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Putting East NC on the Map: East Carolina Elite 2024

It has been stated on multiple occasions that North Carolina has a ton of young and rising talent to watch down the road, some of which you already know will be big-time talents.  Talent though continues to come through the eastern part of the state and this past weekend in Rock Hill, we got a chance to learn names that many will be getting a chance to learn about down the road. One program that...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Spring Tip-Off Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina to host our Hoopstate Championship, Post-Grad Nationals, and Spring Tip-Off Classic. There was an incredible variety of talent on display, from grown men battling for scholarships to young prospects just scratching the surface, which made for an exciting three-day stretch of...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Spring Tip-Off Classic

5’9 ’24 Aidan Cook (CC Elite) Although somewhat unassuming, Cook is clearly a vital piece for this CC Elite squad. He’s still developing physically but displays excellent feel for the game and shoots the ball at a reliable clip from the perimeter. Cook makes smart decisions with the ball in his hands, both as a passer and scorer, and does a great job of operating within the framework of the...

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Greenfield School vs Wilson Prep

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops travelled to Wilson, North Carolina to watch the rematch between Greenfield School and Wilson Preparatory Academy. On Thursday, Greenfield won at home 62-61 in their first meeting. That was Wilson Prep’s first game of the season. Two days later, the return game was held at Wilson Prep. In a high scoring first quarter, Aaron Murphy and Tychaun Clay led the way for...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom Spring Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: James Smith #7: 5’2 ’25 Jamari Harvey (Raeford) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a lasting impression with his nonstop motor, Jamari Harvey. He’s a quick, scrappy guard prospect with solid ball-handling instincts and the ability to operate effectively within a team on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Harold Johnson #11: 5’9 ’23 Elijah Calhoun (Winston-Salem) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided great effort and unselfish tendencies during his time at camp, Elijah Calhoun. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a nice-looking jumper from midrange and beyond the arc. Calhoun can knock down open shots, handles the ball pretty well, and makes passes to open...

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