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Phenom Game Report: Olympic at Harding (Boys)

Phenom Hoops was back on the prowl to check out the talent around the state of North Carolina, this time looking at Harding University as they welcomed in Olympic.  What ended in being a thriller, these two teams competed every second of the game. Starting off, both teams were trading baskets, looking to attack, and got several players involved early on.  2023 Kendarion Thomas led the...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’0 ’22 Maxwell Coles (North Meck) Although other players on this roster might receive more attention, Coles is legitimately as valuable as anyone for North Meck. His steady, reliable three-level scoring presence allows him to consistently assert himself within the flow of the action. Coles can operate without the ball or create for himself and others, simply based on team need. He’s a quality...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 1 of Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2022 Kyron Weil (Believe Prep)  Kyron earned my unwavering respect after his final game against Word of God. Weil, with that single game, showed me a level of toughness, composure, ball-handling, and team-orientation that proved his competence to me. I believe this is a lead guard that  coaches would fawn over. Relentless attacker that gets into the lane and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): When you watch a freshman prospect like Leaks, you have to look for the flashes in his potential.  Leaks showed that on several occasions, showing that he understands the game, plays under control and at a terrific pace, and that he possesses the IQ.  He plays his game, gets to his spots to score, and doesn’t force anything, playing well within the...

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HoopState Fall League Standouts (Week 1, West Division)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2023 6’5 Isaac Holmes (Papa Pete’s Patriots/Apex Friendship) Isaac has been one of the more skilled players that I’ve watched today. The hybrid forward carries a trait of skillful, intelligent basketball with him at all times. He plays a very crafty game, highlighting both his ability to shoot the ball as well as facilitate. Holmes is difficult to match up with, given his...

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Team Charlotte 16u putting everyone on alert early on

Phenom Hoops got a great taste of the action we will be seeing for much of the summer at the Queen City Showcase and Team Charlotte is certainly going to be a popular name to watch… but that shouldn’t be any different from previous seasons. Each year, Jeff McInnis and company bring in some of the top talent around the region and they are looking to do it once again.  Charlotte 17u has a ton of...

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#PhenomTeamCamp: Miles Day Two Early Standouts

6’2 2020 Jaheim McCathern: Newton-Conover High School (NC) McCathern was arguably the most steady two way performer for this Newton Conover team, his ability to rebound and play as a bruiser at his size is nothing to look over, playing much bigger than his listed 6’2 height.  He showed the potential to be a smooth outside shooter while showing the ability to face up and create his own shot off...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

The annual Phenom Hoops David Rose Memorial Day Classic delivered us some big-time performances, key story lines, and collection of breakout prospects coaches need to put some eyes on. Greensboro North Carolina– The David Rose Memorial Day Classic is an event that carries a message and meaning deeper than competition on the hardwood. It’s the story of ultimate sacrifice and selflessness than...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom David Rose MDC

PSB Raleigh Hamilton 5’11 ’23 David Tator- This PSB team looked to be at their best whenever Tator was in control and handling the ball. He’s a well-rounded guard with a useful handle, vision, and the ability to shoot fairly effectively from the perimeter, which allows him to play either guard position with relative ease. Tator will be one to watch grow, especially given his current foundation....

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#PhenomQCMSS Late Afternoon/Evening Standouts: NW School of the Arts

Game Eight: Team Loaded 704 14U (71) Vs Queen City Thunder 14U (61) Team Loaded 704: 5’11 2023 Darius Abraham: 18 Points Abraham is an incredibly advanced scorer for his age, cold blooded in his approach, he makes a killing off the opposition’s defensive lapses, capitalizing on just about every opportunity possible.  He’s a knockdown shooter with excellent mechanics and he should continue to...

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#PhenomQCMSS Early Morning Standouts: NW School of The Arts

Game One: 1Carolina 14U (56) Vs Team Ascend 14U (47) Team Ascend 14U 5’8 2023 Cameron Alston: 13 Points Alston is a smooth young combo guard that can go for quick scoring bursts, giving his team a dynamic offensive threat in the backcourt.  He communicates well on the defensive end which is always a big bonus for a young player.  He’s a versatile guard that can initiate offense running the point...

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