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6’6 2018 Jaylen Sims – Positional Versatility

6’6” 2018 Jaylen Sims – Positional Versatility United Faith Christian By Jamie Shaw Jaylen Sims does a little bit of everything on the floor, and it is easy to see why he has picked up 20 offers since April. He is the consummate team mate, easy to thrive in all sorts of situations, depending on matchups. Sims has an athletic body with a lengthy 6’10” wing span which enables him to defend...

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Jimmy Nichols – 2 Months Later, He Narrows to 3

Jimmy Nichols – 2 Months Later, He Narrows to 3 By Jamie Shaw Only yesterday, Nichols narrowed his list to three schools. Of the 20+ offers Nichols received he chose South Carolina, Miami and Providence as his final group. This success should come as no surprise, Nichols has been a stalwart at the prestigious South Carolina Top 80. Against the top players in the state, he has been a stand out...

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Ten Standouts of the Phenom Joe Miller (Part I)

The first annual Phenom Hoops Joe Miller Invitational, hosted by our Jamie Shaw and Rick Lewis, is in the books as 16 teams came to support and play in the historic Brogden Hall (Wilmington, NC). Wilmington, NC – The first annual Phenom Hoops Joe Miller Invitational, hosted by our Jamie Shaw (Left) and Rick Lewis (Right), is in the books as 16 teams came to support and play in the historic...

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Ten Standouts of the Phenom Joe Miller (Part II)

The first annual Phenom Hoops Joe Miller Invitational, hosted by our Jamie Shaw and Rick Lewis, is in the books as 16 teams came to support and play in the historic Brogden Hall (Wilmington, NC). Wilmington, NC – The first annual Phenom Hoops Joe Miller Invitational, hosted by our Jamie Shaw (Left) and Rick Lewis (Right), is in the books as 16 teams came to support and play in the historic...

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Bryce Golden Showed to be A High Level Throwback

The stretch 5 position is the new thing in basketball. The likes of Myles Turner, Anthony Davis, Boogie Cousins, Karl Anthony Towns, and others are changing the complexion of the game. However, there will always be a place in basketball for a big man, who you can throw the ball to in the paint and he can go get a basket. Saint James Bryce Golden is this type of throwback post. He understands...

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Future Gamecock Ibrahim Doumbia goes in-depth about South Carolina

Ibrahim Doumbia, a 6-foot-8 forward from Miami Country Day School(FL) who is signed to the University of South Carolina and the first cousin of Cheick Diallo (NBA), looked spectacular this past weekend at thePhenom Hoops Joe Miller Invitational (Wilmington, NC). In his first game against Kinston (NC), he recorded 25 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks. In his second game against Word of God (NC),...

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Length, wingspan and intangibles: 6’10 ’19 Qudos Wahab (Virginia Academy)

Qudos Wahab is a consensus top 30 player in the country for his class. Last March, he participated in the 2nd Annual Virginia Top 80 and didn’t disappoint. He is one of the top big men in his class and hasn’t even reached his full potential, which is rather scary for opposing teams. In the first game of the Phenom Joe Miller, Wahab put on a rebounding clinic. Using his enormous wingspan, he...

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Word of God’s “Glue Guy”: 6’4 2017 Aarom Simmons

6’4 unsigned senior has the nickname, “Tank.” He is a physically gifted player that often goes unnoticed especially since they have UNC signee Brandon Huffman and 6’3 Washington signee Blake Harris. In the opening round of the Trot Nixon bracket of the Phenom Joe Miller Invitational, Aaron Simmons put together a double double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. While teammates Huffman and Harris are...

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PhenomJoeMiller: 6’8 ’20 Richard Amaefule (Blue Ridge School)

6’8 ’20 Richard Amaefule (Blue Ridge School) We’ve had the opportunity to watch 6’8 freshman Richard Amaefule multiple times at the Phenom Joe Miller Invitational and this is an easy call. Amaefule is oozing with tremendous upside and potential and could be one of the top players in his class for the state of Virginia. As a matter of fact, we are confident to predict Amaefule will be one of the...

