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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.2)

2022 6’0 Kendall Smith (Charlotte Express): Smith was incredibly productive on both ends of the floor. Loved his intensity and how he got after it on the defensive end, creating multiple steals and pushed the tempo on offense.  His defense helped lead to scoring opportunities on the offensive end for himself and his teammates. 2022 6’0 Camian Shell (Moravian Prep): Shell is one that simply...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 3 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2022 6’7 Mikhail Pocknett (BWSL Team Marsh 17u): Pocknett was nearly a double-double machine last year for Ashley HS and showed that same production on Day 3.  He shows tremendous hands and strength down low in the post, moves well and is always active, and finishes well against defenders. 2022 7’0 Patrick Wessler (CC Elite 2022-2021): Wessler continues to show why he is regarded as one of...

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Brandon’s impact players flying under the radar

Most of the guys on the list are all prospects that have shown vast improvements since my last viewing of them, and have truly expanded their games. One guy remains one of the most consistent guards in the state, and one youngster broke onto my radar for the first time.

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’0 ’22 Kory Davis (1Carolina) The 1Carolina program possesses a ton of intriguing prospects within their program, and Davis has performed well with both squads in attendance. Playing up an age group, he really stood out with his defensive prowess and ability to really harass opposing guards for 94 feet. Davis is also very quick and fast in the open floor, which allows him to consistently get by...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’10 ’22 Corneilous Williams (TLBA) The TLBA roster is loaded with talented prospects, but arguably none more notable than Williams. He’s long, athletic, and plays with a nonstop motor on both ends of the floor. Williams is an incredible rebounder with sharp timing as a rim-protector. Although most of his offensive ability shines around the basket, Williams also highlighted a useful perimeter...

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Previewing the Triad High School Basketball Landscape: Parkland

It’s been stated before, but the high school basketball scene has transformed into something comparable to NBA free agency. On one hand, the kneejerk reaction is to pose an argument for why/how transferring or reclassifying could have a positive effect on said player. The other side of the token typically points to the lack of loyalty, structure, or overall negative effects that could...

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Coach Rick’s All Hustle Team “Effort, Energy, and Enthusiasm”

Coach Rick’s All Hustle Team “Effort, Energy and Enthusiasm” No matter the talent level, there’s an old saying. “You can’t teach effort.” There are just some players that have the “Hustle” gene. It’s in their DNA. They know one speed and that’s all out. Simply put, there are players that are wired to play with effort, energy and enthusiasm. Below are the players that we’ve seen countless times...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2021)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-Defense teams

There were several players could make a case for the Phenom Hoops' All-Defensive Team, but here are the players that made our list. Check out the first, second, and third-team all-defense teams below.

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Defensive Difference Makers

Defensive Difference Makers  There’s an old saying, “Offense sells the tickets, defense wins the game.” No matter the level, defense is the name of the game. When speaking to college coaches, one of the biggest questions we get as basketball scouts concerning a prospect is, ” Who can they defend?” In addition, we often hear players will play at the level they can defend. That being...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Stay Positive

Team Winston 5’11 ’21 Camian Shell- The point guard was arguably Team Winston’s best performer to open the second day of Phenom Stay Positive. He’s such an excellent leader that sets the tone on both sides of the ball. Shell is so smart and steady on offense, which allows him to highlight his phenomenal balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s extremely tough, especially when attacking the...

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Eye Catchers from the Phenom Stay Positive (Part I)

It has been a great event this weekend in Greensboro, as players have shown up and competed all throughout the event.  Some players have caught the eyes of our scouts, but here are a few quick notes from some of the players we have seen.

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Early Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

Charlotte Royals 6’0 ’21 Christian Rudisell- The strong-bodied guard was easily among the most productive performers for this Royals squad. He set the tone offensively and displayed constant toughness on both sides of the ball. Rudisell handled the ball well while offering a quality balance between scoring and playmaking. He also dialed in on defense and proved to be an above-average rebounder....

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Che Roth   #3:5’10 ’20 Camian Shell (Parkland) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-defined skillset at camp, Camian Shell. He’s a strong, quick point guard prospect that knows how to effectively run a team on both sides of the ball. Shell has a formidable jumper, but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, especially on...

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Kevin’s Player Standouts at NC Top 80

2020 #59 6’4 Ahmil Flowers (Greensboro) Ahmil is one of the most athletic kids in the state that nobody talks about. Flowers was a terror in transition and on the boards, he also has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Flowers does an excellent job of utilizing his body to navigate through traffic. Ahmil best basketball is ahead of him with his ability to fill the stat sheets up. #47 6’3...

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Live With Brandon Blakney EP. 1

On the latest release of the remastered podcast Live With Brandon Blakney, Brandon discussed an array of topics happening throughout the hoops world. Is Southwest Guilford the best in 3A? The Piedmont Triad 3A conference has been FULL of talent since its formation several years ago, this season is no different as Southwest Guilford looks like the best public school in the state. They’re blowing...

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Brandon Lee’s Frank Spencer Storylines PT 2

Day two was full of some surprises Parkland came out and made a statement last night, they wanted all the smoke with the higher seeded Phoenix.   Winston Salem, North Carolina- Both these programs and their staffs are very familiar with one other, the intensity level truly had the feel of a rivalry game. Two teams in very different positions, Parkland (4-3),  young and hungry, they were...

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