PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Thursday Afternoon Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Team Vision-NC 6’3 ’19 Elijah Couples- The wing prospect did a nice job of affecting various facets of this game, making whatever hustle plays possible while knocking down open looks from beyond the arc. He isn’t flashy, but he is effective, and is able to keep the ball moving on offense. Couples has solid vision and can generate offense off of penetration opportunities. 6’1 ’19 Jalen...

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Southern Jam Fest 1 Player Standouts

Team Loaded CVA U17 6’9 Sal Diop – has a incredible wing span. He does a good job of rebounding and blocking shots in the paint. Like him in pick and roll situations as he does a good job of sealing his man and finishing around the basket. On offense he hit a nice turn around fade away jumper. Runs the floor like a deer. Did a great job of getting in transition and catching some nice feeds for...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live — Session 1, Day 2 Recap

6’1” 2019 Themus Fulks PSB Winston Salem (NC) 17s Fulks is as productive as they come, game in and game out he just gets buckets. He did a good job today of creating for others, touching the paint and kicking out. He had 40 last night and followed that up with a 30 spot today. Another productive day, the offers should be flowing. 6’1” 2019 Tommy Bruner Hoop State Elite – Rexrode (NC) 17s Bruner...

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Flomo’s Fab Five: #PhenomSouthernJam Day 2

Today I had the opportunity of covering the action on Court 3 of #PhenomSouthernJam Day 2. After another great day of hoops, here are the players who stood out the most for me: 2020 5’9 PG Troy Clement – Team Vision 16U Lefty Guard that can score in a variety of ways. Had a good showing in the 11am game vs SCBA 16U. Troy is capable of hitting jumpers in defenders faces if they contest...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live — Day 2 Morning Recaps

The live period is always an exciting time. The third week of July is a culmination of the work put in for teams, since March The last opportunity to play in front of coaches in a travel ball setting. On day 2 of Phenom’s Southern Jam, coaches sat baseline and players showed up and competed. Offers were handed out and names were written down. Here are some of the standouts from the morning...

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Wednesday Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam Fest I

TMP Elite 6’4 ’21 Mason Grant- The two-way wing was the most active player on the floor throughout this contest; he made plays defensively with his length and forced numerous turnovers. Grant thrived in transition and displayed the ability to create fairly well off the dribble. He has a nice frame, given his age, and could continue to add strength going forward. Grant was a pretty vocal teammate...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live — Day 1 Standouts

6’5” 2020 Tee Bryan Virginia All Stars (VA) 2020 Bryan has always been a defensive stopper. His length and athleticism allow him to guard multiple position, up and down the line up. Here he showed the ability to make plays offensively. He lined up across the floor and showed some good stuff off the bounce. Really like his prospects as a D1 caliber two-way wing who can make plays. 6’2” 2022 Jack...

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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...

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Dravon Mangum Commits to Charlotte

Dravon Mangum Commits to Charlotte 09/27/2017, 1:30pm EDT By Phenom Hoop Report / Rick Lewis   6’8 Dravon Mangum Commits to Charlotte   For the majority of Charlotte 49er fans, they may not truly understand the important of the commitment from 6’8 senior Dravon Mangum. He has been flying under the recruiting radar of many mid major schools until this past summer. You see, Mangum is the...

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6’9″ 2018 Jaylen Gainey Commits to Brown

6’9″ 2018 Jaylan Gainey Commits to Brown By Rick Lewis Back in 2016, we wrote, “Jaylan Gainey is a Diamond in the Rough.” Just think, in 2015, Gainey was a young 6’5 freshman weighing 135 pounds. He is young for his age and has only been playing organized basketball since the eight grade. Now, he is 6’9 and sports an enormous 7’2 wingspan, but more importantly carries an even more...

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Kody Shubert Commits to Presbyterian

There’s an old saying, “Go where you are wanted and where you are wanted.”  5’11 senior guard, Kody Shubert pulled the trigger and committed to Presbyterian and first year head coach Dustin Kerns. For Presbyterian College, this is a major recruiting coup. First of all, Kody Shubert has constantly got it done on the basketball court and in the classroom. He played on Team Charlotte, which has won...

