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At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...read more
Team 6 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #35: 5’9 ’23 Hanif Omar (Jordan) Starting things off, we look at a player that impacted the game quite well despite being among the youngest and smallest prospects on this team, Hanif Omar. He’s a smart, high-motor guard prospect with excellent quickness and phenomenal ability as a three-point shooter. Omar was able to run the team or operate without the...read more
Class Height No. Name City State High School 2020 6′3″ 117 Austin Locklear Coats NC Cape Fear Christian Academy 2020 6’3″ 114 Jackson Dobson Graham NC Western Alamance High School 2020 6′1″ 99 Jalen Lynch Roanoke Rapids NC Roanoke Valley Early College 2020 6′2″ 109 Justin Stephens Clayton NC Corinth Holders High School 2020 6′2″ 107 Darien Long Raleigh NC Rolesville High School...read more
The Phenom Challenge is one of the biggest events around the region and in the country, as 180 teams look to compete at the highest level. So let's preview each teams players heading into the event.read more
North Carolina Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 13 Team 13 Coach: Needham Cheely #14:5’9 ’21 Joshua McClary (Charlotte, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a calm two-way presence at camp, Joshua McClary. He’s a wiry point guard prospect that offers a solid mix between penetrating and shooting while constantly looking to get others involved....read more
Kevin’s Fab 5 Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session 2 #68 6’1 2021 Collin Mills – Asheville Christian Academy (Arden NC) Mills who is currently ranked 68 in the NC rankings will definitely be moving up in the near future. The 6’1 guard who physically bullied the smaller guards in the paint can also create his own shot at any giving moment. Has a knack of getting into the paint for...read more
Still here on Court 3! The day is starting to wrap up. Here’s who impressed on my court during the second portion of camp. No. 84, 6’2” 2020 Darien Long – Rolesville HS (Raleigh, NC) With his strength and aggressive play, the junior competed at three different positions for his team. Long stands out as a two-player who plays hard around the rim. One can expect him to finish plays, crash...read more