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Open Gym Report: Lake Norman High School

Not many teams across the state practiced at 8:00 a.m. on New Year’s Day, let alone really attacked the day and improved. One team did. Lake Norman High School.  One of my biggest pet peeves that I look for when I attend a practice, is whether or not the players arrive early to get in extra shots and are actually in a sweat ready to go at the actual start of practice. If practice starts at...

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Open Gym Report: Lake Norman Guys

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Lake Norman High School for an open gym tour dual feature, capitalizing on the opportunity to evaluate both (boys and girls) varsity squads. Most of the boys’ team consisted of familiar faces, including numerous guys we’ve seen throughout the summer. In just one season, Coach Hodges has already done a great job of establishing his culture within the...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Josh Griffith   #8: 5’5 ’24 Jacob McClure (Hayesville) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his team a fairly steady two-way presence, Jacob McClure. He’s a wiry guard prospect that did a quality job of attacking the basket and knocking down midrange jumpers. McClure provided great defensive effort and was quite disciplined on that end of the floor. Next in...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Rodney Trotman   #67: 5’10 ’19 Edward Garner (Butler High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that exemplified toughness and intelligence extremely well, Edward Garner. He’s a wiry guard prospect that simply knows how to affect all facets of the game at an effective level. Garner scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and proved to be a very creative...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #2: 5’4 ’23 Jordan Lineberger (Hickory, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-rounded skillset during his time at camp, Jordan Lineberger. He’s a fairly smart, young guard with a useful motor and the ability to make plays on both sides of the ball. Next in his development process is working on his off-ball defense, as it...

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Coach T’s Top Shooters from NC Phenom 150 Camp

By: Antonio Threadgill Onto the guys that I felt like could really shoot the ball the best 3 shooters in camp. My first shooter was #20 Mekhi Goree 5’8 2020 of Statesville High School this kid caught fire in the first game hitting 7 three-pointers in a game. Once he got going everyone knows about it as they were anticipating every three-pointer he shot going through the next. The kid did an...

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