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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Early Standouts at Hoop State League

Sam Cogan Cam Newman of Team Charlotte 2026 showcased a high IQ that allowed him to be a vital asset for his team. He displayed the ability to really create easy scoring opportunities for both himself and his teammate. He has the ability to shoot the ball well when set and also possesses the necessary ball skills to get into the lane. The part of his game that I found most intriguing was his...

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Upward Stars 704: A Well-Oiled Machine

After an extensive down-period, the past month has been full of excitement and opportunities for kids to prove themselves to college coaches. While the recruiting process differs greatly from that of a normal summer, everyone has done their part to make the best of this unique situation. Naturally, high-profile programs haven’t suffered as much as most grassroots programs but offers are still...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Queen City Showcase

6’2 ’21 Collin Mills (Team Vision) There’s a lot to like about Team Vision, especially when Mills is effectively leading the charge on both ends of the floor. He’s a great defender with quickness and positioning, which allows him to frequently force turnovers and get out in transition. Mills typically works more as a penetrator but knocked down numerous difficult jumpers throughout this showing....

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Player Profile: Evan Montanari

Each year, there are hundreds of underclassmen within North Carolina with the ability to contribute on varsity. However, often times the ones who actually succeed are those with the ability to recognize their role and maximize their value—something that Evan Montanari has done quite well over the last calendar year. Even on an East Lincoln team led by seniors in Justin Kuthan and Myles Adams,...

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