SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Summer Finale Player Watch: ACE Elite

Phenom Hoops heads into their final travel ball event of the summer with the Phenom Summer Finale and we want to get a head start on players that you will want to check out. Here are just a few players to watch for and a breakdown of their game. Team: ACE Elite 6’10 Tai Hamilton Offer: UNC Charlotte Interest: Furman, UNCG, UMASS, South Carolina, VMI, Army West Point, Upstate, ETSU, Marshall,...

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Players stepping up at Ardrey Kell

Ardrey Kell, led by head coach Mike Craft, has certainly been a well-known program in North Carolina over the years, producing some strong talent over the years.  This year isn’t anything different, as many already know about the senior guard Evan Smith who is committed to Army.  But there are others to look at for this team, as the Knights are playing extremely well to start the...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Ardrey Kell

Ardrey Kell had a special season last year, making a deep run in the playoffs before ultimately falling just short in taking home the championship.  But now the Knights are back under Coach Craft and though they may look a little different than last season, they are still a very dangerous team.  Let’s dive into what we saw on the court. When you talk about Ardrey Kell, you have to start with...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part One

Although there has been a ton of excitement swirling throughout the last few months, July is finally coming to an end. Between the NCHSAA/NCISAA events in June and the consecutive live periods across July, all levels of coaches have been traveling, evaluating, and establishing relationships with these prospects. Excluding the lone period in July, we will take a closer look at a slew of players...

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Three Juniors Slated for Major Breakouts

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Summer Havoc at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was a ton of basketball between the two sessions and four total days of action, which presented college coaches of all levels to get out and evaluate prospective talent. While most of the attention was directed to rising seniors (and rightfully...

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NCHSAA LIVE Period Team Previews: Ardrey Kell

After a lot of stressors throughout the last twelve to fourteen months, the grassroots basketball landscape has finally returned to normalcy. The shoe-circuits and high school LIVE periods were restored for the betterment of these young prospects who are simply fighting for an equal opportunity to advance to the collegiate ranks. Although this presents Division I programs with the chance to...

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Dawkins’ Championship Sunday Standouts from Phenom MC

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Evan Smith (ACE Elite 17U)  Evan has performed like a high-level guard all weekend, distributing and scoring at a balanced pace. He’s starting to create with less dribbles than before. This is one player that’s in a prime position to lead coming into this high school season, and his recruitment will likely benefit.  6’1 2022 Jazian Gortman (PCH Nightrydas 17U) ...

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Phenom Open Run: Ardrey Kell

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area. Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court. It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event.

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