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PhenomJoeMiller Standouts Day 2 (Part I)

2019 Aundre Hyatt (Miller School): Hyatt was one of our standouts from Day 1 but after his performance on Day 2 against a good Oldmsar Christian team, he deserves to be on it again on Day 2.  Hyatt is just so tough on the court but the debates continue to see where he could play at the next level. But in the first half, he was all over the floor.  At half time, Oldsmar had 15 points, while Hyatt...

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PhenomJoeMiller Day 2 Standouts Part II

2018 Elijah McCadden (Greenfield): When you watch, it is hard not to keep your eyes on Coby White but you may want to step away for a few seconds to take a look at McCadden.  This guard is productive every time we see him and did it again on Day 2.  The 6’5 guard has a superb wingspan that allows him to really attack the rim and finish over opponents, while also going up for boards.  This young...

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Word of God “Double Double” Combination

It’s not often a player gets a “double double,” but for Word of God, they are blessed to have two players averaging in just that! 6’10 UNC signee Brandon Huffman is averaging 15.6 PPG and 13 RPG, while 6’3 Washington signee Blake Harris is averaging 27.7 PPG and 10.3 APG. Now, lets take a closer look at these two players. 6’3 Sr. Blake Harris First of all, Blake Harris is one of the most...

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Long term not so far off: 6’8 ’18 Isaiah Mucius (St. James School/ Maryland)

Isaiah Mucius is a consensus top forty player in the 2018 class nationally. The extremely long and bouncy forward is best described as being a long-term prospect with a tremendous upside. In his team’s 63-54 win over Union City HS/Tennessee at the Phenom Joe Miller Invitational, Mucius showcased that potential with a double double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. In speaking with Mucius, he holds...

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PhenomJoeMiller Bendel’s Best: Lincoln Charter vs University Heights

Player Recaps: Lincoln Charter v. University Heights Lincoln Charter 6’0 ’18 Kody Shubert: The point guard came out with a less than inspiring performance in the first half, but followed it up with a monster second half. He began shooting the ball with confidence and finishing crafty drives to the cup regularly. If the struggles had continued, Lincoln Charter might’ve been out of reach. Final...

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PhenomJoeMiller Bendel’s Best: Kinston vs Miami Country Day

Player Recaps: Miami Country Day v. Kinston Miami Country Day 6’8 ’17 Ibrahim Doumbia: The South Carolina commit proved his worth on both ends of the floor against Kinston. Offensively, he is an imposing force with superb athleticism, often just bullying the opposition around the rim. Doumbia is easily the best athlete on the floor and he protects the rim really well for a non-center. Final...

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PhenomJoeMiller Showcase Standouts Part II (Day 1)

2018 Kody Shubert (Lincoln Charter): Shubert has been a name around North Carolina but needs to become a bigger national name.  Even though he may be 6’0, programs needs to keep an eye on this young man.  He scored 22 points in their win over University Heights, knocking down outside shots and for his size, is highly underrated in the athletic area.  What really impressed the scouts today was...

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PhenomJoeMiller Bendel’s Best: Word of God vs Greenfield

Word of God 6’3 ’17 Blake Harris: The Washington commit must have eyes in the back of his head because the guy continues to find unthinkable angles when feeding his teammates. Harris is an elite point guard with absurd vision; he is a master at drawing the defense and then torching them with his intelligent passing. He and Brandon Huffman have amazing chemistry, leading to countless alley-oop...

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PhenomJoeMiller Bendel’s Best: New Hanover vs Trinity Christian

Trinity Christian 6’5 ’19 Josh Nickelberry: We look at a smooth, three-level scorer in Josh Nickelberry. He is among the most polished offensive players in the country and yet he’s only a sophomore. Nickelberry attacks early and often from many angles; his high-arcing shot is a thing of beauty and watching him get crafty around the rim is really pleasing, considering he finishes nearly...

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PhenomJoeMiller Day 1 Standouts

So many great performances with so many different players stepping up on the big stage to perform at a high level. We had 13 players committed to D1 programs and 18 who are ranked in the nation’s top 150 prospects competing. Here are the ones who stood out. 6’8” 2017 Ibrahim Doumbia (South Carolina) Miami Country Day (FL) It was a great performance for Doumbia, one which showed improvement...

