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D1 Programs looking to make a late Splash: North Carolina Class of 2024 Targets (Part 1)

It is getting to be that time of the year when there are still unsigned seniors who should clearly be targets for so many college programs.  At times, I feel like programs may overlook or overthink when it comes to some players, especially when they are looking to secure a late commitment from an unsigned senior.  Now granted, other factors come into play, especially with the transfer portal....

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POB's Thoughts: Best of the Best from Phenom Hoop State League (Forward/Centers)

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 forwards/centers position. 2024 Makoi Mabor Marier (Gabby Mabor) (Gaston...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6'11 '24 Gabriel Mabor (Hoop Dreams Academy) Despite playing with a different team than usual, Mabor still provided his normal amount of production. He's long, mobile, and capable of consistently wreaking havoc inside the paint on both ends of the floor. Mabor altered shots, controlled the glass, and capitalized on finishing opportunities around the basket. That being said, he also showed an...

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Cooper's Notes: Phenom Hardwood Classic

By: Cooper Hart 6'8' '25 Cash McSweeney (SW15H Elite) McSweeney showcased a ton of perimeter growth in two high profile matchups on Saturday. He looks much more confident in his outside shot, evidenced by his quicker release, cleaner footwork, and overall willingness to shoot it when open. He's more comfortable attacking closeouts and creating for himself outside of 15 feet. His ability to...

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Big-time Stock Riser: 2024 6'11 Makoi Mabor Marier (Gaston Christian)

Name: Makoi Mabor MarierHeight: 6'11Class: 2024School: Gaston Christian Players come and go each year in North Carolina.  Sometimes we lose some incredible talent, but we also add some incredible new talent as well.  And one player that you will want to learn about QUICKLY is 2024 6'11 Makoi Mabor Marier, because we have a feeling that this is a prospect that will see his recruitment...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom New Year’s Bash

2024 Miles Beard (Hickory Ridge): Beard was at it again in leading his team, finishing with 19 points and five rebounds. Beard continues to be a force offensively with his ability to knock down shots from outside and his pull-up game, but also excels in penetrating and getting to the basket.' Beard just has a natural ability to find ways to score and does so consistently. 2023 Luke Brigman...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom New Year’s Bash

2023 Tim Hall (Westminster Catawba): Not sure what to say how dominant of a game he had on the court for his team; he carried them throughout as he was nearly unstoppable on the court.  Hall was a force down around the paint, displaying tremendous athleticism at the rim, being explosive on the boards and in blocking shots, and carrying his team in all that he could do. Very impressive...

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Key Standouts from Day 2 at Phenom Anthony Morrow

By: Asia Lampe Gaberiel Mabor 6'11 2024- Gaston Christian School ' Mabor is a young star on the rise. As he goes into his junior year of school you can tell that it is only going to get better from here. He is an absolute beast when it comes to tracking down a rebound, ending with 19 today. He is there to clean up around the rim with putbacks along with creating shots for himself. A true...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Anthony Morrow Shootout

6'8 '23 Patrick Tivnan (Charlotte Catholic) Although there are plenty of unsigned seniors on display, Tivnan is likely the best big man available across the state. He's very skilled with the blend of touch, footwork, and perimeter shooting to cause a ton of problems for opponents. Tivnan prefers to operate from the block, but can also be featured from the high post or atop the key. He's tougher...

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