PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Brandon’s Big Time Ballers pt 2 #PhenomChampionShowcase

It’s July which means travel ball is back and in action, the Phenom Crew has invaded the other Carolina for a weekend full of hoops and storylines! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The action didn’t waste any time picking up here at Comenius School, we had the pleasure of getting a jump on the new wave of talent 13U-15U, at this stage a lot of these underclassmen are relatively unknown and...

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2020

We’ve finally reached July, which is when travel basketball goes up another notch and can truly change the lives of these young prospects. There are numerous players that we feel are underrated within the state, but just on the brink of blowing up. This article will take a closer look at five guys (with varying offers) that should be regarded as definite Division I prospects.   6’0 ’20...

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Final Thoughts from the #NCHSAALivePeriod

The new NCAA Live Period blew past all expectations and, most importantly provided a platform for a vast amount of talent to be displayed in front of dozens of college programs, but there are always improvements to be made in the future. Charlotte, North Carolina- What Year one did was brought in a lot of exposure, and offered the states best a legitimate chance to hoop in front of college...

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Storylines from the #NCISAASummerShowcase

The second consecutive weekend of the June Live period was down in Concord, North Carolina this weekend, Cannon School was the site and they welcomed this talented field of teams into a highly competitive atmosphere.Concord, North Carolina- Saturday I was locked in on the action at Cannon school covering the second weekend of the NCISAA Summer Showcase, the day started off with an offensive...

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Brandon’s “Big Time Ballers” #NCHSAALivePeriod

A number of the top Public schools throughout the state gathered to battle it out at Queens University of Charlotte campus under the bright lights, teams are far from a finished product but this gives us something to build on.   Charlotte, North Carolina- There was a surplus of talent on display at every position in every grade cycle, colleges from far and wide at every level came out,...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #NCHSAATOP100

Over the weekend 100 of the top players from all over the Hoop State in the Public School ranks, the competition was top notch, it attracted dozens of college coaches far and wide looking to find the next stars of their programs.   Davie County, North Carolina- The NCHSAA sponsored elite camp kicked things off with a bang, energy was high and college coaches flooded the sidelines to take in...

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers #NCISAASummerShowcase

The Hoop States Top Private schools gathered at Greensboro Day School for a star studded summer showcase.Greensboro, North Carolina- This Live Period event gives the Coaches, Scouts, and Media, an opportune chance to checkout some of the best prospects in the state under a controlled team setting. 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon)- Bradley looks the part of a high major floor general, he’s got the...

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INTERVIEW — In Depth with Dawson Garcia … Offers, Recruitment, Visits & NBPA Top 100 Camp

Dawson Garcia is one of the hottest names in the country right now. The 6'10" Minnesota native talks about offers and visit and then he goes into schools who he thinks are close to offering.

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6’9 Lok Wur’s recruitment exploding; decision coming soon

What a ride it has been for 2019 6’9 Lok Wur over the last few days.  His name has been blowing up all over social media and throughout the college basketball world, as the former JUCO prospect is now garnering offers left and right, along with high-major interest. Not long ago, Wur announced that he had become academically qualified and after averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds per game as a...

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2022 6’7 DJ Nix preparing himself for a big summer and HS season

One of our very own at Phenom Hoops, Jeff Bendel, put it best just a few months ago in his piece talking about some of the top 2022 prospects in the state of North Carolina. 6’7 DJ Nix may be the most underrated prospects within his class for North Carolina, especially considering his undeniable productivity. Well, Nix has continued that focus this summer and is hoping that his hard work, hours...

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NBA Top 100 Camp: Phenom Hoops’ Prospects (Part Two)

Each year, the NBA Top 100 Camp is re-established as one of (if not the) premier camps across the entire country. They accomplish this task by bringing in a consistently strong level of talent from all regions. This event marks the first opportunity for NBA scouts to analyze and evaluate these young up-and-comers. The camp setting makes for a tougher evaluation process, but that shouldn’t be as...

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NBA Top 100 Camp: Phenom Hoops’ Prospects

Each year, the NBA Top 100 Camp is re-established as one of (if not the) premier camps across the entire country. They accomplish this task by bringing in a consistently strong level of talent from all regions. This event marks the first opportunity for NBA scouts to analyze and evaluate these young up-and-comers. The camp setting makes for a tougher evaluation process, but that shouldn’t be as...

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2021 guard AJ Smith becoming more than just a scorer with Team Charlotte

One of the top sophomores this past season was located at Hickory Grove Christian, as 2021 guard A.J. Smith put on a show.  Averaging 25.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists this past season, Smith has shown that he can compete at a high level and is now doing the same on the AAU circuit with Team Charlotte. Already holding a few Division 1 offers, Smith is starting to catch the attention of...

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Player Profile: 6’5 ’21 Malachy McGuirt (Rock Hill/Rock Hill Ballers)

Each year, we at Phenom Hoops are fortunate enough to watch and evaluate thousands upon thousands of basketball prospects. This allows us to have a wider scope and determine which players are overrated versus underrated. Malachy McGuirt is someone that we’ve seen numerous times in multiple different settings and we truly believe that he’s just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term...

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2021 C Gabe Wiznitzer discusses Clemson offer, latest recruiting news

Center Gabe Wiznitzer has been a hot name around the state of North Carolina over the past few years, as the 6’11, 240-pound prospect has been a focal point at Christ School and on the AAU circuit. College coaches are continuing to flock his way and he will now showcase his talent next year at Hargrave Military Academy, a program that continues to produce high Division 1 prospects. The offseason...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomJMAC

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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The Charlotte Aces closed out #PhenomJMAC in style

In a battle of Queen City powers we saw a highly competitive matchup, where two well coached programs battled it out for two half’s. Fort Mill, South Carolina- Both squads played hard nosed basketball, it was a fast paced contest full of runs throughout. Both teams worked hard to establish a rhythm and take control, in the end the shot making ability of the Aces won out. Standouts 5’7 2021 Amir...

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