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Fall League Risers: Five Guys Worthy of Increased Attention

6'3 '25 Devin Sims (The Burlington School) Although he's commonly known as the most athletic player in the gym, Sims has shown the ability to be much more than a pure leaper. Throughout the fall league, he's carved out a meaningful role as a tough, high-motor piece who does the dirty work and physically overwhelms opponents on both ends of the floor. Sims is the type of player where you can...

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Player Standouts at Hoopstate Fall League (West)

5'9 '24 AJ Parsley (Team Ville) Playing hard has gradually become an obsolete skill, which is why it's always refreshing to watch AJ Parsley push the limits on what 'high motor' actually means. No matter the context or setting, he plays with a full-throttle approach. What Parsley lacks in height or vertical athleticism, he makes up for with speed, quickness, and general peskiness. He's a heady...

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CC Elite Trio Breaking Out

The current travel ball season has served as a major tipping point for a lot of different prospects to separate themselves from the pack. Take CC Elite, a program that opened the spring in an impressive fashion and attracted a lot of coaches early on. Eventually, their top player (Grant Hamilton) joined a shoe-circuit team. Where this would be negative for most teams, it actually allowed new...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom G3 (Days 1 & 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Cinjun Bridges (CC Elite) The typical shooter nowadays, whether efficient or not, typically takes a high volume of shots. But Cinjun is one of the most patient and methodical marksman you'll find with elite shot selection. He doesn't force looks just to try and get going, and still finds positive ways to impact the game as a facilitator with good off ball instincts as a...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Opening (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Tarris Bouie (Team Eat) Having already seen flashes as a freshman this year at Chambers, he immediately came out this weekend showing why he's a name that will emerge as one of the top in his class this summer. He's a sniper from deep and has crazy length to match his skillset, with the ability to get to his spots and hit shots and make good quick reads and finishing them...

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Grassroots Team Preview: CC Elite

Each travel ball season, we watch countless grassroots organizations compete over a six-month span to earn a limited number of scholarships. There have been so many notable programs to emerge over the years with plenty proving that you don't necessarily need to play with a shoe-circuit team in order to get recruited. Often times, it's not even a talent disparity, but rather a situation where...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 1, Day 1 at #HoopStateLeague (Cox Mill)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): Leaks was tremendous to start the day, as I was incredibly impressed with how the young guard operated on the floor.' He looked like a strong floor general on the floor, playing with a great pace and vision, finding his teammates and setting them up well, but also taking quality shots also.' Really enjoyed watching how he was able to operate on the court. Leaks is a...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: Team HOPE 2024

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. Team HOPE 2024 Cinjun Bridges #5' Class of 2024 (Marvin Ridge)'...

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POB's Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.1)

2024 Joshua Clark (Mavs Elite): Clark was extremely active on the court, as the guard was constantly moving around the court, finding those openings to help him score easy baskets, and working hard on both ends. 2023 6'7 Nate Self (Team HUSL 2023): Self is a young big that has some early intangibles that you may like.  He not only showed that he can get on the glass, but he is a big that...

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