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PHENOM CHALLENGE EVENT RECAPS

Phenom High School Jamboree: Kevin’s Standouts

6’4 2019 Tyler Dearman (Southern Guilford) Tyler shot didn’t fall much the first two games but once he started attacking the basket things started to change for him and Southern. Tyler did a good job of competing on boards and setting his teammates up for easy looks.     5’10 2021 Tony Waters (North Mecklenburg) Tony was a pest on the defensive end he took pride in stopping his player from...

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Getting to Know – Ei95 Sports Group

Grassroots TOC Ei95 Sports Group 16u 6’ 2020 Nigel Black Ei95 16u Athletic guard who is an excellent shooter. Knows the game very well and move very well without the basketball 6’4 2020 Jamir Long Ei95 16u Wing player who can take you off the dribble. Loves to drive but also is a sneaky talented defender.

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Phenom Challenge – Player Standouts

Grassroots TOC Ei95 Sports Group 17U 6’1 2019 Jaron Riley Ei95 17u All around very smart combo guard who plays both end of the floor with the same tenacity. Knock down shooter who loves to rebound 6’3 2019 Shaleek Campbell Ei95 17u High energy wing who’s motor never stops. Battles very well on the glass for his size and can put up points in bunches. 6’5 2020 Justin Hodges Ei95 17u Crafty Tweener...

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Wilson 16U Players To Watch

#13 Trey Pittman 6’6 2020 F-Greenfield School Trey has a tremendous amount of skill in his game and plays with a great motor especially defensively. He has the complete offensive skill set especially in the mid range. Great back to the basket game in the post. Super high basketball IQ and a very fluid game. As he continues to get stronger his scoring off the bounce will continue to develop. He...

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A Closer Look at PSB Academic Elite 17U

Trey Belin – 6’4 G 2019 – Forest Hills (NC) – Trey is an extremely strong and aggressive guard. The lefty is an all-around player with the ability to shoot, attack, and defend positions 1-4. Trey’s ceiling is constantly increasing as his will to get better is second to none. Darian Anderson – 6’2 G 2019 Forestview (NC) – Darian is an all-out...

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WCBA Live Period Update

11th Blue recap from Phenom Challenge: https://www.wcbahoops.com/news_article/show/910265?referrer_id=3830763 Top Performers: Jett Fortuny (6-4, 175 lb, SG, Cary HS) averaged over 20 PPG, hit 19 three pointers in four games. Skilled player with very good shooting ability. Ricky Clemons (6-2, 195 lb, G, Rolesville HS) — unsigned senior — big game against Sharp Shooters with 22 points...

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KOD Just in time for the Live Period

Take it all in because it’s here now the Live Period is upon us and that means spring weather and breakout stars. You’re sure to indulge in the atmosphere of coaches chatter, squeaky kicks, and the passionate AAU parents. Amongst all the noise you can look around throughout the layup lines, the stands, and the snack lines, peep all the noise blockers that have become a bonafide accessory to the...

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Upward Star Center Court 5 Sunday Standouts

Location: Upward Stars Center court 5 Shakeel Moore, 6’ 2020 G with Team United EYBL 16u – Hands down one of the best prospects in the event. Powerful PG is an easy riser with speed and strength to compliment all that bounce. We did not see anyone that could stay in front of him when he decided to go. Good vision, decision making, and handles all in one package. Kid is legit and will be one of...

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Phenom Challenge Standouts

Location: Upward Stars Center Court 5 Lucas Jenkins, 6’3 2020 G with Team Vision 16u – Kid did it all while we were sitting courtside and did it in a way that looked easy. Has the skill set to threaten for a triple double as he showed in the first half going for 8p/5r/4a with a blocked shot thrown in for good measure. Kid can shoot, has vision as a passer, and enough toughness to fight on the...

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Phenom Challenge – Saturday Report

Phenom Challenge – Spartanburg, SC Venue: Upward Stars 5’6 2019 Quinton Morton-Robertson Radford, VA Team Winston U17 NC Quinton was easily one of our favorite players to watch so far this weekend. He is a true point guard, but has a deadly jumpshot from beyond the arc. He is not afraid to take the big shot if needed. He has good vision, good communication skills and battles hard...

