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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Camden Edmonds

Height: 6’6 Class: 2024 School: West Stokes Travel Team: NC Spartans What Was Recently Said: Although he was already a clear leader and focal point for this group, it feels like Camden Edmonds has only continued to elevate his game. At 6-foot-6 with length, feel, and craftiness, he’s easily one of the most polished scorers in the state. While he’s a useful...

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Player Standouts at Coach Rick’s TOC

7’0 ’24 Chol Machot (Winston-Salem Christian) There were a lot of impressive performers on display, but Machot was arguably above the rest. He’s an extremely long, mobile big man with touch, athleticism, and interior instincts on both ends of the floor. Machot finishes above the rim, rebounds with consistency, and alters shots at a high volume. He also spaces the floor and runs well in...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hardwood Classic

2023 Jaydin Spillman-Martin (NC Rise Hudnall): What a show the young man put on, as the 6’10 skilled forward went off for 33 points and scored when he wanted and how he wanted. Martin can be such a matchup nightmare with how he can handle, create, rebound, score from inside and out, and just his overall versatility. Put on a show on Day 1 today. 2024 Jayden Pretty (Carolina Pressure): Going up...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: College coaches should be all over the NC Spartans 17u teams

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn’t mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let’s dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout. NC Spartans 17u Pittman 2024 6’2 Coleman Lawhon – Lawhon had a good...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Challenge (Part 2)

2024 Jerquarius Stanback (Midstate Magic): Stanback continues to be a prospect on the rise over the last few months. The 6’6 forward shows a strong skill set, is fluid and active on both ends, displays a developing feel in scoring around the basket as well as stepping out at times, and also brings a good presence on the defensive end. Stanback is just scratching the surface of what he...

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Phenom Challenge – Stars of the Weekend

2023 Ka’leel Stillman (SE Elite) Ka’leel Stillman is a freak of nature and is very athletic. He moves very well as a big man on defense and is a shot blocker for his size. He can finish around the rim and can rebound the basketball. Stillman was the best player from the 2023 class this weekend at the Phenom Challenge. He could definitely be a late steal for someone. 2024 Alex Atkinson Jr....

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Challenge (Part 1)

2024 Caarter Bobbitt (Horry Select): Bobbitt certainly earned some intrigue with his game on Day 2 early on, as he was able to show his overall impact on the court. Whether it was displaying his shot-making ability, his ability to make plays off the bounce and use his athleticism, or his overall impact on the boards and being able to handle, Bobbitt certainly earned some eyes his way. 2024 Ryan...

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2024 Camden Edmonds (NC Spartans) is a scholarship-worthy prospect

Player: Camden EdmondsAAU: NC SpartansClass: 2024Height: 6’6 Travel ball and summer is finally here, and there are plenty of players that have already garnered our attention and see their stock rising early on as they will be ones to watch more in the coming months.  One player that continues to make a name for himself and impress us early on has been the play of 2024 Camden Edmonds with...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom March Madness

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina for another exciting three-day stretch of basketball. Between the competition, atmosphere, and overall talent, it was easy to be engaged in the action. There were a ton of notable standouts across the event, and this article will take a closer look at five personal favorites… 6’7 ’26 Cole...

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Player Standouts at Phenom March Madness

6’3 ’24 Jaylon Bumpass (Team Legend) Given how he’s set the tone in each of their games, it would be difficult to ignore everything Jaylon Bumpass has brought to the table. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with an excellent combination of IQ, athleticism, and overall polish. Bumpass operates as a primary creator for this group, showing an understanding of how to get others involved while...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom March Madness (Day 2, Part 2)

2025 Davion Ingram (Richmond Jammers): Ingram is a new name that grabbed our attention. He is a long prospect that was really able to make a strong presence defensively as well as offensively. Ingram was relentless in getting into his defender, moving his feet, and having good instincts in picking his opponents. But he also used his size to get to the rim and finish as well. 2025 Eli Griffin...

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Grassroots Team Preview: NC Spartans Liles

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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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Havoc Live Session 1 (Nation Ford, Day 1)

2025 Malik Morris (Save Sports): The 6’6 forward is a young big man but he really showed flashes of what he can bring to the table.  He possesses a strong frame and a developing game on the court, but he used his size, length and physicality well to finish strong around the basket and remain active all throughout the game on Day 1.  He is a young big but one to monitor as he continues to get...

