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Stockrisers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Part 2)

The first-ever Phenom Lakesgiving was a huge success, as teams came out and really showcased their talent, and several players should see their stock rise after their performances at the event. Here are four players that college coaches should take a look at more with what they have shown early on. 2025 Tre McKinnon (Lake Norman): It may be the start of things turning for the 6’5 sophomore, as...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Day 1, Part 2)

2023 Kirsten Lewis-Williams (Lake Norman): Lewis-Williams was off the charts on Day 1 and she really filled it up in all areas of the court. Whether it was her defensive presence, racking up seven steals which eventually helped lead to points. But she also was tremendous in creating for herself, weaving through defenders and finishing with touch as well as through contact.  That doesn’t...

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Keep tracking this season: Class of 2023 (Part 2)

2023 Jaden Lyles (Rocky River): Lyles is one that I believe goes under the radar around the Charlotte area but he had a strong season last year for Rocky River in leading the charge with 18.1ppg, 4.2rpg, and 3.7apg while shooting 57 percent from the floor.  We had a chance to see an updated viewing of him at the Summer Finale, and he continues to show that he can be a productive scorer, getting...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 2)

2024 Jullien Cole (NC Jayhawks): Cole has really opened some eyes this summer with his play, showing what the 6’4 prospect can do and his impact on the court.  He did so one more time on Day 2, using his body to get downhill and create, but also making sure his impact was felt in an array of other areas including on the boards, finding teammates, and on the defensive side. 2024 Isaiah...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Asheville Christian vs. Rocky River

We continued a great day of basketball, as Rocky River and Asheville Christian battled it out on the court and it was a battle throughout. Neither team was able to create space between each other, as we were tied at 10 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter was much of the same, as 2022 James Wilkins led the charge for Asheville Christian and 2023 Jaden Lyles led the way for Rocky...

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Phenom Open Gym: Rocky River

Phenom Hoops continues to make their way around the state of North Carolina, checking in on teams before the season starts.  One stop that we recently made was at Rocky River, as this is a program that will have some fresh faces coming in and looking to make their mark.  Let’s dive into what we saw on the court during their open gym. Senior Leadership Rocky River had to replace several...

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Phenom 150 Camp Session I Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Sam Layman #132: 5’9 ’23 Andre Myrie (Village Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased the ability to play much bigger than his size would imply, Andre Myrie. He’s a tough, fairly well-rounded guard with a nice feel for the game and reliable presence on either end of the floor. Myrie is a heady defender with the ability to force turnovers, push...

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Phenom 150 Session I Standouts: Guards

Camp season is upon us at Phenom Hoops, as it gives us a chance to watch a blend of experienced players, young players, and ones that are simply new names to Phenom Hoops. It also provides these players a chance to start their story with us and play against some great competition. Session I on Saturday in Greensboro brought us some intriguing names to watch, players that grabbed our attention...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom 150 (Session I) (Part 2)

2023 Necorian Clark (Cedar Ridge): Though listed at 6’2 he plays a lot bigger with his impressive length on the court. Like his potential on the court and showed that he uses his length well in trying to finish strong at the rim. 2023 Lamonte Cousar (Scotland HS): Cousar has the size that allows him to compete down low and get on the boards, handling contact but also feels comfortable in...

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