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Phenom Commitment Alert: 2024 Julen Iturbe announces commitment to American

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: Julen IturbeClass: 2024Committed to: American What He Said About American (Aug 1):...

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2024 Julen Iturbe announces and breaks down his Top 5

Down in South Carolina, 2024 Julen Iturbe has had a very strong summer as schools have been recognizing his talent and skill set as a forward.  Many schools have come his way but recently, Iturbe announced that he is down to five schools: Lehigh, American, Boston, Vermont, and Bradley. We spoke to Iturbe about his announcement, why he picked those schools, and also when he may be looking to...

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Three Must-Offer Prospects in South Carolina's Class of 2024

6'9 Brandon Crawford (Irmo/Upward Stars) After being one of the most tantalizing prospects in recent South Carolina history, the breakout campaign is finally happening for Brandon Crawford. Though he earned a few late offers, he recently announced that he'll be going to Link Year Prep next season'where his recruitment will inevitably take off. Following our South Carolina Top 80 (where he was...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Tuwan Wilson  #6: 5'11 '23 Makhi Rivers (Oceanside Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased the ability to make an impact on both ends of the floor, Makhi Rivers. He's a smart, strong, tough point guard prospect with excellent quickness and the ability to apply great pressure as a penetrator. Rivers is a terrific passer who handles the ball well...

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Start Tracking More: Upward Combine (2023/2024)

What a weekend of basketball it was for Phenom Hoops. Not only did we continue our weekend coverage and platform with the HoopState League but we also had a great opportunity to head down to South Carolina to check out talent from around the region at the Upward Combine.  Players from North and South Carolina were in attendance, as we were able to get a few updated viewings of players but...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Rodney Lesane #107: 5'10 '24 Jeremiah Jacques (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) Starting things off, we look at a player who arguably stood out as the best passer and overall playmaker on this team, Jeremiah Jacques. He's a wiry, unselfish, well-rounded point guard prospect with a quality feel for the game on either side of the ball. Jacques does a great job of attacking the basket as a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from SC Top 80 (Part 2)

2023 CJ Rich (Spring Valley): Rich was a tough guard all day long. Showcased his speed with the ball in his hands, staying aggressive and picked his spots to attack, and was also strong on the defensive end.  Was impressed with his court awareness and his on-ball defense. 2027 6'5 Josh Leonard (Florence): Hard to believe someone at his size already is just in seventh grade but that is where...

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Player Standouts from Day 2 of Phenom Memorial Day Classic

By: Ethan Reece 2024 Peter Moye (CC Elite Blue) Peter displayed a smooth shooting touch in the 8 am win, really good rotation on the shot. Standing at 6'2, he's got a long frame for a young guard and was very poised. He knew what play needed to be made and how to get it done, displaying a good set of ball fakes and using his body. If needed, Peter could easily move down low and play post as...

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