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Palmetto Winter Classic – AC Flora vs. Blythewood

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic Blythewood vs AC Flora Christmas in the South means friends, family, and hoops! The Palmetto Classic, Phenom’s gift to Columbia South Carolina, kicks off today with 6 games. In game 6 we have AC Flora vs Blythewood HS. Blythewood features talented 2019 PG Tre Jackson, a D1 prospect with multiple offers in hand and backcourt mate Jonathan Breeland, a talented...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Miller School vs. United Faith

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic United Faith vs Miller School Christmas in the South means friends, family, and hoops! The Palmetto Classic, Phenom’s gift to Columbia South Carolina, kicks off today with 6 games. In game 5 we have United Faith vs the Miller School. We have seen United Faith in other Phenom events this year and we are looking forward to seeing their D1 trio of Nate Springs,...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Independence vs. West Charlotte

From the Sideline Palmetto Classic West Charlotte vs Independence Christmas in the South means friends, family, and hoops! The Palmetto Classic, Phenom’s gift to Columbia South Carolina, kicks off today with 6 games. In game 4 we have West Charlotte vs Independence. Independence is off to a hot start this year and carry a 9-1 record into this event. They are a balanced attack with 5 getting 8 or...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Conway vs. Freedom

Christmas in the South means friends, family, and hoops! The Palmetto Classic, Phenom’s gift to Columbia South Carolina, kicks off today with 6 games. In game 3 we have Conway vs Freedom Christian. This one proves to be promising as both teams are led by D1 bound players. Conway has 6’7, Providence bound PF Jimmy Nichols leading the charge while Freedom can match with 6’4 2019 G Jamahri Harvey,...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Hammond vs. Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach

Christmas in the South means friends, family, and hoops! The Palmetto Classic, Phenom’s gift to Columbia South Carolina, kicks off today with 6 games. In game 2 we catch Hammond vs Christian Academy of MB. Hammond comes in with a big that is already on the national radar in 6’6 2020 F Jordan Burch. While Jordan is a big-time football prospect he has proven to be a load on the floor as well. He...

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Palmetto Winter Classic – Ben Lippen Vs. Village Christian

Christmas in the South means friends, family, and hoops! The Palmetto Classic, Phenom’s gift to Columbia South Carolina, kicks off today with 6 games. In game one we had Village Christian versus hosting Ben Lippen HS. Village comes in with several to watch including Travion McCrae, a 2019 6’2 scoring guard and 6’7” 2019 F Khuath Gatkhuath, both of whom carry D1 offers into the event. Ben Lippen...

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The Fan’s and Coaches Guide to Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase

  The Fan’s and Coaches Guide to Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase Who, What, When, Where … All You Need to Know   The nationally recognized Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase is set to take place tomorrow (December 28-30) at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina. There are several national level recruits taking part in this event with some elite level matchups to go along with...

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Nationally Viewed Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic Set to Start Tomorrow at Ben Lippen

Media Contacts: Rick Lewis (rlewis57@gmail.com) OR Jamie Shaw (iamjamieshaw@gmail.com) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Columbia, SC (Dec 28-30) – Major event organizer Phenom Hoop Report is bringing a nationally recognized holiday basketball tournament to Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina. Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Showcase will take place December 28-30 and will feature 6 teams from South...

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Phenom’s Winter Classic Enters Year 2 – A Look Back and a Look to Next Week

Phenom’s Winter Classic Enters Year 2 A Look Back and a Look to Next Week It seems like the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions have the best holiday tournaments around the country, that is probably because it is a known fact they do. Numerous events around the region bring the top talent from around the country together. Phenom Hoops is excited to be talked about in the same breath when, last...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic What We’re Looking For Part 2 – Blythewood Vs. AC Flora

Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic What We’re Looking For Part 2 – Blythewood Vs. AC Flora These are two of the best programs in South Carolina basketball. AC Flora has a long and storied history that goes back to the days of the 80’s when they produced the likes of NBA players Tyrone Corbin and Xavier McDaniel. Blythewood is 50-15 over the past 3 seasons, going 6-2 in the last two playoffs making...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic What We’re Looking For Part 1 – the Unsigned Seniors

When you bring in some of the best players and teams from around the entire region, you are bound to have a lot of different looks. With this being the case for Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic, we are going to break up the unsigned seniors into different categories. The first group of players are in the midst of really blowing up. Having their recruitment go to a completely new level with a lot...

