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Phenom College Talk: Previewing South Carolina’s 2019-20 Roster

Phenom Hoops continues to look at the upcoming college basketball scene, this time previewing the South Carolina Gamecocks. See who the stars are and which incoming freshmen could make an early impact.

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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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Trae Hannibal is Having a Senior Season for the Ages

This summer Trae Hannibal committed to the University of South Carolina. Just as he was starting to blow up, all the weight of the tedious recruiting process was lifted off his shoulders. Since that day, Hannibal has been playing basketball loosely, pressure free, he has been having fun. Already this season, Hannibal has scored his 1,000 career high school point, no surprise with him averaging...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic: The Names and The Storylines

Championship Saturday Names to Know 6’2″ 2019 Chico Carter Jr. (Murray St) Cardinal Newman (SC) Carter Jr. was the MVP of the Crescent Moon bracket and won MVP of all three of his team’s wins. Carter Jr. is a competitive point guard who is able to score at every level, with consistency. He is more explosive that you expect and he has a tough downhill handle. Carter Jr. can...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Championship Saturday Morning Standouts

6′ 2020 Kenari Jones Great Bridge Christian (VA) He went for 42, so we can start with that. It was a full on display of craft in the paint with the ability to finish at the basket. This is a tournament record and he is someone who colleges should start to look at, and really pay attention to. He was poised and he played efficiently with a great pace. He had 42! 6’2″ 2019 Trae...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Morgan County: 5’8 ’19 Stevin Greene Though small, the point guard prospect was one of the most exciting players to take the floor thus far. He’s an incredibly polished scorer with the ability to generate a clean look out of thin air, especially given his sharp handle and overall quickness. Greene is problematic for opponents, since his lack of size only makes him more challenging to defend....

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What to Watch For at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic (Part 3)

The Guards Guards, guards and more guards. They are the engine that makes winning basketball teams, as they ball is in their hands for 90% of the game. Without question, this event is not short of guards, by any measure. This event will have incredibly quick guards, highly explosive guards, nationally ranked guards and heady IQ guards, whatever your thing is, this event will have it at a high...

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What to Watch for at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

There are an abundance of subplots worth noting for this upcoming weekend of basketball, but the showdown between AC Flora and Hartsville might be the most anticipated first-round game on tap. Obviously, people are excited about seeing South Carolina-signee Trae Hannibal (who also doubles as a human highlight reel) face off against one of the top sophomores across the state in Robert McCray....

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The Can’t Miss Performances from Day 1 at Bojangles Bash

6’8″ 2021 Jonathan Kuminga Our Savior New American (NY) 30 Points, 12-22 FG, 4 Assists, 5 Steals, 2 Blocks It was clear who the best player on the floor today was. It is astonishing Kuminga is only a sophomore, but it is also clear that Kuminga is one of the five (5) best sophomores in the country. The strong and hyper-explosive wing ran the floor and finished high above the rim when...

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Must Watch Matchups (Part 1) — Phenom’s National High School Showcase (November 16-17)

Must Watch Matchups (Part 1) Phenom’s 5th Annual National High School Showcase November 16-17 at Greensboro Day in Greensboro, NC Trae Hannibal Vs. Shakeel Moore Hartsville (SC) Vs. Piedmont Classical (NC) 6:30 PM on Saturday, November 17 Hannibal is a Top 150 type prospect, in the 2019 class, who is committed to the University of South Carolina. Moore is a Top 150 type prospect, in the 2020...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam, Session 2 — The Event’s Top 10 Performers

There was so much talent in the gym at Ridge View High School for Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 2. Defending State Champions along with high major basketball recruits and everything in between met to compete and the standing room only crowd got a show. With 10-15 college coaches in the stands and countless coaches viewing via the Baller TV live stream, players showed out. In fact, some of...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam, Session 2 — Immediate Eye Catchers

It was a chance for high school teams to get back on the court with their teammates, as Phenom Hoops brought some fantastic teams to Ridge View High School for the Summer Jam Fest 2. Teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia all made their way, with a few names continuing to prove themselves as an elite talent while others were able to make a name for themselves. Here are the five...

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From the Sidelines: Top Performers from the Phenom HS Jam Fest 2 Part 1

6’6 2019 Davis Guyton (Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach) We have always stated shooters shoot and one thing is crystal clear, 6’6 2019 Davis Guyton can flat shoot the cover off the ball. In the first two games of the day, Guyton went for 26 and 54 points respectively. He hit 15 3-pointers in the two games. First of all, Guyton moves extremely well without the ball and does a terrific job of...

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#PhenomSummerJam Session Two: Court One Standouts Late Morning/Early Afternoon

The show goes on here in Columbia, people really need to stop sleeping on the State of South Carolina as a basketball state, cause there’s a ton of talent in the public and private school leagues that’s been on display for the Phenom Hoops staff all day long… without further adieu let’s take a look at some of the top performers from the late morning/early afternoon...

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Who Could Break Out at Phenom’s Challenge Live — Which Players May Get the Offers Flying (part 1)

Anytime you gather hundreds of teams and put them in front of hundreds of coaches something great is bound to happen. This upcoming weekend’s Phenom Challenge Live will bring in teams from seven different states to compete in front of hundreds of coaches. In fact around 300 college coaches showed up to the 2017 version of this event with countless players earning offers and getting put on the...

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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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THE LIST — The High-Flyers You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Of at Phenom’s Low Country Invitational

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 players competing in the event who are universally considered as high-flyers. Guys the mix tape people will not want to take their cameras off of. Guys they fans will get out of their seats and uncontrollably...

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