Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Phenom Reports

Phenom Open Gym Tour: Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC)

Ravenscroft Court

By Jamie Shaw Tradition runs deep at Ravenscroft. So naturally they are a must stop along the Open Gym Tour. Recently, Ravenscroft players have gone on to play at Duke, Wake Forest, Charlotte, Louisville, Georgetown, Wilmington, and others. This year’s crop is certainly not short on talent. That talent however, is very young. NC Top 80 alum David Reynolds will be the ... Read More »

Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour: Word of God (Raleigh, NC)

word of god court

By Jamie Shaw Few schools throughout our region can tout the amount of success that Raleigh’s Word of God has experienced over the last 10 years. To their credit they have produced two lottery picks, eight high major players, and 20+ players playing collegiate basketball. Despite their recent misfortunes, their tradition continues, as the cupboard is full with college talent. This team has been ... Read More »

Scouts Take: Caleb Homesley to Liberty

caleb homesley Phenom Alum

By Jamie Shaw Caleb Homesley 6’5/175/Wing Porter Ridge HS (Indian Trail, NC) Carolina Hawks On the heels of a four man 2014 class, Homesley is the first commitment for Liberty in 2015. Homesley is rated number 15 in North Carolina’s 2015 Phenom 75 Caleb Homesley participated in the Havoc on the Hardwood. He is also a long time NC ... Read More »

Scouts Take: Trey Phills to Yale

NC Top 80 Trey Phills Charlotte Christian

By Jamie Shaw Trey Phills 6’2/175/Point Guard Charlotte Christian (Charlotte, NC) Pro Skill Basketball Coming off a class that saw Yale take four players in 2014, Trey Phills is the fourth player committed in this 2015 class. Phills checks in at 18 overall and the number three point guard in North Carolina’s 2015 Phenom 75. Due to a meniscus injury ... Read More »

Phenom Open Gym Tour: Mt Zion Academy (Durham, NC)

mt zion gym

By Jamie Shaw Throughout its basketball history, Mt Zion has produced its share of players. With notable alumni such as Tracy McGrady, Amare Staudamire, Cleanthony Early, and Jarrett Jack Mt Zion’s alumni have played storied careers. In all Mt Zion has had 10+ players to play in the NBA. In recent years the story of Mt Zion has slowed a bit, but with some ... Read More »

Video Recap: Phenom Hoops Skills Camp

KJ Henry FCD Phenom Skills

Brian Carthens, of The Hoops Column, was on hand for the Phenom Hoops Skills Camp. On the day we had about 60 kids show up at Proehlific Park and each kid came with the mind set of getting better. The focus of the event was not to showcase talent, but to work hard and teach concepts and fundamentals. Naturally, by ... Read More »

Name to Know: 6’7 2016 James Lewis Jr

james lewis gaston day 1

By Rick Lewis James Lewis Jr, More than Basketball Player: 6’7 James Lewis Jr. Class: 2016 Twitter: @j_lewis_jr High School:  Gaston Day GPA:  3.85 AAU: Upward Stars 16U Highlight Video: Statistics: PPG: 14   RPG: 11   Blocks per game: 3  17 Double Doubles In our recent Phenom Hoops high school preseason tour, we visited Gaston Day school and had the pleasure of getting ... Read More »

Phenom Open Gym Tour: Blue Ridge School (St George, Va)

blue ridge school

By Jamie Shaw New Players, New Lease Wrapping up Phenom Hoops two day tour across Western Virginia took us to St George, Virginia. About 30 miles outside of Charlottesville, on the beautiful campus of Blue Ridge School. It’s a peaceful area, but one thing is for sure they take basketball seriously. While the school has been down for the previous ... Read More »

Phenom Open Gym Tour: Gaston Day (Gastonia, NC)

gaston day school

By Rick Lewis Preseason High School Tour at Gaston Day  Phenom Hoop Report ventured over to Gaston Day for the final leg of day two. To say the future looks bright for Head Coach Kenny Burr would be a gross understatement. Gaston Day has a nice blend of youth and seasoned veterans. Senior 1-2 Punch 6’0 senior guards Trevor Anderson ... Read More »

Phenom Open Gym Tour: Greensboro Day (Greensboro, NC)

Freddy Johnson Greensboro Day

By Rick Lewis Greensboro Day   The third day of the Phenom Hoops High School preseason tour landed us at Greensboro Day School. In our inaugural NC Top 80 camp, the first coach that we entertained for coaching in our event was the legendary Freddy Johnson of Greensboro Day School. Coach Johnson is the winningest coach in North Carolina history. ... Read More »