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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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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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#PhenomGateCity: Miles Magical Five (Night One)

6’4 2021 Darrius Davis: Moravian Prep (15 Points, 5-7 FG, 5-5 FT, 3 Rebounds) Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore get the headlines for Moravian Prep and deservedly so. They’re both unique talents that bring an undeniable level of production and excitement to the floor each and every time they suit up, but Moravian Prep doesn’t take that game the way they did without the performance of Darrius Davis....

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Player Standouts at Phenom Gate City Classic

6’2 ’20 Dylan Blake (First Flight) Arguably no team in North Carolina brings as much intrigue as First Flight, and Blake is a major part of what they do. He’s the lynchpin in an absolutely new-age style of infinite three-point shooting. Blake is a knockdown shooter in virtually every way but also showcases the mentality of a point guard and consistently works to get others involved. He’s tougher...

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2022 6’7 DJ Nix preparing himself for a big summer and HS season

One of our very own at Phenom Hoops, Jeff Bendel, put it best just a few months ago in his piece talking about some of the top 2022 prospects in the state of North Carolina. 6’7 DJ Nix may be the most underrated prospects within his class for North Carolina, especially considering his undeniable productivity. Well, Nix has continued that focus this summer and is hoping that his hard work, hours...

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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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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach Morris   #4:5’10 ’20 Stephen Minor (Winston-Salem Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks increasingly likely to have a big-time senior campaign, Stephen Minor. He’s a slightly undersized point guard prospect with a nice blend of IQ, skill, and athleticism. Minor is pretty strong for his size and shows no issue getting by opponents, which allows him to enter...

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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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Cannon School Shines, Dominates Providence Day 75-53

I made the short drive up I-85 North to The Cannon School (13-9) as they hosted Providence Day (10-11) and it was an exciting matchup featuring some of the best young talent in the state, if not the country.  It was a tightly contested battle throughout the first half with 6’3 2021 Jarvis Moss keeping Cannon alive early with his flamethrower from beyond the arc (3-3 from deep in the 1st...

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Diving in With: DJ Nix and Cannon

As a freshman in high school it is challenging to make any varsity team, but to start and excel in that sport early on is an entire different thing. That is exactly what DJ Nix is doing with Cannon School (NC), out of Concord. Concord, North Carolina- Nix isn’t built like a typical freshman and he certainly doesn’t play like one. Nix has a grown man game down low, he’s athletic and physical on...

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Phenom National Showcase Game MVP Day 2

Phenom National Showcase Game MPV Day 2 (Dillard Gymnasium) Awards of Excellence Game MVP    6’5 2019 Paul Hudson (Charlotte Christian) Standing a lengthy 6’5 and sporting an impressive 7’4 wingspan, the do-it-all hybrid forward simply had a great all around game. Hudson finished with 18 points, collected rebounds, and defended his position extremely well. In addition,...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Day Two, Early Day Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’2 2019 Travion McCray: Village Christian Academy McCray is an absolute junkyard dawg that always plays with a high level of energy, toughness, and just general tenacity.  He shoots the ball well from distance and always has his head up looking where to move the ball as a true floor general.  He simply gets after it on the defensive end, taking pride in locking up whomever he matches up...

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Coach Rick’s Stock Boosters from the Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic

Coach Rick’s Stock Boosters from the Carmel Christian Tip Off The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, the action on the floor...

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