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Five Standout Frosh, “Stock On The Rise.” Part 2

Five Standout Frosh Part 2 “On the Rise” While it’s way too early for Phenom Hoops to calculate our North Carolina 2024 rankings, we decided to take a closer look at some of the state’s top freshmen.  In our first segment, we featured 6’8 Jarin Stevenson (Northwood HS), 6’5 Drake Powell (Northwood HS), 6’2 Zion Walker (The Burlington School), 6’5 Bishop Boswell (South Mecklenburg) and...

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Five Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Halloween Havoc/ HoopState League (Part 3)

2021 Micah Handlogten (Upward Stars 704): The long big man just continues to work and is really starting to show what he is able to do on the court.  Each time, he shows a little more in his game, something we know he has been working on. Long, plays hard and can be effective on both ends of the court. 2021 Saiquone Harris (Word of God): Harris is going to make some coach look smart down...

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Open Gym Report: Winston-Salem Christian

Last night, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to watch practice at Winston-Salem Christian. In his first year at Winston-Salem Christian, Head Coach Antonio Lowe has quickly built a powerhouse and is excited about what the future holds. The Lions have a great balance of size, skill, depth and experience to compete at a very high level. Leading things off at the guard spot is 6’4 2022 combo...

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Phenom Open Gym: Winston-Salem Christian

Phenom Hoops was back on the road once again, continuing their Phenom Open Gym Tour. We checked in on Winston Salem Christian, as Coach Antonio Lowe is looking to bring a talented group to the court. A program that is relatively unknown, WS Christian immediately stands out with the amount of size they bring and skill, as they should be one of the premier teams in the state.

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Dawkins’ Best Freshmen from Saturday

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2024 Brayden Crump (NC Rim Runners)  Brayden Crump is a tough interior threat with budding confidence and scoring prowess around the rim. Crump was virtually unstoppable on the boards, securing rebounds on both ends of the floor and showcasing an ability to get second chance points at a consistent rate. At 6’7, his current frame allows him to be the tallest player in most...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Crazy Potentials

This summer was full of crazy talented players that will have the chance to play at a variety of different collegiate levels. Some of these players were already really good but still ooze the potential to develop to be even better. This article talks about a few guys that I believe are talented and possess the potential to become big-time players.

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 2)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Finale (Young Prospects Worth Noting)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event. There was plenty of talent in the gym, featuring an abundance of new faces and guys we’ve seen numerous times throughout the years. The competition level was high, which made for some excitement, and various standouts emerged. This article will take a...

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Special K’s Superstars: Phenom Summer Finale

6’3 Marcus Farley Jr. of Team Together 16U had a great weekend this weekend. He is an effortless scorer that can really heat up and score big numbers. Doesn’t force bad shots and really scores within the flow of the offense which allows him to be very productive and efficient. Shoots the ball well of both the catch and dribble. Where he really makes his mark is in the paint. Attacks the rim...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Early Standouts #PhenomSummerFinale

6’6 Robert Dockery of Team AKT 16U is a monster in the paint. Great touch around the rim and great body that allowed him to dominate. Rebounds very well on both sides of the ball. Really positions himself well to score. Soft touch around the rim and has the ability to face up and attack. Draws contact and gets to the free throw line. Exploded for 36 points to go along with 15 rebounds. Has the...

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Player Standouts at Day One of Phenom Finale

6’3 ’21 Glynn Hubbard III (CC Elite) There were many standouts for CC Elite during their lopsided win, but Hubbard was arguably their most impressive piece. He possesses a skillset that seems to naturally affect all facets of the game on both sides of the ball. Hubbard is a capable ball-handler and playmaker with the ability to effectively score from multiple levels. He also contains his...

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NLPB 828 2k23 bringing big-time young prospects to Queen City Showcase

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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Bendel’s Best: Teammate Nationals

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled down to cover Teammate Nationals at the new Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was quality talent from every direction, and numerous prospects worth noting for the future. This article will take a closer look at some personal favorites from the event… 6’0 ’25 Arael Jones (Grind Academy) Grind Academy has always been able to...

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Next Level Basketball Prospects, “Fun, entertaining and talented”

At the Teammates Nationals at the Rock Hill Sports and Event Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Phenom Hoops were able to check out Next Level Basketball Prospects (NLBP) coached by John Mobley. This is a team that composed of young players from the western part of North Carolina. NLPB has a unique blend of size, length, skill and athleticism. In the impressive opening day win, NLPB is a fun,...

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