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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Keyon Webb

Height: 6’2 Class: 2023 School: Quality Education Academy Travel Team: Team Trezz Freshman Season (JV): 18.4 PPG Sophomore Season: 11.2 PPG, 3.2 RPG, 2.7 APG, 38% 3P Junior Season: 21.1 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 3.2 APG, 1.7 SPG Reclass Junior Season: Incomplete What Was Previously Said: It should go without saying but Sheed Wallace Select was easily one of the most exciting, entertaining teams on display,...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Cole Callaway

Height: 6’4 Class: 2023 School: Lake Norman Travel Team: Carolina Riptide Freshman Season: 3.5 PPG Sophomore Season: 15.4 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 1.1 SPG Junior Season: 17.1 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.0 SPG Offers: Bridgewater, Connecticut College, Valma, Vassar, Bob Jones, Geneva College, Taccoa Falls What Was Recently Said (7/11/22): Given our number of viewings throughout the years, it’s fair to say that Cole...

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POB’s Notes and Thoughts: Axe Euro Tour (California Club vs. Hoopsfix)

We continue to track and watch prospects from all around the country, this time tuning in to Axe Euro Tour which brought the CBC (California Basketball Club) against Hoopsfix.  Getting a chance to watch a variety of all ages, here are some of the notes that we took about what we saw, as Hoopsfix was able to secure the 81-74 victory over California Club. 2023 Sultan Adewale has been strong...

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Players in New Places: North Carolina (Part 2)

The school year is quickly approaching and that just means that high school basketball isn’t far off either. So it got us thinking about teams and players, and there were plenty of intriguing moves from players that will be suiting up in a different jersey this upcoming season. That is why we are taking an early look at a few new faces in a few new places. 2023 Bryce Cash (Carmel Christian)...

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POB’s Takeaways: Kentucky vs. Dominican Republic

Photo Courtesy: Kentucky Athletics Was extremely impressed with sophomore Daimion Collins, the 6’9 prospect from Texas.  After averaging just under three points last year, this could be a breakout-type season for the sophomore. His explosiveness and bounce caught the eyes of many, finishing at the rim, but it was his overall impact in my opinion that impressed.  Not only finishing at the rim but...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Michael Mora

Height: 6’5 Class: 2023 School: Asheville School Travel Team: Team Lillard Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 6.8 PPG Junior Season: 7.9 PPG, 3.1 RPG What Was Recently Said (1/17/22): Although he’s already a consistent producer for the Blues, it seems like Michael Mora has the tools to get even better over the coming months. He’s a reliable wing shooting threat with nice size, motor, and the...

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Phenom Spotlight: 2024 Jesse “Yoshi” Nimmo

Player: Jesse “Yoshi” NimmoClass: 2024Height: 6’5 Phenom Hoops’ Patrick O’Brien went out to San Diego, California to check out the talent at the Phenom America National Camp, a camp that brought talent from around the country all under one building.  A terrific and eye-opening event, we had a chance to watch several intriguing and new players on the floor, and one player that caught my eyes is...

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Players in New Places: North Carolina (Part 1)

The school year is quickly approaching and that just means that high school basketball isn’t far off either. So it got us thinking about teams and players, and there were plenty of intriguing moves from players that will be suiting up in a different jersey this upcoming season. That is why we are taking an early look at a few new faces in a few new places. 2024 Bishop Boswell (Myers Park)...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Trey Tisdale

Height: 6’5 Class: 2023 School: RJ Reynolds Travel Team: Winston 76ers Freshman Season (JV): 5.3 PPG Sophomore Season: N/A Junior Season: 6.0 PPG, 4.1 RPG What Was Recently Said (6/28/22): Given our viewings of the Winston 76ers, we were already quite familiar with Tisdale and his skilled, adaptable game. He’s a smooth, fairly well-rounded wing/forward prospect with great size and a...

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2023 Keanu Dawes announces Final 6 schools

If you remember back in January, Phenom Hoops spoke to a rising prospect in the 2023 class who was racking in high-major offers.  2023 6’8 Keanu Dawes had a strong junior season and summer, as he was really catching on with college programs.  You can read about it all right here: Click Here Well, on Wednesday, he announced his Final 6 schools as Oklahoma State, Rice, Utah, Texas...

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Summer Finale Team Previews: NC Spartans Patton

Joshua Bayne 6’2 combo guard, Westchester. Josh has continued to add to his game this summer. He has proven to be a solid distributor from the PG position and has shown to be very consistent shooting from beyond the arc shooting above 60% for the AAU season. His never quit attitude and defensive effort has gain him college recruiting interest.  Jordan Richardson 6”6 Forward, Calvary Day....

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Intriguing Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

6’9 Trent Steinour (Lake Norman) Although there’s still a ton of upside remaining, it’s easy to see the steady signs of growth with Steinour. He’s a young, developing big man with length, timing, and inside-out ability. Steinour is still adding strength to his wiry frame, but already displays an understanding of how to anchor the paint, alter shots defensively, and make his presence felt on the...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Sam Walters

Height: 6’3 Class: 2023 School: Myers Park Travel Team: PSB Larkin Freshman Season (JV): N/A (16-0-2 Record) Sophomore Season: 4.9 PPG, 0.9 SPG, 52% FG Junior Season: 6.4 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 1.4 APG, 1.0 SPG, 37% 3P What Was Recently Said (7/27/22): When talking about the incredibly loaded Myers Park roster, most people are quick to cite names like Bishop Boswell, Sir Mohammed, and Sadiq White....

