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Bendel’s Best: Gate City Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for another loaded high school showcase. The field featured an abundance of talent from every pocket in the state, which made for two full days of high-level basketball. Four of the competing teams were state champions last season (Greensboro Day, Carmel Christian, Piedmont Classical, and Moravian Prep) but every program in...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Gate City Classic

6’9 ’21 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs) Now that Kadin Shedrick has departed, it’s become increasingly clear that Kiesenhofer is ready to take the reigns. He’s long, active, and possesses a phenomenal frame with great mobility. Kiesenhofer offers terrific rebounding, rim-protection, and all-around timing on defense while showcasing quality touch and a pretty nice perimeter jumper on the other...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Aaron Hogner #28: 5’8 ’23 Seth Foster (High Point Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a pretty nice two-way impact within the flow of the team, Seth Foster. He’s a wiry, high-motor point guard prospect that does a little bit of everything on the court. Foster is a quality shooter from midrange but even better from beyond arc. He gives great effort on both...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Rodney Cozart #15: 5’9 ’21 Kristopher Franklin (Henderson Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to make his presence felt alongside any group of teammates, Kristopher Franklin. He’s a quick, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with excellent rebounding ability, especially for his size. Franklin handles the ball and gets downhill well, but can...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 3 All Tournament Team 2021

NC Phenom 150 Session 3 All Tournament Team 2021   6’3 2021 Glynn Hubbard III (Northside Christian) Glynn Hubbard III used the NC Phenom 150 camp as his own personal playground. if there were any doubts about his upside and potential, they were quickly diminished after his very first game. We’re talking about an ultra quick, explosive and athletic point guard that got where he...

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#NCPhenom150 Session Three: Miles Magical Five (Late Slate)

#115 6’10 2021 Jonathan Kurtas: Southlake Christian (NC) Kurtas is a traditional back to the basket big man with smooth footwork and touch over both shoulders. He’s a relentless rebounder, particularly on the offensive end. He provides a strong interior presence on both ends of the court, bullying smaller defenders with his size and strength. Expect a huge year out of Kurtas,...

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Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#2 4’11 2023 Jaden Dodd: Eastern Guildford High School Dodd was able to affect all facets of the game, he’s a guard prospect with IQ and the ability to apply constant pressure on both ends of the floor.  Even with Dodd being on the smaller side he was still able to finish in the lane amongst the trees and showcased reliable shooting stroke from midrange and well beyond three-point territory. His...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 All Tournament Team 2021

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2021 6′2″ 65 Javonte Waverly Henderson NC Henderson Collegiate 2021 6′3″ 77 Justin Taylor Charlotte NC Carmel Christian High School 2021 6′5″ 103 Isaiah Ray Greensboro NC The Burlington School 2021 5′11″ 24 John Nepa Wake Forest NC North Raleigh Christian Academy 2021 6′9″ 111 Kuluel Mading High Point NC The Burlington School   2020 All...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina to get an updated look at once of the most prestigious programs from across the state. Led by Coach Will Robertson last season, the Spartans went 24-7 and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NCISAA 1A state playoffs. Michael Wade (Young Harris) and Heath Gulledge (Lynchburg) moved onto the next level,...

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Elon Elite Camp’s Super Six and More

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Elon University to cover the inaugural Elite Camp under first year head coach Mike Schrage. Elon’s staff of  Jonathan Holmes, Mark Adams, Allen Payne, Tyler Lewis and Josh Pierre did a remarkable job of putting together an excellent roster of talent. In addition, the camp was well organized and scout friendly as the players participated in stations, skill...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6’0 ’20 Reggie Walton (Team Trezz) While other guys might draw more headlines, Walton is a very vital piece to Team Trezz. He’s a phenomenal playmaker that scored efficiently and defended full-court very well throughout this contest. Walton is smart, possesses all the intangibles that college coaches should be looking for, and simply does the little things that lead to winning games.   5’11...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1 #PhenomSummerFinale

Time flies when you’re having fun, another season of AAU is almost in the books!Greensboro, North Carolina- The Phenom Hoops crew is going out with a bang here at the Summer Finale! The stars came out for one last go around, coaches at multiple levels flooded the sidelines in search of a late boost to 2019, and others got the jump on some classes of the future. 6’3 2021 Elijah Jamison (Team...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — High Major Watch

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2020 (Part Two)

We’ve finally reached July, which is when travel basketball goes up another notch and can truly change the lives of these young prospects. There are numerous players that we feel are underrated within the state, but just on the brink of blowing up. This article will take a closer look at five more guys (with varying offers) that should be regarded as definite Division I prospects. (Read Part...

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Josh Level Classic Preview: Team Johnson

Over six years ago, Josh Level tragically passed away on the basketball court when his heart stopped from a viral infection. Since then, the folks within the Josh Level Classic and SmileForJosh Foundation have done a valiant job to keep his memory alive while raising money for a truly great cause. This game seems to grow tremendously each year and is now arguably set to have the most talented...

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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Highest Ceiling

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. Who has...

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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Best Shot Blocker

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. Best Shot...

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A Closer Look: New Light Disciples

The travel season is finally upon us and competition has begun to heat up; the who’s who of shoe-circuit teams are beginning to separate themselves from the pack while many of the top non-shoe-circuit programs have been at our events and playing in front of dozens of college coaches. Team Winston, Team Trezz, Juice All-Stars, New Light Disciples, the Greensboro Warriors, and numerous others have...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge Live (Bigs)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the first live period of the early summer season. There were over 150 teams in attendance from all over the region, college-level talent was on display, and college coaches of all levels were sitting baseline throughout the weekend. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of my personal standouts from the big...

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Prospects at Phenom’s Challenge LIVE who Would Look Good in the American Athletic Conference

It is that time of year. Regional schools are mapping out their April Live periods. With only 3 days of LIVE period (well 2 really if you consider you cannot start until 6 on Friday and have to be done by 4 on Sunday) this year it is imperative that college coaches see the right players. In this series, we are taking a look at various leagues around this region and the players these coaching...

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Eye Catchers from the Phenom Stay Positive (Part III)

It has been a great event this weekend in Greensboro, as players have shown up and competed all throughout the event.  Some players have caught the eyes of our scouts, but here are a few quick notes from some of the players we have seen. 2023 5’8 Trey Green (Team Charlotte 15u) Being such a young prospect, he brings poise and understanding at a high level early on in his career, which is one...

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Brandon’s big time Breakouts PT 1 #PhenomStayPositive

We’re back at it again invading the Gate City for some prime time hoops action, it’s the second weekend of AAU and the big boys came to play!   Greensboro, North Carolina- Day one was a movie we really kicked things off with a bang pairing up a slate of highs quality games, there was talent on display for all levels from high major division I to the division III ranks. Some guys came in as...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Stay Positive

Team Winston 5’11 ’21 Camian Shell- The point guard was arguably Team Winston’s best performer to open the second day of Phenom Stay Positive. He’s such an excellent leader that sets the tone on both sides of the ball. Shell is so smart and steady on offense, which allows him to highlight his phenomenal balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s extremely tough, especially when attacking the...

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 2)

The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic. Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Joe Badgett   #7:5’11 ’21 Carlos Raven (Wayne Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased an excellent motor and team-first approach throughout camp, Carlos Raven. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with IQ, quickness, and a pretty useful two-way skillset. Raven is a solid all-around scorer, but is typically the most efficient when attacking the midrange...

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