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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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Day 2 of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic was Great

The Names You Got to Know 6’2″ 2019 Trae Hannibal (South Carolina) Hartsville HS (Hartsville, SC) There is not much more to say about Hannibal. He has been absolutely dominant this entire event, and that continued in his acrobatic ariel assault today. He finished with 31 points. 6’11” 2019 Kadin Shedrick (Virginia) Holly Springs HS (Holly Springs, NC) Shedrick proved to...

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The Game of the Year … Morgan County Vs. Ridge View

The 2018 Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic has had some incredible games, however this one took the cake. You got to see this, this game had everything. It had buzzer beaters, it had incredible plays, it had high flying acrobatics. All in all, it was a great game, which ended up going into double overtime. Both Morgan County, out of Madison, Georgia and Ridge View, out of Columbia, South...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Concord First Assembly: 6’3 ’19 Eli Couples In many ways, Couples is the true glue-guy for this squad. He’s able to be extremely productive in all areas of the game without ever forcing the action. Couples consistently defends, works the glass, and makes the correct read with the ball. He’s able to toggle between playing on and off-ball, based on whatever the team needs. Couples is simply a...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Great Bridge Christian: 5’11 ’19 Kenari Jones The point guard prospect is one of the more intriguing unsigned players on this team, especially given the significance of his role. He’s a clever ball-handler with craftiness and solid playmaking instincts. Jones enters the paint quite often and shows the ability to make plays for himself and others. He’s a solid three-level scorer that utilizes his...

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Coaches … Don’t Miss Out

This time of year, after the early signing period, college coaches are readjusting their recruiting boards. They have two parts in play, as they missed on their initial targets and they see what their team has and what they need after game play. The late signing period has seen kids come from out of no where and elevate to multiple offer players. It also allows the kids to play through the...

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Day 1 of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Best Game: Ridge View Vs. Morgan County H/T: AC Flora Vs. Hartsville On a day that was filled with highly competitive games, two games really stood out. The deciding factor goes to the game that went into double overtime. Ridge View unsigned senior Crosby James hit the shot that sent the game into overtime. Crosby was great throughout the game, but so was the backcourt from Morgan County. Stevin...

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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 (Part 2)

The Bigs If big men is your thing, if you’re a sucker for the high flying, rim protecting power 5 bigs, boy do we have a show for you. Not only do you have a number of nationally ranked guys who are 6’10” and up, but you also have a host of high-flying small ball bigs who look to tear the rim off while being incredibly switchable on defense. Phenom’s Palmetto Winter...

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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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Elite Basketball Teams Competing in 3rd Annual Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase

Elite Basketball Teams Competing in 3rd Annual Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase will take place at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC on December 20-22 Columbia, SC – On the heels of this Saturday’s Phenom’s Capital City Jam, Ben Lippen School (7401 Monticello Rd, Columbia, SC 29203) will host another major high school boys basketball tournament, set to take place from December 20-22. The 3rd...

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