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Dynamic Backcourt Trio in South Carolina

South Carolina will have plenty to talk about this upcoming high school season, and one team that I'm personally very excited to watch is Indian Land.' Why' It will be because of the dynamic trio that looks to put on a show this year between 2026 Mike Jones, 2024 Sincere Rasul, and 2024 Quay Watson. Jones returns after an incredible freshman season in which he posted averages of 20.2ppg and shot...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Summer Havoc (Part 2)

2025 Brycen Redmon (Team EAT): Redmon put on a show early in the afternoon, going for 30 points and really showing his ability to mix it up offensively.' He started off with his perimeter game going, confidently knocking down shots with range.' But once they figured to get out on him, he was in full attack mode, making plays off the dribble and consistently getting to the free-throw line. 2025...

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Dynamic guards making Indian Land a must-see this upcoming season

High school basketball will be here before you know it, and there has been plenty of news already around the high school landscape.  Phenom Hoops has been diving into some of the storylines and rosters we have seen already, and will only continue that in the coming days/weeks.  One storyline that we have on our mind will be the dynamic guards that will be looking to lead the way at...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: Start recognizing the talent with Upward Stars Carolinas 17u

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn't mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let's dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout. Upward Stars Carolinas 17u This is a team that I believe deserves more...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Hoops LIVE

2024 Jermarien Williams (North Florida Elite): Williams was an intriguing prospect that I watched on Day 1, as the 6'8 prospect was able to be effective in a variety of ways on the court.' Williams brings size and length, he ran the floor well, finished well around the basket and competed on the glass, but also was able to stretch the court with confidence outside. Played with an offensive feel...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Ryan Breazeale #14: 6'0 '24 Sincere Rasul (Indian Land) Starting things off, we look at a player who offers a pretty steady, balanced presence, Sincere Rasul. He's a tough, scrappy, unselfish lead guard with the ability to create for others and apply scoring pressure from all levels. Rasul utilizes his quick first step to consistently get downhill and make plays within the...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Opening/Post Grad Nationals

6'0 '22 Cole Sinclair (Winston-Salem Christian) Given the healthy mix of talent in the gym, Sinclair was easily among the most impressive post-grad performers on display. He's a lethal shooting threat with deep range and an effortless release, but can also attack the basket and create for others. Sinclair does a great job of dictating the offense, yet also consistently finds success without the...

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Keep your eyes on the guard play at South Meck this season

South Meck has been a staple here in the Charlotte area but has had trouble in putting together consistent winning seasons on the court over the last few years.' That is when head coach Gary Hall entered the picture last year.' One of the top coaches around the region and a resume to back it up, Coach Hall has been looking to instill his wisdom into the program and has made a lot of noise...

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POB's Eye Catchers from #CHC12 (Day 1, Part 1)

2022 Joseph Serra (West Cabarrus): When his team was down, the senior stepped up in a big way to help his team get right back in the game and eventually take the lead.  Serra impacted the game on both ends, knocking down big shots from deep but also picking his spots to attack and score.  Also really liked his presence on the defensive end, playing scrappy defense and getting after his...

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Team Curry 15u Preview

When watching this 15 and under Team Curry squad, one thing sticks out: size. This team has height, length, athleticism and skill. Head Coach Reggie Hairston has been with the Pro Skills Basketball organization now for seven years. This will be his second season as the head coach of the 15u Team Curry team. Last season, he helped guide the team to a 21-3 record and solidified themselves as one...

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South Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Quarterfinals

On Thursday night, South Mecklenburg traveled to Hough in a NCHSAA 4A Sweet 16 matchup. South Mecklenburg entered the game with a 5-2 record, while Hough came in with a 7-2 record. Both teams have built a reputation for executing on the offensive end and playing great team basketball, so we knew it was going to be a great game to watch.

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