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Stepping Up More: Class of 2025 from #HoopStateLeague (Week 1)

2025 Miles Leaks (Piedmont): Leaks is a name that we have mentioned quite a few times after this and we are going to continue to mention more. We have spoken plenty about his game and if you missed it, you can check out our article earlier this week here (Click Here). But Leaks showed poise in running the show, showed flashes of his vision and playmaking ability, and looks to clearly be the...

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

2025 Jayden Ross (Elite 1): It was fun to watch Ross operate early on Day 1.  He continues to show his development as a player, while showing his ability to not only knock down shots but also be a playmaker on the floor. Really like his feel and pace that he plays with, picking his spots and displaying a soft touch on his shot.  2028 Eddie Cota (Carolina Heights): The son of Ed Cota, you can see...

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“Getting to Know” 5’10 ’25 Darnerian Gibson

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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Bendel’s Best: Summer Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility for our annual Summer Showcase. The event featured a mix of travel ball teams, and high school programs in preparation for the upcoming June Live Periods. Quality talent could be seen in each pool and age group throughout the two-day stretch. While there were many standouts, this article will take a closer look at some...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1, Part 1)

Iverson King By: Noah Hooper 5’7 2025 Darnerian Gibson (Carolina Rockets 14U) When you talk about having a floor general on your team, Gibson fits that description perfectly as he was simply a leader out on the court this morning. The way he was able to get downhill and finish at the rim was great as he used his smart instincts to attack open driving lanes and closeouts. He also did a great job...

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

JJ Moore 2024 Mony Day (Charlotte Dragons): Though young and playing up, Day has a superb start to his day. He played with terrific pace and feel, being patient on the floor, picking his spots, and showing a nice understanding of his scoring ability. He stayed aggressive, penetrating the lane, showing touch on his floater or not shying away from contact and getting to the line. 2023 Owen Elliott...

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Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Josh Staley  #0: 5’0 ’28 Jason Staley (Blythewood) Starting things off, we look at a player that is truly just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term upside, Jason Staley. He’s a smart, young guard prospect with great vision and the ability to knock down perimeter jumpers at a consistent rate. Staley displays a high motor as a defender and was able to harass...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 3 Early Standouts #PhenomSummerFinale

6’5 Po King of NC Runnin Rebels 2022 had a fantastic game to start the day. Really attacks the basket and thrived in the paint. Gets out in transition and really looks to finish. Has a quick first step that allows him to keep defenders on their heels. Rebounded the ball well on both sides of the ball. Plays really hard and does everything he can for his team to be successful. 6’5 Alex Olander of...

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Talent of all ages line up for Lions 2.0 in Rock Hill

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Terry Smith #5: 5’5 ’24 Darnerian Gibson (Thomasville) Starting things off, we look at a player that was easily among the most impressive floor generals on display, Darnerian Gibson. He’s a young, incredibly smart, crafty point guard prospect that already knows how to run a team extremely well on both ends of the floor. Gibson utilizes his quickness and tight handle to reliably get...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session II (Part III)

For the second weekend in a row, Phenom Hoop Report headed to Proehlific Park to check out the talent from around the state of North Carolina and it may have been the best group of talent we have had in one 150 camp. The talent was absolutely everywhere and at all ages but here are just a few names that really stood out to our scouts on Sunday. — 2024 Darnerian Gibson One of the younger...

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