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Queen City Showcase Standout Players (Clover High School Games

Alphonso Smith of Team Charlotte 16U (2021 Combo Guard Hickory Grove Christian School) AJ is a physical guard that is at his best in transition, getting to the rim, and finishing through contact. He showed a will to play defense and is a flat out DOG. He also showed an improvement in playing in half court sets and has an above average outside shot. He is one of the better 2021 players in the...

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Queen City Showcase – 5 Players to Know

Peyton Brown (Team Phoenix): Old school back to the basket big, that has a soft touch around the basket. Peyton rebounds well in his area and is very tough to keep off of the glass. He showed solid footwork and a nice jump hook that’s tough to defend. Peyton finished with 14pts and was a big key to his team coming away with the win. Cameron Gates (Charlotte Dragons): quick combo guard that...

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Queen City Showcase – 5 Players to Know

Jordan McPhatter (Team Charlotte):Jet quick point guard, with a a nice handle to match. McPhatter got into the lane at will and finished in a variety of ways on his way to a game high 24pts. Also, defensively he was a pest on the ball and disrupted the opposing team’s offense on several possessions. Jalen Hinton (Team Charlotte): Lead guard that controlled the game and picked his spots well on...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase Nation Ford High School Gym 4 6-11 2021 John Butler Jr Team United EYBL Stretched the floor on offense knocking down two three’s and was as big defense presence on defense 11 points 4 blocks 5 rebounds 6-8 2022 Christian Reeves Team Loaded NC 2022 Good size long and lackey and good knack for the ball. Soft hands around the basket, makes the right pass out of the double team...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase York High School Court 1 6’4 2021 Graham Calton Team Loaded Big time player!! Graham gives you everything you could ask for in a player. He can shoot it from deep he just hit six 3 pointers in the game I watched. He passes the ball extremely well and can handle it enough o get his shots off the bounce. All these skills accompanied by his great size make him one to watch. 6’2...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase Fort Mill Court 2 6-7 2019 Brion McLaurin Carolina Raptors U17 Brion played extremely well today in a 69-54 win over Upward Stars Upstate.  He poured in 20 points and had several rebounds.  He has extremely long arms, runs the floor well and has good timing blocking shots.  Once Mr LcLaurin adds strength he will be a force to be reckoned with. 5-10 2019 Bryan Phillips BWSL –...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase York HS Court 2 6’11 2021 John Battle Team United Johns length alone makes him a D1 prospect add in the fact that he has a good looking shooting stroke and the ability to create off the bounce and he has a chance to be special. John came out early getting to the midrange and knocking in a couple jumpers. After the opponents started to respect his jump shot he started to...

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Queen City Showcase -Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase Nation Ford High School Gym 4 6-2 2018 Jermaine Jones CBC Elite Fire At times plays above the rim, finishes with style. Has a high motor on both ends of the floor finishing around the basket and being a defensive presence. Great timing coming from the backside to block shots 6-0 2019 Micheal Johnson NC Flames 2019 High motor active on both ends of the floor filled up the stat...

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Player Report – Caleb Burgess

6’2 2019 Caleb Burgess Team Loaded  Caleb is a strong point guard that has the ability to get the basket at will. He has good body control when finishing at the rim. He is a willing passer, who often attacks the paint looking for the open man. He rebounds well against taller players. A gritty guard that’s doesn’t back down from any competition.

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Queen City Showcase – Player Reports

Queen City Showcase York HS 1,2,3 6’0 2019 Shakeel Moore Team United Shakeel is as strong and athletic of a point guard as you’ll find. He came down the middle of the lane numerous times for thunderous dunks. Shakeel also showcased the ability to shoot the ball coming off the ball screen several times. He was impossible to guard in the ball screen, if the defender went under he shot it and if...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase York HS 1 & 2 6’7 2021 Deante Green PSB Deante has unlimited potential, and will no doubt end up being a very special player in the 2021 class. He already has great size for his age and that is accompanied by a great skill set. He did a great job of sitting down and posting up smaller guys, showed the ability to finish with either hand, block shots, and put the ball on...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase  Fort Mill Court 1 6-5 2019 Omar Croskey Upward Stars Columbia Omar Croskey is a very versatile, left handed wing with a quick release and although he has a thin frame he carries himself with a level of toughness. He has a very quick release on his jumpshot. Plays a lot on the interior now, but definitely has the skill to transition to the 3 at the next level. 6-6 2019 Paul...

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase  Nation Ford High School  Gym 4 6-5  2019  AJ Morris  PSB Elite McDonald 17U Defensively blocking shots and grabbing multiple rebounds Finished with 13 points but impacted the game on the defense side of the ball. 6-0 2018 Justus Baldwin  NC Cavs 17U Hit multiple threes throughout the course of the game. Has NBA range. And was a tight defender 5-9 2023 #5 no name on roster...

