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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom November Classic/ Hoop State League

2022 Chancellor Morrow (The Wonders): Morrow continues to produce every time he hits the floor. Having multiple 20+ point games under his belt, he did it again with his versatility, length and skill set to score on multiple levels of the floor. He really has had a consistent summer and fall all throughout. 2021 Lucas Taylor (Raleigh’s Finest): Taylor can absolutely take over a game and that he...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 2)

2022 6’6 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford continues to make his game known and he continues to expand with how he can operate on the court.  First off, he looks and plays like a grown man on the court, physically outmatching everyone for the most part.  But it is his work ethic on both sides that should have big-time schools calling his way. 2022 6’4 Silas Demary (Chris Clemons...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Halloween Havoc/ HoopState League (Part 4)

2021 Cam Little (Patriots): Little looks to be a leader and one that can do a little bit of everything. He makes smart decisions, doesn’t force much, and has a fundamentally sound shooting stroke that he shows off in space. 2022 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford is going to be the guy for his team now and with what he has shown in how he continues to develop his overall game should have...

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Diving into the roster: North Meck

North Mecklenburg High School went 30-1 last season bringing home the 4A championship. They’ll bring back 8 players from their previous roster. Even though they lost three senior starters and another three role players who transferred out, they reloaded with quick and explosive guard play. This article will take a look at their new and exciting roster for this season.

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RANKINGS REPORT Standouts Part 2 from Summer Havoc (Day 1)

2021 6’7 Earl Burgess (Team 864) is long, strong and tough enough to impact the game on both ends inside, yet skilled enough to make the right plays as a wing with his timely and smart decisions. Consistent shooter and rebounder, who finishes inside with finesse or authority. 2021 6’6 Ben Burnham (Team CLT) is so highly skilled, with big energy and must have a basketball radar because he’s...

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North Meck Set to Continue Their Reign of Dominance

The high school basketball landscape is in constant flux, whether from players transferring, prep schools emerging, or something in between. These common situations have made it extremely difficult for most programs, as the roster turnover is greater than ever before. However, North Meck has been a sheer model of consistency since the turn of the millennium. Coach Duane Lewis should be credited...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 2 Early Standouts

6’10 Corneilous Williams of TLBA 2022 17U is a workhorse. Extremely high motor and runs the floor hard. Very active on the boards on both sides of the ball. Long, active defender who blocks shots at a high level. Scores relentlessly around the basket and use his athleticism to play above the rim. Finished the first game with 25 points and 14 rebounds and 3 blocks. 5’9 Kadyn Dawkins of Cobras...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-Defense teams

There were several players could make a case for the Phenom Hoops' All-Defensive Team, but here are the players that made our list. Check out the first, second, and third-team all-defense teams below.

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North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final

North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final  It was a repeat performance for North Mecklenburg in the NCHSAA 4A Sectional Final. The season started with a 79-55 win over Independence, and North Mecklenburg once again posted an almost identical 77-54 win to advance to the NCHSAA 4A Regional Final against Olympic. North Mecklenburg jumped out to a 20-15 first quarter lead and never...

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North Mecklenburg “Statement Win”

North Mecklenburg “Statement Win” North Mecklenburg 95 Vance 55 In a game that was sold out around 5:00pm, no one expected the total dominance of North Mecklenburg in their early season IMECK conference road win at Vance. For North Mecklenburg, it was just one of the nights where almost everything went well. For Vance, it was also one of those nights, but on the other side of the perspective....

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Who is North Carolina’s Best Public School Team?

Nothing seems to excite folks more than the weekly debate surrounding which teams fall into the upper echelon of rankings. Whether public, private, or both, everyone has a case to represent their cause. That being said, public school basketball in North Carolina has been as impressive as ever through the first month of the season. Three programs, Farmville Central, Millbrook, and North...

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Baseline Report: North Meck takes down Independence in big-time opener

In what was the best game in NC to start the season off, Phenom Hoops sat baseline as North Meck and Independence battled it out as two top teams in the state.

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: North Meck

One of the final stops Patrick and Rick made on Monday was at North Meck, a team that brings a lot of firepower, guard play, and intriguing young talent this season.  After finishing 23-5 last year, the Vikings look to fill the stands once again this year, especially with the talent we saw at the open gym.

