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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Ward Yount #2: 5'9 '25 Bryson Taylor (Dutch Fork) Starting things off, we look at a player who contributed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Bryson Taylor. He's a wiry, high-motor point guard prospect with nice feel and a blossoming skillset. Taylor is a great penetrator who can finish or set up others at a solid rate. He defends well at the point of...

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Bendel's Best: Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our final travel ball event of the summer season. The Summer Finale featured a slew of highly talented players (most of whom played with new/local/random teams), which made for an extremely entertaining weekend of basketball. Effort and motivation are always going to determine how enjoyable the actual competition is...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6'7 '25 Sadiq White (Elite One) Referring to White's performance as 'impressive' would be a massive understatement, as he dominated the game without even looking to do so. The ridiculously long, explosive forward controlled the glass, caused problems with his defensive presence, and finished seemingly anything he attempted around the basket. White plays so far above the rim that it's almost...

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

2022 6'3 Judah Ravenell (Grindhouse Lakers): The sturdy big guard led his team to start Day 2 at the Phenom Challenge. Ravenell brings a physical feel, using his strong frame to go through defenders and get into the paint or create space. But he also showed nice patience and feel with his game.  Stepped up big for his team. 2023 6'2 Conall Lowry (Bigger than Basketball): Lowry is a new name...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: George Marshall #9: 5'7 '25 Jamari Smith (Ashbrook) Starting things off, we look at player that contributed nicely despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Jamari Smith. He's a young, wiry guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first mentality. Smith can knock down jumpers, attack the basket, and defend his assignment with poise defensively. He's a...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6'2 2023 Dallas Gardner (Flight 9)  Easily one of the most talented players of the entire event, Gardner most certainly stands apart from his competition. The springy athlete has the scoring prowess, competitiveness, and athletic ability to compete at the next level. After transferring to Charlotte Country Day, there were many questions as to whether or not Gardner would...

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