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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Rick Lewis   #2: 4’3 ’24 Landon Wilson (Florence) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out with his leadership, communication, and team-first approach, Landon Wilson. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with excellent quickness and the ability to make an impact on both ends of the floor. Wilson defends hard, forces turnovers, and looks to attack the basket...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Andre Simmons   #4: 4’9 ’27 Jasiye Simmons (Statesville) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided phenomenal effort throughout his time at camp, Jasiye Simmons. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term abilities, but still plays hard, unselfish basketball on both ends of the floor. Next in his development...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Blake Walker   #9: 5’0 ’25 Kamari Curtis (Graniteville) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to work hard and make his presence felt on both ends of the floor, Kamari Curtis. He’s an unselfish, high-motor guard prospect that worked well without the ball as a spot-up threat from beyond the arc. Curtis is also a quality on-ball defender with nice positioning....

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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Trinity Episcopal School

Twitter: @TES_BBasketball Instagram: @tesmbb   Trinity Episcopal School (Richmond, VA) Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division I Conference: Virginia Prep League (VPL) 2018-19 overall record: 20-11 2018-19 season achievements: VPL tournament champions     Whenever a sports program has remained at the top for a good deal of time,...

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Phenom Hoops’ Thursday’s Open Gym Tour

We started the day off bright and early in Burlington, North Carolina to check out The Burlington School. Fresh on a Wednesday night practice which saw the likes of Virginia, Penn State, and Louisville in the gym alongside High Point, we caught the 6:15 AM practice. Still, with coaches along the sideline, Wofford sent 2, Mount Olive and UMBC all in attendance, we watched them get after it. The...

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So Much Talent Resides in Columbia — Glymph League Recap

Midlands basketball has always been good, and the community has shown that when there is local talent in the building, they will show out. Such as the case for the Glymph League on Wednesday night as some of the best players in the Midlands area joined together to play in the Glymph Fall League … Let’s take a look at who showed out 6’7” 2022 Julian Phillips (Blythewood HS) Phillips is the top...

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#PhenomOpenGymTour: Bishop McGuinness

The latest stop on the Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour was at Defending NCHSAA 1A Champions Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. This group lost some key pieces from last years team including guys like Cam Caroway and Mac McAlhany, Gus O’Hale, and Ty Cressman. They bring back some key pieces from last years team including a couple of new pieces that make the...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Christian Savage   #3: 4’7 ’25 Logan Norton (Spartanburg) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to impact the game despite a lack of true size, Logan Norton. He’s a young, very smart point guard prospect that offers a nice blend between defense, scoring, and playmaking. Norton is very quick and it’s especially evident as an on-ball defender, where he...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Northside Christian Academy

Rick and Patrick both headed out just a few miles down the road to check out the latest surrounding Northside Christian Academy, a program with a great history of intriguing talent for the next level.  It looked to be the same once again, as Phenom Hoop Report continues to dominate their coverage with the Phenom Open Gym Tour. We also want to thank coach Erasto Hatchett for his hospitality. He...

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SC Jr. Phenom/ SC Phenom 150 Feedback

It was a fantastic weekend in Lexington for the South Carolina Jr. Phenom and Phenom 150, as players were seen and recognized by our staff.  We greatly appreciate any feedback from the kids, parents, family, and friends, as we continue to strive to be the best platform for players. It is great to hear some of these kind words from players/ parents that attended the camp and we wanted to give...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Hickory Grove Christian

After finishing the season 15-15 last year, head coach Jim Rhodes brings intrigue this year with this team but the Lions will also have a new feel to them as well.  This year’s team will play smaller but Hickory Grove Christian will have plenty of ball handlers.  It will also depend on who will step up this year for the Lions. Let’s dive into the roster for this year’s team. 2021 G 6’4 AJ Smith...

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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Middleburg Academy

Middleburg Academy (Middleburg, VA) Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division II 2018-19 overall record: 17-8 Colleges in Attendance: University of Delaware, Richmond, Liberty, Howard, and Virginia State.     Ok, from what I’ve deemed thus far, basketball folks are in for a treat this year if they come across VISAA private school competition....

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Jordan Washington   #17: 5’3 ’24 Jamarie Brown (Effingham) Starting things off, we look at a player that has made some very nice strides in his progression, Jamarie Brown. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect with a well-rounded skillset and excellent shooting prowess. Brown defends nicely and is capable of operating in a variety of different roles and expanding his...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Providence Day

Providence Day and head coach Brian Field gears up for another year of basketball in Charlotte, as Phenom Hoop Report hit the road and sat on yet another open gym.  After a season in which the Chargers finished 13-16 overall and 4-6 in conference play, they look to bounce back and compete for a conference championship. Getting a first-hand look at the roster this upcoming season, here are some...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Andre Simmons   #13: 5’2 ’24 DeAngelo Brooks (Columbia) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out as a quality floor general throughout camp, DeAngelo Brooks. He’s an unselfish, high-motor guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it’ll make him a more...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Yusef English   #8: 5’0 ’24 Nicholas Worsley (Florence) Starting things off, we look at a player that continues to make strides within his two-way growth, Nicholas Worsley. He’s a wiry, team-first lead guard prospect that plays with an excellent motor, which allows him to consistently stand out as a rebounder despite his lack of size. Worsley does a nice job of utilizing his...

