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2023 DJ Jackson (NC Rise): Coming off an offer, Jackson really came out here strong once again on Day 2 at the Hardwood Classic, putting on a show for 30+ points and leading his team to a tough victory to start the day. Whether it was creating off the dribble, getting by defenders, knocking down shots from three, or just being a playmaker, Jackson stepped up in a BIG way and really showed out....read more
6’9 ’23 Torey Alston (Team Trezz) Although there were a variety of quality prospects in attendance, Alston was arguably more impressive than anyone. He’s a long, wiry, fluid post prospect with impressive physical tools and a blossoming skillset. Alston already possesses touch, rebounding ability, and rim-protection instincts—which allows him to effectively control the paint on both ends of the...read more
by: Ethan Reece The Triad area is no stranger to high-level prospects, great teams, and entertaining seasons of basketball. However, with the abundance of great players in Greensboro and Winston, it becomes very easy for certain players and teams in a place like High Point to get lost in the scuffle. I recently got the chance to watch TW Andrews play all week long at the Blue Chip Summer League...read more
by: Ethan Reece This past week Phenom Hoops went out to cover the Triad Blue Chip Summer League at TW Andrews High School in High Point, NC. The league has been held annually for 6 years now and features a good variety of the abundance of great prospects the Triad area has to offer between both public and private schools. This article will take a look at the standouts from the first part of the...read more
by: Ethan Reece 2023 Kahlif Barnes (NL Disciples) Kahlif is specially built for the work he does in game. His frame is chiseled and long, he shows brute strength, and makes explosive moves in the post that are hard to read or predict. His habitual crashing presence on the glass consistently produces second chance opportunities and frustrates opponents. He’s really just designed his game around...read more
2023 DJ Jackson (NC Rise Dawkins): Jackson helped lead the charge for his team, as he was able to push the ball out in transition well, find his spots and knock down open jumpers from multiple levels on the floor. Smooth, confident release, scoring the ball well on Day 1 of the Phenom March Madness. 2022 Ian Blue (Sandhills 17u): Fresh off earning an offer from Coker, Blue came out strong on Day...read more