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Storylines from the #NCISSALivePeriod

The weekend was action packed with big time hoops all weekend long throughout the Triad! It's the first go around in this newly structured live period run by state officials and local high schools.

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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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Brandon’s Big time Ballers #NCISAASummerShowcase

The Hoop States Top Private schools gathered at Greensboro Day School for a star studded summer showcase.Greensboro, North Carolina- This Live Period event gives the Coaches, Scouts, and Media, an opportune chance to checkout some of the best prospects in the state under a controlled team setting. 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon)- Bradley looks the part of a high major floor general, he’s got the...

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Burlington Christian Academy Open Gym Notes

Last Week Ryan Bernardi (Head Coach at BCA) invited me to attend an open gym as his team was preparing for the June Live Period.  He has invited numerous local former/current college basketball players into the gym to help his team adapt to playing against tough competition and it did not disappoint.  Here are some notes on the six BCA players present for the workout. 6’0 2021 Brock...

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Triad First 48 Recap & Standouts

The annual Triad 48 hosted by the BlueChip Triad Academy lived up to the billing once again as some of the elite Triad talent battled it out at Forsyth Country Day School. Lewisville, North Carolina- It was quite a spectacle watching this group of athletes compete at their highest levels. The camp provided a stage for established stars to prove their value and other sleepers are looking to make...

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Want to Play College Basketball? Put First Things First (Part 1)

By Mason Waters FULL VIDEO of this article Players who can put first things first not only have an advantage in getting recruited, but they also become more mature people. Maturity is a very important thing. In this two-part post, I explain 6 “first things” and describe some of their opposites. This article looks at the first three. Long term growth – Don’t think where you are today is a sign of...

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LowCountry Bulldogs Come Away with 16U Bronze Title At Phenom JMAC

In what was a really exciting battle that spilled into overtime, The Low Country Bulldogs found a way to prevail over Florence International Basketball Association in the 16U Bronze Bracket at the Phenom Hoop Report JMAC Showcase.  A variety of really intriguing pieces showed flashes of excellence for this Low Country group, the best of the bunch was arguably 6’4 2021 Yaturi Bolton. ...

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Carolina Bad Boyz Shine As They Win 12U Title at #PhenomJMAC

In what was probably the most electric game of the day and what was definitely the most electric 12U Game I’ve ever seen with my own eyes the Carolina Bad Boyz prevailed over Team Truth to come away with a crazy comeback victory in the championship game of the 12U bracket at the Phenom Hoop Report JMAC Showcase.  After Trailing by as many as 21 points in the 2nd half, this group of young...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomJMAC

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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EA Prep claims the 15U Gold Bracket Title #PhenomJMAC

EA Prep squared off with Carolina Ballin in a contest that felt more like a track meet than a basketball game! Fort Mill, South Carolina- Overall it was a highly competitive game that felt like one with championship implications, EA wanted it more in the end. This group sacrificed for one another, competing for every 50/50 ball unafraid to hit the floor for them, EA shared the rock well and...

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Nation Ford #PhenomJMAC Day one Standouts Pt. 2

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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A Different Type of Exposure

  As we now approach the month of June, I have to say it’s been a cool spring season thus far, covering my first season of AAU basketball. I’m sure most will agree that there’s always a lot occurring once the spring season unfolds; it’s pretty much a decision made weekly by myself and other scouts to determine which event we feel is best to attend. This past weekend (5/25 – 5/26) brought a...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

The annual Phenom Hoops David Rose Memorial Day Classic delivered us some big-time performances, key story lines, and collection of breakout prospects coaches need to put some eyes on. Greensboro North Carolina– The David Rose Memorial Day Classic is an event that carries a message and meaning deeper than competition on the hardwood. It’s the story of ultimate sacrifice and selflessness than...

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PSB Elite 14U Claimed the Silver Bracket

Championship Sunday lived up to the billing and more when PSB Elite and Team Loaded 704 squared off at Smith in front of some passionate fans, in the end PSB claimed the silver bracket 66-57.   Greensboro, North Carolina- PSB Elite 14U were the last ones standing after a dog fight with Team Loaded 704 in the Silver bracket championship game. This contest was extremely physical from the tip,...

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Mid Day Studs #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

The lunch break was much needed fuel for everyone and this next group of standouts found their second winds in my afternoon standouts! Greensboro, North Carolina- You guessed it yes we’re still rocking here at Proehlific park and I’m still holding things down on court two! We’re over halfway through these games and there has been a lot of drama in several nail bitters recently,...

