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LEBRON Thomas Shows to Put Some Respect on His Name … Freshman is an AWARD Winner of #NCPhenom150

Lebron Thomas is tracking as one of the best freshman (2022 class) in the state of South Carolina. The lengthy point guard just has a HUGE IQ for the game, and his instincts, on both ends of the floor are next level. He passes the ball with precision and he defends the ball with quick twitch, length, and anticipation.

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Jordan Coleman is SCs Most UNDERRATED PG … DOMINATES Long Standing #NCPhenom150 Camp

5'10" Jordan Coleman is a junior at Chester High School. Chester is the home of basketball phenomenon Devan Downey, a smaller point guard who put up big numbers. Coleman attended two Phenom 150 camps in the past couple weeks and won awards in both of them.

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SC Phenom 150 Afternoon Standouts

#94 6’7” 2022 Isiah Howell Georgetown HS (Georgetown, SC) Long, quick twitch and athletic, Howell has a lot of tools that make him intriguing. He runs the floor well and shows ball skills running the floor. Howell had a couple finishes above the rim and ran the floor, for easy finishes at the basket. He will be one to continue watching as he continues to develop strength and his overall game. A...

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SC Phenom 150 Morning Standouts

#61 6’2” 2024 Cameron Scott Lexington, SC Scott has a chance to be very good. Already he has the length that makes him look as if he still has considerable growth physically. Playing in this one, against high school-aged kids, the 7th grader battled. He was good in the mid-range and finished at the rim. He is one to watch moving forward, the upside is considerable. #26  5’9” 2022 Savion Brown...

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Mikey Dukes Vs. Jordan Jones Gets HEATED! High Level PG’s COMPETE!

Mikey Dukes is a known commodity, as the Clemson running back commit was also a heavily recruited basketball player prior to his commitment. Jordan Jones is an unknown commodity who is ready to break onto the scene. This was a great matchup, that went back and forth with Jones taking the first half and Dukes taking second. This was a great battle in the Quarter Finals of the SCISA playoffs...

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VICIOUS!! Jordan Burch Catches RIDICULOUS Body! Isaiah Caldwell BREAKS OUT!

Jordan Burch is a noted football player. He was just given his 5th star as a defensive lineman. However, Burch is also a very good basketball player. The 6’6″ junior lefty has an array of moves with ball skills, touch and nimble feet. Here he matches up with fellow junior Isaiah Caldwell and a great battle, back and forth. Caldwell is a 6’4″ guard at Heathwood Hall. He...

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Josiah James Makes it Look Easy … He DOES IT ALL as Porter Gaud CRUISES in SCISA Playoff Win!

McDonald’s All American Josiah James is one of the best players in the country. Tabbed as a 6’7″ Point Guard, he has the skills to dominate on both ends of the floor, all over the court. This week James, and his Porter Gaud team, is vying for their 4th consecutive state championship. This is something unparalleled, however “unparalleled” seems to be what Porter Gaud...

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Kelton Talford Goes CRAZY for a Double/Double in Only 2 Quarters!! Great Falls ROLLS!

Junior Kelton Talford is one of the most underrated players in the state of South Carolina. The 6’7″ forward has led his Great Falls team to a 2 loss season and a #1 ranking in South Carolina’s 1A division. He is averaging a double double every night out. Add in 2 steals and 3 blocks per game and you see why he is underrated. Only carrying a Maryland Eastern Shore offer, more...

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INTRODUCING sophomore Cohen Gaskins … Goes CRAZY for 31 in Playoffs

South Carolina is known for under the radar hoops, especially here recently. Late bloomers, or players late on the scene who show out. Well, Pinewood Prep sophomore Cohen Gaskins just exploded for 31 points on 5-7 from 3, to go with 7 boards and 6 assists last in last night’s semi-final play off game, and not many noticed. Gaskins is a 6’4 guard who has ball skills and a high IQ. He...

