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Phenom 757 Showcase: Players to Watch in Class of 2024

What was great about the Phenom 757 Showcase, outside of giving college coaches a chance to watch and recruit some of the talent around the area but it also gave us a chance to watch some of the young rising players as well. There were a few players that caught my eye specifically in the Class of 2024 at the event, as here are a few names to start watching if you haven’t already. 2024 6’1...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom 757 Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 6’4 Ta’zir Smith (Higher Level): Smith was excellent when I sat down to watch his game.  He was non-stop getting downhill, staying aggressive and embracing contact.  There wasn’t a defender that could stay in front of him in that game, as he continued to put pressure on the defense and finish tough buckets or get to the line. 2023 6’2 Caden Bell (Team Wall 2023): I do believe that...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Team Premier 15u

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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North Carolina Jr. Phenom Spring Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: James Smith #7: 5’2 ’25 Jamari Harvey (Raeford) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a lasting impression with his nonstop motor, Jamari Harvey. He’s a quick, scrappy guard prospect with solid ball-handling instincts and the ability to operate effectively within a team on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #4: 5’5 ’24 Cayden Martin (Greensboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed and impacted the game well despite a lack of true size, Cayden Martin. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a high motor and excellent defensive instincts. Martin is quick and able to break down defenders with his quality handle, which allows him to attack the basket and...

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