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Gillespie’s Thoughts: Day 1 at the Spring Tip-Off Classic

‘ By: Chick Gillespie With the High School season coming to a close I was able to finally make it down to the Rock Hill Sports & Events Center for a Phenom Hoops Event and with several different divisions being played I was awash in talent to evaluate and I took advantage over the three days to check out the Hoop State Championships featuring some of the best prep programs in the...

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Scoring power, athleticism should have LSU fans excited about ’21 Brandon Murray

There is no doubt about it, IMG Academy Post Grad is absolutely loaded with talent.  All over the court, you see Division I talent and names that you will be quite familiar with at the collegiate level.  One of those players will be 2021 6’5 Brandon Murray, who will be a name to remember in the SEC. To put it simply, Murray looked like a star on the floor and quickly became one of the...

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DeAjai’s Day Two Standouts Part 2

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2021 6’3 Christian Wright (TSF Post Grad) Christian Wright is a primed engine of TSF, a hard-bodied roster that makes up one of the most talented post-graduate teams in the country. Christian is 6’3 with an intense competitive spirit, forcing the energy around him to complement his own. In a very memorable matchup against IMG’s Academy’s post-grad team, Christian was tasked...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 2, HoopState Championship/PG Nationals) Part 2

2021 Jordan Wildy (WS Christian): Wildy has been incredibly consistent so far throughout the HoopState Championship, as he brings such a unique versatility to the court with his outside threat from three, his length and size to be able to battle and get on the boards, and his feel around the basket to finish over defenders. Very strong performance so far. 2022 Gerasim Bordin (WS Christian): A...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 1, PG Nationals, HoopState Championship) Part 2

2021 Brandon Murray (IMG): Murray showed it all early and often in this contest. You don’t see many with his blend of size and strength, along with his athleticism and ability to score on all levels of the floor. Played with a ton of confidence today. 2021 6’3 Lynn Greer (IMG): Greer simply played with poise and understanding on the floor.  It looked like the game just slowed down for him...

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Christmas Holiday Unsigned Seniors Coaches Need to Pay Attention To

Phenom Hoops was able to visit four events between Christmas and New Years. In all, we saw 60 teams from 15 different states and DC. In this article we are going to go through unsigned seniors we saw, that college coaches need to start paying attention to.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Brandon Murray

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In this edition of our Unsigned Senior...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase — Early Day 1 Names You Got to Know

6’ Unsigned Senior John Michael Wright Fayetteville Academy (NC) Wright has always been a productive player. A very explosive, downhill guy who plays with a chip on his shoulder. This game he showcased his ability to make the right play. He touched the paint often and was able to deliver great passes or finish in the paint. Surprising he doesn’t have any Division 1 offers, they should be coming....

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Hoops and Dreams Showcase

Player Standouts at Hoops and Dreams   Freedom Christian 6’5 ’19 Brandon Murray The wing prospect was arguably the most consistent two-way performer for Freedom Christian, given his scrappiness on defense and ability to apply scoring pressure from all three levels. Murray is known for his shooting, but his penetrating and finishing was actually his most reliable scoring avenue for most of...

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#HoopsDreams910: Early Day Storylines

Brandon Murray is Playing With A Really High Level of Confidence to Start His Senior Season: The 6’4 sharp shooter from the Ville is off to a hot start to his senior season.  After a big performance earlier in the week against Word of God, he followed it up with a 32 point performance against a really talented Great Bridge Christian squad in a close loss.  He shot the ball well from the...

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Player Profile: 6’5″ 2019 Brandon Murray

6’5” 2019 Brandon Murray Freedom Christian (NC)/Team ENC When talking about the best shooters in North Carolina, among the first names mentioned should be Brandon Murray. The length 6’5” shooting guard has consistent volleyball line range with a quick release and has a good IQ off the ball, shot prep and getting to his spots. Over the past year, Murray has become much more aggressive and...

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