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Commitment Alert: EKU secures commitment from sharpshooter 2022 Jackson Holt

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report 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: Jackson HoltClass: 2022Committed to: Eastern Kentucky What Was Said by Phenom...

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Top Available Unsigned Wings in North Carolina

6'4 AJ Smith (Combine Academy) While he's probably more of a guard, AJ Smith's versatility allows him to be labeled as a wing whenever necessary. He's strong, physical, and well-rounded with the ability to thrive as a role player or expand his production as needed. Smith is an exceptional defender with the blend of size, athleticism, and overall instincts to comfortably contain three positions...

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Unsigned Seniors that deserve more attention

The class of 2022 is an intriguing one to look at in the state of North Carolina. Several players have already committed and will be heading off to the next level but there are still several unsigned seniors that college coaches should be looking at. If a program is still looking for talent, these are five (and there are several others) seniors that you may want to look at.

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Ten of the Top Unsigned Seniors in North Carolina

Given the shift into the new calendar year, this period always serves as a meaningful time for prospects and college coaches alike. On one hand, these high school seniors have already gotten somewhat of a feel for how their recruitment is going to unfold during the second half of the season. Most kids are still in the process of fielding offers and accumulating opportunities while college...

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5Combine vs. Virginia Episcopal In the fifth game of the day, North Carolina's top ranked Combine Academy took on Virginia Episcopal (VES) in their opening round matchup of the TJ Warren Bracket. VES jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but Coach Jeff McInnis brought in his second unit and turned up the pressure. Antonio Hamlin got things going offensively for Combine as they were...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2022 DJ Nix (Cannon): Even in a loss, Nix was incredibly productive and just seemed to be everywhere on the court. No matter where you put him, Nix was able to create havoc and simply produce. He showed his full arsenal, creating for himself, getting to the basket to score, knocking down shots on all levels, and getting on the boards.  He finished with 35 points and 12 rebounds, in one of...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6'3 Jackson Holt

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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...

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Underrated performers at Good Guys vs. Cancer

We wrote about our top performers overall on Monday but that doesn't mean the list of strong performances stopped there, as we had several other players step up on the big stage and put on a show. Here are a few more players that might have gone under the radar but put on a show down in the Outer Banks at the Good Guys vs. Cancer.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Good Guys vs. Cancer

2022 Jackson Holt (Moravian Prep): When you talk about one of the top shooters in the class and in all of North Carolina, you have to include Jackson Holt on that list and he may be No. 1.  He showed why to start the event off, as he stepped in, showed extreme confidence, and has such a fluid and smooth shot, as he knocked down nine 3-pointers in the game. 2024 Hampton Evans (Greenfield):...

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Is Moravian Prep the Top Team in North Carolina'

The last few years at Moravian Prep have been very interesting. Two years ago, they won the Hoopstate Championship and advanced their core grouping (Josh Hall, Shakeel Moore, Javarzia Belton, Jamahri Harvey, etc.) to the next level. Shortly thereafter, Coach Antonio Lowe departed for his own program'putting Coach Jeremy Ellis back in complete charge of the Lions' day-to-day operation. Last...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons #6: 6'0 '23 Chase Dawson (Cary Academy) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to embrace his identity as a quick, heady floor general, Chase Dawson. He's a tough, scrappy, extremely fast lead guard prospect with solid vision and excellent penetration instincts, both in the half-court and open floor. Next in his development process is working on his...

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POB’s Thoughts: Shooters with Range (NC Top 80)

Phenom Hoops had another terrific North Carolina Top 80 this past weekend, bringing in some of the best players around the state all under one building. We had a chance to check out a lot of players that you will be seeing at the next level, including players that can certainly help from outside. In this article, we discuss some of the top shooters from the event that we saw, as they really...

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Open Gym Tour: Moravian Prep

Phenom Hoops travelled to Granite Falls, North Carolina to watch Moravian Prep's open gym. Three years ago, Moravian Prep was a relative unknown among the basketball community, however that has quickly changed. Two years ago, Moravian Prep won the inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship featuring players like Josh Hall, Shakeel Moore and Jamahri Harvey. Now, coach and owner Jeremy Ellis has...

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Notable Shooters in North Carolina's Class of 2022

By now, the undeniable value surrounding three-point shooting should be no secret at any level of basketball. The ability to space the floor goes far beyond the basic math (three being worth more than two), as the threat typically leads to improved ball movement while regularly forcing defenses to make difficult, yet precise decisions in their rotations and closeouts. Nearly every college...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 3, Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6'3 2022 Jackson Holt (Big Shots 17U/Moravian Prep)' Jackson is a well-conditioned, smooth shooting guard that knocks down open perimeter shots at a high rate of efficiency. I believe he is one of, if not, the best shooter(s) on a team full of talented marksmen. In his senior season we see him receiving a ton of opportunities to show coaches at the next level his shot-making...

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POB's Eye Catchers from Coach Rick's TOC (Day 1, Part 3)

2024 Paul McNeil (Garner Road): There has been a lot of talk around McNeil and his game but it is easy to see why he is regarded as one of the top players in his class for 2024.  He put on an absolute show to start his weekend, using his 6'5 frame to his advantage, finishing over defenders, showing tremendous body control, and has an excellent perimeter feel for the game.  The young...

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Sean’s Standouts from Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 1, Part 2)

Julien King By: Sean Halloran 2022 Julien King (Garner Road 17U) King was a player to catch my eye today with his impressive performances. The most impressive part about Kings game is the defensive intensity that he contains on every possession. He causes havoc while guarding the ball and is very physical while defending off the ball. He uses his long arms to affect opponents and make things...

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Start Recognizing: Underrated players from HoopState Championship

The stars were out at the HoopState Championship but it was also an opportunity for scouts, fans, and college coaches to get one last chance to watch a few underrated players that could play at the next level. These are four players who played extremely well but have been quiet with their recruitment. However, they have what it takes to help teams at the next level 2021 Isaac Farah (Liberty...

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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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Moravian Prep v. TLAP Sports Academy (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom's November Classic carried onward with another star-studded matchup of Moravian Prep versus TLAP Sports Academy. Though Moravian Prep has lost multiple pieces, they opened this game with confidence behind the leadership of 6'6 '21 BJ Freeman, resulting in a 14-12 lead after the first quarter. That being said, TLAP's balanced, unselfish approach allowed them to bounce...

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