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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts at #PhenomLIVE

6’7 Earl Burgess of Team 864 17U is a super productive and efficient player. Knows his game and is a star in his role. He has a great touch in the paint and puts himself in position to score. He attacks the boards hard and rebounds the ball well on both sides of the floor. Has a high motor and runs the floor very well which allows him to get easy points in transition. He has a good release on...

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Phenom Focus: 2021 6’6 Jacob Morgan

2021 Jacob Morgan has been a popular name this summer with Phenom Hoops, playing in multiple events and showing just how much of an impact he can be on the floor on several levels. Morgan’s play has been attracting some college coaches’ eyes, as he recently earned his first few offers. We checked in with Morgan to see the latest around his summer and recruitment. How has it been...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 3 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2022 6’7 Mikhail Pocknett (BWSL Team Marsh 17u): Pocknett was nearly a double-double machine last year for Ashley HS and showed that same production on Day 3.  He shows tremendous hands and strength down low in the post, moves well and is always active, and finishes well against defenders. 2022 7’0 Patrick Wessler (CC Elite 2022-2021): Wessler continues to show why he is regarded as one of...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Early Standouts

6’3 Troy Fulton of Team Denver 17U can flat out shoot the basketball. Very consistent and efficient player who has a nice stroke. Shoots it a very high rate from three off the catch. Hit 10 threes and finished with 32 points his last game. Coaches looking for a shooter should definitely take a look. College-Level Player 6’1 Cole Sinclair of Durham Hurricanes 17U  has played well again...

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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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“Getting to Know” 6’6 2021 Jacob Morgan

We’ve seen a lot of different prospects come through our doors over the years, but few as often as Jacob Morgan—who has become somewhat of a regular at our camps and travel ball events. By now, it’s surprising that college coaches haven’t started to get more involved with the wiry, skilled forward, given how well he’s performed in every type of setting. Morgan is known for his ability to score...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#82- AJ Cook- Though somewhat unassuming, Cook has easily been one of the most memorable performers from camp. He’s smart, crafty, and an incredibly smooth three-level scorer with a knockdown jumper from beyond the arc. Cook handles and distributes the ball very well, but is arguably even better as a scoring threat. He also gives great effort on defense and the glass.   #115- Noah Hooper-...

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#NCPhenom150 Session One: Miles Magical Five (Early Slate)

#82 5’11 2022 AJ Cook: Weddington High School (NC) Cook was absolutely lights out in his first game of the day, knocking down shots from way beyond the arc at a really high rate. He’s a savvy player with the ball in his hands, making good decisions and finding his guys in the right place at the right time. He’s a true combo guard due to his ability to absolutely kill teams with...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour “Pine Lake Prep”

Phenom Open Gym Tour “Pine Lake Prep” Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Mooresville, North Carolina to cover open gym at Pine Lake Preparatory School. Head coach Tony Dunbar comes from Indiana and his deep roots to the Hoosier State is clearly etched in his coaching philosophy. Pine Lake Prep is a charter school and is aligned in the NCHSAA 1A division. Last season, Pine Lake finished...

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A Closer Look: Carolina Riptide

At Phenom Hoops, we’ve seen a considerable amount of programs come through our doors, but none that represent the team concept better than the Carolina Riptide. For starters, this group has been together throughout the entire process and possesses chemistry that other teams simply can’t match. It all starts with their fiery head coach, Grant Hodges, who has proven to be one of the modest, yet...

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#PhenomTeamCamp: Miles Late Night/Early Day Standouts

6’8 2020 Josh Hall: Moravian Prep (NC) Hall has established himself as one of the best prospects in the entire country.  He possesses an unbelievable set of tools with his three point range, overall fluidity, size, length, and athleticism that allow him to be a dominant player at the high school level.  He’s an incredibly dangerous spot up shooter, doing a great job moving without the ball,...

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Tommy’s Ten from JMAC Showcase (Part 2)

This weekend at the JMAC Showcase in Fort Mill, SC there was an immense talent pool ranging from 12U to 17U. I was stationed at Nation Ford High School and took in over 15 games throughout the weekend. Here are some of the standouts, in no particular order, that made an impression on me. Let’s get into it!

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Team Charlotte 2022 Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase

The 16U White Division Gold Championship game was thrilling from beginning to end as Team Charlotte 2022 faced off against a gritty Carolina Riptide squad. 6’4 W Logan Blair made an impact early in this one for Team Charlotte with his activity on the glass. He possesses a good blend of skill and athleticism and ended the game scoring 13 points. For the Riptide, they were led by skilled 6’5...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons   #3: 5’6 ’24 Maddox Jack (Hickory, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and made a quality impact during camp, Maddox Jack. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that plays with energy and operates nicely within the team concept. Jack is a solid all-around scorer that shoots the ball well from the perimeter and is capable of taking opponents...

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Brandon’s big time Breakouts PT 1 #PhenomStayPositive

We’re back at it again invading the Gate City for some prime time hoops action, it’s the second weekend of AAU and the big boys came to play!   Greensboro, North Carolina- Day one was a movie we really kicked things off with a bang pairing up a slate of highs quality games, there was talent on display for all levels from high major division I to the division III ranks. Some guys came in as...

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Coach T’s Top Shooters from NC Phenom 150 Camp

By: Antonio Threadgill Onto the guys that I felt like could really shoot the ball the best 3 shooters in camp. My first shooter was #20 Mekhi Goree 5’8 2020 of Statesville High School this kid caught fire in the first game hitting 7 three-pointers in a game. Once he got going everyone knows about it as they were anticipating every three-pointer he shot going through the next. The kid did an...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina 150 Camp

#16- 5’10 ’20 Jordan Coleman- The strong-bodied point guard has been among the top overall performers on display through the first three games. He’s smart, athletic, and relentlessly attacks the rim, where he made an abundance of quality reads. College coaches should be getting involved here.   #23- 5’10 ’22 Kolby Ashe- There hasn’t been a more effective floor general than Ashe, who...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Josh Thompson   #3:5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to provide his team with great energy, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young point guard prospect that works extremely hard on the court and will do whatever necessary to give his team an edge. Smith shot the ball...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Afternoon Standouts

#1-Zehern Hilton- Young point guard prospect that can succeed with or without the ball, given his ability to effectively pass and shoot the ball. Hilton has decent quickness and ball-handling ability.   #6-London Johnson- Young guard prospect with natural ability on the basketball court; he shoots the ball very well from the floor and has an innate playmaking sense. Johnson moves...

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Midday Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#25-Malcolm Knight- Tough, scrappy two-way guard that takes legitimate pride in his defensive presence. He has great quickness, which seamlessly translates to both sides of the ball and allows him to touch the paint with frequency.   #87-Jake Miller- High-motor guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first approach to every single possession. His top priorities are making the smart play,...

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