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HS SUMMER JAM FEST EVENT RECAPS

Diving in with: Jaeden Lanning

Jaeden Lanning isn’t a stranger to the underdog role, at a slender six- feet it’s easy to overlook him but that would be a mistake. It might be fair to say this July has been the most productive month of Lanning’s basketball career on the floor. Lanning has elevated his play to new heights most recently yesterday, he went off for 29 points, six assists, and five boards to lead PSB Winston Salem....

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Thursday Morning Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam Session I

Combine Academy 6’6 ’20 Bradley West- The forward was the leading two-way presence for Combine throughout their first game of the day. He rebounded the ball exceptionally well and showed scoring capabilities from all over the floor. West drew fouls and should be on the radar of an abundance of Division II programs, especially given his versatility on defense. In many ways, West was the clear...

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Wednesday Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam Fest I

TMP Elite 6’4 ’21 Mason Grant- The two-way wing was the most active player on the floor throughout this contest; he made plays defensively with his length and forced numerous turnovers. Grant thrived in transition and displayed the ability to create fairly well off the dribble. He has a nice frame, given his age, and could continue to add strength going forward. Grant was a pretty vocal teammate...

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Flomo’s Fab Five Plus One: #PhenomSouthernJam Day 1 Recap

Tonight was the opening night of the #PhenomSouthernJam Session 1. Players competed at a high level, everyone brought their A games setting the tone for the rest of the week. Here are my top performers from Day 1: 2021 6’1 PG Justin Taylor – Team Loaded CVA 15U Taylor was extremely impressive in game 1. He is listed at 6’1 but looks to be more in the 6’3-6’4 range. He is a floor general...

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Key Storylines: Phenom Summer Jam III

Community School of Davidson has one formidable backcourt 2019’s Ryan Rynshaw & Brandon Ellington formed a dynamic backcourt duo at session three of Phenom Summer Jam. Rynshaw is the off guard and his above the rim game will shock a lot of people initially, Rynshaw can jump out the gym we are talking serious bounce. Rynshaw also shot the ball well for the Spartans; Rynshaw has a fluid jumper...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Session III (Part Two)

6’1 ’19 Ryan Rynshaw (Community School of Davidson) The Community School of Davidson was one of the most intriguing teams on display this past weekend through showcasing a roster full of unique prospects. Their combo-guard, Ryan Rynshaw, made a massive impact on both sides of the ball and drew a ton of attention from spectators with his explosiveness. Offensively, his main focus is to attack the...

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Coach Rick’s All Tournament Team Phenom Jam Fest 3

Phenom Hoop Report finished its final high school team camp jamboree at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. Again, we had an abundance of talented teams, high level coaches and collegiate prospects at every level. All the games were live streamed via Baller TV and a lot of questions going into the 2018-19 season was answered. Below is my All Tournament list based upon...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 3 — Top 10 Performers

Session 3 wrapped up our Phenom’s Summer Jam Series of June team camps. We had teams from around the region (North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia) step up and compete and it was a great opportunity. Some kids stepped up, and some showed out. Many did what we knew they could and some teams really played above and beyond. It was a great month. All three events SOLD OUT and here are the top...

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Coach Rick’s Award Winners from the Phenom High School Jam Fest 3

Phenom Hoop Report finished its final high school team camp jamboree at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. Again, we had an abundance of talented teams, high level coaches and collegiate prospects at every level. All the games were live streamed via Baller TV and a lot of questions going into the 2018-19 season was answered. Below are a list of my “From the Sideline” Awards...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Session III

Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for our third and final session of the High School Jam Fest. Through the various locations, we’ve seen a ton of talent, but this field might’ve been the strongest between the three. Some of North Carolina’s top teams took the hardwood on Saturday and it made for a competitive day of basketball. 6’8 ’20 Cameron Stitt (United Faith) The top...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Session III

6’4 ’19 Kelvin Johnson (West Forsyth) Though somewhat undersized, Johnson took this game as an opportunity to make plays on both sides of the ball. Offensively, he attacked the glass and secured any available rebounds, putting up numerous second-chance opportunities and scoring on most of them. He played with an incredible motor throughout the day and will be a vital part of this year’s West...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 3 – Afternoon Delights

6’3″ 2019 Brandon Ellington Community School of Davidson (NC) Ellington plays with a lot of swag with an ability to handle the ball in tight spaces and make shots at multiple levels. He has effortless range on his jump shot and is able to get into the mid-range off one and two dribbles. With his high acacdemics, he is a very interesting kid in recruitment as he is a college level...

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Mid-Day Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Session III

6’6 ’20 Sean-Pierre Akers-Kennedy (Mountain View) The Mountain View squad was somewhat unknown to the local spectators, but everyone knew about these guys after their first contest. Sean-Pierre Akers-Kennedy was arguably the best two- way prospect on this team, especially when factoring in his incredibly consistent rebounding numbers. He knows how to control the paint, yet also showcased the...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Session III

6’6 ’21 Ja’Dun Michael (The Burlington School) The Burlington School is the epitome of intriguing when led on both ends of the floor by their versatile 6-foot-6 forward. There should be no questions surrounding Michael’s level of recruitment, as he has shown the necessary capabilities to play at the highest level. He is one of the most well-rounded scorers in the state, and will start receiving...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 3 — Early Morning Standouts

This June’s Summer Jam Series has been off the charts. Last Saturday in Greensboro and Tuesday in Columbia each had incredible performances. Each event has had high major prospects, defending state champions and breakout performers show up and show out. Here are some of the early morning standouts for Session 3. 6’6” 2019 Jason Thompson United Faith Christian (NC) This was our first...

