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COACH’S CORNER: Indy HC Coach “G” Talks About Breaking “Streak” + Family Connection Through Hoops!

Rick Lewis with Phenom Hoops sits down with Independence head coach Lauren Lewis Galvani and daughter of HC Duane Lewis at North Meck. She shares some stories and memories of growing up, what made her want to get into coaching, and what was it like to be named the head coach at Independence and breaking the 63-game losing streak and now winning over 20+ games last year.

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COACH’S CORNER: Independence HC Preston Davis Talks About Playing & NOW Coaching at his Alma Mater!

Phenom Hoops brings you another episode of the Coach's Corner, where we talk to coaches around the state and region of various levels. Today, Independence head coach Preston Davis joins us to talk about his journey. From his playing time at Independence and his road in becoming a coach, what it was like to win a state title as a coach, his mentality on the court, and some of the challenges he has faced.

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Baseline Report: North Meck takes down Independence in big-time opener

In what was the best game in NC to start the season off, Phenom Hoops sat baseline as North Meck and Independence battled it out as two top teams in the state.

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Moravian Prep: 6’7 ’19 Daniel Lobach The combo-forward causes a bunch of matchup problems for opponents, as he possesses a terrific blend of interior and perimeter skills. Lobach is able to reliably stretch the floor and force the opposition to account for him at all times. He also displays phenomenal touch and instincts around the basket, which allows him to conform and adapt to whatever role...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: The Battle for Charlotte

Folks in the Charlotte area should be well-informed about Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, especially after releasing the schedule and revealing that two of the local powerhouses will be going head-to-head. We are referring to the matchup between Carmel Christian and Independence, which is certain to be full of excitement from start to finish. Both programs are headlined by high-level...

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North Carolina’s Sophomore Breakouts to Watch For

6′ Jaquante Harris Hoke County HS (Raeford, NC) Harris is a tough player who you cannot put into an archetype bubble. Just know he steps on the floor and makes plays on both ends. The guard has a tough handle and is a lock up point of attack defender. He is a very good rebounder and has the ability to both attack the paint or shoot from range. Without question he should be seeing offers...

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Jamie’s Upside Picks (The Future is Bright) — Hoops and Dreams Showcase

7’ 2020 Jeriah Coleman Great Bridge Christian (Norfolk, VA) Coleman walks onto the floor with a great frame. He is a very fluid athlete who has great hands and natural timing. He was able to knock down his free throws and transition effortlessly from defense to offense. Coleman is new to Virginia, transferring down from Alaska this summer. So he is new to the radar and conversation, however he...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Hoops and Dreams Showcase

6’3” 2020 Zavian McLean Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) McLean had one of the better weekends a player could have. Going head on against a pair of top 50 teams, McLean was awarded the MVP of both games. He is a hyper athletic 2-way wing who showcased the ability to both defend the perimeter and create offense. He scored the ball at each level and was a deciding factor down the stretch. This...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase — Early Day 1 Names You Got to Know

6’ Unsigned Senior John Michael Wright Fayetteville Academy (NC) Wright has always been a productive player. A very explosive, downhill guy who plays with a chip on his shoulder. This game he showcased his ability to make the right play. He touched the paint often and was able to deliver great passes or finish in the paint. Surprising he doesn’t have any Division 1 offers, they should be coming....

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Must Watch Storylines for Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Part 1)

The first annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase was one of the most live events Eastern North Carolina saw last year. This year will have a deeper field. It will have incredible talent and the match ups are off the charts. With 3 teams ranked among the nation’s top programs, 9 players ranked among the nation’s Top 100 prospects and 11 players who have signed to play college basketball …...

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Jamie’s Stock Risers from Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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