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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.2)

2022 6’0 Kendall Smith (Charlotte Express): Smith was incredibly productive on both ends of the floor. Loved his intensity and how he got after it on the defensive end, creating multiple steals and pushed the tempo on offense.  His defense helped lead to scoring opportunities on the offensive end for himself and his teammates. 2022 6’0 Camian Shell (Moravian Prep): Shell is one that simply...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2021 6’1 Collin Mills (Team Vision NC 17u): Mills was the main scoring threat for Team Vision, showing his ability to score on multiple levels.  Whether it was spotting up from the perimeter with a smooth outside shot, attacking and pulling up with a mid-range shot, or attacking the rim, Mills was able to do it multiple ways.  He doesn’t try to force anything on the court and plays...

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RANKINGS REPORT Standouts Part 2 from Summer Havoc (Day 1)

2021 6’7 Earl Burgess (Team 864) is long, strong and tough enough to impact the game on both ends inside, yet skilled enough to make the right plays as a wing with his timely and smart decisions. Consistent shooter and rebounder, who finishes inside with finesse or authority. 2021 6’6 Ben Burnham (Team CLT) is so highly skilled, with big energy and must have a basketball radar because he’s...

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team CP3 Makes Their Debut

Obviously, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the “best travel ball team/program in North Carolina” since the summer season began. Due to so many differing opinions, it’s become a legitimate talking point for all folks within grassroots basketball—and there’s still no clear answer. Team Curry has made a strong push for the top spot thus far, but other high-profile squads like Garner...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at #PhenomChallenge

2021 6’5 Graham Calton (PSB Elite 17u Lowery): Calton continues to show that he can produce on multiple levels for his team. The strong, sturdy prospect can battle down low and always seems to get his hands on the ball. Usually defended by bigger opponents, Calton also shows a smooth perimeter feel to his game. 2021 6’6 Jalen McDonald (Team EAT 17u): He is simply a show and people...

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“Getting to Know” Anthony Sellars

North Carolina Top 80 Player Introductions Expectations can mean a lot within the grassroots side of basketball. This can be applied to players, parents, and every type of coach (high school, travel ball, and college coaches), as there is always something to be desired. When it comes to someone like Anthony Sellars, there’s nowhere to hide from the massive expectations put in place from his...

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Tommy’s Ten from JMAC Showcase (Part 2)

This weekend at the JMAC Showcase in Fort Mill, SC there was an immense talent pool ranging from 12U to 17U. I was stationed at Nation Ford High School and took in over 15 games throughout the weekend. Here are some of the standouts, in no particular order, that made an impression on me. Let’s get into it!

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Johnson   #5: 5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that continued to impact the game nicely on both ends of the floor, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that plays with great energy, especially on defense. Smith has solid penetration skills and is capable of pulling up from midrange at a quality rate....

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NC Phenom 150 Top 2021’s

We have invaded the Gate City once again for another session of our Phenom 150 camp, this platform follows the prestigious Top 80 camp.  The 150 camp really offers younger unknown players an initial chance to break onto the scene and gain notoriety throughout the state. Greensboro, North Carolina- With a nice balanced mix of young talent and unsigned seniors vying to make an impact late in the...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina 150 Camp

#41- 6’2 ’20 Lee Langstaff- The guard prospect was among the most efficient scorers in the building. He offered an excellent scoring balance between all three levels, but also displayed strong vision and a willingness to make plays for others. Langstaff defends with purpose and forced numerous turnovers throughout the day.   #48- 6’3 ’21 Caden Davis- The strong-bodied wing prospect has the...

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