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Player Standouts at Phenom Challenge

5’11 ’22 Evan Presnell (Carolina Riptide) Although the Carolina Riptide always seem to shine through their balance, but Presnell definitely stood out among their top performers in their first contest of the day. He’s a smart, tough, heady point guard prospect with excellent creation skills and the ability to set up others, access his lethal pull-up jumper, or finish strong through contact....

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2022 6’8 Trey Ramsey (Carolina Riptide) consistently productive

The Carolina Riptide has been a fascinating program to watch on the court and they continue to bring underrated talent to the forefront for college coaches. One player that has continued to be a hot name with the program is 2022 6’8 Trey Ramsey, a player that has been consistently productive every time he steps on the court. When diving into Ramsey’s game, he is a fluid, mobile forward that...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Queen City Showcase Day 2 (Part 1)

2022 Justin Monden (All-Carolina): Though a smaller guard he was assertive on offense to start Day 2 for his team. Shows that he is a crafty guard that can create for himself and is effective from multiple levels of the floor. Smooth jumper to his game.  2022 Syncere Lynch (Team HoopState): Lynch played strong to start Day 2, really attacking and being aggressive.  He was able to show...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Carolina Riptide 2022

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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Spring Tip-Off Classic: Day 3 Standouts

Bryson Cokley Will Kelly ‘22 of Rod Howard Select had an amazing weekend as he was a leader for his team each and every game. He has a unique blend of athleticism and craftiness to go alongside good ball skills and instinct that allow him to take over games. He has a knack for getting downhill and finishing at the basket. The most intriguing thing about his game was his ability to get the free...

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The Expansion of the Carolina Riptide

Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...

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Phenom Spring Tip-Off Day 2 Standouts

Joe Richey (Upward Stars) Richey is a strong, aggressive player that is an integral part to his team. He can run the floor if needed, but thrives when he has time to post up down low. Isaiah Golden (Charlotte Dragons Bates 17U) Bates is a hard worker on the court. He sees the court well and drives the ball with authority. He is the ultimate team player. Jashaun Hawkins (Boo Williams Carolina)...

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A Look At The Carolina Riptide 2022

Carolina Riptide Trey Ramsey   6’8       2022    South Caldwell Trey is a player that a lot of schools should have on their radar. He is one of the most underrated players in the state. Even though his high school season had a lot of games cancelled, he still managed to take home Conference Player of the Year. Trey is...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: James Baker #10: 5’8 ’22 Chris Britt (Gaston Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually stands out with his sharp, quick, aggressive scoring prowess, Chris Britt. He’s a tough, heady lead guard prospect with the ability to reliably and effortlessly create quality shots out of little to nothing. Britt is excellent at blowing by his man and finishing around the...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts

6’4 Moses McDowell 2025 of Team Pressure was physically imposing in this last game. With a combination of strength, athleticism, and length he was able to dominate the paint, scoring at will. The most impressive part of his game is the way he relentlessly rebounds the ball on both sides of the court. He has a knack for fighting and getting position to come up with easy boards and easy points....

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts

6’4 Bishop Boswell 2024 of SBC Varsity is one of the best guards in the North Carolina 2024 class. His IQ and poise are unmatched and far beyond his age. He has the ability to take over games easily with his ability to score the basketball in a wide variety of ways. He has a knack for getting into the lane and being a floor general for his team, setting everybody up and making everybody look...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Standouts

6’8 Trey Ramsey of Carolina Riptide 2022 is a very intriguing prospect with a lot of potential. He has a unique combination of length, height, and skillset that allows him to be very productive on both ends of the floor. He has a great touch to go along with good footwork that makes it easy for him to score in the paint. He has the ability to also stretch the floor with his ability to shoot it...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 2 #PhenomG3Showcase

The annual Give God the Glory Showcase delivered once again as the Phenom Hoops crew pulled up to the Gate City to get all the action jumping! Greensboro, North Carolina- This showcase had a good blend of breakout stars and some undervalued players on the recruitment trail really proved their worth, Sunday my phone was buzzing about the action the word is out and their is still valuable talent...

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#PhenomQCShowcase: Title Game Recap (Team Vision 15U Vs Foothills Legacy 15U)

Congratulations to the #PhenomQCShowcase 15U Big 10 Bronze Champions Foothills Legacy! The Foothills Legacy 15U squad won a tightly contested battle for the 15U Big 10 Bronze title game by the score of 74-69.  The game was really close throughout the entire contest with each squad having a prospect break out as guys that need to be put in the memory bank for college coaches throughout the...

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#PhenomStayPositive: Miles Early Standouts (Court 3, Proehlific Park)

6’6 2022 Trey Ramsey: Foothills Legacy 15U Ramsey is a sturdy young post player that is incredibly physically developed at this point in his young basketball career.  He plays the game with a high motor and aggressive mindset, that can lead to some dumb fouls at this point, but the kid is working his absolute tail off on the glass.  He showed the ability to protect the rim and rebound at a high...

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