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POB's Thoughts: Best of the Best from Phenom Hoop State League (SG)

The Phenom Hoop State Fall League has been tremendous, and we are heading into championship weekend. But there have been plenty of storylines and players that have grabbed my attention. Even though this list could go on a lot longer, here are the top players who have left their mark on me so far at the Fall League at the shooting guard position. 2024 Langston Boyd (Cox Mill): Boyd had a very...

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Player Standouts at Hoopstate Fall League

6'6 '25 Brandon Adams (All-Carolina) Despite some ups and downs as a group, it was easy to the appeal of someone like Adams. He's already a long, fluid athlete with solid touch and floor-spacing ability. In this contest, Adams blocked shots, rebounded the ball, and filled in the gaps offensively. He will be a prospect to keep an eye on as his body continues to develop. 6'7 '25 Ira Wilson (South...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile:'Jossiah Johnson

Height: 6'6 Class: 2026 School: Fayetteville Academy Travel Team: Team Wall What Was Recently Said: Moving onto a player who utilized his tough, physical nature to make a lasting impression, Jossiah Johnson. He's a long, strong, fairly well-rounded forward/post prospect who causes matchup problems on either side of the ball. Johnson defends and rebounds bigger than his...

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Coach Jones’ Standouts: Champion Showcase

By: Tony Jones 2026 Xavier Davis (Team Charlotte) First tournament this summer w/ team Charlotte. Plays at a great pace and constantly gets teammates involved. Can score it needed. Has a great handle and is very shifty with the ball. Defensively he’ll guard 94 feet and disrupt the flow of any team’s offense. I’m looking forward to seeing his development with Team Charlotte...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Champion Showcase (Part 2)

2024 Miles Beard (Team Charlotte): Beard continues to show that he can be an effective weapon on the court, as he continues to expand more of his offensive game and show that he can not only be a physical scoring guard but also step out and be that perimeter presence.' He did just that on Day 1, as he continues to be a strong scoring option for his team. 2024 Javier Ortiz (Wildcats Elite): You...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Team Camp/ MS Nationals

2024 Jordan Patton (Chambers): Going to keep on saying it until more people notice; Patton is one that will simply help your team win games.' With how he can be used, Patton can be a vital piece on both offense and defense, and I expect him to really showcase that this season even more.' Patton's size, versatility, impact on both ends, and athleticism should attract more eyes, but he also brings...

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Hoops & Dreams Top Performances

Here is a list of the top performers from the Hoops & Dream Showcase presented by Lucas Moore Realty. Please note these top performers are in alphabetical order by school. Fayetteville Academy6’5 2024 Xavier Johnson: 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals on Friday. 19 points, 1 rebound & 1 assist on Saturday. 6’4 2026 Jossiah Johnson: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist...

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Phenom Hoops Freshman Forty Evaluations: Team 14

Team 14 Coach: Dre Simmons/Rod Williams #56: 5'9 Judah King (Cannon) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to run a team and set the tone on both ends of the floor, Judah King. He's a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with vision, scoring ability, and toughness on defense. King plays with great pace and makes the right plays with consistency. Next in his...

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POB's Eye Catchers from NC Freshman 40 (Part 2)

2026 6'4 Markus Kerr (West Charlotte): Kerr is going to be a name that you hear more and more down the road. He should get some meaningful minutes this season with his talent and skill set, as the 6'4 prospect is a smooth operator on the court.' Kerr can score from multiple levels, stretch the floor, use his length to score over defenders and with touch, and competes on the defensive end. You...

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2026 Names to Know Entering High School (North Carolina) (Part 3)

By: Ethan Reece The travel season has come and gone, leaving us with a lot of impressions and thoughts on names to be excited to follow throughout the high school season. The 2026 class is next up to move into high school, and there's a lot of guys that will be making their impact felt sooner rather than later. It's early, but this is looking like a really deep class with a lot of talent that...

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