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Phenom Open Gym: Aces Elite

Phenom Hoops went out in Charlotte on Thursday night to check in on the Charlotte Aces program, which brings a ton of intriguing talent that you could see at the next level. But let’s dive right into the roster and what we have seen early on this summer and at our recent practice.

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2021 Peyton Gerald (Ardrey Kell) close to a decision

One of the top unsigned forwards remaining on the board could be close to a decision.  2021 6’8 Peyton Gerald from Ardrey Kell, has been a big target for many schools around the area and deservingly so, especially with his fluidity, his athleticism, and his impact on the court.  Gerald showed all of that and more this weekend at the Phenom Grassroots TOC and one thing is for sure, a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Grassroots TOC (Day 1)

2021 Peyton Gerald (Ace Elite) – You have to like what a 6’8 mobile and athletic forward can bring to the table.  With Gerald he brings that and more.  He has a nice feel down in the post and uses his length well, but also can create for himself and does a tremendous job in getting at the rim and on the boards. Strong first day for this unsigned senior. 2022 Reggie Bass (Team Teague):...

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Millbrook wins first state championship in an instant classic

Millbrook wins first state championship in an instant classic  By Johnathan Kirkland In a game that will forever be remembered as one of the best NCHSAA state championship games in history, Millbrook defeated Ardrey Kell 67-65 in overtime in the 4A championship to bring the first ever state championship to the school and the first in Raleigh since 2006. Silas Demeray Jr scored all eight of...

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Ardrey Kell advances to the NCHSAA 4A championship

Ardrey Kell advances to the NCHSAA 4A championship  In a game that absolutely lived up its billing. North Mecklenburg and Adre Kell played at a high level for the opportunity to play for the state championship. You have two of the best high school coaches in the state. Both teams are well coached and as expected, the game came down to the final possession. It was one of the best high school...

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Top Unsigned Prospects in North Carolina (Part Four)

6’9 Luc Therrien (Bull City Prep) While most of the attention of Bull City Prep’s roster goes to guys like LJ Thomas and Dre Watson, Therrien is arguably as vital as anyone to their overall game plan. He possesses size, toughness, and a high motor on both ends of the floor. Therrien is a great rebounder with quality hands and the ability to finish around the basket or space the floor from the...

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Phenom Open Run: Ardrey Kell

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area. Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court. It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event.

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQaCP27umMzUyrahpjRKcop_ Coach: Damorio Jackson #0: 5’2 ’25 Lucas Kimrey (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently found ways to impact the game despite being the smallest prospect on the team, Lucas Kimrey. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect with an unselfish mentality. Kimrey proved to be a...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Late Standouts Day1

6’4 Kobe Jones 2021 is extremely athletic and long. He is a walking highlight that is a threat to perform a highlight play every time on the court. Uses his length and quickness to play the passing lanes, get out in transition, and throw down some eye catching dunks. He attacks the paint relentlessly and finishes at the rim all game long. He has a knack for creating contact and absolutely lives...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: #PhenomAllAmerican

It’s officially camp season, the competition and talent haven’t been lacking this weekend! My first list of standouts is a versatile group made up of multiple classes and positions. There are some scholarship level guys here programs need to buy stock in now, with no further ado let’s get to it! 6’8 2021 Peyton Gerald- I was thoroughly impressed with Gerald’s overall impact on the game. He is an...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Early Standouts (Day 1)

Chas Stinson 6’3 Chas Stinson of QCAA 17U  has played well so far today showing that he can be a very effective three-level scorer. Really attacked the basket well and finished around the rim consistently. Showed that he is a really efficient shooter off the catch. Uses his quickness to be active on defense and pressure the ball. His stock will continue to rise! 6’8 Peyton Gerald of QCAA 17U is...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’7 ’21 Earl Burgess (Team 864) It’s easy to appreciate someone like Burgess, who is so noticeably effective without ever needing to be the primary focus on either end of the floor. He simply makes plays and understands how to maximize his presence. Burgess is long, wiry, and moves very well for his size. He runs the floor properly in transition, makes smart decisions with or without the ball,...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’2 ’21 Collin Mills (Team Vision) There’s a lot to like about Team Vision, especially when Mills is effectively leading the charge on both ends of the floor. He’s a great defender with quickness and positioning, which allows him to frequently force turnovers and get out in transition. Mills typically works more as a penetrator but knocked down numerous difficult jumpers throughout this showing....

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College Coaches need to watch QCAA 17u at Queen City Showcase

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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What Does Elijah Gray to Ardrey Kell Mean?

Opportunity is one of the most surefire methods for determining how effective a player can be, both in the present day and into the future. There’s an abundance of former players who saw limited opportunities and then seized control of their fate when the timing was right. Well, that time is rapidly approaching for Elijah Gray, a skilled, versatile, 6-foot-8 forward who is absolutely brimming...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts

5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play.  He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team.  He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...

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