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The Upward Stars Combine was a sensational event, and we at Phenom Hoops want to thank all the staff there for allowing us to check out the talent.' Many players from North and South Carolina were on deck, and we got a great refreshing view of players as well as learn about a few new names as well. 2025 Lamont Britt Jr (Gray Collegiate): Britt is an interesting player with his strong, football...read more
6'4 '25 Jaheim Hall (Next Level SC) There were a variety of useful contributors for Next Level SC, but it would be impossible to ignore the physically overwhelming presence Hall brought to the table. He's a strong, fluid, explosive athlete with great length and downhill ability. Whether as a cutter, penetrator, or transition threat, Hall applies constant pressure at the rim and plays very well...read more
Caden Kreger 2024 Caden Kreger (Powdersville): Kreger is one that should earn more attention with what he provides. He is a confident shooter from the floor at 6'7, as he does a great job in stretching the floor and showing his range. Kreger brings size at 6'7, rebounds the ball well, can push off the rebound, and really looks for his shot. Can be a difference-maker with his confident...read more
6'7 '26 Trey Thompson (Tennessee Impact) There were so many impressive pieces for Tennessee Impact, which certainly includes Thompson and his highly advanced identity. Though young, he already clearly understands how to outperform his assignment and dominate a game in various different ways. Thompson is an excellent post-up option with a notable blend of IQ, touch, and footwork. He finishes with...read more
Team 5 Coach: Delmar Patterson #5: 5'11 '23 Arturo Overton (Lower Richland) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to lead and set the tone by example, Arturo Overton. He's a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with a balanced approach between scoring and playmaking. Overton is a reliable penetrator with a strong midrange pull-up and the ability to set up others...read more
What a great event it was this past weekend, with Phenom Hoops bringing in some of the top talents from South Carolina all under one building. A state that has been rich with talent but at times goes under the radar, it seems like there are some players to be found and we are looking to highlight that even more. 2024 Caden Kreger is a player that really opened our eyes this summer during...read more