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Phenom Open Gym Tour – Beckley Prep IJN

Phenom Hoop Report continued to hit the road on their West Virginia tour, getting an early glimpse at a few teams that will be representing the state.  Already taking a look at Chapmanville, Jamie Shaw and Patrick O’Brien got an early glance at Beckley Prep IGN, as head coach Justin Dempsey leads the new program with an array of intriguing talent. Dempsey has a few talented seniors as well...

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The Early Stages: Heritage IJN

The Heritage IJN squad from West Virginia first began playing organized basketball together in November at our National Showcase, where they had obvious chemistry issues and looked somewhat lost on the court—both individually and as a team. Since then, Coach Justin Dempsey has made strides with this group that many folks didn’t deem possible, especially this early into the process. They’ve dealt...

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Bendel’s Best: Hoops and Dreams Showcase

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina for some post-Thanksgiving basketball over the weekend. The field featured an incredible amount of talent, including teams from five different states, which made for some quality competition. This article will dive deeper into some of my favorite performers from the event. Each of these prospects should be monitored closely by Division I...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s National High School Showcase Day Two (Freddy Johnson Gymnasium)

Tennessee Prep: 6’6 ’19 Traizon Byrd The long, wiry wing prospect was extremely productive yesterday, shooting the ball exceptionally well from midrange and three-point territory. He carried his high-level play into their second showing at Phenom’s National High School Showcase with the exact same approach. Byrd held opposing defenses accountable from the perimeter and stretches the floor very...

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