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Miles Saturday Standouts: Phenom Champion Showcase

6’9 2020 Justus Shelton: PSB McCarthy Shelton is a guy the Phenom Hoops Staff is very familiar with.  His combination of length, motor, and basketball IQ make him a really nice prospect.  Now that he’s shown he can add strength and consistency on his finishing ability around the rim, displaying some nice post-moves and flashes of high level footwork.  It’s hard to look at Shelton as anything...

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A Closer Look: Team Winston

The travel season is finally upon us and competition has begun to heat up; the who’s who of shoe-circuit teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pack while many of the top non-shoe-circuit programs have been at our events and playing in front of dozens of college coaches. Team Winston, Team Trezz, Juice All-Stars, New Light Disciples, the Greensboro Warriors, and numerous others have...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Bigs)

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 big...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the CAA, ASUN, Horizon Leagues

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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Unsigned Seniors at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE D1s Need to Pay Close Attention To (Part 1)

This is the time of year … Not only is it important for 2020 prospects to get their names onto recruiting boards, but it is also imperative for the unsigned seniors. Signing day has come and gone, and players have chosen where they will attend college. This process wraps up the 2019 class for some schools but it also starts the process all over for the programs the prospect did not choose.

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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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Phenom’s Stay Positive Classic — Must Watch Unsigned Seniors

April is such an interesting time of the year. It is the time many programs are looking to start their process with the junior class. However, for many programs, they are still looking to finish off their current classes. This event is chock full with scholarship ready unsigned seniors. A couple of them are sure-fire division 1 types, however, they should all be sat by every D2 program in the...

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 1)

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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D1 BREAKOUTS!! Zack Austin & Jakob Moore ANNIHILATE Phenom’s Opening || Team Winston RAW Highlights

This is the perfect platform for a breakout!! You had national media, college coaches, ridiculous talent and a gym filled with fans. In today's world of positionless basketball, players able to defend multiple positions are at a really high quantity. Team Winston has TWO players who can defend across the floor.

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Phenom Opening Day 1 Recap — DIVISION 1 COACHES, THIS IS FOR YOU!

The travel ball season is finally here … tryouts are complete, teams are formed and they are putting them on the floor for competition. The 2019 Phenom Opening is absolutely loaded with talent from the 12u to the 17u division. The beautiful part about these events on the Phenom Platform is that you have ridiculous amounts of high-level talent, everyone already knows … but you also have a stage...

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Phenom Opening Team Preview: Team Winston 17u

It is finally here.  The AAU season kicks off in style with Phenom Hoops, as we head to Greensboro to open the season with the Phenom Opening. Players of all ages will come to North Carolina in hopes to compete and start the season off. This will be a CAN’T MISS EVENT, as we may have never started off the season with this much talent on so many levels.  That is why we are hoping to get everyone...

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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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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’6 Zack Austin

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 3 — The Storylines You Don’t Want to Miss

We are incredibly excited about the programs and the teams we have coming to Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 3. This Saturday (June 23) at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, NC there will be some high level talent in the gym with some great programs, some of which are coming off state titles. Here are some storylines we will be watching for. Winston Salem Prep Defends its State Title Winston...

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