Phenom Hoops College Basketball Coverage

Bringing that same energy: Fr. Brandon Lavitt (Susquehanna)

Shedding more light on players finding success at the next level, we now take a look at freshman Brandon Lavitt who is making his presence felt once again, this time at Susquehanna. We remember watching Lavitt a few times at Charlotte Latin, as he played with tremendous energy, played extremely hard, and just produced without being flashy.  When talking about his game at Charlotte Latin,...

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Phenom CBB: Sr. Jalen Pickett (Penn State) worth looking at

The college basketball season continues to roll on, as we dive more into teams and players throughout the landscape of all levels.  Getting a chance to dive more into the production of players, senior Jalen Pickett from Penn State is one that continues to stand out with his overall impact on the court.  Pickett is putting up outstanding numbers and has been named to the Wooden Award...

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Phenom CBB: POB’s Thoughts from College Basketball (Games 1.31.23)

Mississippi State 66 – South Carolina 51 Mississippi State:- Junior Shakeel Moore was the story in this game for the Bulldogs. The NC native finished with a new career-high against the Gamecocks with 22 points.  Moore has been playing much better as of late, as he has scored in double-digits in five of his last seven games.  Moore was incredibly effective and efficient in this game,...

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Starting to thrive: MJ Armstrong (Pfeiffer)

Phenom Hoops continues to track players throughout the college level that have come through our platform, as we want to continue to shed light on their success.  We continue to bring players to the forefront, as we look at MJ Armstrong at Pfeiffer. The 6’3 guard has played 17 games this season, and now has started 10 games in total this season, as his numbers, production, and impact on the...

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Is Oscar Tshiebwe the Biggest Sleeper in the 2023 NBA Draft?

Although the month of February is just starting, there’s arguably no better time to look at the NBA Draft landscape. It’s still prior to the NCAA Tournament (where certain players will inevitably blow up and see their stock take a massive rise), yet we have a large enough sample size to evaluate those who are being projected as draft selections. It goes without saying, but the first two picks...

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Phenom CBB Player Watch: Sr. Jake Stephens (Chattanooga)

2022-23 Season Stats: 32.2 minutes per game/ 21.8 points per game/ 10.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.4 blocks per game/ Shooting 55 percent from the floor and 41 percent from three on 5.2 attempts 2021-22 (VMI): 33.2 minutes per game/ 19.6 points per game/ 9.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 blocks per game/ Shot 55 percent from the floor and 49 percent from three on 5.0 attempts Phenom Hoops is bringing...

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Phenom CBB Game Report: UCLA at USC

Sitting down to watch a terrific Pac-12 matchup, UCLA was looking to sweep USC as the Bruins were on the road Thursday night.  USC played well early on to gain the early edge, but UCLA was attacking down low in the paint early and finding success with Jaime Jacquez and Adem Bona.  It is what helped them regain the lead halfway through the first half, and then the guard play started to take over...

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Soph. BJ Freeman proving himself in a big way at Milwaukee

It is always great to see players proving everyone wrong… and sophomore BJ Freeman from Milwaukee is one of them.  Freeman is a name that many may know from North Carolina and was one of the top players in his class when he was playing at Moravian Prep. But, for some reason, his recruitment didn’t always take off.  However, when you look at each place Freeman has played, he has found...

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Soph. AJ McKee capitalizing on opportunity at Queens

What a ride it has been for Queens AJ McKee, who is now capitalizing on his opportunity and helping lead the Royals to a strong season as a D1 program. McKee has been a name Phenom Hoops has known for some time now, from when he was playing at Independence high school in Charlotte to continuing to make his mark at Queens.  But his road has been an interesting one; McKee had to medically...

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Fr. Jalen Hood-Schifino (Indiana) playing on another level

There are freshmen around the country making noise early on in their college careers but one player that has been in the spotlight big time as of late has been Indiana’s freshman Jalen Hood-Schifino. And deserving so… The 6’6, 215-pound prospect came into the program as one of the premier talents, ranked as a Top-100 recruit coming out of high school.  But the point guard has quickly...

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Why Darius McGhee Is Worthy of an NBA Opportunity

Photo Courtesy of Liberty University Objectively, no sport goes through more constant change than basketball. The various eras of the game since its foundation clearly highlight the differences in how much things have evolved over time. The addition of the shot clock, three-point line, or alterations to hand-checking mainly fall under the premise of rule changes (though these inserts did...

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Alabama’s Fr. Noah Clowney should be on everyone’s radar

The Crimson Tide is having a strong season with the talent they have on the floor this season along with the recruiting class they were able to bring in which was highlighted by players like Brandon Miller (who should be one of the top players in the NBA Draft), Jaden Bradley, and others.  But one freshman that I believe has gone under the radar for this team but should be getting more...

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The Providence Friars are putting everyone on notice

College basketball is in full swing and there are plenty of storylines to talk about so far this season.  But one team that has impressed in a big way has been the Friars at Providence, who sit at 13-3 overall and 5-0 in the Big East. The Friars are an interesting team, as they sat at 5-3 overall just a month or two into the season, but they have now won eight straight and are flying high after...

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Hunter Tyson having his best season at Clemson, helping lead the charge

Well look where we are in college basketball, as we are getting underway in conference play.  It is still early and there is plenty of time for everything to come into place, but fans of the ACC have to be taking a look at a few teams early on, one being Clemson. The Tigers are off to their best start in the ACC since 1996-97 after their win against Virginia Tech, and when you dive into the...

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