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Open Gym Report: The Burlington School

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School for a high-level open gym session with one of the top programs across North Carolina. For the last two seasons, the Spartans have been led by Coach Ryan Bernardi and, regardless of roster composition, found a way to make it to the title game. After suffering a state championship loss, they reached their goal last season and seized...

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Battling Adversity: Amare Miller Secures First Division I Offer

The game of basketball has easily become the most popular sport in America, as evidenced by the revenue, professional salaries, and mass number of kids suiting up each year. Despite football gaining a reputation as the most dangerous sport, basketball actually has the most injuries on a yearly basis (proven by a study in 2020). The amount of running, jumping, and general contact (with lack of...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: CP3 2022

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops. That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc. Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches.

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Quickly Reloaded: The Burlington School

Each year, there are certain programs that are guaranteed to be relevant simply due to their coaching and/or knack to acquire talent. Take Duane Lewis (North Meck), Dion Bethea (Gray Collegiate), BJ Jackson (Legacy Early College), and countless others as evidence of this notion. Well, despite entering just his fourth season as a high school head coach, perhaps Ryan Bernardi is deserving of a...

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NCISAA Session 2 Standouts (Day 1)

Comeh Emuobor Phenom Hoops was on deck at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Session 2 LIVE Period and it was great to see so many players in action playing in front of college coaches. Day 1 kicked off in what looked to be a terrific event, as these were just a few names that really captured my eyes on Friday night. Top Performer: 2023 Comeh Emuobor (Ravenscroft) Emuobor is a special talent and...

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Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Browns Summit, North Carolina for a high-level showdown between two of the top independent schools in the state in Liberty Heights and Piedmont Classical. Liberty Heights entered this game with two wins over Piedmont Classical and sought out a third. Even though these squads possess equal talent and coaching, Liberty Heights has found a way to be slightly...

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Piedmont Classical v. Henderson Collegiate

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the edge of Browns Summit, North Carolina, where Piedmont Classical was set to kick off their season against the reigning 1A runner-up in Henderson Collegiate. It was a matchup made in heaven, since both teams truly embrace playing the best possible opponents and have the talent to compete with any program in the state. There’s no love lost between these...

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#PhenomHSJamboree: Miles Mid-Day Standouts/Storylines

James Wilkins has Calvary Day Clicking on all Cylinders  6’1 2022 Guard James Wilkins is the catalyst behind this Calvary Day offense and he’s surrounded by a unique set of wings/bigs that make this team a tough cover. 6’4 2021 Zech Gibson and 6’8 2022 Charles McClenahan provide inside/outside scoring punches and work well within the offense. Wilkins can impress you with his scoring or...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 14

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 14   Team 14 Coach: Brian Cousin     #10:5’8 ’22 William Ham Jr. (Denver, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that is just beginning to scratch the surface of his long-term potential, William Ham Jr. He’s a young point guard prospect with a tight handle and the ability to navigate the floor pretty well. Ham offers a...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Coach Thread’s Standouts

No. 18 5’10 2020 Adrian Suffren (Charlotte, NC) Suffren is a tough guard that handles the ball really well. He was a blur on the court today getting out in transition and finish really well at the rim. He is also really good on the defensive end. Moving his feet and stay in front of his opponent. Has great hands and gets a lot of deflections playing in the passing lanes.   No. 21:...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Kevin’s Fab 5 Standouts

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...

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