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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Eastern Guilford Will Retain Their Status as a Championship Contender

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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POB’s Stock Risers (Part 3)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 3)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc (Familiar Faces)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops continued what has been an unusual, yet exciting summer season at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In terms of talent, this event was as loaded as any within our schedule over the last month. Some programs made their debut while others continued to separate themselves from the pack. This article will take a closer look at some...

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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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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 3 Early Standouts

6’7 Saiquone Harris of Juice All-Stars Stephenson 17U is extremely versatile, playing almost all spots on the floor. Very fluid and handles the ball very well for his size. Gets to the basket at will and creates contact. Has a great IQ and can really pass the ball. Showed ability to shoot the ball as well. Rebounds well on both ends of the court and runs the floor. Easy to see why he is a...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 3 Late Standouts

7’0 Patrick Wessler of CC Elite 2022-2021 17U continues to be a handful in the paint. Tenacious rebounder on both sides of the ball. Good rim protector that can block shots. Very skilled on the offensive end; showed the ability to play with his back to the basket and face up. Can really shoot the ball with range.  6’4 Kheni Briggs of Tea Marie 16U absolutely eats in the paint, makes a...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 2 Early Standouts

6’10 Corneilous Williams of TLBA 2022 17U is a workhorse. Extremely high motor and runs the floor hard. Very active on the boards on both sides of the ball. Long, active defender who blocks shots at a high level. Scores relentlessly around the basket and use his athleticism to play above the rim. Finished the first game with 25 points and 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. 5’9 Kadyn Dawkins of Cobras...

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Cobras 2021: A Priority for College Coaches

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our annual Queen City Showcase. There were dozens of quality teams from each age group and countless prospects worth noting for college coaches. Quietly, the Cobras 2021 squad was among the most intriguing groups for next-level programs to track. They’ve done a great job of collecting and keeping talented kids across...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Queen City Showcase

The Phenom Hoops’ travel schedule is officially back in full swing, as we traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Queen City Showcase this past weekend. There was an abundance of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Queen City Showcase

5’10 ’21 Immanuel Stanback (Charlotte Nets McClary) Though somewhat undersized, Stanback is a steady ball-handler with a quick first step and the ability to attack the basket. He knocked down multiple jumpers and made his presence felt in transition. Not only did he complement others well, but also showed the ability to take over as needed.  5’9 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Cobras 2021) There is an...

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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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Kadyn Dawkins: Ready for the Spotlight

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 series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things, whether from the public or college coaches. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it...

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Previewing the Triad High School Basketball Landscape: Eastern Guilford

It’s been stated before, but the high school basketball scene has transformed into something comparable to NBA free agency. On one hand, the kneejerk reaction is to pose an argument for why/how transferring or reclassifying could have a positive effect on said player. The other side of the token typically points to the lack of loyalty, structure, or overall negative effects that could...

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“Getting to Know” Kadyn Dawkins

North Carolina Top 80 Player Introductions Watching players progress is arguably the most rewarding thing about working within grassroots basketball. We consistently see the results of these players’ hard work, and Kadyn Dawkins is someone who has worked to defy the odds and set himself apart as a prospect. Despite rapidly gaining popularity around North Carolina, Dawkins has been a...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2021)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Grimsley v. Eastern Guilford

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina for what would ultimately be an absolute battle between Grimsley and Eastern Guilford. Both of these squads are capable of beating any opponent on any given night, making it clear that neither team was going to back down. Grimsley has hung their hat on the abilities and senior leadership of Ahmil Flowers (HPU signee)...

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Underrated Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Although rankings are clearly meant to be discussed and debated, it feels like there are numerous noteworthy prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that are still underrated. Obviously, the term “underrated” is a subjective one and completely based on opinion and preference. However, there’s an argument to be made for each of these prospects, especially since most of them hold zero...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Mason Padgett #25: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that was arguably the most poised and effective floor general in attendance, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a smart, crafty, heady point guard prospect with sharp vision, tight ball-handling, and three-level scoring ability. Dawkins gets everyone involved in the action and knows how to truly...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Antonio Threadgill #7: 5’7 ’23 Sebastian Knight (Hendersonville) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed well despite being the smallest and youngest prospect on this team, Sebastian Knight. He’s a wiry guard prospect that knows how to work within the team concept on both ends of the floor. Knight plays hard, knocks down the open jumper, and makes the extra pass...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#9- Kadyn Dawkins- Though undersized, Dawkins has been nothing short of incredible during his time at camp. He’s so sharp and decisive with the ball in his hands, able to manipulate the opposing defense at a nonstop rate through both passing and scoring. Dawkins is an intelligent leader by example with exceptional vision and craftiness. He also defends extremely well, especially for his size,...

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Notes and Player Standouts from NCAA Basketball Academy East Region

This event was the start of something new and different, and of course, with anything that’s new, there will always be some pushback! However, here is some of my insight into the NCAA Basketball Academy East Region, from the perspective of a chaperone. Cons: Keep in mind I was not involved physically with what I viewed as a very strenuous training. After talking with my son who is taking time...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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#PhenomChallenge: Miles Night One Standouts

6’7 2019 Revv Tholel: Team Loaded 704 Tholel did a really nice job impacting the games at both ends of the floor with his size, mobility, timing at the rim on the defensive end, and touch around the rim on the offensive end.  He’s a kid that should garner attention from D1s and D2s alike in need of a smooth front court piece that plays a productive brand of basketball. 6’3 2020 Devante...

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