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At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...read more
5’11 ’22 Evan Presnell (Carolina Riptide) Although the Carolina Riptide always seem to shine through their balance, but Presnell definitely stood out among their top performers in their first contest of the day. He’s a smart, tough, heady point guard prospect with excellent creation skills and the ability to set up others, access his lethal pull-up jumper, or finish strong through contact....read more
By: Rod Bridgers Tonight felt normal. Almost a year into this pandemic I watched a basketball game with fans and it felt good. Even better for me, it was in my hometown as the Wilson Prep defeated Riverside Martin 66-50 to advance to the 1A NCHSAA State Championship game Saturday. The first quarter was filled with a bunch of turnovers and missed opportunities from both teams. Blame it on nerves....read more
Each summer season, the grassroots landscape is home to dozens of programs that don’t play on a major circuit yet possess a roster full of next-level talent. There are numerous examples worth citing, but few with better depth, coaching, and overall appeal to college coaches than Garner Road Whitley. Sure, their roster isn’t overloaded with multiple high-major prospects but that’s part of what...read more
Check out some of the early standouts and players from the Arena Court at the Phenom Queen City Showcase (Day 2).read more