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Phenom’s Quick Take

Phenom’s Quick Take 6’5” Unsigned Senior Jamarius Burton 6’7” junior Matthew Smith Independence HS (Charlotte, NC) Multiple Schools in to See Independence Prospects Following a Monday which saw an Oregon State Assistant Coach and Temple’s Head Coach Fran Dunphy come in to see Jamarius Burton, he had Clemson and Winthrop by to watch. In a monster 67-40 win over defending NCHSAA state champion...

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Elite Status Potential in Basketball…No Football…No Basketball…

Elite Status Potential in Basketball…No Football…No Basketball…   6’6” 2020 Jordan Burch of Hammond (SC) Sophomore Jordan Burch is already being recruited at the highest level for football. He is thought of as a Top 100 prospect type as a Defensive End/Tight End. The 265 pound Burch carries early offers from the likes of South Carolina, Clemson, Georgia, UNC, Oregon, Wake Forest, Duke and...

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The Coaches Filed – In United Faith Christian (NC) Vs. Blythewood (SC)

The Coaches Filed In United Faith Christian (NC) Vs. Blythewood (SC) This was an interesting matchup because there were a lot of prospects for every level on the floor. The college coaches took note and they showed out to be front and center and get a good look at all of the talent strewn across the floor. The main draw was 6’9” unsigned senior Robert Braswell of Blythewood. Braswell just picked...

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From the Sideline – Chick-fil-A Day 1 – Part 1

From the Sideline Chick-fil-A Day 1 Part 1 The first day of the Chick-fil-A features teams from the state of the South Carolina. In the past, those games may not have garnished the media attention and sellout crowds. Once known as a football state, South Carolina is quickly becoming a hotbed for basketball and last night was a perfect example. In addition, Frank Martin (South Carolina), Buzz...

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Phenom’s Quick Take – 6’9” Unsigned senior Robert Braswell

Phenom’s Quick Take 6’9” unsigned senior Robert Braswell Blythewood High School (Blythewood, SC) Oklahoma State Offers Braswell On December 28-30 Blythewood High School will be part of the 12-team field at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina.   One of the most talked about unsigned seniors throughout the region picked up his first Power 5...

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Phenom’s Quick Take

6’4” 2019 Jamahri Harvey Freedom Christian (Fayetteville, NC) A Prospect College Coaches Need to Know Take a quick look down in Fayetteville, North Carolina and you see that Jamahri Harvey is making rapid improvement in his game. He does a little bit of everything, and he continues to get better. Fayetteville is currently a hot bed of talent, but make no mistake, when coaches are making their...

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Phenom’s Quick Take

Phenom’s Quick Take 6’8” 2019 Patrick Williams 6’1” 2019 Cartier Jernigan West Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) Three Schools In to See West Charlotte Duo Last Night On December 28-30 West Charlotte High School will be part of the 12-team field at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, South Carolina. Patrick Williams is ranked #67 by rivals.com in his class. Last...

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Name to Know: 6’9″ Unsigned Senior Robert Braswell of Blythewood HS (Blythewood, SC)

6’8” Unsigned Senior Robert Braswell Blythewood High School (Blythewood, SC) He stands 6’9” with a wing span approaching 7’. Robert Braswell was the South Carolina High School League 5A high jump champion with a 6’6” jump. Putting basketball ability aside Braswell is a physical freak and that is a sure thing. Once you get past the incredible physical gifts that Braswell has, you see his skill...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Class of 2019 Standouts (Part 2)

