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PHENOM’S CAPITAL CITY JAM EVENT RECAPS

#AmateurHour (Ep33): BoBash Recap and A Preview of the Capital City Jam

Jamie Shaw, Rick Lewis, and Miles Masercola break down some major takeaways from the Bojangles Bash (Start-13:00) and everything leading into this weekends Capital City Jam (13:10-End). Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches will take place at Ben Lippen School on Saturday, December 15   Columbia, SC – Ben Lippen School will hold host to the 2nd Annual Phenom’s Capital City Jam, set to take place this Saturday, December 15. The event is set to host eight of the premier teams from...

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Liberty Heights: Overcoming Adversity

Liberty Heights: Overcoming Adversity    For Coach Mike Wright, he has endured a tremendous amount of difficulty and adversity over the past six months. He lost two players in James Hampton and Mikey Maddox. James Hampton (Team United)  collapsed and died at a Nike EYBL basketball game in Hampton, Virginia. A few months later, Mikey Maddox died from a bicycle accident. Maddox was enrolled at...

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Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge

Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge Back in September, Phenom Hoop Report travelled up to Lenoir, North Carolina to watch the Moravian Prep open gym. After watching the collection of talent, we proceeded to ask coach Antonio Lowe if he would be interested in playing Oak Hill Academy at the inaugural Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. Immediately,...

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Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride

Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride   There is no question, coach Erasto Hatchett has plenty to be excited about. His team has a current 9-3 record heading into the Phenom Capital City Jam that will be held Saturday, January 15th at Ben Lippen High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He has a nice blend of youth, talent and experience, but most of all optimism. Leading the way is fast...

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Why Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Can’t Miss Ticket in Columbia for December 15

Juwan Gary Vs. Quentin Hodge is a Passing of the Torch from 2019s Best Wing to 2020s Best Wing Juwan Gary has been a known commodity since his 8th grade year. He burst on the scene that year and quickly became a national level recruit. He spent his first three seasons at Gray Collegiate Academy prior to committing to Alabama. After committing to Alabama he transferred to Charlotte based Liberty...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Features Numerous Unsigned Seniors Primed for D1 Scholarships

The early signing period has come and the college coaches recruiting boards have reshuffled. They are out on the prowl looking for players who are still available to fill their roster spots. This cycle has seen many players slip through the cracks, high level prospects who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the love they should. The great things about Phenom’s Capital City Jam is a...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a 4-Star Superstar’s Homecoming

Juwan Gary transferring out of Columbia to play his senior year at Liberty Heights Academy in Charlotte, NC has been well documented to this point. But what has come of that transfer is an already superstar prospect, the 6’6″ wing is already committed to Alabama, is a major leap in his efficiency and game management. Gary has always been a competitor, this summer he led his Team...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature The Best Prospect in SC Who No One Knows … YET

It was a good summer for Lakewood junior Quentin Hodge. He ran with the 16u version of Team South Carolina (the same program Nick Claxton and Ja Morant played with) and really expanded his game. Along the process he picked up his first two offers, Florida Gulf Coast and Mercer. Last season, his sophomore year, the 6’5” wing averaged 13.7 points, 6 boards and 4.2 blocks per game. Yes, you read...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a Cousin Duo of SCs Top Freshman Point Guard and an Unknown Superstar

There is talent all over the state of South Carolina, this is becoming a known fact. Looking toward the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, two South Carolina prospects (Zion Williamson and Ja Morant) are slated to be drafted among the Top 10. Keeping pace with the great part about South Carolina basketball is that the talent pops up all over the place. Williamson came from Spartanburg Day School, a 2A...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature South Carolina’s Top 2-Sport Prospect

It is no surprise that senior Mikey Dukes of First Baptist puts up stats. No matter the sport, not matter the ball, Dukes is just built differently from most, be it his physical stature, his quick twitch and vertical explosion or his competitive nature, but a ball in Dukes’ hands and he’s going to do something you’ve never seen before. Just this season, on the football field for First Baptist (a...

