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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Word of God

The tour around the state of North Carolina continues, as Phenom Hoops is checking out all the talent across the state.  One program that we were eager to learn more about was Word of God and it looks like the Holy Rams are going to be a must-see for many.  Talent on top of talent was on the floor during their first practice and they will for sure will be the talk around the area. When you look...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 1, Part 1)

2023 Gabriel Hernandez (Team Hardaway): The 5’10 guard really surprised and caught some eyes with his play on Day 1 of Session 2.  Some may not expect his game but this is a young man that comes and competes, has good quickness to get by defenders, scrappy on both sides of the ball, and really shows some surprising athleticism to his game that many wouldn’t expect.  He should be one...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’4 ’23 Cole Callaway (Carolina Riptide) It’s easy to find balance with this Carolina Riptide squad, and Callaway consistently finds ways to stand out despite being one of the younger players on the roster. He’s a lethal spot-up threat with IQ, cutting instincts, and the ability to attack closeouts as needed, which allows him to make a constant impact with or without the ball in his hands....

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Summer Havoc Day 2

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2022 6’4 Po’Boigh King (Team Eat 2022)  Po’Boigh King entered this event with high praise and it’s easy to understand why. The 6’4 sharpshooter is one of the most dangerous shooting threats in the state, rivaled by few. Once a burly frame, King has slimed down into a more athletic frame with better conditioning. In my opinion, he’d be a top 2 player on the floor in almost any...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: Sheed Wallace Select

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. Sheed Wallace Select One of the fast, rising programs...

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Phenom Game Report: Word of God vs. Liberty Heights (Recap/ Standouts)

It was for sure the game of the night with North Carolina teams and it could all be seen on the Hoop State Network.  Word of God and Liberty Heights, the top two teams by Phenom Hoops, matched up in Rock Hill and these teams brought it!  Back and forth we went throughout the first quarter, with Elijah Jamison leading the charge for Liberty Heights, scoring and facilitating. Word of God...

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Word of God Takes Down Combine Academy

In a matchup of two of the top teams in the state, Combine Academy travelled to Raleigh to take on Word of God. The anticipation and hype surrounding this game was real. Combine won the first meeting by four points on November 20th at Combine. You knew both teams would be ready. Each have played a national schedule and have notable wins on their resume. The ball was tipped and from then on out,...

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Holiday Classic: Word of God vs. Moravian Prep (Recap/Standouts)

Word of God and Moravian Prep kicked off Game 2 of the afternoon and it had the people excited to watch.  Word of God came out strong led by the shooting of Po’Boigh King, helping his team create an early double-digit first quarter lead.  BJ Freeman though kept Moravian Prep in the hunt and they started to knock down shots and play their game in the second quarter, getting it under...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 3 Standouts at Hoop State League

Po’Boigh King Chadlyn Taylor of Team United 8th Grade has the chance to develop into a great player. He has a lengthy frame that will fill out as he continues to grow. He showcased the ability to really shoot the ball from three while also being able to attack off the dribble and get to the basket. Despite his scoring ability, the most impressive part of his game was his ability to find...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 3 Early Standouts #PhenomSummerFinale

6’5 Po King of NC Runnin Rebels 2022 had a fantastic game to start the day. Really attacks the basket and thrived in the paint. Gets out in transition and really looks to finish. Has a quick first step that allows him to keep defenders on their heels. Rebounded the ball well on both sides of the ball. Plays really hard and does everything he can for his team to be successful. 6’5 Alex Olander of...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Day Fab Five

Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Day Fab Five  The inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship opening round is in the books. While there were no surprises on the outcome of any of the games, many players solidified their stance as being among the state’s elite players. Now, let’s take a closer look at the players that made the biggest impacts.  6’6 2022 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Combine Academy)...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — What is All the Buzz Surrounding Word of God?!

Over the past 10 years, Word of God Christian Academy (the Holy Rams) has built itself into a national entity. With putting top-level talent on its roster, year in and year out, like John Wall, Dez Wells, CJ Leslie, TJ Warren, Torian Graham, Zach Newkirk, etc..etc..etc…every gym the Holy Rams walked into, they garnered your attention. Well, the start of the 2019-20 season has them right...

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On the Rise: North Carolina’s Class of 2021 (Part Two)

Yesterday, we took a closer look at some of the most underrated scholarship-worthy players within North Carolina’s Class of 2020. Now, we will highlight a variety of different guys in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that have made a strong impression over these last two months… (Read Part One) 6’7 ’21 Omarion Bodrick (Independence) Everyone across the entire state should already be all-in...

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Bendel’s Best: David Rose MDC

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops had our annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic, an event that honors wounded veterans and supports the Wounded Warrior Project. Each year, some of the toughest teams from around region come together for this loaded event. This year’s field lived up to the event’s reputation and delivered some high-level competition, which featured numerous standout performers. We...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom David Rose MDC

Carolina Riptide 6’2 ’21 Christian Taylor- The undersized big man was among the most productive hustle players for this Riptide team. He’s willing and ready to take whatever role his team needs and maximizes it. Taylor doesn’t require offensive touches to make an impact and does a phenomenal job of outworking opponents for rebounds on both ends of the floor.   RDC Lakers 6’3 ’21 Po’Boigh...

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Po’Boigh King is a PROBLEM!! NCs Best Name is SHOWING OUT at Roanoke Rapids!!

Not only does Po’Boigh King have the best name in North Carolina, but he also has a game to match up. With an incredible understanding of basketball, King just gets it done. Watching him last night, he finished with 26 points, shooting like 75% from the field, against a stacked team. It was a thing of beauty. Still relatively unknown, that shouldn’t last for long. His name alone will...

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#PhenomDavidRose Day One Mid-Day Standout’s: Ben L Smith Court One

Well well well… another David Rose Memorial Day Classic, another viral moment.  Since the last article I wrote that Treyvon Byrd play has amassed nearly 100K views on various social media platforms and this event continues to live up to the hype when it comes to jaw dropping moment in a fantastic annual tradition. ICYMI:<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”...

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