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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Two)

Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Two) As stated in our previous edition of Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc, there were dozens of the most intriguing teams and prospects in the southeast on display in Spartanburg this past week. Scholarships were handed out and that is the goal, above all else. If you missed part one, click here…   6’3 ’20 Tyler McKinney (Team Vision-NC) Productivity is an...

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Flomo’s Fab Five #SummerHavocLive Day 2 Mid-Day Article

I’ve had the opportunity to cover the action at Broome High School in Spartanburg, SC for Day 2 of #SummerHavocLive. So far I’ve been impressed with several players as I watched the games played on Court 2. Here are my top performers: 2021 PG Christian Rudisell- (U15) Charlotte Royals Rudisell has a mature game, a strong frame at the point guard position. He had several hard drives...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Showcase

Hoop State Elite Rexrode U17 6’8″ Josiah Shackleford {2019} Ayden Grifton HS reminds me of his name sake Charles Shackleford {6’10” NC State – Kinston HS}. He is long, lanky and can run like a deer. Very active running paint to paint defending the rim hard and rebounding with a sense strong of urgency.  Post moves around the basket are solid with very nice footwork....

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T-Web’s “Who Got Buckets” Summer Havoc Showcase Day 2

E.A. Prep-Gold 6’7 Amiri Waddell Waddell is a player with nice size to go along with his height. Strong bodied 4 man who’s mobile and crafty enough to chase instant mismatches. Against Hoopstate elite he put on a scoring clinic scoring in a variety of ways around the basket. Florida Future 2021 6’4 David Lias When watching Lias one will first notice how involved he is on every play. He crushes...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Havoc Showcase

6’4 ’20 Austin Allison (Q6 All-Stars) The Q6 All-Stars were one of the most entertaining teams on display throughout our showcase session of Summer Havoc, and for good reason, since they have a team full of scholarship-worthy guys. Most of the attention gets directed to Jonathan Lawrence, but Austin Allison is as vital to this team as anyone on the roster. The wing prospect really knows how to...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s Summer Havoc

Atlanta Timberwolves 6’4 ’19 Jon Morgan- This squad is incredibly exciting, especially when Morgan has the ball. He’s an intriguing two-way prospect, given his athleticism and defensive versatility. Morgan hits jumpers at a solid rate, but is downright frustrating to defend inside the arc, where he seems to just levitate above opponents.   6’7 ’19 Austin Sloan- The most unique prospect on this...

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#PhenomSummerHavoc Day Two: Miles’ Top Performers

I would like to start this article out with an apology that my little peanut brain can’t figure out a good name for my article’s like “Bendel’s Best” or something cool like that.  If you have any suggestion’s hit my twitter DM’s @MasercolaMiles.  In the meantime let’s take a look at some of the best players from this afternoon. 5’10 2023 Trey...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s Summer Havoc

Upward Stars Columbia 6’5 ’19 Omar Croskey- This squad was led in their first showing of day two, scoring on all three levels whenever he pleased while utilizing his length exceptionally well around the basket. Croskey has a pretty natural feel for the game and is able to thrive with or without the ball.   6’0 ’19 Crosby James- In terms of sheer toughness, few guys were more memorable than...

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Class of 2021 Summer Havoc Showcase

Class of 2021 is well represented by some solid teams here at the Summer Havoc Showcase in Spartanburg, SC; E.g. – Florida Future team features some potential college prospects like high flying 6’4″ David Lee G/F who has good handles and slashes to the basketb aggressively and will dunk on you. 6’6″ Tre Carroll is another Florida Futre player to watch as he plays...

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#PhenomSummerHavoc Day Two: Players To Watch from the Morning Games

Let’s get right to it, here are some players to watch from this morning’s action at #PhenomSummerHavoc 6’4 2019 Quinten Thomas: Upward Stars Charlotte Thomas was sensational this morning for his squad providing tons of energy, athleticism, and leadership out there.  He’s really explosive off both one and two feet with an innate ability to make acrobatic plays at timely...

