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Phenom Team Preview: Green Hope

The Falcons return for another season under Coach Alejandro Ellis, who finished 18-10 overall and 10-4 in conference play. They were able to win their opening-round game before falling to Garner in the second round of the playoffs.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun Session II

2021 Tommy Moore (Bull City PG CLT): Moore was strong in the second half, getting after it on defense and aggressively attacking offensively.  He played with a lot of great energy on the court, was able to knock down shots, and stay aggressive. 2021 Scott Deffinbaugh (Moravian Prep Black PG): Deffinbaugh is a high IQ type guard, that plays with a tremendous feel in the open court.  He plays...

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Player Standouts at Session Two of Phenom Open Run

6’9 ’21 Joseph Ferrante (South Mecklenburg) There were numerous quality teams on display but none as consistently impressive as South Meck, and Ferrante was a major part of their success. He’s a great leader and primary offensive cog for this group, given the way he communicates and unselfishly controls the interior on both ends of the floor. The lefty is almost guaranteed within five feet but...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.3)

2021 6’6 Kenny Hodges (WS Christian): Hodges is one that just captures the eye with his physical stature, his athleticism, and ability to defend and play multiple positions on the court.  He works well around the rim but is also someone that coaches could really mold at the next level. Donivan Peoples (Moravian Prep PG): Peoples grabbed the attention immediately with his 6’5 frame, leading...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Open Run Session 1

6’6 Sean Rose of Young Gunz (Varsity) is a very impressive prospect with an abundance of potential and upside. He is a super long and wiry athlete who can really produce in the paint. He tends to flourish when around the rim with his soft touch around the rim. He really attacks the boards and comes up with a ton of rebounds. Uses his length to be a good rim protector; changes and blocks shot...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Open Run

6’2 ’21 Damiene Boles (Bull City Charlotte Post Grad) The well-rounded guard shined as a two-way leader for this Bull City Prep squad, constantly communicating, making plays, and impacting all facets of the game. He’s steady and makes intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands, which allows him to locate quality shots for others with unwavering consistency. Boles is a solid shooter, crafty...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.2)

2022 6’0 Kendall Smith (Charlotte Express): Smith was incredibly productive on both ends of the floor. Loved his intensity and how he got after it on the defensive end, creating multiple steals and pushed the tempo on offense.  His defense helped lead to scoring opportunities on the offensive end for himself and his teammates. 2022 6’0 Camian Shell (Moravian Prep): Shell is one that simply...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.1)

2024 Joshua Clark (Mavs Elite): Clark was extremely active on the court, as the guard was constantly moving around the court, finding those openings to help him score easy baskets, and working hard on both ends. 2023 6’7 Nate Self (Team HUSL 2023): Self is a young big that has some early intangibles that you may like.  He not only showed that he can get on the glass, but he is a big that...

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