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Immediate 2024 Recruiting Targets: Bigs in North Carolina (Part 1)

2024 6’8 Richard Goods (Grimsley): Goods should be a huge priority for so many programs of different levels. The 6’8 is a strong, physical forward who is continuing to have a huge year in averaging 21.0ppg, 14.2pg, and 3.1bpg. Goods can be a demanding big that is hard to slow down, attacks and looks to rip the rim off, has excellent touch and feel on the boards as well as finishing with touch...

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Phenom Open Gym: Combine Academy (Part 2)

Phenom Hoops traveled to Lincolnton to cover open gym at Combine Academy.  In only his second year at Combine, Head Coach Mike Wright has assembled talent and depth, and may be one of his most talented teams.  Last season, Combine Academy was nationally ranked and finished as a top 25 team, not to mention winning the prestigious Phenom Hoop State Championship. Combine Academy has the...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile:'Ebrima Jabbi

Height: 7'0 Class: 2024 School: Combine Academy Travel Team: Combine AAU What Was Recently Said: It seems like Combine Academy has continuously found positive results in discovering and developing players'and Ebrima Jabbi seems ready to emerge. For starters, the 7-footer is still playing in running shoes (due to his massive feet), yet still performs at a notable...

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Three Senior Big Men Worthy of Scholarships

7'2 Harold Lee (Berean Christian) Although there's a healthy number of big men in North Carolina's Class of 2024, it's very shocking that Harold Lee hasn't already gained a ton of traction with college coaches. From an immediate glance, one can recognize his incredible size, length, and fluidity. He's still developing as a long-term product but the instincts and array of tools should be too...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Coach Rick’s TOC (Part 2)

2027 Sean Nix (Team Dominate): What a showing this young man had, going for 42 points to lead the charge and doing all he could for his team.' He was able to score in a variety of ways, creating off the dribble, finishing strong, showing his jumper, and also finding ways to get to the line.' But I like what Cooper Hart also said, as he played within the offense and looked to get others involved...

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Start Taking a Hard Look at these 2024 Bigs

2024 Brandon Crawford (Link Year): The growth that this young man has had over the last year or so has been impressive, and we think there is more left in the tank. From when we first saw him, to where he is today, Crawford has added much more to his game, has gotten stronger, and makes a strong presence on both sides of the court.  Crawford has the length and mobility that you like and...

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Bigs To Check Out More: Phenom Rise Showcase

Ebrima Jabbi 2024 7'0 Ebrima Jabbi (Combine): Jabbi was a new name that popped onto the scene after a strong weekend at the event. A true 7-footer, Jabbi could be far from a finished product but understands what he needs to do on the court. He showed good hands, was incredibly assertive on the glass, altered and blocked shots, and displayed good touch around the basket; nothing flashy but just...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 3)

by: Ethan Reece 2025 Brady Dunn (Team Hope) Very rarely anymore do you get to talk about a guard and focus on his off ball nature. But with the makeup of this team, Brady finds himself splitting PG duties and showcasing good feel and IQ both with and without the ball in his hands. He's a gifted passer, reliable shooter, and solid creator that doesn't waste dribbles. He understands how to stay in...

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POB's Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Rise Showcase (Part 2)

2026 Trey Beamer (Team United): Beamer is an exciting young prospect to really watch out for.' Recently watched him in the VISAA playoffs where he filled it up, and did so again today to lead the charge for his team. When you talk about his game, you immediately notice his poise and feel for the game. He has a strong ability to create and make plays from all levels, find ways to get to his...

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