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Commitment Alert: College of Charleston adds another in 2023 James Scott

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: James ScottClass: 2023Committed to: College of Charleston  What Was Said...

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Biggest Stock Risers in North Carolina: Class of 2023

The class of 2023 in North Carolina has been fun to watch, as several players have seen their stock rise tremendously from the end of the high school season until now. Many players have been playing extremely well this summer but these four players have really seen their recruitment continue to take off; some of the hottest targets for many college coachse. Freddie Dilione – 6’5 – Word of God...

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Team Loaded Trio Beginning to Blow Up

The travel ball season can be a long, winding road full of obstacles with no real light at the end of the tunnel. Players expect to collect offers while college coaches want to be impressed. Lately, scholarships are going out at an all-time low and coaches are seemingly more occupied with the transfer portal than ever before. That being said, these high school prospects aren’t going out quietly....

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Players to Watch for in the NCHSAA State Championships: Seventy-First v. West Charlotte

6’8 ’23 James Scott (Seventy-First) Given the difference between these two rosters (especially following the Donovan Raymond injury), Scott could ultimately be the biggest x-factor on either team. He’s just extremely reliable on both ends of the floor, and that should allow him to naturally affect all facets of the game within the flow of the action. Scott is long, poised, and really embraces...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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2023 James Scott making an impressive jump to start the season

Seventy-First was an intriguing team to keep an eye on last year, as this was a program that was making strides and heading in the right direction all with young players leading the charge.  Now, you have to expect with another year under their belt, the Falcons would take that next step and they seem to be doing so early on this season. But the junior leading the charge and putting up...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Erik Whaley #5: 6’0 ’24 Carson Daniel (Central Cabarrus) Starting things off, we look at a player who already stands out as one of the more reliable, productive floor generals in the state, Carson Daniel. He’s a smart, skilled, unselfish point guard prospect with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Daniel typically looks to set up the offense and...

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Poised to Breakout: James Scott

The recruiting scene is somewhat strange to comprehend, as the explanations and reasoning for offering kids are incredibly inconsistent from program to program. Some schools feel compelled to see a player a dozen times before even considering the idea of extending an offer, whereas various others will present scholarships without ever seeing said prospect. Neither method is particularly...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 2, Part 1)

2023 6’9 James Scott (NLPB): There is a lot to like about the potential Scott has with his game… But it is easy to see with his length, activity level, his quick springs and reaction on the glass, and his growing offensive game.  There isn’t going to be too much surprise when more schools come his way and offers start coming in. 2023 6’1 Jamal Townsend (Team Trezz): Townsend is a tough,...

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Finally earning some attention: 2023 6’9 James Scott (NLPB/ Seventy-First)

Length, size, and mobility are always a few factors in a player’s game that can help grab your immediate attention, which is why Phenom Hoops said back months ago that 2023 6’9 James Scott was going to be one to watch. He is a developing talent that played in 11 games at Seventy-First and averaged 5.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game.  When watching him on the court this...

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Keep an eye on sophomores at Seventy-First

It is always interesting to find teams that have young talent that seem to be producing at an early age at the high school level.  Yes, when you have an experienced, older team, it usually makes things easier for coaches but when you have a program full of young prospects stepping up at an early age, the future has to be exciting as well. Seventy-First is a program that you will want to...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 7

North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 7 Coach Dre   #44: 5’5 ’23 Casian Richard (Winston-Salem, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that exemplified an abundance of natural talent and instincts at camp, Casian Richard. He’s a point guard prospect with sharp quickness to go with an excellent IQ and overall feel for the game. Richard scores efficiently on all...

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