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Evening Standouts at Phenom National Showcase

6’7 ’21 Jamylan Blakeney (Combine Academy) There are a ton of high-level defenders in North Carolina and it’s time that we start mentioning Blakeney among the best. He’s as versatile as anyone on that end of the floor due to his phenomenal blend of length, athleticism, and recovery speed. Blakeney can protect the rim and legitimately defend all five positions at the high school level. He plays...

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Phenom National Showcase “Day One Thoughts and Takeaways”

Phenom National High School Showcase Day One Thoughts and Take A Ways Oak Hill Academy bounces back in a big way Legendary coach Steve Smith has an unbelievable 94. % winning percentage at Oak Hill. Oak Hill losing is like a celestial “blue moon” event that happens just once in a while. After being upset by Combine Academy at the Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic, Coach Steve Smith stated the team...

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Cam Thomas (31) vs. KD Johnson (21) … the Oak Hill vs Hargrave Game NEVER Disappoints!

The annual Oak Hill vs. Hargrave matchup went down last night and Phenom Hoops was on hand for the show. The headlining matchup was Georgia commit KD Johnson and 5-star Cam Johnson.

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Is Cam Thomas the Best Pure Scorer in High School Basketball?! Many Say Yes…

There is no doubt about it, Cam Thomas is an elite bucket getter. In our humble opinion, as we have stated before, we believe Thomas is the best pure-bucket getter in the country. Hall of Fame Oak Hill Head Coach Steve Smith stated, “Nothing he does on the offensive end of the floor ever surprises me.” Smith went on to tell D1 Circuit, “He is one of the most locked-in players I have seen in high...

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NBA Top 100 Camp Rosters Announced; Congrats to All!

Coming up in just under a week from now, some of the top players from around the country will be heading to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the NBA Top 100, an event that Phenom Hoops will be covering throughout. The list was recently announced, with quite a few names that have been marquee names with Phenom Hoops.  We just want to get a huge congrats to all the players, especially...

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Nike Invades the HoopState!! Oak Hill Vs. West Charlotte on NBA All Star Weekend

NBA All-Star weekend went crazy in Charlotte. Nike brought some of the top high school basketball players in to play in a 2 game event on Thursday. The night cap of the event was Oak Hill Vs. West Charlotte. So much talent on the floor with Cole Anthony, Patrick Williams, Christian Brown, Cam Thomas, Cartier Jernigan, Kofi Cockburn and more… The highlights were aplenty throughout the game....

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Nike’s Own The Game Invitational: Player Standouts 

Phenom Hoops headed over to Johnson C. Smith on Thursday, as it was a packed house that ultimately left some outside due to the facility reaching capacity.  With the talent on the floor, we are not surprised at all for the turnout.  Luckily, we were able to get in and check out some of the top prospects from around the country.  Cox Mill took on The Patrick School to start the night off, with...

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Oak Hill Academy 92 West Oaks 78

Oak Hill Academy 92 West Oaks 78   Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Mouth of Wilson, Virginia to cover the game between West Oaks (Florida) and nationally ranked Oak Hill Academy. Oak Hill entered the contest with a 20-2 record and suffered from a little “jet lag” for the first three quarters of the game and rightfully so. You see, Oak Hill just returned around midnight from...

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The Best Individual Performances Seen at the 2018 Bojangles Bash

6’3″ 2019 Chico Carter (Murray State) Cardinal Newman (Columbia, SC) Game 14 Vs. Gray Collegiate 39 Points, 13-22 FG, 6 Boards In a game with a lot of eyes on it, pitted against two highly thought of guards, Carter was nothing short of spectacular. He got to the free throw line 12 times, he knocked down 3 threes and finished 10-12 from 2-point. Carter is the next point guard in line...

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Bojangles Bash Friday Night Standouts

Bojangles Bash Friday Night Standouts   Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Ridge View High School in Columbia, South Carolina to cover Friday night action of the Sixth Annual Bojangles Bash. Four games were on slate before a sold out capacity crowd. There was an abundance of outstanding play, but Phenom Hoop Report will take a closer look at the five best performances in our opinion. 6’8...

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Oak Hill Fends off Dorman 75-59 Behind Cam Thomas and Cole Anthony

The Oak Hill Warriors came down to Fort Mill, South Carolina without their Head Coach Steve Smith and they still took care of business against a short-handed, although tough Dorman squad, playing without South Carolina’s #1 2020 PJ Hall, that is arguably the best Public School team in The Carolinas at full strength. Dorman hung around in the first half, largely due to the play of Morehead...

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Battle at the Rock: Day 2; K-Rob’s Second Half Standouts

The gym has filled up for the afternoon/evening session of the day. Here’s my ‘second half’ recap.     Final Scores   Game 5: Northside Christian Academy – 71 Rock Hill High School – 65   Game 6: Nation Ford – 82 Porter Gaud – 51   Game 7: Oak Hill Academy – 75 Dorman High School – 59   Game 8: Oak Hill Academy...

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Open Gym Tour: Oak Hill Academy vs. Hargrave Military

Open Gym Tour: Oak Hill vs. Hargrave Post Grad   Phenom Hoop Report travelled to picturesque Surry Central High School located in the heart of the North Carolina wine industry. With a cool crisp nip in the air, it’s the start of another high school basketball season and what better way to start it off with the annual scrimmage game between Oak Hill Academy and Hargrave Post Grad. While the...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Oak Hill Vs. Massanutten

Final Score Oak Hill: 102 Massanutten: 87 1st Half Oak Hill: 51 Massanutten: 38 2nd Half  Oak Hill: 51 Massanutten:49 Coach Watch: Head Coaches – Virginia Tech, VCU…Assistants – Virginia Tech, VCU, Oregon, Maryland, East Carolina, South Florida, Appalachian State, Mercer Box Score OHA: Thomas (31) Anthony (26), Cockburn (13), Mack (9), Johnson (8), Greer (6) Massanutten:...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Oak Hill Academy

For the sixth consecutive year, Phenom Hoop Report travelled up to Oak Hill the first Monday of the fall NCAA viewing period. Legendary coach Steve Smith is entering his 34th season at Oak Hill. Coach Smith has complied an unprecedented 1118-72 record. In other words, Coach Smith has won 94% of his games and has won nine national high school championships. Year after year, Oak Hill is competing...

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