PHENOM’S MLK SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

HIGHLIGHTS: 2022 Elijah Jamison Getting to the Paint AT WILL! Phenom 2-Event Highlights!

Check out highlights from Elijah Jamison, a 6'1" guard that recently announced his transfer to Liberty Heights and reclassification to the class of 2022. Jamison is known as one of the top scorers in North Carolina and is now looking to show colleges he's capable of running the point position. He currently holds offers from the likes of Ole Miss, UNC-W and Winthrop to name a few.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Breon Pass Earning HIGH MAJOR Offers After BREAKOUT Weekend! Phenom 2-Event Highlights

Check out highlights from Breon Pass, a 6' guard from Reidsville High School from our last two events in Rock Hill, SC. Pass competed for Tea Marie 17U along side ACC commits Bobby Pettiford and Terquavion Smith to form one of the top AAU trios in the HoopState. After last weeks performance Pass earned offers from Rutgers, Providence, and Georgia Tech. Look for his recruitment to keep gaining traction.

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HIGHLIGHTS: USC commit Jacobi Wright Running Things at Point for Jeff McInnis & Team CLT!

Check out highlights from Jacobi Wright, a 6'2" guard committed to Frank Martin and the USC Gamecocks next season. Wright will be playing his senior season at Legacy Early College out of Greenville, SC along with Team CLT on the AAU circuit. Here are his highlights from the first two Phenom Hoop AAU events.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Daylen Berry Earns 1st POWER 5 Offer after Shooting the LIGHTS OUT at Phenom Challenge!

Check out highlights from Daylen Berry from the last 2 Phenom Hoop events in Rock Hill, SC. Berry is a 6'5" combo guard from Panther Creek High School in Cary, NC. These past two weekends Berry ran with Garner Rd 17U 3SSB and Tea Marie 17U. After showing his ability to shoot from deep and command a team, Berry was offered by St. Johns this weekend. Watch for yourself and decide if Berry is worthy of more Power 5 offers.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Louisville commit Bobby Pettiford HAVING FUN w/ It! BOUNCE WINDMILL + 2-Event Highlights

Check out highlights from Bobby Pettiford, a 6'1" PG from South Granville HS who's committed to the University of Louisville next season. Pettiford is a 4 Star prospect ranked in the Top 100 in the country. He's also considered the top ranked guard in the state of North Carolina. These last two weekends he decided to run with Tea Marie 17U coached by Thomas Carr. Check the tape for yourself to see how the future Cardinal performed.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Red Dunton COMMITS TO PURDUE University Fort-Wayne! Phenom 2-Event Highlights!

Check out highlights from 6'6" Red Dunton of Millbrook HS. Dunton committed this morning to Purdue University at Fort-Wayne. These highlights are a compilation of his last two events on the Phenom Hoops platform. Dunton was a 1000 point scorer at Heritage HS before making the move over to Millbrook this upcoming season. See what he'll bring to Purdue University at Fort Wayne.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham the MOST EXCITING Buckets in North Carolina! Challenge Raw Footage

Check out highlights from Robert Dillingham at the Phenom Challenge this past weekend. Another event down and another event that Dillingham has proven himself as one of the most exciting scorers in North Carolina. This past weekend he competed against 15U and 16U teams in an effort to show hes capable of competing with anyone.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Carolina Riptide 17U Shooting the LIGHTS OUT at Phenom Challenge!

Check out highlights from the Carolina Riptide at the Phenom Challenge. The Carolina Riptide are based out of Lake Norman and are led by some sharpshooting guards in Callahan Reed, Trace Forrest, and Jacob Morgan. Here are some highlights from a few of their games from this past weekend.

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HIGHLIGHTS: BJ Freeman LAST SECOND SHOT Lifts Team Eat over Team CLT at Phenom Queen City Showcase!

Check out highlights between Team Charlotte 17U and Team Eat 17U at the Phenon Queen City Showcase held in Rock Hill, SC. This was a back and forth battle between the two teams which featured well over a dozen scholarship level players. 2021 BJ Freeman had the last second and 1 layup to force OT and ultimately win the game in sudden death over Team CLT 17s 68-67. Freeman led Eat with 18 points while Jacobi Wright scored 24 for Team CLT.

