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Player Standouts from Phenom Summer Havoc (Sunday)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Jacob Hand (Louisville Prospects)Jacob was a strong and steady presence down low for a Prospects team that needed him down the stretch as they held off a rallying comeback. He protected the paint and ran the court off his boards, showing off his versatility. He made moves down low to finish but also was able to get downhill as was the case in his game-winning floater as time...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Team Synergy 17u

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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Northwood Temple Knocks Off Westminster Catawba to Advance to the NCISAA 2A State Championship

The NCISAA 2A division was arguably the deepest division in the state this year. On Wednesday night, Northwood Temple hosted Westminster Catawba in the semifinals. Northwood Temple (26-7) entered the game on a 15-game win streak. Westminster Catawba entered the game with a 14-2 record. Both teams have played at a high level consistently all year. The first quarter started with Northwood...

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Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Brian Allen #10: 6’7 ’22 Caleb Maul (Waxhaw) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a nice crossroads between productivity and long-term upside, Caleb Maul. He’s a big, sturdy post prospect with solid effort and the ability to operate within the team on both ends of the floor. Maul does a useful job of utilizing his size to wall-up defensively and alter shots...

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Phenom Open Gym: Westminster Catawba

Phenom Hoops went down to Rock Hill to hit the gym and check out the talent at Westminster Catawba and does this program have a bright future ahead of them. Loaded with talent on multiple levels, along with young talent that will for sure be names to remember, Westminster will be a must-see team to watch.

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Daymond Lindell #13: 5’5 ’23 Angelo Alexander (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that made an excellent impact, especially to be the smallest prospect on this team, Angelo Alexander. He’s a smart, heady point guard prospect that knows how to consistently set up the offense and get his teammates involved. Alexander is a pest defensively, given his quickness and...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Mason Padgett #6: 5’7 ’25 Joseph Wagner (Kill Devil Hills) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a nice impact despite being the smallest and youngest prospect on this team, Joseph Wagner. He’s a quick, scrappy, team-first guard prospect with a nice two-way understanding of the game. Wagner scores effectively inside the arc and contained his assignment well on defense....

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Early Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#71- Chris Hunter- Few players have been tougher or played harder than Hunter, who makes an abundance of plays without necessarily needing to score. He’s smart, rugged, and extremely productive on both sides of the ball. Hunter is a guy that every team needs to have.   #79- Dorien Johnson- The calm, steady guard did a ton of things well during his first contest of the day, making defensive...

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South Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Kelvin Mills   #69: 5’7 ’23 Rowan Irelan (Oceanside Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player that was extremely useful despite a lack of true size, Rowan Irelan. He’s a young, crafty, slightly undersized point guard prospect with a high IQ and quality blend between playmaking and efficient three-level scoring. Irelan is tougher than he looks and plays pretty...

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Phenom Eastern North Carolina Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Daymond Lindell   #25: 5’11 ’21 Dorien Johnson (Porter Ridge) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his camp team with a fairly well-rounded presence on both ends of the floor, Dorien Johnson. He’s a wiry, steady guard prospect that handles the ball, creates for himself and others, and makes quality decisions on offense. Johnson is a solid all-around scorer,...

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