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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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Low Country Showcase Standouts Part 2

Low Country Showcase Standouts Part 2 Before reading about the Low Country Showcase Standout Part 2, be sure to check out Part 1 http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/low-country-showcase-standouts-part-1/   6’5 2019 Preston Crisp (Woodville Tompkins HS-GA) Woodville Tompkins came into the event undefeated and ranked the number one team in the Georgia 2A division. In the game vs. First...

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Low Country Showcase Names and Storylines

6’7″ 2019 Josiah James (Tennessee) Porter Gaud (SC) James was a purely dominating force. The lefty point guard shot the ball, distributed the ball and brought the crowd to its feet with game changing dunks. There is not much more James can do to solidify himself as a National Top 10 guy, he is elite. 6’4″ 2021 Josh Beadle Cardinal Newman (SC) Beadle, only a sophomore,...

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Unsigned Seniors Who Showed Out During the Holidays (Part Two)

The early signing period has come and gone, but an abundance of Division I prospects remain unclaimed from the Carolinas. Many of these guys made a noteworthy impression on college coaches throughout the holiday break and this article will take a closer look at some of the top standouts.   5’11 Mikey Dukes (First Baptist) What more is there to say about Mikey Dukes? At this point, it’s time...

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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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Why We’re Excited About the 2nd Annual Low Country Shootout

Year one of this event was off the charts. It had Josiah James and Trae Hannibal (SCs top two prospects in 2019) facing off. It had college coaches and an incredible slate of games … of course we were most excited when the snow stopped, but that’s neither here nor there. The second version of this event has even more storylines and some incredible talent … Let’s take a look at...

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Evening Standouts at Day Three of Phenom’s Porter Gaud Holiday Classic

First Baptist: 5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes It might sound like a broken record, but Mikey Dukes is incredibly impressive and absolutely possesses the necessary ability to be a high-level Division I basketball player. He’s an elite athlete with a terrific two-way skillset. Dukes is able to get by opposing guards with ease, which allows him to make an abundance of plays inside the paint–both for...

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High School Hot Takes — Week of December 17

Jeff Bendel Mikey Dukes is the Top Available Senior in the Carolinas After this weekend, it became increasingly clear that Mikey Dukes should be the most coveted unsigned senior in the Carolinas. He’s a terrific all-around point guard that recently decided to place his main emphasis on basketball, despite being a high-major football player. That being said, there are really no holes within...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Breakouts — They Did What We Thought They Would

5’11 Unsigned Senior Mikey Dukes First Baptist (Charleston, SC) VCU came in earlier in the week to watch Dukes, and loved him. This comes as no surprise as Dukes is good enough to garner early playing time at a VCU. It is a wonder why he doesn’t already carry 15-20 D1 offers. He is the best available point guard in the Carolinas right now, and (Josiah James aside) he may be the best...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Capital City Jam

5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes (First Baptist) There were a lot of talented performers throughout the day, but Mikey Dukes’ showing to open the event was truly unbelievable. At a strong, sturdy 5-foot-11, Dukes is a special athlete that can impose his will against any point guard. That being said, he also has a terrific basketball sense and exceptional overall feel for the game, which is what should vault...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

First Baptist: 5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes The first game of the day was filled with excitement, thanks in large part to Mikey Dukes and his phenomenal two-way showing. He’s arguably the most athletic sub-six-foot player in the entire Southeast region, especially when considering his muscular frame. Dukes is blindingly quick and possesses unbelievable end-to-end speed, which he often uses to set up...

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#AmateurHour (Ep33): BoBash Recap and A Preview of the Capital City Jam

Jamie Shaw, Rick Lewis, and Miles Masercola break down some major takeaways from the Bojangles Bash (Start-13:00) and everything leading into this weekends Capital City Jam (13:10-End). Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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Why Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Can’t Miss Ticket in Columbia for December 15

Juwan Gary Vs. Quentin Hodge is a Passing of the Torch from 2019s Best Wing to 2020s Best Wing Juwan Gary has been a known commodity since his 8th grade year. He burst on the scene that year and quickly became a national level recruit. He spent his first three seasons at Gray Collegiate Academy prior to committing to Alabama. After committing to Alabama he transferred to Charlotte based Liberty...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Features Numerous Unsigned Seniors Primed for D1 Scholarships

The early signing period has come and the college coaches recruiting boards have reshuffled. They are out on the prowl looking for players who are still available to fill their roster spots. This cycle has seen many players slip through the cracks, high level prospects who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the love they should. The great things about Phenom’s Capital City Jam is a...

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High-Flying Forward Will Put on a Must-Show at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

Next week, Phenom Hoops is set to host our Capital City Jam in Columbia, South Carolina, which is going to feature eight very noteworthy programs. There are going to be 20+ Division I prospects in the building, but the First Baptist v. Hunter Kinard Tyler matchup could arguably end up as the most intense battle of the day. The First Baptist backcourt duo of Joseph Powell and Mikey Dukes is going...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature South Carolina’s Top 2-Sport Prospect

It is no surprise that senior Mikey Dukes of First Baptist puts up stats. No matter the sport, not matter the ball, Dukes is just built differently from most, be it his physical stature, his quick twitch and vertical explosion or his competitive nature, but a ball in Dukes’ hands and he’s going to do something you’ve never seen before. Just this season, on the football field for First Baptist (a...

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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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Today’s 5 to Know: Charleston Southern Team Camp

It’s team camp/elite camp season and this is one of our favorite times of the year. Almost like an AAU event, you have teams playing across college campuses, 2, 3 and 4 games in a day. It’s a grind, a lot of back gyms, no AC, etc…but the amount of basketball seen is like no other. Today we visited with our friends at Charleston Southern for their team camp. They brought in 32 teams, across two...

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Phenom Hoops’ SCISA All State Team and Play of the Year Awards

They say the power of talent lies in public schools in the state of South Carolina, and to some extent that is true, but the independent schools are rapidly catching up. There are some immensely talented players, top players nationally, playing South Carolina private school basketball. One of the most slept on events of the year are the SCISA playoffs, the semi-finals and finals held at Sumter...

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The Story … Elite Basketball Player is So Far Under the Radar

With the basketball in his hands, Mikey Dukes is the fastest player we have seen in a long time. It’s no wonder that he has amassed 4,341 yards and 74 touchdowns over his last two seasons (YES 2! Seasons) on the football field. He currently carries offers from the likes of South Carolina, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Wake Forest and more on the football field. However, he...

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THE LIST — Today’s 5 to Know from Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

What a great day of basketball. The games were buzzing with a gym full of fans streaming through to watch throughout the day. Coming into the event, there were players who were garnering major attention on a national scale, however as with most of Phenom Hoops events, this showcase provided a platform for players to breakout. Who made today’s 5 to know… THE LIST Phenom’s Low Country...

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The List – Players You Must Watch at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There will be a number of high level players competing against one another, not only competing for pride but competing for status. THE LIST The Players You Must Watch – Part 1 Phenom’s Low Country Showcase (January 20) Nationally...

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Mikey Dukes is A Power 5 Prospect in Multiple Sports

Just yesterday First Baptist of Charleston junior Mikey Dukes received his eighth offer from the University of Arkansas. You see, Dukes is one of the more coveted running backs in the nation for the 2019 class. Already his offer sheet includes teams making him a priority across the ACC, SEC and Big 10 with more and more coming every day. The unique part of this story is that Mikey Dukes is also...

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