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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Yusef English   #4: 5’9 ’22 Edward “Brice” Cohen (Blythewood) Starting things off, we look at a player that proved to be an excellent two-way floor general throughout camp, Edward “Brice” Cohen. He’s an extremely smart, unselfish point guard prospect with a very well-rounded approach on both ends of the floor. Cohen is a knockdown perimeter shooter, both from midrange and...

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2019 Blue Ridge School ‘Fall Shootout’ (10/12/19) Standouts

Colleges in Attendance: Davis & Elkins College and Bridgewater College     While St. George, VA tends to have a calm, hushed vibe surrounding its community for the majority of its days, one can expect to see activity pick up whenever the Blue Ridge School men’s varsity basketball program hosts an event. Having covered their showcases on three different occasions in the last year,...

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Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#2 4’11 2023 Jaden Dodd: Eastern Guildford High School Dodd was able to affect all facets of the game, he’s a guard prospect with IQ and the ability to apply constant pressure on both ends of the floor.  Even with Dodd being on the smaller side he was still able to finish in the lane amongst the trees and showcased reliable shooting stroke from midrange and well beyond three-point territory. His...

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2020’s you Need to Know #NCPhenom150 Session 2

It’s that time of year, recruiting is at a high. Colleges are trying to round out their rosters with 2020 guys and players are narrowing their lists and choosing schools. Let’s take a look at some players who college coaches should add to their boards from Session 2 of NC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp. 6’4″ Austin Locklear Cape Fear Christian (Erwin, NC) Locklear has proven to...

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Phenom College Basketball Talk: UNC roster breakdown

Love it or hate it, you’re going to respect it. This is what UNC basketball is, a program that many love and some hate, however, there is no way you can look through their body of work and not respect what they have done. This year’s team lost a lot, with Coby White and Cam Johnson getting drafted in the lottery, Nas Little being drafted in the first round and Luke Maye on the Milwaukee...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#9- Kadyn Dawkins- Though undersized, Dawkins has been nothing short of incredible during his time at camp. He’s so sharp and decisive with the ball in his hands, able to manipulate the opposing defense at a nonstop rate through both passing and scoring. Dawkins is an intelligent leader by example with exceptional vision and craftiness. He also defends extremely well, especially for his size,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session II (Part III)

For the second weekend in a row, Phenom Hoop Report headed to Proehlific Park to check out the talent from around the state of North Carolina and it may have been the best group of talent we have had in one 150 camp. The talent was absolutely everywhere and at all ages but here are just a few names that really stood out to our scouts on Sunday. — 2024 Darnerian Gibson One of the younger...

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Early Standouts at Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#37- Brock Bowen- There are a lot of impressive shooters in the building, but Bowen is clearly on another level as a spot-up threat. He was undeniably impressive and showed flashes of being unstoppable in his first showing of the day, knocking down six-of-seven from beyond the arc and completely disregarding any amount of defensive pressure. He could be poised for a very productive upcoming...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session II (Part II)

For the second weekend in a row, Phenom Hoop Report headed to Proehlific Park to check out the talent from around the state of North Carolina and it may have been the best group of talent we have had in one 150 camp. The talent was absolutely everywhere and at all ages but here are just a few names that really stood out to our scouts on Sunday. — 2022 6’6 Elijah Gray Gray continues to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session II (Part I)

For the second weekend in a row, Phenom Hoop Report headed to Proehlific Park to check out the talent from around the state of North Carolina and it may have been the best group of talent we have had in one 150 camp. Talent was absolutely everywhere and at all ages but here are just a few names that really stood out to our scouts on Sunday. — 2023 6’5 Wesley Tubbs Tubbs is going to be...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Mason Padgett   #3: 5’8 ’23 Derrick Barksdale (York Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player that is pretty advanced and polished for his age, Derrick Barksdale. He’s a smart, slightly undersized point guard prospect with excellent perimeter shooting and the ability to overwhelm his assignment on both ends of the floor. Barksdale is quick and gets downhill with ease,...

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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Elliott Pope   #10: 5’10 ’21 AJ Thompson (Northwestern) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to hurt opponents in a variety of different ways, AJ Thompson. He’s a smart, quick-twitch point guard prospect with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Thompson is able to effortlessly get by his man and apply nonstop penetration...

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Rewind the Tape: Roselle Catholic vs. Archbishop Stepinac (#NEFallInvite)

There is nothing like rewinding the tape and looking at some of the premier talents around the country.  That is why we took a look at the Roselle Catholic vs. Archbishop Stepinac game that took place this past weekend in the #NEFallInvite event. Loaded with high-major talent and commits already, here are some of our thoughts from what we saw from the game. — 2020 G C.J. Wilcher (Xavier...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: UNC-Greensboro

It is no secret, UNC-Greensboro is in the midst of an unbelievable run, a run that has seen them go 80-22 over the past 3 years (44-10 in SoCon play) and reach two NIT tournaments and one NCAA tournament. In fact, last season UNC-Greensboro finished 28-6 and was the last team out of the NCAA tournament. Crushing news at the time, but locker room clippings for now. UNC-Greensboro has quickly...

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Virginia Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Kelvin Mills   #66: 5’5 ’24 Damon Thompson (Homeschool) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out nicely with his blue-collar approach, Damon Thompson. He’s a young, team-first point guard prospect with excellent quickness, footwork, and vision. Thompson plays with a nonstop motor, which is especially evident on defense, where he consistently got back in...

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Virginia Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Rodney Gore   #67: 5’6 ’23 Mario Williams Jr. (Highland Springs) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game well despite being among the smaller prospects at camp, Mario Williams Jr. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect that knows how to get downhill and make plays for himself and others around the basket. Williams has a tight handle and displays...

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Virginia Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Myron Prescott   #71: 5’7 ’25 Sheldon Robinson (Orange) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed extremely well against older competition, Sheldon Robinson. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect with a nice motor and team-first approach on both ends of the floor. Robinson possesses a tight handle and displays some craftiness off the dribble, both when looking...

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Virginia Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Rashad Delenia   #65: 5’5 ’22 Reuben McEachern (Henrico) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to make his presence felt on both ends of the floor, despite his lack of size, Reuben McEachern. He’s a smart, high-motor point guard prospect with excellent penetrating skills and the ability to score with efficiency from all three levels. McEachern is a...

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Virginia Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Kelvin Mills   #62: 5’2 ’25 Manolo Angeles (International Studies at Rosemont) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game well despite being one of the youngest players in attendance, Manolo Angeles. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with nice playmaking skills and the ability to create for himself or others quite effectively. Angeles can attack the basket...

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Phenom College Basketball Talk: Coach Kerns looking to get App State on the right track

Appalachian State has now turned the keys over to head coach Dustin Kerns and his staff, as he comes from a Presbyterian program secured a winning record of 20-16 last year and an appearance in the CIT. After the Mountaineers finished 11-22 last year and 6-12 in the Sun Belt, Appalachian State returns quality talent that has a ton of experience as well as a few new names that could step up early...

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