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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations (Session II): Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Stan Carpenter #6: 5’5 ’25 Kaden Bradley (Rocky River) Starting things off, we look at a player who offered a pretty scrappy, productive presence despite being the smallest camper on this team, Kaden Bradley. He’s a tough, heady, high-motor guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and unselfish approach to the game. Bradley is a capable initiator, but finds a lot of...

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Open Gym Report: Piedmont Classical

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to New Light Baptist Church to see the Bobcats of Piedmont Classical. Since their founding in 2016-17, this program has found consistent success through building around the local (mainly Greensboro-based) talent. Now, in his first full season at the helm, Coach Cardes Brown (and Justin Watlington) has all the necessary pieces to have a ton of success....

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NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session II)

Top Performer- 6’6 ’25 Jake Cackovic (Holly Springs) Although there were a lot of notable guys on display, Jake Cackovic utilized this camp to serve as the setting for his breakout campaign. He was an impressive player throughout the summer, but really showcased flashes of pure dominance at the event. Winning the MVP award was relatively simple for the young, skilled forward. He’s a knockdown...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Nigel Vincent

Height: 6’2 Class: 2023 School: Piedmont Classical Travel Team: New Light Disciples Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 3.3 PPG, 2.4 RPG June Live Period: 14.0 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 2.0 SPG, 64% FG, 70% FT Summer Averages: 10.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 1.5 SPG, 54% FG What Was Recently Said (4/6/22):  In looking at Vincent, he offers a pretty well-rounded presence on both ends of the...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: New Light Disciples

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Dawkins’ Dimes: Phenom Challenge Part 1

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Joseph Thompson (Raising Young Men/South Central High School)  Joseph has been amongst the more impressive players I’ve seen this weekend. He’s a well-built off-guard that shows comfort handling the ball and finding the lane. Rather than consistently looking for his own points, Thompson is comfortable making winning plays and finding teammates. 6’2 2022 Nicholas...

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A Closer Look: New Light Disciples

Over the last calendar year, normalcy has started to return to the grassroots landscape. The reinstated Live Periods have given these young prospects some semblance of hope in making it to the next level. However, coaches are still aggressively leaning into the transfer portal and opting to recruit guys who have already played (using the term loosely) in college. From the contrasting viewpoint,...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers from Phenom Hardwood Classic (Day 1)

6’6 2022 Nolan Hodge (NC Gators)- Hodge already committed to Unc Wilmington came in today in full attack mode, and it seemed like he had a message to send. Hodge, always a team player, was more aggressive than we’re used to seeing. Hodge completely took over the game at times and showed he can score anywhere on the floor when he feels like it. Hodge was also locked in on the defensive end. 6’6...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 13

Team 13 Coach: Antonio Perkins #0: 5’8 ’24 Quincy Prince (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed quite nicely despite being the smallest camper on this team, Quincy Prince. He’s a smart, quick, young point guard prospect with great vision and a nice pace to his game. Prince possesses a nice midrange pull-up, but also attacked the basket and finished while...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons   #10: 5’9 ’23 Casian Richard (Winston-Salem, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player with an abundance of talent and translatable skills, Casian Richard. He’s a point guard prospect that offers an excellent blend of playmaking and three-level scoring. Richard possesses a quality feel for the game and is able to continuously mix up his offensive approach. He’s...

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