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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Open Run Session 1

6’6 Sean Rose of Young Gunz (Varsity) is a very impressive prospect with an abundance of potential and upside. He is a super long and wiry athlete who can really produce in the paint. He tends to flourish when around the rim with his soft touch around the rim. He really attacks the boards and comes up with a ton of rebounds. Uses his length to be a good rim protector; changes and blocks shot...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’5 ’21 Dessie Canty (Upward Stars Watson) Despite some ups and downs as a team, Canty found a way to make an impact on this contest while standing out as their most enticing long-term prospect. He’s long, wiry, skilled, and plays with a nice blend of smoothness and physicality. Canty displays a great feel for the game and can create for himself or others with relative ease.  6’3 ’21...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Team EAT Jalen McDonald VIRAL DUNK vs Tea Marie 17U! Matchup with over 10+ HM Prospects!

Check out highlights between Tea Marie 17s and Team Eat 17s at the Phenom Queen City Showcase this past weekend. This matchup featured multiple high major prospects including Bobby Pettiford, Terquavion Smith, Deante Green, Elijah Jamison, Brandon White, BJ Freeman AND MORE

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Colby’s Queen City Recap

The Phenom Hoops Queen City Showcase was a loaded event with talent and competitiveness throughout all of the divisions. This was my first opportunity to see a lot of these players in live action. Here are just a few players who stuck out to me, regardless of class and projection level. This does not include players who have already committed. Will...

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Phenom Hoops’ Game Report: Westover vs. Clayton

We were told to arrive an hour before game time as both teams were expected to bring big crowds to watch the 4th round matchup at Westover High School. The matchup was the 4-seed Clayton against the 1-seed, and undefeated, Westover High School. The crowd showed up, and the atmosphere was great, everything you’d want in a playoff atmosphere.

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Crowd Rode HIM & BJ Freeman FLEXED with 22 & 15!! Clayton v. Wake Forest Full Highlights

Clayton matched up with Wake Forest last night and came away with the win. He had great numbers with 22 points & 15 boards, out of his teams 57 total. We also caught up with BJ with a small interview about recruitment as well Here are the full game highlights in a conference matchup vs. Wake Forest

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Jalen McDonald & BJ Freeman: Team Loaded 16’s “1-2 PUNCH!!!”

Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald and BJ Freeman of Team Loaded 16s. They competed in the Phenom Opening this past weekend and led their team to the championship game. Freeman currently attends Word of God Christian Academy while McDonald attends Knightdale High School.

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Joe Badgett   #7:5’11 ’21 Carlos Raven (Wayne Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased an excellent motor and team-first approach throughout camp, Carlos Raven. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with IQ, quickness, and a pretty useful two-way skillset. Raven is a solid all-around scorer, but is typically the most efficient when attacking the midrange...

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McCreary pushes Legacy past Word of God at USA National Prep (Standouts)

Legacy Charter 71 Word of God 58 Here are some of the standouts and players notes from the USA National Prep event, held in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday.  Legacy Charter and Word of God matched up for an intriguing battle.  Legacy was able to take a halftime lead but Word of God fought their tail off, eventually taking a second-half lead.  But McCreary and company were just to much in the end....

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The Game of Unpredictability: Heritage vs. Word of God

In the basketball world, some things are simply impossible to predict, even when the odds are stacked in the opposite direction. That’s a big part of what makes this matchup so riveting. This game is going to be a must-see for basketball savants, as there are so many gems and diamonds in the rough within these two teams. So folks need to attend Saturday, as Phenom Hoops will be traveling to...

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Team Loaded Duo Receives First Power Five Offer

The recruiting process is an interesting thing, especially over the last few years with kids earning scholarship offers as early as middle school. That trend has become increasingly popular, and now we have a variety of programs fighting viciously for prospects that can’t even drive yet. DePaul has been at the forefront of this, offering prior to high school and securing verbal commits from...

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Phenom’s Summer Grind Storylines We’re Watching

July is almost here, and the Live Period is right around the corner. Travel ball programs have been idol over the last month as many players have been traveling around to team camps with their high schools. Now they are back, trying to shake the rust off. We will host a sold-out field of teams with some top prospects in tow. This Saturday, June 30 at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, NC will be the...

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