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Hoop State Fall League: Week 2 Thoughts & Storylines

Hurricane Ian closed down the school systems in Cabarrus County and unfortunately we were unable to host the Hoop State Fall League-West Division at Cox Mill High School. That being said, our Phenom staff headed down to Raleigh to the Hoop State Fall League-East Division at the JD Lewis Center. While the two-court facility has “tight quarters,” it’s the perfect venue to host a high school fall...

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Wake Co Hoops: Watchlist (Class of 2023) (Part 2)

Continuing our Watchlist series with the players that we are keeping a close eye on, that are in our top 25. These guys are all established pieces of their teams, and should all contribute heavily this season, but these few stood out to us as ones to keep an extra eye on. Sam Martin – Apex (3) I have touched a lot on what Sam brings to the table as a player so I will link those...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Jake Hart

Height: 6’1 Class: 2023 School: Fuquay-Varina Travel Team: Strong Center Freshman Season (JV): 3.3 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 3.5 APG, 3.1 SPG Sophomore Season: N/A Junior Season: 8.8 PPG, 7.0 RPG, 5.8 APG, 3.1 SPG, 47% FG What Was Recently Said (4/26/22): While his value might not necessarily be reflected in the box score, Hart is incredibly important to this squad. He shines as a...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: Strong Center

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge

6’5 ’22 Mikhail Pocknett (WBC Elite) It’s difficult to say anything that hasn’t already been mentioned, as Pocknett continues to dominate as a primary option for this squad. He’s a strong, mobile forward who thrives at securing rebounds, pushing the break, and consistently finishing around the basket. Pocknett can knock down the occasional jumper and understands how to set up others at a useful...

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Team Preview: Strong Center Elite 2023

Another excited year of travel basketball has started. Last week, Tyler and I had the opportunity to lead a practice with Strong Center Elite 2023. One thing that stood out with this team is that they are all made up of players who are from the same area and have been playing together for years. Let’s take a closer look at this year’s roster. 5’10 2023 Micah Jones (Holly...

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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Khalil Shakir #32: 5’6 ’23 Jaydyn Sowell (Central) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Jaydyn Sowell. He’s a strong, physical lead guard prospect with the ability to attack the basket, finish through contact, and play bigger than his size on either end of the floor. Sowell displayed a quick first...

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