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Player Standouts at Carmel MLK Showcase (Part One)

6’5 ’25 Reece Starnes (Butler) The strong-bodied big man was critical to Butler’s success. Starnes scored within the flow of the action, consistently running the floor and positioning himself to take advantage of second-chance opportunities. However, his pure dominance as a rebounder is what made him a true nightmare for opponents. Starnes utilizes his body well, displays great activity on the...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom G3 (Day 3)

2027 Jazir McGee (WBC Elite) The simplest answer is the best answer and Jazir makes the game very easy with his ability to get to the basket. His first step is explosive, he poses a difficult matchup due to his size and length as a young guard, and he has great focus with coordination to finish everything around the basket no matter the contact. He showed capability from outside as a shooter,...

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New Names to Learn from Phenom Grassroots TOC

The Phenom Grassroots TOC was a terrific event that brought plenty of familiar faces to the court, but it also gave us the advantage to learn a few new names that will be on our radar this summer and down the road. Check out what was said about a few players to watch out for down the road. 2026 Jim Gatehouse (Team Griggs): 'I’ve been very impressed with 2026 Jim Gatehouse (Team Griggs)....

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Queen City Showcase Standouts: Day 2

By: Noah McKenzie 5'10 2026 Zamarius Gladden (Team Loaded NC 13u) is talented way beyond his years. He led the way today for a talented Team Loaded squad doing everything on offense and defense. On both ends, he relentlessly pursued rebounds, and goes to the floor often. On offense, he's primarily a slasher and rim attacker utilizing his athleticism, but he can knock down the 3 as well. What...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Team Loaded NC 2026

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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