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Summer Havoc Showcase Standouts

Team standouts for game #1 for Team Denver, NC were PG Bryson Childress 5’10” super quick heady floor general and big strong #34 Jehion Johnson a 6’9″ force in the middle on both ends of the court. Mr. perimeter Bryson ran the team with great pace and knocks down the open jumper at will. The big man Jehion was the cement on the middle on post D and good footwork on O in...

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T-Web’s “Who Got Buckets”

Tonight, kicked started the first night of the July Live Period. The Phenom Summer Havoc Showcase was the place where talented young prospects had a chance to put their skills to the test. The Upward Star Center houses 6 courts, and all 6 had competitive games to start off opening night. I had the chance to catch the action that took place on courts 5 & 6. These are the players who stood out...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Day 1 Standouts (Court 5/6)

6’2″ Combo guard Grayson Honaker from {2021 Honaker HS} w/ Team Xplosion U16- Virginia had a tremendous game with 26 points 9 rebounds and 4 steals in a loss against the Charlotte Nets. Although the numbers were very sound across the board, what was most impressive was his motor during the entire game in which they trailed the Nets. Grayson and his team mates never gave up and...

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Day One Standouts at Phenom’s Summer Havoc

E.A. Prep Stars 6’0 ’18 Malcolm Wade- The lead guard was very effective throughout their showing today, generating offense for himself and others fairly often. He shredded the opposition from midrange, which is still his strongest scoring avenue, and played quality defense from start to finish. 6’8 ’18 Hunter Seymour- There were few players on display that have showcased more talent than the big...

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#PhenomSummerHavoc Night One Standout’s

It’s the live period ladies and gentlemen, offers flying in the sky like butterflies, oh my goodness we are back in business with the busiest three weeks of the year for tons and tons of people around the basketball industry and where else would I be… Spartanburg at the Upward Stars Center where all the action is this week.  Here are some of the standout’s from night one!...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc to Feature Dozens Upon Dozens of Scholarship Prospects

Every year, Phenom Hoops enters July with high expectations, and every year we get blown away with the results. Therefore, setting the bar isn’t even necessary anymore, as we expect July to be the most exciting month of the year, especially with Summer Havoc kicking things off this Wednesday. This event has served as a major platform for scholarships awarded to worthy prospects and recruitment...

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Team Most Likely to Breakout at Phenom’s Summer Havoc?

After going into extensive detail about Team Loaded’s squad of high-level recruits, it became more and more obvious that Hoop State Elite could be poised to enjoy great success in Spartanburg. Why? There is reason to believe that this team is just starting to scratch the surface of their capabilities on either side of the floor. They have a roster full of scholarship-worthy prospects and this...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Champion Showcase (Part Two)

6’3 ’20 Deangelo Patterson (SCBA) The SCBA 16U squad claimed the championship in the Silver bracket, but many spectators didn’t realize how strong this team was, especially behind the play of Deangelo Patterson. The 6- foot-3 wing is quite gifted on offense and was the unquestioned leader on the floor. Offensively, Patterson is capable of scoring from anywhere on the floor with efficiency, but...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Team Loaded – Griggs

6’0 ’21 Guard John Anthony Baker (Cox Mill)- He’s an athletic, natural floor leader that commands the offense for this team. Baker is capable of penetrating the lane, making the correct read, and assisting to the appropriate teammate. He gives maximum effort on the defensive end, with the ability to pick up the opposing point guard for 94-feet. His developing accuracy from behind the three-point...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Team Vision (KY)

6’4 ’19 SG Spencer Free (Harrison County High School) Interest: Eastern Carolina University, Citadel, and Dartmouth Free is a true knockdown shooter with great size. He rebounds well for a guard and has an incredible feel for the game, especially without the ball. Free is a high IQ shooter with DI ability. 6’0 ’19 PG Quinton Turley (Harrison County High School) Interest: Transylvania...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Denver Nuggets Elite

