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East Meck looking to continue the success from last year into this upcoming season

The Eagles at East Mecklenburg had a strong season last year in which they racked up 21 wins, led by a strong duo of Jordon Nevill and Jonah Lawrence, both of which averaged 20ppg.  However, those two are now gone, with Nevill graduating and playing college basketball and Lawrence now at Providence Day. The Eagles though have been an interesting team to watch at the Hoop State Fall League,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 3 (Day 1, West)

2025 Trey Shephard (Bull City Prep): A new name from Atlanta now in North Carolina with Bull City, Shephard may have had the most eye-opening performance in Week 3 with what he showed. The 6'6 prospect was effective all throughout the game, filling up the stat sheet and making play after play. He was able to display his athleticism in getting to the rim, attacking the defense, and scoring in a...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Session 1)

2025 Lincoln Jackson (NC Spartans) What's great about Lincoln's game is that he knows what his strengths are and makes the easy plays. He's a physically demanding, mobile forward that easily finds service in today's game with his ability to step in and find holes for dish offs or work as a perimeter piece in more spread out actions. His strength is practically unmatched, he's fundamental in...

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Coach Jones’ Standouts: Summer Havoc (Session 1) (Day 2)

2025 6'8 Dylan Clark (Team MVL) ' This young man is a stud! Very long and extremely athletic. Has a strong post-up game and will put it on the defenders head. He has great hands, anything he gets his hands, on is his. He is the anchor on defense for this MVL team. He's constantly changing shots and getting multiple blocks a game. If I'm a college coach, I would be in the gym to watch this kid...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Summer Havoc (Part 1)

2025 Ahmari Hicks (Team HOPE Gripper): Hicks has had a solid few weeks this summer, and continued that early on here at the Summer Havoc. In a team-first victory, Hicks shows an ability to score and be effective when called upon in a variety of ways; knocking down shots, driving and creating, and making strong plays. 2025 Zymari Perry (NC Heels): Perry had a very good start to the event, and he...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Grassroots TOC

2025 Jake Benham (Mint Hill Lakers): Benham is going to be a name that I will be watching more, and I'm excited to see how his summer goes.' But so far, Benham has really elevated his game and is taking more of that lead role on his team.' Benham shows how strong and effective he can be from multiple levels, finishing and making plays off the bounce, but also being a tremendous presence from the...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Stacy Palmore #51: 5'7 '26 Miguel Ribeiro (Forsyth Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player who performed quite well despite being the youngest and smallest camper on this team, Miguel Ribeiro. He's a smart, scrappy, unselfish point guard prospect with a tight handle, sharp vision, and the ability to shoot the ball at a high clip from the perimeter. Ribeiro is a...

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Phenom All-American Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Colby Lewis #2: 5'3 '25 Zanquel Baldwin (North Charleston) Starting things off, we look at a player who competed and produced quite well despite being the smaller camper on this team, Zanquel Baldwin. He's a smart, unselfish guard prospect with a balanced skillset and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Baldwin is a reliable passer and shooter who consistently...

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