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INTERVIEW: TOP 25 Jarin Stevenson Talks PEACH JAM Aspirations + Improving HIS Game + Recruit Update!

2024 Jarin Stevenson, one of the top-ranked players in the country, sits down with Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops to discuss how his summer has been going with Team United, what he is focusing on with his game, and how everything is going with his recruitment.

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc

Over the last five days, Phenom Hoops was stationed in Fort Mill, South Carolina for our annual Summer Havoc Live. There were two sessions, both loaded with talent and noteworthy matchups, which made for a highly entertaining week of basketball. College coaches were constantly filtering throughout the multiple venues, and numerous offers were extended to players. The sheer number of standouts...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024

(1) 6’6 Paul McNeil (Richmond) Even for those who don’t closely follow high school basketball, McNeil should already be a well-known name throughout the country. After winning North Carolina’s Gatorade POY award, he became just the second men’s player of the millennium to receive the honor two full seasons removed from his graduation year (joining Jaden Bradley). He posted insane per-game...

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Team United 16U EYBL “A Special Team”

To state Team United 16U EYBL may be a special team would be a gross understatement. The class of 2024 team has accumulated a nice mixture of talent, skill, athleticism, but more importantly are well coached and plays extremely well as a team. With such high profile players in today’s basketball culture, this team has no egos from our viewpoint. Team United 16U EYBL has two national level...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Tourney Town Showcase

6’7 ’24 Draven Pilson (Forsyth Country Day) The Furies are as balanced as any team in the state, and Pilson’s steady growth makes them even more dangerous. While it seems rare, he truly shows progression each time he takes the floor. Pilson has drastically improved as a perimeter shooter over the last few months, and can now spot-up, attack off the bounce, or operate around the basket. He’s a...

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Game Report: Seaforth vs. Northwood

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Pittsboro as Seaforth hosted Northwood. It was a matchup that the entire city and state was looking forward to. It was a packed house, which was a reminder of just how special high school sports are with fans in the building. From the opening tip, Northwood set the tone on the defensive end, pressuring the ball and turning defense to offense. They...

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2024 6’9 Jarin Stevenson is ready for the national spotlight

At the Summer Havoc Session 2, there was one team that I was extremely excited about watching and getting a glimpse of the future.  It was my first time seeing Team United 16u in action this summer with Phenom Hoops and they didn’t disappoint, as they went undefeated throughout the event. There were a few players that I was familiar with and had already seen in action but one player that I...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’0 ’22 Cole Sinclair (Durham Hurricanes) It should come as no surprise to anyone within the grassroots scene, but Sinclair continues to showcase a lot of ability as the clear leader of this group. He’s a lethal shooting threat with vision and a nice change of pace, which allows him to effectively manage the game while picking his spots from all three levels. Sinclair handles the ball well and...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Summer Havoc Session Day 2 (Part 2)

By: Noah Hooper 6’9 2024 Jarin Stevenson (Team United EYBL 2024) One of my favorite players that I’ve seen all of session two so far is Jarin Stevenson. What drew my attention to Jarin immediately was how well he was able to put the ball on the deck at his size and age. He also has a smooth-looking jump shot as well, so with his size, and the ability to shoot the basketball, it makes his ceiling...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 Brady Moore (Louisville Prospects): Moore took advantage of the stage that was set, going for an impressive 20-point performance vs. the Royals.  The 6’5 prospect brings a strong frame and plays physical in getting downhill, putting the ball on the deck and finishing well with toughness.  Just really like how strong he plays on the court. 2022 Xavier McKelvy (Charlotte Royals):...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: Team United 2024

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. Team United 2024 We already previewed Team United 2023,...

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NCBCA All-District Teams Announced: Who Got Snubbed?

Regardless of context or situation, there is guaranteed to be controversy surrounding whenever individuals are named to an all-accolade team. The topic of snubs is in constant circulation for those who closely follow sports, as every All-Star/All-Pro team seems to cause debate. Did the most deserving players make the team? Were there more deserving players who were too low or overlooked...

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Weddington wins NCHSAA 3A State Championship

Phenom game report: NCHSAA 3A state championship game Weddington vs. Northwood By Johnathan Kirkland The first of the NCHSAA state championship games on Saturday featured the 3A game between Weddington and Northwood. Weddington came into the game undefeated at 17-0 and Northwood was 14-2. It was a great game to start the day that stayed close throughout before Weddington pulled away in the final...

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Northwood Advances to the NCHSAA 3A State Championship with Overtime Win over West Carteret

Tuesday night was loaded with regional finals that couldn’t be missed. In the NCHSAA 3A East Regional, West Carteret (11-2) hosted Northwood (13-2) for the chance to go to the State Championship. The first quarter started with West Carteret’s Jaxon Ellingsworth putting his team on the board first with a drop-off finish. Ellingsworth picked up right where he left off after his...

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Game Report: Terry Sanford vs. Northwood

Phenom game report: Terry Sanford vs. Northwood  By Johnathan Kirkland Saturday night Terry Sanford played host to Northwood for a spot in the NCHSAA 3A final four. The top seeded Terry Sanford fell to the 13 seed Northwood 43-41 in a hard fought game that pitted two different styles of defense, but both worked out to perfection in a low scoring game.  After the first quarter Terry...

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Five Standout Freshmen “Stock On the Rise”

Five Standout Freshmen “Stock On the Rise” While it’s way too early for Phenom Hoops to calculate our North Carolina 2024 rankings, but let’s take a closer look at five standout freshmen that is making an early season impression. Be sure to check out Part 2 https://phenomhoopreport.com/five-standout-frosh-part-2-on-the-rise/ 6’8 ’24 Jarin Stevenson (Northwood HS) Jarin Stevenson is...

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Open Gym Report: Northwood High School

On Monday, Phenom Hoops travelled to Pittsboro, North Carolina to watch practice at Northwood High School. In his fourth season, Head Coach Matt Brown has quickly built a state contender. In his second season as head coach, the Chargers finished 19-10 in the 2018-2019 season with a trip to the 3A State Sweet Sixteen. Last season, Northwood won their conference with an overall record of 27-3 and...

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Northwood High School, “The Future is Now”

Last season, Northwood finished 27-3 and lost their top four scorers off the team. This upcoming season, Coach Matt Brown has to be excited about the incoming class of players. While Northwood may not match their total of 27 wins, Coach Matt Brown has plenty of optimism surrounding the talent of their underclassmen. Over time, this could become a very special group and one that could contend for...

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