Class of 2019 Standouts (Part 2) Phenom’s Feast of Champions This event was chock full of talent. Players committed to Division 1 programs, players ranked among the nation’s top 100 and players who were unsigned. What was surprising to us was how many very talented unsigned seniors there were, who did not have anything. They were guards, wings and bigs, guys who had physically ready frames and...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Class of 2019 Standouts (Part 1)

Class of 2019 Standouts Phenom’s Feast of Champions This event was chock full of talent. Players committed to Division 1 programs, players ranked among the nation’s top 100 and players who were unsigned. What was surprising to us was how many very talented unsigned seniors there were, who did not have anything. They were guards, wings and bigs, guys who had physically ready frames and high...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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Chick’s Event Recap — Phenom’s High School Jamboree…Seniors (Part 1)

Phenom Hoops HS Jamboree held at Proehlific Park in Greensboro had plenty of top notch performances these are some of the ones we observed from players in the 2018 class on the day: Greyson Collins 6’1” CG Caldwell Academy (Greensboro, NC) Over the many years we’ve scouted hundreds of guys like Collins who get ignored by D-1 schools because they’re looking for the primo athlete who never works...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic — List of Teams

List of Teams Blythewood (Blythewood, SC) United Faith Christian (Charlotte, NC) AC Flora (Columbia, SC) Miller School (Charlottesville, VA) Conway (Conway, SC) Christian Academy of MB (Myrtle Beach, SC) Ben Lippen (Columbia, SC) Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) Hammond School (Columbia, SC) Independence (Charlotte, NC) Freedom Christian (Fayetteville, NC) West Charlotte...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) By Jamie Shaw Head Coach Kurtis Darden is the reigning 2-time NCISAA 2A State Champion at Village Christian Academy. With Jordan Ratliffe going to VMI, that was his ninth player he has sent to a Division 1 program with numerous others signing D2 and D3 financial packages. This year Darden has reloaded with talent. He has skill, length...

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Isaiah Mucius Commits to Wake Forest

Mucius commits to Danny Manning and Wake Forest By Rick Lewis   Head Coach Danny Manning has added another piece to his impressive recruiting class with the commitment of 6’8 Isaiah Mucius. Mucius will join 6’8 Jaylen Hoard and 6’5 Sharone Wright. The trio of Hoard, Mucius and Wright has to have Wake Forest fans salivating over the future of the program and will project this recruiting...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour – Freedom Christian (Fayetteville, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Freedom Christian (Fayetteville, NC) By Jamie Shaw Each year you can rest assured that Head Coach Dan Pruessner will have some Division 1 prospects coming through his program. He has done a great job utilizing a pipeline from Europe to go along with getting some good guards from around the area to attend. With that said, this is a new year, this team is loaded and deep....

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An Insider’s Take: Jimmy Nichols Commits to Providence

An Insider’s Take Jimmy Nichols Commits to Providence By Jamie Shaw 6’7” 2018 Forward – Ranked #6 in SCs 2018 Class (Click Here to See Entire SC 2018 Rankings) Jimmy Nichols walked into the 2015 South Carolina Top 80 as an unknown. Without a sure spot, he showed up the day of the event and was an injury fill in. Nichols immediately showed great length and the natural quick twitch muscle fibers...

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6’2” 2018 Malik Johnson – Now is the Time, the Blow Up is Coming

6’2” 2018 Malik Johnson – Now is the Time, the Blow Up is Coming Terry Sanford (NC) By Jamie Shaw By all accounts, Malik Johnson is a natural born winner. As a freshman, sophomore he played in two NCHSAA 3A state championships (winning one) and now as a senior he will be the starting point guard for Terry Sanford, vying for a third trip to the state championship game. He has an innate toughness...

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6’2” 2018 Malik Johnson – Now is the Time, the Blow Up is Coming

6’2” 2018 Malik Johnson – Now is the Time, the Blow Up is Coming Terry Sanford (NC) By Jamie Shaw By all accounts, Malik Johnson is a natural born winner. As a freshman, sophomore he played in two NCHSAA 3A state championships (winning one) and now as a senior he will be the starting point guard for Terry Sanford, vying for a third trip to the state championship game. He has an innate toughness...

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