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Sean’s Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 2, Part 2)

By: Sean Halloran 2023 Trey Parker (Big Shots Elite NC 17U) Parker was impressive once again here today, displaying to everyone his high-level athletism. The quick, fast-twitched guard can get to anywhere he wants to on the floor, with his ability to break defenders down off the dribble and convert on an array of difficult pull-up jump shots. Parker thrived when he was able to get out in...

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

2022 AJ Cook (CC Elite): Now playing this weekend with CC Elite Jacob-Fisher, it certainly gave an opportunity for Cook to shine even more with his shooting ability and that he did on Day 2, eventually going for 32 big points to lead his team to a win.  Cook doesn’t need much room to get his shot and makes quick, decisive decisions in his game.  Cook though can be a game-changer for a...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 1, Part 2)

By: Noah Hooper 6’4 2021 Glenn Bynum (Mint Hill Lakers Elite) In the two events I have seen Bynum play in so far, Bynum has really impressed me with his shot-making ability as he is able to spot up and shoot off the bounce at a high level. He has also shown me that he is able to control the pace of the game and be a floor general given the fact that he is a solid ball-handler and knows how to...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’0 ’22 Cole Sinclair (Durham Hurricanes) It should come as no surprise to anyone within the grassroots scene, but Sinclair continues to showcase a lot of ability as the clear leader of this group. He’s a lethal shooting threat with vision and a nice change of pace, which allows him to effectively manage the game while picking his spots from all three levels. Sinclair handles the ball well and...

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Open Gym Report: Cape Fear High School

Alphonza Kee is entering his fourth season as the Head Coach at Cape Fear High School. Coach Kee has spent several years at the collegiate level, most notably as the Head Coach at Fayetteville State from 2009-2016 where he earned the CIAA Coach of the Year Award in 2014. He is bringing that same coaching style to his team at Cape Fear. For Coach Kee, it’s more than just about basketball....

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TLew’s Top Six – 9Dime Fall League

This past Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fayetteville, North Carolina, to watch the 9Dime Fall League. Three things come to mind when you think of Fayetteville: Fort Bragg, J. Cole, and basketball. Let’s just begin by saying Fayetteville is one of the best basketball cities in the state of North Carolina. Fayetteville is a hot bed for basketball talent, and it was on full display this...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’4 ’23 Jah Short (Garner Road) There’s a lot to like about this Garner Road roster, and Short has absolutely shined as their leader on both sides of the ball. He’s long, athletic, and quite skilled with impressive defensive prowess. Short has undergone a lot of physical development over the last calendar year, but still looks likely to continue improving. He has no glaring weaknesses and...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’23 Treymane Parker (Fayetteville Flash) The top...

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Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers: Day 3 at Phenom Challenge

What’s up all my hoops heads, it’s your guy Brandon Blakney and I’m live from Rock Hill, SC, for some travel ball action! The Phenom Challenge kicked off this weekend and the talent hasn’t disappointed! This group of standouts is a diverse group of five that college coaches at multiple levels will want to take a look at! 6’2 2023 Treymane Parker (Fayetteville Flash)- When you mention the top...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’10 ’22 Corneilous Williams (TLBA) The TLBA roster is loaded with talented prospects, but arguably none more notable than Williams. He’s long, athletic, and plays with a nonstop motor on both ends of the floor. Williams is an incredible rebounder with sharp timing as a rim-protector. Although most of his offensive ability shines around the basket, Williams also highlighted a useful perimeter...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2023)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2023 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Previewing Top Guards in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

As the game has continued to evolve, folks have tended to get less enamored with size and exploiting mismatches through strength. For better or worse, he modern-day game is dominated by guards and looks likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. These guys have always been the primary creators but it seems like teams are content with initiating offense from other positions, especially...

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Bendel’s Best: David Rose MDC (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops had our annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic, an event that honors wounded veterans and supports the Wounded Warrior Project. Each year, some of the toughest teams from around region come together for this loaded event. This year’s field lived up to the event’s reputation and delivered some high-level competition, which featured numerous standout performers. We...

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Tommy’s Saturday Morning Standouts at Proehlific Park

Check out some more standouts from the David Rose MDC in Greensboro, these coming from Proehlific Park.

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Team Loaded 704 6’3 ’22 Antoine Piper- The strong-bodied forward/post prospect gave excellent energy and worked hard from start to finish. He ran the floor with purpose and displayed solid touch around the basket. Piper has an excellent frame and looks likely to continue physically developing into an intriguing two-way forward. Team Winston 6’3 ’22 Jaquantae Edwards- The two-way forward was the...

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Phenom’s 3G Showcase Event Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Player

Phenom’s 3G Showcase had a great turnout, both on the floor and in the stands. Every court, throughout the event had stands that seemed 75% full or more. Theses fans stayed because of the production on the floor. Even though not many carried offers, they are players who set themselves up to have huge July periods. There were national level recruits all the way to D3 and NAIA guys. However, the...

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Phenom’s 3G Showcase — Breakout Performers

Over the weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Fayetteville to host our Give God Glory Showcase, which was full of talent and intriguing long-term prospects. Here, we will look at some of the biggest breakout performers from the event, across all age groups.   5’10 ’20 Wesley Case (Flight 22 Robinson) There were many guard prospects that raised their stock over the weekend, but none more than Wesley...

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Phenom’s 3G Showcase — All Tournament 1st Team

6’9” 2020 Myles Evans NC Empire Go Hard 16s Evans was the top performer on the 16u Gold Championship winning time. He stepped up big in the championship game, seemingly getting better, more comfortable, each time he stepped on the floor. Evans has great size and length, he carries a high IQ off the ball but what separates him is his touch and his range. Evans finished everything around the...

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