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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Jarrod Small

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Good Guys vs. Cancer (Day 2, Part 2)

2022 Joseph Thompson (South Central): Thompson stepped up big for his team on both ends of the floor.  He helped create his team’s lead early by making plays on the defensive end, creating steals, and quickly turning them into points on the other end.  He recorded three steals in the game and capitalized on all of them, as well as scoring effectively inside the arc.  Showcases a...

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“Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Jarrod Small

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Open Gym Tour: Henderson Collegiate

Last week I made the trip to Henderson to check out Henderson Collegiate as they get ready to stake their claim in the NCHSAA 1A classification yet again this upcoming season. This group lost a few program mainstays, including Akhiris Holden and Javonte Waverly who both moved onto the next level at Cape Fear Community College and UNC Pembroke respectively. This group has the pieces to help carry...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Shawn Robinson #1: 5’0 ’27 Jamey Patterson (Blythewood) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed quite nicely despite being among the smallest and youngest campers on display, Jamey Patterson. He’s a tough, high-motor guard prospect with an excellent understanding of how to properly position himself on both ends of the floor. Patterson is a capable...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Daymond Lindell  #3: 5’4 ’25 Mason Dobie (Southern Shores) Starting things off, we look at a player that made an excellent impact despite being the youngest prospect on this team, Mason Dobie. He’s a young, smart, high-motor guard that plays bigger than his size, defends with purpose, and knocks down jumpers at a pretty consistent rate. Dobie made unselfish decisions and...

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