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Walking His Own Path: Jahreece Lynch

Every few years, North Surry High School seems to have an influx of talented basketball players emerge within their program. Following guys like Carter Phillips and Mason Hawks, Jahreece Lynch is their latest prospect to generate buzz among college coaches. The 6-foot-2 wing has been a notable football talent for quite a while, but still has plenty to offer a basketball program at the next...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile:'Jahreece Lynch

Height: 6'3 Class: 2023 School: North Surry Travel Team: NC Spartans Freshman Season: 15.9 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.0 APG, 3.1 SPG Sophomore Season: 19.3 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.8 APG, 4.1 SPG, 48% FG Junior Season: 21.7 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 5.4 APG, 2.3 SPG, 48% FG, 37% 3P What Was Recently Said (8/18/22): The Spartans faced a lot of adversity throughout the summer, but ultimately...

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Under-The-Radar Names for College Coaches

5'10 '23 Corey Gaines (Team Relentless) Between his time at Chambers and Gaston Christian, folks should already know about Gaines and everything he brings to the table. He's a tough, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect who hits jumpers at a high clip and understands how to effectively set the tone on both ends of the floor. Gaines clearly stood out as a leader for this group, dictating the...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Summer Finale (Day 2)

By: Ethan Reece 2023 Jahreece Lynch (NC Spartans)You know you have a different kind of leader when he steps up and asks to handle the toughest defensive assignment on the floor full court. He's a tenacious lead guard who isn't limited by position, raises the bar physically, and has the playmaking ability with strength and athleticism to take over a game. He had a great game offensively, knocking...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Finale

6'4 '24 Desmond Kent (Crossover Elite) Although there were numerous contributors for Crossover Elite, Kent really shined as a leader on both ends of the floor. He's long, mobile, and fairly skilled, but truly just beginning to harness his long-term upside. Kent is a steady rebounder, quality finisher, reliable shot-altering presence who runs the floor well and can knock down jumpers at a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 2)

2024 Jullien Cole (NC Jayhawks): Cole has really opened some eyes this summer with his play, showing what the 6'4 prospect can do and his impact on the court.  He did so one more time on Day 2, using his body to get downhill and create, but also making sure his impact was felt in an array of other areas including on the boards, finding teammates, and on the defensive side. 2024 Isaiah...

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Phenom MDC Player Spotlight: 2023 Jahreece Lynch (NC Spartans)

The NC Spartans have been a staple on the Phenom Hoops' platform for quite some time now, and they continue to bring players that should garner attention more with college coaches.  That is true once again, as we are adding another one to the list.  2023 Jahreece Lynch from NC Spartans and North Surry has been playing extremely well this summer. The two-sport athlete just continues to...

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Mal's Standouts from Phenom MDC (Day 2)

By: Malcolm Morgan 2024 DJ Shine (Upward Stars)  This kid is super talented! He was impressive all day long. He has a nice mid-range touch to him and there was really nothing that could speed him up. He was hitting shots and getting to the rim at will, making some tough passes, and doing a great job of using his body and creating space. Overall a solid crafty point guard who coaches need to...

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Five More Players to Watch at Phenom Challenge LIVE

6'2 '23 Jahreece Lynch (NC Spartans Haidinger) Given the departure of a major piece, folks should expect Jahreece Lynch to take over leadership responsibilities for the remainder of the summer. Though his game is tailored to thrive in a complementary role, Lynch has never had an issue producing in any setting. He's a strong, athletic, physically imposing wing with useful creation skills and the...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: NC Spartans 17u Haidinger

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. NC Spartans 17u Haidinger Will Gray ' 2023 6'1 PG East Forsyth...

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Player Standouts at Phenom March Madness

6'2 '24 CJ Vaughn (NC Rise) The emergence of this NC Rise program has already benefitted various players, and Vaughn is certainly included in that group. Between their structure and ability to get up and down, the athletic combo-guard has no issue asserting himself within the action. Vaughn scores the ball from all levels, attacks the basket at a nice rate, and contains his assignment well...

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Open Gym Report: NC Spartans 17U Haidinger

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops (Jeff Bendel, Tyler Lewis, and Colby Lewis) traveled out to Bishop McGuinness High School for the NC Spartans Media Day. The Spartans should be well-known as one of the better independent programs across the Carolinas, and their current group is no exception. Josh Thompson is the director, but Herb Liles, Kerry Graves, Curtis Patton, Ryan Haidinger, Michael Bowers, and...

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Player Standouts from Day 1 of Phenom Summer Showcase

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Dionte Neal (CSB Elite)Dionte is a PG that can take over the game very easily. Quick and shifty with his handles, it's hard for opponents to stay in front and keep him from getting to his spots. Controls the game well for such a young guard, rare to see such poise and patience. He made strong moves to the basket, finishing with his footwork and quickness 2025 Derek Ross (NC...

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A Look at the Winston 76ers

Micah Hudnall             6'0       West Forsyth               2023 Micah is a pass-first point guard. He leads by example out on the court. Micah is the type of guard who would rather get everyone else involved instead of...

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Player Watch at Queen City Showcase: Flash USA 2022

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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