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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQbYtYJtevOueCfbkO4M0Zsl Coach: Dre Simmons #0: 5’5 ’25 Aiden Martin (Greensboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Aiden Martin. He’s a smart guard prospect that displays toughness, unselfishness, and a well-rounded skillset. Next...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Early Standouts Day 1

6’4 Julius Harrison 2023 has great size and frame accompanied by a good amount of strength which allows him to be terrific attacking and finish at the rim. He has a quick explosive first step that allows him to get defenders on his hip and gives him plenty of opportunities to score in the paint. He has a nice stroke in which he consistently knocks down open jumpers. He is an active defender and...

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“Get to Know” Julius Harrison

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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NC Gaters Starting to Hit Their Stride

Over the past few months, we’ve covered the NC Gaters program quite extensively—both at their open gyms and during our events. They started the summer season with some struggles but have since played their way back into relevance. This is certainly not coincidental, but more of a direct result of uptick in play from numerous individuals. While their entire roster is worth noting, this article...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’0 ’22 Kory Davis (1Carolina) The 1Carolina program possesses a ton of intriguing prospects within their program, and Davis has performed well with both squads in attendance. Playing up an age group, he really stood out with his defensive prowess and ability to really harass opposing guards for 94 feet. Davis is also very quick and fast in the open floor, which allows him to consistently get by...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Early Standouts (Day 1)

Chas Stinson 6’3 Chas Stinson of QCAA 17U  has played well so far today showing that he can be a very effective three-level scorer. Really attacked the basket well and finished around the rim consistently. Showed that he is a really efficient shooter off the catch. Uses his quickness to be active on defense and pressure the ball. His stock will continue to rise! 6’8 Peyton Gerald of QCAA 17U is...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’7 ’21 Earl Burgess (Team 864) It’s easy to appreciate someone like Burgess, who is so noticeably effective without ever needing to be the primary focus on either end of the floor. He simply makes plays and understands how to maximize his presence. Burgess is long, wiry, and moves very well for his size. He runs the floor properly in transition, makes smart decisions with or without the ball,...

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Queen City Showcase Preview: NC Gaters

Despite all the unusual circumstances throughout the last few months, the travel ball season is in full swing. With that, Phenom Hoops is traveling down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Queen City Showcase. Even from afar, one can see the obvious amount of talent slated to be on display from Friday through Sunday. These articles will offer a brief...

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Open Gym Report: NC Gaters 2022

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro for a special open gym feature on the NC Gaters, a program with some of the top up-and-coming talent from the area. We had the privilege of seeing their teams for the classes of 2022 and 2024, and there was a lot to unbox. This article will take a closer look at the makeup of their 16U roster and what we can expect of them throughout the...

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#PhenomTeamCamp: Miles Day Two Early Standouts

6’2 2020 Jaheim McCathern: Newton-Conover High School (NC) McCathern was arguably the most steady two way performer for this Newton Conover team, his ability to rebound and play as a bruiser at his size is nothing to look over, playing much bigger than his listed 6’2 height.  He showed the potential to be a smooth outside shooter while showing the ability to face up and create his own shot off...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 14

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 14   Team 14 Coach: Brian Cousin     #10:5’8 ’22 William Ham Jr. (Denver, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term potential, William Ham Jr. He’s a young point guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to navigate the floor pretty well. Ham offers a...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#5-Kadyn Dawkins- Really intelligent point guard prospect that created a ton of scoring opportunities in this contest. He consistently took defenders off the dribble, touched the paint, and displayed terrific vision as a playmaker while applying solid pressure as a scorer.   #21-Smoke Hodges- High IQ floor general with natural playmaking skills and solid scoring ability. He has an...

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