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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 3 Late Standouts

7’0 Patrick Wessler of CC Elite 2022-2021 17U continues to be a handful in the paint. Tenacious rebounder on both sides of the ball. Good rim protector that can block shots. Very skilled on the offensive end; showed the ability to play with his back to the basket and face up. Can really shoot the ball with range.  6’4 Kheni Briggs of Tea Marie 16U absolutely eats in the paint, makes a...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 2 Early Standouts

6’10 Corneilous Williams of TLBA 2022 17U is a workhorse. Extremely high motor and runs the floor hard. Very active on the boards on both sides of the ball. Long, active defender who blocks shots at a high level. Scores relentlessly around the basket and use his athleticism to play above the rim. Finished the first game with 25 points and 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. 5’9 Kadyn Dawkins of Cobras...

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Cobras 2021: A Priority for College Coaches

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our annual Queen City Showcase. There were dozens of quality teams from each age group and countless prospects worth noting for college coaches. Quietly, the Cobras 2021 squad was among the most intriguing groups for next-level programs to track. They’ve done a great job of collecting and keeping talented kids across...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Queen City Showcase

The Phenom Hoops’ travel schedule is officially back in full swing, as we traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Queen City Showcase this past weekend. There was an abundance of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Queen City Showcase

5’10 ’21 Immanuel Stanback (Charlotte Nets McClary) Though somewhat undersized, Stanback is a steady ball-handler with a quick first step and the ability to attack the basket. He knocked down multiple jumpers and made his presence felt in transition. Not only did he complement others well, but also showed the ability to take over as needed.  5’9 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Cobras 2021) There is an...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’1 ’21 Joshua McClary (Charlotte Nets) It should come as no surprise that McClary stood out once again for the Nets, as he clearly possesses the makings of a next-level prospect. Though he has a pretty complete skillset, it’s his leadership and overall understanding of the game that makes him so impressive. McClary displays a very natural, instinctual feel on both sides of the ball, and...

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Kadyn Dawkins: Ready for the Spotlight

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things, whether from the public or college coaches. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it...

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Previewing the Triad High School Basketball Landscape: Eastern Guilford

It’s been stated before, but the high school basketball scene has transformed into something comparable to NBA free agency. On one hand, the kneejerk reaction is to pose an argument for why/how transferring or reclassifying could have a positive effect on said player. The other side of the token typically points to the lack of loyalty, structure, or overall negative effects that could...

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“Getting to Know” Kadyn Dawkins

North Carolina Top 80 Player Introductions Watching players progress is arguably the most rewarding thing about working within grassroots basketball. We consistently see the results of these players’ hard work, and Kadyn Dawkins is someone who has worked to defy the odds and set himself apart as a prospect. Despite rapidly gaining popularity around North Carolina, Dawkins has been a...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2021)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Grimsley v. Eastern Guilford

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina for what would ultimately be an absolute battle between Grimsley and Eastern Guilford. Both of these squads are capable of beating any opponent on any given night, making it clear that neither team was going to back down. Grimsley has hung their hat on the abilities and senior leadership of Ahmil Flowers (HPU signee)...

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Underrated Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Although rankings are clearly meant to be discussed and debated, it feels like there are numerous noteworthy prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that are still underrated. Obviously, the term “underrated” is a subjective one and completely based on opinion and preference. However, there’s an argument to be made for each of these prospects, especially since most of them hold zero...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Mason Padgett #25: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that was arguably the most poised and effective floor general in attendance, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a smart, crafty, heady point guard prospect with sharp vision, tight ball-handling, and three-level scoring ability. Dawkins gets everyone involved in the action and knows how to truly...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Antonio Threadgill #7: 5’7 ’23 Sebastian Knight (Hendersonville) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed well despite being the smallest and youngest prospect on this team, Sebastian Knight. He’s a wiry guard prospect that knows how to work within the team concept on both ends of the floor. Knight plays hard, knocks down the open jumper, and makes the extra pass...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#9- Kadyn Dawkins- Though undersized, Dawkins has been nothing short of incredible during his time at camp. He’s so sharp and decisive with the ball in his hands, able to manipulate the opposing defense at a nonstop rate through both passing and scoring. Dawkins is an intelligent leader by example with exceptional vision and craftiness. He also defends extremely well, especially for his size,...

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Notes and Player Standouts from NCAA Basketball Academy East Region

This event was the start of something new and different, and of course, with anything that’s new, there will always be some pushback! However, here is some of my insight into the NCAA Basketball Academy East Region, from the perspective of a chaperone. Cons: Keep in mind I was not involved physically with what I viewed as a very strenuous training. After talking with my son who is taking time...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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#PhenomChallenge: Miles Night One Standouts

6’7 2019 Revv Tholel: Team Loaded 704 Tholel did a really nice job impacting the games at both ends of the floor with his size, mobility, timing at the rim on the defensive end, and touch around the rim on the offensive end.  He’s a kid that should garner attention from D1s and D2s alike in need of a smooth front court piece that plays a productive brand of basketball. 6’3 2020 Devante...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts

5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play.  He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team.  He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: J.D. Johnson   #2:5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a lot of poise and two-way polish during his time at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins plays with a high IQ and unselfish mentality, which allows him...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Antonio Threadgill   #72: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that easily stood out among the top two-way performers at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a sharp, intelligent point guard prospect with fantastic poise and the ability to lead by example on both ends of the floor. Dawkins is somewhat undersized, but understands how to...

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Miles Magical Five: #NCPhenom150 Late Morning/Early Afternoon Standouts

#152 6’4 2019 Colin Radcliffe: Richlands High School (NC) Radlciffe was absolutely unconscious in the first half, ringing in 23 points on 5/7 from deep, and he kept it up in the 2nd half, doing more work getting downhill and creating contact at the cup.  He’s a no brainer scholarship level talent that should be a major priority for D2s looking for a high level wing to add to their...

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Northwest Guilford v. Eastern Guilford

On Tuesday evening, a pair of Guilford County’s most noteworthy basketball programs collided at Northwest Guilford to see the hometown Vikings open their season against the undefeated Wildcats of Eastern Guilford (3-0). The football players have recently joined both squads, which provided an interesting subplot for Eastern, as many of their top contributors come from the gridiron. There’s an...

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Player Standouts at Phenom High School Jamboree Session 2 (Morning Session)

Mount Tabor 6’6 ’20 Jakob Moore The big man plays a vital role to this team, given his status as their main interior presence on both sides of the ball. He’s big, strong, and understands how to properly utilize his body to clear out space around the basket for finishes and rebounds. Moore is a team-first guy and it’s evident in his blue-collar role for Mount Tabor. The lefty also showed the...

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