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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 17U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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Phenom Game Report: 2A NCISAA Championship (Trinity Academy vs. The Burlington School)

The final championship game on the night, Trinity Academy and The Burlington School battled it out in the 2A Division.  Both teams have had strong seasons and wanted to end it with a ring, as there was a ton of talent on the court in this one.  The game kind of started out slow for both teams, as Trinity Academy took the narrow one-point lead after the first quarter. 2023 Kevon...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We’ve reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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Game Report: Greensboro Day vs. Trinity Academy

Thursday night, two of the top teams in the NCISAA faced off as 4A Greensboro Day (25-2) hosted 2A Trinity Academy (17-3). This was a can’t miss matchup with six seniors signed to play at the Division I level next year. In addition, both teams are extremely well coached. They take their time and deliberately execute on both ends of the floor. Speaking of executing in the half court,...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Joseph Adams #3: 5’10 ’22 Justin Monden (Heritage) Starting things off, we look at a player who understands how to play to his strengths in every possible setting, Justin Monden. He’s a wiry, scrappy guard prospect with the ability to operate as a floor general or capable off-ball threat. Monden loves to attack the midrange for quality pull-up jumpers, but can also knock down...

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“Getting to Know” 6’1 2023 Kevon Vanderhorst

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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Stock Risers of NCISAA (Session 2) LIVE Period – Class of 2023

Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will continue with the stock risers for the class of 2023.

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Steadily Progressing: 6’1 2023 Kevon Vanderhorst

In basketball, every player develops at their own pace. Specifically physical attributes, from size, muscle definition, and even athleticism, it’s equally as likely for a player to be capped out in eighth grade as hitting their progression as a senior in high school. It’s unpredictable, but absolutely part of the process. Take someone like Kevon Vanderhorst, who was physically underdeveloped...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Grassroots TOC Day 2 (Part 2)

2023 Kevon Vanderhorst (Team Loaded): The young, quick guard was sensational in his ability to attack off the dribble and really put pressure on the defense.  It was tough for defenders to stay in front and he consistently attacked and got to the basket, scoring 29 points in the win on Day 2. 2023 Jak’won Moore (Team Loaded); You can see that Moore has that “IT” factor to his game.  He...

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Wayne Country Day Advances to the NCISAA 2A Semifinals with Win Over Trinity Academy

In a Saturday afternoon matchup, Phenom Hoops traveled to Raleigh to see Trinity Academy (11-1) host Wayne Country Day (22-2) for the NCISAA 2A State Quarterfinals. The winner would advance to the state semifinals. We were in for a treat. Both teams came into the matchup averaging 79 points per game, so it was expected to be a high scoring back and forth game. For the first quarter and a half,...

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Standouts from Trinity Academy vs Cary Academy

On Thursday night, Phenom Hoops travelled to Raleigh to watch the non-conference matchup between Trinity Academy and Cary Academy. Trinity Academy came away with the 99-65 win. Let’s take a closer look at the standouts from the game. Noah Ross 6’7 2022 (Trinity Academy) Noah Ross finished the game with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 assists in three quarters. Ross continues make his...

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Open Gym Report: Trinity Academy of Raleigh

On Friday night, Phenom Hoops attended Trinity Academy’s intrasquad scrimmage. Head Coach Bryan Burrell has built a high level program that consistently competes for championships. Burrell is entering his sixth season as head coach at Trinity. During this time, he has helped numerous players reach their goal of playing at the college level. Just last season, three of their five seniors are...

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