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Notes and Player Standouts from NCAA Basketball Academy East Region

This event was the start of something new and different, and of course, with anything that’s new, there will always be some pushback! However, here is some of my insight into the NCAA Basketball Academy East Region, from the perspective of a chaperone. Cons: Keep in mind I was not involved physically with what I viewed as a very strenuous training. After talking with my son who is taking time...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — High Major Watch

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2020

We’ve finally reached July, which is when travel basketball goes up another notch and can truly change the lives of these young prospects. There are numerous players that we feel are underrated within the state, but just on the brink of blowing up. This article will take a closer look at five guys (with varying offers) that should be regarded as definite Division I prospects.   6’0 ’20...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #NCHSAATOP100

Over the weekend 100 of the top players from all over the Hoop State in the Public School ranks, the competition was top notch, it attracted dozens of college coaches far and wide looking to find the next stars of their programs.   Davie County, North Carolina- The NCHSAA sponsored elite camp kicked things off with a bang, energy was high and college coaches flooded the sidelines to take in...

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Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Biggest Stock Movers

Rankings are fluid by nature. There are many changes along with the way and adjustments are made based upon improvements by players and at times when we just miss out on a prospect. As players get older and we have more quality viewings of a player, rankings have a tendency to level out. We won’t get them all right all the time, but our track record over the years have been pretty darn...

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Team Charlotte Claims 17U Championship at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase

The final game of the day pitted Team Charlotte 17U up against the Greensboro Warriors in the 17U Blue Division Gold Championship game. 6’4 2021 G AJ Smith was tough to handle in this one as the sophomore playing up for Team Charlotte has a muscular build and can get hot from deep as he finished with 13 points. Team Charlotte dominated the first half thanks to some tough defense all around...

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Ahmil Flowers becoming a prime target for schools for 2020 class

Each and every year, early on there are players that explode onto the basketball recruiting scene, taking early spring exposure and using that to catapult them into being a huge target for several big-time schools. This year, one of the biggest breakout players so far for Phenom Hoops has been 2020 6’5 Ahmil Flowers.  Playing early in several events for Phenom Hoops back in March and April,...

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Five Spring Stockrisers in North Carolina’s Class of 2020

As the travel season continues to pick up, so does the overall recruitment process. Players have begun to accumulate offers and under-the-radar guys are becoming more identifiable for college coaches. This article will take a closer look at some of the prospects that are currently blowing up…   6’7 Nick Farrar (Apex Friendship/Team Loaded RDU) It’s easy to see, but no player within the...

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#AmateurHour (EP41): Ten April StockRisers, Importance of Non-Live Events, and The June Live Period

Jamie Shaw, Jeff Bendel, and Miles Masercola break down 10 guys from the Carolinas that saw their stock rise in the month of April, they talk about the importance of non live events and continue to try and provide some context/clarity to June Live Period events. Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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“Mamma There Goes That Man!” Greensboro’s Finest, Ahmil Flowers TURNS UP at Phenom’s G3 Showcase

Ahmil Flowers has experienced an awesome blow up during the month of April, and into May. He went from no college interest to multiple D1 offers. This has been great to watch, as the young man is well deserved of these offers (and the many more to come).

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Jamie’s 5 to Know: Phenom G3 Showcase

What a weekend it was. 50 teams came in, from four different states, to compete from the 14u-17u age groups…Greensboro, NC got things popping. True to form, dozens of college coaches attended the event, and there were some players who really took advantage of the spotlight. Typically a Phenom Hoops travel ball event has 80–120 teams playing in it, we kept this one small intentionally. As...

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Players walking away with offers from the PhenomChallengeLIVE

Staying true to the platform Phenom Hoops has built over the past 15 years, we get incredibly excited for players who have nothing, to leave with something. We were able to set the stage for some players to perform at high levels and kick start recruitments with their weekend, on this stage.  

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Wings/Forwards)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the first live period of the early summer season. There were over 150 teams in attendance from all over the region, college-level talent was on display, and college coaches of all levels were sitting baseline throughout the weekend. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of my personal standouts from the...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the CAA, ASUN, Horizon Leagues

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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Phenom Opening Day 1 Recap — DIVISION 1 COACHES, THIS IS FOR YOU!

The travel ball season is finally here … tryouts are complete, teams are formed and they are putting them on the floor for competition. The 2019 Phenom Opening is absolutely loaded with talent from the 12u to the 17u division. The beautiful part about these events on the Phenom Platform is that you have ridiculous amounts of high-level talent, everyone already knows … but you also have a stage...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Afternoon & Evening Standouts

6’9 2020 Myles Evans: NC Empire Evans is still rounding back into shape after a meniscus tear, but he still found a way to play an incredibly productive game, anchoring his team on the block at both ends of the floor.  He’s a skilled, strong bodied big man that always finishes around the basket at a high clip.  His expanding perimeter game is really encouraging, he stepped into his 3s with...

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Breakout Candidates at the Phenom Opening

Every summer it happens, players on non-circuit teams, pop out of nowhere and become major recruiting targets for regional schools at every level. This year is very much the same, and even looking at it deeper, we are fortunate to live in North Carolina. Such a talent-rich state with dozens upon dozens of Division 1 talent walking around. Even with seven circuit teams, there are still ample...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: J.D. Johnson   #2:5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a lot of poise and two-way polish during his time at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins plays with a high IQ and unselfish mentality, which allows him...

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Kevin’s Player Standouts at NC Top 80

2020 #59 6’4 Ahmil Flowers (Greensboro) Ahmil is one of the most athletic kids in the state that nobody talks about. Flowers was a terror in transition and on the boards, he also has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Flowers does an excellent job of utilizing his body to navigate through traffic. Ahmil best basketball is ahead of him with his ability to fill the stat sheets up. #47 6’3...

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Grimsley v. Northwest Guilford

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Northwest Guilford to see the Vikings host the Grimsley Whirlies for a first-round playoff matchup. The previous two meetings between these teams went down to the closing minutes and were ultimately decided by a total of nine points. Grimsley entered this contest just under .500 on the season, but have a unique roster composition and are capable of competing...

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Jamie’s Stock Risers from Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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