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Team Curry 16u Preview

Head Coach Nick Jones is entering his fifth season with Pro Skills Basketball. This is his second year as the 16u head coach. I was extremely impressed with Coach Jones last season while watching his Team Curry team play. His teams are always locked in. There is an acute attention to detail. They share the ball and execute on both ends of the floor.  In talking with Coach Jones about this year’s...

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Noteworthy Bigs in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

Anyone within the grassroots scene already knows about the undeniable excitement surrounding North Carolina’s Class of 2023. However, it’s an extremely guard-heavy class—especially towards the top. Guys like Robert Dillingham, Mikey Williams, and Trey Green have received nonstop attention since entering high school whereas other highly talented players (Aden Holloway and Treymane Parker, for...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Dwayne Cherry #0: 5’9 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to offer an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. He’s a smart, tough, unselfish point guard prospect with great timing as a passer, both in transition and the half-court setting. Dawkins makes the best possible play with unwavering...

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POB’s Notes from NC Top 80

2022 Jai Smith (Bully City Prep): Smith continues to show why he is going to be regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2022.  There aren’t many out there that brings such energy and ability to run rim-to-rim, where he makes a living.  Smith was consistent in getting out in transition and finishing strong with several dunks.  Whoever gets him at the next level, he certainly is going...

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Phenom Open Gym: Myers Park

Heading to another gym, we hit the road to Myers Park to check out a very intriguing team. This is a program that has been a staple in the Charlotte area under head coach Scott Taylor, winning several big games and having big-time players that produce. Some of those players have now left but there is a lot of young and talented prospects coming through the gym at Myers Park. Let’s dive...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomLIVE (Day 1, Part 1)

2022 6’2 Marcus Farley Jr. (Team Together 16u): Farley continues to have an impressive summer, scoring the ball consistently and earning MVP honors.  He did much of the same in Game 1 on Saturday, really staying aggressive, getting downhill and finishing strong at the rim.  Showcased more of his athleticism with a few throwdowns as well. 2022 6’5 Karon Boyd (Charlotte Hoyas 16u): Boyd...

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