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Unsung Heroes: Evan Ashe and Justin Monden

Throughout the last six months, Phenom Hoops was fortunate to see multiple different variations of Raleigh’s Finest and Heritage High School. While Lucas Taylor (Clemson commit) is an obvious draw in terms of recognition, this team goes far beyond just a single star prospect. They were consistently short-handed in terms of depth, usually running with only seven, six, or sometimes even five...

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Veteran Leadership: Omazeon Tinsley

It doesn’t seem like that long ago when Phenom Hoops was hosting our annual CP3 Live/JMAC Showcase and the 15U Upward Stars group shined as one of the top teams. This group consisted of various noteworthy names like Joshua Beadle, Cesare Edwards, Bryce McGowens, and others. However, while so many of them remained in the spotlight and with the organization for the foreseeable future, the path was...

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Size and Shooting: Marcus Kell

Over the last decade or so, basketball has really transitioned into a perimeter-oriented game—especially at the highest level. No other era (coaches, players, and fans alike) would be able to cope with the thought that Jahlil Okafor can barely find minutes while Davis Bertans just signed a 5-year/$80 million deal. That’s the current value of three-point shooting. Though it is the most evident in...

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Phenom Spotlight: 2021 6’1 Matthew Pennell and 2021 6’4 Josh Reimer (RNS Prep)

2021 PG/SG 6’1” Matthew Pennell Description: Matt is a crafty guard that has tremendous range on his 3-ball. He is capable of hitting gaps on the attack and finishing over length. In the open court he has a great IQ and typically makes the right decision albeit pass or take. A solid defender that knows how to maximize on his body and positioning. He was voted captain and is a gritty leader...

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Striking Gold: Lewis Duarte and Randi Ovalle

Each year, North Carolina basketball welcomes a varying amount of incoming transfers from all over the globe. Often times, these prospects are unheard of or have little to no traction behind their names. However, guys like Lewis Duarte and Randi Ovalle have been established within the states for quite a while, and are arguably as enticing as ever before. Both guys represent the Dominican...

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A True Point Guard: Hamilton Campbell

With the direction basketball has shifted over the last decade, traditional point guards are becoming something of a dying breed. Someone like Rajon Rondo, for example, came through at the perfect time to maximize his NBA production. Had he gone through high school in 2020 rather than 2004, things would’ve likely been drastically different for the multi-time All-Star. Is Hamilton Campbell...

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She is dominating… Lauren Galvani leads North Meck boys to TOP of Hoop State League [week 3]

This video feature is centered around Independence High School varsity girls basketball coach, Lauren Lewis Galvani. Coach Galvani is also the coach of the Galvani Gunners, one of the premiere teams in the inaugural Hoop State League. Her team is made up of the seniors and freshman players from North Meck High School, where her dad - Duane Lewis - is the head coach. North Meck's juniors and sophomores are also in the league, being coached by Vernon Maxwell and under the name, Mad Maxin'.

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Wired to Score: UVa-Wise’s junior Cameron Whiteside

One player of interest that should be fun to watch and one to really keep an eye on is UVA-Wise 6’5 junior Cameron Whiteside, who came from Thomasville, North Carolina. Whiteside attended Thomasville high school and he showed that he could be a flat-out scorer on the floor and he has only continued that into his college years.

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Prospects Worth Noting in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

North Carolina’s Class of 2023 has arguably generated as much buzz as any class in recent memory, especially this early within the process. While most of the attention has been directed to guys like Robert Dillingham, Mikey Williams, Aden Holloway, and Trey Green, there are plenty of names worth being mentioned amongst those in the spotlight. While others like Treymane Parker, Mekhi Grant, and...

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Phenom Hoops 2021 Calendar Schedule

MonthDateDayTournament NameAge LevelLocationCityStateMarch12FridayHoop State ChampionshipHSRock Hill Sports & Event CenterRock Hill SCMarch13SaturdayHoop State ChampionshipHSRock Hill Sports & Event CenterRock HillSCMarch 14SundayHoop State ChampionshipHSRock Hill Sports & Event CenterRock HillSCMarch12FridayPhenom Spring Tip Off ClassicMS/HSRock Hill Sports & Event...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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Phenom Game Report – Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy

Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy  Phenom Hoops travelled down to Matthews, North Carolina to cover a marquee matchup between two of the better private school teams in the state. Both teams have an abundant of talent and are extremely well coached and have won their fair share of NCISAA state championships. Coach Badgett does an extremely good job with his team. Yes, his team is filled...

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Dorman’s strong second half propels them to win vs. Northwestern

Final:Dorman 82 – Northwestern 63 Both teams were going back and forth in the first quarter, as Jalen Burnett was able to be aggressive and get to the free throw line to help Northwestern secure an early 2-point lead after one quarter. Dorman was able to create a small lead in the second half behind the play of Jalen Breazeale and company, eventually taking a 6-point lead with 2:30 to go...

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Phenom Game Report: Covenant Day at Calvary Day

Final:Covenant Day 90 – Calvary Day 63 Phenom Hoops traveled to Winston-Salem to check in at Calvary Day, as they welcomed in Covenant Day on Tuesday night. As the ball tipped off, it was Covenant Day that came out strong and built an early 12-0 lead behind the play of Aden Holloway. Calvary Day was able to get on the board eventually and get it down to single didigts for a little bit of...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham & Jaylen Curry COMBINE For 40 as the Goats Defeat W-S Christian!

Combine Academy vs. WS-Christian. Jeff McInnis vs. Antonio Lowe. This was a matchup many wanted and it didn't disappoint as they battled it out at the November Classic, presented by Phenom Hoops. Check out all the highlights and make sure to subscribe for more videos/

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United Faith Christian Academy: Loaded with Talent

While everyone is talking about high-profile teams like Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, Lake Norman Christian, Moravian Prep, Bull City Prep, Word of God, The Burlington School, and others, folks should be reminded about the surplus of talent at United Faith Christian Academy. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as this program has seen dozens of noteworthy players come through their...

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