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Clover HS Morning Session Recap

PSB Elite 16U McCathy: Randy Johnson (5’10 PG)- lead the team in assist and rebounds, heady point guard that plays under control and does a great job setting up teammates. Drew Patterson (6’0 CG)- although he started slow, he was able to find his rhythm and lead the team in scoring. Drew has a nice handle and can create his own shot, to take his game to the level he will need to create for his...

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Player Report – Gavin Raines

6’7 2019 Forward Gavin Raines PSB FRAZIER Gavin is a competitor that competes on both ends of the floor. He not afraid of physical play and battles for rebounds on both ends. He is capable of pushing the ball in transition off his defensive rebounds. He scored 16 points in the win over the Carolina Raptors.

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Queen City Showcase – Player Standouts

Queen City Showcase – Nation Ford High School  – Gym 4 6-2 2022 Jalen Booker  Team Loaded NC Red 14U Nice touch around the basket with crafty finishes. 6-0 2018  JAMAL Williams  SC-Ballers Elite (unsigned seniors) Jamal plays hard on both ends of the floor a defensive specialist, gets steals and rebounds. Finished around the basket very well in transition and in the half court 6-0...

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Elite, Top 100 Prospects, Line the Field at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase (April 14-15)

Phenom’s Queen City Showcase will be held THIS weekend (April 14-15) in York County, SC… Click Here to see the Schedule Click Here to see the Event Page **REMINDER – Towne Tavern (Click Here for Menu) is running a deal for all teams participating in the #PhenomQueenCity … For every 8 players eating, the coach will eat for free … 3 locations to choose from including...

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Sleepers to Watch For at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase (April 14-15)

Phenom’s Queen City Showcase will be held THIS weekend (April 14-15) in York County, SC… Click Here to see the Schedule Click Here to see the Event Page **REMINDER – Towne Tavern (Click Here for Menu) is running a deal for all teams participating in the #PhenomQueenCity … For every 8 players eating, the coach will eat for free … 3 locations to choose from including...

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Phenom’s Queen City Showcase will Offer “Can’t Miss” Individual Player Matchups

When you bring in the region’s best teams, the players quickly follow suit. When you have elite level players on the floor the individual matchups will be crazy. Again, some of the top prospects and programs across the region will be gathering at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase. Make sure you do not miss this action! Here are some of Saturday’s top matchups.. Joey Baker Vs. Wendell Moore || 740PM...

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Phenom’s Queen City Showcase Will Have Some of the Region’s Elite Programs Matched Up

The matchups are set and this event is going to be lit. The programs, the matchups, the atmosphere it is all adds to the live up to the billing as the Region’s Top April Live Period Tune Up Event. Nationally viewed Baller TV will be along for the ride with us, blasting the live stream out to coaches across the country, as we partner to bring the most exposure possible to these programs and...

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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 victory,...

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Rick’s From the Sidelines — 6’2″ 2020 Ford Cooper (Carmel Christian)

  Ford Cooper His time has come     During the Phenom Hoop Report open gym tour, we stopped by Carmel Christian to check out the 2017-18 roster. While the likes of Donovan Gregory, Miles Pierre, Martin Maide were the more well-known names, we wrote the following about 6’3 ’20 Ford Cooper. “We have seen Ford for quite a while. He has attended our Phenom camps and his game keeps getting better and...

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Name to Know: 6’4″ 2020 Ricky Council IV of Northern Durham (NC)

Name to Know 6’4” 2020 Ricky Council IV Northern Durham HS (NC) By Jamie Shaw If you have been around North Carolina basketball for any amount of time, you know the name Ricky Council. Ricky Council II was a standout at Northern Durham, in the 2014 class, who signed to Providence out of high school. Well Ricky II has a younger brother, Ricky Council IV who college coaches need to take immediate...

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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: Gabe Bryant Commits to Gardner Webb

An Insider’s Take Gabe Bryant Commits to Gardner Webb By Jamie Shaw 6’9” 2018 Post – Ranked #10 in SCs 2018 Class (Click Here to See Entire SC 2018 Class Rankings) The things Gabe Bryant is able to do on the basketball court is borderline freakish. Standing at 6’9” and weighing in at 240 pounds, Bryant has extreme explosion and plays with a non-stop motor that is always running hot. Gabe wasn’t...

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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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6’6 2018 Jaylen Sims – Positional Versatility

6’6” 2018 Jaylen Sims – Positional Versatility United Faith Christian By Jamie Shaw Jaylen Sims does a little bit of everything on the floor, and it is easy to see why he has picked up 20 offers since April. He is the consummate team mate, easy to thrive in all sorts of situations, depending on matchups. Sims has an athletic body with a lengthy 6’10” wing span which enables him to defend...

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6’1” 2018 Malik Johnson Village Christian (NC)

Already entering his high school senior season, Malik Johnson has already had a storied high school career. He is entering his fourth year as a varsity starting point guard and he has already played in two state champions, winning one of them. Even Johnson was injured through his junior year he has proven, to this point in his high school career, that he is a winner. Well Johnson has now moved...

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