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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: New Light Disciples

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: Strong Center

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: NC Spartans Haidinger

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Bendel’s Best: Underclassmen at Summer Havoc

Over the last five days, Phenom Hoops was stationed in Fort Mill, South Carolina for our annual Summer Havoc Live. There were two sessions, both loaded with talent and noteworthy matchups, which made for a highly entertaining week of basketball. College coaches were constantly filtering throughout the multiple venues, and numerous offers were extended to players. We’ve already taken a closer...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc

Over the last five days, Phenom Hoops was stationed in Fort Mill, South Carolina for our annual Summer Havoc Live. There were two sessions, both loaded with talent and noteworthy matchups, which made for a highly entertaining week of basketball. College coaches were constantly filtering throughout the multiple venues, and numerous offers were extended to players. The sheer number of standouts...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’5 ’23 Walker Woodall (Wildcats Elite) Even after numerous departures from Wildcats Elite, Woodall has been a steady, constant presence for them throughout the summer. Although his role has progressively changed, he’s seen no issue finding production while standing out as a leader. Woodall is a knockdown three-point shooter with size and a sturdy frame, but has also shown vision, solid creation...

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Player Standouts at Summer Havoc Live

6’1 ’23 Isaiah Ramazani (NC Spartans Bell) There are a variety of college prospects on NC Spartans Bell, and Ramazani is quite appealing as a productive two-way leader. He’s a scrappy, high-motor guard with quickness, toughness, and an understanding of how to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor. Ramazani is an active defender, willing rebounder, and fairly well-rounded offensive...

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Unsigned Seniors from Summer Havoc

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Summer Havoc at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was a ton of basketball between the two sessions and four total days of action, which presented college coaches of all levels to get out and evaluate prospective talent. There were numerous standouts, and multiple were actually unsigned seniors who...

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Harnessing His Tools: Lawrence Bartee

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Summer Havoc at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was a ton of basketball between the two sessions and four total days of action, which presented college coaches of all levels to get out and evaluate prospective talent. While there were numerous standouts, one could argue that no prospect did more...

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College Coaches Buzzing About the Carolina Riptide

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Summer Havoc at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was a ton of basketball between the two sessions and four total days of action, which presented college coaches of all levels to get out and evaluate prospective talent. After years of building this empire, Coach Grant Hodges gets to see the...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc

Finally, after nearly two years, Phenom Hoops returned to host our first LIVE period event of the travel ball season. Although most college coaches (D2/D3/NAIA/JUCO) have already been allowed to travel for the last calendar year, this is only the second opportunity (aside from the NCHSAA/NCISAA session) for Division I coaches to see prospects in-person. While there were plenty of standouts...

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Why is Mike Herrin Under the Radar?

Every year in grassroots basketball, there are plenty of circumstances in which a prospect doesn’t receive the appropriate amount of attention for their play or overall production. While numerous examples have already surfaced during the current summer season, few guys should be more frustrated than Mike Herrin of Manzer Basketball Club. In all honesty, this entire roster has the right to feel...

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Undeniably Productive: Lucas Heckaman

Over the past month, we’ve seen QCAA and their talent-laden roster perform extremely well despite a variety of different obstacles. Things began looking bleak when Joseph Ferrante went down with an injury, but there were more than enough capable prospects to stay afloat and maintain their success. Add in the loss of AJ Hamrick, and it was starting to take a turn for the worse. However, everyone...

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A Frontcourt Worth Noting: Tymaureon Outlaw, Joseph Bachman, and Kameron Roberts

Throughout the last month, we’ve been fortunate enough to see a ton of talent coming from all areas and age groups. While many are placing major emphasis on those who already have reputations, there are plenty more noteworthy prospects who are still progressing or simply below the radar. Garner Road’s 15U (2023) squad was one of the most exciting and intriguing groups on display, given their...

