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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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DeAjai’s #PhenomNovemberClassic Standouts

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’2 2022 Sam Cogan (Team Together)  Sam Cogan boasts such an important presence for this Team Together squad, creating offense by scoring both points for himself and creating for his teammates. Cogan is standing about 6’2 and handles his role as a combo guard impressively from both positions. He’s exceptionally strong driving to his left, which is his preference when both...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts

6’3 Sam Cogan ‘22 of Team Together was unbelievable today! He has a great combination of athleticism, quickness, toughness and IQ. He is outstanding with the ball in his hand and operates extremely well when attacking the rim. His ability to get downhill allows him to be able to drive and kick to find open teammates. He rebounds the ball very well for his size and displays a toughness that is...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Early Standouts at Hoop State League

2024 6’3 Brandon Smith and 2023 6’6 Nicholas Davis (Elevation Prep): Both young prospects that are newer names to Phenom Hoops but they impressed with their length and versatility, scoring on multiple levels and finishing at the rim. Two guys to keep an eye on. 2022 6’1 Robert Seymour (Elevation Prep): Seymour did a tremendous job in attacking and scoring the ball, hitting tough shots, getting...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Early Standouts at Hoop State League

Sam Cogan Cam Newman of Team Charlotte 2026 showcased a high IQ that allowed him to be a vital asset for his team. He displayed the ability to really create easy scoring opportunities for both himself and his teammate. He has the ability to shoot the ball well when set and also possesses the necessary ball skills to get into the lane. The part of his game that I found most intriguing was his...

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Phenom Open Run: Lincoln Charter

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area.  Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court.  It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event....

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts

6’8 Elijah Gray of Tennessee Bobcats 17U is a very special player. Effects the game in so many ways and is just a winner. Shoots the ball well and is a threat to score from anywhere on the court,three level scorer. Rebounds the ball well on both sides of the basketball and has the handle to get to his spots and really fill it up. Easy to tell why he is a highly touted player! Arguably one of the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at #PhenomStayPositive (Part 3)

2022 6’8 Elijah Gray (Tennessee Bobcats): Gray was off the charts in Game 1 on Day 1, scoring 29 points to help his team to a victory.  He made his presence known all over the court, as the stretch forward was a mismatch scoring from the perimeter, putting it on the deck, and rebounding then pushing it out in transition. 2022 6’3 Sam Cogan (Team Denver NC): Cogan continues to produce every...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Standouts

5’10 Kobe Parker of Carolina Stars Elite 2022 had a great first game today. Really got to his spots with ease and really put the ball in the hole. Scored from all three levels and showed the ability to run and finish in transition. Showed the ability to hit open shots as well. Finished with a game high 30 pts. 6’3 Marcus Farley Jr. of Team Together 16U can flat out play. I love his game and how...

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RANKINGS REPORT Early Standouts from Summer Havoc (Day 1)

Luke Bracey 2021 5’10” Jalen Hinton (Charlotte Nets) is a really shifty & explosive point guard from Independence High School. He’s a clutch shot maker that wants to change the game in key moments. He knows how to draw contact & get to the foul line. Good  decision maker and play maker.  2022 6’2” Sam Cogan (Team Together) always finds away to get the ball in the basket....

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’21 Zach Gibson (PSB Winston Robinson) Prior to going down with injury, Gibson was arguably the best player on the floor during PSB Robinson’s early dominance. Though somewhat gangly and undersized, Gibson makes a ton of plays through his toughness and nonstop motor. He’s a great rebounder that understands how to utilize his length and athleticism to disrupt the action around the...

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Hartsville Classic “Final thoughts, takeaways and stock boosters” (North Carolina Teams)

Phenom Hartsville Classic Final thoughts, takeaways and stock boosters. (North Carolina teams) Phenom Hoops travelled to Hartsville, South Carolina to host the inaugural Phenom Hartsville Classic. One thing is for certain, the state of South Carolina is making a heavy investment into quality high school facilities. Hartsville High has a beautiful high school gymnasium and although the host...

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Bendel’s Best: Hartsville High School Classic

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Hartsville High School in Hartsville, South Carolina for another loaded day of basketball. This event looked to feature a variety of different teams, both from North and South Carolina, and succeeded with a quality on-court product. There were numerous standouts, noteworthy performances, and quality competition from all sides. This article will take a closer...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #18: 5’9 ’21 Khristopher Franklin (Henderson Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered a nice two-way presence despite his lack of true size, Khristopher Franklin. He’s a long guard prospect with excellent defensive instincts, able to really cause problems with his motor and overall activity level. Franklin shoots it pretty well but...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Queens University for our annual June team camp, which featured an incredible amount of talent from various different pockets of the region. College coaches were in the building and kids got seen by a variety of different programs at the D2, D3, and JUCO levels. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive performers from over...

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Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 2 Phenom Team Camp

Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 2 Phenom Team Camp It was another exciting day at the Phenom Team Camp. Competition was tremendous and the crowds and college coaches in attendance were entertained to terrific play on the court. Before we take a look at the standout players on Day 2, let’s take a look at the top players from Day...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6’4 ’20 Kalib Matthews (Henderson Collegiate) Thus far, no player has been better than Matthews, who was the main two-way leader in Henderson Collegiate’s early win. He’s such a matchup problem, given his blend of IQ, size, skill, and three-level scoring. No opponent was actually able to contain him, but Matthews still displayed unselfishness and applied scoring pressure within the flow of the...

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#PhenomStayPositive: Miles Early Standouts (Court 3, Proehlific Park)

6’6 2022 Trey Ramsey: Foothills Legacy 15U Ramsey is a sturdy young post player that is incredibly physically developed at this point in his young basketball career.  He plays the game with a high motor and aggressive mindset, that can lead to some dumb fouls at this point, but the kid is working his absolute tail off on the glass.  He showed the ability to protect the rim and rebound at a high...

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#PhenomOpenGymTour: Lincoln Charter School

2017-18 Record: 26-5 (10-0 in Conference) NCHSAA 1A Semi-Finalist Head Coach Bradley Gabriel is back with his Lincoln Charter squad that will be contending for their 2nd NCHSAA 1A title in the last three years.  Right as I walked into the gym, I sensed a level of expectation and intensity from Coach Gabriel onto his team featuring a bevy of unique prospects that will be playing in a fast paced,...

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