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Player Standouts at Phenom May Madness (Part One)

6’0 ’26 Tyrin Graham (Mint Hill Lakers) After watching him throughout the weekend, it’s difficult to be anything other than impressed with Graham and his impressive offensive prowess. He’s a polished creator with a terrific combination of quickness, craftiness, and perimeter shooting. Graham breaks down opponents and applies downhill pressure as a penetrating threat, but is arguably at his best...

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Bringing Value to the Court: Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 1)

2024 Felipe Patino (WS Christian): Programs and coaches are always looking for shooters and Patino can provide that instantly. He continues to come off the bench for WS Christian and can be an instant offense with his ability to get to his spots and his confidence from behind the arc. Doesn’t force much and plays within the offense, but can be a difference-maker if shots are falling. 2025...

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Phenom Open Gym: Concord Academy

Veteran Guard Play 2025 6’2 Jake Benham and 2025 6’1 Gray Madeira have played well together this summer and that trend should only continue this upcoming season. Benham and Madeira both are vocal leaders and have shown that they can be threats from the perimeter but also move well without the ball and make plays off the dribble. These two will be counted on to lead the team, knock down shots,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 2)

2027 Braxten Dubose (Garner Road Gipson): Getting an early start looking at the young guys, Dubose is a familiar name that we have seen quite a few times pop over the weekend as he continues to produce on the court. The young man carves out space in the paint, is active on the boards, and continues to make his mark in the paint offensively, scoring efficiently. 2025 Hayes Oxendine (Go Hard):...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Carmel Christian

Phenom Hoops continued their travel around North Carolina for the Open Gym Tour, then making a late-night stop at Carmel Christian.  The Cougars had a special year last season but came up just short in their quest for a state championship. But Carmel is back on the court and ready for another chance to make a championship run. 2022 6’7 Cade Tyson will be looked at as one of the senior...

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Rod Howard Select Media Day (14u and 17u)

Phenom Hoops continues to cover teams around the state and ones that fans will certainly see this summer with Phenom Hoops. Monday night, we headed out to watch Rod Howard Select 14u and 17u in action, a program that has a lot of intriguing talent to watch. Let’s break down each roster.

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