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Five Unsigned Seniors Putting Up Big Numbers

6’2 Dominic Payne (Trinity) Payne is a big guard/wing with a strong frame and well-rounded skillset. He’s comfortable controlling the offense, creating for himself and others, and making his presence felt as a rebounder on both ends of the floor. Payne is also capable of defending multiple positions. He’s currently averaging 32.7 PPG, 7.7 RPG, 5.1 APG, and 1.1 SPG. 6’1 Makel Smith...

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Summer Havoc Player Preview:'Makel Smith (PSB Kisonas)

Given the fact that July is right around the corner, it feels like no better time to start introducing some of the players that college coaches should be monitoring. Going into the busiest recruiting month of the year, our Summer Havoc should be a hotbed for coaches and players alike. As usual, Phenom Hoops will have prospects of all levels in attendance. This series will continue by taking a...

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2024 Makel Smith opening up more eyes to his game this summer

Phenom Hoops prides itself in providing a platform to shed light on players of all ages and all levels.' This is why we continue to bring more content to players that deserve more attention with their play.' One player that we have had a chance to watch a lot more this summer has been 2024 guard Makel Smith, and we believe he is one that shouldn't go under the radar as much as he has so far....

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Five College-Worthy Seniors from G3 Showcase

6'2 '24 Stephen Quinn (Team Charlotte) Arguably the most lethal shooting threat in every building he enters, it's pretty easy to see why Quinn would be an asset for various programs. While there are plenty of available shooters, very few possess the unlimited range, quick release, and sheer accuracy of someone like him. Quinn can reliably attack closeouts, make extra passes, and mix it up as...

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom G3 (Day 2, Part 2)

2024 Jullian Mack (Grindhouse): Mack is certainly a familiar face on the Phenom Hoops platform, and he came out with a bang to start Day 2 going for 38 points in an impressive showing. Mack was doing and operating all over the court, knocking down shots, getting to his spots well, being a consistent perimeter threat, but also be assertive in attacking downhill. He put the pressure on the defense...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Challenge (Part 2)

2024 Jerquarius Stanback (Midstate Magic): Stanback continues to be a prospect on the rise over the last few months. The 6’6 forward shows a strong skill set, is fluid and active on both ends, displays a developing feel in scoring around the basket as well as stepping out at times, and also brings a good presence on the defensive end. Stanback is just scratching the surface of what he...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Challenge (Part 1)

2024 Caarter Bobbitt (Horry Select): Bobbitt certainly earned some intrigue with his game on Day 2 early on, as he was able to show his overall impact on the court. Whether it was displaying his shot-making ability, his ability to make plays off the bounce and use his athleticism, or his overall impact on the boards and being able to handle, Bobbitt certainly earned some eyes his way. 2024 Ryan...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom March Madness (Day 2, Part 3)

2025 Cash McSweeney (Sw15h Elite): McSweeney continues to be a forward in the class of 2025 that you will want to monitor.' Had a very good showing on Day 2 and liked the steps he has made with his game.' McSweeney is quite skilled for his position, and is only getting stronger and more physical. Love his feel on the glass, while also doing a nice job of spacing the floor and showing his touch....

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Guard duo leading the charge for Morehead

Up along the border of North Carolina and Virginia sits Morehead high school, a school that some may have not heard of before.' But we are looking to shed some light on the state and when coming across the Panthers' program, it seems that head coach Damien Price has his team heading in the right direction.' The Panthers had a strong season back in 2019-20, finishing 20-7 overall; they also...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Jacquan Clay (Carolina Rockets)I'm not sure Jacquan knows how good he actually is. While he consistently produces on both ends, he keeps the same calm demeanor and timid nature, almost casually dominating without realizing it. He's blessed with the natural athleticism and size to terrorize guys down low, especially as a defender. He can also put it on the floor and get...

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

2026 Jabian Shabazz (Carolina Rockets): The Rockets started out in impressive fashion and Jabian was one of the reasons why.' So young but this is a young man that has a terrific frame and size already, standing around 6'5, carves out space, has terrific hands, and excels on getting on the board.' This is going to be a big man to really watch down the road as he continues to grow and develop....

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