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Mylyjael Poteat “Stock on the Rise”

Mylyjael Poteat “Stock on the Rise” There’s an old saying, “You can’t teach size.” Standing a sturdy 6’9 and 250 pounds, Mylyjael Poteat has seen his stock gradually climb the rankings and rightfully so. Since the beginning of August, Poteat has loss 25 pounds and continues to work on transforming his body. What you currently see is definitely not the...

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Phenom Hoops’ Podcast: Tennessee 150/ SC Jr. and 150 Recaps/ Open Gym Talk

The Phenom Hoop Report crew of Jamie, Rick, Patrick and Jeff sit down to discuss more standouts from the Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp, South Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp, and South Carolina Phenom 150 Camp. They also break down, discussing teams and players that have seen so far during the Phenom Open Gym Tour, with all coverage being found on phenomhoopreport.com.

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Is NC State’s Markell Johnson the most underrated guard in the country?

Heading into the season, there are several talented guards around the nation that are earning high praise early on.  That can also be said in the ACC, as Duke guard Tre Jones and North Carolina’s Cole Anthony are just two well-known names heading into the season. However, another guard should be up there as well on the national level. Guard Markell Johnson, a 6’1, 175-pound prospect at NC State,...

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Phenom Open Gym: Jay M. Robinson

Lavar Batts Sr. and Jay M. Robinson was one of our next gyms Phenom Hoop Report headed out to, part of our Open Gym Tour.  After finishing last year 9-17, the Bulldogs look to show improvement with more experience. Watching this team, they show tremendous versatility on the floor, with everyone being able to push the ball, defend, and be a primary ball-handler on offense.  But looking at each...

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Coach Freddy Johnson “One of the greatest of all time”

Coach Freddy Johnson “One of the greatest of all time” Coach Freddy Johnson of Greensboro Day is one of the greatest coaches of all time. Coach Johnson was born and raised in Greensboro, North Carolina, graduated from Greensboro Grimsley in 1972 and from Greensboro College in 1977. He played two years at Greensboro College and starting coaching at the YMCA when he was 15 years old....

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Open Gym Tour: Northern Guilford

Founded just over a decade ago, Northern Guilford has seen some high-level prospects come through this program but have largely maintained their reputation as a football school. After the infamous era that featured guys like Michael Neal (App State), Jonathan Frye (Tulane), and Jacob Lawson (Purdue), the basketball talent just wasn’t the same. They’ve had multiple scholarship-level guys...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Kelvin Mills   #19: 5’3 ’25 Noah Angus (Florence) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game nicely, especially as the youngest performer on this team, Noah Angus. He’s a smart, unselfish guard prospect with nice vision and the ability to apply scoring pressure with or without the ball in his hands. Angus operates well within the team concept on both ends...

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Counting the Numbers: Phenom Hoops scattered throughout the college basketball landscape

It is that time of year again, college basketball is starting up. This is a time we like to go through to open gyms, see all the high school talent in our region, but also make stops through the colleges, see the players, sit through practices and overall get the feel of the season for each of them. Also during this time, college releases their rosters for the upcoming season. We like to go...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Hickory Ridge High School

  Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Harrisburg, North Carolina to cover the Hickory Ridge High School open gym. Last year, Hickory Ridge finished .500 with a 13-13 record in one of the toughest basketball conferences in the state, the NCHSAA Southwestern 4A. Coach Robert Machado looks to improve upon that 7-7 conference record last season and has plenty of reasons to be optimistic.   Hickory...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — The Fayetteville Swing

Yesterday we took the drive down 95 to hit up Fayetteville, NC, always a hotbed for talent, that you can most of the time find under the radar. On this day, we made stops at Freedom Christian and Northwood Temple. It was an interesting day, both teams have entirely revamped rosters, filled with new kids. Northwood Temple built their roster with local Fayetteville kids while Freedom has a slew of...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — What is All the Buzz Surrounding Word of God?!

Over the past 10 years, Word of God Christian Academy (the Holy Rams) has built itself into a national entity. With putting top-level talent on its roster, year in and year out, like John Wall, Dez Wells, CJ Leslie, TJ Warren, Torian Graham, Zach Newkirk, etc..etc..etc…every gym the Holy Rams walked into, they garnered your attention. Well, the start of the 2019-20 season has them right...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: A.L. Brown

Continuing to hit the road for Phenom Hoop Report, Patrick O’Brien headed to Kannapolis, NC to check out A.K. Brown, a team that finished 21-8 last season under head coach Shelwyn Klutz.  Now, the Wonders look to build off that season and look to make noise in the state of North Carolina once again. When watching this team, one can see that they have a nice blend of talent but they will also be...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Lake Norman Charter

Phenom Open Gym Tour: Lake Norman Charter   Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Huntersville, North Carolina to watch Lake Norman Charter. First year head boys’ basketball coach Chet Korczynski has plenty to be excited about this upcoming season. Last season, Lake Norman Charter finished with a 10-13 record in the NCHSAA 2A division. Although, Lake Norman Charter lost their leading scorer Ian...

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