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Player Standouts at Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic

6’0 ’21 Jamarii Thomas (Piedmont Classical) Although the newest addition to this roster, it’s easy to see that Thomas is a large part of the heart and soul for this Piedmont Classical squad. His quickness, toughness, and rugged mentality are evident on every possession. Thomas gets downhill whenever he desires and possesses a certain tenacity and ferocity that separates him from other similar...

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Holly Springs v. Piedmont Classical Game Recap

The first contest of Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic took place between two ultra-competitive squads in Holly Springs and Piedmont Classical. Holly Springs jumped out to a quick, early lead and looked ready to take control of the game, even without their senior leader and starting point guard Marcus Elliott. That was short-lived, as Piedmont Classical was able to completely flip the script,...

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Underrated Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Although rankings are clearly meant to be discussed and debated, it feels like there are numerous noteworthy prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that are still underrated. Obviously, the term “underrated” is a subjective one and completely based on opinion and preference. However, there’s an argument to be made for each of these prospects, especially since most of them hold zero...

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Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers”

Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers” At the inaugural Gate City Showcase, the talent level was off the charts. While many of the players were known on the national level, there were also a handful of players under the radar that used the Gate City Showcase as their own personal platform to elevate their stock and recruitment. 6’9 2021 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs HS) What’s not to like...

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Bendel’s Best: Gate City Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for another loaded high school showcase. The field featured an abundance of talent from every pocket in the state, which made for two full days of high-level basketball. Four of the competing teams were state champions last season (Greensboro Day, Carmel Christian, Piedmont Classical, and Moravian Prep) but every program in...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Gate City Classic

6’9 ’21 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs) Now that Kadin Shedrick has departed, it’s become increasingly clear that Kiesenhofer is ready to take the reigns. He’s long, active, and possesses a phenomenal frame with great mobility. Kiesenhofer offers terrific rebounding, rim-protection, and all-around timing on defense while showcasing quality touch and a pretty nice perimeter jumper on the other...

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Session II Player Standouts at Phenom’s City of Oaks Classic

Heritage: 6’6 ’21 Redford Dunton The wiry forward prospect was extremely useful today and continues to display promise on both ends of the floor. He can play three positions comfortably at the high school level and causes problems for opponents with his offensive versatility. Dunton has such an impressive array of scoring moves and counter moves. He’s still developing physically and should...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Holly Springs High School (Holly Springs, NC)

Holly Springs High School Holly Springs, NC 2017-18: 13-15 (6-4) South Wake 4A The Superstar The step 6’11” 2019 Virginia commitment Kadin Shedrick has taken over the last year has been exponential. Recently measuring in at 6’11” (with shoes on) with a 7’4” wing span, Shedrick’s mentality is aggressive. Around the rim, he tries to dunk everything. He can put it on the floor for a could dribbles...

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