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Player Standouts from Phenom September Classic (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2025 Dane Cassada (PSB Cassada)The score sheet might not have shown much but the scoreboard showed a win and that’s what matters. In a low-scoring defensive-minded matchup, Dane really turned the tables to rally his squad and pull out a hard-fought comeback win in the semis. He got things rolling with his defense and the game started coming to him, driving and dishing and coming...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom September Classic/Hoopstate League

5’9 ’25 Q Williams (CP3BA) Though it should probably be common knowledge at this point, Williams continues to solidify himself as one of the top floor generals in the state. He’s an extremely smart, unselfish point guard prospect with the ability to create and set up others in an effortless manner. Williams gets wherever he wants on the floor and has the necessary instincts to generate clean...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom September Classic (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’1 2022 Landon King (United We Stand/West Charlotte) Landon has always stood out to me given his fearlessness on the floor, and his ability to score in impressive volumes when hot. The scoring guard thrives in scenarios where he’s guarded by players with matching size. West Charlotte will find a ton of value this season in King’s ability to produce from both the mid-range...

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Player Standouts from Phenom September Classic (Day 1)

By: Ethan Reece 2022 Ethan Smith (Winston 76ers)Ethan had probably the performance of the day and torched the nets for 32 pts off 7 threes in a high caliber matchup (win) against Lake Norman. He’s long at 6’7 and has the high release Larry Bird shot that’s hard to block. Wasn’t phased at all with defenders draping over him and hands in his face, and by the time they caught on it was too late,...

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Player Standouts at Phenom September Classic/Hoopstate League

6’1 ’24 Chase Daniel (Team Force) Although a lot of folks have been actively talking about the Daniel twins, it doesn’t seem like enough people are acknowledging everything Chase Daniel brings to the table. He’s an extremely tough, high-motor guard prospect with the ability to wreak havoc on defense while doing a variety of different things on offense. Daniel can hit shots and create for himself...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from September Classic (Saturday)

2025 Jake Cackovic (Strong Center): A young name that really caught some early interest with his play. Also a baseball player, Cakouik is one that hit a significant growth spurt and now is a 6’4, versatile prospect that can operate inside but also step out and knock down shots.  He moves well and is extremely active on the boards.  One to keep an eye on around the Raleigh area. 2024...

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