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NC State and Va Tech Offer Prospect Ranked Outside of Top 200 … **News Flash** National Rankings are Flawed and This Player Shows Why

After this past weekend’s Battle at the Rock, Jaden Seymour further showed that he has star potential. In fact he carries so much star potential Director of Player Analysis for Phenom Hoops Jeff Bendel wrote, “Personally, I think he’s minimally vaulted himself into top-75 status, based on the other prospects nationally ranked within this range.” This should come as no...

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ANNOUNCING: Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam

Media Contacts: Rick Lewis (rick@phenomhoopreport.com), Jamie Shaw (jamie@phenomhoopreport.com) For Immediate Release Columbia, SC (December 15) – Phenom Hoop Report and Ben Lippen School are partnering for the 2nd Annual Phenom’s Capital City Showcase. This event’s showcases some of the top talent, and best teams, from around the region as they compete in four games on December 15 at Ben Lippen...

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Unsigned Seniors Pt 3: Names Coaches need to know

As we get deeper into the season and approach the late signing period for the 2018 cycle coaches at every level will be on the lookout for late gems to boost incomplete recruiting classes. With so much unsigned talent to cover we’re gonna go a little more in depth in part three and look at some seniors really hooping as we near the holidays. 1. Kyron Gray 6’7 Position: Forward School: Hartsville...

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Brandon’s Takeaways: #PhenomCapCityJam

Brandon’s Takeaways: #PhenomCapCityJam Our Cap City Jam featured eight of the top high school programs in all of the Carolinas going at it, in front of a packed crowd mixed with spectators and colleges coaches from around the country. Let’s examine some key points that stood out after an afternoon of action-packed rim-rocking hoops! 1. Charlotte Christians best basketball is ahead of them It...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Storyline Review – Trae Hannibal Vs. Zeb Graham

Trae Hannibal Vs. Zeb Graham Coming into the event, these were being talked about as two of the best point guards in the state of South Carolina. They were both ranked among the 2019 classes top 10 players in the state. Each walked onto the court with something to prove and needless to say they left it all on the floor. In fact, by the end of the game, the entire stands were running on the...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Storyline Review – #1 Wilson Vs. #1 Dorman

What a game … Coming into Phenom’s Capital City Jam all the talk was about the matchups. The fans showed up well and the players, well they were spectacular. We want to go back through the matchups we were looking forward to, and see how they actually played out during the event. Phenom’s Capital City Jam Storline Review #1 Wilson Vs. #1 Dorman Coming into the event, these were being talked...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam — Famous Tie-Ins and Secondary Storylines

The Famous Tie-Ins and Secondary Storylines. 2-Time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and brother Seth Curry each graduated from Charlotte Christian. NBA guard and University of South Carolina star PJ Dozier graduated from Spring Valley, where his father is still the coach. Speaking of Perry Dozier, he himself was a University of South Carolina great along with his twin brother Terry. 12 year NFL vet and...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be … Here’s Why (Trae Hannibal Vs. Zeb Graham)

Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be Here’s Why… It is well known around the region that Phenom Hoops’ events are where all of the talent lies. Top players from around the country come to get seen, and they show out. The stands are packed with fans as they know they are watching tomorrows stars. The baselines are filled with college coaches as they know the will always be able to jump on...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be …Here’s Why (The D1 Level Unsigned SeniorS)

Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be Here’s Why… It is well known around the region that Phenom Hoops’ events are where all of the talent lies. Top players from around the country come to get seen, and they show out. The stands are packed with fans as they know they are watching tomorrows stars. The baselines are filled with college coaches as they know the will always be able to jump on...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be …Here’s Why (Their State’s Top Teams Will Be Playing)

Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be Here’s Why… It is well known around the region that Phenom Hoops’ events are where all of the talent lies. Top players from around the country come to get seen, and they show out. The stands are packed with fans as they know they are watching tomorrows stars. The baselines are filled with college coaches as they know the will always be able to jump on...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be …Here’s Why (#1 Ranked Wilson Vs. #1 Ranked Dorman)

Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Place to Be Here’s Why… It is well known around the region that Phenom Hoops’ events are where all of the talent lies. Top players from around the country come to get seen, and they show out. The stands are packed with fans as they know they are watching tomorrows stars. The baselines are filled with college coaches as they know the will always be able to jump on...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam — Storylines We’re Looking For … The Breakout Players

The Storylines We’re Looking For Part 3 The High Level Break Outs The great thing about the Phenom Platform is that it not only allows a stage for the players everyone already knows to stand out but it also allows a stage for the player who may not have gotten their break to show they can play to. This year’s Phenom’s Capital City Jam is no different. There are multiple players in this event who...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Team Previews — Nation Ford (Ft Mill, SC)

Nation Ford (Fort Mill, SC) SCHSL 5A 330 PM vs. Hartsville at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC Nation Ford got better this season, that is a fact. They picked up one transfer, but their development came in the improvement of their current players. They return everyone from last season’s team with their best three players now being juniors. Zeb Graham, a 6’1 junior, has always been their best...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Team Previews — Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, NC)

Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, NC) NCISAA 3A 2 PM vs. Spring Valley (Columbia, SC) at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC Charlotte Christian has a rich basketball history under Head Coach Shonn Brown. Players such as Akil Mitchell (Virginia), Anthony Gill (Virginia), Willis Hall (College of Charleston), Worth Smith (Navy), Carson Sullivan (Penn), Trey Phills (Yale), Patrick Rooks (Clemson),...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Team Previews — Ben Lippen (Columbia, SC)

Ben Lippen (Columbia, SC) SCISA 3A 630 PM vs. Concord 1st Assembly at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC Head Coach John Combs is coming into his second season as the Head Coach at Ben Lippen school after a very successful stint at Ridge View High School. Ben Lippen has jumped out this season to a 3-2 record averaging over 71 points per game. Combs team is led by its senior guard duo of Javian...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam — Storylines We’re Looking For … Wilson Vs. Dorman

Storylines We’re Looking For Part 2 Dorman Vs. Wilson 5 PM at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC Dorman, the defending 5A South Carolina state champion will enter Phenom’s Capital City Jam as the #1 team in South Carolina’s 5A division. They are currently 6-0 this year and will be carrying an 18 game winning streak into this game. Wilson High School out of Florence, is coming off a season where...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam — What We’re Looking For (Part 1 – Zeb Graham Vs. Trae Hannibal)

What We’re Looking For Part 1 Zeb Graham Vs. Trae Hannibal Nation Ford Vs. Hartsville 330 PM at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC When two teams are going up against one another the individual matchups are exciting to look at. Sometimes the story is not necessarily the two teams playing, however it is the matchup within the game that captivates the eye. This weekend, Phenom’s Capital City...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Team Previews — Dorman High School

Dorman (Spartanburg, SC) SHSL 5A 5 PM vs. Wilson at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC Dorman is at an all-time stretch of winning and possibly the hottest team in the state of South Carolina. Last season, Dorman made a run to win the first ever South Carolina 5A state championship. Off that team, they had seniors sign with Ohio University and Lenoir Rhyne. This year, Dorman has leapt out to a...

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A Prospect Coaches Need to Know: 6’2″ 2019 Trae Hannibal of Hartsville (SC)

6’2” 2019 Trae Hannibal Hartsville (Hartsville, SC) Just as suspected, 6’2” junior Trae Hannibal is off to a tear this season. After all he is one of the best point guards in the region and had an unbelievable summer, taking on some of the highest ranked players and elevating his game above theirs. However, somehow Hannibal is still unknown and not getting his just due when it comes to regional...

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