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Takeaways from Hoops and Dreams Showcase: Quality Education is Legit

Accumulation of talent has become the biggest priority for a vast majority of high school programs over the last few years. Sure, every coach aims to put out the best possible on-court product but the rapid increase in private/independent school popularity has turned the landscape into mayhem. Too many coaches are determined to build the most talented teams instead of hunting for cohesion and...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams Showcase

6’4 ’24 Jullien Cole (Richmond) There was a ton of buzz surrounding the Raiders and the return of their star, but Cole was arguably the most notable performer in this showing. He set the tone early on offense, largely carrying the load as a scorer through his ability to get downhill, finish, and convert at the line. Cole rebounded the ball at a consistent rate, forced a ton of turnovers, and...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Chris Goodman #2: 5’10 ’23 Justin Monden (Word of God) Starting things off, we look at a player who offers a very steady, reliable two-way presence, regardless of setting, Justin Monden. He’s a smart, unselfish, well-rounded point guard prospect with excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Monden displays pace, patience, and great vision when initiating...

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Open Gym Report: Quality Education Academy

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for our annual open gym tour. The Pharaohs have consistently been among the most talented teams in the state over the last five-plus years, but the hiring of Andre Gould made things even more intriguing for the program. His ability to accumulate talent has always been visible, as QEA (and...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Kyree Bethel #13: 6’1 ’24 Jermaurhiyun Anderson (Quality Education) Starting things off, we look a player who should be among the top new additions to the state, Jermaurhiyun Anderson. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with a strong penetration sense and the ability to consistently finish or make plays within the paint. Anderson absorbs contact well, sets up others as needed,...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Memorial Day Classic

6’6 ’22 Jeremy Dixon (Team Eat) Team Eat offered a pretty balanced attack as a team, but Dixon continually found ways to set the tone and stand out as a two-way leader for this group. He’s a long, skilled, athletic wing prospect with an excellent transition presence and the ability to score the ball from all levels. Dixon makes a consistent impact on the glass, defensively, and in transition,...

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