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Dylan Twitty Rapidly Becoming a Name to Know

Development in basketball is an interesting thing. On one hand, it takes a lot of work for the vast majority of players to understand the game and how to produce within a team structure. However, there are some rare cases of a player simply possessing natural instincts and ability. After watching him for multiple viewings, it’s clear that Dylan Twitty is one of those uncommon prospects. Although...

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Doing Your Homework: Youth Basketball Challenges Beyond the Classroom

Times are changing. Sports at all levels have evolved and adapted, leaving parents, players, and coaches left to learn on the fly. Transferring or changing teams is the kneejerk reaction to any tinge of adversity. Loyalty is becoming a rarity. These observations wouldn’t be a big deal if they were paying dividends for the players, but that simply isn’t the case. Folks are being sold a dream by a...

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Phenom Player Profile: 2025 6’3 KJ Neville

Player: KJ NevilleClass: 2025Height: 6’3AAU: Arkansas Hawks 3SSBHigh School: Barlett HS For our next player profile piece, we head out to Tennessee to check out 2025 6’3 KJ Neville from Bartlett High School. This is a team that is coming off a 33-5 overall record this past year, and coming up just short in the playoffs against Cookeville. When you watch his game, you can immediately see the...

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Players Walking Away on Radars: Phenom G3 Live (Class of 2025)

2025 MJ Williams (Team Trezz): Williams had big showing after big showing coming into the event, and he only backed it up down in South Carolina. Williams is a guard who simply understands how to be an effective offensive weapon, being a tremendous creator with the ball in his hands. Quick, shifty guard who attacks downhill, scores over defenders well, and picks his spots from a variety of...

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Don’t Overthink It: Mid-State Magic should be a target for College Coaches

We are here to say it again, and it was evident when watching this group at the Phenom G3 Showcase LIVE this past weekend in South Carolina. Mid-State Magic is a program that college coaches should be all over, and it was easy to see. Whether you are looking for unsigned seniors or prospects in the class of 2025, this is a team that offers next-level talent, which is why we are diving into...

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Phenom Four Corners: ’25 Isaiah Denis, ’26 Markus Kerr, ’25 Jamias Ferere, and ’25 Chadlyn Traylor

2025 Isaiah Denis Trending to Top-100/150 Status? One of the hottest targets here in North Carolina the last month or so has been 2025 6’5 Isaiah Denis from Davidson Day / Team CP3. Denis has seen his stock rise with his play this past high school season in leading his high school to a state title, where he was able to flourish and showcase not only his athleticism but his overall development as...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’6 Brayden Venable 

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Young Prospects Worth Noting from Phenom G3

5’10 ’28 Christian Hargett (FBP Elite) There were a lot of impressive young guards on display, and Hargett was quietly as notable as any of them. He’s a smart, smooth, dynamic floor general with an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Hargett consistently generated clean looks for himself and others and made smart decisions with the ball in his hands. He scored the ball from all...

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Three More Unsigned Seniors from Phenom G3 Live

6’7 Dylan Mann (Strong Center) Given his impressive growth over the last few months, Mann has clearly vaulted himself into being a next-level prospect. He doesn’t do anything flashy, simply provides a steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor. Mann displays nice touch and an understanding of how to score with his back to the basket. He moves well for his size and runs the floor...

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NLPB 2025 Senyo Makes Strong Statement at Phenom G3 Showcase

The LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to cover as we recap a ton of topics to talk about along with teams. Diving into some of the action we saw this weekend, we wanted to touch more on the strong play of NLPB 2025 Senyo, a team that went undefeated, going 5-0 at the event and is a team that should have garnered more attention. This is a...

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Putting On Notice: Phenom G3 Showcase (Class of 2025)

What an event it was and the talent was out on display for college coaches down in South Carolina. There were plenty of prospects that made a name for themselves at the event, which we will be diving more into throughout the week. To start the day though, the Class of 2025 was well represented at the event for college programs, and here are several names that grabbed the attention of our scouts...

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Phenom G3 Live Player Superlatives

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill for our annual G3 Live Showcase. The event featured a ton of teams and countless prospects for college coaches to pursue. Now, we can take a closer look at superlatives and start doling out recognition to some of the notable players in attendance. It should go without saying, but it’s impossible to see every game or performance, so these...

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D1 Pedigree: 2025 6’6 Malachi Martis

Player: Malachi MartisClass: 2025Height: 6’6AAU: TNT HoopsquadSchool: Windermere Prep We wrapped up a tremendous weekend of basketball down in South Carolina, as college coaches were on the baselines, players and teams competed at the highest level, and talent was found of all levels on the court. Some players left their mark on our scouts this weekend, and one player that garnered our attention...

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Phenom Commitment Alert: 2025 Tre McKinnon commits to Appalachian State

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Tre McKinnonClass: 2025Committed to: Appalachian State What Has Been Said: “At...

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Phenom G3 Showcase: Late Targets of Unsigned Seniors

The Phenom G3 Showcase has plenty of talent and college coaches watching and though it is May, there are still programs looking for late steals in the Class of 2024. Well, here are a few names that impressed me throughout the event down in South Carolina and should be options for college coaches. 2024 Patrick Penosky (ACE SD Elite): Penosky came out looking to make a statement and believe he...

