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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 of Summer Havoc 2 (Part 1)

2024 Martez James (Team Blessed): James was a player that we saw on Day 1, and he impressed once again. College coaches need to be looking his way, as James can be a bully on the floor but also brings a lot of production. Love his intensity and motor, always playing hard, attacking off the dribble, getting in the paint, and is relentless on the boards.' Another big showing for the young man....

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: Start looking the way of Mid-State Magic

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn't mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let's dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout. Mid-State Magic One program that has been making waves to start the...

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Reece’s Rundown: Post LIVE Periods (Part 2)

By: Ethan Reece Now that we're through March, April, and two Live Periods, there's a lot to unpack and look back on. Who's made an impression and who are important names to start tracking as we head into the summer' There's so much to note after the first two months of the travel season, so here are some of my takeaways from Phenom's spring events. Team Hope Gripper's Depth and Balance You can...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom Challenge (Part 2)

2024 Jerquarius Stanback (Midstate Magic): Stanback continues to be a prospect on the rise over the last few months. The 6’6 forward shows a strong skill set, is fluid and active on both ends, displays a developing feel in scoring around the basket as well as stepping out at times, and also brings a good presence on the defensive end. Stanback is just scratching the surface of what he...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom March Madness (Day 2, Part 3)

2025 Cash McSweeney (Sw15h Elite): McSweeney continues to be a forward in the class of 2025 that you will want to monitor.' Had a very good showing on Day 2 and liked the steps he has made with his game.' McSweeney is quite skilled for his position, and is only getting stronger and more physical. Love his feel on the glass, while also doing a nice job of spacing the floor and showing his touch....

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Player Standouts at Phenom March Madness

6'3 '24 Jaylon Bumpass (Team Legend) Given how he's set the tone in each of their games, it would be difficult to ignore everything Jaylon Bumpass has brought to the table. He's a long, wiry guard prospect with an excellent combination of IQ, athleticism, and overall polish. Bumpass operates as a primary creator for this group, showing an understanding of how to get others involved while...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2025 Johnniyus Sharpe (Carolina Heights)This guy's performance in their G2 win was easily the most impressive of the day. His composed nature made it seem effortless for him, but he was displaying seriously impressive moves and feel for a freshman. He knocked down threes, created numerous opportunities for others drawing help off penetration, and just has a natural basketball...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece2025 Jerquarius Stanback (NLPB)Length is something every coach wants and Jerquarius has so much of it to utilize. It impacts the game even more at his age, and he takes full advantage of it. Everything in the lane is his, defensively and offensively. His reach really helps him finish from all over and around guys. Showed awareness moving through the lane amongst others and finding...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 1)

2025 Jerquarius Stanback (NLPB): One to certainly monitor in the class of 2025 here in North Carolina, as the young forward brings tremendous length to the court. Still young and developing, really liked his presence around the basket, finishing strong but also being a presence defensively around the basket, walling up and making it difficult for his opponents. 2027 Brennan Jefferson (Garner...

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

2024 Richard Goods (Carolina Clutch): Goods continues to be a flourishing big this summer and production is the name of the game. The 6'8 big man moves incredibly well on the floor, has terrific hands, and makes smart decisions on the floor, not forcing much but understanding when to score.  Terrific feel around the basket and still a developing young big, which is why schools are already...

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