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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Mack Walters (CC Elite) There’s a lot of reasons why Mack has exponential upside and the primary factor is in how hard he plays. You can’t coach effort and that’s something Mack is bringing a surplus of. He’s athletic with the motor and instincts to get after every pass or loose ball that comes his way, along with a sound scoring prowess that’s laying a solid foundation...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Rise Showcase

6’2 ’23 Trevor Barrett (Team Loaded 828) There’s a slew of intriguing unsigned prospects on this Team Loaded 828 squad, which certainly includes Barrett. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with excellent vision and playmaking ability. Barrett is a reliable scorer who can apply pressure from all levels and make plays with or without the ball in his hands. He’s great in the open floor...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’10 JP Peterkin

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III, or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who...

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A Dynamic Duo: JP and Snook Peterkin

Brothers are a fairly uncommon occurrence in the high school basketball scene. Sure, the Langleys (KJ, Kam, Kobe, Keyshaun), Simpkins (Tajuan and Takai), and Daniels (Chase and Carson) are some examples from recent years, but these are mainly twin pairings. Even more seldom do we see brothers with a multi-year age gap get to play together, yet the Peterkins are doing exactly that at Mount Tabor....

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Player Standouts at Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

6’8 ’23 Tyson Barrett (Quality Education) No matter the setting or context, folks can rely on Barrett to stand out as a constant leader and tone-setter for the Pharaohs. He has a low-maintenance way of producing within the flow of the offense and capitalizing on finishing opportunities from rebounds, post-ups, and off-ball cuts. Barrett draws fouls on a consistent basis and knocks down free...

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