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Mykol Sanchez Secures First Offer

There’s no denying the massive difference in basketball landscape between prospects from Florida versus North Carolina. However, Phenom Hoops was fortunate enough to have North Florida Elite attend various events throughout the spring season. They had a collection of tough, gritty guys who were much more talented than they appeared at first glance. Players like Sebastian Orama and Ryan Salamo...

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NLPB-204 National brings must-see, recruitable talent to the floor

Next Level Prospects Basketball is a fantastic program that puts its players first and gives them a platform to succeed.  We got a full glance at all their teams this past weekend at the Phenom G3 Showcase but one team really captured my eyes with the amount of recruitable talent they have. Their NLPB-204 National team has a bunch of talent that could help programs of multiple levels win...

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The Journey from Serbia to America: 6’7 2023 Sergej Cvetkovic

Often times, the Americanized approach to scouting and evaluating talent is completely focused on immediate gratification. Player X is better than Player Y right now, therefore Player X is clearly the better option…right? Not necessarily, especially when comparing international prospects to those who have spent the entirety of their lives in America. It seems that folks neglect to realize...

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Team Hardaway Jr. comes to Rock Hill and proves themselves

Team Hardaway Jr. is a program coming from Florida this past weekend to come and compete at the Phenom G3 Showcase.  A new program to our eyes over the weekend, I will be the first to admit that this was an overall program that grabbed my attention. They came in and faced some tough competition but they proved themselves, no matter if it was the 15u, 16u, or 17u division.  All made...

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Future seems bright for 2025 Q Williams (CP3)

At times, it is hard to see the future for players that are so young, especially for players that may have just wrapped up 8th grade.  You don’t always know how they may continue to develop, if they are done growing, and so on.  But when sitting on the sidelines at the Phenom G3 Showcase, you couldn’t help but be amazed at watching 2025 Q Williams with CP3/ Forsyth Country Day. It was something...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Player Spotlights

By: Sean Halloran 2026 Dionte Neal (Team CP3 15u) Neal’s high IQ screams out when you watch him play. He is someone who can do a bit of everything at the PG position. Very crafty offensively and around the rim, and constantly getting into the paint offensively. Good at breaking defenders down off the bounce and finding his open teammates for shots. Neal carries Good pace, and the ability to...

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Notable Shooting Threats at Phenom G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned back to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another exciting grassroots event. The combination of atmosphere and overall talent led to a ton of standouts, competitive battles, and general buzz for the upcoming summer season. With so many college coaches still inquiring about shooting, we figured it would be advantageous...

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Special K’s Superstars: Phenom G3 Showcase

6’7 Patrick Tivnan of Team HOPE Laney 2023 has steadily improved his game over the past summer. He has worked on his ability to be able to push the ball in transition and has developed a nice jumper from midrange. He is an active forward who is a high-quality rebounder while also being an offensive threat in the paint. He has nice length and a strong frame that allows him to be a good paint...

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Raising Young Men Hitting Their Stride

Throughout the grassroots basketball scene, most teams typically form due to some combination of talent level and relative location. Interestingly enough, Coach Michael Taylor decided to put together his team of young, up-and-coming prospects and named his squad “Raising Young Men.” It’s certainly an uncommon name, but one that embodies the journey and maturation process of these prospects...

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Let the story begin: 2023 6’11 Maya Bote (Combine)

Player: Maya BoteHeight: 6’11Class: 2023School: Combine Academy Everyone, and I mean everyone, has heard the saying “You Can’t Teach Size” in the basketball world and that is certainly true.  This is why when you find a 6’11 prospect like Maya Bote, you quickly start putting him on your watch list.  And that you should, especially with what we saw in our first viewing this past weekend at the...

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Winning tradition continuing with CC Elite 2024

The CC Elite program has been one that has been know to rack up the wins and continues to be one of the more impressive programs in the state of North Carolina.  They bring a lot of unique talent and certainly ones that college coaches could get a steal with.  CC Elite 2022 just took home the championship at the Phenom G3 Showcase but we are taking a look at the CC Elite 2024 program...

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2022 Justin Taylor reminds everyone of his game at Phenom G3

2022 Justin Taylor has been a familiar name throughout the state of North Carolina.  We have had a ton of chances to watch his game grow and develop over the years and he was a key part of Carmel Christian this past season.  But since the high school season ended, it has been a little while since seeing Taylor in action on the court but boy, did he give us a quick reminder of just how...

