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Jamie’s List of 5: SC’s 2021 Class is Ready to Draw National Attention — Part 2

Last week our Jeff Bendel wrote an article titled “South Carolina’s 2021 Class Ready to Draw National Attention”. This was a great take, as this class is especially deep, at all levels, with elite level talent as well as a depth of overall Division 1 talent. Bendel went through five names that he thought should grab national attention and national rankings. However, these five names do not tell...

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Jamie’s List of 5: Who is Still Available in South Carolina’s 2019 Class

South Carolina’s 2019 Rankings 6’7” Marlow Gilmore Hunter Kinard Tyler (Neeses, SC) SC 2019 Ranking: 15th Current Offers: South Carolina St, Lincoln Memorial You cannot watch Gilmore and not get incredibly excited about his length and explosion. Perhaps the most explosive kid in the state of South Carolina, he is a true defensive dynamo, able to defend the 1-5 at the D1 level. Gilmore’s...

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Trends & Must Read Storylines in South Carolina’s 2020 Class Rankings

Click here for South Carolina’s 2020 Rankings PJ Hall Remains #1 Hall has been the number one prospect in South Carolina’s 2020 class since we put the rankings out a year ago, and he has done nothing but further establish his spot since then. Hall will end up as a Top 50 type prospect nationally (conservatively), as we are pretty astonished how he is already ranked yet. Hall has incredible...

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Then and Now: Morant’s Ascension from Temetrius Into Ja

By Jamie Shaw & Jeff Bendel This week ESPN NBA Draft Analyst Mike Schmitz called Ja Morant his top standout of the camp labeling him, “The Intriguing Long-Term Prospect.” A play of Morant’s went viral this week from a video of an alley-oop where his head was clearly over the rim. It was impressive as the video itself got close to 100,000 views and was picked up by media, Bleacher Report...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — South Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’10” PJ Hall AAU: Upward Stars SE High School: Dorman We have been saying it for over a year, but the blow up is starting to happen. Hall picked up his first high major from South Carolina offer in June, followed by Florida a month later. Today he can add, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Georgia all to that Power 5 mix. As we have been saying Hall is a Top 100 guy, with the upside to slide into the Top...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — South Carolina’s Major July Breakouts (2019 Class)

6’2” Tre Jackson AAU: Team SC High School: Blythewood Jackson blew up in July, there is no simpler way to say it. He now is carrying upwards of 20 offers and is being tracked and talked about by Power 5 programs. This was quite the leap for Jackson who was a solid low major prospect heading into July with 4 or so offers. He was spectacular at Phenom’s Summer Jam Team Camp this Summer where he...

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ANNOUNCING: Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam

Media Contacts: Rick Lewis (rick@phenomhoopreport.com), Jamie Shaw (jamie@phenomhoopreport.com) For Immediate Release Columbia, SC (December 15) – Phenom Hoop Report and Ben Lippen School are partnering for the 2nd Annual Phenom’s Capital City Showcase. This event’s showcases some of the top talent, and best teams, from around the region as they compete in four games on December 15 at Ben Lippen...

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4-Star DJ Burns Calls it For Tennessee

DJ Burns wrapped up his recruitment yesterday evening at his graduation party. Burns graduated from York Prep a year early and signed his papers to attend the University of Tennessee. Burns was a consensus Top 75 prospect in the 2019 class with offers from all over the country. The high academic Burns wanted to go ahead and wrap things up and chose Tennessee over hometown school the University...

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Phenom’s 3G Showcase Event Storylines … The 7’2″ EIGHTH GRADER

3G Showcase Storylines 7’2” 8th Grader Travon Pearson Phenom’s 3G Showcase || July 19-20 (This Weekend) || Fayetteville, NC (Freedom Courts) Yes, you read that story title correctly, a 7’2” 2022 prospect (8th Grade). Travon Pearson is still an unknown prospect outside of his immediate region. He is a player who created a bit of a stir a couple of weeks ago when Andrew Ramspacher of The...

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South Carolina’s Next Up is This 2022 Columbia Product

This was our first viewing of Julian Phillips of Capital City Vipers and we walked away impressed. It was not only a 40 point, 19 rebound game that caught our eye but it was the overall production and skill set he showcased, each game, that showed us that he belonged among the best. Phillips stands at a lengthy 6’5” as an eighth grader. He plays for a Capital City Vipers team, who is also South...

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Another Mid to High Major 2019 SC Prospect No One is Talking About…Yet

It is always fun coming across an unknown player. Especially for college coaches, it is a great feeling to find a player that is good enough, but you won’t have to fight for. Schools outside of the Carolinas region have enjoyed the fruits of recruiting the state of South Carolina recently because of this…South Carolina is a completely untapped state in terms of having immense basketball talent...

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The State of South Carolina’s Biggest Stat Producer, But Who is Romello Grant?!

If you know who Grant is, it seems preposterous to even have to ask this question. However, if you go around basketball circles, even throughout South Carolina, somehow people do not know who Romello Grant is. The short answer is that Romello Grant is a 6’3” junior who plays at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston, South Carolina. However, looking a little deeper, Grant is a name that...

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The List – Players You Must Watch at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There will be a number of high level players competing against one another, not only competing for pride but competing for status. THE LIST The Players You Must Watch – Part 1 Phenom’s Low Country Showcase (January 20) Nationally...

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THE LIST — The High-Flyers You Can’t Take Your Eyes Off Of at Phenom’s Low Country Invitational

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There will be a number of players competing in the event who are universally considered as high-flyers. Guys the mix tape people will not want to take their cameras off of. Guys they fans will get out of their seats and uncontrollably...

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Mikey Dukes is A Power 5 Prospect in Multiple Sports

Just yesterday First Baptist of Charleston junior Mikey Dukes received his eighth offer from the University of Arkansas. You see, Dukes is one of the more coveted running backs in the nation for the 2019 class. Already his offer sheet includes teams making him a priority across the ACC, SEC and Big 10 with more and more coming every day. The unique part of this story is that Mikey Dukes is also...

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Porter Gaud Duo Finally Getting Their Just Due at the National Level

It has been a long time coming for the Porter Gaud pair, but senior Aaron Nesmith and junior Josiah James are finally getting their due on the national level. The pair has long been thought of among the top prospects in the state, by Phenom Hoops but it has taken the national writers far too long to catch up. When Rivals.com came out with their updated rankings for the 2019 class on Wednesday...

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