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DJ Sinkler Player of the YEAR!! AC Flora Conference Champs, AGAIN!

Yet again, Coach Josh Staley has led his AC Flora Falcons to a Conference Title. Impressive feat considering the incredible talent that sits in his conference. AC Flora has a rich basketball tradition with the likes of Xavier McDaniel and Ty Corbin having graduated from the school. Staley has things rocking and rolling right now. Led by Conference Player of the Year DJ Sinkler, Wingate football...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: Asanti Price

There is probably no player in the Carolina’s who has more buzz around their name currently. Rightfully so, what is there not to like about Price. He is a lengthy 6’5″ shooting guard who is a fluid, and explosive, athlete and can stroke the cover off the ball. Let’s take a look at the numbers, Price is averaging 19.4 points per game, leading the way for the 19-1, number 1...

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South Carolina Prospects CONTINUE To Fall Under the National Radar

It doesn’t make much sense, especially now with a steady stream of players coming from the state of South Carolina who are claiming major success. In this upcoming 2019 NBA Draft there are two players who played all four years of high school projected in the TOP 5. That is not it, you have guys like Nick Claxton at Georgia, Cartier Diarra at Kansas State, Jordan Bruner at Yale, Sharone...

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South Carolina Basketball at an All-Time High

Two players who hail from the State of South Carolina, who call South Carolina “home”, are currently being projected in the lottery of next year’s NBA draft. Both Ja Morant, Murray State by way of Dalzell, SC and Zion Williamson Duke by way of Spartanburg, SC, it is a humbling experience, but one that is bringing light to a secret that is getting out across the country. On the...

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The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches will take place at Ben Lippen School on Saturday, December 15   Columbia, SC – Ben Lippen School will hold host to the 2nd Annual Phenom’s Capital City Jam, set to take place this Saturday, December 15. The event is set to host eight of the premier teams from...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature The Best Prospect in SC Who No One Knows … YET

It was a good summer for Lakewood junior Quentin Hodge. He ran with the 16u version of Team South Carolina (the same program Nick Claxton and Ja Morant played with) and really expanded his game. Along the process he picked up his first two offers, Florida Gulf Coast and Mercer. Last season, his sophomore year, the 6’5” wing averaged 13.7 points, 6 boards and 4.2 blocks per game. Yes, you read...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a Cousin Duo of SCs Top Freshman Point Guard and an Unknown Superstar

There is talent all over the state of South Carolina, this is becoming a known fact. Looking toward the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, two South Carolina prospects (Zion Williamson and Ja Morant) are slated to be drafted among the Top 10. Keeping pace with the great part about South Carolina basketball is that the talent pops up all over the place. Williamson came from Spartanburg Day School, a 2A...

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Seven Unsigned Senior Point Guards in South Carolina Coaches Need to See

5’11” Crosby James Ridge View HS (Columbia, SC) Offers: SC State, Limestone, Coker, Clayton St, Francis Marion James is coming off a summer that saw him make a major name for himself. Playing an aggressive schedule with the Upward Stars Columbia squad, James went at every major name point guard he came across. He is a bucket getting lead guard who plays with a chip on his shoulder....

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Brandon Lee’s SC JR Phenom Standouts

Over the weekend some of the top junior high prospects around the region gathered at Lexington high school for an elite skills camp hosted by our staff at Phenom Hoops. Lexington, South Carolina- A handful of the most respected coaches around the Carolina’s led hours of drills and instructions before the youngsters battled it out in live game play. A handful of players caught my eye...

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SC Phenom 150 Recaps — 2022 Standouts

What a great day of basketball. Although this was Phenom Hoops’ 15th year running its Junior Phenom and Phenom 150 Exposure Camps, this was our first venture to run the region’s most respected camps of its kind in South Carolina. We have always said it, South Carolina is so much more than a football state. When good basketball is around, the state will show out for it. The state, and surrounding...

