SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Noah’s Hoopers Session 2 Day 1 (Part 1)

By: Noah Hooper 6’8 2022 Kingston Christie (NLPB Big Cats 17U) Although Christie has not developed into his body fully, that is what makes this kid an intriguing prospect. What caught my attention with Christie was not a finesse or flashy style of play, but the things he did to play the role that his team needed such as running the floor hard, being active on defense, crashing the offensive, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2023 Lamont’e Cousar (Watch Us Work): Cousar continues to elevate his game and rise up the rankings in my mind with his play. We are talking about a 6’6, sturdy body that can operate on so many levels.  Whether it is being physical down low in the paint, step out and showcase his confidence with his perimeter game, or put the ball on the deck and get to the bucket, Cousar fills it up and has...

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Team Synergy 2023 brings new, intriguing talent at Phenom Stay Positive

Sean Rose Playing in the brand-new facility at the Rise Indoor Sports Complex, as it was a terrific atmosphere.  But it also brought us some new, intriguing talent as well to the eyes of our scouts at Phenom Hoops. One team that quickly grabbed our attention was Team Synergy 2023, a roster that had good, young size, and playmakers on the court.  One thing that popped out immediately is the...

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New Names to Add to the List: Rising Bigs from Phenom Challenge

Jamarcus Wilkins The Phenom Challenge was a great event that provided us several new names to the scene, especially some young big’s that will be ones to watch in the coming years. Here though are five players that captured our eyes in how they were able to make their presence known on the court down low. 2023 6’7 Jamarcus Wilkins (Upstate Select): Wilkins was a player that we got to watch...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Team BOND 16u

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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Phenom 150 Camp Session I Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Michael Laney #131: 5’8 ’23 Zyere Edwards (St. Andrews) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a lasting impression with his toughness and defensive prowess, Zyere Edwards. He’s an extremely quick, heady guard prospect with a nice penetration sense and an unselfish mentality. Edwards handled the ball well, finished effectively for his size, and proved to be a pest...

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Phenom 150 Session I Standouts: Forwards

Camp season is upon us at Phenom Hoops, as it gives us a chance to watch a blend of experienced players, young players, and ones that are simply new names to Phenom Hoops. It also provides these players a chance to start their story with us and play against some great competition. Session I on Saturday in Greensboro brought us some intriguing names to watch, players that grabbed our attention...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom 150 (Session I) (Part 2)

2023 Necorian Clark (Cedar Ridge): Though listed at 6’2 he plays a lot bigger with his impressive length on the court. Like his potential on the court and showed that he uses his length well in trying to finish strong at the rim. 2023 Lamonte Cousar (Scotland HS): Cousar has the size that allows him to compete down low and get on the boards, handling contact but also feels comfortable in...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts #PhenomFallFinale

6’6 Caleb Lominac of NLPB 803 is such a strong wing and uses his strength and athleticism to be relentless in the paint. He attacks the rim hard, creates contact, and finishes consistently. He rebounds very well for his size and has the IQ and handling ability to push the break and make good decisions. He has a great touch on his jumper that allows him to be a good shooter off the catch. He...

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