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“Get to Know” Smoke Hodges

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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Carmel Christian Team Preview

Carmel Christian  Last season, Carmel Christian finished with a 22-6 record. For most teams, that’s an impressive season. However, Coach Joe Badgett has raised the bar extremely high for the program after leading them to three straight NCISAA state championship appearances, winning the last two in back to back fashion. Carmel was headed for another title run last season, but got upset by...

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Keep an eye on 2021 6’4 Davion Everett

We really got our first true look at Everett when he participated in the Savage Academy run in Columbia the other week. He grabbed our attention with all the hustle, extra-effort plays he was able to create. He rebounded well for his size, hustled to loose balls, and showed nice touch and ability to be productive when the opportunity was there.

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“Get to Know” Callahan Reed

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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POB’s Eye Catchers for Team Curry Practice (17u,16u,15u)

Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon to take in Team Curry's practice, getting a glimpse of talent of all ages in action. Though there were several names that we have seen on multiple occasions, it was a great chance to check-in on the talent once more.

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COACH’S CORNER: QEA’s Andre Gould Speaks on New Challenge + What He’ll Bring from CHAMPS WSSP!

We talk to a legend in North Carolina, a head coach that has won six state titles as a head coach and three championships as an assistant coach. Coach Andre Gould was born and raised in New York, so he dives what it was like to move to North Carolina and his time at WSSU. He then dives into his journey up to the top, winning several titles and then eventually becoming the head coach at W-S Prep. Now he is at Quality Education and looking to showcase the talent at the program. What made him change to QEA and what is he excited about? And how does he want to be remembered as a coach? We discuss it all.

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“Get to Know” Myles Williamson

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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“Get to Know” Alex Gruber

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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2022 6’6 Alphonzo Billups racking in the offers

2022 Alphonzo Billups has been a hot target in the state of Virginia lately, as he has quickly been attracting the attention of college coaches around the country. His sophomore campaign at Varina high school went really well, as he averaged 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists this past season, helping the Blue Devils to a 19-5 overall record.

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“Get to Know” Jason Hancock

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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COACH’S CORNER: Athen’s Robbie St. John on TURNAROUND & Putting out SCHOLARSHIP Players!

Rick Lewis continues his trip around the region, this time speaking with Athens Drive high school coach Robbie St. John. When did he decide that teaching and coaching was the profession for him and what lessons has he learned in his coaching career? We also discuss the remarkable turnaround he has had at Athens Drive and how he would describe his philosophies. That and much more with Phenom Hoops.

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Colby Lewis Joins Phenom Hoops

Phenom Hoops would like to proudly announce Colby Lewis as our new Vice President and Director of Scouting. Lewis comes to Phenom from his most recent position with the UMBC Basketball program, where he was the Director of Recruiting and Program Development for the last two years.   Lewis began his college career as a preferred walk-on with The University of North Carolina at Charlotte...

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“Get to Know” Demarion Workman

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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“Get to Know” Cole Callaway

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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PHENOM FOCUS: SC Native Josh Beadle STAYS IN STATE & Commits to CLEMSON! Full Interview

Joshua Beadle from Cardinal Newman announced his commitment to Clemson over the weekend. Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops reached out and spoke to the 2021 guard on his decision. What made Clemson the place for him and what kind of relationship did he have with the staff? How do they want to use him in the coming years and how would he best describe his game? That and much more, as Beadle will be heading to the ACC.

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5’11 2022 AJ Cook, “From Sixth Man to Starter”

For AJ Cook, he has played the role of the perfect teammate, patiently binding his time and doing whatever is necessary to help his team win. Last season, Cook was named the Union County Hoops Sixth Man of the Year for Weddington High School, which went 22-8. While Cook averaged a modest 5.9 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.2 APG and even 1.1 SPG. This season, Cook will be expected to be a major contributor to...

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“Get to Know” Jordan McPhatter

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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COACH’S CORNER: Lebanon HC Ryan Potts the Hoopstate vs VA + What Lessons HIS Coaches Taught Him!

Born and raised in western North Carolina, Ryan Potts found a successful career in high school and then attended Campbell University and Appalachian State University to earn his degree. With a few years in multiple states, he has now settled in at Lebanon HS in Virginia. What prompted him to move and how tough was the move? What lessons has he learned from two outstanding high school coaches in Lloyd Church and Butch Smart? What are some of the biggest challenges he has faced playing in a small rural school? That and much more in another great interview.

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6’3 Sage Potts, “Gearing Up for Senior Finale”

Sage Potts, “Gearing Up for Senior Finale”  6’3 2021 Sage Potts (Lebanon HS, VA)  Sage Potts had an outstanding season for head coach Lebanon High School. Potts averaged 19.3 PPG and 9.6 RPG and has been an All-Region player both his sophomore and junior season. In addition, he has already scored his 1000th career point. In speaking to his high school coach and father, Coach Ryan...

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6’4 Silas Christie “Ready for Big Season Season”

6’4 2021 Silas Christie “Ready for Big Senior Season” Silas Christie was an All-Region and All State player for state champions Cardinal Newman. He averaged 12.8 PPG and 9.4 RPG. He is a two-year starter and hopes to lead Cardinal Newman to back to back state championships. Currently, he is receiving interest from Alabama-Huntsville, Army, Charleston Southern, Georgia State, Lehigh, Lincoln...

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“Get to Know” Shane Fernald

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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Getting to Know: 5’10 2021 Daunta Hagler

Getting to Know: 5’10 2021 Daunta Hagler (Oceanside Collegiate) We have seen Daunta Hagler several times, camp settings, travel ball and high school. One thing that is quite evident, no matter the venue, no matter the setting, Hagler has left a lasting impression on us. At last year’s SC Top 80, Hagler showcased his all-around ability and proved he is one to watch. We stated, “Hagler is a...

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“Opportunity Knocks” for 6’4 2021 Aaron Randolph”

Getting to Know: 6’4 2021 Aaron Randolph (Westside HS, SC)  Aaron Randolph put up modest numbers for this past season averaging 5.2 PPG, 3 RPG, 2 APG, and 2 SPG. High school coach Nick Arnello stated, “Aaron is going to become a key player for us. He was a role player as a junior playing with three seniors who were All Region players.  He is currently playing for the prestigious...

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Breakout Season “6’8 2022 Obinnaya Okafor”

Getting to Know: 6’8 2022 Obinnaya Okafor (Bethel HS, VA) For 6’8 Obinnaya Okafor, what you currently see is not the finished product. That being said, he’s extremely long, bouncy, and an excellent defensive presence, not to mention he sports an impressive 3.65 GPA. Last season, Okafor averaged almost a double double with 9 PPG and 8 RPG and is currently getting interest from Davidson, Georgia...

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