance to observe things returning back to normal. While they will still deal with an absolute bloodbath of a transfer portal and the aftermath of the NCAA rewarding an extra year of eligibility (both naturally creating positional logjams), it shouldn’t be...

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East Region Standouts – Hoop State League Week 2 Part 1

Game 1 Papa Pete’s Patriots 58The Loe 47 5’11 2022 Sam Gregg (Papa Pete’s Patriots) is a tough guard who makes plays on both ends of the floor. He brings a certain level of toughness to this team. He guards the ball and is active in the gap with quick hands and forces steals. In addition to his toughness, he gets into the paint where he has the ability to finish at the basket and kick out to...

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Five Names College Coaches Need to Pursue in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

After an incredibly bizarre calendar year of question marks and high school prospects suffering the negative effects of covid, we finally return to some semblance of normalcy. There is no denying the impact for guys in the Class of 2021, and even 2022. The combination of on-court restrictions and additional year of eligibility would ultimately hurt the kids still in high school—not the college...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Dre Simmons #126: 5’7 ’24 Colson Priddy (West Davidson) Starting things off, we look at a player that found ways to stand out with his perimeter shooting and off-ball instincts, Colson Priddy. He’s an young, unselfish, team-first guard prospect with a high motor and the understanding of how to maximize his role on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is...

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