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SOUTHERN JAM FEST I + II EVENT RECAPS

Five Prospects on the Rise from Phenom Southern Jam

6’2 ’21 Kylon Lewis (Upward Stars Richmond) It was quite a week for Kylon Lewis, who was the unquestioned leader of this Upward Stars Richmond squad, and watching him perform left us with numerous takeaways. He’s a long- armed guard that scored the ball at will, each and every game, and led this team in the point totals from one day to the next. Lewis was one of the more polished scorers...

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Five Intriguing Names from Phenom Southern Jam That College Coaches Need to Look at

6’3 ’19 Jett Fortuny (WCBA) There’s not much more to say about the WCBA sharpshooter. It seems like this program adds and nurtures a new prospect every year, from guys like Connor Crabtree and Colton Reed to Patrick Dorsey and Ryan Shaffer, and now Jett Fortuny. His name falls nicely in place beside the others, who all seem to have a similar WCBA gene. Fortuny’s play-style is quite fun to watch,...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 2

The Phenom Southern Jam Showcase was a picking grounds for low major division ones to the NAIA schools in attendance. With all the big boys out of town this was a prime week for staffs to discover diamonds in the rough and get the jump on some sleepers. This time of the year coaches are always looking to add a spark to the lineup. A handful of players did their stocks serious justice so lets...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Southern Jam

The travel season ended on Sunday, allowing these players to apply some rest to their bodies and properly recover from what can be a grueling summer. There were a lot of quality prospects in the building over the week and many guys received offers from their appropriate level. That being said, we will be focusing on five specific guys who outperformed expectations and stood out amongst the...

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Sunday Afternoon Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Carolina Dream Team 6’5 ’20 Daymond Tinsley- The strong-bodied forward was among the most versatile prospects on Championship Sunday. He has nice length and frequently uses it on offense for finishes over defenders. He alters plenty of shots, but still possesses remaining upside as a rim-protector and overall defensive presence. Tinsley is a lot to handle in transition, especially when getting...

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Sunday Morning Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Palmetto City Hurricanes 5’8 ’22 Jazian Gortman- The wing prospect was the most polished player on either team during their first contest. He does a lot of things well, but his ability to generate and convert shots on a regular basis is pretty uncommon, especially for his age. Gortman has a quality IQ and feel for the game while also displaying great anticipation skills on defense. The future is...

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Southern Jam Fest 2 Player Standouts

6’6 2019 Marlowe Gilmore- A long armed player with a ton of athleticism and a decent skill set. Marlowe’s calling card is always his defense and his ability to defend 4/5 positions on the court at any point. However, it never hurts when he gets breakout steals and puts his head at the rim for dunks. His skill set is coming along I personally have only watched him for a few weeks, but he looks...

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Flomo’s Fab Five+ : #PhenomSouthernJam II Championship Sunday PT. 1

Championship Sunday is always the most exciting day for me, it’s a chance to see which players can still perform at a high level after competing in 5-6 games in a short time span. With that being said, here are the players who stepped up and stood out: 2020 6’0 Jeremy mull – Team Invasion 16U Mull is a shot creator and a shot maker, he led his team with a smooth 26 pts in their 9am...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam (Session 2) — Championship Sunday Afternoon Standouts

Afternoon Hoopers Team Wall – Marion 6’1” 2019 Sabien Nero Nero has a great frame with the ball on a string. He is aggressive in getting to the paint and he showed the ability to score the ball well in the paint. He is a strong player with the ball in his hands and he defends well. Nero had 14 points and 5 assists to go with 3 steals here. Other Standouts: 6’5” 2019 Joe’l Pettiford Carolina...

