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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Holiday Classic

2024 Austin Swartz (Cannon): We will start this article off this way… Austin Swartz should be a nationally recognized prospect by all outlets. Swartz’s game looks to translate well at the next level and he is showing so much more of his all-around game along with just how big of a prolific scorer he can be. When talking about his game, everyone knows his ability to be a fluid 3-level scorer,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2023 Lance Gill (United Faith): Gill led the charge for his team in a win on Day 2, showing a more assertive nature offensively and using his athleticism to his advantage. First off, Gill did a great job defensively, pressuring the ball and making plays in the passing lanes; that doesn’t mention his impact on the boards. Offensively, he uses his athleticism well to attack and get to the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Holiday Classic (Day 1)

2023 Dallas Gardner (Charlotte Country Day): Gardner really set the tone in this game to start the weekend, as he was able to fill up the stat sheet and make his presence felt on both sides of the court.  Gardner did an excellent job in pushing in transition and attacking the defense, penetrating and getting in the lane, finishing well through contact, and showing his athleticism. His defense...

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Top Performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

Here is a list of the top performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest presented by Fit for Life 24. Calvary DayJaydin Spillman – 12 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 steals on Saturday. Isaiah Ramazani – 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on Saturday. Carmel ChristianKaleb Siler – 20 points and 6 rebounds on Friday. Jaeden Mustaf – 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Austin Collins #7: 5’11 ’24 Keenan Wilkins (Christ School) Starting things off, we look at a player who has consistently made strides in his transition into a floor general, Keenan Wilkins. He’s a polished, skilled point guard prospect with the ability to fill it up in a variety of different ways offensively. That being said, Wilkins has made clear strides as a playmaker and...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 16U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Holiday Classic

2022 Marcus Kell (Legion Collegiate): I will have to say this, Western Carolina seems to have gotten them a steal, and can’t wait to see what he is able to do at the next level. Really tough to match up with a 6’8 prospect with one of the smoothest shots around, stepping in and showing his range, but also being effective in all areas and helping on the boards.  Simply uses his size to his...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Jamboree Bash (Part 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’5 2024 Iverson King (Forsyth Country Day)  This weekend, Iverson King appeared to be one of the clear leaders of this young group. He’s long been discussed by on-lookers as an early college priority and seems to be living up to his potential as a player that scholarship-level schools should be paying attention to right now. King is hitting with efficiency from beyond the...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’5 ’24 Elijah Kelly (Gata Academy) After showcasing his abilities with both squads over the weekend, Kelly has an obvious amount of appeal. He’s very skilled, especially for his size, and possesses the necessary versatility to cause a ton of matchup problems for opponents. Kelly is excellent at grabbing defensive rebounds, pushing the break, and making plays with the ball in his hands. Scores...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at the Phenom Jamboree Bash

2025 Zion Williamson (Elite 1 2025): Williamson is a young but lengthy prospect, that has a natural feel on the floor, brings a ton of versatility with his game, can operate on several levels, and create for himself off the dribble.  Had a strong showing to start his day at the Jamboree Bash. 2025 Kyri Wilson (Mooresville JV): Wilson really showed a balanced attack on the floor. With his ability...

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Forsyth Country Day School

Phenom Hoops travelled to Lewisville, North Carolina for our Phenom Open Gym Tour to cover Forsyth Country Day School. Forsyth Country Day holds a special place in my heart. I was able to play there from my eight grade to eleventh grade year before transferring to Oak Hill Academy. Coach Doug Esleeck is in his second season at Forsyth Country Day and he has accumulated some special young talent...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Last week, we put out an article featuring noteworthy prospects throughout the Triad in the Class of 2025. It featured various up-and-coming talents, many of which attended the CP3 Rising Stars Camp, and highlighted what they should bring to their respective high school programs. In keeping with the trend of previewing some of the notable names across the Triad, today’s edition will...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1, Part 1)

Iverson King By: Noah Hooper 5’7 2025 Darnerian Gibson (Carolina Rockets 14U) When you talk about having a floor general on your team, Gibson fits that description perfectly as he was simply a leader out on the court this morning. The way he was able to get downhill and finish at the rim was great as he used his smart instincts to attack open driving lanes and closeouts. He also did a great job...

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Players that Impressed at NCISAA LIVE Period – Class of 2024

Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will continue with...

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POB’s Standouts from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 2, Part 2)

2022 Zeke Cannedy (Team HOPE 2022): Cannedy had himself a game on Day 2 of the Phenom G3 Showcase.  He really gave us a glimpse of his entire game, stretching the floor with his perimeter shooting (knocking down five 3-pointers), but also creating separation inside or getting to the line.  He was aggressive all game long and really came up big in a narrow win. Impressive game when...

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Team Curry 15u Preview

When watching this 15 and under Team Curry squad, one thing sticks out: size. This team has height, length, athleticism and skill. Head Coach Reggie Hairston has been with the Pro Skills Basketball organization now for seven years. This will be his second season as the head coach of the 15u Team Curry team. Last season, he helped guide the team to a 21-3 record and solidified themselves as one...

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