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Start Taking a Hard Look at these 2024 Bigs

2024 Brandon Crawford (Link Year): The growth that this young man has had over the last year or so has been impressive, and we think there is more left in the tank. From when we first saw him, to where he is today, Crawford has added much more to his game, has gotten stronger, and makes a strong presence on both sides of the court.  Crawford has the length and mobility that you like and...

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Phenom Memorial Day Classic Previews: Upward Stars 3SSB

It probably goes without saying, but Upward Stars is among the top programs in the Carolinas. They do an exceptional job of keeping notable South Carolina prospects on their roster and consistently advancing kids to the next level. Over the last few years, guys like Julian Phillips, PJ Hall, Dillon Jones, and Bryce McGowans (among various others) were a few of the special players to emerge from...

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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 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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South Carolina Top 80 Player Profile: 2023 Brandon Crawford

What a great event it was with Phenom Hoops bringing in some of the top talents from South Carolina all under one building.  A state that has been rich with talent but at times goes under the radar at times, it seems like there is some incredible talent to be found and we are looking to highlight that even more. One player that captured our eyes earlier in the year and has only continued to...

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Takeaways from South Carolina Top 80

Cam Scott Remains Legit It really doesn't take long for any basketball person to recognize the gifts that Cam Scott possesses. However, the notion that some folks are still not completely bought-in seems ridiculous. Scott is an elite offensive player, point blank. His IQ is through the roof, and it's glaringly evident in the effortless, unselfish manner in which he approaches the game. Finding...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6'5 '23 Bryce Cash (Team Curry) There are so many quality pieces within this talented Team Curry group, but Cash is quietly as valuable as anyone on the roster. We've seen him shine as an undisputed leader on plenty of occasions, but there's something particularly impressive about his ability to produce within a role. Cash is a smart, strong, athletic guard with excellent toughness, defensive...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom G3 Showcase (Morning, Day 2)

2026 Nick Arnold (Carolina Riptide): When you watch Arnold operate on the court, you have to automatically think that he is an older, more experienced prospect. But when you come to find out that he is part of the 2026 class, Arnold is quite impressive and makes you excited about his future. Such a poised, polished point guard that sees the floor, makes the right reads, gets everyone involved,...

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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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