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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’2 ’21 Micah Braswell (UC27 Dreamchasers) Though somewhat subtle, Braswell proved to be a very reliable contributor for this UC27 Dreamchasers squad. He plays hard, makes smart decisions, and offers a nice balance between scoring and playmaking. Braswell is a nice spot-up threat and can play either backcourt position due to his shooting ability.  5’11 ’21 Isaiah Escobar (Durham Hurricanes)...

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“Get to Know” LJ Johnson

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’1 ’21 Joshua McClary (Charlotte Nets) It should come as no surprise that McClary stood out once again for the Nets, as he clearly possesses the makings of a next-level prospect. Though he has a pretty complete skillset, it’s his leadership and overall understanding of the game that makes him so impressive. McClary displays a very natural, instinctual feel on both sides of the ball, and...

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Harding University Preparing for the Perfect Storm?

The North Carolina high school landscape is as fluid and unpredictable as ever. New programs are emerging, teams progressing, and players relocating all across the state. Take the So. Meck 7 4A conference, which consists of Olympic, Ardrey Kell, Harding University, South Mecklenburg, West Mecklenburg, Phillip O’Berry, and Providence. Aside from Trevon Williams, Olympic graduated most of their...

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COACH’S CORNER: Harding HC LJ Johnson Talks HS/College Playing Days + Who’s Up Next in the 704!

Another episode of the Coach's Corner comes from Phenom Hoops, as Rick Lewis and Patrick O'Brien sit down with Harding head coach LJ Johnson. We discuss multiple topics today including his interesting path of playing basketball and football, his background of being a coach on multiple levels, and what he has been able to do in a short time at the program. Coach Johnson breaks down his thoughts of players to watch next year and much more. Make sure you listen in and subscribe to all our outlets.

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Coach’s Corner: Harding HC LJ Johnson

Another episode of the Coach's Corner comes from Phenom Hoops, as Rick Lewis and Patrick O'Brien sit down with Harding head coach LJ Johnson. We discuss multiple topics today including his interesting path of playing basketball and football, his background of being a coach on multiple levels, and what he has been able to do in a short time at the program. Coach Johnson breaks down his thoughts of players to watch next year and much more. Make sure you listen in and subscribe to all our outlets.

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Early Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6’2 ’22 LeBron Thomas (FIBA) No player was more impressive than Thomas, especially given how calmly he controlled the action on both ends of the floor. He’s a proven playmaker and defender, but it was his ability to knock down three-pointers with excellent consistency that made such a strong impression. Thomas continues to solidify that he’s an elite prospect and should be recruited as such....

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Early Player Standouts at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase

FIBA 6’2 ’22 Lebron Thomas- The point guard prospect was easily the most impressive performer from the first slate of games. He managed the game incredibly well, showing poise with the ball in his hands and only looking to score as needed. Thomas sets up his teammates at a high level and has the necessary vision to make some unbelievable passes.   Team Synergy 6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson- The long,...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Kelvin Reid   #38: 5’10 ’20 Alijah Miles (Fayetteville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought a lot of intrigue with his skillset and two-way approach, Alijah Miles. He’s a long, wiry point guard prospect with a strong motor and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Miles possesses great quickness and was able to get by the...

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