PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

TLBA Secures 13U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

No team has been more impressive than TLBA, a fast-paced, run-and-gun, let it fly group with the necessary personnel to overwhelm opponents. They are loaded with quality size, intelligent three-point shooters, and guys that buy-in extremely well to the team concept. It all starts and ends with Eli and Isaac Ellis, who are playing up one and two levels, respectively. Eli Ellis was nothing short...

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Team Charlotte Secures 15U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The rough and rowdy Team Charlotte group found themselves in the 15U title game after dominating multiple opponents throughout the weekend. They’ve mainly played through Jeremy Gregory, who has been an unrelenting force inside the paint. He’s strong, active, and displayed solid three-level scoring chops while being the top rebounder on either end of the floor. Trey Green also stood out as one of...

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Team Loaded Claims 17U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The titans clashed during one of the most anticipated games of the day, which set out to feature Team Loaded’s 16U and 17U squads in a heated, bloodbath of a contest. They opened things up and it appeared to be pretty evenly matched, as the younger group went bucket-for-bucket with the older team for the first ten minutes. Carter Whitt has been consistently showcasing his high-level skillset,...

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Team Winston Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The Team Winston program is tough and gritty from top to bottom, which certainly includes this 16U squad. They set the tone with defensive pressure, unselfish play, and a clear willingness to do whatever necessary to secure this victory. The offensive balance by this team was terrific, as they spread the floor and allowed everyone to get involved. Camian Shell was arguably their most consistent...

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Dawkins’ Day One Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Who were the players that stood out on Day 1 of the Phenom Opening. Teams like NC Empire, Team Loaded, Team Charlotte, Beach Ballers, Team Winston, and Manzer all had players that caught the eyes.

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Phenom Opening Day 1 Game of the Day

With travel ball season officially starting in North Carolina, with the Phenom Opening, The competition is high, it is still new. The coaches are into it, the fans are into it, the media and college coaches are lining the sideline and (most importantly) the players are into it. We were fortunate to have some incredible games, however at Proehlific Park, there were two that stood out. NC Empire...

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Phenom Opening Day 1 Recap — DIVISION 1 COACHES, THIS IS FOR YOU!

The travel ball season is finally here … tryouts are complete, teams are formed and they are putting them on the floor for competition. The 2019 Phenom Opening is absolutely loaded with talent from the 12u to the 17u division. The beautiful part about these events on the Phenom Platform is that you have ridiculous amounts of high-level talent, everyone already knows … but you also have a stage...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Opening

Team Knicks 6’1 ’19 Sean McCabe- The combo-guard showcased a lot of useful tools during the first showing of the day. McCabe scored efficiently from all three levels while regularly creating for himself and others. He handles the ball with care and displayed a quality IQ on both ends of the floor. McCabe operates within the team concept and looks to get others involved whenever possible. He’s a...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Sunday Standouts

6’0 2022 Davion Cunningham: Team Loaded 704 McCullough 15U Cunningham was arguably the most impressive prospect in the first game of the day with his ability to attack off the dribble and find open teammates when the defense collapses on him.  He plays the game with a high level of relentlessness, constantly in attack mode, leaving defenders on their heels and often in the dust.  It’ll be...

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#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts

By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Afternoon & Evening Standouts

6’9 2020 Myles Evans: NC Empire Evans is still rounding back into shape after a meniscus tear, but he still found a way to play an incredibly productive game, anchoring his team on the block at both ends of the floor.  He’s a skilled, strong bodied big man that always finishes around the basket at a high clip.  His expanding perimeter game is really encouraging, he stepped into his 3s with...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Team Loaded 704 6’3 ’22 Antoine Piper- The strong-bodied forward/post prospect gave excellent energy and worked hard from start to finish. He ran the floor with purpose and displayed solid touch around the basket. Piper has an excellent frame and looks likely to continue physically developing into an intriguing two-way forward.   Team Winston 6’3 ’22 Jaquantae Edwards- The two-way forward...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Team Phoenix 6’5 ’23 Dice Royster- The forward/post prospect is playing up a grade level and still appears to be among the most intriguing and impactful prospects on display. He possesses excellent feel and touch around the basket, but also showcases great aggression and athleticism. Royster causes problems for opponents when attacking the basket and looks to play above rim whenever possible. He...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts

5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play.  He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team.  He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Team Winston 6’1 ’22 Tyler Ledwell- The long, wiry guard was among the most appealing prospect from the first slate of games, given his productivity and undeniable upside. He sees the floor well and is a capable three-level scorer that should grow in intrigue as he develops strength.   6’4 ’22 Kevonni Campbell- The strong-bodied big man was the most physically-imposing presence on either...

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Phenom Opening Team Preview: Team Winston 17u

It is finally here.  The AAU season kicks off in style with Phenom Hoops, as we head to Greensboro to open the season with the Phenom Opening. Players of all ages will come to North Carolina in hopes to compete and start the season off. This will be a CAN’T MISS EVENT, as we may have never started off the season with this much talent on so many levels.  That is why we are hoping to get everyone...

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Breakout Candidates at the Phenom Opening

Every summer it happens, players on non-circuit teams, pop out of nowhere and become major recruiting targets for regional schools at every level. This year is very much the same, and even looking at it deeper, we are fortunate to live in North Carolina. Such a talent-rich state with dozens upon dozens of Division 1 talent walking around. Even with seven circuit teams, there are still ample...

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What Were Looking For at the Phenom Opening

Want to know why you should attend the Phenom Opening in Greensboro this weekend? These are all the reasons you need.

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Phenom Opening Team Preview: NC Empire 17u

Phenom Hoops is heading to North Carolina, bring in one of the best events we have ever had to start the AAU season. Check out some of the players in attendance.

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Phenom Opening Team Preview: Team Charlotte 16u

It is finally here.  The AAU season kicks off in style with Phenom Hoops, as we head to Greensboro to open the season with the Phenom Opening. Players of all ages will come to North Carolina in hopes to compete and start the season off. This will be a CAN’T MISS EVENT, as we may have never started off the season with this much talent on so many levels.  That is why we are hoping to get...

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