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Chapman HS Court 2 Saturday Night Standouts

Location: Chapman HS Court 2 Nathan Wolfe, 6’2 2021 G with Charlotte Royals – Kid single handedly kept his team in the game the first half by hitting multiple 3’s from all over the floor. When the defense pushed him out further, he still hit showing off the range in the process. Super skinny shooter is your typical 3 and D kid at this point but as long as he is hitting like he showed here (4-6...

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Phenom Challenge – Chapman HS Court 2 Late Afternoon Standouts

Location: Chapman HS Court 2 Deaunte Crawford, 6’4 2021 F with Chattanooga Elite – Young big really gets to work on the glass. Opened up the game with 5 rebounds in first 4 minutes of play and never slowed down. Even the ones he did not get he seemed to have a hand on as he was a pogo stick out on the floor. Offense is a bit behind the rest of his game at this point but that’s not uncommon for a...

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Phenom Challenge: Saturday Morning Standouts – Dorman

With Day 2 upon us the players came out with something to prove. Here are a few names who stood out in the morning session of the #PhenomChallengeLive. Upward Stars Charlotte-Team Bell 2019 6’5 Dillion Harrison Harrison is a player with loads of potential. He has great size for the shooting guard position and has a great shot to match it. Defensively he grabs rebounds and can guard bigger...

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Phenom Challenge Standouts

Location: Chapman HS Court 2 Omari Bolden, 6’ 2021 G with Team Winston 15u – Omari came off the bench in the one we saw and gave his team a nice spark with his ability to hit from deep. More of a catch and shoot kid at this time, he makes the most of his touches. He gets to his spots and is ready to go to work when the ball finds him. Quick release means only needs a small window to work in....

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Phenom Challenge – Early Morning Standouts

Phenom Challenge Chapman High School Court 1 Early Morning Standouts: 6’1 PSB Elite (2021) Trae Benham: Big time shooter with unlimited range and a quick release. Trae really had things going early from three and helped his team get out to a big first half lead. He’s very crafty with ball and also showed solid play making ability from the guard spot. He finished with a team high...

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Phenom Challenge Standouts

Location: Chapman HS Court 2 Elijah Davis, 6’4 2021 W with Team Felton 15u – Davis is a solid wing prospect that can get it done from inside or out. Good strength allows him to anchor at ease in the paint, finish in traffic, and hold the fort on D. He also showed the ability to step out and hit from distance if needed and while this part of his game is not as dialed in as it could be, its...

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#PhenomChallengeLive: Day Two Morning Standouts

Spartanburg Christian Court One Day Two Another day of Live Period Hoops is underway and there were some serious names to know Spartanburg Christian, a good mix of 16U and 17U action, let’s take a look at some names to watch moving forward throughout the AAU season. 6’1 2019 Frank Lee: Upward Stars Riverfront Lee is a natural born athlete with a great nose for the ball.  He’s...

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Phenom Challenge Standouts

Location: Chapman HS Court 2 Undrea Lindsay, 6’ 2021 G with NC Heat – We have a soft spot for these type of do it all, hard nosed competitors. Kid plays hard and shows up all over the box score as a result of his efforts. Will not amass a ton of stats in any one area but what he will give you is 8-12 points, 5-8 reb, 3-5 assists on a regular basis. Add in the strength and physical nature in...

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Chapman Friday players to know (15U)

Phenom Challenge Live Chapman High School Court 1 Donovan Atwell (2022) 6’2 Team United: Lefty guard with a quick release and deep range. He also showed the ability to put the ball on the floor and score off the bounce. Has excellent length and played with great confidence on his way to a game high 23pts including 5 three pointers. Chris Britt (2021) 5’8 NC Flames: jet quick point...