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An Insider’s Take: Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian

An Insider’s Take Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian By Jamie Shaw 6’5” 2018 Wing Somehow Gibson flew under the radar, it is perplexing to us how this happened. He was the star for 6A Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia. Standing at 6’5”, Gibson led his team in points and rebounds and finished second on the team in assists. Gibson has a great frame and he really has a nice...

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An Insider’s Take: Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian

An Insider’s Take Jordan Gibson Commits to Presbyterian By Jamie Shaw 6’5” 2018 Wing Somehow Gibson flew under the radar, it is perplexing to us how this happened. He was the star for 6A Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas, Virginia. Standing at 6’5”, Gibson led his team in points and rebounds and finished second on the team in assists. Gibson has a great frame and he really has a nice...

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An Insider’s Take: Jaylen Alston Commits to Gardner Webb

An Insider’s Look Jaylen Alston Commits to Gardner Webb By Jamie Shaw 6’3” 2018 Wing – Ranked #27 in North Carolina’s 2018 Class (CLICK HERE TO See NCs Entire 2018 Rankings) It has been a big year for Alston. First off he led his Eastern Guilford High School Team to the North Carolina 3A State Championship Game. Alston averaged 21.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.4 blocks per game. He...

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6’1” 2019 Trae Hannibal – The Next in Line

6’1” 2019 Trae Hannibal – The Next in Line Hartsville HS (SC) By Jamie Shaw South Carolina is long known for point guards. From Raymond Felton to Ramon Sessions. More recently PJ Dozier and Seventh Woods. There have been a long and steady flow of talented point guards to come through the state. The next point guard in line may just be 6’1” 2019 Trae Hannibal out of Hartsville, South Carolina....

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6’8” 2020 PJ Hall – It’s In his Genes

6’8” 2020 PJ Hall – It’s In his Genes Dorman HS (SC) By Jamie Shaw Dorman High School is the defending South Carolina state 5A champion. This is South Carolina’s largest classification of schools, and the team was loaded. So loaded in fact that the school’s best long-term prospect played on JV. The fact Paul “PJ” Hall was on JV shouldn’t come as a surprise, the varsity had 7 college level...

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6’5″ 2018 Trey Wertz — Finishing On The Highest Note

6’5” 2018 Trey Wertz Providence Day (NC) By Jamie Shaw Wertz has attended Phenom Hoops’ events for years. Year after year, he has continued his upward climb getting better and better. This has prompted National Analyst Rick Lewis to use the old statement, “it’s not where you start, but where you finish”. Heading into his senior year at Providence Day School, in Charlotte, North Carolina, Wertz’...

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Southern Jam Champions

List of all champions at the Southern Jam in Greensboro 14U East: NC Elite 2021 15U East: The Kings 15U West: Upward Stars SE 16U East: WCBA Elite Blue 16U South: Charlotte NC Hoyas 16U West: NC Gaters Blue 17U East: Raid Nation 17U Midwest: Carolina Raptors 17U North: Team Cobras 17U South: WV Wildcats 17U Southeast: Team Triad Hornets 17U West: WCBA Elite...

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Southern Jam Champions

List of all champions at the Southern Jam in Greensboro 14U East: NC Elite 2021 15U East: The Kings 15U West: Upward Stars SE 16U East: WCBA Elite Blue 16U South: Charlotte NC Hoyas 16U West: NC Gaters Blue 17U East: Raid Nation 17U Midwest: Carolina Raptors 17U North: Team Cobras 17U South: WV Wildcats 17U Southeast: Team Triad Hornets 17U West: WCBA Elite...

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July’s Top Performances — Point Guards

July’s Top Performances Point Guards By Jamie Shaw What a July it was, Phenom Hoops’ was involved in some of the greatest events across the country. Over 650 college coaches showed up to view and dozens of offers were handed out to top performers. The word has spread as hundreds of teams, carrying thousands of players, came from 20 different states to perform on the nation’s leading grassroots...

