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2024 Michael Marcus staying in NC, commits to Appalachian State

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Michael MarcusClass: 2024Committed to: Appalachian State What He Brings: How much...

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Start Recognizing More: Phenom MDC

2025 Hayden Assemian (CP3) Assemian is a player that I continue to be impressed with but still think he is a bit underrated as a national prospect and with college programs. Holding a few offers already, Assemian should be a target for many programs with what he provides on the court.  When you talk about his game, this is one of the most physical forwards in the region. He bullies his...

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Phenom Memorial Day Classic Previews: Upward Stars 3SSB

It probably goes without saying, but Upward Stars is among the top programs in the Carolinas. They do an exceptional job of keeping notable South Carolina prospects on their roster and consistently advancing kids to the next level. Over the last few years, guys like Julian Phillips, PJ Hall, Dillon Jones, and Bryce McGowans (among various others) were a few of the special players to emerge from...

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Player Standouts at Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

6'3 '23 Antonio Perkins (Northside Christian) Given the limited number of seniors on the roster, Perkins' value should be pretty obvious. He provides a clear veteran presence with the IQ, experience, and leadership qualities to set the tone in a variety of different ways. Perkins is arguably the top shooting threat on the team, but also stands out through being steady, adaptable, and...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Austin Collins #7: 5'11 '24 Keenan Wilkins (Christ School) Starting things off, we look at a player who has consistently made strides in his transition into a floor general, Keenan Wilkins. He's a polished, skilled point guard prospect with the ability to fill it up in a variety of different ways offensively. That being said, Wilkins has made clear strides as a playmaker and...

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Phenom Open Gym: Carmel Christian

Phenom Open Gym: Carmel Christian Coach Joe Badgett is one of the premier high school coaches in the country! Period. Point Blank. Winning and Coach Joe Badgett go hand in hand and the defending NCISAA 4A state champion has once again put together a roster that will be a favorite to repeat as state champions. And to take it a step further, put Carmel Christian in the national conversation as one...

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Carmel Christian looking like a powerhouse once again

Phenom Hoops went over to Queens University recently to check out Session 2 of the NCISAA Showcase, giving us a chance to get an early viewing of a few teams and what they have to offer.' One team that was certainly on our radar to check out was Carmel Christian, a program that is coming off a state title and has a chance to add another from what we saw.' Let's dive into what we saw. Carmel...

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Prospects to Pursue in North Carolina's Class of 2024

This upcoming weekend, the NCHSAA/NCISAA Live Period finally commences. Majority of high school programs, both public and private, will play showcase games at their respective sites. These specific events do not include independent teams, which gives spectators and college coaches a stronger sample size from these specific groupings. Today actually marks the 'call date' where coaches can start...

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North Carolina's Class of 2024 forwards to keep an eye on

Phenom Hoops recently released their rankings for the class of 2024 in North Carolina and it certainly is loaded. There are several names that you may recognize, as you can find the full rankings and watch list here (Click Here). There are quite a few forwards/bigs that jump off the list but we wanted to dive into a few more prospects that should be interesting to watch as they continue to...

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Showing more confidence: 2024 6'8 Michael Marcus Jr. (Covenant Day)

Covenant Day is off to a strong start this season and this is a team that has some intriguing bigs helping lead the charge. 2022 Ifeanyi Ufochukwu is one, who is now committed to Boston but they also have a rising big in 2024 68 Michael Marcus Jr. Marcus is one that we got a chance to view quite a few times as a freshman and has steadily improved with his game, as the sophomore big has attracted some eyes his way.

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Bendel's Best: Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another two-day stretch of basketball. Although most teams have begun winding down and getting some much-needed rest, there were still plenty of noteworthy players and teams itching to compete. Our Summer Finale featured a variety of teams across all age groups, but this...

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

2022 Spencer Hairston (Gate City Grizzlies): This young man simply continues to produce and be an offensive scoring machine.  Which is why he should be one to really watch coming into North Carolina and playing at Dudley this season. He has the quickness and ability to create for himself but he can be deadly from the perimeter. Scored 29 points to lead the charge again, something he has...

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'Getting to Know' 6'8 2024 Michael Marcus

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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Freshman Watch: 2024 6'8 Michael Marcus Jr. (Covenant Day)

A new year in high school basketball brings new names to the court around the region. Several freshmen will be quickly making a name for themselves this season and one big that we got a chance to see at our Phenom All-American Camp and then again recently in a game, 2024 68 Michael Marcus Jr. is one to start learning and watching.

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Phenom Game Report: Covenant Day at Calvary Day

Final:Covenant Day 90 – Calvary Day 63 Phenom Hoops traveled to Winston-Salem to check in at Calvary Day, as they welcomed in Covenant Day on Tuesday night. As the ball tipped off, it was Covenant Day that came out strong and built an early 12-0 lead behind the play of Aden Holloway. Calvary Day was able to get on the board eventually and get it down to single didigts for a little bit of...

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Phenom Open Gym: Covenant Day

A program that really is starting to make waves around the western part of the state, Covenant Day looks to be heading in the right direction. Coach Marty Parrish has done a tremendous job and is coming off a 17-win season but this may be his most talented team he has had. A blend of star power, skill, size, and ability, the Lions seems to be a program that many will want to get out and watch this year, as they are loaded with talent this year.

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 18

Team 18Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist'list=PLJSuI1FGChQaWFrI3TPIjvgn80z97uA_W Coach: George Lynch #0: 5'4 '24 Cameron Wiggins (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed fairly well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Cameron Wiggins. He's a young, wiry guard prospect with solid quickness and a useful three-point jumper. Wiggins can...

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