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Mint Hill Lakers continue their winning ways at Phenom Stay Positive

Head coach Glenn Bynum Sr. and the Mint Hill Lakers have been making a ton of noise this summer, now winning two straight championships at the Phenom Challenge and the Phenom Stay Positive.  But when you look at the group that they have, you can easily see why they continue to rack up the W’s; they are an unselfish, gritty, and battle-tested group with players that simply give it their all...

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom Stay Positive (Day 1, Part 2)

Jaheim Taylor 2022 Kendrell Brooks (Brothers Basketball): Brooks has been a consistent threat on the court, as the 6’2 prospect has scored consistently in an array of areas on the court, pulling up and knock down shots but also getting to the basket.  But also enjoyed his vision and floor sense, making some terrific passes to set up his teammates for easy shots. 2021 Jaheim Taylor (Hart Select):...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Khalil Brantley

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina for our final event in the month of April. There was expected to be a ton of excitement with an abundance of teams and a variety noteworthy prospects on display. While numerous players were worthy of recognition, this article will take a closer look at some personal favorites from...

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DeAjai’s Day One Standouts #PhenomChallenge (Part 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’5 2021 Tureon Walker (NC Wildcats 17U) Today was my first time watching Tureon Walker, and it was an initial surprise to see the respect he already had from some of the spectators watching the 8AM game. A senior combo guard, Tureon plays with hints of the composure desired of a standard lead guard at the college level, and shows that he’s capable of scoring the ball at all 3...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Challenge

5’11 ’22 Evan Presnell (Carolina Riptide) Although the Carolina Riptide always seem to shine through their balance, but Presnell definitely stood out among their top performers in their first contest of the day. He’s a smart, tough, heady point guard prospect with excellent creation skills and the ability to set up others, access his lethal pull-up jumper, or finish strong through contact....

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts at #PhenomLIVE

6’5 Collin Murray-Boyles of Upward Stars Columbia 15U is really impressive and seems to get better each and every time I watch him play. He has a ton of potential and upside; could become a very good player. He attacks the boards and rebounds well on both sides of the floor. He possesses the necessary ball skills that allow him to handle it well enough to not only create for himself attacking...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 of #PhenomStayPositive (Part 4)

2021 6’7 Alex Rush (Tennessee Tigers 17u): Rush is a power forward that works really well with his back to the basket, facing up and creating off one or two dribbles, or even showing off his mid-range shot.  Liked his feel for the game around the basket. 2021 6’7 Sam Specht (Tennessee Tigers 17u): A young man that has the size to compete down low, which he showed at times as well but also a...

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PHENOM FOCUS: Khalil Brantley Talks w/ POB on his Recruitment + Averaging CLOSE TO 40 at #PhenomQC

Check out our latest episode of Phenom Focus featuring Khalil Brantley, a 6' guard from New York whos been competing with BMAZE Elite UAA and the Mint Hill Lakers this past month. Brantley holds numerous D1 offers and goes in on his recruitment and what he looks for in a coach/school. Brantley also goes in on his play in recent weeks at the numerous Phenom events.SHOW LESS

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 2 at #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 2)

2023 6’3 Caleb Foster (Team Curry 16u): Foster just plays ahead of his time, which is why several schools are jumping on him early. The blend of size and understanding, with a smooth feel is impressive.  Foster showed more of his outside game with 5 3-pointers as well. 2022 6’6 Cade Tyson (Team Curry 16u): Tyson has the size, IQ, and fluid shooting stroke that should attract college coaches...

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Mint Hill Lakers: The Surprise of Phenom Queen City Showcase?

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our annual Queen City Showcase. The event was loaded with varying levels of talent across all age groups. While many of the “headline” teams were located in the arena, there were still plenty impressive college-level prospects throughout the entire gym. By the end of night one, the Mint Hill Lakers had already made...

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Special K’s Superstars (Top 10 from #PhenomQCShowcase)

Shakir sat baseline all throughout the weekend, covering a ton of talent. There were several names that stood out to him, which can be found in our previous articles. But here are his Top-10 guys from the weekend in Rock Hill. Check out the impressive list.

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’0 ’21 Khalil Brantley (Mint Hill Lakers) There should be no disputing the notion that Brantley was the most utterly dominant performer from this contest. He’s a compact guard with quickness, craftiness, and the ability to generate shots (and convert) from anywhere on the floor. Brantley gets downhill whenever he wants, displays great athleticism, and makes a ton of plays in transition. ...

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