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Phenom Open Gym: Panther Creek High School

Phenom Hoops travelled to Cary, North Carolina to cover Panther Creek open gym. Coach Shawan Robinson is considered one of the top coaches in the NCHAA. Last season, Panther Creek finished with a 23-8 record losing to Weddington in the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. When you think of Panther Creek, the first word that pops up is “balance.” It’s a total team effort for Panther Creek where everyone...

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Noteworthy Bigs to start eyeing more from Coach Rick’s TOC

2023 6’10 Tai Hamilton (ACE Elite): Hamilton has been a name popping up more and more this summer and deservingly so. At 6’10 and with his fluidity, there is certainly a place for him at the next level and he is one big that you can still work with and develop. But he utilizes his length well, whether it is being active on the boards or protecting the rim, but he also runs the floor well at...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 2, Part 1)

2026 Michael Jones (Elite 1 Gold): This is a young rising guard that you will want to start to jot down and watch in the near future.  Jones though put on a show to help lead his team; whether it was showing off his speed in the open floor, his shiftiness and ability to create off the dribble, or finding ways to score whether it was knocking down shots from outside or finishing tough shots...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Fall Finale/ Hoop State League (Day 1, Part 2)

2023 Donovan Raymond (United We Stand): Raymond had a really strong showing in Week 3 of the Hoop State League, one of his best and most consistent performances.  He showed you a glimpse of why so many schools should be looking his way and he continues to develop and show what the end product could be.  You just don’t see too many bigs with his mobility, ability to defend out on the perimeter,...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom September Classic (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’1 2022 Landon King (United We Stand/West Charlotte) Landon has always stood out to me given his fearlessness on the floor, and his ability to score in impressive volumes when hot. The scoring guard thrives in scenarios where he’s guarded by players with matching size. West Charlotte will find a ton of value this season in King’s ability to produce from both the mid-range...

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