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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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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons #23: 5’10 ’21 Isaiah Escobar (The Burlington School) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually stands out with his motor and scoring ability, Isaiah Escobar. He’s a smart, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with quickness and nice perimeter shooting. Escobar defends quite well, especially for his size, and forces turnovers at a quality rate. Next in his...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina to get an updated look at once of the most prestigious programs from across the state. Led by Coach Will Robertson last season, the Spartans went 24-7 and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NCISAA 1A state playoffs. Michael Wade (Young Harris) and Heath Gulledge (Lynchburg) moved onto the next level,...

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Burlington Christian Academy Open Gym Notes

Last Week Ryan Bernardi (Head Coach at BCA) invited me to attend an open gym as his team was preparing for the June Live Period.  He has invited numerous local former/current college basketball players into the gym to help his team adapt to playing against tough competition and it did not disappoint.  Here are some notes on the six BCA players present for the workout. 6’0 2021 Brock...

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#PhenomStayPositive: 16U Gold Championship Game Recap (Carolina Riptide Vs NC Ice)

On Sunday The Carolina Riptide got the better of the NC Ice in the Phenom Stay Positive 16U Gold Championship game in an 80-67 victory that provided an opportunity for both teams to showcase their talents in a major way.  The game was really close for the majority of the first half with both teams neck and neck throughout the first half.  As the 2nd half got going 5’10 2021 Clay Hodges and...

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