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Ben Betts Named Head Coach of Combine Academy

On Friday, Combine Academy announced the hiring of their newest head coach–Ben Betts. The former Roanoke guard has become a staple in college coaching over the last three-plus decades, accumulating 34 years of experience in the collegiate ranks. After beginning his coaching career at South Carolina State, Betts has been an assistant at College of Charleston, VCU, Oklahoma, Tennessee State,...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: DB Elite 2025

It is that time of the year, as the Phenom G3 Showcase is our first LIVE Period Event bringing an array of talent to the courts. This is why we are looking to preview several teams that college coaches will want to look at in the Rock Hill area. Check out some of the players you will want to view over the weekend. This is a team that has found success at our events, going 5-0 on the season so...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: Mint Hill Lakers Gold

After months of travel ball building up to the first Live period of the season, we have finally reached our G3 Showcase. The event is set to have a ton of next-level prospects in addition to new faces worthy of attention from onlooking college coaches. The event will take place at Rock Hill, Indian Land, and Rock Hill Sports and Events Center from Friday through Sunday. We will take a quick look...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: Strong Center Jones

After months of travel ball building up to the first Live period of the season, we have finally reached our G3 Showcase. The event is set to have a ton of next-level prospects in addition to new faces worthy of attention from onlooking college coaches. The event will take place at Rock Hill, Indian Land, and Rock Hill Sports and Events Center from Friday through Sunday. We will take a quick look...

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Players to Watch: Phenom G3 Showcase (Part 4)

2025 Rilpuou Makoi (Team Loaded 17u): “The younger brother of Gabriel Mabor, Rilpuou is another big who shows good glimpses of his ability to post up and operate down in the paint, while also bringing a true rim protector on the court. Mabor gives you those flashes of his improvement, being able to show touch at times but also moving well all around the floor.  And again, he can make an...

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Players to Watch: Phenom G3 Showcase (Part 3)

2024 Owen Stewart (Next Level Elite Poole): “Stewart is a 6’5 guard who really shined in his ability to play on and off the ball. He understands how to find the open spots on the floor, can knock down shots comfortably from behind the arc or with his mid-range game, but can also use his frame to create off the bounce and get to the rim. He was an effective scoring presence all throughout and...

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Players to Watch: Phenom G3 Showcase (Part 2)

2025 Wesley White (Anthony Morrow Elite):“He’s a steady, high-motor big man with solid touch, defensive prowess, and rebounding instincts. White does a nice job of battling for extra opportunities and putting himself in scoring positions around the basket. He doesn’t force the action or try to do too much. White runs the floor hard in transition and isn’t afraid of physical play on either side...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: CC Elite 2025

After months of travel ball building up to the first Live period of the season, we have finally reached our G3 Showcase. The event is set to have a ton of next-level prospects in addition to new faces worthy of attention from onlooking college coaches. The event will take place at Rock Hill, Indian Land, and Rock Hill Sports and Events Center from Friday through Sunday. We will take a quick look...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: Cap City Charlotte

After months of travel ball building up to the first Live period of the season, we have finally reached our G3 Showcase. The event is set to have a ton of next-level prospects in addition to new faces worthy of attention from onlooking college coaches. The event will take place at Rock Hill, Indian Land, and Rock Hill Sports and Events Center from Friday through Sunday. We will take a quick look...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: NC Spartans Graves

After months of travel ball building up to the first Live period of the season, we have finally reached our G3 Showcase. The event is set to have a ton of next-level prospects in addition to new faces worthy of attention from onlooking college coaches. The event will take place at Rock Hill, Indian Land, and Rock Hill Sports and Events Center from Friday through Sunday. We will take a quick look...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: NC Spartans Henderson

After months of travel ball building up to the first Live period of the season, we have finally reached our G3 Showcase. The event is set to have a ton of next-level prospects in addition to new faces worthy of attention from onlooking college coaches. The event will take place at Rock Hill, Indian Land, and Rock Hill Sports and Events Center from Friday through Sunday. We will take a quick look...

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Electric guard with Energy: 2025 Amare Anderson

Player: Amare AndersonClass: 2025Height: 6’2AAU: Team CharlotteSchool: Greer HS (SC) The Class of 2025 will be having all eyes their way this summer, and we are here to say that there is a guard down in South Carolina that should be garnering more attention his way.  2025 6’2 Amare Anderson is a player that may go a bit under the radar, but is coming off an incredible high school season and...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: Carolina Riptide

It is that time of the year, as the Phenom G3 Showcase is our first LIVE Period Event bringing an array of talent to the courts. This is why we are looking to preview several teams that college coaches will want to look at in the Rock Hill area. Check out some of the players you will want to view over the weekend. Carolina Riptide 2025 2025 Ethan Morgan2025 Jack Sullivan2025 Jacob Morgan2025...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Preview: NLPB 2025 Senyo

It is that time of the year, as the Phenom G3 Showcase is our first LIVE Period Event bringing an array of talent to the courts. This is why we are looking to preview several teams that college coaches will want to look at in the Rock Hill area. Check out some of the players you will want to view over the weekend. 2025 6’2 Ian Howard2025 6’4 Dacen Petty2025 6’1 Christian Petty2025 6’4 Jaiden...

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Players to Watch: Phenom G3 Showcase (Part 1)

It is that time of the year, as the Phenom G3 Showcase is our first LIVE Period Event bringing an array of talent to the courts. This is why we are looking to preview several players that college coaches will want to look at in the Rock Hill area. Check out some of the players you will want to view over the weekend. 2025 Brady Dunn (ACE SD 17u): What Was Said: “Dunn continues to lead the way...

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