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Underrated Guards to Watch More: Class of 2024

The class of 2024 is loaded with talent and there are players that could and should be targets for many programs at multiplel levels. The players at the top of the class are certainly gaining the recognition and eyes of college coaches but I believe that there are guards in that class that may be considered a bit underrated but could be in for big season this upcoming high school season. Here...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Quay Watson

Height: 5’9 Class: 2024 School: Hopewell Travel Team: Team United Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 18.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 4.9 APG, 2.5 SPG, 54% FG, 42% 3P, 81% FT What Was Recently Said (8/9/22): 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,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 1) (Part 2)

2025 Sadiq White (Elite 1): There is something special brewing with 2025 Sadiq White and if his trajectory continues to rise along with his game, there will be plenty of college programs lining up for him at the next level. Already knowing his is one of the most athletic prospects in the gym, you can see that he has only continued to add more pieces to his game with his jump shot, handles, and...

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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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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Summer Havoc Session 2 (Catawba Ridge, Part 1)

2023 Jamarri Williams (NLPB): The 6’1 guard really stepped up and elevated his play to start Day 2 at the Summer Havoc.  The guard was making plays left and right, scoring the ball effectively, knocking down shots from multiple levels, showing a confident pull-up game, and also having a burst of speed in his game. Finished with 22 points in a big win to start the day. 2023 Walker Woodall...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from LaMelo Ball Invitational (Day 2, Part 2)

2024 Quay Watson (Elite 1): Watson continues to be a guard that should be looked at in the class of 2024, especially with his leadership, his playmaking, and his ability to create.  Not only did he hit the game-winning three (a big-time shot), but he also showed his ability to create off the dribble, find his teammates well, and step up in big moments for his team. 2024 Maurio Hanson (CP3):...

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Team United 16U EYBL “A Special Team”

To state Team United 16U EYBL may be a special team would be a gross understatement. The class of 2024 team has accumulated a nice mixture of talent, skill, athleticism, but more importantly are well coached and plays extremely well as a team. With such high profile players in today’s basketball culture, this team has no egos from our viewpoint. Team United 16U EYBL has two national level...

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Sophomores leading the way for Hopewell

Sophomores leading the way for Hopewell  For Hopewell High School, the future looks very bright. Coached by JaRon Goodson, Hopewell is current 2-4 in conference play and 7-9 overall. Below .500% yes, but Hopewell plays in one of the toughest conferences in the state, the NCHSAA 3A/4A Conference 60, known as the Queen City Conference. It’s not easy going against the likes of Chambers, North...

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Watch out for the young guard duo at Hopewell

New names continue to pop up around the state of North Carolina that fans and followers need to start to watch out for.  There are two young 2024 guards that we are keeping an eye on over the last few months and have started out strong this high school season, as they are looking to lead the charge. 2024 Quay Watson and 2024 Jullian Mack are two names you might be familiar with from the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #CHC12 (Day 1, Part 1)

2022 Joseph Serra (West Cabarrus): When his team was down, the senior stepped up in a big way to help his team get right back in the game and eventually take the lead.  Serra impacted the game on both ends, knocking down big shots from deep but also picking his spots to attack and score.  Also really liked his presence on the defensive end, playing scrappy defense and getting after his...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): When you watch a freshman prospect like Leaks, you have to look for the flashes in his potential.  Leaks showed that on several occasions, showing that he understands the game, plays under control and at a terrific pace, and that he possesses the IQ.  He plays his game, gets to his spots to score, and doesn’t force anything, playing well within the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 of Hoop State League (Week 4) (Part 1)

2022 Evan Smith (Team Purple): Really do believe this is just the start of a terrific season for Smith.  He is going to have to pick up his offensive scoring and is showing that during the Hoop State League.  He plays with such a smooth feel, is patient in his attack, and handles contact extremely well. Continues to be consistent offensively on the floor. 2022 Liam Craven (Combine...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Mason Padgett #5: 4’11 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills) Starting things off, we look at a player that really knows how to stand out with his nonstop effort and team-first approach, Jalen Mills. He’s a tough, scrappy guard prospect with a nice handle and quality vision as a playmaker. Mills looks to set up teammates whenever possible but also knows how to take advantage of easy scoring...

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Early Standouts at NC Jr. Phenom Camp

#5- Jalen Mills- No player has worked harder than Mills, who genuinely gives maximum effort on every possession. He’s a true team-first guard that looks to make hustle plays, but is also capable of making the extra pass to open teammates. Mills is the type of player that every coach can utilize.   #17- Kaedon Porter- There’s a lot to like with Porter, who is an extremely smooth, skilled,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from NC Junior Phenom Session I (Part I)

Phenom Hoop Report headed back to a familiar place over the years, as Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina held their first of three North Carolina Junior Phenom camps.  Not only does it provide a fantastic chance for young, rising prospects to learn the game but it also gives us an early preview of the talent coming up in the years to come. Check out a few names that impressed at the...

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