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Phenom Open Gym: Charlotte Catholic

Phenom Open Gym: Charlotte Catholic Playing in the super competitive NCHSAA Southwestern 4A conference,  last season, Charlotte Catholic finished the conference regular season with an 8-4 record and won the conference tournament championship to advance to the NCHSAA 4A state playoffs.  Charlotte Catholic ended the season with a 17-11 record. Coach Mike King returns a core nucleus...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Havoc Live Session 1 (Nation Ford, Day 1)

2025 Malik Morris (Save Sports): The 6'6 forward is a young big man but he really showed flashes of what he can bring to the table.' He possesses a strong frame and a developing game on the court, but he used his size, length and physicality well to finish strong around the basket and remain active all throughout the game on Day 1.' He is a young big but one to monitor as he continues to get...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 1 at #PhenomMDC

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2025 Tristan Thompson (Upward Stars 15u 3SSB)' Thompson is a solid rebounder, arguably the best on this roster, with good hands and balance. I was impressed with the way he secures boards with both hands and is difficult to rip once the ball is in his grasps. He'll likely be responsible for a number of putbacks throughout his basketball career. Michael Williams Jr. (Future...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom MDC (Day 1, Part 1)

2024 Jullien Cole (Richmond Jammers): I've been impressed with what I've seen from Cole to start the summer.' Cole brings great size to the position, along with the ability to create for himself, using his frame to go through defenders and get to the basket, but also showcases his ability to score in a variety of other ways.' Make sure to watch for him more this high school season, as he could...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: Charlotte Royals 2024

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. Charlotte Royals 2024 Player Name: Ryan LewisClass: 2024Position:...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Ardrey Kell

Ardrey Kell had a special season last year, making a deep run in the playoffs before ultimately falling just short in taking home the championship.' But now the Knights are back under Coach Craft and though they may look a little different than last season, they are still a very dangerous team.' Let's dive into what we saw on the court. When you talk about Ardrey Kell, you have to start with...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 of Hoop State League (Week 4) (Part 1)

2022 Evan Smith (Team Purple): Really do believe this is just the start of a terrific season for Smith.  He is going to have to pick up his offensive scoring and is showing that during the Hoop State League.  He plays with such a smooth feel, is patient in his attack, and handles contact extremely well. Continues to be consistent offensively on the floor. 2022 Liam Craven (Combine...

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POB’s Rising Stars of Tomorrow: Phenom Stay Positive

At the Phenom Stay Positive, it was a great opportunity to view some of the younger prospects in the Class of 2024 and 2025 in the region and there were certainly plenty of standouts. So, we look back at a few names that really impressed us over the weekend and ones that you should start monitoring NOW, as they could be the next rising stars around the area.

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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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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Challenge (Day 1, Part 1)

2025 Greg Murray (Carolina Riptide 2025): As a young guard, Murray has a natural feel for the game and how to attack off the dribble. He makes savvy plays, always seems to be active and around the ball, and sees the floor really well.' Add on top his ability to score from multiple levels and create off the dribble, Murray is certainly going to be a name to remember. 2025 Jackson Fannon...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: CLT Royals 15u

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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Phenom Media Day: Charlotte Royals 2024

Wednesday night, we went out to the Charlotte area to check out some of the younger talent that will be on display this summer with Phenom Hoops.  Charlotte Royals 2024 is a young and developing group but also one that has some names you will want to watch and remember for down the road.  Let's dive into the roster. 2024 Jalen Pelzer Pelzer is a point guard on the floor who is skilled...

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