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Phenom Game Report: Legacy Early vs. Gaston Christian

Final: Legacy Early 68 – Gaston Christian 54 Stats:LEC: Tyler Ringgold 16 points/ Kristian Hodges 17 points/ Hayden Assemian 8 points/ Jordyn Kee 13 points Gaston: Corey Gaines 15 points/ Cam Newman 14 points/ Joe Rhyne 8 points/ Preston Shuford 8 points Player Standouts: Was really impressed with what I saw from the newest South Florida commit in Tyler Ringgold (LEC). A 6’8 2023 prospect really...

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Keep tracking this season: Class of 2023 (Part 1)

Darius Kane 2023 Caden Fitzgibbons (WS Christian): Fitzgibbons has been a name that continues to pop up with his play. He has had a strong summer and offseason so far, and he is a name to keep an eye on this upcoming season with WS Christian.  Fitzgibbons has shown that he can be a scorer on the floor, as he has had several occasions in which he posts 20+ points while also being active on...

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Under-The-Radar Names for College Coaches

5’10 ’23 Corey Gaines (Team Relentless) Between his time at Chambers and Gaston Christian, folks should already know about Gaines and everything he brings to the table. He’s a tough, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect who hits jumpers at a high clip and understands how to effectively set the tone on both ends of the floor. Gaines clearly stood out as a leader for this group, dictating the...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6’7 ’25 Sadiq White (Elite One) Referring to White’s performance as “impressive” would be a massive understatement, as he dominated the game without even looking to do so. The ridiculously long, explosive forward controlled the glass, caused problems with his defensive presence, and finished seemingly anything he attempted around the basket. White plays so far above the rim that it’s almost...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale Day 1 (Part 1)

2025 Jayden Ross (Elite 1): It was fun to watch Ross operate early on Day 1.  He continues to show his development as a player, while showing his ability to not only knock down shots but also be a playmaker on the floor. Really like his feel and pace that he plays with, picking his spots and displaying a soft touch on his shot.  2028 Eddie Cota (Carolina Heights): The son of Ed Cota, you can see...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: Anthony Morrow Elite

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. Anthony Morrow Elite JJ Moore 5’102023 Point Guard Should...

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Phenom Open Gym Report: Gaston Christian

We continue to make our rounds around the state, recently heading over to Gaston Christian to check out the talent that will be on the court this year.  After a strong season last year, this is a program that will have a few new names coming in but have the talent to really make some noise.  Let’s dive into what we saw and who will be the players to watch. To start, you have to look at one of...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: Anthony Morrow Elite

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. Anthony Morrow Elite Anthony Morrow Elite has...

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Could it be a season to remember for JL Chambers?

As mentioned before in other articles, Phenom Hoops was posted up at the Myers Park Summer League, a 4-day event that brought several schools around the Charlotte area all under one roof and was live-streamed by The Hoop State Network. Giving us an early glimpse into what some of the teams may look like next season, one team, in particular, could be in for a big year.  JL Chambers, formerly...

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Playing with Composure and Balance: 2022 Corey Gaines

In all of the thought-provoking conversations I’ve had with Coach Frasier, Varsity Men’s Basketball Coach at Julius L. Chambers High School, there’s one in particular that I’ll always find myself revisiting. I asked him a question in which I’d been searching years for a clear answer; “what is the key to a state championship?”. His answer, a reliable lead guard. In all honesty, I was shocked that I hadn’t considered that as the answer beforehand.

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Anthony Morrow Elite

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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North Mecklenburg vs Vance

Only eight miles separates North Mecklenburg and Vance. On Thursday night, Vance made the trip to North Mecklenburg. It was North Mecklenburg’s Senior Night, and they were ready to honor those seniors from the opening possession. Davidson commit, Chris Ford, set the tone early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. He knocked down the midrange jumper, and later converted on the...

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Vance vs Hopewell: Game Recap

On Friday night, Vance travelled across I-77 to take on Hopewell. Vance was able to improve their record on the year to 2-0 with the 81-58 win. The game was much closer for much of the game than the score indicates. Both teams came out aggressive in the first quarter. But it was Vance who was able take control of the game early. 2022 Daniel Sanford made his presence felt with 10 points, 3...

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