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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom HS Jamboree Session 1

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Brayden Blue (Concord)Brayden is a guy who continually provides good basketball to a number of degrees. College coaches looking for someone who can adaptively lead and successfully carry the offense, this is your guy. He exhibits fundamental basics with his skillset and IQ that is admirable these days, as he makes the game as simple as possible to value production over...

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POB’s Takeaways: Phenom HS Jamboree Session 1 (Part 3)

Southern Guilford has players to look at Southern Guilford is a program I was intrigued in watching. Why? Because there were two players that I was intrigued in getting an updated viewing of, as 2024 Jucqarie Love and 2024 Jamias Ferere, two players that created some buzz the summer before and have been playing well on the court. Both brings good size and physical stature to the court. Ferere is...

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POB’s Takeaways: Phenom HS Jamboree Session 1 (Part 2)

Concord Academy looks poised to make another title run It seems that Concord could be looking at another strong season, as they are coming off a title run last year.  But this team will certainly look a little different with new names leading the charge, including 2024 JJ Moore, 2023 Isaiah Tate, 2023 Avion Pinner, and several others have looked strong throughout the offseason.  Pinner...

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POB’s Takeaways: Phenom HS Jamboree Session 1 (Part 1)

Central Cabarrus looking locked in early There is no doubt about it.  Central Cabarrus looks locked in and ready this season after coming up just short last year for a state title. Whether it was at the Hoop State Fall League or this weekend at the Jamboree, this is a program that looks determined to finish the season with it all and has one goal on its mind. They defeated the opponents by an...

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Cooper’s Developments: Phenom HS Jamboree Session 1

By: Cooper Hart Seth Cullen (Flight 22 Prep) Seth is a 6’6” Wing/Forward that has a strong frame and quick feet. He was impressive today on the defensive side of the ball where he was constantly switching onto bigger and smaller players, allowing him to eliminate advantages all over the court. I like that he plays containment defense as he rarely gambles for steals and is good at keeping his man...

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Reece’s Player Standouts from Phenom Jamboree

by: Ethan Reece 2022 Davis Wagner (Lake Norman) There’s several guys that always stand out for Lake Norman but it’s very clear that Davis is the leader of this group and it really shouldn’t be any other way. With a lot of talented underclassmen, it’s very fitting and crucial to have a senior lead the way in setting the standard in terms of tone and taking care of intangibles. Nothing flashy...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Jamboree

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’5 2022 Josh Scovens (Greensboro Page)  One of the most impressive players of the day, Scovens presents a blend of length, defensive potential, and athleticism that shows well at the high school level.  Scovens demands attention from all opposing defenses from start to finish. Boasts length that aids him on the defensive end, and is athletic enough to challenge...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Jamboree

6’4 ’23 Cole Callaway (Lake Norman) After joining this team over the summer, it should come as no surprise to see Callaway standing out as a primary leader for this group. He consistently hit shots, both off the catch and bounce, and operated as an offensive focal point from start to finish. Callaway attacked closeouts, made unselfish passes, and defended his position effectively. He should be...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Jamboree Bash

5’11 ’24 Tyree White (Better Basketball U) There were a lot of impressive contributors for Better Basketball U, and White was arguably their most reliable piece. He’s long, tough, intelligent, and displays nice athleticism for his size/position. White understands how to operate as a primary creator and consistently set up others, but also finishes well and overwhelms opponents with his presence...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’4 ’23 Unique Lynch (Juice All-Stars Showtime) Leadership comes in various different forms for this Juice All-Stars squad, and Lynch does a great job of setting the tone on both ends of the floor. He’s an excellent rebounder and versatile defender with a knack for securing boards or forcing turnovers and then pushing the break in transition. Lynch handles the ball well and is capable of...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’3 ’24 Zion Collins (Team Thrill) There was a lot to like about Collins showing in the first game of the day, specifically through his IQ and decision-making as a creator. His size and physical tools will always make him appealing at his position, but his identity as a floor general might genuinely be his calling card. Collins is capable of creating and scoring in a variety of different ways,...

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Lucas Taylor (Heritage) The Raleigh area is filled with talent and Heritage has as much as anyone, especially given how Taylor looked today. He’s long, athletic, and skilled which makes him a matchup problem at his size and position. Taylor is an impressive offensive player, but has even more tools and ability on the defensive end. He’s a likely candidate to start collecting Division I...

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If you Can Defend, You Can Play: HS Jamboree Session I

If you have come to a Phenom Exposure Camp this Fall, you have heard Rick Lewis talk about, "you can play at the level you can defend". At Saturday's 7th Annual Phenom's High School Jamboree there were a few defenders who would be classified as "special".

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom HS Jamboree

Kevin Dawkins was on deck at Ben L. Smith for the Phenom High School Jamboree and these are just a few names that caught his eyes at the event.

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Storylines from the Phenom High School Jamboree Session 1

Storylines from the Phenom High School Jamboree Session 1 What a way to kickstart the 2019-20 basketball season. Approximately 45 teams travelled to Greensboro to play in the Phenom Annual High School Jamboree played at Proehlific Park and Ben L. Smith High School. To say the event was a success would be a huge understatement. We had some of the top ranked teams in the state, nationally ranked...

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Freshmen who didn’t play like freshmen

Freshmen who didn’t play like freshmen The Phenom High School Jamboree provided teams and players to give us hoop junkies just a nice glimpse of the upcoming season. Naturally, it’s the upperclassmen that have the opportunity to shine early on, especially in pre-season scrimmages. That being said, we’re going to look into a handful of freshmen that played beyond their years and grade.  6’4...

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Phenom High School Jamboree All Defensive Team

Phenom High School Jamboree Session 1 All Defensive Team As the old saying goes, “you will play at the level you can defend.” In speaking with college coaches on a regular basis, one of the biggest questions asked about prospects is “how do they defend.” Too often, we have a tendency to highlight offensive production, but in all honesty, defense is played equally to offense in the game of...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Mike Dudley (United Faith) United Faith always possesses a ton of talent, but Dudley might be the most enticing of their current group. He checks so many boxes, from size to shooting to athleticism, and should only continue to get better. Dudley is so smooth that he’s able to actively toggle between being a primary offensive option and scoring as needed. He could really take off this...

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#PhenomHSJamboree: Miles Mid-Day Standouts/Storylines

James Wilkins has Calvary Day Clicking on all Cylinders  6’1 2022 Guard James Wilkins is the catalyst behind this Calvary Day offense and he’s surrounded by a unique set of wings/bigs that make this team a tough cover. 6’4 2021 Zech Gibson and 6’8 2022 Charles McClenahan provide inside/outside scoring punches and work well within the offense. Wilkins can impress you with his scoring or...

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