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POB’s Thoughts: Best of the Best from Phenom Hoop State League (Forward/Centers)

The Phenom Hoop State Fall League has been tremendous, and we are heading into championship weekend. But there have been plenty of storylines and players that have grabbed my attention. Even though this list could go on a lot longer, here are the top players who have left their mark on me so far at the Fall League at the forwards/centers position. 2024 Makoi Mabor Marier (Gabby Mabor) (Gaston...

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Clayton’s duo needing more recognition; expect big season

The Comets of Clayton will be a school of interest for me personally, as I believe they will be offering a duo that will be making their mark a lot this upcoming season.  But I also believe that they don’t get talked about enough, as Clayton could be a very dangerous team in the area. The duo of 2025 Andrew Grimes and 2025 Justice Mitchell have my attention, and I believe that they could be...

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POB’s Thoughts: Top Forwards/Bigs at Hoop State League (Through 2 Weeks)

The Hoop State League has been tremendous so far… a lot of talent, a great chance to watch these teams in action early on, and players are competing. Trust me, there are a lot of names that have been catching my eye so far, which is why I wanted to share JUST A FEW NAMES that have really stood out to me through two weeks at the Hoop State League. Check out the forwards/bigs that have impressed...

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Cooper’s Notes: 919 One Day Bump 8

By: Cooper Hart 5’9” ’25 Ghab Scott (Athletic Freaks) Scott made game-deciding play after game-deciding play all day long. He uses his quickness and instincts like few guards can, controlling what happens on both ends despite his lack of elite size. He was a nightmare defensively, pressuring the ball at a high level and getting involved in seemingly every possession. He got to the rim at will,...

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2025 Rankings Explained Part 1 (5 Honorable Mentions)

With the 2026 class rankings wrapped up, we move on to the deepest class in the triangle from top to bottom. Elite top-end talent and college-level players littered up and down the rankings. There’s legit talent well outside the 40 that we’ve ranked, and the 10 honorable mentions are a testament to that. You can view the full list of honorable mentions here (part 1) and here (part 2). 5’9”...

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Phenom Profile: 2025 6’6 Justice Mitchell

By: Kevin Moses 2025 6’6 Justice Mitchell was playing like a man among boys and was on a mission to dominate every game. Mitchell was a beast on both ends, earning MVP honors twice including the championship game. The young man was clutch this weekend delivering the fire needed to seal the deal. In game 1, Mitchell finished with 17pts, 1 block, and 1 steal. He then followed that up with 19pts....

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