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9th Grade ACC Championship: ESF Dobbs 2024 comes out on top

Final:ESF Dobbs 2024 72 – Elite 1 69 This was a very interseting matchup with two of the better younger teams going head to head. Both programs found success and had some very talented prospects, so it was great to see these two matchup and what they could do. For Elite 1, Cameron McKinney had a tremendous event, scoring all over the place and doing it again, finding early success in the...

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8th Grade ACC Championship: CLT-1 National Bruce too much in the end

Final:CLT-1 National Bruce 60 – Save Sports Elite 2025 54 CLT-1 National Bruce has had a stellar summer and full and was back in the running for a championship, this time going up against a tremendous and talented Save Sports Elite 2025 program. CLT-1 was able to create a double-digit halftime lead 33-22 behind the play of Marco Tampoya and company, while also clamping down defensively....

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10th Grade Big East Championship: Juice All-Stars Showtime uses balanced attack in win

Final:Juice All-Stars Showtime 74 – ICE 2023 70 In one of the final games of the afternoon, Juice All-Stars Showtime and ICE 2023 looked to remain on top of the bracket and come away with a championship. For Juice, Chandler Cockrell and Unique Lynch led the charge in the first half, scoring 24 first-half points, as they stayed aggressive and attacked the defense of ICE 2023. ICE 2023 found...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Day 2)

2021 Jacori Owens (Combine Academy): Owens isn’t going to be the flashy player down low but man, does this young man WORK.  He does the dirty work, takes the charges, is disruptive around the rim, rebounds the ball, and just works on the offensive end. He isn’t always going to put up huge numbers but plays a big role. 2021 Colin Radcliffe (Moravian Prep PG): Radcliffe had an impressive...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts #PhenomJamboreeBash

Brendon Watley 2026 of Save Sports has the potential to be a well known and sought after player. His size and ability along with his overall feel for the game is super advanced for his age. His ability to probe gaps and get inside the lane was eye catching; he was able to attack the rim and score at will. His frame and body did not match his age as he is well developed already and will still...

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10th ACC Championship: Stong performance by Strong Center Hart earns win

Final:Strong Center Hart 58 – Team Thrill NC 42 Another championhip game at the Jamboree Bash, Strong Center and Team Thrill NC matched up for all the marbles. Strong Center Hart came out strong, with several players getting in the scoring column early and creating a nice cushion early on in the first half. Sam Martin was off the charts all throughout though, scoring 29 points in the game....

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Jamboree Bash

5’11 ’24 Tyree White (Better Basketball U) There were a lot of impressive contributors for Better Basketball U, and White was arguably their most reliable piece. He’s long, tough, intelligent, and displays nice athleticism for his size/position. White understands how to operate as a primary creator and consistently set up others, but also finishes well and overwhelms opponents with his presence...

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ACC Varsity Championship: WV Togs head back home with trophy

Final:WV Togs 74 – Carolina Riptide 63 Two programs that realyl showed their skillset and ability to play, both left it on the court in this battle. WV Togs had the size but the Riptide had guards that could realyl score the ball well. These teams traded blows for much of the first half, going back and forth. It wasn’t until the second half that WV Togs was able to create a little...

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7th ACC Championship: CLT-1 takes home the title

Final:CLT-1 National 2027 43 – Save Sports 2026 33 in the youngest group, these two teams came out and competed. They left everything they had on the court in what was a battle. CLT-1 used a balanced attack, scoring inside and out for much of the game, as well as getting to the line to help create a little separation. But Save Sports 2026 battled all throughout, led by Davian Edwards and...

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ACC Prep Bracket Championship: TLAP holds on for win

FinalTLAP 77 – Believe Prep Academy Blue 76 What a game this was between these two post-grad programs. It was only fitting that it came down to the end in this one. TLAP and Believe Prep battled back and forth for much of the first half, as Amahrie Simpkins and Deyton Albury led the charge for Believe Prep, and Nygell Verdier and Sean Ruthledge led a balanced attack for TLAP. TLAP held a...

