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Phenom Open Gym: Central Cabarrus

Phenom Open Gym: Central Cabarrus Last season, Central Cabarrus finished with a 30-1 overall record losing to eventual NCHSAA 3A State Champion, West Charlotte, in the Western Regional Finals. With 93% of the scoring returning, Coach Jim Baker has plenty to be excited about and should be the pre-season favorite in the NCHSAA 3A West. Central Cabarrus plays an unorthodox style of basketball and...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Coach Rick’s TOC

6’8 ’22 James Morrow (North Florida Elite) It’s somewhat perplexing to see Morrow still available in July, as he clearly possesses a scholarship-worthy identity. He’s a long, athletic post prospect with a muscular frame and active two-way motor. Morrow finishes, rebounds, alters shots, and moves well for his size. He also showed the ability to knock down jumpers as needed.  6’3 ’23 Joltin...

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Prospects in the Class of 2024 to Watch at Phenom Team Camp

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our annual June Team Camp at the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. The event is slated to feature a talented mix of players and teams preparing for the month of July (in addition to the somewhat distant high school season), and this article will take a brief look at some of the prospects on display. Let’s take a look at the Class...

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Central Cabarrus Emerging as Title-Favorites

While it probably goes without saying, the high school landscape is drastically different from that of five or ten years ago. Most kids still attended their local public school while private or prep options were still considered more of an uncommon opportunity. However, things have obviously shifted in that span of time. Competitive balance has largely disappeared. Kids no longer feel compelled...

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Reece’s Standouts: NCHSAA Live Period (Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Chase Daniel (Central Cabarrus)Any other team would be complaining about their lack of height, but the Vikings have bought in and adapted to beating you with their speed. Chase is one of the quickest and scrappiest defenders in the state, snagging countless steals with sticky fingers and fully operating a two-man press with his twin Carson. No matter how skilled, coaches...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Grassroots TOC Day 1

2023 Kanye Nelson (York County Legends): Nelson came out strong and really put his name on the map out there to start his weekend.  He simply torched the nets, especially from three as he knocked down multiple threes without even hitting the rim.  He played confidently, showcasing his ability to knock down shots, create for himself at times, and attack in transition. 2023 Brock Rose (Team...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: BSA Supreme

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. BSA Supreme Carson Daniel2024PgCarson is a floor general that...

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BSA Supreme: Even Better Than Before?

The grassroots landscape has gradually (not entirely) drifted away from the competitive balance between independent programs and the primary circuit teams. While it’s still evident, we would be naïve to think that the current scene is comparable to that of three or five years ago. Regardless, BSA Supreme (formerly CC Elite) has maintained their status as a premier independent program and a squad...

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Game Report: Central Cabarrus vs. Concord

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Central Cabarrus as they hosted cross-town rival Concord. Central Cabarrus entered the game with a record of 16-0 on the season. Although they may lack size, they make up with it with their uptempo style and aggressive on-ball defense. Concord entered the game with a 13-2 record, with their only losses coming the first game of the season to Robinson and...

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The Daniel Twins, Becoming Everyone’s Favorites

The Daniel Twins, Becoming everyone’s favorite No matter the venue or the event, time and time again, we constantly hear coaches at all levels say the same thing. “We love watching the Daniel twins play!” While Chase and Carson both stand a modest 6’0, they are what’s good about basketball. We have watched them countless times in club travel ball as well as high school along with camps,...

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Chasing a Championship: Central Cabarrus’ Best Team of the Millennium?

More often than not, teams with title aspirations usually have previous bouts of success to serve as a reminder of what to do in order to become victorious. Not Central Cabarrus. Although the Vikings have been absolutely dominant to start off the season, it’s worth noting that majority of the roster wasn’t even born during their last time as a top-ten team in the state (2005-06 per MaxPreps)....

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons #6: 6’0 ’23 Chase Dawson (Cary Academy) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to embrace his identity as a quick, heady floor general, Chase Dawson. He’s a tough, scrappy, extremely fast lead guard prospect with solid vision and excellent penetration instincts, both in the half-court and open floor. Next in his development process is working on his...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): When you watch a freshman prospect like Leaks, you have to look for the flashes in his potential.  Leaks showed that on several occasions, showing that he understands the game, plays under control and at a terrific pace, and that he possesses the IQ.  He plays his game, gets to his spots to score, and doesn’t force anything, playing well within the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Fall Finale/ Hoop State League (Day 1, Part 2)

2023 Donovan Raymond (United We Stand): Raymond had a really strong showing in Week 3 of the Hoop State League, one of his best and most consistent performances.  He showed you a glimpse of why so many schools should be looking his way and he continues to develop and show what the end product could be.  You just don’t see too many bigs with his mobility, ability to defend out on the perimeter,...

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Player Standouts from Hoop State Fall League (Week 1: Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Chase Daniel (Team Force)Every time I watch Chase he provides something a little different. But no matter what, whatever role he fills ultimately leads to a win. Today his niche was finding the chinks in the armor and settling in the soft spot of the defense. He found it so often and naturally, at times getting shots off the same read 2 or 3 possessions in a row. Along with...

