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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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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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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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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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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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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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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Jon Mobley   #3: 5’0 ’26 Dawson Clapsaddle (Cherokee) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked extremely hard and contributed well despite his lack of size, Dawson Clapsaddle. He’s a young guard prospect with a nice motor and team-first mentality on both ends of the floor. Clapsaddle showed his ability to knock down open jumpers along the perimeter while passing to...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Smith   #2: 5’0 ’26 Isaac Ellis (Granite Falls) Starting things off, we look at a player that is already advanced well beyond his years, Isaac Ellis. He’s a young, small, high IQ guard with playmaking skills and the ability to dominate a game with his three-point shooting. Ellis moves extremely well without the ball and, although somewhat unassuming, plays with intensity and...

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