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HIGHLIGHTS: TEAM CLT vs GARNER RD 3SSB! Circuit Teams COLLIDE at Phenom Queen City Showcase!

Check out highlights between Team CLT 17U and Garner Rd 3SSB 17U at the Phenom Queen City Showcase! This match-up featured over a dozen scholarship prospects including DMarco Dunn, Lucas Taylor, AJ Smith, Will Felton, Ben Burnham, and Jacobi Wright just to name a few. Team CLT pulled away with the win 81-71. Will Feton finished the game with 21 points while Lucas Taylor chipped in 15. Team CLT was led by Ben Burnham (15) and Trae Benham (18).

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HIGHLIGHTS: Team EAT Jalen McDonald VIRAL DUNK vs Tea Marie 17U! Matchup with over 10+ HM Prospects!

Check out highlights between Tea Marie 17s and Team Eat 17s at the Phenom Queen City Showcase this past weekend. This matchup featured multiple high major prospects including Bobby Pettiford, Terquavion Smith, Deante Green, Elijah Jamison, Brandon White, BJ Freeman AND MORE

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HIGHLIGHTS: NC/SC 2024s NO. 1 TEAM UP! Felton X Walker GO TO WORK at Teammate Hoops AAU Event!

Check out highlights from the Teammate Hoops AAU event held in Rock Hill, SC this past weekend. The biggest headline of the weekend was the Rising Stars AAU back court of Jahseem Felton and Zion Walker. Both are considered the top prospect in their class for NC and SC currently. The rising freshman are looking to make an instant impact in the NCISAA this upcoming season.

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COACH’S CORNER: Combine HC Jeff McInnis on His Coaching Mentors + Building A POWERHOUSE Team in NC!

Check out this week's Coach's Corner with Combine HC Jeff McInnis. McInnis is a native of Charlotte, NC who played for 2 HOF Coaches in Steve Smith (Oak Hill) & Dean Smith (UNC). The former NBA tells us what those coaches taught him along the way and how they helped shape him into the man he is today. McInnis also fills us in on what he's building at Combine Academy in Lincolnton, NC.

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PHENOM FOCUS: AJ Smith to COMBINE ACADEMY! 6’5″ Guard Tells Us WHY The MOVE + RECLASSIFICATION!

AJ Smith is regarded as one of the top prospects in the state of North Carolina and made headlines when he announced that he would be transferring to Combine Academy and reclassing to the 2022 class. He discusses more about his decision, his time at Hickory Grove Christian, and his relationship with the Coach McInnis. Smith also breaks down the latest in his recruitment; which schools are coming strong and which high-major schools are showing interest his way

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COACH’S CORNER: Former UNC Shammond Williams JOINS PHENOM + Favorite Career Memories!

Rick Lewis of Phenom Hoop Report sits down with a legend and a new member of the Phenom Family, Shammond Williams. He discusses his journey in high school, his time at North Carolina, and hearing his name called on NBA Draft night, Williams shares it all with us at Phenom Hoops. Listen to some of his great stories he has and the lessons he has learned over the years.

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COACH’S CORNER: Catawba HC Rob Perron on Transition from HS to College + Perception of DII vs DI!

Rick his the college coach landscape, now being joined by Catawba head coach Rob Perron. We dive into multiple topics including what it was like to make the transition from a high school coach to a college coach and his experience as a D2 player at St. Andrews. He also discusses his journey through several opportunities at the college level, including some great memories at Charlotte. Now, he is at Catawba and has continued to find success. What has it been like coaching there, scheduling against D1 schools, and his expectations and goals for the upcoming season.

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COACH’S CORNER: Lexington HC Elliott Pope on 1st Year Experience + What His Team Taught Him!

Check out today's segment with Lexington HC Elliott Pope of Lexington HS. Originally from the "Hoopstate", Pope found his way down to South Carolina after coaching stints at West Davidson and Mountain Island Lake Academy. Pope took over a young team this year after Lexington graduated 9 seniors following a 29-1 season. Hear about his experience playing and what got him into coaching.

