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Deserving of More Respect: Jamori McDougald

Each year, it seems like dozens of prospects are left in an unfavorable position while simply trying to receive appropriate recruitment from college coaches. Understandably, there are more college-level players than college opportunities available. However, that simply does not excuse the massive oversight that continues to carry over from season to season. While there are plenty of applicable...

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Deserving of Offers: Five Scholarship-Worthy Seniors

The state of North Carolina is consistently filled with some of the top basketball talent across the entire nation—especially per capita. This can be a blessing and a curse. Due to the number of programs competing for kids of similar levels, it typically becomes a waiting game. Understandably, no college coach wants to reveal their hand to the competition, but there has to be a certain level of...

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Poised to Breakout: Five Players Slated for an Uptick in Production

One of the most exciting parts about watching notable players graduate is getting to see how their teammates respond to said departure. Naturally, the show must go on, but there are usually structural kinks to work out within the bigger scheme of things. This article concept has appeared twice before, and largely represented guys who were somewhat under the radar. Now, after the entire summer...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc

Finally, after nearly two years, Phenom Hoops returned to host our first LIVE period event of the travel ball season. Although most college coaches (D2/D3/NAIA/JUCO) have already been allowed to travel for the last calendar year, this is only the second opportunity (aside from the NCHSAA/NCISAA session) for Division I coaches to see prospects in-person. While there were plenty of standouts...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

6’5 ’23 Trey Barbee (Strong Center) Despite Strong Center’s extremely balanced two-way approach, Barbee consistently found ways to emerge as a leader for this group. He possesses nice size and displays a fairly versatile offensive game with the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Barbee applies constant pressure in the midrange, but also attacks the basket and positions...

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Worthy of Offers: Underappreciated Targets for College Coaches

The trickle-down effect of Covid has largely dismantled the already-shaky structure that is college basketball. Interestingly enough, most of these kids in the Class of 2022 have yet to realize that many players will either go to a lower level than expected or be forced to fight for opportunities with players from the Class of 2021. While it’s not applicable to everyone, the additional granted...

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The Bash – Friday Night Standouts

Game 1Winston-Salem Christian 57Liberty Heights 55 Quante Berry             6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Quante Berry was really good in last night’s win over Liberty Heights. Coming into the season, one would say he was better at the shooting guard position...

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#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts

By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...

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