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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Julian Johnson

Height: 6’8 Class: 2025 School: Providence Day Travel Team: Upward Stars Carolinas What Was Recently Said: After watching his growth over the recent years, it’s easy to see Johnson’s steady progression as an overall prospect. He’s a long, fluid big man with a reliable, fairly well-rounded identity for his size/position. Johnson has the necessary touch to finish through contact,...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Session 1)

2025 Lincoln Jackson (NC Spartans) What’s great about Lincoln’s game is that he knows what his strengths are and makes the easy plays. He’s a physically demanding, mobile forward that easily finds service in today’s game with his ability to step in and find holes for dish offs or work as a perimeter piece in more spread out actions. His strength is practically unmatched, he’s fundamental in...

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Five Offer-Worthy Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

6’4 ’24 Jordan Patton (Chambers) It’s genuinely shocking that Patton hasn’t collected more offers as a versatile, well-rounded wing/forward who consistently produces. He checks all the boxes between size, skill, athleticism, and ability to make an impact on both ends of the floor. Patton can do everything offensively. Whether creating, playmaking, scoring, or operating without the ball, he’s...

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Underrated Players to Check Out More: Lake Norman Charter

Phenom Hoops continues to talk about teams and players we saw at the Phenom Team Camp, and though Lake Norman Charter may not get all the attention, they do have players that go a bit under the radar and deserve more attention.  So, let’s bring it their way. Starting with 2025 6’7 Julian Johnson, this is a young man that was consistent all weekend long with his presence and ability to...

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Cooper’s Notes: Phenom Team Camp Day 2

By: Cooper Hart 6’4” ’24 Xavier Peaks (Jordan) Peaks has been solid all weekend long, providing defensive versatility and constant rim pressure on offense. He’s a great athlete and understands how to use that to create havoc all over the defensive side of the ball. The wing duo of him and Javier Ortiz is going to be one of the better defensive tandems in the east this winter. He runs the floor...

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Three Juniors Trending Upward from Phenom MDC

6’5 ’25 Tristan Thompson (Upward Stars) Though folks should already know about Thompson and his incredibly productive, low-maintenance identity, this past weekend was just another indicator of what he brings to a team. He’s a smart, skilled, versatile two-way wing/forward with the ability to consistently affect all facets of the game. Thompson can initiate the offense, create for himself and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 2 at Phenom MDC (Part 1)

2024 Jozohn Price (Charlotte Aces): It was good to see Price back in action, as it has been a while since seeing him in action. But when you watch his game, you have to like the intrigue of what he brings to the court. He has the size, he moves well, shows strong flashes of being a strong presence in the paint, and can make plays in a variety of other areas.  He will be interesting to watch more...

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Prospect to Know: 6’7 ’25 Julian Johnson

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Spartanburg, South Carolina our first live period of the travel ball season. Between the competition and slew of prospects, it made for a pretty exciting weekend. Like normal, college coaches came through the various sites to watch players and see who will be the next to emerge as a potential target. Although most of their attention was focused on...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Spencer Wilson #61: 5’8 ’26 Tristan Peterson (Pasquotank) Starting things off, we look at a player who produced nicely despite being the smallest camper on this team, Tristan Peterson. He’s a young, smart, unselfish guard prospect with the ability to consistently get by defenders and touch the paint. Peterson is a solid ball-handler and passer who makes proper decisions when...

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NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session I)

High School: Top Performer- 6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter (Butler) The versatile two-way forward was easily the most consistently productive performer throughout the event. Showalter secured the MVP award by playing hard, unselfishly dictating the action as the offensive focal point, and establishing his presence as a defender and rebounder. Showalter created for himself and others, scored the ball...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom March Madness

5’8 ’25 Joshua Dorsette (Save Sports) The Save Sports organization always seems to put out quality prospects, and Dorsette is definitely among those names. He’s the primary floor general for this group, highlighting a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. Dorsette mixes up his offensive approach, defends the point of attack well, and understands how to create opportunities for others....

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