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Commitment Alert: 2023 Derek Bradley commits to Wingate

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Derek BradleyClass: 2023Committed to: Wingate What Was Said by Phenom Hoops: 'He's a...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Sterling Council #1: 5'9 '23 Justin Rembert (Crestwood) Starting things off, we look at a player who made a lasting impression despite being the smallest camper on this team, Justin Rembert. He's a quick, scrappy, well-rounded lead guard prospect with a wiry build and nice feel on both ends of the floor. Rembert handles the ball well, sets up others with consistency, and is...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Carmel Tip-Off (Part 1)

2023 Derek Bradley (Westminster Catawba): The senior point guard played well throughout the game, showing his ability to not only run the show for his team but also to be an effective scorer on the court.  Bradley brings a physical game to the floor, getting in the paint to find ways to score but also make plays for his teammates.  He was at his best breaking down defenders and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Carmel Tip-Off (Day 1)

2022 Cinque Lemon (Liberty Heights): One thing about this Liberty Heights team, on any night they can have someone step up and lead the charge. On Day 1, it was 2022 Cinque Lemon that stepped up for his team. Lemon continued to show what he has shown over and over; the ability to knock down shots from multiple levels with a confident jumper.  But what was also impressive was the...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Under the Radar Players (Part 1)

With all the trips we have been making during our Phenom Open Gym Tour, it has shed some light on a few players that have been going under the radar and should be ones to watch this season with their play. Coaches could certainly use players like these in their program to help their winning ways. Here is Part 1 of the series, as these players will play pivotal parts for their team. 2023 Derek...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Westminster Catawba

Phenom Hoops continues to hit the road, getting an early glance of teams around the state of North Carolina and the region before the upcoming high school season.  Monday night, Patrick O'Brien went out to Westminster Catawba to check in on some well-known talent and a few new names.  Last year, Westminster finished with a 16-3 overall record and making a run in the playoffs before...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2022 5'11 Cedrek Mangum (Charlotte Guards) Cedrek has proven his toughness to me time and time again this weekend, establishing himself as a reliable scoring guard at his height. Magnum was effective from beyond the arc, knocking down the three-ball consistently and forcing the defense to focus on him. 6'0 2023 Derek Bradley Jr. (Gamechangers/Westminster Catawba)' Coming to...

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Guard play will be intriguing to watch at Gaston Christian

Phenom Hoops headed down to the Myers Park Summer League recently, getting a glimpse of some of the talent that will be around the Charlotte area this upcoming season.' It was a fantastic event by Myers Park and was live-streamed by The Hoop State, as we uncovered some storylines to watch. Gaston Christian was one of a few programs in action that we got to watch and even though this may not be...

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Dawkins’ Day 2 Standouts from Phenom G3 Showcase

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6'3 2022 Rasean Cason (All Carolina 17U)' Rasean Cason is another player who I watched for the very first time this weekend. Cason caught my attention with his blend of athleticism, 3-level scoring potential, and a rugged mentality that keeps both himself and his team engaged. On the defensive end, Rasean's face tells the story of a defender prepared for battle. I would like...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6'1 '23 Derek Bradley (PSB Bethel) Although there were various standouts for PSB Bethel, Bradley was easily among their most consistent and reliable performers. He's a smart, strong, sturdy guard prospect with the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Bradley's perimeter shooting and three-level scoring allow him to pose a quality off-ball threat, but he also shows...

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Asheville Christian v. Gaston Christian Recap/Player Standouts

The contest between Asheville Christian and Gaston Christian started off somewhat slow, as neither team offered much offensive firepower. That being said, Asheville Christian controlled the action for most of the first quarter, opening up with an 11-2 run and ultimately closing the quarter with a 11-6 lead. Things quickly turned around for Gaston Christian, tying things up to start the second...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist'list=PLJSuI1FGChQZQh-M4T6BrGtLrrtEZn02N Coach: Ken Potosnakk #0: 5'4 '25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently found ways to make his presence felt despite being the smallest prospect on the team, Jalen Mills. He's a young, tough, high-motor guard with a desire to compete and involve himself in...

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