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Central Cabarrus Open Gym Report

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops had the pleasure of watching Central Cabarrus workout. Former Catawba College Head Coach, Jim Baker, has a talented group of young guards leading the way for his team this season. Although they may not be the biggest team, they are one of the toughest and scrappiest teams you’ll watch. Let’s take a look at some of their key players. 6’0 2023 Jaiden Thompson is coming...

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Building their resume: 2024 Chase and Carson Daniel (CC Elite/ Central Cabarrus)

Player: Carson DanielPlayer Chase DanielClass: 2024Height: 6’0AAU: CC Elite 2024School: Central Cabarrus We can feel confident about saying this… the class of 2024 in North Carolina is absolutely LOADED and deep; it may be one of the deepest classes we have had in quite some time.  Everywhere you look in the class, you can find talent that should be targets for an array of programs. But two...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Summer Havoc (Sunday)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Jacob Hand (Louisville Prospects)Jacob was a strong and steady presence down low for a Prospects team that needed him down the stretch as they held off a rallying comeback. He protected the paint and ran the court off his boards, showing off his versatility. He made moves down low to finish but also was able to get downhill as was the case in his game-winning floater as time...

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Summer Havoc Player Spotlight: Session 2 (Day 1)

By: Heath Gulledge 2024 6’2 Miles Beard (CC Elite 16u) Beard came out in the first game of the day on fire. He was getting it done from all levels on the offensive end. He really excels in the catch-and-shoot scenarios but also knows how to find his shot coming off screens and using the dribble to get open. He showed potential to get to the basket and finish around defenders as the game went...

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Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers (Summer Havoc Session 1, Day 2)

By: Brandon Blakney 6’5 2024 Rakease Passmore (NLPB)- Passmore might have had the most upside of any player I witnessed today, at 6’5 he’s a true wing and has the skill set that translates immediately at the next level. Passmore is an explosive athlete that’s capable of playing above the rim, he can make shots off the catch and shoot, and he’s capable of creating off the dribble. Passmore showed...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Summer Havoc Day 2 (Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Justin Taylor (Mint Hill Lakers/Hargrave Military) It has been very obvious to me that Justin Taylor is one of the most talented lead guards in this entire event. Primed for the next level, Taylor is a composed guard with a frame and mindset ready for the next level. He’s shown the ability to hit from all 3 levels and should be respected in that regard. I believe his...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 2, Part 2)

By: Noah Hooper 6’5 2023 Jalen Walker (Brand X 17U) When you watch Walker on the court you are gonna notice that he sticks out as one of the more elite athletes, and he uses this to his advantage, especially in transition situations. Furthermore, given Walker’s length, the ability to put the ball on the deck really throws off defenses as he is able to blow by bigger defenders with ease. Although...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’6 ’24 Jalik Dunkley-Distant (Bounce Elite) There’s an obvious amount of appeal with this Bounce Elite roster, and Dunkleydistant stands out as much as anyone. He’s a long, fluid wing prospect with phenomenal size, athleticism, and an excellent presence in the open floor. Dunkleydistant applies great downhill pressure, moves well without the ball, and highlighted the ability to create for...

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Standouts Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 1)

By; Sean Halloran 6’0 2024 Chase Daniel (CC Elite 16u) Chase Daniel is a tough, quick, scrappy guard who plays extremely hard on both ends of the ball. He has a great ability to get inside the point time and time again and naturally makes the right play. Very good at finding his teammates for open shots and finishing amongst the trees inside. One area of Daniel’s game I believe is underrated is...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 1) (Part 1)

2022 6’4 Tyler Gettings (Charlotte Aces): Gettings was tremendous to start his event and the overall day. The 6’4 prospect showed a nice skillset all over the floor, showing his comfort level in his jumper from outside and three, as well as playing incredibly strong around the paint and finishing at the rim.  Gettings just seemed to have a hand in everything on the court, including strong...

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Central Cabarrus not looking to slow down any time soon

Phenom Hoops has had a chance to get out during the month of June as teams have been participating in several teams’ camps and during the live period.  One event that Phenom attended was the Catawba Team Camp, bringing in several teams from around the region and giving us an early look at what each program has to offer. One of the first teams that we sat down to watch was Central Cabarrus,...

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Leaving a lasting impression: Phenom MDC (Part 1)

As you may have read, there was talent that could be found all over the court.  We just recently released our best-of-the-best players from the event that I personally saw but there are several others that left a lasting impression on me as well.  That is why these players captured my eyes as well, really leaving a mark on the event in Rock Hill. Here is Part 1. 2022 Cedric Patterson (Team...

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Player Standouts from Day 3 at the Phenom MDC

By: Heath Gulledge 2024 5’10 Chase Daniel (CC Elite Blue) Hamilton does it all for CC Elite. Whatever he’s asked to do, he’s going to do it and do it well. He’s a player that can score on all three levels. He can handle the ball and break down defenders and then makes the right play when he gets by them. He gets down hill extremely well and finishes through contact with great body control. He...

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Winning tradition continuing with CC Elite 2024

The CC Elite program has been one that has been know to rack up the wins and continues to be one of the more impressive programs in the state of North Carolina.  They bring a lot of unique talent and certainly ones that college coaches could get a steal with.  CC Elite 2022 just took home the championship at the Phenom G3 Showcase but we are taking a look at the CC Elite 2024 program...

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