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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Hardwood Classic (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Donyeh Baird (Team Loyal)There are several guys in the 2026 class I’m finding to be seamlessly positionless and Donyeh is one of them. Even while being the biggest guy on the team, he carries a heavy percentage of their ball-handling duties being able to initiate things from the perimeter and operate as a truly big guard that makes mismatches. He’s consistently been at the...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Halloween Havoc (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Amari Melton (Triple Threat)My second viewing of Amari only confirmed what I saw from him last month. The big guard takes what he wants and shows no indication that the defense phases him at all. He consistently finishes contested drives and uses his body well as he operates as the main ball handler. Any chance he got in the open court was a bucket for his team, so dangerous...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Halloween Havoc

6’4 ’26 Isaiah Williams (CC Elite) The appeal should be fairly obvious with someone like Williams, who possesses incredible physical tools at such a young age. While he is taller than most at this point, it’s his actual length and actual wingspan that makes such a strong impression throughout the course of a game. Williams finishes, rebounds, and block shots, but also highlights some...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Halloween Havoc (Day 1)

2022 Landon King (Charlotte Guards): King continues to fly under the radar but caught a few more eyes with his 33-point performance to start the day. King continues to show his aggressive nature and ability to score, especially attacking and getting to the basket.  He plays within the offense but can really take his game to another level when he is locked in offensively and scoring in an...

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