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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2022 DJ Nix (Cannon): Even in a loss, Nix was incredibly productive and just seemed to be everywhere on the court. No matter where you put him, Nix was able to create havoc and simply produce. He showed his full arsenal, creating for himself, getting to the basket to score, knocking down shots on all levels, and getting on the boards.  He finished with 35 points and 12 rebounds, in one of...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #CHC12 (Day 2)

2023 Samyha Suffren (Cannon): Suffren was impressive with her presence on the court.' It is easy to see why schools have been targeting her for the class of 2023.' She displayed a tremendous skill set, especially in creating for herself and she is a dynamic scorer from many levels and in an array of ways. Handles the ball well, plays at a great pace, and displays a feel and IQ for the game. She...

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Saturday, Nov. 13)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for.

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Kyree Bethel #13: 6'1 '24 Jermaurhiyun Anderson (Quality Education) Starting things off, we look a player who should be among the top new additions to the state, Jermaurhiyun Anderson. He's a tough, heady guard prospect with a strong penetration sense and the ability to consistently finish or make plays within the paint. Anderson absorbs contact well, sets up others as needed,...

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North Carolina Top 80 All Star Team Class of 2022

Note: Players had to play in all three games ClassHeightNo.NameHigh SchoolCityState20226'7'62Noah RossTrinity Academy Of RaleighApexNC20226'6'54Raphael GayWinston-Salem ChristianWinston-SalemNC20226'2'21Xavier McKelvyUnited FaithCharlotteNC20226'5'39Josh ScovensPageGreensboroNC20226'6'45DJ NixCannonHarrisburgNC

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Division I talent everywhere you look for Team Charlotte 2022

It is an easy statement to make but one that you can say almost every year' Team Charlotte 17u is absolutely LOADED with talent that will have college coaches flocking their way.' Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them start the travel ball season at the Queen City Showcase.' This is a team coached by Derius McInnis, who has done an outstanding job with this group over the years.' When diving...

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On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships

On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships  It was only fitting, the top two teams in the NCISAA 4A were playing for the state championship. That being said, Cannon road to the title came the hard way, just like the year before. They had to win on the opposing team's home court. Last year, Cannon beat Charlotte Latin and then beat Carmel 94-85 to capture the coveted...

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Holiday Classic: Cannon vs. Concord Academy (Recap/Standouts)

After an overtime thriller, Concord Academy and Cannon followed in yet another big-time showdown between two well-known programs.' The energy and fans were into it, as these two programs have some rich histories with them.' Trading leads and having a back-and-forth feel early on, it was Cannon that was able to get the early lead at 19-15 with a late tip-in at the end of the first quarter. 'It...

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 1 Standouts

Game 1:Winston-Salem Christian 60Aiken High School 58 Quante Berry 6'4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Berry finished with 20 points and 6 assists in a 60-58 win over Aiken High School. The 6'4 combo guard continues to improve and improve his game as the primary ball handler and facilitator for this Winston-Salem Christian team....

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Phenom Open Run: Cannon

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area. Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court. It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event.

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team Curry Preparing for Battle

Right now, there are various opinions about the 'who's who' of grassroots basketball'specifically within North Carolina. Throughout the summer, Team Curry has been at the forefront of those conversations due to their crossroads between success and a roster full of appealing prospects. This upcoming weekend, their 16U group will be in attendance at our Summer Havoc and should have the opportunity...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Cannon “Earns” Trip to NCISAA State Championship

Cannon 'Earns' Trip to NCISAA State Championship Cannon 75 Greensboro Day 64 For head coach Che Roth, his motto at Cannon is 'earn it,' and their play in the semifinals against three-time defending state champions Greensboro Day was simply just that. Cannon came out red-hot and led 19-13 in the first quarter. 6'6 sophomore DJ Nix hit four 3-pointers and offensively Cannon was a well-oiled...

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Cannon advances to NCISAA 4A semi-finals

Cannon advances to NCISAA 4A semi-finals  Cannon 88 Wesleyan Christian 70 Phenom Hoops travelled to Concord, North Carolina to cover the NCISAA 4A quarterfinal game between Wesleyan Christian and Cannon School. Wesleyan School came into the contest with an 16-9 record and has been one of the surprise teams under the leadership of second year head coach CJ Lee. Cannon has quietly built a...

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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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