SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Summer Finale Player Watch: East Carolina Elite 16u

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 from their coach. East Carolina Elite 16U Amari Latham “Amari is long and athletic at around 6’5. He has the ability to dominate the game on...

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 ’25 Hayes Oxendine

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Top July Performers in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

The month of July is finally concluding, which should provide these young players with an opportunity to take a well-deserved break from days of nonstop basketball. Given the significance of the actual month, we decided to take a closer look at some of the top standouts from each class. Obviously, we can only speak on what we have seen, so the names listed will be based on their performances at...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 1, Part 1)

2023 Jordon Nevill (Team HOPE 2023 Chris): Nevill came in with a reputation as a shooter and he showed that once again, really being one of the most consistent threats from outside at the event.  He has an effortless shot from three and has the ultimate green light; but he also display good decision-making, found the open spots, got out in transition well, and scored in other areas of the floor....

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Challenge (Day 2, Part 2)

2024 6’8 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch): Well look at it here, ’24 Richard Goods makes another standout list.  In this game, there just wasn’t anyone that could match the physicality that he brought to the floor, carving out space in the paint, finishing through defenders, and attacking the glass once again.  What continues to impress is his ability to step out and be a threat as...

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Continuing to make a name for himself: 2025 Hayes Oxendine

Player: Hayes OxendineHeight: 6’1Class: 2025High School: Leesville RoadAAU: East Carolina Elite 2025 Hayes Oxendine is a familiar name to some, but he should start becoming an even more familiar name for several others around the state.  He is coming off a terrific season in helping lead the charge as a freshman at Leesville Road and has now been making his mark with East Carolina...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Grassroots TOC

6’1 ’25 Hayes Oxendine (East Carolina Elite) Though we’ve consistently seen his foundation as a lethal shooter, Oxendine showcased a lot of ability as the primary creator and overall leader for this group. He’s a smart decision-maker and understands how to make plays with the ball in his hands. Oxendine is comfortable at setting up others while finding scoring opportunities from all three...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: East Carolina Elite 17u

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. East Carolina Elite 17u Player Name: Amari LathamClass:...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 2)

2027 Braxten Dubose (Garner Road Gipson): Getting an early start looking at the young guys, Dubose is a familiar name that we have seen quite a few times pop over the weekend as he continues to produce on the court. The young man carves out space in the paint, is active on the boards, and continues to make his mark in the paint offensively, scoring efficiently. 2025 Hayes Oxendine (Go Hard):...

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Phenom Game Report: Leesville Road vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Boys)

We continue to watch teams around the state of North Carolina, checking in on the talent around.  Thursday, we headed towards Raleigh as we were on deck for Cardinal Gibbons showdown with Leesville Road.  It was a great atmosphere and fans were out and about, as they got a great game. Early on, it was the road team that found success early as Leesville Road found their rhythm offensively behind...

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Two rising prospects to watch with East Carolina Elite 2024

East Carolina Elite 2024 has become a staple and one of the usuals we have seen this summer with Phenom Hoops.  Every time we have seen them compete on the court, this is a program that has gained our attention and competed on the court.  What makes this team so interesting to watch is that this is a team made up of players you don’t always get to see on the east coast region of North Carolina....

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1, Part 3)

2022 Jordan Crawford (DCT Elite): Crawford continues to play at a high level and we think it is only a matter of time until college coaches start coming more his way.  His ability to score on multiple levels is impressive, knocking down threes with consistency but also creating off the dribble, penetrating the lanes, and getting to the rim.  H really can fill it up quickly and did so on Day 1....

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POB’s Rising Stars of Tomorrow: Phenom Stay Positive

At the Phenom Stay Positive, it was a great opportunity to view some of the younger prospects in the Class of 2024 and 2025 in the region and there were certainly plenty of standouts. So, we look back at a few names that really impressed us over the weekend and ones that you should start monitoring NOW, as they could be the next rising stars around the area.

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Day 1 at Phenom Stay Positive (Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’7 2025 Q Williams (Team CP3 2025)I want to start by simply saying, Q Williams is the most skillful 2025 lead guard I’ve seen in North Carolina’s 2025 class. I believe that it shouldn’t take longer than 3 full offensive possessions for you to see key differences in the IQ of Williams in comparison to his peers. Winning plays come second nature for...

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Putting East NC on the Map: East Carolina Elite 2024

It has been stated on multiple occasions that North Carolina has a ton of young and rising talent to watch down the road, some of which you already know will be big-time talents.  Talent though continues to come through the eastern part of the state and this past weekend in Rock Hill, we got a chance to learn names that many will be getting a chance to learn about down the road. One program that...

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