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Virginia Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Marcus Banks Sr.   #76: 5’8’ 23 Jayden Freeman (Caroline) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased an appealing array of skills at camp, Jayden Freeman. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor point guard prospect with great defensive instincts and an excellent three-point jumper. Freeman was a nice spot-up threat along the perimeter while making his presence felt...

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Jamie’s Names You Got to Know — Virginia Phenom 150

5’10” 2021 Jason Nelson of John Marshall (Richmond, VA) There is something about Nelson that just exudes winning. He gets wherever he wants on the floor, he is a shot-maker from every level and he has court vision and a craftiness about his game that just gets things done. He most recently visited Vanderbilt, walking away with an offer (to join the likes of Richmond, VCU, Drexel and...

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Player Standouts at Virginia Phenom 150 Camp

#83- Jason Nelson- Despite the many impressive point guard prospects on display, Nelson was in a league of his own throughout camp. He’s incredibly smart, quick, and consistently sets the tone on both ends of the floor. Nelson leads through communication and by example, always setting the floor for others, defending with purpose, and applying efficient three-level scoring pressure. He has all...

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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: Chapmanville (West Virginia)

Phenom Hoop Report hit the road and headed to the state of West Virginia, checking out some fantastic talent.  Early on, Jamie Shaw and Patrick O’Brien went to Chapmanville high school, a program that has produced incredible talent and have secured two straight state titles. Now, the seniors look to once again finish what they have started.  Phenom Hoops caught the Tigers in action for their...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Queens University for our annual June team camp, which featured an incredible amount of talent from various different pockets of the region. College coaches were in the building and kids got seen by a variety of different programs at the D2, D3, and JUCO levels. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive performers from over...

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Phenom Team Camp: Day 3 Standouts

By: Julia Funderburk Kheni Briggs (6’4, c/o 2022)—Briggs dominated at the Phenom Hoops JMAC Showcase at the beginning of the month and hasn’t stopped rolling since.  A force to be reckoned with in the paint, the rising sophomore for the A.L. Brown Wonders scored 16 in his first game of the day against Independence High.  His second half sparked a solid run to put the Wonders back on top after...

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Phenom Team Camp: Chapmanville is Tough

A team doesn’t have to win every game in camp to illustrate what they’re fully capable of achieving during their upcoming high school basketball season.  A highly-attended team camp in Charlotte, North Carolina, drew local teams and not-so-local teams in search of competition and intensity to kick off their summer training.  Teams ranged from those full of AAU superstars to lesser-known teams...

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Phenom Team Camp Day 1 Standouts

6’11 2022 Patrick Wessler (Butler High School) Already listed at 6’11, Wessler has the potential to be a true 7-footer by the time he’s finished with his high school career. His height and length as a rising sophomore are eye-opening, but his offensive polish combined with his size makes him a special prospect. Wessler can consistently hit post hooks with either hand, using his footwork and...

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Underrated and Scholarship-Worthy

With the travel ball season in full swing, now is the perfect time to take a closer look at some prospects that are flying under the radar and deserve more recognition. We feel that each player on this list has proven themselves worthy of scholarship consideration from the DI or DII levels. Let’s dive in…   6’1 ’20 Andrew Shull (Renegades/Chapmanville) What more really needs to be said...

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Phenom Hoops David Rose Memorial Day Classic, Day 2 (5/26/19); K-Rob’s Second Half Standouts

  Ah, it feels refreshing to be back down here in North Carolina with our Phenom Hoops scouting team! As the Virginia guy, I’ve spent the last several months occupied with covering events in my home state. Still, I knew I had to capitalize when the opportunity presented itself to cover our annual ‘David Rose Memorial Day Classic’ (honoring the late staff sergeant, David Rose) in the city of...

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Phenom’s 6th Annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic: Players We are Watching For (Part 1 High School Edition)

While Under Armour, Nike and Adidas all have events this weekend, It seems the star-studded non-shoe teams in the region decided to spend their Memorial Day weekends with us. Phenom’s 6th Annual David Rose Memorial Day Classic is as loaded as it has been in years past, with a roster full of Division 1 talent. Here are some of the players we are excited about watching all weekend. Remember, this...

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Truth Generation Crowned Champs

In Sunday’s finale on court three at Proehlific Park A very deep and balanced Truth Generation Team over matched a talented Team Renegades squad 92-79, they built up and an early lead and continually wore this group out with their platoon approach.   Greensboro, North Carolina- Truth Generation set the tone in this contest from the jump, they survived a strong push late in the second, but...

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Andrew Shull GOES AT EVERYONE … the FLOOR GENERAL is a STONE COLD KILLER

Andrew Shull is the consummate point guard. He defends, passes and can flat score the basketball. He also is the typical gritty, coach on the floor that you find in a pure winner. Shull is the starting point guard for the back to back West Virginia state champions, Chapmanville High School. At last weekend’s G3 Showcase Shull averaged 25 points per game. He is a stud … Here are his...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom G3 Showcase (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for our second annual G3 Showcase. The event is representative of way more than just basketball, as there is a powerful message beyond the surface. That being said, there was a ton of basketball talent in the gym this weekend and we were fortunate enough to see an abundance of high-level play. Numerous guys stood out over the...

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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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#PhenomG3Showcase: Miles Early Saturday Standouts

6’0 2019 David Murphy: NC Empire Perry Murphy is as pure of a scorer we’ve seen all spring, looking like an unstoppable force with the ball in his hands against every team he’s played all summer.  He’s explosive, crafty, and does a great job stepping into his pull-up jumper with a ton of confidence.  Will almost certainly end up a full scholarship kid when its all said and done. 6’3 2021 Glenn...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 9

Team 9 Coach: Michael Norris   #36: 5’10 ’21 Trey Kennedy (Newton, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that has a very useful skillset and a quality two-way presence, Trey Kennedy. He’s a pretty well-rounded point guard, especially on offense, and possesses a strong feel for the game on both ends of the floor. Kennedy has excellent quickness and gets downhill with relative ease,...

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