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Early viewing at Phenom Summer Showcase: Ben L. Smith

What was great about the Phenom Summer Showcase in Bermuda Run, it gave us a chance to view some of the talent and teams coming into the high school season.  A few high school programs came together to compete in showcase games, giving us an early look of what their team may look like.  In this article, we look at Ben L. Smith as we dive into their roster a little more and names to remember....

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Previewing the Greensboro High School Basketball Landscape: Ben L. Smith

It’s been stated before, but the high school basketball scene has transformed into something comparable to NBA free agency. On one hand, the kneejerk reaction is to pose an argument for why/how transferring or reclassifying could have a positive effect on said player. The other side of the token typically points to the lack of loyalty, structure, or overall negative effects that could...

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Smith v. Southwest

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Southwest Guilford High School to see the Cowboys host the Golden Eagles of Ben L. Smith High School. This was their second meeting of the season and Southwest had something to prove, as they narrowly outlasted Smith earlier this month. However, home-court advantage is a real thing with the Cowboys, as they typically have one of the better atmospheres in...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam — Top 10 Performers

What an event it was. There was so much talent in the gym, with a sold out event of some of the top teams from around the region. We had two defending NCHSAA state champions with Independence (4A) and Forest Hills (2A) competing (neither seemed to have lost a beat). It was a great collection of prospects and teams and it was awesome to have 15-20 college coaches in the gym, throughout the day....

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