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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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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Best Passer

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. BEST...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Guards)

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 guard...

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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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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the American Athletic Conference

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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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Stay Positive

Team Winston 6’7 ’19 Zack Austin- The two-way forward has been on an absolute tear since the travel ball season began and this contest was no different. He showed flashes of dominance on defense, utilizing his length and athleticism extremely well to alter shots and accumulate deflections. Austin is pretty skilled and can do a variety of different things on offense, from creating off the bounce...

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Brandon’s big time Breakouts PT 1 #PhenomStayPositive

We’re back at it again invading the Gate City for some prime time hoops action, it’s the second weekend of AAU and the big boys came to play!   Greensboro, North Carolina- Day one was a movie we really kicked things off with a bang pairing up a slate of highs quality games, there was talent on display for all levels from high major division I to the division III ranks. Some guys came in as...

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WBC Elite Got EVERYONE Hype … College Coaches Gone LOVE These PGs || Team RAW Highlights

There is something about guard play that gets everyone going ... WBC Elite, out of Wilmington, NC has some great guard play They are led by 6'1" 2020 high major recruit Jajuan Carr, and rightfully, he gets a ton of the eyes.

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 2)

The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic. Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Derrick Partee   #8:5’11 ’21 Cedric Patterson (Gaston Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a fairly intriguing skillset throughout his time at camp, Cedric Patterson. He’s a wiry, quick guard prospect that can play either backcourt position due to his blend of ball-handling and perimeter shooting. Patterson is able to make plays for himself and...

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“He’ll Put it On Your Head!” Jajuan Carr is a Modern Day PG!

6'1" Jajuan Carr is making a name for himself as one of the best point guards in North Carolina's 2020 class ... So much so that the likes of Iowa State, Houston and Middle Tennessee State have recently come calling with East Carolina having already offered.

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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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NC Top 80 Hot Takes

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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#NCTop80: Miles Magical Five Possible Summer Breakouts

Every year in the HoopState there are always a handful of players that breakout on the summer ball circuit.  Last year guys like Caleb Mills (Houston/Asheville Christian) and Kadin Shedrick (Virginia/Holly Springs) saw their recruiting profile grow in an almost unimaginable way.  Here are some potential guys that can see a similar breakout summer with their respective AAU Teams. #94 6’7...

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2020 NC Top 80 Breakout Performers

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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Bendel’s Best: North Carolina Top 80

Phenom Hoops’ NC Top 80 Camp continued to solidify its reputation as one of the top, most exciting exposure events across the state. The collection of talent is undeniable and the subplots are endless, which it a big part of what makes it so fun. This year’s field was arguably the most intriguing group to ever attend the event, featuring guys from all pockets of North Carolina. This article will...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#28- 6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris- The lefty point guard has been arguably the most impressive floor general on display through the first slate of games. He’s so strong and in-tune with his skillset that it’s almost unfair for opposing guard. Harris is incredibly smart and navigates wherever he desires on the floor. He’s very polished and basically unstoppable when getting downhill.   #106- 6’8...

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NC Top 80 storylines we’re watching (P.2)

For years Dave Telep ran HIS Carolina Challenge and built it into the premier camp in North Carolina. The camp everyone looked forward to, both players and fans alike. Telep’s camp brought out the best talent, put it under one roof and allowed them to compete in a one-day showcase. Since Telep has moved on, taking on a role with the San Antonio Spurs, the North Carolina Top 80 has picked up the...

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Possible Breakout Performers at NC Top 80

Every year, the North Carolina Top 80 is an incredible event with such a surplus of talent, which makes it extremely difficult to narrow down the numbers and overall matchups. With the Class of 2019 now getting ready to depart for the college ranks, our main focus will shift towards the current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. The excitement and anticipation of years Top 80 should fall right...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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Miles’ Magical Five: Top Point Guards of Day Four at #PhenomSummerHavoc

I want to start this off by saying that there are six courts in this building and I’m only one man, so If I didn’t see a certain performance please don’t come at me, but let’s get to the top five Point Guards from the action today. Honorable Mention: 6’0 2019 Jamarii Thomas: New Light Disciples Thomas isn’t going to wow you with his size or athleticism, what...

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