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Despite Cyclones’ struggles, Phenom Alum Rasir Bolton having strong season

The state of Virginia doesn’t always get recognized for the amount of talent they produce.  But if you remember a few years back, you may remember the name Rasir Bolton.  He was regarded as one of the top guards on the East Coast and was one of the premier talents throughout the state.  We got a glimpse of him when he played at Bishop Sullivan and then he prepped at Massanutten before heading...

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Freshman K.D. Johnson bringing that tough mentality to Georgia

Getting a glimpse of K.D. Johnson from Hargrave Academy just last year, you could see that this young man brought something different to the table.  Whether it was his confidence in his game, always going at and attacking opponents, or bringing that killer-mentality, Johnson never seemed to lack what was needed for him to find success at the next level. And he is putting the SEC on notice...

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Recognize the name: Soph Chico Carter Jr. (Murray State)

Cardinal Newman has had success in producing talent that can play at the next level.  One of those success stories has to be Murray State sophomore guard Chico Carter Jr., who has really opened up eyes with his play this season.  At Cardinal Newman, Carter consistently showed that he was a polished player that had a nice blend of strength and quickness on the floor.  He always displayed that he...

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Ole Miss senior guard Devontae Shuler playing his best basketball

What a year it has been for senior guard Devontae Shuler of Ole Miss.  Looking back at when we watched him during his high school time, back at Oak Hill, Shuler was a gifted prospect and a highly-regarded recruit.  Phenom Hoops got one of our first glimpses of Shuler back at the North Carolina Phenom 150 camp in 2014, where this was said about his game. “Perhaps no one took as much advantage of...

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Jaden Springer playing huge for Vols as a freshman

Jaden Springer is quite a familiar name around this area of North Carolina, as he was star around the state with his play. He was one of the top players in his class, eventually won North Carolina Top 80 at Phenom Hoops, was then a star at IMG Academy, and ended up being a big recruit for the Tennessee Volunteers.

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Future NC State Wolfpack duo bringing a ton of firepower

Last year, coach Kevin Keatts was able to secure two impressive guards from North Carolina in Shakeel Moore and Cam Hayes, both of which are helping the Wolfpack this season early on. But it seems that NC State is going to continue to bring in firepower at the guard position, as Terquavion Smith and Breon Pass have been putting it all together in their senior season.

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Phenom Alum: Damian Dunn having a stellar season

Hey! Guess What!  Another Kinston product is producing at the college level! He also was outstanding at Meadowcreek in Georgia as well. Damian Dunn has found success everywhere he has gone and it seems to be continuing. Many may have not seen or have noticed what the redshirt freshman has been doing this season at Temple, but they should start.  After only playing 18 minutes before facing...

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Freshman Justin Amadi proving he can produce at the college level

Dorman made history last year and they were simply loaded with talent that you can find all over the court at the college level. However, one of those players continued to be overlooked at times with his recruitment. Justin Amadi brought a physical, athletic presence to Dorman while he was on the court and was a critical piece to the program's impressive record last year. But with players like PJ Hall and Myles Tate on the team, Amadi did get overlooked at times.

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Phenom Alum: Darius McGhee leading the way at Liberty

Many people might remember the name Darius McGhee, a born scorer from Roxboro, North Carolina.  At Roxboro Community high school, McGhee was putting up astonishing numbers, even as a freshman. He started off averaging nearly 22 points per game as a freshman, then went to 27 points as a sophomore, and then led the state in scoring as a junior, averaging nearly 37 points per game.  He...

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Freshman Ricky Council IV putting everyone on notice at Wichita State

When looking back at the recruitment of Ricky Council IV, it seems a little perplexing why more schools didn’t enter the picture but that ultimately served well for Wichita State in the end. The Shockers secured themselves a 6’6 athletic prospect that can simply produce and put on a show, as the freshman has really carved himself a name in the AAC early on.