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Final Thoughts from the #NCHSAALivePeriod

The new NCAA Live Period blew past all expectations and, most importantly provided a platform for a vast amount of talent to be displayed in front of dozens of college programs, but there are always improvements to be made in the future. Charlotte, North Carolina- What Year one did was brought in a lot of exposure, and offered the states best a legitimate chance to hoop in front of college...

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West Charlotte vs. North Mecklenburg Game Recap

West Charlotte vs. North Mecklenburg Game Recap Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Huntersville, North Carolina to cover the NCHSAA 4A match up between two of the traditional power teams in the I Meck Conference. North Mecklenburg entered the contest with an 8-0 conference record and 15-2 overall while West Charlotte came in with a 6-2 conference record and 12-5 overall  record. As always, the game...

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North Mecklenburg vs. West Charlotte: I Meck 4A Showdown

North Mecklenburg vs. West Charlotte: I Meck 4A Showdown It’s the battle of the Titans, two of the perennial basketball powerhouses going head to head in an early season I Meck 4A conference game. North Meck brings in a 6-0 record while West Charlotte sports a 4-2. Both teams love to get out in transition, apply defensive pressure and have tremendous speed in the backcourt. The ace in the...

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Bojangles Bash Saturday Standouts

The weather on the outside for the final day of the Bojangles Bash was cold and rainy, but the action inside  Ridge View High School was getting hot and was once again packed to a capacity sold out crowd. There were plenty of storylines and exciting games that continues to make the Bojangles Bash one of the premier basketball tournaments. Before we get started with Saturday’s Standouts, be...

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Brandon Lee’s storylines to monitor: Phenom HS Jamboree

The second session of our high school jamboree was jam packed with buckets, competitive hoops, and enticing storylines all around! Everyone in attendance got a good preview of some of the top teams in the state, the big names came through and rocked out, and some sleepers caught the eyes of college coaches in the building. Greensboro, North Carolina- Northwest Guilford was the scene for an...

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Player Standouts at Phenom High School Jamboree Session 2 (Afternoon Session)

E.A. Prep 6’9 ’19 Dei’Jean Corparan Long, active, and intriguing, Corparan is still just beginning to scratch the surface of his two-way potential. He runs the floor purposefully and utilizes his length well to alter shots around the basket. Corparan plays hard at all times and should be able to become a productive big man with added strength.   Washington Academy Purple 6’4 ’19 Michael...

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Jamie’s Stock Risers from Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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Phenom High School Jamboree: Kevin’s Fab 5

Kevin’s Fab 5 Phenom’s High School Jamboree   6’4 2019 Julius Burch: Southern Guilford High School Julius Burch had a pretty good day making an impact throughout each game. It’s a joy to watch players like Julius who I know have put in countless of hours in the gym to become a better player. He looked to score more than I have seen in the past which I believe will make Southern Guilford a...

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Phenom High School Jamboree: Coach Rick’s Fab Five

The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree has enjoyed a history of outstanding teams and players and this year’s jamboree was no exception. In all, we had 40 teams and a total of 60 games that were played throughout the day. Proehlific Park and Northwest Guilford High School were the venues being used. While this was a great way to kick off the 2018-19 season, the Phenom High School...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Morning Session)

Independence: 6’0 ’19 Raja Milton The point guard knows his skillset incredibly well on both ends of the floor. Milton understands how to really bother opponents with his motor and attention to detail on defense, displaying great anticipation and forcing numerous turnovers during this contest. He communicates exceptionally well and is a true team-first player. Milton shot the ball decently well...

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Phenom High School Jamboree Session 1: North Mecklenburg High School

The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree will take place Saturday, November 3rd at Northwest Guilford High School and Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. This event has always gathered some of the top private and public school teams in the state and this year is no exception. 40 teams and 60 games will be played in an exhibition format. North Meck finished 27-2 last season and...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 1/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For – Part 1 The Best Backcourt in the #HoopState There is no question about it, some of the best guards to play basketball hail from North Carolina. In fact, look at the make up of the NBA, you currently have three perennial All-Stars with Steph Curry, John Wall and Chris Paul, but you also have two other NBA point guards getting...

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Open Gym Tour: North Mecklenburg High School

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Huntersville, North Carolina to cover North Mecklenburg open gym. When one thinks of North Meck basketball, coach Duane Lewis comes to mind. He’s the fixture of the program. He attended and played at  North Meck. He has coached at North Meck for 20 years and has built a perennial powerhouse program. Last year, North Meck finished 27-2 and was returning the nucleus...

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