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Phenom’s Stay Positive Classic — 2021 Standouts (Scouting Reports)

5’9” Clay Hodges Carolina Riptide 15s Hodges is pretty much the straw that stirs the drink for this very good Carolina Riptide program. This team, who won the 15u championship, is the epitome of “team” with their ball movement, team defense and ability to not care who gets the stats. All of that starts with Hodges, who has the unique ability to effect the entire outcome of a game without even...

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Stay Positive Game Recap- NC Empire 77, Ground Work 74

Stay Positive Game Recap Court:     1                                             Time: 4 pm Game Final Score:  NC Empire 77, Ground Work 74 Leading Scorers: NC Empire: Leo Antrane 20, Julius Peacock 22 Ground Work: Brady Rankin 34, Jack McErlean 11, CJ Johnson 17 Player/Game Notes: Final game of the day. Both teams came in on tired legs yet came alive when the ball went up. Neither team really...

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Big Time Stock Risers: Stay Positive Day II

2018 6’4 Corey Rutherford (HP Havoc) In my highly respected opinion you would be hard pressed to find an unsigned senior in attendance this weekend that helped their stock more than Rutherford. After averaging over thirty points through four contests and it was in impressive fashion, in one contest Rutherford hit nine threes to lead his side. There is a lot to like; for starters Rutherford has...

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Stay Positive Game Recap – CP3 82, High Point Havoc 77

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 1                                              Time: 1:40 pm Game Final Score:  CP3 82, High Point Havoc 77 Leading Scorers: CP3: Tristan Maxwell 18, Christian Hampton 15 HP Havoc: Khyrie Thompson 15, Matthew Radford 12, Jeremy Butler 16, Jake Ledbetter 16 Player/Game Notes: CP3 comes in as a national team with high major talent all over the roster. No one told...

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Stay Positive Game Recap – NC Empire 62, PSB 15U 28

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 1                                              Time: 9 am Game Final Score:  NC Empire 62, PSB 15U 28 Leading Scorers: NC Empire: Julias Peacock 11, Leo Antrane 12, Khristian Jackson 13 PSB: Camerson Johnson 12, Jackson Giff 6 Player/Game Notes: NC Empire had this one in hand from the start using an active D to create turnovers which lead to easy offense. A 15-2...

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Stay Positive Game Recap – Carolina Riptide 74, Ground Work 72

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 1                                              Time: 1:40 pm Game Final Score:  Carolina Riptide 74, Ground Work 72 Leading Scorers: Riptide: Jonah Courtney 23, Callahan Reed 10 Ground Work: Brady Rankin 26, KJ Kernan 11, KJ Jones 17, Hoko Fisher 12 Player/Game Notes: Great 15U match-up as both teams came to play from the start. Each team would take turns making...

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Stay Positive Game Recap – NC Heat 68, PSB 16U 56

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 1                                              Time: 12:30 am Game Final Score:  NC Heat 68, PSB 16U 56 Leading Scorers: NC Heat: Gavin Hughes 13, Alec Brown 11 PSB: Jack Hooten 10, Owen Gulledge 20, Bryson Burton 10 Player/Game Notes: PSB opened up the game on a nice run to open up an 8 point lead in the first 8 minutes of play. PSB would extend this to a 10...

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Stay Positive Game Recap – Upward Stars 72, PSB 28

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 1                                              Time: 11:20 am Game Final Score:  Upward Stars 72, PSB 28 Leading Scorers: Upward Stars: Jarvis Moss 18, Daniel Lubamba 15, Tucker Johnson 11 PSB: Cole Johnson 8 Player/Game Notes: After 3 straight blowout losses PSB showed some life early as Upward would struggle on the offensive end. Eventually Upward would find...

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Stay Positive Game Recap – Carolina Wolves 54, NC Empire 16U 52

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 1                                              Time: 10:10 am Game Final Score:  Carolina Wolves 54, NC Empire 16U 52 Leading Scorers: Carolina Wolves: AJ Rossi 15, Josiah Shackleford 11 NC Empire: MJ Wilkerson 24 Player/Game Notes: Both teams brought size, speed and skill to the gym this weekend making for a good match-up in this one. The Empire started out hot...

