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Top Available Unsigned Wings in North Carolina
6’4 AJ Smith (Combine Academy) While he’s probably more of a guard, AJ Smith’s versatility allows him to be labeled as a wing whenever necessary. He’s strong, physical, and well-rounded with the ability to thrive as a role player or expand his production as needed. Smith is an exceptional defender with the blend of size, athleticism, and overall instincts to comfortably contain three positions...read more
Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical
Last night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Piedmont Classical in Browns Summit, North Carolina for a notable battle between two of the better independent programs across the state in Liberty Heights and the Bobcats. There was no shortage of talent on the court, as both teams are littered with talented unsigned prospects who deserve attention from college coaches. Either way, the Bobcats did a great...read more
Way Past Due: Liberty Heights National Worthy of Offers
Just a few weeks ago, we put out a feature piece on Liberty Heights primarily detailing the trials and tribulations of Coach Mike Wright, his staff, and the incredibly talented collection of players throughout his tenure. In pivoting, their current roster is arguably more impressive than any previous group—yet their individual recruitments don’t echo this notion. Sure, college coaches are going...read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Silas Demery Jr. + Eric Van Der Heijden Combine for 56 PTS in 919 Rivalry Game!
Millbrook and Leesville Road matched up in a highly anticipated matchup, but one team was simply too much on offense that helped secure the win. Check out all the highlights from a highly-anticipated game in North Carolina.read more
Game Recap: Millbrook vs Leesville Road
Last night, Millbrook travelled to conference rival Leesville Road. The first quarter started off with both teams getting after it. Leesville Road took an early 9-3 lead as Jalen McDonald came out strong to start. But just like that, Millbrook answered as Eric Van der Heijden knocked down back to back three-pointers to tie the game at 9-9. Millbrook finished the opening quarter with a 17-13...read more
Top Unsigned Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021
6’6 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep) After our update in rankings, Freeman now stands as the top unsigned senior in the state of North Carolina. This notion is easy to get behind, seeing as how he’s been the catalyst and focal point for Moravian Prep on a nightly basis. Freeman is an extremely skilled forward prospect with the ability to cause mismatch problems due to his blend of size, strength, and...read more
POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at #PhenomChallenge
2021 6’5 Graham Calton (PSB Elite 17u Lowery): Calton continues to show that he can produce on multiple levels for his team. The strong, sturdy prospect can battle down low and always seems to get his hands on the ball. Usually defended by bigger opponents, Calton also shows a smooth perimeter feel to his game. 2021 6’6 Jalen McDonald (Team EAT 17u): He is simply a show and people...read more
POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomQCShowcase (Day 2) (Part II)
Check out some more standouts and players from the Arena Court at the Phenom Queen City Showcase (Day 2).read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Carter Whitt DROPS 34 PTS vs Millbrook in CAP7 Championship!
Check out highlights between Leesville Rd. and Millbrook as they played for the CAP7 Championship on Saturday at Broughton HS. The game was tight throughout the match up but junior Carter Whitt made sure the Pride would come out on top. The 6'3" guard scored 34 points and fellow wing man Jalen McDonald added 15. Will Felton led the way for Millbrook.read more
Are Isaiah Todd x Jalen McDonald the HoopState’s TOP DUO?! Mikey Maddox Open Gym Highlights!!
Word of God is back to national prominence and their loaded up roster was on full display this week.read more
6’5 2021 Jalen McDonald could be on the verge of a recruitment explosion
It is always nice to see when players, who showcase their talent and upside at an early age, live up to their potential and at times surpass it. 2021 6’5 Jalen McDonald is looking like one of those players in the state of North Carolina.read more
Jalen McDonald is the Hoop State’s BEST DUNKER!! Dominates NC State Team Camp
Jalen McDonald is one of the top 2021 prospects in North Carolina. He came to NC State Team Camp this past week and did his thing. Here are RAW Highlights from the Campread more
Jalen McDonald & BJ Freeman: Team Loaded 16’s “1-2 PUNCH!!!”
Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald and BJ Freeman of Team Loaded 16s. They competed in the Phenom Opening this past weekend and led their team to the championship game. Freeman currently attends Word of God Christian Academy while McDonald attends Knightdale High School.read more
Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6
Team 6 Coach: Will Roberson #6: 5’11 ’22 Cameron Oates (Trinity Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that already looks quite comfortable at running a high-level offense, Cameron Oates. He’s a very quick point guard prospect with quality instincts and the ability to effortlessly set up his teammates. Oates scores the ball pretty well from all levels, but typically looks to...read more
What Were Looking For at the Phenom Opening
Want to know why you should attend the Phenom Opening in Greensboro this weekend? These are all the reasons you need.read more
Jalen McDonald: From Local Prospect to VIRAL SENSATION!!! #NCTop80 Highlights + Interview
Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald, a 6’5″ sophomore wing from Knightdale High School. McDonald made national headlines in the last few weeks when he decided to throw down a 360 windmill dunk on a defender. The dunk went viral all over social media and was picked up by every highlight outlet around… McDonald spent Saturday visiting Chapel Hill for the UNC/Duke game and...read more
Jalen McDonald SHUTS DOWN the #NCTop80 Dunk Contest! 360 Windmill + More!
Check out some of the best dunks from the 2019 Phenom NC Top 80 Dunk Contest. Jalen McDonald, a sophomore from Knightdale took home the trophy as he cleared 6’9″ Jaylon Gibson for the...read more
South Granville Holiday Classic Names & Storylines
6’7″ unsigned senior PJ Fenton Green Hope (NC) This is our second time watching Green Hope this season, and it is apparent they go as PJ goes. He is a tough cover because of his size and versatility. He, personally, outscored his opponent in the first half, doing so by a number of run outs, back door slips and jump shots. He is a very active offensive player who is able to step out...read more
Brandon Lee’s Breakout Watch
With an abundance of talent throughout the state of North Carolina it’s hard sometimes to keep track of all the prospects. Teams lose players to graduation and transfers, in retrospect other players find themselves in different situations. Young guys will be expected to grow up a year older now, and some role players will be counted on to step into leadership positions. With the stage set...read more