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Brandon’s Bucket Team: Caleb Burgess

On the inaugural edition of Brandon’s Bucket Team we’ll look at a young floor general out of the triad Caleb Burgess. On the inaugural edition of Brandon’s Bucket Team we’ll look at a young floor general out of the triad Caleb Burgess. Burgess showed flashes of potential in limited action last year as a Sophomore on Westridge Academy, but this summer he’s ’really blown up on the travel ball...

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Top HM Prospects Phenom’s Southern Jam LIVE

However, with college coaches there is so much attention put on closing out their 2018 classes, some kids may fall under the radar. John Butler What an incredible crop of talent that came through for Phenom’s Southern Jam Live. However, with college coaches there is so much attention put on closing out their 2018 classes, some kids may fall under the radar. For the event, we had over 100 coaches...

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Forever Consistent: Kenny Dye

Dye has all the leadership qualities on and off the court to be a game-changer at the next level. 6’0 Kenny Dye (2018) Flight 22 Elite/Northside HS Throughout the North Carolina hoops landscape, there might not be a more consistent player than Dye. He’s a proven winner at both the high school and AAU levels, and that’s largely due to the qualities he brings to the table. Dye is a very...

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Top 17u Performers Phenom’s Southern Jam LIVE

Some of the top under the radar talent from across 9 states in our region, gathered this weekend in Greensboro, NC to participate in front of over 100 college coaches at Phenom’s Southern Jam Live. Some of the top under the radar talent from across 9 states in our region, gathered this weekend in Greensboro, NC to participate in front of over 100 college coaches at Phenom’s Southern Jam Live....

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POB’s Saturday Standouts: Southern Jam Live

Five names to know from Saturday that stole the show at the Southern Jam Zach Baldinelli 6’7 2020 PJ Hall (Upward Stars Upstate-White 15u) Hall is a tremendous but still developing talent that will have college coaches taking a hard look at in the coming years.  Very skilled big man with a great touch, mobility, and size that not only allows him to score in the post but to also run the floor in...

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Brandon’s Big Time Risers Day 2

The Greensboro Coliseum was the stage for our Southern Jam showcase. The Greensboro Coliseum was the stage for our Southern Jam showcase Dashawn Mason 6’ Class: 2019 Club: Charlotte’s Finest School: Concord High It’s quite possible that Mason was the fastest guard we saw on Saturday, as his first step is devastating and in the open floor this dude is very hard to stay in front of. Mason had a...

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Southern Jam Team Preview: Joco All-stars Lassiter

Here are players to watch at the Southern Jam Live in Greensboro 6’4 Class of 2018 Jakim Graham #14 (Joco All-Stars Team Lassiter), Power Forward (Stretch 4) Jakim is very strong and often intimidates his defenders, and he can score all over the court from the half court line extended. His ability to run and rebound while dribbling in the open court is simply amazing.  Jakim is a very efficient...

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Southern Jam Team Preview: NC Gaters 16u

Here are players to watch at the Southern Jam Live in Greensboro Player Name Number Position Commentary Dez Woods 0 6′ 0″ High motor with very nice skill set, excellent offensive / defensive player Devin Resper 1 5′ 10″ Natural point guard, high IQ and good shooter Landon Sutton 2 5′ 11″ Excellent shooter, high IQ and good point guard even better scorer...

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Today’s 5 to Know Phenom’s Southern Jam Day 1

Only playing four game sets on Day 1, it ended up being a great opening day. We had just over 50 coaches come through the doors including numerous head coaches and NCAA tournament teams. Only playing four game sets on Day 1, it ended up being a great opening day. We had just over 50 coaches come through the doors including numerous head coaches and NCAA tournament teams. Even better, players...

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More Who Showed Out Phenom’s Southern Jam Day 1

Here are some more prospects that really showcased their talent on Day 1 of the Southern Jam Live in Greensboro 6’2” 2018 Cooper Robb Tennessee Bobcats (TN) Robb was spectacular throughout the game, in fact he finished with 14 assists to only 1 turnover. Robb has that ball on a string, with the ability to get wherever he wants on the floor and the vision to deliver on time. Robb showed the...

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