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The Rise of North Carolina’s Class of 2022 (Part Two)

With the high-school season back in full swing, there’s simply no better time to take an extended look at our rankings and some of the players who have already separated themselves from the pack. This is the time where potential starts to directly translate into ability. All of the players on this list have taken massive strides over the last calendar year and have definitely earned their place...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session III Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons #23: 5’10 ’21 Isaiah Escobar (The Burlington School) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually stands out with his motor and scoring ability, Isaiah Escobar. He’s a smart, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with quickness and nice perimeter shooting. Escobar defends quite well, especially for his size, and forces turnovers at a quality rate. Next in his...

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

#100 6’4 2022 Kheni Briggs: AL Brown (NC) Briggs is a really high level young player that has continued to make strides since our last viewing. He’s a strong bodied 2-guard that is always in attack mode on the offensive end, consistently going around or through his man to the basket. His outside shot is consistent and his above the rim capabilities allow him to create an abundance of...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: A.L. Brown

Continuing to hit the road for Phenom Hoop Report, Patrick O’Brien headed to Kannapolis, NC to check out A.K. Brown, a team that finished 21-8 last season under head coach Shelwyn Klutz.  Now, the Wonders look to build off that season and look to make noise in the state of North Carolina once again. When watching this team, one can see that they have a nice blend of talent but they will also be...

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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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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Champion Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to Rock Hill, South Carolina for an absolutely loaded event. We featured some of the biggest teams in the region, from Upward Stars to Team Charlotte to TMP and PSB, which made for some high-level competition across the two days. This article will take a closer look at the five players that stood out the most…   6’0 ’20 Myles Tate (Upward Stars)...

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Eye Catchers from #PhenomTeamCamp

It was a great weekend at Queens University.  The facility was great, the atmosphere was even better, and the talent was outstanding.  Teams competed at the highest of levels and are hoping to use this as a building block towards a successful season. Players took advantage of the platform as well, as these were the players that stood out from the event. 2020 6’4 Ricky Council IV (Southern...

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Phenom Team Camp: Day 3 Standouts

By: Julia Funderburk Kheni Briggs (6’4, c/o 2022)—Briggs dominated at the Phenom Hoops JMAC Showcase at the beginning of the month and hasn’t stopped rolling since.  A force to be reckoned with in the paint, the rising sophomore for the A.L. Brown Wonders scored 16 in his first game of the day against Independence High.  His second half sparked a solid run to put the Wonders back on top after...

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Tommy’s Ten from JMAC Showcase (Part 1)

By: Tommy Michaels This weekend at the JMAC Showcase in Fort Mill, SC there was an immense talent pool ranging from 12U to 17U. I was stationed at Nation Ford High School and took in over 15 games throughout the weekend. Here are some of the standouts, in no particular order, that made an impression on me. Let’s get into it! Yaturi Bolton (6’4 2021 G – Lowcountry Bulldogs) Bolton’s length and...

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Team CP3 2022 Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase

In the 16U Blue Division Silver Championship game two talented teams faced off as Team Winston 2021 squared up against Team CP3 2022. Team Winston got off to a blistering start thanks in part to 5’10 G Tyriek Leach who finished the game with a team-high 17 points and was doing so in a number of ways. After a slow start, Team CP3 began to get their footing. 5’11 PG Khalil Marshall seemingly took...

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A Closer Look: Five More Top Prospects from North Carolina’s Class of 2022

This week, we took a closer look at the top five from North Carolina’s Class of 2022 and today we will highlight those that just narrowly missed the first cut. Keep in mind, this class is supremely talented and various top tier prospects are just beginning to establish themselves within the bigger picture. As mentioned yesterday, these are merely the opinions of the writer and are not Phenom...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: NCTop80

The prestigious NC Top 80 has hosted the top talent in all of the Hoop State the last several years, this years edition didn’t disappoint. Greensboro, North Carolina- Phenom Hoops NC Top 80 camp is unique in it’s own right, due mostly in part to the amass of talent assembled together under one roof for competition. This camp provides coaches, media and, spectators alike an...

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Diving in with: Kheni Briggs

The first time I saw 6’3 2022 Kheni Briggs he was an eighth grader playing with Team CP3 and he was literally playing all five positions, it’s rare for a kid that young with size to already have a hold on the skillset and mobility. Greensboro, North Carolina- Briggs doesn’t possess the build of a typical freshman he’s got a slender stocky build at 6’3, he’s physical enough to match up on the...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Session 2)

Jamie’s List of Five Phenom’s High School Jamboree – Session 2 32 teams from around the region showed up to play on this platform. Some of the best competition, incredible exposure and college coaches all make this the best jamboree the region has. Session 2 of the 6th Annual Phenom’s High School Jamboree proved just that. Players stepped up to the plate and took advantage of this opportunity....

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Player Standouts at Phenom High School Jamboree Session 2 (Morning Session)

Mount Tabor 6’6 ’20 Jakob Moore The big man plays a vital role to this team, given his status as their main interior presence on both sides of the ball. He’s big, strong, and understands how to properly utilize his body to clear out space around the basket for finishes and rebounds. Moore is a team-first guy and it’s evident in his blue-collar role for Mount Tabor. The lefty also showed the...

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