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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge Live

Team Knicks 6’5 ’20 Ben Burnham- The long, wiry post continues to be the main leader and most productive two-way player on this team. He utilizes ball-fakes to get by opponents and highlight his surprising athleticism at the rim. Burnham scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and does a nice job of altering shots around the basket.   NC Spartans 6’2 ’20 Isaac Spainhour- There’s a...

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Coach Mills Game Report: Greensboro Warriors v. Team Hickory

By: Kelvin Mills Greensbro Warriors versus team hickory 15U.     The Greensbro Warriors we’re just too much. They out powered Team Hickory’s smaller lineup.   With bigger and more skilled post players along with a plethora of stronger and faster guards. 54-45 victory. Lead by MVP 6’4 wing man Franklin Stocklin. 17points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

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Coach Mills Game Report: Carolina Cavs v. South Carolina Stars

By: Kelvin Mills Carolina Cavs,  versus The South Carolina Stars 15U.  This tournament opener went right down to the wire with neither team ever able to mount a double-digit lead. It was chippy.  Two player technical fouls. With both teams finishing the game in the double bonus.  In the end, the Cavs wore the stars down with pressure defense a relentless attack in the lane and 93% free-throw...

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Player Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge Live

CC Elite 6’4 ’20 Elijah Hightower- The long, wiry wing prospect was really difficult for the opposition to contain in this contest, especially from beyond the arc. Hightower looked quite strong when spotting-up and working without the ball, but also showed some solid creation skills when taking opponents off the bounce. He utilized his length well on defense and outworked his assignment on the...

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Jaden Seymour, AJ Smith, & Tristan Maxwell READY TO RUN CHARLOTTE! Team CLT 17U Raw Highlights!!!

Check out highlights from Team CLT 17U, who RELOADED in a MAJOR way! They're led by Jaden Seymour, AJ Smith, & Tristan Maxwell this season on the Under Armour Association. These highlights are from the Phenom Opening AAU tournament. They'll be competing this weekend at the Phenom Stay Positive.

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Jalen McDonald & BJ Freeman: Team Loaded 16’s “1-2 PUNCH!!!”

Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald and BJ Freeman of Team Loaded 16s. They competed in the Phenom Opening this past weekend and led their team to the championship game. Freeman currently attends Word of God Christian Academy while McDonald attends Knightdale High School.

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Elijah Jamison X Brock Williams: BEST BACKCOURT in the #HoopState?

Check out highlights from Brock Williams and Elijah Jamison. Williams and Jamison will comprise the starting backcourt for Team Loaded NC 16's this spring and summer. Brock currently attends Burlington Christian while Elijah attends Louisburg HS. Look for both guards to garner D1 offers this upcoming season!

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Breakout Watch Following #PhenomOpening

Take a deep breath because that time of year once again, AAU season is here and in full swing! Phenom Hoops kicked things with an absolute bang with Phenom Opening, a two-day tournament featuring some of the top travel ball programs around the Southeast. Greensboro, High School- Smith High School was one of the sights for a full weekend slate of games, prospects from the 2023-2021 classes...

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Jayden Seymour & Tristan Maxwell LEAD A RELOADED Team CLT at Phenom Opening!!! Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from Jayden Seymour and Tristan Maxwell from Team CLT. Both made the jump over after spending time on different circuits last season and are looking to gel before the start of the live period. Here are some of their highlights from this weekend's Phenom Opening event.

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Jalen Hood-Schifino & Bryce Alfino LEAD TEAM CLT 16’s to CHAMPIONSHIP at Phenom Opening!

Each player is on different ends of the spectrum. 6'4" 2022 Jalen Hood Schifino is nationally ranked, carries multiple high major offers and is a part of Team USA basketball ... His travel ball backcourt made, 6'5" 2020 Bryce Alfino does not have offers and is not ranked.

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D1 BREAKOUTS!! Zack Austin & Jakob Moore ANNIHILATE Phenom’s Opening || Team Winston RAW Highlights

This is the perfect platform for a breakout!! You had national media, college coaches, ridiculous talent and a gym filled with fans. In today's world of positionless basketball, players able to defend multiple positions are at a really high quantity. Team Winston has TWO players who can defend across the floor.

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Phenom Opening Champions

Gold Champions:  13U: TLBA 2024 14U Gold: Team Felton 15U Gold: Team Charlotte 16U Gold/ Blue Devil Division: Team Winston 16U Gold/ Tar Heel Division: Team Charlotte 17U Gold/ Blue Devil Division: Team Charlotte-Herron 17U Gold/ Tar Heel Division: Team Loaded NC Silver Champions: 14U Silver: Team Rogue 15U Silver: Team Loaded NC 16U Silver/ Tar Heel Division: Cobras 17U Silver/ Blue Devil...

