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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Word of God vs Combine Goes DOWN TO THE WIRE at 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

Combine Academy and Word of God faced off in a semi-final matchup at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. With a back and forth game between the two teams, Word of God eventually came away victorious narrowly edging the Goats to advance to the championship game of the TJ Warren bracket.

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Phenom Recruiting Roundup: January 3

We hope everyone enjoyed their holidays and we know many would be busy over the last few days so you may have missed some of the latest recruiting news involving some Phenom Hoops prospects. So, check out what you may have missed over the last few days or so.

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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East Region Standouts – Hoop State League Week 2 Part 1

Game 1 Papa Pete’s Patriots 58The Loe 47 5’11 2022 Sam Gregg (Papa Pete’s Patriots) is a tough guard who makes plays on both ends of the floor. He brings a certain level of toughness to this team. He guards the ball and is active in the gap with quick hands and forces steals. In addition to his toughness, he gets into the paint where he has the ability to finish at the basket and kick out to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Hoop State Fall League (Week 1, East Division)

2024 6’1 Gabriel Marquis (Team Raleigh): The young guard really captured some eyes with his play early on.  Plays with a calming and fluid feel on the floor, making plays for himself and for others.  He led the charge offensively, viewed the court, and made multiple plays for himself off the dribble or found open teammates.  Strong start for this young man. 2023 6’3 Nicholas...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Word of God

The tour around the state of North Carolina continues, as Phenom Hoops is checking out all the talent across the state.  One program that we were eager to learn more about was Word of God and it looks like the Holy Rams are going to be a must-see for many.  Talent on top of talent was on the floor during their first practice and they will for sure will be the talk around the area. When you look...

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New faces looking to make their presence felt in NC this upcoming high school season

The summer has come to a close and now that just means we are one step closer to high school basketball. That also means there will be several new names that burst onto the scene in North Carolina, as these fresh faces will certainly be players you will want to know heading in. Here are just five players that are new to the NC scene but should really make their impact felt this upcoming high school season.

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The Bash – Friday Night Standouts

Game 1Winston-Salem Christian 57Liberty Heights 55 Quante Berry             6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Quante Berry was really good in last night’s win over Liberty Heights. Coming into the season, one would say he was better at the shooting guard position...

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2023 6’7 Brandon Gardner becoming a hot target early for college programs

Versatility, size, and athleticism… all words that can describe a very intriguing, young talent down in South Carolina. 2023 6’7 Brandon Gardner from Gray Collegiate Academy is already being pegged as a big-time talent coming from the state and college programs aren’t wasting any time in showing that.

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