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Talent all over the place on Day 1 of the Phenom Team Camp

Sometimes, shots fall.  Other times, they don’t.  This was the main takeaway from Court Two during the first of three days at an exciting Phenom Team Camp at Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Court Two was an action-packed site for most of the first day, including two match-ups that lived up to the hype.  First up is the game between Moravian Prep (NC) and Chapmanville Regional...

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Flomo’s Fab Five: NCISAA Summer Showcase Session I

Day I of the NCISAA Summer Showcase was definitely a success! 30+ College coaches were in attendance, and a lot of players made great impressions. Honestly, there was a lot of talent in the building. It was tough narrowing it down but here are my top 5 performers from last night’s action: 2020 6’4 PG Ford Cooper Jr. (United Faith) Cooper is truly an extinction of the head coach on the floor, he...

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers #NCISAASummerShowcase

The Hoop States Top Private schools gathered at Greensboro Day School for a star studded summer showcase.Greensboro, North Carolina- This Live Period event gives the Coaches, Scouts, and Media, an opportune chance to checkout some of the best prospects in the state under a controlled team setting. 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon)- Bradley looks the part of a high major floor general, he’s got the...

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Phenom Team Camp: Aaron’s Day One Standouts

Hey guys, Aaron Dickerson is a young basketball fanatic that is looking to make his way into the recruiting game, he’s been shadowing me at the Phenom Team Camp and here are his day one standouts! By Aaron Dickerson 5’10” 2021 Jordan McPhatter: Butler High School (NC) An electric point guard with silky smooth handles and the ability to lead a team and distribute the ball and get everyone...

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Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 1 Phenom Team Camp

Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 1 Phenom Team Camp The first day of the Phenom Team Camp held at the beautiful campus of Queens University was a tremendous success. We have quality teams, great match ups and dozens and dozens of college coaches in attendance. With 45 plus teams in attendance, there was an abundance of quality play demonstrated throughout the day, but we will take a closer...

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‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’ Session I, Day 1 Standouts (6/21/19)

  Ah, an event I’ve been anticipating all month has finally tipped off: The first ever ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout.’ Taking place here on the beautiful campus of Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA), around 18 teams from both in and out of the state constitute the three days full of hoops. Being a break from travel ball, I see this two-part showing as a great opportunity for the players to...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6’1 ’20 Andrew Shull (Chapmanville) Few point guards in attendance have been as steady and reliable as Shull, who has been their most consistent player throughout the day. He sets up the offense and looks to create for others at all times, but was forced to take on a major scoring role today. Shull is crafty, deceptively quick, and possesses one of the best midrange pull-ups around. It seemed...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6’4 ’20 Kalib Matthews (Henderson Collegiate) Thus far, no player has been better than Matthews, who was the main two-way leader in Henderson Collegiate’s early win. He’s such a matchup problem, given his blend of IQ, size, skill, and three-level scoring. No opponent was actually able to contain him, but Matthews still displayed unselfishness and applied scoring pressure within the flow of the...

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Phenom Hoop Report – Georges Archer

Georges Archer  6’3 170 2022 Princess Anne High School, VA Beach VA  Georges is a terrific athlete, bouncy and strong with good quickness and capable ball handling skills.  An extremely versatile player, he is able to beat you with the dribble attacking the rim with powerful strides and crafty ball handling or he can beat you off the ball working mostly in the mid range areas or along the...

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Phenom Hoops Player Watch – 2023 5’11 Trevor Smith

Trevor is a court savvy and poised floor general with an amazing feel has the look of a natural playmaker.  He’s an intelligent decision maker, has great vision and never seems deterred or rushed which is impressive since I’m evaluating the rising freshman while watching him play in Summer League action against varsity competition. 

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Phenom Hoops Rewind: PHR’s Q&A with Keldon Johnson

Phenom Hoop Report goes up close and personal with Boo Williams AAU rising star and Five Star Recruit Keldon Johnson The Keldon Johnson File Player’s Name: Keldon Johnson @imthe_truth32 High School: Park View High School, South Hill VA Academic Achievement: 4.0gpa Class: 2018 Pos: Shooting Guard Ht: 6’6 Wt: 210 pounds AAU Team: Boo Williams EYBL 17U AAU Statistics: 16.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 49% fg, 68%...

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Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Biggest Stock Movers Part 3

  Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Biggest Stock Movers Part 3 Rankings are fluid by nature. There are many changes along with the way and adjustments are made based upon improvements by players and at times when we just miss out on a prospect. As players get older and we have more quality viewings of a player, rankings have a tendency to level out. We won’t get them all right all the time, but our...

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L.C. Bird High School Summer League; Week 1 (6/19/19)

  It felt good to once again check out some high school hoops last night, as the 2019 L.C. Bird High School Summer League continued in Chesterfield County, Virginia. There’s a couple of different summer leagues occurring throughout the 804 for these next six weeks; I’m hoping to get a look at each one. I’ve had various individuals urge me to check out L.C. Bird’s hosted two-week event,...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Antonio Threadgill   #66: 5’10 ’19 Devin Resper (Grimsley High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that approaches the game with an unselfish, team-first mentality, Devin Resper. He’s a smart, strong-bodied point guard prospect that possesses an incredibly well-rounded skillset. Resper does a great job of setting up the offense and creating for others, but also...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Rodney Trotman   #67: 5’10 ’19 Edward Garner (Butler High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that exemplified toughness and intelligence extremely well, Edward Garner. He’s a wiry guard prospect that simply knows how to affect all facets of the game at an effective level. Garner scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and proved to be a very creative...

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Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Biggest Stock Movers Part 2

Rankings are fluid by nature. There are many changes along with the way and adjustments are made based upon improvements by players and at times when we just miss out on a prospect. As players get older and we have more quality viewings of a player, rankings have a tendency to level out. We won’t get them all right all the time, but our track record over the years have been pretty darn good. In...

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Greensboro Warriors 17U: A Closer Look

When it comes to a true Grassroots travel ball team and organization, be sure to include the Greensboro Warriors. The Warriors have built a foundation with players in the Greensboro general vicinity. This year, we’ve had the pleasure of having the Greensboro Warriors 17U team at several of our Phenom events. The Warriors are coached by Lee Moore. While 6’4 2020 Ahmil Flower of...

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2019 ‘Virginia Live Period Shootout’; Session I (6/21/19 – 6/23/19) Showcase Preview

  I have to be honest, this ‘dead period’ of travel basketball during June gives off a weird type of vibe. Other scouts will probably agree with me, considering how we’ve been so accustomed to attending weekly tournaments. However, excellent news surfaced on my Twitter feed last month when I read that Blue Ridge School (St. George, VA) had put their own plans of hosting a ‘live period...

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