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Twitter: @jhondo_ Instagram: @yooohouse Anyone who’s followed my work with Phenom Hoops for the past year has more than likely noticed this particular motto I like to reiterate for high school players listening: Don’t become too content with yourself. This goes for all hoopers, whether they find success early on in their careers or not. Personally, I’ve always deemed the best players as...read more
As you dig into the advanced stats, it certainly supports the notion that Duke’s Javin Delaurier is college basketballs best defender, it’s just that having watched Duke play last year, naturally all eyes went toward Zion Williams, RJ Barrett and Cam Reddish. In this piece, we want to take a look at what Javin Delaurier did on the defensive end of the floor. Coming out of high...read more
A past weekend full of frequent whistle-blowing, filled up standing sections, numerous recognizable faces, and long hours spent in the gym all served as indication that AAU basketball tournaments are now in full swing. It felt unique providing coverage of my first spring tournament in the U-Turn Sports Performance Academy (Richmond, VA); I remember playing games in that same building...read more
I guess one could say Saturday was a MOVIE in Richmond, VA. Making my way to the historic Arthur Ashe Jr. Center in the downtown area, I arrived for the 7th annual ‘Coaches for the Cure Classic’ presented by ‘Team Loaded AAU.’ With plenty of online promotion and buzz, I had no doubt that members from around the city would stop by to spend some of the afternoon/evening in the gym. Those...read more
Twitter: @LamontaEllisJr Instagram: @lamontaellisjr All successful basketball teams need that one ‘glue guy’ within the roster. For those who don’t know, the term ‘glue guys’ refers to players who take pride in doing little things to help their teams win. Most of the time, this doesn’t involve scoring 25 points a game, but making different valuable contributions such as defense,...read more
There has been a lot of recent buzz directed at impact freshmen in a loaded ACC conference and it’s well deserved, among these groups the Wake Forest Demon Deacons brought in a class ranked 23rd nationally and fourth in the ACC according to 247Sports. The class is headlined by two versatile wing prospects, five star Jaylen Hoard, and four star Isaiah Mucius. The combo guard duo of Jamie...read more