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Stockrisers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Part 2)

The first-ever Phenom Lakesgiving was a huge success, as teams came out and really showcased their talent, and several players should see their stock rise after their performances at the event. Here are four players that college coaches should take a look at more with what they have shown early on. 2025 Tre McKinnon (Lake Norman): It may be the start of things turning for the 6’5 sophomore, as...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Day 2, Part 2)

2023 Rashad McCormick (Hough): McCormick is a player that has been going under the radar here in North Carolina but his stock should start rising even more with college programs. The 6’6 prospect continues to show that he can be a force around the basket with his athleticism and length, but he also shows that he be a mismatch with his ability to step out.  McCormick did a great job in finishing...

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Breaking Down Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025

(1) 6’8 Zymicah Wilkins (R-S Central) There are numerous guys who were in the mix for the top spot in our updated rankings, but Zymicah Wilkins ultimately walked away with the honor. His blend of IQ, size, skill, and polish makes him extremely difficult for most opponents to try and contain. Wilkins can dominate from the block, space the floor, or consistently make plays with the ball in his...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our final travel ball event of the summer season. The Summer Finale featured a slew of highly talented players (most of whom played with new/local/random teams), which made for an extremely entertaining weekend of basketball. Effort and motivation are always going to determine how enjoyable the actual competition is...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Finale

6’4 ’24 Desmond Kent (Crossover Elite) Although there were numerous contributors for Crossover Elite, Kent really shined as a leader on both ends of the floor. He’s long, mobile, and fairly skilled, but truly just beginning to harness his long-term upside. Kent is a steady rebounder, quality finisher, reliable shot-altering presence who runs the floor well and can knock down jumpers at a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 2)

2024 Jullien Cole (NC Jayhawks): Cole has really opened some eyes this summer with his play, showing what the 6’4 prospect can do and his impact on the court.  He did so one more time on Day 2, using his body to get downhill and create, but also making sure his impact was felt in an array of other areas including on the boards, finding teammates, and on the defensive side. 2024 Isaiah...

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Notable Watchlist Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

We’ve roughly reached the halfway point of the travel ball season, which typically means the bitter end for graduated seniors and the transition period for young freshman. There are a lot of talented, young prospects within the state of North Carolina—especially in the Class of 2025. Our rankings are filled with noteworthy names who vary in production and long-term upside (though many...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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