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Athens Drive Jamboree Recap

Millbrook in State Championship or Bust Mode Having seen them both in the past 5 days, Millbrook and North Meck should be considered the odds on favorites to meet in the 4A state championship game come March. With Millbrook having been in this event, let’s talk on them. Their size is unmatched, but what makes it special is their size’s combination with the ability to move their feet...

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 1)

The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic. Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a...

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Live With Brandon Blakney extra ft Southwest Guilford open gym

On this latest episode of Live With Brandon Blakney Extra, we visited 3A state champion hopeful Southwest Guilford during open gym workouts! The Cowboys are coming into the season with as much hype as any team in the state, and there is a lot of excitement amongst the coaching staff and fan base surrounding this group. The team is led by a catalyst of seniors that have been together for a long...

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Could North Carolina’s Class of 2021 Be Better Than We Realize?

Could North Carolina’s Class of 2021 Be Better Than We Realize?   The basketball landscape in North Carolina continues to grow with each passing year, but the Class of 2021 could be stronger than any other group from recent memory. On one hand, it might not have the clearly defined star-power that was showcased in 2016 with Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, Harry Giles III, and Dennis Smith Jr., but...

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Bendel’s Best: JMAC Showcase & CP3 Live (Part Three)

6’6 ’19 Jace McKenney (WBC Elite) The development process can be a long, grueling road for some players, but Jace McKenney has rapidly transformed into a quality prospect over the last year. It doesn’t seem that long ago when McKenney couldn’t shoot in the slightest, but now he’s hitting five or six three-pointers in any given contest. He has continued to expand his ability to create off the...

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#PhenomJMAC Day Two Afternoon/Night Game Standout’s Court Two

Let’s get right to the stars of the show! 6’7 2021 Zaire Patterson: Team Winston 15U/Winston-Salem Prep Patterson has an excellent frame for his age and it’s pretty clear he’s done a nice job figuring out how to use it on the glass and on the low block offensively.  He possesses a high defensive IQ with an innate ability to call out defensive adjustments anchoring his...

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — the 2021 Standouts

North Carolina is known as the hoop state, that is because every year there are numerous high-level players who continuous come home grown from the state. Every year, there is no platform better than the North Carolina Top 80 to showcase the top talent the hoop state has to offer. The new crop of freshman is just as good as any. Many of them made their names on putting up big numbers on varsity...

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From the Sidelines – Stars of Tomorrow – Part 2 – Previewing the 2021 Class

From the Sidelines Stars of Tomorrow (Part 2) Previewing the 2021 Class Rick Lewis/Jamie Shaw The state of North Carolina is absolutely loaded with high level talent. Each class has a bevy of star power and the 2021 class is no exception. While we have produced rankings for the 2018, 2019, and 2019 class, it has been a standard practice of the Phenom Hoop Report not to rank players in the...

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NCHSAA Coverage — Scholarship Schools Need Get to See South Granville…South Granville Vs. Warren County

The North Carolina 1A/2A Mixed Conference has a lot of talent in it, especially at the younger ages. You have 2021 studs like Terrance Harcum at Granville Central, Po King at Roanoke Rapids and Bobby Pettiford at South Granville. Here is an NCHSAA recap of the first round of this conference’s playoffs last night. Last night, South Granville faced off against Warren County. Both are 2A...

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