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HoopState Fall League Standouts (Week 1, West Division)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2023 6’5 Isaac Holmes (Papa Pete’s Patriots/Apex Friendship) Isaac has been one of the more skilled players that I’ve watched today. The hybrid forward carries a trait of skillful, intelligent basketball with him at all times. He plays a very crafty game, highlighting both his ability to shoot the ball as well as facilitate. Holmes is difficult to match up with, given his...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Charlotte Catholic

We continue around the state of North Carolina, checking into gyms to get a glimpse of what teams will be bringing this upcoming high school season.  Recently, we went to Charlotte Catholic to see what they may have.  They have some very nice pieces that you may have already heard of and a few new names that should be receiving more attention.  Let’s dive into the roster. Young...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Grind

6’2 ’25 Jerron Blackwell (Charlotte Nation) Despite not playing with his usual group, Blackwell still found ways to stand out and operate as a leader for this squad. He’s smart, poised, and extremely mature, especially at this stage in his development. Blackwell is a reliable scorer with a well-rounded skillset, but doesn’t even need to chase point totals in order to make a consistent impact....

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

JJ Moore 2024 Mony Day (Charlotte Dragons): Though young and playing up, Day has a superb start to his day. He played with terrific pace and feel, being patient on the floor, picking his spots, and showing a nice understanding of his scoring ability. He stayed aggressive, penetrating the lane, showing touch on his floater or not shying away from contact and getting to the line. 2023 Owen Elliott...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 2, Part 1)

By: Noah Hooper 6’8 2023 Patrick Tivnan (Team Hope 2023 Laney) Coming from the long well-coached program of Charlotte Catholic, Tivnan really showed how much of a valuable asset he is to his team this morning as he completely dominated the glass on both sides of the floor. At 6’7, Tivnan’s versatile offensive skill set stood out as well as he is able to put the ball on the deck to get what he...

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Special K’s Superstars: Phenom G3 Showcase

6’7 Patrick Tivnan of Team HOPE Laney 2023 has steadily improved his game over the past summer. He has worked on his ability to be able to push the ball in transition and has developed a nice jumper from midrange. He is an active forward who is a high-quality rebounder while also being an offensive threat in the paint. He has nice length and a strong frame that allows him to be a good paint...

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom Stay Positive (Day 1, Part 2)

Jaheim Taylor 2022 Kendrell Brooks (Brothers Basketball): Brooks has been a consistent threat on the court, as the 6’2 prospect has scored consistently in an array of areas on the court, pulling up and knock down shots but also getting to the basket.  But also enjoyed his vision and floor sense, making some terrific passes to set up his teammates for easy shots. 2021 Jaheim Taylor (Hart Select):...

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Expected Rise in Production: Four Potential Breakout Candidates

Although the travel ball season just recently got underway, there are a lot of interesting subplots swirling around the upcoming high school season. Sure, it’s pretty early to be discussing this topic while the Class of 2021 is still approaching their graduation. However, basketball has basically turned into a year-round sport that stops for absolutely no one. That being said, various prospects...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Grassroots TOC: Day 3

Umar Lawson 2022 Caden Fitzgibbons (NC Spartans Hartzell): Fitzgibbons continues to have a tremendous weekend, really filling up the boxscore, moving well without the ball, creating for himself, and simply putting points on the board.  His production has been consistent all throughout the weekend and should be one to really monitor throughout this summer. 2022 Jevon Long (Next Level SC):...

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Phenom 150 Camp Session I Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Michael Wilson #129: 5’8 ’24 Malaki Baker (West Johnston) Starting things off, we look at a player who stood out as a strong finisher, especially for his size, Malaki Baker. He’s a young, slightly undersized guard prospect with a nice motor and overall feel for the game. Baker displays a useful midrange jumper and the understanding of how to move without the ball in his hands....

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