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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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Big men show out at Phenom Summer Havoc

The talent was rich in Rock Hill throughout Session 1 and Session 2 of the Phenom Summer Havoc. Storylines were developed all throughout but one that really seemed to capture my eyes was the production and talent from the bigs.  Here are just a few of the big men that captured my eyes all throughout the event and certainly should and will be priorities for college coaches of all levels. 2022...

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

2022 Jajuan Nicholls (Sheed Wallace Select): There is a lot of length on this Wallace Select team but Nicholls is one that has continued to earn praise with what he provides on both ends. The 6’8 prospect showed flashes both on the defensive side of the ball, blocking shots, creating a wall on the court, and moving well against different opponents. He also has a nice feel and mobility...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: CP3 2024

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. CP3 2024 The future looks extremely bright in...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Phenom Summer Showcase (Part 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2025 Cayden Martin (Piedmont Classical HS 15U)  Cayden is a conscienceless scorer with consistent mechanics on his jumpshot. His confidence and general maturity for his age gives him a mental advantage Active hands defensively, shows all the signs of a player who will one day be an important piece for PCHS.  2024 6’0 JJ Fullwood (Greensboro Day JV)  JJ plays the game...

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Overflowing with Talent: Team CP3 15U (2024)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a variety of high-level basketball. Our Phenom Post-Grad Nationals began on Friday while the Hoopstate Championship and Spring Tip-Off Classic kicked-off on Saturday—making for an extremely entertaining weekend. There were countless notable teams and players from all three...

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DeAjai’s Day 2 Standouts (Part 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2021 6’0 Mustapha Shah   Boo Williams Carolina 17U is one of the more complete teams I’ve watched today at the #PhenomSpringTipOff, and Mustapha Shah deserves recognition in that credit. The rock-solid lead guard possesses a blend of athleticism and vocal presence that captured my attention fairly early. His defensive disciple and dedication to creating disruption on that end...

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Five Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Northside Christian v. Bull City Prep Recap/Player Standouts

The contest between Northside Christian and Bull City Prep-Durham started off in a somewhat sluggish fashion but remained competitive throughout. After going back and forth for the duration of the quarter, Northside ended the first period with an 11-8 lead. However, the Knights only seemed to get better as this game carried onward. They found their footing in the second quarter, extending their...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Standouts from Phenom Tip-Off Classic

6’7 Ben Burnham ‘21 of Carmel Christian was a man amongst boys tonight as he dominated the game on both sides of the ball. He has a unique combination of motor, toughness, and athleticism that allows him to be very productive for his team. He is an incredible rebounder who works to collect every rebound possible, rebounds seem to just fall right in his hands. Watching him play you quickly see...

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Phenom Open Gym: Northside Christian

Northside Christian was fun to watch last year and came up just short in their hopes of a state championship.  Now, Coach Hatchett has lost a few key seniors and players from last year’s team but is excited about what the future holds with this year’s group.  A blend of scoring, quickness, versatility, and experience, Northside Christian is going to certainly be a team to watch once...

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