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Phenom Summer Jam (Session Two) Day 3 Early Day Standouts

5’11 2021 Khalil Marshall: WCBA 16U Marshall is a bonafide problem playing up an age group with a really talented WCBA 16U group and he can kill you from either guard spot.  he knows how to run a team as a score first player without settling for bad shots, yet still finding a way to get buckets at will, and he can play off the ball doing a great job moving without it in his hands at all times...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1

The Phenom Southern Jam Showcase was a picking grounds for low major division ones to the NAIA schools in attendance. With all the big boys out of town this was a prime week for staffs to discover diamonds in the rough and get the jump on some sleepers. This time of the year coaches are always looking to add a spark to the lineup. A handful of players did their stocks serious justice so lets...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam (Session 2) — Championship Sunday Morning Standouts

Morning Standouts Upward Stars Columbia 5’11” 2019 Isaiah Archie Archie is an all out, quick on quick lead guard. He has great length and plays at a great pace. Today he showed a great finishing package as he touched the paint often. He is good in the mid-range and very slippery at the rim, finishing at all kinds of angles. He finished this game with 25 points, he knocked down 2 threes and...

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Saturday Evening Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Upward Stars Richmond 6’2 ’21 Kylon Lewis- The guard prospect has easily been the most consistent performer for this Upward squad since their first game at our Southern Jam. He has been scoring at will since his arrival and has done so with great efficiency. Lewis has long arms and utilizes his length well, especially to disrupt action defensively. He’s unselfish and displays a pretty strong IQ...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam (Session 2) — Jamie’s 5 to Know

Today’s 5 to Know 6’5” 2019 Jayden Turner New Light Disciples (NC) 17s Turner is an explosive athlete, he can really get up and down he floor in transition, flying to the basket and finishing above the rim. Today he knocked down numerous threes and showed the ability to create in the half court. In his first game today he finished with 43 points, a tournament high. 6’1” 2019 Trent Stephney EOTO...

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Saturday Morning Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Carolina Dream Team 6’2 ’21 Travis Cooper- The athletic forward was one of the leading forces for Dream Team to open the morning. He scored pretty well and made plays in transition, but his value as a rebounder was clear. Cooper has an intriguing frame and could realistically continue growing. He shows quality feel around the basket and provides some solid ball-handling on the perimeter. RNS...

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Southern Jam Fest 2 Player Standouts

6’1 2019 Trenton Stephany EOTO- Trenton showed the ability to be deadly off the bounce in this game. He has a nice array of dribble moves that he uses to get to the basket none better than his hesitation dribble. Trenton was able to get to the paint whenever he wanted which is exactly what you want out of a lead guard. He keeps pressure on the defense constantly by pushing the ball and getting...

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Saturday Afternoon Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Team Loaded Curry 5’11 ’20 Alex Holm- The off-guard had another strong shooting day from beyond the arc, hitting a majority of his attempts while drawing a ton of attention from opposing defenses. He has solid ball-handling capabilities and displays nice vision. Holm benefits from his clearly defined role and understands how to apply non-stop pressure against opposing defenses. 6’2 ’20 Destin...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live (Session 2) — Evening Standouts

Twin County Kings (NC) 17s 6’9” 2020 Khyre Cayne Every game out Cayne gets more and more confident in himself. He has incredible length and natural touch. He is showing to be more and more of an area rebounder, keeping the ball high and strong. His biggest thing will be weight, it will be interesting to see how much he puts on. All signs are pointing to him being one worth watching closely. Team...

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Big M’s Bucket Getters: #PhenomSouthernJam Guilford College Court 3

6’2 2020 Rahkeem Sims: LBA Thunder 16U Sims is one of the best defensive rebounders at his size and his age I’ve seen all weekend and that’s largely due to the way he competes at that end of the court.  He knows his physical gifts and limitations and works within them, never trying to do something he isn’t capable of, yet continuing to produce at high level over the course of an entire game in...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live (Session 2) — Early Afternoon Standouts

WCBA Blue (NC) 17s 6’3” 2019 Jett Fortuny Fortuny just went about his business, which is going out and putting up numbers. He can flat our score the ball at a high rate. He is a dead-eye jump shooter with deep range and able to get it off quickly. What’s more, Fortuny is able to create his own offense, off the bounce. He gets to his spots and finishes with an array of finishes around the basket...