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High Point Havoc take game one of championship Sunday 89-38 over NC Heat

Top Performers No.4. 6’4 2018 Corey Rutherford Rutherford has been one of the top performers of the weekend, currently he’s averaging 32. Ppg through tournament play. The unsigned senior is coming off an impressive state title run and hasn’t cooled down one bit. Rutherford was a point shy of a 40 piece and simply put the defense absolutely no one to check this man. The matchups wished but the...

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Phenom Stay Positive: NC Empire 16U Vs PSB Select Winston-Salem 16U

6’4 2020 Jack Hooten: PSB Select Winston Salem 16U Having a versatile post player helps create a well-rounded team and Hooten is just that.  He is comfortable facing up or with his back to the basket offensively.  Hooten’s a strong athlete, he had a poster dunk that had the gym buzzing yesterday during the Loaded, CP3 game which had the whole gym’s attention at the time.  He...

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Two Unsigned Seniors that D1 Coaches Need to Know, Yes D1

High Point Havoc Came to the Phenom Stay Positive event on a mission: Get unsigned seniors some extra exposure before the live period.  Corey Rutherford and Khyrie Thompson are both incredibly talented Unsigned Seniors that put on a SHOW Sunday Morning.  In a dominating win Rutherford had 40 points on 9 made 3s and Thompson had a 30 piece on the side.  Rutherford is a 6’5 wing guard kind...

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Phenom Stay Positive: Players to Watch (Team Loaded Curry Vs NC Heat 16U)

6’4 2020 Jai Michael: Team Loaded Curry   Michael is the kind of dude to spray you and then tell you that you just got sprayed, he’s got the Shane Battier corner trait, he’s always looking to get the ball spotting up there.  He’s always looking to put 3 big ones on the board on offense, but he’s also an excellent defender, while communicating with his guys to do his...

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Phenom Stay Positive: Players to Watch (Carolina Riptide 15U Vs Upward Stars Charlotte 15U)

6’0 2021 Callahan Reed: Carolina Riptide 15U   Reed is the kind of guy you want on your team in the sense that he does all of the little things necessary to get a tough win.  Chasing down loose balls, fighting for offensive rebounds, and just being a general pest really helped the Riptide get a hard nosed win.  Reed spent the majority of the game on the perimeter guarding Upward’s...

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Stay Positive ENC 17U Vs Carolina Raptors 17U: Players to Watch

5’10 2019 Jahmois Barnhill: ENC 17U Barnhill is the consummate Point Guard, especially defensively.  He’s a flat out pest that hustles his tail off going for every opportunity to make a play on the end where it really counts.  He found a way to attack in transition, kicking it to shooters and finding big men running on the break with him.  This kid is tough as nails and is extremely...

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Stay Positive CP3 16U Vs Team ENC Players to know

6’3 2019 Cam Hayes: CP3 16U Hayes has an UNREAL feel for the game with the way he attacks the defense with purpose.  Hayes understands exactly what his coach wants him to do and executes at a high level.  He’s a knockdown shooter, always has his head on a swivel on both ends, and creates for himself and teammates at a high level.  He’s simply the kind of guard you want running...

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Team Loaded dominates PSB- Winston Salem 91-41

Top Performers Team Loaded 6’8 2020 #9 Omari Jay (Loaded) Is a physical specimen on the inside for Loaded at his size Jay is agile and athletic in the open floor. Jay is also one of the strongest players in his class over the last year he’s improved establishing position on the low block and converting around the rim. Since arriving at West Ridge a few months ago he looks to have shed off some...

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Stay Positive Game Recap – Raptors , Team Loaded

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 2 Time: 2:20 pm Game Leading Scorers: Raptors: Tye Giger 28, Skyler Mckinney 12, Brion McLauren 10 Loaded: Omarion Jay 8,  Josh Hall 13, Jefferson Boaz 11, Myles Tate 13 Player/Game Notes: Team Loaded opened up hot and would stay in control for most of the first half. When teams came out to start the 2nd though it was clear that the Raptors had got a wake up call....