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Carter Whitt DUNKING NOW?! Phenom Opening Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from Class of 2021 guard, Carter Whitt. Whitt is a 6’1″ point guard from Leesville Rd HS in Raleigh, NC. He’ll be playing this AAU season with Team Loaded after spending last season on the EYBL. Here are his highlights from this weekend’s Phenom Opening AAU...

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The Phenom Opening Breakouts

Travel ball season is finally here … this past weekend Phenom Hoops had around 100 teams, from 5 different states, convene on Greensboro to kick off their summer seasons and boy did this one go out with a BANG!!

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Durham Hurricanes Claim Bronze trophy in Tarheel 16U bracket

In a contest that lived up to the billing the Durham Hurricanes 2021 group claimed a hard-earned 71-63 win over talented and equally tough Fayetteville Flash squad.   Greensboro, North Carolina- This was a matchup dominated by explosive guard play and it came down to the wire, it was a game of runs each side continuously went blow for blow. In the second half after surviving multiple runs,...

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“He’ll Put it On Your Head!” Jajuan Carr is a Modern Day PG!

6'1" Jajuan Carr is making a name for himself as one of the best point guards in North Carolina's 2020 class ... So much so that the likes of Iowa State, Houston and Middle Tennessee State have recently come calling with East Carolina having already offered.

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Team Hickory Claims 15u Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The 15u Bronze Championship game turned out to be somewhat of a one sided affair as Team Hickory faced off against The Durham Hurricanes. This Team Hickory bunch is comprised of a lot of versatile athletes. 1-5 can all handle and shoot the rock. 6’3 lefty guard Zane Redmon showed his defensive ability early on scoring 6 of his 13 points off of steals. Team Hickory was flying all over the court...

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Team Winston Claims 17u Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The 17u Tar Heel Silver Bracket championship game featured a very deep Team Winston (NC) group versus a free flowing Renegades (WV) team and this turned out to be a great one. Team Winston got off to a quick start thanks in part to the athletic interior duo of 6’8 Jakob Moore and 6’7 Zack Austin. Their early lead was cut down when Andrew Shull, Grant Bonner and Ethan Clay started to heat up from...

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers: Phenom Opening Standouts PT 1

Take a deep breath because that time of year once again, AAU season is here and in full swing! Phenom Hoops kicked things with an absolute bang with Phenom Opening, a two day tournament featuring some of the top travel ball programs around the Southeast. Greensboro, High School- Smith High School was one of the sights for a full weekend slate of games, prospects from the 2023-2021 classes...

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#PhenomOpening: 14U Silver Title Game Recap

14U Silver Championship: Team Rogue Vs Queen City Thunder Team Rogue got off to a scorching hot start in this one, largely due to their full court zone press that created a lot of issues for the Queen City Thunder early on.  Getting out to an early lead proved to be vital for Team Rogue, as the Queen City Thunder ended the first half strong, and came out of the halftime break with a ton of...

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Josh Hall MADE IT LOOK EASY at 2019 #PhenomOpening!!! Raw Game Highlights!

It is no secret, Josh Hall is the hottest prospect in the Southeast ... in the recent months his stock has sky rocketed with offers from the likes of Providence, Wake Forest and Rutgers with so many others looking in... This past weekend some of the best talent in the region came to Greensboro, NC to compete in Phenom's Opening travel ball tournament. Hall was among those and with standing room only around his court, Hall did NOT disappoint...

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Coach Thread’s Standouts at Phenom Opening from Southwest Guilford High School

By Coach Thread Khilen Woodley 5’11 2020 (Team Knicks)– one of the better floor leader that I saw today the Phenom Opening at Southwest Guilford gym. Has a great IQ for the game and understands how to push the pace. Did a great job of creating for his teammates. When penetrating to the basket he did a great job of hiding the ball and finishing through contacts for and ones. Whitted  5’10 2020...

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Team Felton Claims 14U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

Team Felton 2023 and Wilmington Excel 2023 had a battle going on throughout the whole game. Team Felton’s Treymane Parker put on a show in the 1st half and finished with 17 points for the half and 25 points for the game Excel countered that performance with two young men Tyler Adams 10 1st half points and 20 total for the game and Stan Ballard 8 1st half points and 10 for the game to help...

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Team Charlotte Herrom Claims 17U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The final title game of the day featured a tough, gritty Team Charlotte squad against a very well-rounded Team Knicks group. Joshua Wiggins and Kenny Gwynn carried the scoring load for this squad throughout this contest, but also contained their respective assignments well. Glenn Bynum Jr. continued to stand out as the glue-guy of this group, given his motor and ability to consistently make...

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