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North Carolina 2020 Unsigned Seniors

PlayerHeightCitySchoolQuincy Ballard7’0Winston-SalemQuality EducationJustin Thomas6’6FayettevilleVillage ChristianSilas Mason6’6GreensboroBen L. SmithJonas Aidoo7’0DurhamVoyagerChristian Hampton6’2GreensboroNorthwest GuilfordJamahri Harvey6’5FayettevilleMoravian PrepTaj Anderson6’4Winston-SalemQuality EducationAymeric...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Jordan Lynch

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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2023 Layden Blocker (Little Rock Christian Academy) embracing the challenge, gathering impressive offers early on

2023 6’0 Layden Blocker is a name that has quickly risen up the rankings in the state of Arkansas and now becoming more of a national name. As a freshman, Blocker averaged 15 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals, also securing All-State and All-Conference honors as well as being named to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazzette All-AR Prep Boys Underclassman team.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Marcus Boykin

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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Ty Johnson, “Cox Mill HS Books and Basketball”

Ty Johnson, “Books and Basketball”  Back in January, we wrote the article, Ty Johnson, “Accepting the Challenge.” Johnson took over the Cox Mill basketball program this past season. Expectations were low after Cox Mill head coach Jody Barbee announced his resignation after an unbelievable run. They won two of the last three NCHSAA 3A state championships and graduated the entire starting...

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Post Grads, A Viable Option

Post Grads, A viable option The 2020 year has gotten off to a rocky start. We lost Kobe Bryant tragically in the helicopter crash. The COVID-19 is now a pandemic and is shutting down the U.S. economy, as well the world economy. Our life has virtually come to a complete stop and for unsigned seniors in the 2020 class and rising seniors for the 2021 class, the opportunities to be seen by college...

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“Getting to Know” 6’5 2021 Jeremiah Williams

There are countless situations where older/flashier teammates overshadow a young, talented, up-and-coming prospect. Williams was undeniably productive for Ravenscroft this past season but maintained his presence as a glue-guy, someone who wasn’t going to force the action, take bad shots, or do anything to negatively affect the team. He’s naturally productive, given his motor, nose for the ball,...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Jase Ford

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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Basketball Coach Joe Badgett, Books and Basketball

Basketball coach Joe Badgett and winning have become commonplace in the past ten years. He has an impressive resume both as a head coach and as an assistant coach during his tenue at Northside Christian and now at Carmel Christian. Until this past season, a team coached by Joe Badgett has played for a NCISAA state championship. While coach Badgett has been coaching for the past 20 years, he has...

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Elijah Jamison: Still Working to Hone his Craft

Just like in the NBA, we often see high school players leave less-successful teams for greener pastures and the hopes that their fate will be different with new coaching and supporting cast. However, players like Jamison still provide hope for those who are willing to put their head down, work with the hand they’ve been dealt, and make the best out of any situation. Anyone involved with...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Top 25 Josh Hall DECLARES for NBA Draft (NCSU)! Senior Year Highlights!

Check out highlights from Josh Hall, a 6'9" SG/SF from Moravian Prep. Hall is originally from Durham, NC and made his way to Hudson after transferring over from Oak Hill Academy. After a breakout performance vs his old team at the Carmel Classic Tip Off, Hall went on an absolute tear. His stock rose up the rankings and before his senior year ended he was ranked within the Top 25 players in the country.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Aaron Ross

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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“Getting to Know” 6’6 2021 Jacob Morgan

We’ve seen a lot of different prospects come through our doors over the years, but few as often as Jacob Morgan—who has become somewhat of a regular at our camps and travel ball events. By now, it’s surprising that college coaches haven’t started to get more involved with the wiry, skilled forward, given how well he’s performed in every type of setting. Morgan is known for his ability to score...

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Ja’Dun Michael Joins the Phoenix

On Monday morning, Ja’Dun Michael announced his decision to stay home and commit to Elon University, essentially shocking the entire grassroots community. After de-committing from Wichita State, Michael narrowed his list down to seven schools: Cincinnati, ECU, Elon, Penn State, NC State, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, and Virginia.

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Phenom Hoops Blog: Jaden Bradley looks back on big sophomore season; continuing to listen to colleges around the country

Coming off a state championship run and earning NC Player of the Year accolades, the sophomore is riding high and is continuing to rack up offers from around the country. Grabbing the attention of blue-bloods along with several other high-major programs, Bradley is continuing to soak it all in and is staying focused on his game.

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Isaac Parson Commits to Winston-Salem State

6’1 Isaac Parson (Kinston HS) Commits to Winston-Salem State 6’1 point guard Isaac Parson committed to Winston-Salem State via his Twitter. This is a huge get for Winston-Salem State. Parson was recently ranked no. 54 in our North Carolina 2020 rankings and we had projected Parson as a D1 prospect. In our recent article posted a few weeks ago, we stated the following. “Isaac Parson has been...

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Rankings, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

   Rankings contribute to some of the biggest controversies in youth basketball. Not everyone agrees with the rankings published by one particular service or another, which can often lead to charges that any particular set of rankings, is “political.” Unfortunately, it’s become the norm for people to criticize and belittle anyone that doesn’t agree with a specific published list. But...

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6’5 Jeremiah Dickerson Commits to Paine College

6’5 Jeremiah Dickerson (Dudley HS) Commits to Paine College We got ample opportunities to watch 6’5 senior Jeremiah Dickerson of Dudley High School at our summer team camps. We’re talking about a long, athletic and high motor prospect that makes a lot of winning plays that don’t always show up in the scorebook. We’ve been impressed with his full-throttle approach, energy, and ability to...

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