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PhenomJoeMiller Player Profile: 2019 Aundre Hyatt (Miller School)

Player: Aundre Hyatt Class: 2019 School: Miller School Offers: Virginia Tech, Old Dominion, Providence, East Carolina, USC, VCU, Massachusetts, St. Louis, South Florida, Hofstra, Manhattan, Yale, Iona, St. John’s Interests: UNC, Duke, Kansas, Creighton, Syracuse   What Was Said: “Hyatt came to Miller School with a major reputation as a shooter. He has a big frame, and has performed at the...

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Record Breaking Years, You Got to Read About

In the history of North Carolina High School basketball, no player had ever scored over 1,000 points in a single season. That is until last year, when Darius McGhee scored 1,057 points during his 2015-16 season. That is an amazing number considering the players who have come through the North Carolina High School League. This record gives McGhee more points than NBA stars such as Antawn Jamison,...

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PhenomJoeMiller Showcase Standouts Part I (Day 1)

2017 Josh Colon (Blue Ridge): Colon came out firing on Day 1 for Blue Ridge and was the true main threat in a relatively easy win for his team.  Colon though set the tone and did it with his outside shot.  He hit four three-pointers, including two And-1’s from behind the arc, while also running the team at point.  He has solid vision on the court, understands where to be and really shot the ball...

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PhenomJoeMiller Player Profile: 2019 Levontae Knox (Lincoln Charter)

Player: Levontae Knox Class: 2019 School: Lincoln Charter Interests: NC A&T, Wesleyan, Catawba   What Was Said: “Knox does the dirty work, and he excels at it. He is a very good rebounder and a lock down, 94 foot defender. In the half court, watch out cause he is hunting the opportunity to put it on your head. He is averaging 10 points, 7 boards, and 4 assists per game. Like...

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Elijah Weaver Is In Conversation For Top 2018 PG, Nationally

Oldsmar Christian 6’4” point guard has to be in the conversation for the nation’s top point guard in the 2018 class. He has the complete package and even as a back end 5-star prospect he is undervalued. Right now, according to 247Sports, he is listed as the fifth point guard and 22ndplayer overall. He has Tennessee’s Darius Garland, Louisiana’s Javonte Smart, California’s Brandon Williams, and...

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Already Highly Ranked, Alexander Walker Will Continue Getting Better

First you notice the length, it really stands out for the 6’5” guard. However, once you start watching Hamilton Heights senior Nickeil Alexander-Walker you see there is so much more to his game. Already averaging over 15 points per game for the Top 15 team in the country. He is ranked among the nation’s Top 50 prospects by most national services, and he is committed to Coach Buzz Williams and...

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PhenomJoeMiller Player Profile: 2018 DJ Mitchell (Oldsmar Christian)

Player: DJ Mitchell Class: 2018 School: Oldsmar Christian Academy Offers: Cleveland State, Kent State, Kennesaw State, Florida Gulf Coast, St. Joseph’s, Rhode Island, Penn State Interests: UConn, Florida, Wake Forest   What Has Been Said: “This kid just is tough on the court on both ends.  He makes play and what made him even tougher today was the fact that the long ball was dropping for...

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PhenomJoeMiller Player Profile: 2018 Taji Moore (Kinston)

Player: Taji Moore Class: 2018 Team: Kinston Interests: Radford, Lees McRae, Lenoir Rhyne What Has Been Said: “While it is clear that Dunn is the best player on the team, it is Moore who makes everything go. The first thing that stands out about Moore’s game is his incredible on ball defense. He has quick feet, active hands, and great anticipation. Moore also showed a smooth stroke and the...

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PhenomJoeMiller Player Profile: 2018 Ramello Williams (New Hanover)

Player: Ramello Williams Class: 2018 School: New Hanover   What Has Been Said: “Williams is a very good athlete who has a nose for the ball. He takes pride in defense and rebounding and is able to get into the lane and score from 18 feet and in. Williams’ camp coach Gerroid Doughty stated, “Ramello played great today. He showed a tendency to finish well around the basket. He pushed...

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