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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Malachi Simpson

Height: 6’6 Class: 2025 School: Hendersonville Travel Team: NLPB/Team Loaded Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 20.0 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 2.5 SPG, 55% FG What Was Recently Said: Despite being the lone name listed from the western part of the state, Malachi Simpson has been seeing his stock rise in a major way over the last few months. He’s a skilled, athletic wing prospect with...

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Coach Gary’s Top 5 from Phenom Summer Showcase

By: Bronal Gary John Campbell – 6’5 – F – NC Spartans – 2024 The first thing I noticed about John this weekend was his motor.  He was all out and did not come to waste time this weekend.  The slashing wing runs the floor very well, had a solid scoring output, got his hands on a few rebounds, and had good defensive court awareness. Malachi Simpson – 6’5 – G/F– WNC Elite – 2025 Malachi...

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2025 Malachi Simpson continues to thrive and showcase potential

Player: Malachi SimpsonClass: 2025Height: 6’6School: Hendersonville 2022-23 Season Averages: Simpson is coming off a tremendous high school season for Hendersonville, leading the charge at 20.0ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.1apg, 2.5spg, and 1.0bpg. A player here in North Carolina, 2025 6’6 Malachi Simpson has quickly seen his game elevate over the last year or so.  It was just over a year ago when Simpson...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Summer Showcase

2024 John Campbell (NC Spartans): Campbell is one that I would really be on the lookout for. He has had a very strong summer and continues to add pieces to his game that makes him extremely effective.  But again, he has the size, the athleticism, and competes on both ends that allow him to produce consistently.  I’m going to be looking at him to make a lot of noise this summer and heading into...

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Notable Risers in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops released our updated rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025. There are always a ton of subplots and headlines worthy of attention, including which players have taken the biggest jump (whether ability or recruitment) and who is still being “slept on” according to the masses. It’s always important to remind the general public that rankings have no real significance...

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Intriguing Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

6’9 Trent Steinour (Lake Norman) Although there’s still a ton of upside remaining, it’s easy to see the steady signs of growth with Steinour. He’s a young, developing big man with length, timing, and inside-out ability. Steinour is still adding strength to his wiry frame, but already displays an understanding of how to anchor the paint, alter shots defensively, and make his presence felt on the...

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Get to know 2025 Malachi Simpson; discusses first offer

Player: Malachi SimpsonClass: 2025Height: 6’5High School: Hendersonville HS Start adding the name to your list for 2025 in North Carolina if you haven’t already, as 6’5 Malachi Simpson is a name to start getting familiar with really quick.  Phenom Hoops was the most recent platform to watch Simpson at the Phenom Summer Showcase, and there wasn’t a doubt in his game and what he could...

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

2024 Quasim Oden (Grace Christian): I’ve been a big fan of Oden this summer. Seeing him a few times already, Oden continues to be a bright spot and brings instant production to the table when on the court.  The blend of his ability to create, makes plays off the dribble, get inside and get paint touches, ability to finish through contact, and his overall toughness, really do believe Oden...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

5’10 ’27 CP Perry (Team Ish) There were a lot of productive contributors for Team Ish, and Perry stood out as a consistent tone-setter from start to finish. He’s an absolute pest defensively, providing a ton of energy, overwhelming opposing ball-handlers, and forcing turnovers with regularity. Offensively, Perry showcased the full arsenal. He hit shots, made plays off the bounce, and set up...

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