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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: George Marshall #8: 6’0 ’23 Jordan Cooper (Wayne Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to steadily trend upward with his reliable two-way presence, Jordan Cooper. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with the necessary combination of IQ, vision, and scoring prowess to effectively operate from either backcourt position. Cooper is arguably at his best...

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Putting Them on Notice: NC Top 80 (Class of 2025)

It was a special weekend in Charlotte, as Phenom Hoops had their annual North Carolina Top 80 event which brought some of the top players from the state all under one building. We had several top seniors, juniors, sophomores, and even freshmen attend the event, as we dive more into the players that impressed. It was great to see several freshmen on the floor and they put themselves on the map...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from NC Top 80

2022 Camian Shell: We have known what Shell can provide on the floor but really elevated his play at the NC Top 80. He was aggressive offensively, looked for his shot, initiated the offense, and of course, defended as well.  Really liked how he got his teammates involved but didn’t shy away from his outside game. 2023 Callum Richard: It seems to be coming along for the big man.  He is...

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Player Standouts from Hoop State League (Wk 4: Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2022 Evan Smith (Team Purple)Ardrey Kell will have a lot of guys stepping up to make plays this season and their clear leader will be Evan from the PG position. This was my first time watching Evan and I was very impressed. As good a floor general as I’ve seen in recent months, Evan excelled in handling the pressure and controlling the pace. Can be quick but is best using his...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 2 of HoopState Fall League (West)

2025 Tayeshaun Smith (Team 1 of 1): Smith is a young prospect that should have more eyes his way, especially with the activity level he has in the paint and on the boards.  Smith does an exceptional job in getting on the boards, creating extra opportunities, and showing his ability to get to the line. He is a young, strong, 6’8 forward that plays with a great motor and effort down low. 2025...

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