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Phenom Podcast: NC State’s Freshmen making noise early (with Miles Masercola from Pack Pride)

Phenom Hoops brings you another interesting podcast, this time bringing in a special guest from Pack Pride, Miles Masercola. Patrick and Miles sit down to discuss the latest surrounding NC State basketball, which includes quite a few HoopState prospects that are quickly making a name for themselves. Miles dives into more from what he has seen from Shakeel Moore, Cam Hayes, Jaylon Gibson, and...

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Phenom Podcast: Winthrop off to a hot start in the Big South (Listen)

Phenom Hoops' Patrick O'Brien was getting the urge to talk some college basketball, especially after watching Winthrop on ESPN+. The Eagles are off to a tremendous start and are looking like the top team in the Big South early on. They are using a balanced offensive attack, getting on the boards, and stepping up on the defensive end, Winthrop is playing incredibly strong. It is one of several podcasts in which we talk about some college basketball.

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Bridgewater College Recruiting Starting to Turn Heads

Often times, it seems that most folks don’t truly understand the challenges and difficulties of recruiting players at the Division III level. Coaches can be the first to recruit a kid and establish a quality relationship, and will still lose out to Division II (or even JUCO) programs in 99% of situations. It’s an absolute bloodbath, and that notion rings especially true for Bridgewater...

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Marshall’s Taevion Kinsey living up to the hype and more

Courtesy: Herdzon.com Last year, Phenom got a terrific chance to head up to West Virginia to check in on Marshall and what they were bringing in during the 2019-20 season. One player that simply caught our eyes immediately and coaches were raving about was then rising sophomore Taevion Kinsey, who we pegged as a rising star.  This is coming off a freshman season in which he was named to the...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Lincoln Memorial TOO MUCH For Catawba Behind 3PT Shooting; Railsplitters WIN 109-76

Lincoln Memorial traveled to Catawba recently for a showdown, as it turned into a fast-paced type of game. Both teams got up and down, but it was the three-point shooting from LMU that helped them secure the 109-76 victory on the road. Check out all the highlights from the game with Phenom Hoops.

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Phenom Game Report: Lincoln Memorial at Catawba

Phenom Hoops went out to Salisbury Wednesday afternoon to check in on a college showdown between Lincoln Memorial, who came in undefeated, and Catawba.  Even in a limited setting, these two teams brought a lot of energy early on.  Both teams were mostly trading baskets for the first 10 minutes of the game, with LMU holding a narrow lead early on.  But then the three-ball started...

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A story to remember: Georgia Tech’s Moses Wright

Watching teams on the court in college, there are several players that we have an opportunity to watch grow up and take everyone by surprise in what they have ultimately become and accomplished. Moses Wright from Georgia Tech is one that many could say has surprised with his production and when you look back at where he was years ago in high school to where he is today, players around the country could easily learn something from him.

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Junior Jaylen Sims producing at UNC-Wilmington

One can put 6’6 junior Jaylen Sims in that category early on at UNC-Wilmington. Sims has really earned his time and has picked up some valuable experience in his first two seasons at UNCW, playing in 32 games as a freshman and sophomore (64 total) and is now getting the opportunity to showcase just what he can do for the Seahawks this season.

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Cam Thomas showing what he has always done early on at LSU

Playing at Oak Hill, you are going to get the national attention, and last year, 2020 Cam Thomas was that dude. This young man was an absolute scoring machine at Oak Hill, averaging 31.5 points, six rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game, leaving as the program’s all-time leading scorer and posted nine 30-plus point games last year.

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Wired to Score: UVa-Wise’s junior Cameron Whiteside

One player of interest that should be fun to watch and one to really keep an eye on is UVA-Wise 6’5 junior Cameron Whiteside, who came from Thomasville, North Carolina. Whiteside attended Thomasville high school and he showed that he could be a flat-out scorer on the floor and he has only continued that into his college years.

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College Ball Preview: Clemson Tigers

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season.  We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season.  Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season.  Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team. Clemson Tigers...

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College Ball Preview: Boston College Eagles

Phenom Hoops is just like everyone else… they are ready to see talent back on the court this season. We have discussed a ton around the high school level, but we are as equally as excited about the upcoming college basketball season. Which is why we are looking and previewing teams for this upcoming season. Let’s dive into what we are looking at for each team.

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