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COACH’S CORNER: Lincoln Charter HC Bradley Gabriel on Most Memorable Moments + 2017 State Champ SZN!

Coach Bradley Gabriel has built something special at Lincoln Charter but he also has a tremendous story in how he got there. Coaching at South Iredell, he was able to change the entire program around and then headed to Bandy's before eventually going to Lincoln Charter. What has been his formula for success? What has been some of his favorite moments as a coach? And what was it like winning a state championship in 2017? That and much more in another great interview with Phenom Hoops.

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COACH’S CORNER: FCDS HC Doug Esleeck on His New Challenges + What His College Experience Will Bring!

We want to welcome in the new head coach of Forsyth Country Day, Doug Esleek, as he joins us on our latest episode of the Coach's Corner. He graduated from UNC and became the Director of Operations at UNCG, then a college assistant at Gardner-Webb, and then an assistant at Mercer. He talks about his time at each journey, including a few upsets he witnessed. Esleek talks about his journey to FCDS and what made the job so appealing to him. What also does he have planned for the program and what makes the program so intriguing? We discuss it all.

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COACH’S CORNER: Riverside Martin HC Bobby Williams

Rick Lewis brings you another great interview with Riverside-Martin head coach Bobby Williams, as he breaks down his journey in becoming a head coach. He certainly has paid his dues but he has such a passion for coaching. What made him get into coaching and what is the biggest impact he wants to leave on his players? He also discusses some of his talent. That and much 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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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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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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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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COACH’S CORNER: Dwayne Cherry Talks About His BEST Moments at CCDS + His Future Return to Coaching?!

Coach Cherry sits down with Rick Lewis, founder of Phenom Hoops, to take a stroll down memory lane, looking back the past few years. Recently resigning from Charlotte Country Day, he discusses some of the great memories he had over the years and some of his biggest achievements. We also look back on how he would describe his coaching style and if he wants to get back into high school coaching down the road.

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COACH’S CORNER: Carolina International’s Derix Bell on HS/Travel Coaching + His Program’s History!

A graduate from Winston-Salem State and also earning a master's degree from Gardner-Webb, coach Derix Bell certainly has a rich history. One that always has a great attitude and outlook on life, Coach Bell is hoping to leave a lasting impression on his players. Coach goes into what his mission statement is for the program, the history about Carolina International School, and he talks about his time as a travel ball coach and high school coach. How does he want to be remembered and what does the future look like for the program?

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COACH’S CORNER: From Indiana to the #Hoopstate! Matt Brown’s Journey w/ Basketball + Coaching!

Rick Lewis sits down for another great interview, this time with Northwood coach Matt Brown to discuss the latest topics. Phenom dives into his past, being a grad assistant at Charlotte and being an intern at Stanford. Brown has also been a high school coach in Indiana, South Carolina, and North Carolina. With his latest stop at Northwood, what are some of the biggest lessons he has learned over the years, and what fans expect next year? What has he seen throughout his journey and does he have an itch to go back to the Hoosier state? He sits down with it all!

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COACH’S CORNER: Mtn. Heritage’s Hank Newson on Playoff Runs + Playing in the Small Community!

Born and raised in PA, Coach Newson was a volunteer assistant at West Virginia and then became the AC at West Caldwell high school. He finally got a head coaching opportunity and hasn't looked back. Now at Mountain Heritage, he has made a run to the Elite 8 and Sweet 16 multiple times and has put his program on the map. What has it been like to play for a small community and what has he seen from the local fan support? What has been some of the biggest challenges he has faced and what kind of impact is he trying to make with his players? That and SO MUCH MORE!!! Listen in!

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COACH’S CORNER: POB’s Maurice Jones Gives Insight on DII Ball & Journey from Player to Coach!

Check out this Monday's edition of the Coach's Corner with Rick Lewis featuring Phillip O' Berry HC Maurice Jones. Coach Jones reflects on his playing days at Anderson University. He also gives us an insight to the misconceptions of Division II ball and how competitive it really is. Jones also gives us a timeline on his coaching journey from player to coach.

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