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#PhenomDavidRoseMDC: Miles Early Saturday Standouts

6’4 2022 Isaiah Williams: CSB Elite 2022 Williams is a hard nosed, big body post player that does a great job attacking on the low block.  He possesses excellent touch around the rim using excellent fundamental footwork to create space for himself down there.  As he continues to develop physically and athletically, expect Williams to become a really productive player at the high school level in...

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Early Standouts Court 2 PP #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

Through three games here at Proehlific Park on court two one trend has been one common trend happening and that’s excellent guard play! Greensboro, North Carolina- This first group of standouts have commanded their sides in style, balancing the scoring loads along with working to get teammates involved. 6’4 2021 RJ Noord (Team United)- Noord came out really strong in game one, he poured in...

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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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Truth Generation Crowned Champs

In Sunday’s finale on court three at Proehlific Park A very deep and balanced Truth Generation Team over matched a talented Team Renegades squad 92-79, they built up and an early lead and continually wore this group out with their platoon approach.   Greensboro, North Carolina- Truth Generation set the tone in this contest from the jump, they survived a strong push late in the second, but...

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Team F.L.Y. Takes Gold

In a grueling match up in the SEC Gold game we saw Team F.L.Y.  and the Greensboro Warriors unsigned team battle it out for the crown.  In the end a deep Team F.L.Y. squad team outlasted a late run to retain their lead and ultimately the title 75-72. Greensboro, NC- This match up was intriguing because the make of these squads were similar as well as their playing styles, it was good team...

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#PhenomG3Showcase: Miles Early Saturday Standouts

6’0 2019 David Murphy: NC Empire Perry Murphy is as pure of a scorer we’ve seen all spring, looking like an unstoppable force with the ball in his hands against every team he’s played all summer.  He’s explosive, crafty, and does a great job stepping into his pull-up jumper with a ton of confidence.  Will almost certainly end up a full scholarship kid when its all said and done. 6’3 2021 Glenn...

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#PhenomChallenge: 14U Championship Recap (Next Level SC Vs Team USC)

In what was a really exciting championship game between two high level 14U squads Next Level SC prevailed over Team USC by the score of (62-35).  Next Level SC came out of the gate swinging, jumping out to an early double digit lead and they never looked back.  They did a great job defending as a team and closing out possessions with great rebounding, largely due to 6’4 2023 Cowboy Boyd.  He led...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers PT.2 #PhenomChallengeLive

The lone Spring live period is upon us and we wouldn’t want to spend it anywhere other than the great city of Spartanburg, hundreds of players from rising freshmen to unsigned seniors are coming in with something to prove! Spartanburg, South Carolina- The Phenom Hoops crew is back at it again for another action-packed live period, two things you can count on players will be tested competition...

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#PhenomChallengeLive: Miles Magical Five

6’5 2020 Keishon Porter: Team Trezz Porter’s development has been nothing to overlook, standing at 6’5 he can create for himself off then bounce, defend four different positions, and use his incredible athleticism to finish above the rim and defenders in his way.  He’s arguably the most important player on this team and showed to everybody once again that he’s a bonafide D1 level talent. 6’1...

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Brandon’s Friday Night Lights Standouts: #PhenomChallengeLive

The lone Spring live period is upon us and we wouldn’t want to spend it anywhere other than the great city of Spartanburg, hundreds of players from rising freshmen to unsigned seniors are coming in with something to prove! Spartanburg, South Carolina- The Phenom Hoops crew is back at it again for another action packed live period, two things you can count on players will be tested...

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#PhenomChallengeLive: Miles Saturday Standouts (Early Slate)

6’0 2020 Lawrence Frost: Juice All Stars Stephenson Frost had a huge impact in this one with his ability to defend the point of attack and ensure the team is being run at a high level.  He excels at breaking his man down off the bounce and finding his teammates for easy buckets.  He had a handful of D2’s watching along that really liked what he brought to the table as a leader to how with the...

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#PhenomChallenge: Miles Night One Standouts

6’7 2019 Revv Tholel: Team Loaded 704 Tholel did a really nice job impacting the games at both ends of the floor with his size, mobility, timing at the rim on the defensive end, and touch around the rim on the offensive end.  He’s a kid that should garner attention from D1s and D2s alike in need of a smooth front court piece that plays a productive brand of basketball. 6’3 2020 Devante...

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