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In a League of His Own: Grant Hamilton

The state of North Carolina is seemingly always loaded with a ton of quality three-point shooters—and this year is no different. Even though the most recent graduating class had guys like Donovan Atwell, Michael Zanoni, Jackson Holt, Cole Sinclair (and various others), new players have quickly emerged to take the reins. Although there are so many noteworthy names within this category, it feels...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Finale

6’4 ’24 Desmond Kent (Crossover Elite) Although there were numerous contributors for Crossover Elite, Kent really shined as a leader on both ends of the floor. He’s long, mobile, and fairly skilled, but truly just beginning to harness his long-term upside. Kent is a steady rebounder, quality finisher, reliable shot-altering presence who runs the floor well and can knock down jumpers at a...

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Top July Performers in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

The month of July is finally concluding, which should provide these young players with an opportunity to take a well-deserved break from days of nonstop basketball. Given the significance of the actual month, we decided to take a closer look at some of the top standouts from each class. Obviously, we can only speak on what we have seen, so the names listed will be based on their performances at...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Coach Ricks TOC

2024 Grant Hamilton (CC Elite): Hamilton had an excellent first LIVE period and came out strong once again at the Coach Rick’s TOC, once again showing his impact in being a knockdown shooter with range.  On several occasions, he was able to get to his spots behind the arc and make the opponents pay from three.  Hamilton shoots the ball with tremendous confidence and can be a big threat...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 of Summer Havoc Session 2 (Nation Ford)

2023 Jevon Brown (Upward Stars Pee Dee): Brown was one that we were interested in watching coming in and he quickly came out and showed why he is such a key piece on the floor with his ability to stretch the defense with his perimeter shot. Brown quickly put his range on display, hitting multiple deep threes and initiating the ball in transition.2023 McCaskill Rivers (CB Hoops): Rivers is one of...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Havoc (Day 2) (Nation Ford)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Grant Hamilton (CC Elite)I’ve never seen Grant have a bad shooting game, and that’s because no matter what his mechanics are rhythmically repetitive. He’s the consistent and pure shooter I’ve seen in the 2024 class and is someone who only needs a glimpse of the rim. And while it’s still expanding, he doesn’t limit himself to just shooting like some easily do. He still...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’3 ’25 Omaurie Phillips (Team Trezz) Although there were a ton of standouts on this Team Trezz roster, Phillips consistently found ways to stand out with his tough, rugged approach. He’s a very physical, athletic wing prospect who doesn’t require offensive touches in order to make a lasting impact. Phillips plays extremely hard, pursues rebounds and loose balls, and does the little things on...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: CC Elite 2024 White

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. CC Elite 2024 White Grant Hamilton• Class of 2024• Shooting guard...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #4: 4’11 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a steady, unselfish presence throughout camp, Jalen Mills. He’s a small guard prospect with solid IQ and the ability to score or make plays for others. Mills plays within himself and rarely forces the action on either end of the floor. Next in his...

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Brandon’s big time Ballers: NC JR Phenom

The Jr Phenom Camp didn't disappoint, the next generation of high school stars are in training, several prospects caught my eye throughout the day for multiple reasons. These guys are in the early stages and most are still learning the game this is an introductory into their hoops resume. 

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Young talent shines in Greensboro (Player Standouts Part 1)

Young, talented players from North Carolina, Virginia, and several other states made their way to Greensboro on Saturday, as Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first NC Junior Phenom event.  It has been an event that has seen great success in the past and has also seen several young talents make their way into big-time players at the next level.  It was another fantastic event, as here are a few...

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