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HIGHLIGHTS: USC commit Jacobi Wright Running Things at Point for Jeff McInnis & Team CLT!

Check out highlights from Jacobi Wright, a 6'2" guard committed to Frank Martin and the USC Gamecocks next season. Wright will be playing his senior season at Legacy Early College out of Greenville, SC along with Team CLT on the AAU circuit. Here are his highlights from the first two Phenom Hoop AAU events.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Daylen Berry Earns 1st POWER 5 Offer after Shooting the LIGHTS OUT at Phenom Challenge!

Check out highlights from Daylen Berry from the last 2 Phenom Hoop events in Rock Hill, SC. Berry is a 6'5" combo guard from Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC. These past two weekends Berry ran with Garner Rd 17U 3SSB and Tea Marie 17U. After showing his ability to shoot from deep and command a team, Berry was offered by St. Johns this weekend. Watch for yourself and decide if Berry is worthy of more Power 5 offers.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham the MOST EXCITING Buckets in North Carolina! Challenge Raw Footage

Check out highlights from Robert Dillingham at the Phenom Challenge this past weekend. Another event down and another event that Dillingham has proven himself as one of the most exciting scorers in North Carolina. This past weekend he competed against 15U and 16U teams in an effort to show hes capable of competing with anyone.

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2023 Gregory “GG” Jackson earns first offers from ACC, SEC programs

It was just a matter of time and if you have watched the game of 2023 Gregory Jackson, you simply knew that he was going to be a big-time prospect for the class of 2023 in South Carolina. Teams though didn’t waste much time, especially with what they have seen early in the summer from Jackson.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Carolina Riptide 17U Shooting the LIGHTS OUT at Phenom Challenge!

Check out highlights from the Carolina Riptide at the Phenom Challenge. The Carolina Riptide are based out of Lake Norman and are led by some sharpshooting guards in Callahan Reed, Trace Forrest, and Jacob Morgan. Here are some highlights from a few of their games from this past weekend.

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Is Donovan Atwell North Carolina’s Top Shooting Threat?

Over the evolution of basketball, three-point shooting has steadily become solidified as one of the biggest parts of the game. Guys like Pete Maravich were known for their shooting, but it wasn’t until the modern era where three-point shooting, specifically, earned its value. Reggie Miller acted as a pioneer, Ray Allen carried the torch, and now the Splash Brothers (Steph Curry and Klay...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge (Part Three)

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Team Synergy) Often times,...

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Keep an eye on 2022 6’5 Damien Robinson (Fayetteville Flash/ Overhills)

Phenom Hoops wants to continue our coverage of a fantastic two weeks in Rock Hill, highlighting some players that caught our attention. A player that we got our first look at back in January in Fayetteville, 2022 6’5 Damien Robinson may be a prospect to start really keeping an eye on.

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge (Part Two)

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’8 ’23 Greg “GG” Jackson (Upward Stars) Over the last...

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2023 6’5 Jakel Powell earns first offer after tremendous weekends in Rock Hill

Being in Rock Hill this past weekend, Phenom Hoops had another chance to see the development of 2023 6’5 Jakel Powell, just another name that will be part of a loaded 2023 class in North Carolina. When watching his game, you can’t help but see a prospect with great size and a game to back it up.  Recently at the Phenom Challenge, Patrick O’Brien had this to say about his game.  “The blend...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’23 Treymane Parker (Fayetteville Flash) The top...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 3 Late Standouts

7’0 Patrick Wessler of CC Elite 2022-2021 17U continues to be a handful in the paint. Tenacious rebounder on both sides of the ball. Good rim protector that can block shots. Very skilled on the offensive end; showed the ability to play with his back to the basket and face up. Can really shoot the ball with range.  6’4 Kheni Briggs of Tea Marie 16U absolutely eats in the paint, makes a...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’22 Julian “Juice” Keitt (Upward Stars) The Upward Stars program possesses talent within each of their teams, and Keitt is arguably one of the more intriguing long-term prospects from this roster. He plays with a consistently high motor on both ends of the floor and tends to naturally create havoc with his overall activity level. Keitt is a great defender, finisher, and rebounder, which...

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Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers: Day 3 at Phenom Challenge

What’s up all my hoops heads, it’s your guy Brandon Blakney and I’m live from Rock Hill, SC, for some travel ball action! The Phenom Challenge kicked off this weekend and the talent hasn’t disappointed! This group of standouts is a diverse group of five that college coaches at multiple levels will want to take a look at! 6’2 2023 Treymane Parker (Fayetteville Flash)- When you mention the top...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge

5’11 ’25 Eli Ellis (TLBA) There are a lot of varying opinions about Ellis, but there is absolutely no debating his high-level consistency and production—especially against his own age group. He’s already developed a unique toughness through being battle-tested at the high school level. Ellis stands out as a tremendous leader for this group, both as their primary scorer and playmaker, and simply...

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DeAjai’s Sunday Standouts at #PhenomChallenge

By: DeAjai Dawkins Sunday is my favorite day in an AAU tournament’s schedule. The last day of a tournament is the most crucial. This is where players are most fatigued, fighting for last-minute evaluations, and most importantly last-minute wins. Here are a few players who stuck out on Gladiator Day. 2023 De’Mahjae Clark (2021 Garner Road WV) De’Mahjae Clark stuck out all weekend, but his Sunday...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 3 Early Standouts

6’9 Jai Smith of Tea Marie 16U has been phenomenal this weekend. Shows that he is a HM Division 1 talent. Very long, athletic, and superfluid on the court. Tenacious rebounder who attacks the boards every possession. Uses his length to be a great rim protector for his team. Shows the ability to attack from the wings and get out in transition. Killer mindset, looks to dunk on you every single...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at #PhenomChallenge

2021 6’5 Graham Calton (PSB Elite 17u Lowery): Calton continues to show that he can produce on multiple levels for his team. The strong, sturdy prospect can battle down low and always seems to get his hands on the ball. Usually defended by bigger opponents, Calton also shows a smooth perimeter feel to his game. 2021 6’6 Jalen McDonald (Team EAT 17u): He is simply a show and people...

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#PhenomChallenge Standouts (Court 7-8) (Day 3)

By: Kyree Bethel 2023 6’8 Samuel Martin (Strong Center) This kid have a very bright future. He has a long wing span and defends around the basket very well. His presence is known in the paint. Very fundamentally sound, he understands how to play the game. Samuel understand when to roll to the basket and when to pop in pick and roll situations. 19pts 10rebounds 2024 6’2 Alec Olander...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at #PhenomChallenge (Part III)

2023 Wesley Tubbs (Charlotte Supreme): You can already see that Tubbs has the length that will catch eyes but what really stands out first is his emotion, hustle, and willingness to leave it all out there.  Such a competitor.  As far as his game goes, he is a 6’5 long, wiry prospect that can create for himself or for his teammates.  Just another big-time prospect in the 2023...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’8 ’21 Ben Burnham (Team Charlotte) There’s an obvious amount of talent within the Team Charlotte organization, and Burnham has arguably been their most consistent performer of the early season. He’s a long, wiry forward with quality athleticism and an excellent nose for the ball. Burnham plays with a nonstop motor and understands how to overwhelm opponents with his activity level. He’s a...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Phenom Challenge 1.0 (P.2)

What’s up to all my hoops heads, it’s your guy Brandon Blakney and I’m live from Rock Hill, SC, for some travel ball action! The Phenom Challenge kicked off this weekend and the talent hasn’t disappointed early! This group of standouts is a diverse group of five that college coaches at multiple levels will want to take a look at!

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