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Phenom Game Report: The Burlington School vs. Carmel Christian

Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian 77 The Burlington School 58 The Burlington School, defending NCISAA 2A state champions, came into the contest with an impressive 21-4 record, losing only to nationally ranked Southern California (58-51),  Word of God (69-65) and Link Academy (59-53), who is also ranked the No. 1 team in the country. In addition, The Burlington School also lost a close...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Shane Peterson

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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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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Player Standouts at Tyler Lewis Hoopfest

6’0 ’23 Evangelia Paulk (Asheville Christian) The Lions were the clear aggressors from the opening tip, and that was thanks, in large part, to everything Paulk brought to the table. She possesses excellent size and understands how to use it very well, both as a screener and interior presence on both ends of the floor. Paulk is extremely polished with the necessary blend of IQ, toughness, and...

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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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POB’s Thoughts: Shooters with Range (NC Top 80)

Phenom Hoops had another terrific North Carolina Top 80 this past weekend, bringing in some of the best players around the state all under one building. We had a chance to check out a lot of players that you will be seeing at the next level, including players that can certainly help from outside. In this article, we discuss some of the top shooters from the event that we saw, as they really...

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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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Dawkins’ Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 3, Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Jackson Holt (Big Shots 17U/Moravian Prep)  Jackson is a well-conditioned, smooth shooting guard that knocks down open perimeter shots at a high rate of efficiency. I believe he is one of, if not, the best shooter(s) on a team full of talented marksmen. In his senior season we see him receiving a ton of opportunities to show coaches at the next level his shot-making...

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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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Stock Risers of NCISAA (Session 2) LIVE Period – Class of 2022

Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will continue with the stock risers for the class of 2022.

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Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian vs. The Burlington School

It was a matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2 by Phenom Hoops in the NCISAA.  Both teams have found success this season but both were wanting to come away with a resume-type win along with some bragging rights. Carmel Christian though came out strong, having their defense lead out to their offense, eventually getting out to an early double-digit lead half-way through the first quarter. Ryan Roberts hit a...

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Combine Academy vs The Burlington School: Game Recap

On Saturday afternoon, Phenom Hoops traveled to Lincolnton to watch Combine Academy take on The Burlington School. TBS was facing a nationally ranked Combine Academy for their second game in two days after getting a close road win Friday night at South Granville. The first half was a defensive battle. Both teams were doing a really good job of pressuring the ball and forcing turnovers. Robert...

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The Burlington School vs South Granville: Game Recap

Friday night in Creedmoor, NC, we were all in for a treat. There’s something about these public versus private school matchups that get everyone excited. We had one of the top public school teams in North Carolina in South Granville, led by Louisville commit, Bobby Pettiford Jr. Their opponent, The Burlington School (TBS), one of the top private school teams in the state, led by UNCW...

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Phenom Game Report: Burlington School vs. Henderson Collegiate

Back in Rock Hill, as we bring you two teams that have winning pedigrees and were looking for a strong win on Tuesday night, as The Burlington School and Henderson Collegiate took the court. Henderson came out strong and looking to prove themselves, playing hard on the defensive end and looking to be aggressive offensively.  It took The Burlington School a few minutes to get settled but started...

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The Burlington School Tops Greensboro Day

In a battle of titans in the NCISAA, The Burlington School travelled to Greensboro Day and came away with an impressive 67-51 win. TBS threw the first punch and never looked back. Coach Ryan Bernardi had an excellent game plan and TBS executed it too perfection. It’s not easy beating a Hall of Fame Coach like Freddy Johnson, especially on his home court. Now, let’s take a closer look...

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Providence Day v. The Burlington School (Recap/Standouts)

The third game of Phenom’s November Classic took place between The Burlington School and Providence Day School. The Spartans quickly jumped out to a lead, highlighted by a balanced overall attack, opening things up with a 9-3 run and only keeping their foot on the gas. Though they saw contributions from guys like 6’10 ’21 Kuluel Mading and 6’1 ’22 Shane Peterson, 6’1 ’21 Jamarii Thomas really...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

Phenom Hoops tuned in virtually to a few practices for the Burlington School, a program that certainly is brining a lot of excitement and talent to the floor this season. With a blend of new names, returning players, and young prospects, Coach Ryan Bernardi should have the eyes of many this season. We dive into names that we saw and should watch this year.

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“Getting to Know” 6’0 2021 Shane Peterson

Players are often underrated for one reason or another but it’s truly difficult to understand and pinpoint why more people aren’t talking about Shane Peterson. His foundation was built on three-point shooting but has certainly expanded from being a spot-up threat to a well-rounded offensive player. He’s steadily improved, added more to his game, and maintained his status as an exceptional...

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Early Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#71- Chris Hunter- Few players have been tougher or played harder than Hunter, who makes an abundance of plays without necessarily needing to score. He’s smart, rugged, and extremely productive on both sides of the ball. Hunter is a guy that every team needs to have.   #79- Dorien Johnson- The calm, steady guard did a ton of things well during his first contest of the day, making defensive...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Antonio Threadgill   #66: 5’10 ’19 Devin Resper (Grimsley High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that approaches the game with an unselfish, team-first mentality, Devin Resper. He’s a smart, strong-bodied point guard prospect that possesses an incredibly well-rounded skillset. Resper does a great job of setting up the offense and creating for others, but also...

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Dawkins Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase Standouts

One of our scouts was sitting on the baseline this past weekend for the Carolina Showcase and a few players stood out. See who made the list.

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Antonio Threadgill   #72: 5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (McLeansville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that easily stood out among the top two-way performers at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a sharp, intelligent point guard prospect with fantastic poise and the ability to lead by example on both ends of the floor. Dawkins is somewhat undersized, but understands how to...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 10

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 10 Coach James Blackburn   #69: 5’7 ’20 John Bonney (Brooklyn, NY) Starting things off, we look at a player that highlighted his blindingly quick first step throughout the day, John Bonney. He’s a point guard prospect that effortlessly gets by opponents and touches the paint. Offensively, Bonney is at his best when making plays for...

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