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Point Guard Mentality: 2022 Marcus Morgan (Cox Mill)

Head coach Tyler Johnson at Cox Mill put together another successful season for his program and if you have had a chance to watch his team in action, you know that they play with a fun pace but also is a balanced team as well on the court. This season, the Chargers finished with an 11-3 overall record, having seven players averaging double-figure minutes and getting a little bit of everyone in...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Isaiah Escobar

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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Julian Williams

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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Micah Williams

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...

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Keep an eye on: 2023 6’5 Ma’kyi Butler (Grace Christian)

The number of sophomores that produced this season at the high school level in North Carolina is impressive.  Some of the names you may already but there are others that need to be recognized more.  One of those players is Ma’kyi Butler from Grace Christian in Sanford, North Carolina. Butler, a 6’5, 220-pound sophomore is a name to really keep an eye on. He is part of a sophomore duo...

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Phenom Spotlight: 2022 Darrin Clark (Nansemond River HS, VA)

Darrin Clark 5’9 180 2022 Nansemond River High School, Suffolk VA  Darrin is a super quick and slippery lead guard whose combination of shiftiness and quickness makes it almost impossible to stay in front of him.  Couple that with his ability to bury the jumper from all levels and you have a nightmare matchup.  Darrin is a terror in transition as his end-to-end speed is breathtaking and he’s a...

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Heart over Height: Keenan Wilkins and Dwight Canady

Last night, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to catch a glimpse of Hendersonville in the NCHSAA 2A semifinal against North Lincoln. After going 26-3 last year, the Bearcats have enjoyed an undefeated season and continue to push for their first state championship since 1992. That 1992 season was also their last appearance in the big game, arguably making this Hendersonville squad their most...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Ray Bellamy

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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Tyreik Leach

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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Daniel Cooper

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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Owen Griffith

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...

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Making a mark in NC: 2022 Keyon Webb (Riverside-Durham HS)

It seems like every year, there are new names that come about throughout the state of North Carolina. Yes, you may know the top names in each class but players continue to elevate their play and start becoming more of a name throughout the area. One of those players that would fall into that category this year is 2022 Keyon Webb from Riverside-Durham.  The junior guard led the conference in...

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Start Tracking: 2024 Zion Collins (Hillside HS)

It has been an exciting year to finally get a chance to see some of these very intriguing freshmen on the courts at their high schools.  It has given them a chance to start their story with the program but also finally get a chance to watch them in a high school setting. 2024 6’4 Zion Collins from Hillside high school in North Carolina is going to be one of the big-time talents to watch for...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Graham Calton

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...

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“Get to Know” 6’4 ‘22 Graham Worland

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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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’10 Kabe Ellis

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...

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“Get to Know” Finley Simmons

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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Nighthawks Soar to New Heights

The 2020-21 high school basketball season has been very unusual compared to the normalcy that we’ve grown accustomed to know. There’s been more player movement, less offers being distributed, and no real light at the end of the tunnel. However, we can focus on some positives instead of emphasizing the grim, negative effects of the one-year shutdown. Take Northern Guilford, for example. The...

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On the radar: 2023 Bennett Bowers (Buffalo Gap HS, VA)

The sophomore point guard from Buffalo Gap High School brings early intrigue with what he has shown on the court. In his sophomore season along, he has posted averages of 16.5 points per game, 4.8 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game, helping him earn All-District and All-Region honors. He is also shooting the ball incredibly well; 40 percent from three and 84 percent from the line.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Caden Davis

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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Solomon Butler

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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Josiah Dow

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...

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