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South Carolina finding recruiting success with talent in its own backyard

The recruiting world has been heating up with players around the country.  Around our area of the country, talent has continued to run deep around the Carolinas. However, one thing that has been noticeable over the years in the past is that South Carolina hasn’t had huge success with securing the talent around and getting them to stay home.  But that could be changing and changing QUICKLY! The...

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Recruitment Update: 2024 Dillon Tingler (Huntington Prep)

Phenom Hoops continues their recruiting coverage, checking in with 2024 Dillon Tingler, who played with Midwest Basketball Club this summer and will be suiting up with Huntington Prep this upcoming season.  Tingler is coming off a strong summer and has certainly been attracting the eyes of college coaches, as he has added a few offers over the summer.  We spoke to him about his...

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Start Taking More Notice of: 2024 Zion Blevins (Chapmanville)

Player: Zion BlevinsClass: 2024Height: 6’7High School: Chapmanville There is plenty of talent around the country to be looking at in the Class of 2024 but one player that we have personally watched on multiple occasions seems to be going under the radar and should be one earning more attention. 2024 6’7 Zion Blevins from Chapmanville is the guy, as each time we have viewed him on the court, he...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Brock Vice commits to Saint Louis

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Brock ViceClass: 2023Committed to: Saint Louis What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Tre McNeil

Height: 6’7 Class: 2023 School: Dudley Travel Team: New Light Disciples Sophomore Season: 2.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG Junior Season: 6.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 66% FG What Was Recently Said: (6/23/22) Although the Panthers received a notable transfer, McNeil should still be a leader and focal point for this group. His game has made clear strides over the last calendar year. McNeil thrives as a very active...

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Summer Finale Team Previews: NC Spartans Haidinger

5’9 Riggs Handy Regardless of departures or overall roster turnover, Handy remains the top shooter on the roster. He’s undersized but effortlessly fills it up from beyond the arc. Handy doesn’t require the ball to make his presence felt, as his lethal spot-up ability forces opponents to stay attached at all times. He possesses a rapid release and only needs a slight glimmer of daylight to get...

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Summer Finale Player Watch: NC Spartans Liles

Player Name: Kaleb RoopeClass: 2024Position: SG/PG Coach’s Quote: Kaleb is what you call a pure confident shooter. He doesn’t hesitate to let it go with a deep rang. Kaleb is good at setting up the offense and attacking the rim to create for others and finish at the room. Kaleb can defend very well in man and zone. Quick feet and long arms makes him a...

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Phenom Spotlight: 2023 6’9 Dillon Cubit

Player: Dillon CubitClass: 2023Height: 6’9AAU: Texas ImpactSchool: St. Andrews Phenom Hoops’ Patrick O’Brien went out to San Diego, California to check out the talent at the Phenom America National Camp, a camp that brought talent from around the country all under one building.  A terrific and eye-opening event, we had a chance to watch several intriguing and new players on the floor and...

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On the Boards: Class of 2024 in North Carolina

Bo Koebbe (Living Water Christian) Koebbe is a 6’6 prospect at Living Water Christian who is coming off a strong sophomore season and is looking to bring that consistent presence once again.  Koebbe is coming off a season in which he averaged 17.4 points and 12.0 rebounds per game and has only continued to be that double-double type machine this summer.  Koebbe continues to be that...

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2023 6’6 Collin Tanner announces Top 7

The class of 2023 North Carolina has been a hot topic as of late, with players coming off the board and announcing their commitment while others are narrowing down their list.  2023 Collin Tanner is one of the latest to hit the news, as he announced his Top 7 schools on Monday. Tanner announced that Elon, UNCG, UNCW, Florida Atlantic, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, and Appalachian State all...

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Summer Finale Player Watch: Knightdale Hustle

Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game from their coach. Team: Knightdale Hustle Jayse Buckley #6 6’4” – Shooting Guard 2024 – North Raleigh Christian Academy, Raleigh, NC Jayse is a 6’4” and...

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Summer Finale Player Watch: ACE Elite

Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game. Team: ACE Elite 6’10 Tai Hamilton Offer: UNC Charlotte Interest: Furman, UNCG, UMASS, South Carolina, VMI, Army West Point, Upstate, ETSU, Marshall,...

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Summer Finale Player Watch: East Carolina Elite 16u

Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game from their coach. East Carolina Elite 16U Amari Latham “Amari is long and athletic at around 6’5. He has the ability to dominate the game on...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Kobe Parker

Height: 6’1 Class: 2023 School: Ragsdale Travel Team: NLPB 336 Freshman Season (JV): 19.5 PPG Sophomore Season: 10 PPG, 37% 3P Junior Season: 13.3 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 1.9 SPG What Was Recently Said (8/1//22): Arguably no player on this list has actually progressed their game as much as Parker, who looked poised for a huge senior season at Ragsdale. Though he’s maintained his foundation as a knockdown...

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Prospects to Monitor in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

5’10 Quay Watson (Hopewell) Despite his production and status as a key cog on a shoe-circuit team, it feels like Watson doesn’t receive enough love from the masses. He’s a smart, polished, well-rounded guard prospect with a high comfort level from either backcourt position. Watson reliably controls the pace and dictates the action with the ball in his hands, but can also fill it up as...

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What Was Said: GYBC All-American Camp Session 2

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2027 Ellie Oliver showcases a game that I believe could quickly adjust to high school in a year’s time. The rising 8th grader makes great use of her strength when attacking off the bounce. 5’7 2027 Amaya Barnes has been impressive in Skill Session 2. Showing an advanced handle for a rising 8th grader, fluid midrange pull up, and capable of taking defenders to the rim off...

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