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Player Highlight: Phenom Summer Showcase

By: Sean Halloran 6’6 2024 Rakease Passmore (NLPB 828 15u) Passmore was voted as one of the top players during this weekend’s event and I couldn’t agree more! This young man is a stud. Versatile forward with great size and length. Uber athlete and plays above the rim consistently. An area of Passmore’s game that has shown much improvement in his perimeter shooting. He really displayed a great...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1, Part 3)

2022 CJ Collins (Greensboro Day): Collins played strong in both outings today, especially with his activity level on the glass. The 2022 long big man was active, showcased to be a rim-protector, and really got after it on the boards on both ends, always seemingly getting a hand on the ball.  Though you can see he has nice touch around the basket, he really can impact the floor in other ways...

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NLPB-204 National brings must-see, recruitable talent to the floor

Next Level Prospects Basketball is a fantastic program that puts its players first and gives them a platform to succeed.  We got a full glance at all their teams this past weekend at the Phenom G3 Showcase but one team really captured my eyes with the amount of recruitable talent they have. Their NLPB-204 National team has a bunch of talent that could help programs of multiple levels win...

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2022 NC point guards that could see an uptick in their recruitment this summer (Part 2)

North Carolina’s class of 2022 brings a lot of intrigue and depth for college coaches, which is why there are a few players to really watch this summer and their recruitment, as they could see an uptick with their play. The point guard position is one area that has several players that could help a program down the road, which is why we are going to take a look at a few players that have slid under the radar or have been a little quiet coming into this summer but could really see more attention with the summer they put together. Check out Part 2 of our list of players to watch.

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Wayne Country Day Advances to the NCISAA 2A Semifinals with Win Over Trinity Academy

In a Saturday afternoon matchup, Phenom Hoops traveled to Raleigh to see Trinity Academy (11-1) host Wayne Country Day (22-2) for the NCISAA 2A State Quarterfinals. The winner would advance to the state semifinals. We were in for a treat. Both teams came into the matchup averaging 79 points per game, so it was expected to be a high scoring back and forth game. For the first quarter and a half,...

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Wayne Country Day vs Greenfield

The stage was set for the NCISAA Coastal Plain Conference Championship. Wayne Country Day (20-2) hosted Greenfield (11-4) for the conference title on Friday night in Goldsboro. It’s never easy to beat a team three times in a single season. So you knew it was going to be a battle all night. Columbia signee, Jaden Cooper started the game off with a drive and a basket. Wayne Country Day...

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Worthy of More Attention: Wayne Country Day School

Often times, balance is the recipe for success in the game of basketball—particularly at the high school level. It’s become somewhat of a rarity at all levels during the modern era, but there are still plenty of programs who subscribe to this approach. But why is this mentality so underutilized? Well, simply because having three of the top five players on the court is sexier and easier than...

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INTERVIEW: 2022 Mike Best JR. on WCDS + What HES Been Working ON & Who’s HE Been Hearing From!

Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops sits down with 2022 Mike Best Jr. from Wayne Country Day, as we discuss some of the latest topics. What has the season been like early on? How has he elevated his game? What has his recruitment been like and who is showing interest? And what are his goals for this season; is it state championship or bust? We talk about it all.

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Needing a shooter? NC Class of 2022 offers a few to watch for

The class of 2022 in North Carolina is an intriguing class to look at, as there has been a lot of mix-up in rankings, new names that have come in, and players elevating their game over the last year or so.  One thing that one can see is that there are a few shooters that can be found in the class.  In this article, we are taking a look at a few of them to really watch this season but...

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ENC Phenom 150 Standouts: Award Winners

What a great event. Of course the Phenom 150 Exposure Camps have been around since 2003 (16 years), but this year is the first we are taking the camp to different regions, bringing the camps to everyone. We didn’t know how that would be received, who all would show up. Well, Eastern North Carolina showed up and showed out. The camp SOLD OUT, which was an awesome response. With the platform built...

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Phenom Summer Havoc: Miles Saturday Standouts

6’1 2020 Jake Ledbetter: NC Spartans East Ledbetter is an incredibly smooth operator when on the ball and lethal off the catch when he’s off of it.  He plays the game with a cerebral approach, never wavering from his calm approach.  He plays the game with flare, showing the ability to really heat up from beyond the arc.  Ledbetter consistently makes the right reads when initiating the offense...

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