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Unsigned Seniors To Look At More: Phenom Queen City

2024 Brendan Bailey (NLPB): Bailey is a senior to check out for sure if you need a late addition. He has the physical attributes that will allow him to find early success at the next level and be able to compete, but he has also expanded and added more to his game. With his mixture of size, strength, and skillset, he can matchup at several positions and find success in being a scoring factor but...

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Phenom Game Report: Lake Norman at Mt. Tabor

Phenom Hoops checked out a very interesting matchup that was actually a rematch from a game just a few weeks ago when Lake Norman took home a narrow 46-40 victory.' Now, Lake Norman hit the road to Mount Tabor in what was another fascinating game. Both teams struggled offensively overall in the first quarter, with Mt. Tabor taking a 9-5 lead led by 2025 Shamarius Peterkin for Mt. Tabor.' Lake...

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Day 1 Standouts from Phenom Lakesgiving

2024 Sheree Gidney (Hickory Ridge): The senior really stepped up to start the event on Day 1, being assertive and strong, attacking downhill like she does, and really being physical in finishing inside the arc and on the boards. She led her team to a strong victory with a double-double of 20pts and 12rebs. Gidney should only continue to excel and be the go-to leader for her team. '2024 Jordan...

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2024 Santana Lynch showing his full game as a senior

Lake Norman is looking strong once again, as they have plenty of players who have been stepping up to lead the way. But one of the biggest players stepping up early on this year must be 2024 Santana Lynch, as he put on a show at the George Lynch Invitational.' On the year, Lynch is averaging 19.0ppg, 13.5rpg, 5.5apg, and 2.0spg, simply filling it up and impacting the game in so many ways. Lynch...

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Day 2 Standouts from George Lynch Invitational

2025 Dylan Deluca (United Faith): Deluca's play in the second half was impressive for United Faith on Day 2.' He was making all types of hustle plays, competing on the boards, creating second-chance opportunities, and creating scoring plays from several areas of the court.' His play really helped big for his team in the second half. 2024 Joe Rhyne (Gaston Christian): For Gaston Christian to get...

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Phenom Open Gym: Lake Norman

Phenom Hoops traveled to Mooresville, North Carolina to cover the opening day of public high school open gym/workouts. For Head Coach Grant Hodges, the future looks extremely bright. Last season, Lake Norman finished with a 19-8 record and went an impressive 11-1 in the brutally tough Greater Metro 4 Conference. While Lake Norman loses All-Conference senior Cole Callaway (Newberry), they return...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: “Myers Park, A National Level Team”

Phenom Open Gym Tour: 'Myers Park, A National Level Team' Phenom Hoops travelled to Charlotte to cover Myers Park open gym. Charlotte, Old Dominion, and Wofford were in attendance for the Friday afternoon workout and scrimmage. Last season, Myers Park finished 17-9 playing one of the most difficult and challenging schedules for a NCHSAA public school team, but coach Scott Taylor has plenty to be...

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Is Myers Park the Top Public-School Team in North Carolina'

Each year, the high school basketball landscape tends to reset, reshuffle, and ultimately redistribute the 'who's who' of NCHSAA and NCISAA. This practice is much more evident within the public-school ranks, as kids can freely opt to transfer to a private or independent program (weakening public schools and bolstering the new destination). Last season, the top public-school program was probably...

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Team Preview: NLPB TN-NC-VA

As you may have seen, Phenom Hoops has previewed several teams early on this spring, giving everyone a chance to look at the talent that will be coming through our events this year. One team that many should start monitoring and checking out is the NLPB TN-NC-VA, a team with a variety of talent from multiple regions. We dive into the roster as you will be able to check them out throughout the...

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Open Gym Tour: Myers Park High School

Myers Park has established themselves as consistent contenders in the NCHSAA 4A classification over recent years with well rounded teams that blend high level talent with glue guys that buy into the programs values and this year's squad is a perfect representation of this program. The combination of high level division one talent with guys that know how to win despite not being major recruits...

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'Getting to Know' 6'2 2024 Santana Lynch

We've seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a 'Getting to Know' series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Dawkins' Friday Evening Standouts : Queen City Showcase

Michael Marcus DeAjai Dawkins' Friday Evening Standouts  6'3 2022 Jacoby Jackson  I feel like many coaches can relate to the player on their team that possesses nearly every quality they can ask of them, yet are still waiting to see those qualities all tie together game in and game out. Jacoby Jackson fits that player model top to bottom. Jackson is a strong guard with the...

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Phenom Open Gym: Myers Park

Heading to another gym, we hit the road to Myers Park to check out a very intriguing team. This is a program that has been a staple in the Charlotte area under head coach Scott Taylor, winning several big games and having big-time players that produce. Some of those players have now left but there is a lot of young and talented prospects coming through the gym at Myers Park. Let’s dive...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist'list=PLJSuI1FGChQZIWkCmm1KlmlEtj6Xlsui- Coach: Kenny Orr #0: 5'6 '25 Melvin Farrington (Atlanta) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a lasting impression despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Melvin Farrington. He's a smart, fairly well-rounded guard prospect with excellent vision and the ability to...

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