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Optics is such a major part of the grassroots landscape. It can literally dictate whether kids deem a program valuable or relevant enough to play for. While somewhat understandable, it’s also pretty unfair. The shift in player movement over the recent years has been well-documented, but folks still don’t seem to understand the worth in actually doing their research. Let’s be candid: the Durham...read more
Phenom Hoops doesn’t just shed light on the top players in the state but we want to provide a platform for ALL players. The class of 2023 is still fully loaded with talent and there are plenty of players that are having a strong high school season that you may want to check out, especially if you are looking for dynamic guards. Here are a few guards having a tremendous high school season. 2023...read more
Phenom Hoops tuned in to Tuesday night’s game between Wesleyan Christian and Durham Academy, as both teams looked to get the season underway. Getting this game underway, it was the long ball from three that got Wesleyan out early led by their seniors, Luke Grace and Jefferson McLamb. But Jake Chisholm kept Durham Academy close early on leading the way with his shot-making, as well as...read more
by: Ethan Reece 2023 Jake Chisholm (Durham Academy) Jake was hot in both games he played Sunday. Started out the morning with 5 threes against HPCA, simply couldn’t be left alone. Also showed the ability to create off the dribble and finish through contact. Kept his rhythm going in game 2 with 10 straight points to start out, definitely a lethal spot up threat 2023 Isaiah Sanders (High Point...read more
Team 16 Coach: Kenneth Hunter #0: 5’8 ’22 Quentin Rice (Morganton) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to control the action on both ends of the floor, Quentin Rice. He’s a smart, quick, heady point guard prospect with a tight handle, sharp vision, and great defensive prowess. Rice breaks down opponents with ease and makes plays for himself and others with...read more
Team 4Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQbYtYJtevOueCfbkO4M0Zsl Coach: Dre Simmons #0: 5’5 ’25 Aiden Martin (Greensboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Aiden Martin. He’s a smart guard prospect that displays toughness, unselfishness, and a well-rounded skillset. Next...read more
Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 2 Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC) 2017-18: 16-11 (10-4 in Conference) Coaches in the Gym: Dartmouth, Lynchburg The Storylines Senior Leadership While this team has talent, there is no question that this is a senior led team. Naturally 6’11 David Elien (will speak more about below) will garner the most attention, however it’s the wings who will take this team...read more