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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom MDC (Day 2, Part 1)

2023 Hasanur Friedman (G5 Elite): Friedman is a new name to the scene for us but the guard showed tremendous ability to create for himself off the dribble. He makes incredibly decisive moves, quick reaction, and gets defenders off-balance with his crossover while also finishing around the basket.  Strong play from this young man early on Day 2. 2021 Cedric Patterson (Team United): Patterson has...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Lake Norman Christian

A new North Carolina Power has been established at Lake Norman Christian School with a bevy of in-state and out of state talent making their way to the school for what should be an incredibly exciting season. Last week Head Coach Mason Padgett was nice enough to let my stop by and check practice out. Let’s take a look at this loaded roster! 6’3 2023 Mikey Williams Mikey is one of the most famous...

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Phenom Open Gym: Lake Norman Christian

Phenom Hoops went out on the road again, just checking in on another open gym. Always an exciting time for us, as we get to see what teams are shaping up to look like heading into the season but also learn a few new names. Lake Norman Christian has been a HOT name over the last few months and Head Coach Mason Padgett has a ton of talent for him on the floor. They brought in a lot of Division I...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’5 ’21 Dessie Canty (Upward Stars Watson) Despite some ups and downs as a team, Canty found a way to make an impact on this contest while standing out as their most enticing long-term prospect. He’s long, wiry, skilled, and plays with a nice blend of smoothness and physicality. Canty displays a great feel for the game and can create for himself or others with relative ease.  6’3 ’21...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’2 ’22 Marcus Farley Jr. (Team Together) Despite a lot of surrounding talent, Farley was arguably the best player on the court. He led by example, controlled the offensive action, and made numerous plays on defense. Although Farley is a noted athlete, it was his savvy and attention to detail that really stood out during this contest. His vision and ability to set others up was undeniably...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Daymond Lindell   #85: 5’10 ’22 Kamonte Williams (Raeford, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a quality amount of two-way upside, Kamonte Williams. He’s a strong, fairly athletic guard prospect with a physically advanced frame for his age. Williams is a capable all-around scorer that willingly mixes it up on the offensive end of the floor. He’s a solid...

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