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Phenom Open Gym: United Faith

United Faith has been a traditional basketball program at the NCISAA 1A level. Last season, they once again won another state championship and this year’s team looks poised for a repeat. First year head coach Darion Holloway, known as “Coach D,” has plenty to be excited about. Coach D has been with the program for four years and served as the associate head coach for the past three years. Upon...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Lance Gill

Height: 6’4 Class: 2023 School: United Faith Travel Team: Team United Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 6.8 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 1.0 SPG, 50% FG Junior Season: 9.4 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 2.2 SPG, 1.2 BPG What Was Previously Said: Although the Royals have generated a ton of buzz throughout the last calendar year, it still feels like Lance Gill is somewhat underrated in the...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We’ve reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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Phenom Game Report: United Faith at Wesleyan Christian

Phenom Hoops checked in for an intriguing matchup on Thursday night, as United Faith traveled to Wesleyan Christian for a big-time battle and ultimately a thriller.  Wesleyan came out strong to ultimately lead by double-digits in the first quarter but UFCA chipped away to be only down 18-14 at the end of the first quarter.  Wesleyan was able to hold that same narrow lead at halftime, 30-26,...

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Three Juniors Slated for Major Breakouts

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Summer Havoc at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was a ton of basketball between the two sessions and four total days of action, which presented college coaches of all levels to get out and evaluate prospective talent. While most of the attention was directed to rising seniors (and rightfully...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’1 ’23 Derek Bradley (PSB Bethel) Although there were various standouts for PSB Bethel, Bradley was easily among their most consistent and reliable performers. He’s a smart, strong, sturdy guard prospect with the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Bradley’s perimeter shooting and three-level scoring allow him to pose a quality off-ball threat, but he also shows...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: CLT Royals 17u

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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Phenom Media Day: Charlotte Royals 2022

Wednesday afternoon, Phenom Hoops went out in the Charlotte area to check out a program that is going to a popular team to watch this summer.  The Charlotte Royals 2022 has a nice group coming in and players that can impact the floor.  Check out the roster that we saw on the court. 2022 6’0 Jack Turnbow Turnbow is going to be one that can help in areas such as being another capable ball-handler...

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United Faith Christian Academy: Loaded with Talent

While everyone is talking about high-profile teams like Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, Lake Norman Christian, Moravian Prep, Bull City Prep, Word of God, The Burlington School, and others, folks should be reminded about the surplus of talent at United Faith Christian Academy. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as this program has seen dozens of noteworthy players come through their...

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Providence Day v. United Faith (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward between Providence Day and United Faith Christian. Things kicked off with United Faith seizing the lead and controlling the action for majority of the first half with their balanced approach. 6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson, 6’2 ’22 Xavier Mckelvy, 6’3 ’23 Lance Gill, and 5’10 ’22 Marcus Willis helped mount their 12-20 first quarter lead, which...

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Open Gym Report: United Faith Christian Academy

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Charlotte, NC to watch practice at United Faith Christian Academy. Head Coach Josh Coley is excited about this year’s group. The practice was very efficient. The players were constantly active and competing. There was no down time in between drills, and the players maintained their level of effort and focus throughout. Coach Coley said something to his...

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Phenom Open Run/Gym: United Faith

Phenom Hoops went out on a late Friday night to check in on another fall league, getting a chance to watch the talent that will once again be on display during the high school season. We take a look at the players we saw, making notes of what each team could potentially look like once the season starts.

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Kelvin Reid #62: 6’2 ’21 Donovan Vinson (Neuse Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that showed flashes of scoring prowess throughout camp, Donovan Vinson. He’s a smart, strong-bodied guard with an excellent scoring arsenal and the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Vinson can score the ball effectively from all three levels or take...

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