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POB’s Standouts: The Grind Session (Winston-Salem)

2024 Jalen “Roc” Lee (West Oak): This young man, who is committed to Chicago State, was relentless and put on a show in hopes of securing the win. He finished the game with 30 points, and he was exceptional with his ability to knock down shots from a variety of levels. He excelled with his pull-up game, setting up his opponent and rising above them inside the arc as well as getting to his spots...

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Phenom Open Gym: Winston Salem Christian

2025 Jordan Lowery ' Jordan is a new name to know in the Hoop State. He will play a major role for the Lions this season. Jordan is a smart, high-IQ guard who has the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. The crafty playmaker has a tremendous feel for the game and makes everyone around him better. He also has the ability to knock down perimeter shots off the catch and bounce. Jordan...

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Piedmont Classical vs. Winston-Salem Christian Regional

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Piedmont Classical in Browns Summit, North Carolina, as the Bobcats were set to host Winston-Salem Christian Regional. Both teams entered this contest having played challenging schedules over the last few months, which only added to the excitement and anticipation of their ensuing battle. Piedmont Classical is a tough, rugged team led by a senior-laden...

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Phenom Game Report: DME Varsity vs. WS Christian Regional

We started out with DME Varsity taking on Winston Salem Christian Regional, taking part in the Ancore Invitational at Combine Academy.' These two teams were back in action after Day 1 and it was WS Christian that turned it up a notch early on.' They were able to get out in transition, create early turnovers, and really pressure DME which ultimately helped them earn the early edge 17-8 at the end...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ricky Moore #5: 5'11 '25 Mason Dobie (First Flight) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a very steady, reliable presence, Mason Dobie. He's a tough, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to produce from either backcourt position. Dobie handles the ball well, gets others involved, and can create off the bounce, but is also capable of...

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Player Standouts at Hoopstate League (Sunday)

6'2 '25 Chad Traylor (United We Stand) There are a lot of poised floor generals in the state, and Traylor is as impressive as any of them. He stands out as the clear leader of this group, both as their primary creator and tone-setting defender at the point of attack. Traylor is a reliable shot-maker with excellent vision and an understanding of how to consistently make the right play with the...

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Reece's Standouts: Hoop State League (Week 1: Day 1, West Division)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 JJ Mata (War Eagles)Given the nature of playing with Riptide SC in the summer, it comes as no surprise that JJ carries that same relentless tough mindset to high school ball. He's got great length at his position, a high motor to compete on both ends, and a scoring approach to make defenders wary. He constantly put guys in tough defensive positions with his constant attack,...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

5'10 '27 CP Perry (Team Ish) There were a lot of productive contributors for Team Ish, and Perry stood out as a consistent tone-setter from start to finish. He's an absolute pest defensively, providing a ton of energy, overwhelming opposing ball-handlers, and forcing turnovers with regularity. Offensively, Perry showcased the full arsenal. He hit shots, made plays off the bounce, and set up...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

5'6 '27 Corey Kinard (Strong Center) Though he was among the youngest players on display, it was easy to be impressed with Kinard throughout this viewing. His production is predictably appealing, but the intangibles are arguably what make him such an enticing long-term prospect. Kinard is very smart and patient with the ability to consistently create for himself and others. He displays a...

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Player Standouts at Phenom March Madness

6'2 '24 CJ Vaughn (NC Rise) The emergence of this NC Rise program has already benefitted various players, and Vaughn is certainly included in that group. Between their structure and ability to get up and down, the athletic combo-guard has no issue asserting himself within the action. Vaughn scores the ball from all levels, attacks the basket at a nice rate, and contains his assignment well...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Team BOND 16u

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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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Brady Potter #147:'5'11 '22 Christian Alston (Cuthbertson) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered a fairly steady, reliable two-way presence, Christian Alston. He's an unselfish, high-motor guard prospect with an excellent penetration sense and the ability to finish with either hand. Alston utilizes his quickness very well on both ends of the floor, especially when...

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Glenn v. East Forsyth

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Glenn High School in Kernersville, North Carolina, as the Bobcats prepared to host the Eagles of East Forsyth. Despite losing a key piece in Julius Reese due to transfer, the Bobcats have been excellent to start their season. Coming into this game, they faced adversity against quality opponents but consistently maintained their undefeated status. On the...

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