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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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Phenom’s Summer Jam – Session 2 — The Young Guns You Got to See

Anytime you fill the gym with great programs, there are sure to be young prospects who pop up. This camp was no different. There was so much talent in the gym, it was great to see the young talent step up to the challenge. Some of these guys are players coaches across the country will need to keep a close eye on, a few of these guys are national level recruit types. 6’6” 2022 Julian Phillips...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Columbia (Part 2)

6’11 ’19 Malcolm Wilson (Ridge View) There wasn’t a single prospect more visually-striking than Malcolm Wilson, the 6-foot-11 big man from the heart of Columbia. He entered this event with more Division I offers than anyone else and for good reason, since he possesses an elite skill: shot-blocking. Wilson is great at patrolling the paint and protecting the rim, but adding lower-body strength is...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam, Session 2 — The Event’s Top 10 Performers

There was so much talent in the gym at Ridge View High School for Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 2. Defending State Champions along with high major basketball recruits and everything in between met to compete and the standing room only crowd got a show. With 10-15 college coaches in the stands and countless coaches viewing via the Baller TV live stream, players showed out. In fact, some of...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam, Session 2 — Immediate Eye Catchers

It was a chance for high school teams to get back on the court with their teammates, as Phenom Hoops brought some fantastic teams to Ridge View High School for the Summer Jam Fest 2. Teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia all made their way, with a few names continuing to prove themselves as an elite talent while others were able to make a name for themselves. Here are the five...

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From the Sidelines “Top Newcomers from the Phenom HS Jam Fest 2”

6’7 2021 Cesare Edwards (Hartsville) Cesare Edwards continues to get better and better. We’re talking about a silky smooth wing forward thathasoutstanding range and touch. We were impressed with his overall skill set and knowledge of the game. More importantly, he has a very mature approach to the game and simply allows the game come to him. Rarely, did he force the issue and took excellent...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Columbia

6’2 ’19 Caleb McReed (Myers Park) The evening session of our Jam Fest opened with a pair of pretty evenly matched teams. That being said, Caleb McReed was the best guard prospect between the two squads and he made a concerted effort in this contest. McReed possesses a great frame and has upside as a versatile two-way prospect; he’s a solid all-around player but can improve even more with added...

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From the Sidelines: Top Performers from the Phenom HS Jam Fest 2 Part 1

6’6 2019 Davis Guyton (Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach) We have always stated shooters shoot and one thing is crystal clear, 6’6 2019 Davis Guyton can flat shoot the cover off the ball. In the first two games of the day, Guyton went for 26 and 54 points respectively. He hit 15 3-pointers in the two games. First of all, Guyton moves extremely well without the ball and does a terrific job of...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 2 — Morning Standouts

6’2 ’20 Dallan Wright (Saluda) The first slate of games featured a quality matchup between Saluda and Lancaster, as the two would battle throughout. Dallan Wright was the best player on the floor, and it wasn’t close. He did everything for this Saluda squad on both sides of the ball and led them to a victory as a result. Division I programs need to be on the watch for the steady production and...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam – Session 1 … Davis Guyton With June’s Top Performance

Coming off a 26 point output in his first game of three at Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 2, 6’6” forward Davis Guyton was feeling good about himself. The 2019 prospect is a noted shooter, but there was something special about today, there was something special about how the ball was coming out of his hand. Guyton came out in his game against St Andrews School (Savannah, Ga) on a mission. A rising...

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#PhenomSummerJam Session Two: Court One Standouts Late Morning/Early Afternoon

The show goes on here in Columbia, people really need to stop sleeping on the State of South Carolina as a basketball state, cause there’s a ton of talent in the public and private school leagues that’s been on display for the Phenom Hoops staff all day long… without further adieu let’s take a look at some of the top performers from the late morning/early afternoon...

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Mid-Day Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jam Fest Columbia

6’6 ’19 Duwe Farris (Myers Park) The 6-foot-6 tweener forward was extremely productive in their second game of the day, scoring efficiently from all over the floor and outworking opponents on the glass. Farris has a nice offensive skillset, yet he still has room to improve. 6’0 ’20 Trey Bryant (Saluda) The long-armed Bryant is the glue guy of this squad, given his ability to consistently make...

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#PhenomSummerJam Session Two Morning Standouts: Court One

Another day in June, another team camp going on within the Phenom Hoops empire, this one coming to you from Columbia, South Carolina at Ridge View High School.  There’s a ton of great talent in the gym today from South Carolina and North Carolina, let’s take a look at some of the top performers from this morning’s action on court one. 6’0 2019 Walyn Napper: Ridge View...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 2 — Storylines to Watch For in Columbia (June 19)

What an incredible pool of talent. Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 2, set to take place Tuesday, June 19 at Ridge View High School in Columbia, SC will have defending state champions, high major commitments and Top 150 prospects throughout the line up of teams. Teams from South Carolina, Georgia and North Carolina will meet in the sold out team camp to compete against one another and get the most...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 — **COACHES** The Breakout Performers

6’7” 2019 Brice Williams Hopewell HS (Charlotte, NC) The eye opening performances continue for Williams as he is really showing to be one of the top wings the Hoop State has to offer in the 2019 class. He has all the tools, with a lengthy and strong frame, he can handle the ball in tight spaces, create offense and shoot the ball with range. He has great feel and the ability to make those around...

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