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Players to Watch for in the NCHSAA State Championships: Seventy-First v. West Charlotte

6’8 ’23 James Scott (Seventy-First) Given the difference between these two rosters (especially following the Donovan Raymond injury), Scott could ultimately be the biggest x-factor on either team. He’s just extremely reliable on both ends of the floor, and that should allow him to naturally affect all facets of the game within the flow of the action. Scott is long, poised, and really embraces...

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Phenom Game Report: Rocky Mount vs. Seventy-First

Phenom Hoops continues their tremendous coverage of the public school playoffs, as we checked out Seventy-First as they welcomed in Rocky Mount for an absolute showdown.  Both teams came out strong and traded baskets, with Seventy-First earning the early edge, 15-13.  The Falcons used a balanced attack early on between their size and guard play, while 2023 Jamal Townsend got things going for...

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The Future of Trinity Christian

While it probably goes without saying, Coach Heath Vandevender has seen an abundance of talent come through the doors during his time at Trinity Christian. From the likes of Dennis Smith to Josh Nickelberry, Joey Baker, Greg Gantt, and countless others, there has been no shortage of accomplishments for the Crusaders. Even recently, he’s won a lot of games behind the leadership of Freddie...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 Brady Moore (Louisville Prospects): Moore took advantage of the stage that was set, going for an impressive 20-point performance vs. the Royals.  The 6’5 prospect brings a strong frame and plays physical in getting downhill, putting the ball on the deck and finishing well with toughness.  Just really like how strong he plays on the court. 2022 Xavier McKelvy (Charlotte Royals):...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: Team United 2023

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. Team United 2023 Size, on top of size, on top...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2023 Lamont’e Cousar (Watch Us Work): Cousar continues to elevate his game and rise up the rankings in my mind with his play. We are talking about a 6’6, sturdy body that can operate on so many levels.  Whether it is being physical down low in the paint, step out and showcase his confidence with his perimeter game, or put the ball on the deck and get to the bucket, Cousar fills it up and has...

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Soaring Under the Radar: Xavier Tubbs

With programs like Combine Academy, Moravian Prep, and Winston-Salem Christian (among others) undergoing drastic changes over the last few years, it seems like folks have begun to forget about Trinity Christian and their prolonged success under Coach Keith Vandevender. Although their last state championship came in 2017-18, it’s not like they’ve been struggling to maintain relevance. In the...

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Open Gym Tour: Team CP3 15U

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for another special open gym feature on Team CP3’s 15s, 16s, and 17s. This organization is consistently one of the most talented programs in the state and home to numerous NBA players and overseas professionals. Since basically every player on the roster is a noteworthy name, we will be taking a closer look at some personal...

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