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Week 3 Open Gym Recap: West Virginia’s Got Dudes!

West Virginia loves its basketball, and while the talent there is a little more spread out than other players, there is a lot of talent there. We took this past week to travel around West Virginia to see some of the teams who will be playing in our events this coming season. No surprise to us, we saw so much talent. College coaches, take in these notes (also be sure to subscribe to THE Phenom...

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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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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Hoops and Dreams

Heritage IJN 6’5 ’20 Robertas Jonaitis Right now, the most reliable and productive performer on this squad is clearly Jonaitis. He’s a long, explosive wing prospect that has a ton of attainable upside on both sides of the ball. Jonaitis handles the ball well and is able to consistently create his own shot, typically preferring to get to the basket and finish above the rim with his deceptive...

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