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Mal’s Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 1)

Jerron Blackwell By; Malcolm Morgan 2023 Daniel Valentine (Sun Valley) This kid can fly. He Is uber athletic for his size and just can jump out the gym. He does a good job of using his athleticism to his advantage and has a great feel for the game. Played an all around great game and was making the right plays. He has a solid handle with the ball and plays at a smooth and calculated pace and...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom MDC (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Noah Muteb (CC Elite)It’s always an impressive display of basketball IQ and work ethic when smaller teams are able to win at a high level. Being their technical biggest guy, Noah has demonstrated on multiple occasions he will outwork and outsmart bigger guys. He’s a versatile forward with good footwork, handle and overall feel to the game. And with running a 5-out offense as...

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Mal’s Standouts from Phenom MDC (Day 1)

2026 Connor Cassidy (Kings)  This kid was on an absolute scoring tear this today. Making the game look easy but playing hard while doing it. Had a smooth release on his shots and got them off quick and was on target all day. He even hit the game winning buzzer beater for his team and was all around impressive. His score first approach to the game helped him set teammates up when the defense...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom MDC (Day 1, Part 2)

2023 Randall Pettus (Charlotte Aces): Pettus has had himself a solid outing on Day 1 at the Phenom MDC.  In Game 2 though, was really impressed with his ability to create with the dribble and get to his spots, rising up with confidence and showing his mid-range game. A guard with good athleticism and touch on his shot. 2024 Paul McNeil (Richmond Jammers): Though it was a tough Game 2 for the...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Stay Positive

6’3 ’24 Keveon Rodgers (Big Business Ballerz) Although there are a ton of quality contributors on this Big Business Ballerz squad, Rodgers seemed to stand out as the primary leader on countless occasions. He’s a strong, physically overwhelming wing/forward prospect with the necessary IQ and versatility to dominate a game. Rodgers is an excellent passer who looks to set up others at every...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: NC Spartans 16u Graves

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. NC Spartans 16u Graves John Campbell- 6’32024WingLong athletic...

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Open Gym Report: NC Spartans 16U Graves

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops (Jeff Bendel, Tyler Lewis, and Colby Lewis) traveled out to Bishop McGuinness High School for the NC Spartans Media Day. The Spartans should be well-known as one of the better independent programs across the Carolinas, and their current group is no exception. Josh Thompson is the director, but Herb Liles, Kerry Graves, Curtis Patton, Ryan Haidinger, Michael Bowers, and...

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Mt. Tabor vs West Stokes Game Recap

Mount Tabor vs West Stokes  Top Players  5’8 2023 Jamarius Peterkin (Mt. Tabor) JP started the game off on fire. He scored 15 of his 24 points in the first quarter. He was scoring the ball in a variety of ways. He hit four 3’s in the game and had multiple finishes at the rim. JP was not only able to impact the game on offense, but he impacted the game more defensively. This was...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Fall Finale/ Hoop State League (Oct 3)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Camden Edmonds (Winston 76ers)Camden seems poised for a break out year at West Stokes. After a quality freshman year on varsity, he looks ready to take the charge and lead as a sophomore. Well equipped with an offensive skillset to make shots from anywhere on the court, but he’s best at getting downhill and rising up to finish. He uses his length to adjust and stretch out...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Rise Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’10 2023 Moni Day (Charlotte Dragons 16U)  Another name that I’ve heard here and there, Moni Day is a very consistent combo guard that operates best under the lead guard role. Today, Day has hit the three ball as well as anyone, while habitually getting his teammates involved. His facilitative instincts are aided by his ability into the lane, and he’s shown that he can hit...

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Player Standouts from Day 2 of Phenom Stay Positive

By: Ethan Reece 2023 Cam Oates (Garner Road Bryant)Garner Road Bryant had a lot of big intriguing prospects but it was PG Cam Oates stood out leading the charge.  Managed their offense as the primary ball-handler and decision-maker but also put the ball in the basket as well.  Cam shot the three-ball well and made nice moves in transition off of his defensive pressure forcing turnovers. 2024...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Day 1 at Phenom Stay Positive (Part 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’4 2021 Lureon Walker (NC Wildcats 2022)When speaking on 2021 Lureon Walker, I struggle to find words that will prevent me from sounding like a broken record. There are few unsigned seniors that have surprised me in the way Walker has, and the surprise only seems to grow every game I watch him play. The surprise factor is simple; Walker is a combo guard standing around...

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Phenom 150 Camp Session I Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Bronal Gary #137: 5’10 ’23 Brooks Allred (Western Alamance) Starting things off, we look at a player that made his presence felt through adaptability and perimeter shooting, Brooks Allred. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with solid creation skills and an understanding of how to effectively move without the ball. Allred plays with great effort, looks to set up others...

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A Look at the Winston 76ers

Micah Hudnall             6’0       West Forsyth               2023 Micah is a pass-first point guard. He leads by example out on the court. Micah is the type of guard who would rather get everyone else involved instead of...

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