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Commitment Alert: Winston Salem State add another in 2022 KC Shaw

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: KC ShawClass: 2022Committed to: Winston Salem State  What Was Said by...

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Rise Showcase: A Trio of Unsigned Seniors Worth Noting

6’3 KC Shaw (Carolina Riptide) It’s easy to see the next-level ability with Shaw, so his lack of recruitment remains somewhat perplexing. He’s a wiry, well-rounded guard with a nice blend of IQ, skill, and athleticism. Shaw has shown the ability to dictate an offense as the focal point or find opportunities within a role, but is successful and productive in both settings. He’s an efficient...

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Phenom Game Report: West Cabarrus wins 77-70 in OT vs. Mooresville

West Cabarrus 77  Mooresville 70  West Cabarrus, coached by Jabarr Adams, entered the contest with a 8-4 conference record and 13-12 overall. With a probable bid for the NCHSAA state playoffs, West Cabarrus secured a 77-70 overtime victory over Mooresville. Mooresville, coached by Armard Moore entered the game with a 10-2 conference record and 20-2 overall record. West Cabarrus was swept by...

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Phenom Game Report: Cox Mill vs. Mooresville

Phenom Hoops travelled to Mooresville, North Carolina to cover the marquee matchup between Cox Mill and Mooresville High School. Cox Mill entered the contest with an overall 16-5 record (7-0 conference) while Mooresville sported an impressive overall 16-1 record (7-1 conference). A win by Cox Mill would solidify sole possession of first place while a win by Mooresville would put them in position...

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Phenom Game Report: Lake Norman vs. Mooresville

The “Motown Showdown” between Lake Norman (12-5) and Mooresville (14-1) was an exciting and entertaining game which wasn’t decided until the final horn sounded. It was a game of runs and Mooresville escaped with the 76-75 home court conference win. The atmosphere was simply electric and both student bodies should be commended for their excellent support. While the fans were loud , they were...

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HIGHLIGHTS: KC Shaw Leads Mooresville HS over Hickory Ridge

Phenom Hoops went out once again to check in on the talent around the state. On a Thursday night, we went out to Mooresville as the Blue Devils are off to a great start but were going up against Hickory Ridge and the sophomore duo. It was an intense game and high-pace offensive game, but in the end, Mooresville was able to secure a strong 90-73 victory at home.

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Phenom Game Report: Hickory Ridge at Mooresville (Boys)

Hitting the road once again Thursday night, we went out to one of the more surprising teams in the state in Mooresville, as they welcomed in Hickory Ridge on the night.  The atmosphere was off the charts and the gym was full, as we got ready for this showdown.  Early on, both teams were able to find their offensive groove, trading baskets for the most part with Mooresville holding the...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Jamboree Bash (Part 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’5 2024 Iverson King (Forsyth Country Day)  This weekend, Iverson King appeared to be one of the clear leaders of this young group. He’s long been discussed by on-lookers as an early college priority and seems to be living up to his potential as a player that scholarship-level schools should be paying attention to right now. King is hitting with efficiency from beyond the...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’0 ’22 Maxwell Coles (North Meck) Although other players on this roster might receive more attention, Coles is legitimately as valuable as anyone for North Meck. His steady, reliable three-level scoring presence allows him to consistently assert himself within the flow of the action. Coles can operate without the ball or create for himself and others, simply based on team need. He’s a quality...

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Phenom Open Gym: Mooresville

After checking at Catawba College on Wednesday, we headed just about 30 minutes down the road to check in on Mooresville high school.  It is a program led by Coach Moore and is one that continues to put in the work to get better each year.  When watching this team during practice, you can see that they are going to have some nice pieces this year in hopes of making some noise. ...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom MDC

The Phenom Memorial Day Classic was off the charts and gave us all a treat throughout the weekend with the talent that came through the doors. There was a ton of talent but we had a few players that really captured our attention from the event. So here are the best of the best from the players I personally viewed from the event in Rock HIll.

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Dawkins’ Championship Sunday Standouts from Phenom MC

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Evan Smith (ACE Elite 17U)  Evan has performed like a high-level guard all weekend, distributing and scoring at a balanced pace. He’s starting to create with less dribbles than before. This is one player that’s in a prime position to lead coming into this high school season, and his recruitment will likely benefit.  6’1 2022 Jazian Gortman (PCH Nightrydas 17U) ...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom MDC (Day 2, Part 2)

2022 Tariq Shabazz (Palmetto Elite): Shabazz had a strong Day 2 in Rock Hill, as he played with a natural feel but was excellent in transition.  Getting the ball and going is where he excelled, running out in transition, getting downhill, making strong plays, and finishing around the basket.  But don’t let that fool you because you have to respect his outside game as well, showing his...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Memorial Day Classic

5’11 ’22 Jordan Marsh (PSB Larkin) There’s an abundance of talent within the PSB Larkin squad, and Marsh is as valuable as anyone. At this point, he’s probably underrated within the bigger scheme of things. Marsh is a sharp ball-handler and playmaker with an excellent penetration sense. He’s smart, athletic, and displays nice balance as a two-way floor general. Marsh is a quality defender and...

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Phenom Game Report: Mooresville vs. AL Brown

Phenom Hoops went out Wednesday night out to Kannapolis to check-in at AL Brown high school, as they came into the night with a 2-2 record and looking to get on the winning side of things.  They welcomed in Mooresville, a program that was searching for their first win on the season. Early on, AL Brown played strong and used a balanced attack offensively, while Mooresville just couldn’t seem to...

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Phenom Open Gym: Mooresville

KC Shaw Mooresville is a program that is looking to find more success and Coach Moore is looking to change the culture.  When watching the open gym, you can see that coach is looking to teach these young men and help them learn the little things that are needed to win games and be competitive.  The players seem to be buying in and are excited about what is happening with this program. Overall,...

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DeAjai Dawkins’ Day 2 Standouts #PhenomSummerHavoc

By; DeAjai Dawkins 5’10 2022 Wesley McGee (CC Elite 2022) Wesley is an athletic guard with a slender, toned frame. He initiates almost all offense from outside the perimeter due to his comfortability with pulling the three, but won’t hesitate to use his athleticism to get into the lane. He has yet to fully tap into his potential, as he can be relied on as much more of a consistent offensive...

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