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Starting Five: Versatility, size and length bring intrigue at #PhenomTN150

There was a lot of talent at the Tennessee Phenom 150 in Kingsport but the intrigue surrounding some of the big’s at the event couldn’t be denied.  Length, skill, shot-blocking, and versatility could all describe these prospects below. Some should have big-time programs coming after them soon, while others may be a work in progress but should have coaches tracking their progress down the line....

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Player Standouts at Phenom Tennessee 150 Camp

Jeff Bendel, Phenom Hoops' Director of Player Analysis, breaks down some of his standouts from the Tennessee Phenom 150.

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Top 50 Scorers

Class of Height Name City State High School Avg. 2021 6’3″ Darius Davis Pittsburgh PA Moravian Prep 25.3 2020 6′8″ Cameron Stitt Indian Trail NC Beckley Prep 21.7 2021 6’3″ Parker Grant Columbia SC Moravian Prep 17.7 2025 5’2″ Isaac Ellis Granite Falls NC Home School 15.7 2022 5′10″ Jakobi Gillespie Greeneville TN Greeneville High School 15.3 2021 6′1″ Kavon...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Tennessee Phenom 150 (Part III)

Phenom Hoops hit the road for another weekend of basketball, this time, heading to Tennessee to check out some intriguing talent the state and surrounding areas have. We had an array of players come to the event, playing at all levels and looking to compete.  Phenom Hoops had our national scouts on deck as well and these are a few players that caught our eyes today in Kingsport, Tennessee....

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Phenom Hoops Podcast: Phenom WNC 150 recap/ Discussing Rivals 150 rankings

Phenom Hoops Podcast is back again this week, this time breaking down several topics, including recapping the Phenom WNC 150, discussing the latest offers and commitments, breaking down the latest Rivals 150 rankings for the class of 2020, and dissecting the rosters of IMG Academy, Montverde Academy, and Oak Hill.

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Tennessee Phenom 150 2019 Roster

Tennessee Phenom 150 Roster (Listed by height) Name Class of City State High School Height Bol Kuir 2021 Hurricane WV Hurricane High School 7′3″ Philipp Kreile 2021 Asheville NC Asheville School 7′0″ Saliou Niger 2021 Senegal Senegal Beckley Prep High School 6’10” Gabriel Beny-Till 2022 Hurricane WV Hurricane High School 6′10″ Deante Green 2022 Asheville NC Christ School 6′9″ Jordan...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons   #38: 5’10 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Veritas Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that understands how to effectively run a team with poise and maturity, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, team-first guard with a strong motor, skillset, and balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Donnell Burch   #18: 5’7 ’20 John Bonney (Rabun Gap) Starting things off, we look at a player that did a lot of things well during his time at camp, John Bonney. He’s an extremely quick lead guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to touch the paint and attack the basket with regularity. Bonney has a tight handle and does a great job of setting up his teammates for...

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Coach Convo: New Beginnings, w/ Darius Wilson

  Being a part of the basketball community, there’s been many times in which I would notice a former teammate and/or coach move on up from one sports-based job to another. A number of career positions remain possible with surrounding fields of coaching, broadcasting, skills training, athletics communication, and more. It inevitably takes hard work to find and keep a job in the sports world...

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‘The Unsung Heroes’: Zy’Ever Wingfield

Twitter: @zsm00ve Instagram: @smooverton   *Photo taken by ‘The Hoop Group’     It took me a while to realize this, around my own college basketball playing days, but it’s amazing how many ways a player can get under an opponent’s skin on the court. Believe it or not, it goes farther than just scoring or defending heavily. Yes, those two areas will always have one of the greatest...

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Setting The Lines: Handicapping Phenom Hoops 2020 Fantasy Draft

Jamie Shaw, Jeff Bendel, Patrick O’Brien, and Rick Lewis recently went through North Carolina’s absolutely loaded 2020 class in a really unique fashion. They held a 10 round fantasy draft with each of the guys selecting who they thought would lead them to victory. Fantasy sports are based strictly upon production, but let’s take a closer look at these fantasy matchups and see...

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Expanding his game: 2021 6’7 Earl Burgess (Dorman HS, SC)

One of the few South Carolina prospects that made their way to the Phenom WNC 150 in Cherokee was 2021 6’7 Earl Burgess, a prospect that immediately catches your eye with intrigue. Part of a successful program at Dorman, who is coming off a 28-3 season and a 5A state championship, Burgess is looking to show everyone just what he is capable of doing. At the Phenom WNC 150, he automatically...

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From the Scouts Eyes — Brady O’Connell Commits to Old Dominion

Brady O’Connell is a 6’7″ wing out of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He played his summer travel ball with Team Felton on the UAA Circuit. At the time of his commitment to ODU, O’Connell also entertained offers from the likes of Elon, Samford, Western Carolina and Mercer. Last season, O’Connell averaged 9.3 points per game for the 18 win Ravenscroft...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Josh Griffith   #8: 5’5 ’24 Jacob McClure (Hayesville) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his team a fairly steady two-way presence, Jacob McClure. He’s a wiry guard prospect that did a quality job of attacking the basket and knocking down midrange jumpers. McClure provided great defensive effort and was quite disciplined on that end of the floor. Next in...

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From the Scout’s Eyes — Charlie Peterson Commits to Army

On Monday, 6’9″ 2020 Charlie Peterson of North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. The high academic Peterson chose Army over a final grouping that also included Air Force and Indianapolis University. Last season for North Central, Peterson averaged 11 Points on 51% shooting from the field. The big added 6.5 Rebounds and 1.5 Blocks per game. What Peterson is Today Peterson...

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Is Aaron Wiggins the Big Ten’s Most Lethal Shooter in 2019-20?!

When you are able to get players who can move their feet and have good positional size, to go along with high-level shooting, then you have an incredibly valuable player at the NBA level.

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Phenom’s NC 2020 Fantasy Draft – Who do you have as the best team?

Phenom Hoop Report decided to have a little fun, especially with fantasy drafts being held all around the country.  So, Rick, Jamie, Jeff and Patrick decided to have their own draft, with this one revolving around North Carolina’s class of 2020. Full rankings can be found here: https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2020-north-carolina-rankings/ Jamie was able to secure the first pick in the...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Jake Senyo   #4: 5’2 ’24 Cassius Ross (Cherokee) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked extremely hard throughout his time at camp, Cassius Ross. He’s a young, unselfish guard prospect that understands how to operate nicely within the team concept. Ross knocked down open jumpers and looked to keep the ball moving as much as possible. He was willing to make hustle...

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