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DeAjai’s #PhenomJamboreeBash Saturday Standouts

Julian Williams By: DeAjai Dawkins 2025 Nick Hailey (Team Charlotte 2025/PDS) I have been keeping a close eye on Team Charlotte 2025’s squad for the past couple of months. This team boasts an array of talent across the board that allows them to compete a year or sometimes even two above their respective age-level. Amongst this star-studded roster lies a player that I personally believe could...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts

Elijah Wilson 6’8 Jaquan Scott of TLAP Sports Academy was very intriguing and showcased quickly that he is a high level Division I prospect. Watching him for the first time, I was very impressed; he has all the physical tools: size, athleticism, strength, and mobility. He was overwhelmingly dominant in the paint as he scored almost every time he got the ball. He has a unique skill set that...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 3)

LJ Thomas 2021 6’3 Knoah Carver (AK Knights): Carver really showed a nice scoring ability, knocking down shots at several levels but staying aggressive and attacking. He just has a nice ability and understanding of how to put the ball in the basket. 2021 6’3 Nick Green (Team ELI): Green has been the leading producer for Team ELI in multiple games, finishing in double-figures.  He really...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’4 ’23 Unique Lynch (Juice All-Stars Showtime) Leadership comes in various different forms for this Juice All-Stars squad, and Lynch does a great job of setting the tone on both ends of the floor. He’s an excellent rebounder and versatile defender with a knack for securing boards or forcing turnovers and then pushing the break in transition. Lynch handles the ball well and is capable of...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 2)

2022 6’6 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford continues to make his game known and he continues to expand with how he can operate on the court.  First off, he looks and plays like a grown man on the court, physically outmatching everyone for the most part.  But it is his work ethic on both sides that should have big-time schools calling his way. 2022 6’4 Silas Demary (Chris Clemons...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Early Standouts

Chase Lowe 6’4 Kheni Briggs 2022 of The Wonders Varsity was very impressive in his first game today. His unique ability to balance creating for his teammates and scoring was something to be intrigued by. Offensively, his overwhelming ability to attack the rim and covert through contact was on full display. The part of his game that really stood out to me was his ability to really pass the ball...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’3 ’24 Zion Collins (Team Thrill) There was a lot to like about Collins showing in the first game of the day, specifically through his IQ and decision-making as a creator. His size and physical tools will always make him appealing at his position, but his identity as a floor general might genuinely be his calling card. Collins is capable of creating and scoring in a variety of different ways,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 1)

Austin Johnson 2021 6’9 Sincere Malone (Carolina Basketball Academy): First time getting to watch Malone and he brings a lot of intrigue with his versatility, ability to handles, and ability to operate on multiple levels on the court.  He excelled in pushing the basketball up the court and getting around defenders to finish at the rim. He holds offers already and has been receiving interests as...

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Lucas Taylor (Heritage) The Raleigh area is filled with talent and Heritage has as much as anyone, especially given how Taylor looked today. He’s long, athletic, and skilled which makes him a matchup problem at his size and position. Taylor is an impressive offensive player, but has even more tools and ability on the defensive end. He’s a likely candidate to start collecting Division I...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Mike Dudley (United Faith) United Faith always possesses a ton of talent, but Dudley might be the most enticing of their current group. He checks so many boxes, from size to shooting to athleticism, and should only continue to get better. Dudley is so smooth that he’s able to actively toggle between being a primary offensive option and scoring as needed. He could really take off this...

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#PhenomHSJamboree: Miles Mid-Day Standouts/Storylines

James Wilkins has Calvary Day Clicking on all Cylinders  6’1 2022 Guard James Wilkins is the catalyst behind this Calvary Day offense and he’s surrounded by a unique set of wings/bigs that make this team a tough cover. 6’4 2021 Zech Gibson and 6’8 2022 Charles McClenahan provide inside/outside scoring punches and work well within the offense. Wilkins can impress you with his scoring or...

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#PhenomHSJamboree: Miles Early Standouts/Storylines

AJ Smith Leading the Way at Hickory Grove Christian Hickory Grove Christian is a relatively new look roster this season. They lost key contributors Jacori Owens (Combine Academy) and Regin Larson (Graduation/Pfeiffer) but Junior Guard AJ Smith is back and ready to take over. He’s an incredibly difficult player to contain when he’s in attack mode and his leadership ability will called upon this...

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