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Phenom Summer Havoc: Miles Saturday Standouts

6’1 2020 Jake Ledbetter: NC Spartans East Ledbetter is an incredibly smooth operator when on the ball and lethal off the catch when he’s off of it.  He plays the game with a cerebral approach, never wavering from his calm approach.  He plays the game with flare, showing the ability to really heat up from beyond the arc.  Ledbetter consistently makes the right reads when initiating the offense...

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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Best Rebounder

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. Best...

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Northwood Temple Beats Northwestern at the Buzzer 86-84

In yet another close game, Northwood battled back with over 11 lead changes throughout the game including 4 in the final two minutes and came away with a much needed close win over a really intriguing Northwestern High School team out of Rock Hill, South Carolina after Travon Jackson’s lay in at the buzzer.  Northwood was led by the dynamic duo of Josh Nickelberry and Jamahri Harvey, the...

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Player Standouts at Battle at the Rock (Day Two)

Lower Richland: 6’3 ’21 Korey Richardson The two-way guard was able to make a nonstop impact during the opening game of the day, doing a strong amount of everything while leading his team on both ends of the floor. Richardson is so incredibly smart and sharp, especially when looking to make plays for others, as his natural instincts allow him to consistently control the offensive action from...

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Coach Thread’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session 1

No. 131 6’0 2019 Michael Wade (The Burlington School, Burlington, NC) Wade is a good athlete that excels in the open floor. He had the ability to make tough shots. He finishes above the rim. He a good team player. Has a really good first step that he was able to use to get by defenders to provide scoring opportunities for his teammates.   No. 104 5’11 2020 Steven Riley Jr....

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#NCPhenom150: First Slate Stars

6’4 2020 Travon Jackson: Northwood Temple Academy Jackson provides a unique blend of athleticism and an alpha dog mindset that every coach is looking for.  He’s constantly looking for an opportunity to make a defender look silly, yet always focused on making the right basketball play on both ends of the court.  He’s going to provide a lot of energy and production for a...

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