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Stars of Tomorrow come out at the Phenom Grassroots TOC (Part 2)

The amount of talent on the court this weekend at the Phenom Grassroots TOC was outstanding but the stars of tomorrow really stole the show. High-major talent could be found all around, especially watching the big-time matchups that happened on the arena court. We want to review some of the top guys that grabbed our attention and should be earning the national spotlight from this event. Check...

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Showing his feel for the game: 2022 Chase Lowe (CC Elite/ Weddington)

It is all about opportunities for players, especially with what has been going on over the past year or so outside of basketball. This past weekend, coming into the weekend in Rock Hill, there was one player that was going to be interesting to watch in 2022 6’5 Chase Lowe for CC Elite.  Why? He was playing in some terrific showcase games against high-major talent to start his tournament...

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The proof is there… 2022 Xavier McKelvy one of the more underrated prospects in North Carolina

If you have watched 2022 Xavier McKelvy play, one can see that he has the goods to play at the next level and has shown that on a consistent basis for the last two years now.  We first got our glimpse of McKelvy randomly at a Myers Park game, where he led the team in scoring and showcased his old-school feel on the court.  Fast-forward to where he is today, McKelvy has only continued...

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Stars of Tomorrow come out at the Phenom Grassroots TOC (Part 1)

The amount of talent on the court this weekend at the Phenom Grassroots TOC was outstanding but the stars of tomorrow really stole the show. High-major talent could be found all around, especially watching the big-time matchups that happened on the arena court. We want to review some of the top guys that grabbed our attention and should be earning the national spotlight from this event. Check out a few names below.

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Special K’s Superstars from Phenom Grassroots TOC

This weekend, Phenom Hoops took it to the great city of Rock Hill to host the Phenom Grassroots Tournament of Champions. Teams from all over the country came to participate and college coaches were in attendance. The talent level was through the roof, and these are the top players that I saw: 6’2 Jaden Bradley of Team CP3 17U was perhaps the most impressive player in the gym. Sometimes when...

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Bendel’s Best: Grassroots Tip-Off Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another entertaining event. Although most of the attention centered around Team CP3, Team Teague, and various other noteworthy programs, there was plenty of underrated talent within the building. This article will take a closer look at some personal favorites from the three-day...

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Put on your Radar: 2022 6’9 Lawrence Bartee (Next Level SC)

College coaches are always looking for a skilled big and one that many are sleeping on right now is 2022 6’9 Lawrence Bartee at Clover HS in South Carolina.  We got a terrific glimpse of his game this past weekend at the Phenom Grassroots TOC, as the skilled big captured the eyes of many of our scuts.  Of course, his 6’9 frame and wingspan grab your attention as soon as he steps on the...

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GrassrootsTOC Championship 16u White

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. In the final championship game on the night, CB Hoops and CSB Elite 2023 went at it all game...

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GrassrootsTOC Championship 15u Red Division

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. Upward Stars Fagan and PCH Nightrydas SC went to battle in the 15u Red Division and it was a...

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GrassrootsTOC Championship 16u Red

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. What is great about days like that is that the competition doesn’t stop until the final...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Grassroots TOC

5’6 ’25 Jayden Everett (NC Wildcats) Though slightly undersized, Everett has arguably stood out as the most consistent force for this group—especially offensively. He displays an excellent feel for the game and actively finds ways to outsmart opponents, both as a scorer and playmaker. Everett’s size is truly the only thing preventing him from being a dominant force.  5’9 ’25 Nikayle Hodge...

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Grassroots TOC Championship 14u Red

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. Heading back down to the 14u division, Team EAT 2025 and Team BOND 2025 came out ready for a...

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Grassroots TOC Championship 17u Navy

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. The day continued, this time bring CSB Elite 2022 and Team HOPE 2023 Laney, two very talented...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Grassroots TOC: Day 3

Umar Lawson 2022 Caden Fitzgibbons (NC Spartans Hartzell): Fitzgibbons continues to have a tremendous weekend, really filling up the boxscore, moving well without the ball, creating for himself, and simply putting points on the board.  His production has been consistent all throughout the weekend and should be one to really monitor throughout this summer. 2022 Jevon Long (Next Level SC):...

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Grassroots TOC Championship 17u Blue

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. Heading back into the 17u Division, ACE Elite and Team Griggs were rolling throughout the...

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Grassroots TOC Championship 17u White

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. Two teams that were ridiing high into this one, certainly brought the fans a show as this was...

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Grassroots TOC Championship 14U White

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. We went down to the 14u Division, as Team Premier and PCH Nightrydas looked to end a special...

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Grassroots TOC Championship 15u White

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. The Carolina Stars and Columbia Hoopers battle it out in this one, with the Stars making an...

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GrassrootsTOC Championship 13u Division

Another fantastic event has come and gone in Rock Hill as the Phenom Grassroots TOC was simply off the charts with the competitions and talent. But of course, it came down to the end with Championship Sunday. The teams battled it out on the court all throughout the weekend and left it all on the court. Richland County and TLBA 2026 started off the championship games on Sunday, as this one was a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Grassroots TOC Day 2 (Part 2)

2023 Kevon Vanderhorst (Team Loaded): The young, quick guard was sensational in his ability to attack off the dribble and really put pressure on the defense.  It was tough for defenders to stay in front and he consistently attacked and got to the basket, scoring 29 points in the win on Day 2. 2023 Jak’won Moore (Team Loaded); You can see that Moore has that “IT” factor to his game.  He...

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Dawkins’ Day 2 Standouts: Grassroots TOC

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2023 6’2 Jai’son Williams (WBC Elite 2023) Jai’son has passed an unspoken test of consistency, as he’s performed with the same level of scoring dominance that he did last weekend. Williams is averaging over 20 points for the weekend, and has done an exceptional job of sharing the wealth despite the fact that he’s asserted himself as a scorer. His length allows for easy...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Grassroots TOC

5’7 ’26 Isaac Ellis (TLBA) Although he’s the youngest player on this list, Ellis might honestly double as the most dominant as well. It’s easy to see why opponents get frustrated when being torched by him, as his lack of size and athleticism doesn’t seem to prevent him from applying nonstop scoring pressure for this group. Ellis is a quality passer, efficient three-level scorer, and displays a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Grassroots TOC Day 2 (Part 1)

2022 Nate Brafford (Team Swish): Brafford continues to be a mismatch on the court with his 6’8 frame and his ability to score anywhere on the court.  He has a confident jumper and release, stretching out to three-point line but also uses that length to finish well over and around defenders. He continued to show why more schools are recruiting him. 2021 Darius Sibert (Metro Commandos): The...

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