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

2022 6’3 Judah Ravenell (Grindhouse Lakers): The sturdy big guard led his team to start Day 2 at the Phenom Challenge. Ravenell brings a physical feel, using his strong frame to go through defenders and get into the paint or create space. But he also showed nice patience and feel with his game.  Stepped up big for his team. 2023 6’2 Conall Lowry (Bigger than Basketball): Lowry is a new name...

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It’s Time to Start Paying Attention to DJ Benbow

There’s no secret about the overwhelming amount of talent in North Carolina’s Class of 2024, and how many are regarding it as the best prospect grouping since 2016 (with Dennis Smith, Harry Giles, Bam Adebayo, Jay Huff, Grant Williams, Ky Bowman, etc.). Obviously, a lot of attention is being placed amongst guys like Paul McNeil, Isaiah Evans, and various others, but it seems like not enough...

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 2024 Derrick Benbow

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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Team Loaded Trio Continues to Turn Heads

Given the overall landscape of grassroots basketball, there is arguably as much talent spread across the state as ever. More players have shown inclinations to join teams that actually fit their play style rather than just chasing reputation. That being said, Team Loaded 15U (formerly Team Thrill NC) has not only maintained their greatness but have also improved drastically as a group and...

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