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Phenom Open Gym: Carmel Christian

Phenom Open Gym: Carmel Christian Coach Joe Badgett is one of the premier high school coaches in the country! Period. Point Blank. Winning and Coach Joe Badgett go hand in hand and the defending NCISAA 4A state champion has once again put together a roster that will be a favorite to repeat as state champions. And to take it a step further, put Carmel Christian in the national conversation as one...

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Top Available Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

The high school season is slowly approach, but that isn’t stopping players from committing early or finding new homes elsewhere within the landscape. From transfers alone, North Carolina’s Class of 2023 has lost nearly a dozen of the top prospects to out-of-state high school programs (including five to California specifically). National powerhouses have certainly weakened talent-rich states like...

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Players in New Places: North Carolina (Part 2)

The school year is quickly approaching and that just means that high school basketball isn’t far off either. So it got us thinking about teams and players, and there were plenty of intriguing moves from players that will be suiting up in a different jersey this upcoming season. That is why we are taking an early look at a few new faces in a few new places. 2023 Bryce Cash (Carmel Christian)...

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Carmel Christian looking like a powerhouse once again

Phenom Hoops went over to Queens University recently to check out Session 2 of the NCISAA Showcase, giving us a chance to get an early viewing of a few teams and what they have to offer.  One team that was certainly on our radar to check out was Carmel Christian, a program that is coming off a state title and has a chance to add another from what we saw.  Let’s dive into what we saw. Carmel...

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The Ultimate Teammate: Bryce Cash

After a long, winding road of waiting, the everchanging landscape of grassroots basketball seems to be slowly getting back to normal. Of course, the NIL, transfer portal, and free year of college eligibility during covid still have effects spanning throughout the community. Everyone knew it wouldn’t change overnight, but we get closer to normalcy with each passing year. Why is this information...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’5 ’23 Bryce Cash (Team Curry) There are so many quality pieces within this talented Team Curry group, but Cash is quietly as valuable as anyone on the roster. We’ve seen him shine as an undisputed leader on plenty of occasions, but there’s something particularly impressive about his ability to produce within a role. Cash is a smart, strong, athletic guard with excellent toughness, defensive...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 17U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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Five Names Who Should Be Bigger Priorities for Division I Programs

Each year, there are always plenty of prospects who are overlooked by the appropriate-level coaches. Examples are evident from each respective class, but perhaps Ricky Council IV is the best representative in recent memory. Sure, he collected ten total offers during his high school career, but Wichita State was clearly his highest offer. He went there, asserted himself as a major piece, hit the...

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Sharpening his Game: 2023 Bryce Cash (Charlotte Christian)

Player: Bryce CashSchool: Charlotte ChristianClass: 2023 If you have been around the scene in North Carolina for high school basketball, you have heard the name of 2023 Bryce Cash from Charlotte Christian. This is a young man that has produced since day one in high school and has only continued to elevate his game, now leading the charge as a junior. When you talk about this young man’s game,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #CHC12 (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 Ji’meion Brown (York Prep): Brown brings good size and versatility to the floor at 6’7, being effective in an array of ways and showing off his mobility at his size. Brown helped in an array of ways to help secure the big win, scoring down low, running the floor well, being active on defense with five steals, and helping on the boards; just a glimpse of all that he can do on the court. 2023...

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Top Players in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

Ranking prospects is an interesting method to try and encapsulate the fluidity of overall player movement. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who tend to form these ranking lists typically opt to make updates on a periodic basis rather than monthly or bi-weekly. Two important points need to be made. First (for those who oppose the aforementioned fluidity of rankings), all major “rankings”...

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Five Prospects Trending Upward in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

Unlike the Classes of 2021 and 2022, who will undoubtedly suffer from the aftermath of Covid, the Class of 2023 could be the first group of prospects able to restore normalcy to college athletics. The recruiting attention of scholarship-level coaches has been primarily centered on pursuing players who already have collegiate experience—rather than hunting for uncovered high school gems. As the...

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Team Curry 16u Preview

Head Coach Nick Jones is entering his fifth season with Pro Skills Basketball. This is his second year as the 16u head coach. I was extremely impressed with Coach Jones last season while watching his Team Curry team play. His teams are always locked in. There is an acute attention to detail. They share the ball and execute on both ends of the floor.  In talking with Coach Jones about this year’s...

