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POB’s Eye Catchers from Battle at the Rock (Day 1)

2021 Glynn Hubbard (Northside Christian): Hubbard played well in leading the charge on offense for Northside. Showing his leadership, his court vision, and his ability to create off the dribble.  Hubbard worked well in pushing the ball downhill and displaying a nice blend of playmaking and scoring ability. 2023 Aaron Hall (Northside Christian): The young man had a strong showing, giving fans a...

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Size and Shooting: Marcus Kell

Over the last decade or so, basketball has really transitioned into a perimeter-oriented game—especially at the highest level. No other era (coaches, players, and fans alike) would be able to cope with the thought that Jahlil Okafor can barely find minutes while Davis Bertans just signed a 5-year/$80 million deal. That’s the current value of three-point shooting. Though it is the most evident in...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Christian Savage #0: 5’11 ’21 Jalen Breazeale (Dorman) Starting things off, we look at a player that offers a strong balance between scoring and playmaking, Jalen Breazele. He’s a smart, quick, tough two-way point guard prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the willingness to make plays for others. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Late Standouts

6’4 Bishop Boswell 2024 of SBC Varsity is one of the best guards in the North Carolina 2024 class. His IQ and poise are unmatched and far beyond his age. He has the ability to take over games easily with his ability to score the basketball in a wide variety of ways. He has a knack for getting into the lane and being a floor general for his team, setting everybody up and making everybody look...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Halloween Havoc/ HoopState League (Part 3)

2021 Micah Handlogten (Upward Stars 704): The long big man just continues to work and is really starting to show what he is able to do on the court.  Each time, he shows a little more in his game, something we know he has been working on. Long, plays hard and can be effective on both ends of the court. 2021 Saiquone Harris (Word of God): Harris is going to make some coach look smart down...

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Marcus Kell Continuing to Impress

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 series on some players who have attended events over the past few years 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...

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Legion Collegiate Academy: Year Two

The high school basketball landscape has become so fluid over the years, allowing for more player movement, potential development, and coaches in control of their program. Take Legion Collegiate Academy in Rock Hill, South Carolina for example. We were able to get an early sneak peek during the June LIVE periods, where their impressive flashes as a team was on full display. Last year marked...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Anthony Bellamy   #7: 5’9 ’20 Omarion Byrd (North Augusta) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to properly run a team on both ends of the floor, Omarion Byrd. He’s a smart, tough, team-first point guard prospect with a sharp, crafty handle and excellent three-level scoring prowess. Byrd is always looking to set up others but still forces the...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Team Camp Session II

5’9 ’21 Jordan McPhatter (Butler) Few players in North Carolina can match McPhatter’s blend of excitement and high-IQ approach. He’s so poised and polished with the ball in his hands, able to consistently create something out of nothing, both for himself or others. McPhatter sees the floor incredibly well and does a great job of asserting himself as a three-level scorer whenever necessary....

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South Carolina Top 80: Evaluation Team 8

South Carolina Top 80 Evaluations   Team 8 Coach: Blake Hall   #7: 5’9 ’22 Jazian Gortman (Blythewood, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is already quite polished on both ends of the floor, despite not having logged a single minute in high school, Jazian Gortman. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with nice length and an impressive feel for the game. Offensively, Gortman...

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South Carolina Phenom 150: Evaluation Team 4

South Carolina Phenom 150 Evaluations   Team 4 Coach: Major   #57: 5’6 ’21 Robert Reed (Columbia, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with great energy on both sides of the ball, Robert Reed. He’s a guard prospect with nice quickness and the ability to make plays on defense. Reed is usually slotted on-ball, but he moves extremely well as an off-ball...

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