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Phenom Open Gym: Concord Academy

Veteran Guard Play 2025 6'2 Jake Benham and 2025 6'1 Gray Madeira have played well together this summer and that trend should only continue this upcoming season. Benham and Madeira both are vocal leaders and have shown that they can be threats from the perimeter but also move well without the ball and make plays off the dribble. These two will be counted on to lead the team, knock down shots,...

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Summer Havoc Player Preview:'Jake Benham (Mint Hill Lakers)

Given the fact that July is right around the corner, it feels like no better time to start introducing some of the players that college coaches should be monitoring. Going into the busiest recruiting month of the year, our Summer Havoc should be a hotbed for coaches and players alike. As usual, Phenom Hoops will have prospects of all levels in attendance. This series will continue by taking a...

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Mint Hill Lakers Backcourt Foursome Making Noise

6'2 '24 Gray Madeira Often tasked with running the team and controlling the offense, Maderia is a fairly well-rounded guard prospect. He's a knockdown shooter with the ability to apply pressure off the catch or bounce and effectively make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Madeira creates well for himself and others, moves well without the ball, and is able to adapt to whatever the...

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Wingo’s Watch: Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1)

By: Brandon Wingo 2024 5'6 Devian Smith A player that might get overlooked at first due to his size, Devian Smith has the ability to completely take over a game. He's a gritty, quick point guard that is aggressive on both ends of the floor. He's an incredible on-ball defender and specializes in making life hard for opposing guards and had several steals in both games yesterday. He attacks hard...

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Players with Range: Phenom MDC

2024 Stephen Quinn (Team Charlotte): Quinn is a known name around the Phenom Hoops landscape in what he provides.' He can be a deadly weapon when shots are falling, as he is one of the best shooters in the state and has an unlimited range.' We always say, once he passes over half-court, Quinn looks to be in range. He does a great job in getting to his spot and creating his shot, as he doesn't...

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Friday Standouts at Phenom Memorial Day Classic

6'1 '25 Jake Benham (Mint Hill Lakers) Given his sheer level of involvement from start to finish, it would be impossible to ignore everything that Benham showcased in this contest. He absolutely caught fire in the opening minutes and never looked back, hitting one jumper after another, and posing a constant shooting threat with or without the ball in his hands. Benham possesses essentially...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at Phenom MDC

2025 Jake Benham (Mint Hill Lakers): Benham continues to find his name on our standout lists. But it is hard not to have him on the list with the consistent play he has been showing this summer. Benham is having a breakout-type year, showing how he can be a game-changer with his shot-making, his quick release, and his ability to make plays in a variety of ways.' Another outing in which he filled...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Grassroots TOC

2025 Jake Benham (Mint Hill Lakers): Benham is going to be a name that I will be watching more, and I'm excited to see how his summer goes.' But so far, Benham has really elevated his game and is taking more of that lead role on his team.' Benham shows how strong and effective he can be from multiple levels, finishing and making plays off the bounce, but also being a tremendous presence from the...

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Phenom Open Gym: Concord Academy

Head Coach Frank Cantadore is one of the most underrated coaches in the state, regardless of class or affiliation. Year after year, Coach Cantadore will play the toughest schedule, bar none! He isn't afraid of the challenge and views the toughest teams as an opportunity for his team to improve and get better. Case and point, Concord Academy had a losing record heading into the NCISAA state...

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