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Jamie’s List of 5: SC’s 2021 Class is Ready to Draw National Attention — Part 2

Last week our Jeff Bendel wrote an article titled “South Carolina’s 2021 Class Ready to Draw National Attention”. This was a great take, as this class is especially deep, at all levels, with elite level talent as well as a depth of overall Division 1 talent. Bendel went through five names that he thought should grab national attention and national rankings. However, these five names do not tell...

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Jamie’s List of 5: Who is Still Available in South Carolina’s 2019 Class

South Carolina’s 2019 Rankings 6’7” Marlow Gilmore Hunter Kinard Tyler (Neeses, SC) SC 2019 Ranking: 15th Current Offers: South Carolina St, Lincoln Memorial You cannot watch Gilmore and not get incredibly excited about his length and explosion. Perhaps the most explosive kid in the state of South Carolina, he is a true defensive dynamo, able to defend the 1-5 at the D1 level. Gilmore’s...

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Trends & Must Read Storylines in South Carolina’s 2020 Class Rankings

Click here for South Carolina’s 2020 Rankings PJ Hall Remains #1 Hall has been the number one prospect in South Carolina’s 2020 class since we put the rankings out a year ago, and he has done nothing but further establish his spot since then. Hall will end up as a Top 50 type prospect nationally (conservatively), as we are pretty astonished how he is already ranked yet. Hall has incredible...

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Then and Now: Morant’s Ascension from Temetrius Into Ja

By Jamie Shaw & Jeff Bendel This week ESPN NBA Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz called Ja Morant his top standout of the camp labeling him, “The Intriguing Long-Term Prospect.” A play of Morant’s went viral this week from a video of an alley-oop where his head was clearly over the rim. It was impressive as the video itself got close to 100,000 views and was picked up by media, Bleacher Report...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — South Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’10” PJ Hall AAU: Upward Stars SE High School: Dorman We have been saying it for over a year, but the blow up is starting to happen. Hall picked up his first high major from South Carolina offer in June, followed by Florida a month later. Today he can add, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Georgia all to that Power 5 mix. As we have been saying Hall is a Top 100 guy, with the upside to slide into the Top...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — South Carolina’s Major July Breakouts (2019 Class)

6’2” Tre Jackson AAU: Team SC High School: Blythewood Jackson blew up in July, there is no simpler way to say it. He now is carrying upwards of 20 offers and is being tracked and talked about by Power 5 programs. This was quite the leap for Jackson who was a solid low major prospect heading into July with 4 or so offers. He was spectacular at Phenom’s Summer Jam Team Camp this Summer where he...

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ANNOUNCING: Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam

Media Contacts: Rick Lewis (rick@phenomhoopreport.com), Jamie Shaw (jamie@phenomhoopreport.com) For Immediate Release Columbia, SC (December 15) – Phenom Hoop Report and Ben Lippen School are partnering for the 2nd Annual Phenom’s Capital City Showcase. This event’s showcases some of the top talent, and best teams, from around the region as they compete in four games on December 15 at Ben Lippen...

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4-Star DJ Burns Calls it For Tennessee

DJ Burns wrapped up his recruitment yesterday evening at his graduation party. Burns graduated from York Prep a year early and signed his papers to attend the University of Tennessee. Burns was a consensus Top 75 prospect in the 2019 class with offers from all over the country. The high academic Burns wanted to go ahead and wrap things up and chose Tennessee over hometown school the University...

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Phenom’s 3G Showcase Event Storylines … The 7’2″ EIGHTH GRADER

3G Showcase Storylines 7’2” 8th Grader Travon Pearson Phenom’s 3G Showcase || July 19-20 (This Weekend) || Fayetteville, NC (Freedom Courts) Yes, you read that story title correctly, a 7’2” 2022 prospect (8th Grade). Travon Pearson is still an unknown prospect outside of his immediate region. He is a player who created a bit of a stir a couple of weeks ago when Andrew Ramspacher of The...

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