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The Expansion of the Carolina Riptide

Just four years ago, Grant Hodges, Greg Forest, and seven kids from the greater Lake Norman area came together to form the Carolina Riptide. Despite some roster changes over the years, the core grouping of Clay “Smoke” Hodges, Trace Forest, Christian Taylor, and Callahan Reed have remained firmly intact since first forming. Thereafter, the Riptide players could be seen attending various camps...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Halloween Havoc/ HoopState League (Part 1)

Michael Dulin 2021 Michael Dulin (Carolina Riptide 2021): Dulin does a tremendous ability blend of scoring and being a playmaker on the court.  What makes him so tough on the court is that one can use him in so many ways and his length creates trouble for defenders, as he attacks the basket well but is also unselfish. 2022 Jonathan Foust (RC Kings): Just seemed to have a knack to be around the...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 20

Team 20Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQaoiynjd_Hd7T1X2Z4LPibL Coach: Yusuf English #0: 5’5 ’24 MJ Armstrong (Rock Hill) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed well despite being the smallest camper on this team, MJ Armstrong. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a nice perimeter jumper and solid vision as a playmaker. Armstrong operates...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’8 ’21 Ben Burnham (Team Charlotte) There’s an obvious amount of talent within the Team Charlotte organization, and Burnham has arguably been their most consistent performer of the early season. He’s a long, wiry forward with quality athleticism and an excellent nose for the ball. Burnham plays with a nonstop motor and understands how to overwhelm opponents with his activity level. He’s a...

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