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Sad Sam’s Day 1 Champion Showcase Recap

Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the 4th-of-July-ing piedmont! The Great One is here to recap an exciting Day 1 on Nation Ford court 4 of the Phenom Champion Showcase AAU event. The action today was intense complete with tempers flaring, a buzzer beating game winning shot and a game that featured 20 made 3 pointers. It was just another day at the office on what has become a wild court this...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers pt 2 #PhenomChampionShowcase

It’s July which means travel ball is back and in action, the Phenom Crew has invaded the other Carolina for a weekend full of hoops and storylines! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The action didn’t waste any time picking up here at Comenius School, we had the pleasure of getting a jump on the new wave of talent 13U-15U, at this stage a lot of these underclassmen are relatively unknown and...

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Diving in with: Jaeden Lanning

Jaeden Lanning isn’t a stranger to the underdog role, at a slender six- feet it’s easy to overlook him but that would be a mistake. It might be fair to say this July has been the most productive month of Lanning’s basketball career on the floor. Lanning has elevated his play to new heights most recently yesterday, he went off for 29 points, six assists, and five boards to lead PSB Winston Salem....

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Champion Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for our Champion Showcase, a popular warm-up event for some of the best teams in the region. A lot of star- studded programs like Team CP3, Team Charlotte, Team Felton, Team Loaded, and Team Wall were in attendance, which provided an incredible atmosphere. That being said, a lot of the hidden gems and top overall performers...

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Five more to Know: Phenom Champion Showcase

6’3, 2020, Ja’Quez Cooke (Charlotte Dragons)  Cooke is a physical wing prospect and he got everything he desired on the drive. Cooke is agile off the bounce, he’s got a surprisingly smooth handle in the open floor, and Cook utilizes his stocky frame to muscle through the paint. In one of the most competitive games on the day Cooke put up a strong 17 pts against Team Winston....

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Title Winners at Phenom’s Champion Showcase

14U Champion: Team Loaded The youngest team to claim a title this weekend was Team Loaded’s eighth-grade group, which is full of intriguing young prjospects. This team consistently faced adversity, but never wavered, and put themselves in the title game as a result. Their point guard play was excellent, particularly from Jacob Newman, but without their size down low they wouldn’t have been in...

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Sunday Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Champion Showcase

Team Charlotte 6’3 ’19 Chico Carter Jr.- The South Carolina product was one of the most impressive guards across the final slate of games. Carter is so difficult for opponents to deal with, since he requires so much respect, both with the ball and when spotting-up. He’s dynamic and it was fairly obvious in this contest.   6’5 ’19 Deangelo Epps- The two-way wing was the most versatile...

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Sunday Morning Standouts at Phenom’s Champion Showcase

Durham Hurricanes 6’8 ’20 Sam Hood- There have been a lot of impressive big men on display here, but few better than Hood, who will certainly be a DI prospect if he isn’t already. He rebounds, blocks shots, and scores extremely well from all three levels. 6’2 ’20 Lamar Lightbrown- The glue that holds this Hurricanes team together is still Lightbrown, who rarely jumps off the page, but...

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#PhenomChampionShowcase: Sunday Stars

It’s been a great first portion of the day over at Proehlific Park, here are some of the top performers from today’s action! 6’4 2020 MJ Wilkerson: NC Empire Wilkerson does a great job bringing contagious energy for a really fun NC Empire squad featuring some of the top talent in the 919. His defensive tenacity combined with his ability to initiate offense makes him a really well...

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Four to Know: Phenom Champion Showcase

6’7, 2022, Kheni Briggs (CP3 2022) Briggs is an absolute man child compared to his peers, at 6’7 Briggs is already a skilled wing. Briggs plays in the paint for CP3 due to his length and size; Briggs is an explosive finisher down low, he looks to finish strong through contact every time, Briggs also showed confidence handling the rock in the open floor.  Briggs possess the ball skills to...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Champion Showcase

Charlotte Dragons 5’10 ’20 David Pino- Solid lead guard with high motor and nice playmaking instincts; he made plays in transition and scored the ball efficiently in this contest. Team Charlotte 2022 5’9 ’22 Christopher Brown- The Charlotte lead guard consistently got it done in this contest, getting into the paint and making plays. He scored and assisted on various offensive possessions and was...

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#PhenomChampionShowcase: Afternoon Standouts

It is another crazy hectic day in the Phenom Hoops universe, big S/O to NBA Champ David West for coming through the building today with his talented Garner Road 16U Squad featuring UNC Commit Day’ron Sharpe.  Let’s take a look at some of the afternoon standouts from today’s action. 6’9 2020 Day’Ron Sharpe: Garner Road/South Central High School (UNC Verbal...

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Mid-Day Standouts at Phenom’s Champion Showcase

NC Empire 6’6 ’21 Julius Peacock- Has a lot of upside, but already displaying a strong comfort level around the basket, especially on second-chance opportunities and touches in the post. He’s long and lacks a ton of polish, but he knows how to make his presence felt defensively. Mark down Peacock as one to keep an eye on. 6’1 ’21 Isaiah Williams- The wing prospect adds a nice wrinkle to this NC...

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#PhenomChampionShowcase 3 Stars Showed Out in the Mid-Day Slate of Games

Today has been an absolute show due to all of the talent in the gym.  A lot of top teams from around the region came to compete today for a little live period tune-up, getting themselves ready before all of the coaches flock to check them out.  Here are some of the standout’s from the mid-day slate of games. 6’10 2019 Kadin Shedrick: Garner Road/Holly Springs High School...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s Champion Showcase

Mooresville Magic 6’1 ’19 Devin Elliot- Quick, change of pace guard got busy in this one, scoring from wherever he wants—showing a preference of threes and tough finishes at the rim. Elliot is a competitor, tight handle 6’4 ’19 DeAngelo Elliot- Exceptional shooter with great mechanics; he knocked down plenty of shots in this contest, great size, smart floor spacer. Has real ability as a DI...

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Champion Showcase Morning Standouts

6’8 2020 Sam Hood Durham Hurricanes- Sam has a great all around game including nice touch around the basket with either hand, a good outside jump shot, and great athleticism. With Sam’s size and shooting ability he should have a big time July. 6’3 2019 Mysta Goodloe Team Winston- Mysta has an explosive game and gets where he wants to on the court. He uses his speed to get to the rim or into the...

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#PhenomChampionShowcase Morning Standout’s: Court Three

6’8 2020 Jason Thompson: HoopState Elite/United Faith Thompson recently made the switch from Garner Road over to HoopState Elite and he didn’t miss a beat in his first game with his new squad. Thompson fit right in, looking like one of the best players on the court in game one, he used his versatility to his advantage finding different ways to contribute in a tough loss to WCBA.  Look for...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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July’s Top Performances Small Forwards

In this series we will recount some of the top performances, by position, we saw throughout July…Take note and enjoy What a July it was, Phenom Hoops’ was involved in some of the greatest events across the country. Over 650 college coaches showed up to view and dozens of offers were handed out to top performers. The word has spread as hundreds of teams, carrying thousands of players, came from...

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