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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Champion Showcase (Part 2)

2024 Miles Beard (Team Charlotte): Beard continues to show that he can be an effective weapon on the court, as he continues to expand more of his offensive game and show that he can not only be a physical scoring guard but also step out and be that perimeter presence.' He did just that on Day 1, as he continues to be a strong scoring option for his team. 2024 Javier Ortiz (Wildcats Elite): You...

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'Getting to Know''6'5 '24 Javier Ortiz

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 embodies being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the...

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Five Offer-Worthy Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

6'4 '24 Jordan Patton (Chambers) It's genuinely shocking that Patton hasn't collected more offers as a versatile, well-rounded wing/forward who consistently produces. He checks all the boxes between size, skill, athleticism, and ability to make an impact on both ends of the floor. Patton can do everything offensively. Whether creating, playmaking, scoring, or operating without the ball, he's...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: College coaches had their eyes on Wildcats Elite 2024 Knight

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn't mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let's dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout. Wildcats Elite 2024 Knight A team and program that certainly brought...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Opening (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Bakari Watkins (Wildcats Elite) As the trend continues to 5-out ball, Bakari will be one of a rare breed in big guys truly operating in the post. He knows how to use his size and find good positioning to be fed, and makes quick moves without ever seeming rushed. His over the shoulder touch is automatic and he's able to draw a lot of attention with the ability and willingness...

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Under the Radar Names from Week 2 of Hoop State League East

6’1 2023 Jake Hart (Strong Center)Jake Hart finished the day with, what was in my opinion, the performance of the day, finishing with 24 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds and 6 steals. Hart is known for his tough-nosed, team-first approach. Throughout the day, he filled the stat sheet up in every possible way. He is a high IQ guard who sets the tone on both ends of the floor and really looks...

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Reece's Standouts: Coach Rick's TOC (Day 5)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Michael Jones (Elite 1)Michael created an emphatic presence with his persistent quick and crafty ball handling. He showed he can break down and get by defenders in 1v1 scenarios but was also great in the open floor with his dynamic explosiveness. He's more than comfortable in a high speed game getting up and down the court making the calls, and to think that he's only a...

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Player Standouts from Hoop State Fall League (Week 1: Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Chase Daniel (Team Force)Every time I watch Chase he provides something a little different. But no matter what, whatever role he fills ultimately leads to a win. Today his niche was finding the chinks in the armor and settling in the soft spot of the defense. He found it so often and naturally, at times getting shots off the same read 2 or 3 possessions in a row. Along with...

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