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Fall League Risers: Five Guys Worthy of Increased Attention

6'3 '25 Devin Sims (The Burlington School) Although he's commonly known as the most athletic player in the gym, Sims has shown the ability to be much more than a pure leaper. Throughout the fall league, he's carved out a meaningful role as a tough, high-motor piece who does the dirty work and physically overwhelms opponents on both ends of the floor. Sims is the type of player where you can...

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Keep an eye on Combine Regional with talent that can help programs

Combine Regional is a team that may go a bit under the radar but we are here to tell you that there is talent to be found.  When watching them during the Hoop State Fall League, multiple players have been able to shine in different situations, and we believe that they could be sneaky pick-ups for college programs.  Here are three guys to really look out for this season with his team....

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POB’s Thoughts: Top Guards at Hoop State League (Through 2 Weeks)

The Hoop State League has been tremendous so far… a lot of talent, a great chance to watch these teams in action early on, and players are competing. Trust me, there are a lot of names that have been catching my eye so far, which is why I wanted to share JUST A FEW NAMES that have really stood out to me through two weeks at the Hoop State League. Check out the guards that have impressed me...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile:'Dylan Craven

Height: 6'0 Class: 2025 School: Combine Academy Regional Travel Team: Brandtford Hawks What Was Recently Said: Any true enjoyer of basketball will love to watch Combine Regional and their cast of talented pieces, which certainly includes Dylan Craven. Despite being one of the younger players on the roster, he's an incredibly intelligent, unselfish, true point guard with an...

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Taking Notice of the Brantford Hawks (ON)

The Phenom Summer Havoc has come and gone, but that doesn't mean the coverage stops there as we want to talk a little bit more about what we saw on the court throughout the last four days. Here are a few topics that I was able to view at the event. If you haven't noticed as of late, Phenom Hoops has been shedding more light on the talent from Canada and that continued again this weekend down at...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Summer Havoc (Part 2)

2024 Carter Bobbitt (Horry Select): Bobbit had a very good showing on Day 2 when we watched him, scoring 19 of his 25 points in the second half and doing so in a variety of ways.' Bobbitt was a crafty scorer from multiple levels but doing most of his work knocking down shots with his mid-range shot as well as getting to the basket.' The 6'4 brought a ton of production to the table to help his...

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Bendel's Best: Phenom Post Grad Nationals

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in the heart of Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Post Grad Nationals. There was a slew of high-level programs in attendance from all over the country (in addition to a squad from Canada) that came to compete and determine whose who within the post-grad ranks. Moreover, tons of college coaches came through...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Opening

6'8 '26 Will Stevens (Carolina Riptide) There were a ton of promising big men on display, and Stevens was arguably as impressive as any of them'especially being the youngest player on his team. He's still developing strength, but already displays timing, toughness, and a quality motor on both ends of the floor. Stevens utilizes his length very well to finish, secure rebounds, and alter shots...

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College coaches should be looking at Combine Regional

We continue to progress through the teams at the Phenom Prep Showcase, and one team that impressed me was Combine Regional, a team that I believe that should have the attention of college coaches.' There are quite a few prospects that will be talked about down the road but should be names you are learning about now. Of course, when you look at that team, 2023 Clinton Efinda is one of the first...

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Standouts: Combine Regional vs DME Varsity

UMBC commit Clinton Efinda was dominant from the opening tip. With his college ready frame, he showcased his ability to attack downhill and finish above the rim. He set the tone early with 18 first quarter points, helping Combine Regional gain control of the game from the opening tip. Efinda finished with a game-high 27 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist.  6'0 2025 Dylan Craven was spectacular...

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