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#PhenomGoodGuys: Miles Magical Five (Night One)

6’6 2020 De’Andre Downing: Washington County Downing is a really interesting unsigned senior that’s undoubtedly deserving of attention from scholarship coaches. He’s a unique player considering his size and skillset. He can shoot the ball from way beyond the arc, handle the ball, and defend 3-4 positions on the court at the high school level. If the outside shot is falling with consistency he’s...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase Day 1 Standouts and Storylines

The Hoops and Dreams Showcase is one of the best atmospheres of any event held in North Carolina, throughout the basketball calendar. MaxPreps called the Hoops and Dreams Showcase one of the Must-See events of the 2019-20 calendar year, and Day 1 lived up to all of that.

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Evening Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’2 ’20 Jajuan Carr (Pender) Regardless of setting, Carr always seems to rise to the occasion and lead by example on both ends of the floor. He’s easily one of the smartest and toughest floor generals across the entire state. Carr handles the ball with poise, creates for himself and others, scores on all three levels with efficiency, and sets the tone extremely well on defense. He rebounds as...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Week 1 Review

This is one of our favorite times of the year, traveling across the region to various Open Gyms, it means the basketball season is just around the corner. We join college coaches from across the country, in scouring our region to find players. Some gyms we walk in have 10+ coaches sitting, watching the practice, other gyms with no one (those are the favorite gyms!). It’s also great to...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops wrapped up the summer season in Greensboro, North Carolina with our annual Summer Finale. There was an abundance of talent in the gym, offers were given out, and high-level competition took place per usual. This article will take a closer look at some of the top standouts from the event…   6’0 ’21 Jamarii Thomas (New Light Disciples) The New Light Disciples...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — High Major Watch

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2020

We’ve finally reached July, which is when travel basketball goes up another notch and can truly change the lives of these young prospects. There are numerous players that we feel are underrated within the state, but just on the brink of blowing up. This article will take a closer look at five guys (with varying offers) that should be regarded as definite Division I prospects.   6’0 ’20...

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Brandon’s “Big Time Ballers” #NCHSAALivePeriod

A number of the top Public schools throughout the state gathered to battle it out at Queens University of Charlotte campus under the bright lights, teams are far from a finished product but this gives us something to build on.   Charlotte, North Carolina- There was a surplus of talent on display at every position in every grade cycle, colleges from far and wide at every level came out,...

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Jamie’s 5 to Know: Phenom G3 Showcase

What a weekend it was. 50 teams came in, from four different states, to compete from the 14u-17u age groups…Greensboro, NC got things popping. True to form, dozens of college coaches attended the event, and there were some players who really took advantage of the spotlight. Typically a Phenom Hoops travel ball event has 80–120 teams playing in it, we kept this one small intentionally. As...

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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Best Passer

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. BEST...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Guards)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the first live period of the early summer season. There were over 150 teams in attendance from all over the region, college-level talent was on display, and college coaches of all levels were sitting baseline throughout the weekend. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of my personal standouts from the guard...

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#PhenomChallengeLive: Miles Magical Five

6’5 2020 Keishon Porter: Team Trezz Porter’s development has been nothing to overlook, standing at 6’5 he can create for himself off then bounce, defend four different positions, and use his incredible athleticism to finish above the rim and defenders in his way.  He’s arguably the most important player on this team and showed to everybody once again that he’s a bonafide D1 level talent. 6’1...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the American Athletic Conference

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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