6’5 ‘19 SG Sidney Dollar (East Lincoln HS) Offers: Lees-McRae Interest: Lenoir-Rhyne Dollar is a freak athlete with a 7-foot-2 wingspan and 8-foot-3 reach. He’s an incredible leaper and can finish well with both hands. Dollar shoots the ball well from the perimeter and free-throw line. He’s an excellent passer with great court vision and will only get better as he matures. 2.55 GPA.   6’1 ’19 SG...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Carolina Pressure

6’3 ’19 Shaman Alston Offers: Wingate Interest: Charlotte, Presbyterian, Radford, Western Kentucky, Liberty, College of Charleston, Citadel Alston is a polished three-level scorer and versatile defender for this team. He can really fill it up in the scoring department, but also displays fairly unselfish passing ability. Alston is a high IQ player who doubles as a high character kid off the...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: CBC Clay

6’7 ’19 Josh Zawacki Zawacki is a 6-foot-7 power forward that can rebound and block shots. He has the ability to post-up on the low block or face-up from the elbows. The quality student is also a fast learner and very tough on the hardwood. Zawacki has great upside given his size and skillset. 6’9 ’19 Ryan Norman Norman is a 6-foot-9 power forward that can also play center. He has a fairly...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Carolina Conquerors 17U

5’10 ’19 CG David Mosley (Neuse Christian Academy) Interest: Catawba, Queens, Belmont Abby, Husson University Mosley provides great defense, both on and off the ball. He’s able to penetrate fairly well and get to the rim whenever he wants. Mosley has nice consistency from midrange and three-point territory. He looks to continue to run the team offense with a high motor and physical play. 6’3 ’19...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Team Loaded 704 15U

6’1 ’21 Adonis Davis Davis is an athletic combo-guard who can score on all three levels. He’s a strong defender with great versatility, which allows him to utilize his quickness against guards and strength against bigger players. Davis is also an excellent rebounder for a guard and adds a strong complementary presence to this backcourt. 6’5 ’21 Logan Higgins Higgins is an athletic wing with good...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Atlanta Lightning 17U

6’7 ’19 Kevin Powell (Woodward Academy) – Atlanta, Georgia Interest: Navy, Tennessee Tech, Radford, Lipscomb Powell’s best basketball is ahead of him. He’s an athletic forward who can score on the block using either hand and has range out to the three-point line. Defensively, he's extremely versatile, given his ability to guard multiple positions. At the next level, Powell is a...

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Player Profile — 6’7″ 2019 Marlow Gilmore (Hunter Kinard Tyler HS (SC) / Columbia Hoyas)

6’7” 2019 Marlow Gilmore is good for at least one “Oh My Gracious” moment per half. The long and incredibly bounce lefty has jaw-dropping type athleticism that has him finishing furiously above the rim or pinning a shot at the top of the square, regularly. This explosion, this incredible pop in his game is what opens eyes about Gilmore, these plays. But what gets him on the floor at the next...

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Phenom’s Summer Havoc Team Previews: Team Loaded 16U

6’10 2020 Javarzia Belton Offers: C of C, UNLV Interest: Ole Miss, Pitt, Providence, Rice, ECU Belton is a high-motor big man with incredible upside and various tools to work with. Offensively, he’s still developing his skillset, but doesn’t shy away from contact at the rim and will try to dunk on anyone. That being said, his value is massive on the defensive end, given his ability to...

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Player Profile – 6’3″ 2019 Ta’Lon Cooper (Dorman HS (SC) / Upward Stars Upstate)

Every July someone pops out and earns numerous offers. This July, that player may just be 6’3” 2019 Ta’Lon Cooper. As Cooper runs with the Upward Stars Upstate team, he is certain to show his ability to flat out score the basketball, and that shows well with lines of coaches watching. Cooper is a long-armed shooting guard who has easy, 3-level scoring ability. He has a quick release with...

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