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Flomo’s Fab Five: #PhenomSouthernJam II Afternoon Standouts

Their is still plenty of opportunity for players to prove themselves today. Currently, here are the players that stood out so far: 2019 6’3 Trevon Bell – Fayetteville Spurs 17U Bell has the ability to do a variety of things on the offensive end of the floor. At 6’3 when playing the point he can see over the defense and create opportunities for others. When on the wing, he showed he can...

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Big M’s Bucket Getters: #PhenomSouthernJam, Guilford Court 3 Morning Stars

Palmetto City Hurricanes 14U 6’3 2022 Tony Lorick Lorick did a great job using his incredible frame to create space for himself to get easy lay-ins around the basket.  He also does a great job changing shots at the rim on the defensive end, really providing the ever-so valuable defensive anchor for his really talented Palmetto City Squad.  He possesses an innate ability to grab tough rebounds to...

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Friday Evening Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Garner Road 6’6 ’21 Redford Dunton- There hasn’t been a prospect more intriguing than Dunton, given his crossroads between youth and high-level polish, which is especially uncommon in 6-foot-6 prospects. He is a one-of-a-kind player with various qualities that differentiate him from similar guys, from his passing to his scoring. The unique way Dunton approaches the game is part of what makes him...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live (Session 2) — Saturday Morning Standouts

Hoop State Elite 2020 (NC) 16s 6’2” 2020 Luke Stankavage We have seen this song and dance before, Stankavage goes out and scores a boat load of points from all over the floor. He shoots the ball at an incredibly high rate, but is also able to get into his spots both off the bounce and off movement. Stankavage had 24 points on 4 made 3s in the first one today, that Western Carolina offers looks...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live (Session 2) — Day 1’s 5 to Know

6’9” 2021 Ceasare Edwards Upward Stars SE (SC) 15s We have seen Edwards a ton, and maintained the fact he is a Top 100 type of prospect. However, today, this was the best we have ever seen him. Today, Edwards looked like Top 100 may have been far too conservative. He’s always been able to shoot the ball, with effortless and deep range. Here he worked incredibly well from 15 feet and in. He was...

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Phenom’s Southern Jam Live (Session 2) — Guys the D1 Schools Need to See This Period

After three weeks of the live period, players still somehow fall under the radar. Fortunately there was a sideline filled with college coaches watching. Here is a listing of players who D1 coaches should be all over. When we say all over, we mean 5-10 D1 offers and a battle of programs with these guys as top players on boards. You win games in the MEAC, SoCon, Big South, Patriot, Ivy, SWAC and...

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Friday Afternoon Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Groundwork 6’5 ’22 Chatham Lambiotte- The big man was one of the most physically advanced players on display, especially considering they were playing a level up (in the 15U division). He is such a bully at this age, given his legitimate size and ability to finish through an abundance of contact around the basket. Lambiotte runs the floor really well and shows a strong level of comfort when...

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Big M’s Bucket Getters: #PhenomSouthernJam Guilford College Court Two

6’3 2021 Xavion Atkinson: Garner Road 15U (Whitley) Atkinson fits the 2018 mold of position-less basketball to a tee with his ability to fit in based on who is on the floor with him.  If you need him to handle the ball and initiate the offense, he does that well, if you need him to set up in the high post and run your offense through him there, it’s all good.  He’s got...

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Wednesday Day One Coach Thread “Watch Me Hoop” 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 at the rim. He displayed some nice moves and good foot work when he hit a nice turn around fade away jumper. Did a great job running the floor getting out in transition and...

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Thursday Evening Standouts at Phenom Southern Jam

Team Vision 6’0 ’19 Raishaun Brown- The quick-witted guard continues to be one of the most underrated players in terms of polish, which he seems to have in excess. He has an excellent feel for the game and frequently beats opposing guards off the dribble. Brown enters the paint with ease and actually uses his lack of size to his advantage, knifing between defenders in tight spaces and finishing...

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