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Stay Positive High Point Havoc (Unsigned) Vs Team ENC 17U: Players to watch

6’5 2018 Corey Rutherford: High Point Havoc (Unsigned) Rutherford is a do it all kind of guy, at 6’5 he can defend all the 1-4 with his incredible mobility.  He can create his own jumper off the dribble, knock it down off the catch, and isn’t afraid to get guys involved, but don’t fool yourself Rutherford is out there to get buckets and win.  He has IT, he’s one of...

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Team ENC takes game one of SPC 82-46 over NC Heat

Top Performers 6’4 2019 #15 DyQuans Wilkins (20 pts) (ENC) Wilkins had a game high 20 in an impressive win to kick off the travel ball season in style, Wilkins set the tone on both ends for his side from jump ball. Wilkins is long and athletic at 6’4 he attacked a small front line that lacked a true shot blocker. Wilkins can finish with either hand and he absorbs contact at the cup, the jumpshot...

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Stay Positive Game Recap Carolina Wolves 63, Team Loaded Curry 58

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 2                                              Time: 1pm Final Score: Carolina Wolves 63, Team Loaded Curry 58 Leading Scorers: Wolves: Josiah Shackleford 12 (MVP), Kaleb Brooks 12, Landon Sutton 11 Loaded: CJ Plantin 19 (MVP), David Amos 14 Player/Game Notes: After a blowout in game 1, we were treated to a better match-up in game 2. Both teams featured next level...

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Stay Positive Standouts

When you get names like Team CP3, Team Loaded, Upward Stars, PSB around in a gym, you know there will be talent on every court. We are very excited to start our grassroots season off with Phenom’s Stay Positive. Teams from around the region are competing in this weekend long event at Proehlific Park in Greensboro. Here are some of the standouts from the day 6’4” 2021 Tucker Johnson of Upward...

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Stay Positive Team ENC 16U Vs SCBA 16U Players of the Game

5’9 2020 Connor Meeham: SCBA 16U Meeham is a relentless competitor, he’s always pushing the ball up the court and if he’s not hitting deep 3s he’s finding his guys.  His team was a bit overmatched in this one, but Meeham held his own with his shooting ability and decisiveness as a lead guard.  Despite being small, Meehan is strong and embraces physical play.  He’s...

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Stay Positive Game Recap Carolina Riptide 63, PSB 15

Stay Positive Game Recap Court: 2 Time: Noon Game Final Score: Carolina Riptide 63, PSB 15 Leading Scorers: Riptide: Micah Williams 15 (Game MVP) PSB: Travon Jennings 5 Player/Game Notes: Riptide was just too much for PSB to handle. Riptide owned this game start to finish as we were in a running clock situation by halftime. The Riptide played unselfish start to finish, always looking to make the...

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Stay Positive Groundwork vs. Upward Stars Charlotte Players of the Game

6’2 2021 Jarvis Moss, Upward Stars Charlotte Moss is an intriguing young prospect with the combination of shooting ability and solid size for a freshman.  He displays a high IQ rarely making mistakes while passing up good shots for great ones, something that not every high level shooter is willing to do.  Keep your eye out for this young buck to start making some noise real soon. 6’2 2021 JJ...

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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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An Insider’s Take: Nate Springs Commits to Ohio

An Insider’s Take Nate Springs Commits to Ohio  By Jamie Shaw Springs has only been playing basketball for 3 years, and once you let that sink in you begin to see the future is very bright for Springs. Springs has great length and natural athleticism that pops out at you the second he walks into the building. Even still in the infancy of his playing days, Springs has taken leaps and bounds each...

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An Insider’s Take: Hunter Tyson Commits to Clemson

An Insider’s Take Hunter Tyson Commits to Clemson By Jamie Shaw Clemson first saw Tyson at the 2016 Summer Havoc Live in Spartanburg, SC. Head Coach Brad Brownell followed him around to multiple games, playing with PSB Elite, and offered Tyson soon thereafter loving what he saw. From that point, Tyson claimed offers from the likes of Michigan, Butler, Tennessee, DePaul, Wake Forest, Providence...

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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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An Insider’s Take: Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State

An Insider’s Take Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State By Jamie Shaw 6’3” 2018 SG – Adrian Delph came out of no where last season and really took off this summer. Last year at Kings Mountain High School, his first season at the school, Delph filled up the stat sheets averaged 20 points (50% field goals), 7.7 boards and 5.3 assists per game. He is a tough player who provides defensive...

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