Reece’s Standouts from Phenom Opening (Day 1: Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Alex Madrid (TNT Hoopsquad)While the whole guard core showed true balance and impressed with their skillsets, Alex made his case for being the team’s top-scoring option. Smooth handle with the ability to create for himself and a true shooter’s form. He would be utilized best at the 2 guard but could run the show at the 1 if needed due to the team’s system, understanding of...

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Phenom Game Report: Northern Durham vs. Jordan

Jayan Walker Phenom Hoops continues their travels around the state of North Carolina to check in on the talent around the state.  Wednesday night, we took in Northern Durham as they went over to Jordan high school.  Jordan has been a program of interest this season with the talent and their success so far, as they look to be a team to be reckoned with.  They came out strong against Northern...

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Player Standouts from Hoop State League (Wk 4: Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2022 Evan Smith (Team Purple)Ardrey Kell will have a lot of guys stepping up to make plays this season and their clear leader will be Evan from the PG position. This was my first time watching Evan and I was very impressed. As good a floor general as I’ve seen in recent months, Evan excelled in handling the pressure and controlling the pace. Can be quick but is best using his...

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