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2022 6’5 Mykol Sanchez put on a scoring show at G3 Showcase

There were plenty of memorable and eye-catching performances at the Phenom G3 Showcase but 2022 6’5 Mykol Sanchez may have had one of the best overall weekends we have seen in quite some time now.  Coming up from Florida with North Florida Elite, he simply put on a SHOW. Overall, North Florida Elite went 3-1 in Rock Hill over the weekend, defeating the Charlotte Guards, Next Level SC, and...

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Atlanta Allstars 17u has talent to be found

Tony Carpio It was great to see so many teams come and compete at the Phenom G3 Showcase, including a familiar face in the Atlanta Allstars from Georgia. Coach Benjamin Miller and the Allstars were back on the court with Phenom to give us another glimpse of the talent they had this year, as they have given us several other memorable players in the past as well. This year’s team has a few...

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Bendel’s Best: Unsigned Seniors from Phenom G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned back to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another exciting grassroots event. The combination of atmosphere and overall talent led to a ton of standouts, competitive battles, and general buzz for the upcoming summer season. With so many college coaches still inquiring about unsigned seniors, we figured it would be...

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Bendel’s Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned back to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another exciting grassroots event. Given the sheer amount of talent, there were quality teams across all divisions and age groups—which ultimately resulted in rugged competition from start to finish. Things are getting steadily more intense and meaningful for these players, as...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Spotlight: 2022 Moses Tufts (Team Trezz/ South Central)

This past season was tough in viewing and getting a chance to watch all the players around the state and a new name that caught my attention this past weekend was 2022 Moses Tufts for Team Trezz, so I had to dive more into his past. Playing for South Central, he led the team to a 13-1 overall record and put up some impressive numbers, averaging 17.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.0...

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Beyond Underrated and Underrecruited: Class of 2022 from Phenom G3 Showcase

At the Phenom G3 Showcase, it really started to come to light how these three players are some of the more underrated and underrecruited players in the state for the Class of 2022. 2022 6’5 Chase Lowe, 2022 6’1 Xavier McKelvy, and 2022 6’5 Karon Boyd all bring something unique to the floor with their game but one thing they all have in similarity… production.

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 3)

2025 Q Williams (CP3 2025): Williams was IMPRESSIVE to start Day 3 to say the least.  His feel for the game, his instincts, and his vision in finding his teammates is big-time.  But he also showcased his shiftiness, his ability to read defenders, and see the game slow down with his ability to score the basketball.  He was cookin’ to start his day and is going to be a big-time...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Championship: 16u White Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. In the last game of the day, DBGH and Team HOPE 2023 McGee went to battle and that may have been an...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Championship: 14u Red Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. In the 14u Red Division, CP3 and NLPB 204 National went to war on the court in hopes of a championship. ...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Championship: 15u White Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. Back in the 15u White Division, we had Team Triad Hornets and PSB Elite Barnes in action as they both wanted...

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Phenom G3 Championship: 17u Red Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. The big boys were back in action on the Arena Court, as CC Elite and Big Shots Select Winston-Salem took the...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’2 ’21 Travon Jones (Mint Hill Lakers) Although guys like Joel Baucom and Glenn Bynum have been the main offensive weapons for this Mint Hill Lakers group, Jones made a very strong impact on that end of the floor. He provided his usual amount of hustle, toughness, and ability to fill in the gaps, but also attacked the basket and hit numerous jumpers along the perimeter. As an unsigned senior,...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Championship: 16u Red Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. Back down in the 16u Red Division, we had CP3 and Team Hardaway competing on the court for a title.  Both...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Championship: 17u White Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. Back down in the Arena Court for the 17u White Division, Charlotte Royals 202 and Big Shots SC Premier matched...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Championship: 14u White Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. Moving on to the 14u White Division… Team FLY 2025 certainly lived up to their name as they were flying high...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Championship: 13u Red Division

Nothing like Championship Sunday, as teams looked to cap off a terrific weekend of basketball in Rock Hill with a little hardware from the Phenom G3 Showcase.  Overall, the competition was fantastic and players came to compete, as we recap each championship showdown from the event. In the 13u Red Division, we had to exceptional programs go at it as Team Loaded NC and CP3 2027 went at it on...

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