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Player Spotlight: 2024 6’6 Jalik Nicholls

NC GBB was an interesting team to watch with talent all over the court.  One player that was intriguing to watch was 2024 6’6 Jalik Nicholls.  When we first watched NC GBB during their open gym, we had this about his game: “Jalik on the other hand is a young 6’5 prospect that has more of that perimeter feel to his game. Can stretch the floor with his perimeter game, comfortable...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Hoopstate Championship

6’8 ’22 Ezra Ausar (Liberty Heights) Though his status as one of the state’s top prospects should already be widely acknowledged, the unsigned Ausar continues to perform at a high level. He’s a long, explosive forward/post with a strong frame and the ability to simply dominate opponents with his physical two-way approach. That being said, Ausar also hit jumpers, attacked off the bounce, and...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Tyler Lewis Hoopfest

6’9 ’24 Isaiah Sutherland (Quality Education) Few players across the entire state of North Carolina possess as much upside as Sutherland, and he’s clearly beginning to tap into his potential. He’s long, athletic, and extremely fluid, especially for his size, and offers a quality blend of inside-out ability. Sutherland finishes well, shoots the ball at a respectable clip from the perimeter, and...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: NC GBB Academy

Thursday afternoon last week, Phenom Hoops was in the Raleigh area to check in on the talent.  After our stop at Word of God, we drove just minutes down the road to check in on NC GBB Academy, a new program that will certainly bring eyes their way this year.  Many of these guys we saw this summer and will look to have themselves a big upcoming high school season.  Let’s dive into...

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Watch out… Sheed Wallace Select is quickly making noise

One team that really got our scouts and fans excited this past weekend was Rasheed Wallace Select 17u (formly known as Boo Williams Carolina), a program that has some new, intriguing talent and one that is quickly making some noise in North Carolina. They were in action at the Phenom Stay Positive and will be once again in the Phenom G3 Showcase and with Phenom Hoops during the live period, as...

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