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Battle at the Rock Recaps/ Standouts (Day 1, Thursday)

Phenom Hoops tuned into the Battle at the Rock, one of the premier events in December in South Carolina, as they brought some terrific talent for both girls and boys down to Rock Hill. We checked out all the action on Thursday, bringing you the scores and standouts from each game.

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Game Report: Chambers vs Myers Park

On Tuesday night, we had the pleasure of watching one of the top public school matchups in the state as Julius L. Chambers hosted Myers Park. In the first half, Chambers jumped out to a double-digit lead. Their defensive pressure was key in this run as they were able to force turnovers that led to easy baskets on the offensive end. At one point the lead got up to 18 points, as Chambers’...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: HoopState League/ Fall Finale

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Toby Nnadozie (Believe Prep National)  Few players have impressed me these past few weeks like Toby Nnadozie, as few players have been as consistently productive on the offensive end. Physical with explosive athleticism, Nnadozie offers a competitive presence about him that could be acknowledged by any onlooker. He’s comfortable scoring from beyond the arc as well. I...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: JL Chambers

Phenom Hoops continues their road trip around the region, this time checking in on a very talented group in Charlotte and certainly one that has big aspirations coming into the season.  We traveled out to check out the talent JL Chambers had and there was plenty to go around. 2022 Daniel Sanford looks to be the leader once again for this squad, as the senior is a known prospect around the state...

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North Carolina’s Top 2024 Prospects Make Waves at CP3 Rising Stars Camp (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. Typically, this event is exclusively for rising freshmen but the unforeseen circumstances over the last year prevented the Class of 2024 from the occasion. Instead of excising the class completely, they opted to combine the two classes into one enormous event. The amount...

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Looking to take the next step: 2024 Maurio Hanson (JL Chambers)

2024 Maurio Hanson was a new name that quickly captured eyes with his size and ability last year and watching this young big operate on the court, one can see that he is taking the necessary steps with his game.  This summer has been a big one to learn and show those exact improvements, as he is was able to take away some valuable experience and understand where he needs to continue to work on....

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2022 5’11 Cedrek Mangum (Charlotte Guards) Cedrek has proven his toughness to me time and time again this weekend, establishing himself as a reliable scoring guard at his height. Magnum was effective from beyond the arc, knocking down the three-ball consistently and forcing the defense to focus on him. 6’0 2023 Derek Bradley Jr. (Gamechangers/Westminster Catawba)  Coming to...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: CP3 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. CP3 2024 The future looks extremely bright in...

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Could it be a season to remember for JL Chambers?

As mentioned before in other articles, Phenom Hoops was posted up at the Myers Park Summer League, a 4-day event that brought several schools around the Charlotte area all under one roof and was live-streamed by The Hoop State Network. Giving us an early glimpse into what some of the teams may look like next season, one team, in particular, could be in for a big year.  JL Chambers, formerly...

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Dawkins’ Day Two Standouts: Queen City Showcase

DeAjai Dawkins’ Day Two standouts  6’2 2024 Zion Walker (CP3 2024)  In my opinion, every selfless high school athlete should have a default aspiration for their high school career; winning a state championship. For 2024 Zion Walker, he was able to cross that goal off his list early-on, as The Burlington School completed their marvelous journey toward hardware during the 2020-2021...

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Overflowing with Talent: Team CP3 15U (2024)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a variety of high-level basketball. Our Phenom Post-Grad Nationals began on Friday while the Hoopstate Championship and Spring Tip-Off Classic kicked-off on Saturday—making for an extremely entertaining weekend. There were countless notable teams and players from all three...

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North Mecklenburg vs Vance

Only eight miles separates North Mecklenburg and Vance. On Thursday night, Vance made the trip to North Mecklenburg. It was North Mecklenburg’s Senior Night, and they were ready to honor those seniors from the opening possession. Davidson commit, Chris Ford, set the tone early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. He knocked down the midrange jumper, and later converted on the...

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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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Vance vs Hopewell: Game Recap

On Friday night, Vance travelled across I-77 to take on Hopewell. Vance was able to improve their record on the year to 2-0 with the 81-58 win. The game was much closer for much of the game than the score indicates. Both teams came out aggressive in the first quarter. But it was Vance who was able take control of the game early. 2022 Daniel Sanford made his presence felt with 10 points, 3...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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Five Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Player Standouts at HoopState League

6’2 ’22 Evan Ashe (Raleigh’s Finest) Although Lucas Taylor is the clear leader of this team, Ashe is as vital to their success as anyone on the roster. He simply plays a complete, low-maintenance game on both ends of the floor and willingly fills in the gaps in a variety of different ways. Ashe rebounds, defends multiple positions, and highlights impressive offensive versatility. He’s adaptable...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Late Standouts at Hoop State League

6’6 Daniel Sanfoed ‘22 of Cougars 704 is an absolute beast in the paint. He has a rugged combination of strength, size, and athleticism that allows him to affect the game in an abundance of ways. His ability to operate around the rim and score easy buckets is impressive. He is a tenacious rebounder on both ends of the ball; really carves out space and rebounds out of his area. He also showcases...

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Dawkins’ Best Freshmen from Saturday

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2024 Brayden Crump (NC Rim Runners)  Brayden Crump is a tough interior threat with budding confidence and scoring prowess around the rim. Crump was virtually unstoppable on the boards, securing rebounds on both ends of the floor and showcasing an ability to get second chance points at a consistent rate. At 6’7, his current frame allows him to be the tallest player in most...

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Special K’s Superstars: Phenom Summer Finale

6’3 Marcus Farley Jr. of Team Together 16U had a great weekend this weekend. He is an effortless scorer that can really heat up and score big numbers. Doesn’t force bad shots and really scores within the flow of the offense which allows him to be very productive and efficient. Shoots the ball well of both the catch and dribble. Where he really makes his mark is in the paint. Attacks the rim...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 3 Late Standouts

Maurio Hanson 6’7 Isiah Sutherland of Charlotte Supreme 14U is ridiculously long and active for his age. Runs the floor very well and really rebounds the ball. Has a great feel for the game and is super athletic. Has a great touch around the rim, can and will dunk it on defenders. Protects the rim well and uses his length to block shots outside of his area. As he continues to develop, he will be...

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