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Player Standouts from Hoop State Fall League (Week 1: Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Chase Daniel (Team Force)Every time I watch Chase he provides something a little different. But no matter what, whatever role he fills ultimately leads to a win. Today his niche was finding the chinks in the armor and settling in the soft spot of the defense. He found it so often and naturally, at times getting shots off the same read 2 or 3 possessions in a row. Along with...

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Central Cabarrus Open Gym Report

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops had the pleasure of watching Central Cabarrus workout. Former Catawba College Head Coach, Jim Baker, has a talented group of young guards leading the way for his team this season. Although they may not be the biggest team, they are one of the toughest and scrappiest teams you’ll watch. Let’s take a look at some of their key players. 6’0 2023 Jaiden Thompson is coming...

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Building their resume: 2024 Chase and Carson Daniel (CC Elite/ Central Cabarrus)

Player: Carson DanielPlayer Chase DanielClass: 2024Height: 6’0AAU: CC Elite 2024School: Central Cabarrus We can feel confident about saying this… the class of 2024 in North Carolina is absolutely LOADED and deep; it may be one of the deepest classes we have had in quite some time.  Everywhere you look in the class, you can find talent that should be targets for an array of programs. But two...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Summer Havoc (Sunday)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Jacob Hand (Louisville Prospects)Jacob was a strong and steady presence down low for a Prospects team that needed him down the stretch as they held off a rallying comeback. He protected the paint and ran the court off his boards, showing off his versatility. He made moves down low to finish but also was able to get downhill as was the case in his game-winning floater as time...

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Summer Havoc Player Spotlight: Session 2 (Day 1)

By: Heath Gulledge 2024 6’2 Miles Beard (CC Elite 16u) Beard came out in the first game of the day on fire. He was getting it done from all levels on the offensive end. He really excels in the catch-and-shoot scenarios but also knows how to find his shot coming off screens and using the dribble to get open. He showed potential to get to the basket and finish around defenders as the game went...

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Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers (Summer Havoc Session 1, Day 2)

By: Brandon Blakney 6’5 2024 Rakease Passmore (NLPB)- Passmore might have had the most upside of any player I witnessed today, at 6’5 he’s a true wing and has the skill set that translates immediately at the next level. Passmore is an explosive athlete that’s capable of playing above the rim, he can make shots off the catch and shoot, and he’s capable of creating off the dribble. Passmore showed...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Summer Havoc Day 2 (Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Justin Taylor (Mint Hill Lakers/Hargrave Military) It has been very obvious to me that Justin Taylor is one of the most talented lead guards in this entire event. Primed for the next level, Taylor is a composed guard with a frame and mindset ready for the next level. He’s shown the ability to hit from all 3 levels and should be respected in that regard. I believe his...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 2, Part 2)

By: Noah Hooper 6’5 2023 Jalen Walker (Brand X 17U) When you watch Walker on the court you are gonna notice that he sticks out as one of the more elite athletes, and he uses this to his advantage, especially in transition situations. Furthermore, given Walker’s length, the ability to put the ball on the deck really throws off defenses as he is able to blow by bigger defenders with ease. Although...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’6 ’24 Jalik Dunkley-Distant (Bounce Elite) There’s an obvious amount of appeal with this Bounce Elite roster, and Dunkleydistant stands out as much as anyone. He’s a long, fluid wing prospect with phenomenal size, athleticism, and an excellent presence in the open floor. Dunkleydistant applies great downhill pressure, moves well without the ball, and highlighted the ability to create for...

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Standouts Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 1)

By; Sean Halloran 6’0 2024 Chase Daniel (CC Elite 16u) Chase Daniel is a tough, quick, scrappy guard who plays extremely hard on both ends of the ball. He has a great ability to get inside the point time and time again and naturally makes the right play. Very good at finding his teammates for open shots and finishing amongst the trees inside. One area of Daniel’s game I believe is underrated is...

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

2022 6’4 Tyler Gettings (Charlotte Aces): Gettings was tremendous to start his event and the overall day. The 6’4 prospect showed a nice skillset all over the floor, showing his comfort level in his jumper from outside and three, as well as playing incredibly strong around the paint and finishing at the rim.  Gettings just seemed to have a hand in everything on the court, including strong...

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Central Cabarrus not looking to slow down any time soon

Phenom Hoops has had a chance to get out during the month of June as teams have been participating in several teams’ camps and during the live period.  One event that Phenom attended was the Catawba Team Camp, bringing in several teams from around the region and giving us an early look at what each program has to offer. One of the first teams that we sat down to watch was Central Cabarrus,...

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Leaving a lasting impression: Phenom MDC (Part 1)

As you may have read, there was talent that could be found all over the court.  We just recently released our best-of-the-best players from the event that I personally saw but there are several others that left a lasting impression on me as well.  That is why these players captured my eyes as well, really leaving a mark on the event in Rock Hill. Here is Part 1. 2022 Cedric Patterson (Team...

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Player Standouts from Day 3 at the Phenom MDC

By: Heath Gulledge 2024 5’10 Chase Daniel (CC Elite Blue) Hamilton does it all for CC Elite. Whatever he’s asked to do, he’s going to do it and do it well. He’s a player that can score on all three levels. He can handle the ball and break down defenders and then makes the right play when he gets by them. He gets down hill extremely well and finishes through contact with great body control. He...

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Winning tradition continuing with CC Elite 2024

The CC Elite program has been one that has been know to rack up the wins and continues to be one of the more impressive programs in the state of North Carolina.  They bring a lot of unique talent and certainly ones that college coaches could get a steal with.  CC Elite 2022 just took home the championship at the Phenom G3 Showcase but we are taking a look at the CC Elite 2024 program...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 6’5 Jaheim Dodd (Upstate Preps): Dodd did a lot for his team on the court. He scored the ball effectively around the paint but also stepped out with his jumper, as well as getting on the boards and getting out in transition, making plays off the dribble. 2023 Gabe Hernandez (Team Hardaway): Hernandez was simply tough.  He made multiple plays on the court, creating well for himself,...

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Seeing Double: Daniel Twins Becoming Noteworthy Prospects

Over the last calendar year, CC Elite has arguably become the top independent program in North Carolina grassroots basketball. After being extremely competitive throughout the last summer season, they took a massive step forward upon adding Chase Lowe to an already-competitive group. While most of the attention has really been focused on Lowe, Patrick Wessler, and their slew of next-level...

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Phenom Game Report: Weddington vs. Central Cabarrus

The playoffs continued on Thursday night throughout North Carolina, as we checked in at Weddington as they welcomed in a tough Central Cabarrus. However, Central Cabarrus had their work cut out for them, as they had a big task in taking down one of the favorites on their home floor.

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQYAaxAFm8S0K11TvsGIgIUK Coach: Drew Bombick #0: 5’2 ’25 Tyler Daughtridge (Archdale) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a pretty strong impact despite being the youngest and smallest prospect on this team, Tyler Daughtridge. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect with a reliable spot-up presence from beyond...

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