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NC Gaters Starting to Hit Their Stride

Over the past few months, we’ve covered the NC Gaters program quite extensively—both at their open gyms and during our events. They started the summer season with some struggles but have since played their way back into relevance. This is certainly not coincidental, but more of a direct result of uptick in play from numerous individuals. While their entire roster is worth noting, this article...

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Team Swish: A Well-Oiled Machine

The grassroots basketball scene continues to be one of the most exciting settings to see prospects perform, as everything, good and bad, is on full display. However, there are numerous teams that don’t necessarily check all the boxes but still consistently outplay one opponent after another. Team Swish is an excellent representative for this notion, as they don’t really need a seven-footer or...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc (Underrated Gems)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops continued what has been an unusual, yet exciting summer season at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In terms of talent, this event was as loaded as any within our schedule over the last month. Some programs made their debut while others continued to separate themselves from the pack. This article will take a closer look at some...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc (Familiar Faces)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops continued what has been an unusual, yet exciting summer season at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In terms of talent, this event was as loaded as any within our schedule over the last month. Some programs made their debut while others continued to separate themselves from the pack. This article will take a closer look at some...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops continued what has been an unusual, yet exciting summer season at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. In terms of talent, this event was as loaded as any within our schedule over the last month. Some programs made their debut while others continued to separate themselves from the pack. This article will take a closer look at some...

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team Curry Preparing for Battle

Right now, there are various opinions about the “who’s who” of grassroots basketball—specifically within North Carolina. Throughout the summer, Team Curry has been at the forefront of those conversations due to their crossroads between success and a roster full of appealing prospects. This upcoming weekend, their 16U group will be in attendance at our Summer Havoc and should have the opportunity...

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A Closer Look: Team Passion 16U

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina for another phenomenal four-day stretch of quality basketball. We had a heavy variety of college coaches in attendance, allowing for a ton of kids to showcase their talents on a bigger stage. Team Passion drew a lot of buzz entering this event and were able to follow through, bringing two extremely entertaining and competitive...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Three)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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Afternoon Standouts at Day Four of Phenom Summer Havoc

5’8 ’20 Shakeem White (Carolina Dream Team) No player has shot the ball better than White, who was absolutely unstoppable from beyond the arc during this contest. He’s slightly undersized, but sets up and moves so well without the ball for easy spot-up opportunities. That being said, White was also able to create for himself off the bounce and displayed the ability to make the right read when...

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Early Standouts at Day Four of Phenom Summer Havoc

5’11 ’22 AJ Cook (CC Elite) The high-IQ floor general was easily the most impressive prospect on this CC Elite squad. This team has plenty of shooters and scorers, but Cook’s ability to consistently create for others with poise and craftiness makes him extremely difficult for opposing guards. He sees the entire floor, especially in transition, and is capable of shooting efficiently from the...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’4 ’21 Christian Cornish (CC Elite) The strong, athletic wing prospect continues to show absolute flashes of dominance on both sides of the ball. Cornish is aggressive and utilizes his body incredibly well to absorb contact when attacking the basket, which he’s able to do with consistency. He possesses IQ, size, strength, range, and a clear two-way identity. Cornish is one that college coaches...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’5 ’21 Omarion Farrar (Capital City Pacers) The long, athletic wing prospect opened the day with an excellent two-way showing and essentially led his team in all statistical categories. Farrar shot the ball well from the perimeter but really stood out for his rebounding and ability to attack the basket. He was an excellent leader from start to finish and made multiple critical plays down the...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomSummerHavoc Pt 2

It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The Phenom Crew is back at it again in the other Carolina, for the annual Summer Havoc Live Period Showcase. Competitiveness is at its highest, prospects competed in front of dozens of college coaches in search of their next program...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’6 ’21 Ben Burnham (Team Knicks) After missing their first contest, Burnham returned to Team Knicks and didn’t skip a beat on either end of the floor. He’s long, athletic, and incredibly active at all times, which allows him to naturally create havoc and disrupt the opposition. Burnham scores the ball frequently/efficiently from all levels and has the ability to create for himself off the...

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