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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Charlotte Catholic

We continue around the state of North Carolina, checking into gyms to get a glimpse of what teams will be bringing this upcoming high school season.  Recently, we went to Charlotte Catholic to see what they may have.  They have some very nice pieces that you may have already heard of and a few new names that should be receiving more attention.  Let's dive into the roster. Young...

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Start to monitor: 2025 6'7 Christopher Eagan

Phenom Hoops recently went out on the road to the Team EAT Combine, where some of the top players around come and work out, helping themselves and others get better. While we were there, we saw a familiar face working out in 2025 67 Christopher Eagan, a rising big that should be one to monitor. Eagan is a familiar face that we have seen quite a few times throughout the summer, playing in multiple events with the Charlotte Dragons.

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Player Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1: Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2026s Jaquan Clay and Cole Cloer (Carolina Rockets)Can't mention one of these guys without the other. They both are big and athletic forwards that have hit the early growth spurts, blessed with the natural ability to score. Even for young 2026s, they were men amongst boys as they flew around in their press getting steals and breaking out in transition. While eventually others...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1, Part 2)

By: Noah Hooper 5'8 2024 Nick Diaz (Elite 1 15U) When you see Nick’s size and slim frame, it's easy to overlook him, but if you pay close attention to his game, it's really a lot to like about him as he scored in bunches today and completely took over his team's game this afternoon. The wiry guard was very active on defense as he played passing lanes very well and did it with a high motor....

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Noah’s Hoopers from Summer Havoc Day 1

By: Noah Hooper 5'10 2023 Dalton Mcnew (Team Passion Elite 16U) To put it in simple terms, Dalton is a kid that just knows how to win basketball games. Not only does he do a great job of putting the ball in the basket when his team needs him most, but he also makes everyone around him better as he has great vision and the ability to make good decisions in the open court. College coaches should...

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Player Standouts: Phenom MDC (Day 2, Afternoon)

By: Heath Gulledge 2024 6'1 Patrick Penosky (Big Shots Elite) Penosky is a knockdown shooter. He's got a quick release and isn't afraid to let it fly. He knows the difference between a good shot and a great shot and has taken great shots all day long. Whether it’s spot up three's or on the move, Penosky comes ready to fire. With a quick release, he sets his feet on the catch and knocks it...

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