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Hoop State Fall League Week 2: Thoughts and Storylines (Part 2)

Hurricane Ian closed down the school systems in Cabarrus County and unfortunately we were unable to host the Hoop State Fall League-West Division at Cox Mill High School. That being said, our Phenom staff headed down to Raleigh to the Hoop State Fall League-East Division at the JD Lewis Center. While the two-court facility has “tight quarters,” it’s the perfect venue to host a high school fall...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: Strong Center

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Reece’s Standouts: Underrated Showcase (Day 1)

Collin Kuhl by: Ethan Reece 2023 Collin Kuhl (Strong Center)Personally my first viewing of Collin, and I can’t remember another guy his size that looks so comfortable operating out on the perimeter. His coordination and fluid mobility is off the charts and has the ability to make instinctual reads and passes as he gets downhill. Not to ignore his post-game, which he also excels in, but this is a...

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College Coaches, Team United 2023 has the talent you are looking for

The Phenom Queen City Showcase was simply off the charts. The amount of talent of all levels was exceptional, along with the competition.  There was one team that, personally, I couldn’t wait to watch and they certainly proved themselves.  Team United 2023 EYBL is one that college coaches, of ALL levels including high-majors everywhere, should be watching all summer long. First off, if you are...

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Keep an eye on: 2023 6’5 Ma’kyi Butler (Grace Christian)

The number of sophomores that produced this season at the high school level in North Carolina is impressive.  Some of the names you may already but there are others that need to be recognized more.  One of those players is Ma’kyi Butler from Grace Christian in Sanford, North Carolina. Butler, a 6’5, 220-pound sophomore is a name to really keep an eye on. He is part of a sophomore duo...

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Nation Ford court 2 Standouts Sunday #PhenomChampionShowcase

Jalen Mattocks 6’6” Forward (Charlotte Supreme) class of 2022 Long athletic forward. Uses his length in a variety of ways. From making easy plays around the basket or elevating for nice mid-range jumpers. To be a force in the rebounding department and a defensive presence. A sneakily skilled player, highly competitive and fundamentally sound. Just gets it done. Being a 2022 prospect he...

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