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Friday – Phenom Challenge Live

Phenom Challenge – Spartanburg, SC Upward Stars Court: Multiple Courts 6’3 2020 David Pino Charlotte Dragons U16 David Pino got over to a great start for the Charlotte Dragons in their win over Mid State Magic Sports U16. A very good athlete who is still undersized for the forward position that he is playing. He finished everything around the rim and ran the floor well. If he puts on...

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Night 1 – With 100+ Coaches Watching, the Stars Came out to Shine at Phenom’s Challenge Live

Day one of the April Live Period is in the books and what a day it was. Over 100 college coaches sat courtside in Spartanburg, South Carolina to watch the incredible amount of talent playing in Phenom’s Challenge Live. This writing will showcase the games at Spartanburg Christian. Head Coach Watch Frank Martin (South Carolina), Brad Brownell (Clemson), Ed DeChillis (Navy), Matt Matheny (Elon),...

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Friday Night Stand Outs #PhenomChallengeLive

Here’s a list of players that caught the eye of many on the first night of live period. These players competed hard and helped their teams come up with their first win of the tournament. Greensboro Warriors 2020 6’2 CG Ahmil Flowers – Looking at Flowers he passes the look test. When he first took the floor for warm ups it was 110% effort which translated over to the game. Flowers has that...

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Phenom Challenge Standouts

Location: Chapman HS Court 2 Drake Maye, 6’4 2021 W with PSB Select – Fantastic skill set on this kid. He plays strong in traffic and in space, shows great feel for the game, and l game to the floor. Has really good touch on him and showed ability to play inside or out. This kid is a next level player all day long. Look for him to have a huge weekend and put himself on the map in the process....

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Phenom Challenge Standouts

Location: Chapman HS Court 2 Trace Forest, 5’8, 2021 G with Carolina Riptide – Gym rat kind of player that just keeps coming at you all game long. Uses every trick in his book to get it done as he has to rely more on savvy than top end athletic ability. Has the feel of a player who was born to lead a team. Has the ability to hit from anywhere along the arch and will only get better as he...

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Phenom’s Challenge LIVE (April 20-22) Has Major Draws … Here are the Players the Blue Bloods are Coming to See

Anytime you gather hundreds of teams and put them in front of hundreds of coaches something great is bound to happen. This upcoming weekend’s Phenom Challenge Live will bring in teams from seven different states to compete in front of hundreds of coaches. In fact around 300 college coaches showed up to the 2017 version of this event with countless players earning offers and getting put on the...

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Who Could Break Out at Phenom’s Challenge Live — Which Players May Get the Offers Flying (part 1)

Anytime you gather hundreds of teams and put them in front of hundreds of coaches something great is bound to happen. This upcoming weekend’s Phenom Challenge Live will bring in teams from seven different states to compete in front of hundreds of coaches. In fact around 300 college coaches showed up to the 2017 version of this event with countless players earning offers and getting put on the...

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The Depth of High Major Talent is Astonishing with the CP3 16s

Every year Team CP3 is loaded with talent at every level and naturally this year is no different. In fact, this 16u team is as deep, with high level, talent as any team the region has seen in quite some time. Every player on the roster is a mid to high major type player, with most of them being the later. This team is filled with long athletic players who play a very fluid style as they can all,...

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Team Vision NC May Have Their Most Recruitable Team Yet

Team Vision is universally thought of as one of North Carolina’s most consistent AAU programs. Every year they have multiple players for multiple levels. The program, based in Western North Carolina, may have their deepest team yet. With a depth of players from the 2018 to 2020 classes they truly have talent that D1 programs, D2 programs, D3 programs and Juco programs should be very excited...

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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 victory,...

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Jalen Slawson Commits to Furman

Jalen Slawson commits to Furman By Rick Lewis 6’8 senior Jalen Slawson (Pinewood Prep) committed to Furman on his official visit to Furman. This is huge news for first year head coach Bob Richey and rightfully so! We’re talking about a versatile basketball player that has a great frame with good length and athleticism. At the 2016 SC Top 80 camp, we were fascinated with his vocal leadership on...

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