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Charlotte Christian v. High Point Christian Academy (Recap/Standouts)

The fourth game for day four of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two quality programs in Charlotte Christian and High Point Christian Academy. Although they entered this contest as one of the better private school programs in Charlotte, the Knights showed definite signs of vulnerability. Their struggles were thanks, in large part, to how well HPCA came out of the gate and established...

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Start learning the name: 2023 Bryce Cash (Charlotte Christian)

Even though it has been a weird time, basketball continues to go on for several programs, as their season has officially kicked off.  One program of interest around Charlotte this year should Charlotte Christian; it is a growing program that has a lot of young talent that could quickly make a name for themselves. One player though that many should know about and if you don’t, should quickly...

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Prospects Worth Noting in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

North Carolina’s Class of 2023 has arguably generated as much buzz as any class in recent memory, especially this early within the process. While most of the attention has been directed to guys like Robert Dillingham, Mikey Williams, Aden Holloway, and Trey Green, there are plenty of names worth being mentioned amongst those in the spotlight. While others like Treymane Parker, Mekhi Grant, and...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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Rabun Gap v. Charlotte Christian Recap/Player Standouts

The second day of Phenom’s Tip-Off Classic carried on with an underrated matchup between Rabun Gap and Charlotte Christian. After opening the game with a 13-3 run, Charlotte Christian maintained their steady approach and ended the first quarter with a 18-11 lead. The following quarter only led to more of the same, as 6’4 ’23 Bryce Cash was the best player on the floor and was a major catalyst in...

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POB’s Eye Catchers for Team Curry Practice (17u,16u,15u)

Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon to take in Team Curry's practice, getting a glimpse of talent of all ages in action. Though there were several names that we have seen on multiple occasions, it was a great chance to check-in on the talent once more.

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2023)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2023 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Charlotte Christian

There may not be a team that lost so much from last year than Charlotte Christian.  The roster was loaded with experienced seniors and talent at every position, that helped secure a 27-2 overall record. Now, a few names return but there are a few new, young names to watch out but that doesn’t mean this will be a rebuilding year.  Charlotte Christian looks to be a sneaky team that will look to...

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North Carolina 2023 Watch List (Part 3)

It is a standard practice that we at Phenom Hoop Report don’t rank players until they have finished their freshman year in high school. That being said, we will take a closer look at some of the players that should make an immediate impact this coming season. In (Part 1), we took a look at Jaylen Curry, Addison Archer, Trey Green, London Johnson, and Treymane Parker. See attached link:...

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Summer Havoc Live Team Preview: Team Loaded NC 2023

The Phenom Summer Havoc LIVE is here and these are players that coaches and fans should be on the lookout for all throughout the weekend. Team Loaded NC 2023 has talent all over the place, as they have players already holding offers and gaining early interest. Bryce Cash Height: 6-4 Class: rising freshman (2023) Team: Team Loaded NC 2023/Charlotte Christian Offers: Liberty Interest: Wofford,...

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Eye Catchers at Phenom QC Showcase (P.1)

The talent was all over the place and at all levels.  New names, old names, and fantastic battles highlighted Day 1 of the Phenom Queen City Showcase. Scouts were around the baselines but here are a few names that caught the eyes of ours. Amari Tate (5’8, 2023) – Team Charlotte 14u Tate stood out immediately with his play, getting into opponents shorts defensively, creating turnovers, and...

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Phenom Queen City Middle School Showcase Recap: Player Standouts 14U

Phenom Hoop Report was on deck all day to check out the next young, upcoming talent from around the area this weekend at the Queen City Middle School Showcase.  The players didn’t disappoint at all, as players and teams displayed some intriguing talent that will be names national scouts are talking about in the upcoming years.  Our scouts wanted to recap an amazing, loaded event with names...

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Bryce Cash Peyton Scott Cole Callaway have Team Loaded NC 14s Running Through Brackets #PhenomQCMSS

Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase brought together some of the best 8th grade talent from the region. With a deep roster, Team Loaded NC has been able to run through bracket play. They have a nice assortment of size, skill and athleticism. They spread the floor and they shoot the ball. In this game they won by 30. Cole Callaway led all scorers with 16, Peyton Scott had 11 and...

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