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North Carolina Top 80 Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Blan Hodges #7: 6'0 '24 Armani Henderson (Bull City Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a dynamic identity at camp, Armani Henderson. He's an incredibly quick, heady guard prospect who thrives as a penetrator and overall transition threat. Henderson possesses a tight handle and sharp first step, which he utilizes to effortlessly break down opponents, touch...

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CC Elite Trio Breaking Out

The current travel ball season has served as a major tipping point for a lot of different prospects to separate themselves from the pack. Take CC Elite, a program that opened the spring in an impressive fashion and attracted a lot of coaches early on. Eventually, their top player (Grant Hamilton) joined a shoe-circuit team. Where this would be negative for most teams, it actually allowed new...

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Covenant Day continuing to make strides and build upon program

We continue our coverage from the Phenom Team Camp this past weekend, as we had a chance to look at several teams in action and get an early look at many.  Another team that we wanted to dive in on was Covenant Day, a team that finished 14-16 overall but was a very competitive and scrappy team throughout the year. Many of those players return from last year, as the Lions are hoping to take...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Grassroots TOC (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2025 KJ Younger (Team Hope) There might not be a player at this event more responsible for offensive production that KJ. He has a consistently high scoring output that blends his overwhelming athleticism with deceiving finely tuned skills for a guy of his build and motor. Although he could with still noteworthy results, he doesn't rely on his athleticism to do the work for him....

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Grassroots TOC

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2025 Tre McKinnon (Team Charlotte 16U)' Tre McKinnon boasts a level of athleticism that I have, quite literally, only seen in eventual collegiate athletes. McKinnon plays with a very rare blend of athleticism and discipline that allows him to contribute in every contest, despite his scoring output. I was most impressed today with how he challenged shots at the rim, especially...

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Grassroots Team Preview: CC Elite

Each travel ball season, we watch countless grassroots organizations compete over a six-month span to earn a limited number of scholarships. There have been so many notable programs to emerge over the years with plenty proving that you don't necessarily need to play with a shoe-circuit team in order to get recruited. Often times, it's not even a talent disparity, but rather a situation where...

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Phenom Game Report: Sun Valley at Porter Ridge (Boys)

Down in the Charlotte area, Sun Valley hit the road to take on a very intriguing and talented Porter Ridge.' Both teams have had a solid season, so this certainly looked to be a fun matchup to watch.' Both teams came out well, with Porter Ridge taking the lead behind their leader 2022 Isaiah Williams.' Porter Ridge also wanted to get the ball out of 2024 Tyree White's hand, who has been...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist'list=PLJSuI1FGChQZQh-M4T6BrGtLrrtEZn02N Coach: Ken Potosnakk #0: 5'4 '25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently found ways to make his presence felt despite being the smallest prospect on the team, Jalen Mills. He's a young, tough, high-motor guard with a desire to compete and involve himself in...

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POB's Eye Catchers from NC Junior Phenom Session I (Part I)

Phenom Hoop Report headed back to a familiar place over the years, as Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina held their first of three North Carolina Junior Phenom camps.' Not only does it provide a fantastic chance for young, rising prospects to learn the game but it also gives us an early preview of the talent coming up in the years to come. Check out a few names that impressed at the...

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#PhenomQCMSS Standouts: Late Morning/Early Afternoon @ NW School of The Arts

Game Four: Team Loaded 704 14U (67) Vs Charlotte Dragons 14U (37) Charlotte Dragons: 5'10 2023 Brock Rose: 14 Points Rose is a hard nosed young off-ball guard that can shoot it from deep, finish through contact at the rim, and always play the game with a ton of heart and purpose.' He was one of the more reliable offensive options for a Charlotte Dragons team with some interesting pieces. 5'9...

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Queen City MS Showcase Team Preview: Team Hope MS Red and White

The Queen City Middle School Showcase brings a fantastic event to the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, giving families, friends, and fans a chance to see the next upcoming talent around the area.''' Every year, players and teams showcase their abilities in front of hundreds of fans and scouts with Phenom Hoops.' It is also a chance to learn early and gain national exposure at an early age, as...

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