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Phenom 1-on-1 with 2023 Truman Claytor (Word of God)

Phenom Hoops continues to check in on players around the state in the Class of 2023, this time talking to 2023 Truman Claytor.  Claytor has really seen his game and recruitment rise over the last year with Word of God and is now excited about the opportunity to show what he can provide on the court with Team Loaded. We go 1-on-1 with Claytor to find out all the latest, how his game has...

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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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2023 Truman Claytor’s recruitment really picking up

2023 Truman Claytor has been quickly rising up the ranks here in North Carolina for the Class of 2023 and if you have watched him this season for Word of God, it is easy to see. Claytor has been that x-factor for the Holy Rams, playing a huge role in the team’s success and showing that he can be a big threat from outside. He has been catching the eyes of many programs and interest levels...

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Friday Standouts from Relentless Hoops Military Circuit

6’9 2022 David Dixon (Speights Academy)Dixon was arguably the top 2022 prospect in attendance at the event. In my humble and honest opinion, Dixon is a player who is being vastly under-recruited. He’s a player that could without question play in leagues like the A-10 or the American. At 6’9, he has a great mix of size, skill and athleticism. He has the ability to beat you from...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 4 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2023 Josh Bullock (Lake Norman Christian): Bullock may have had the performance of the day on Day 4, as he went off for 31 points in the in today.  His stock seems to be rising, as he has really elevated his play as a point guard.  His poise, his strength, his mentality on the floor… all make him very intriguing and when you add his offensive scoring output that he showed, Bullock is really...

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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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Opening some eyes: NC Top 80 (Class of 2023)

We recently spoke about guards that are looking to have a big season (Read: Guards looking to have a big high school season: NC Top 80 (Class of 2023) but there were others at the event that really captured a lot of eyes with their play and could see their recruitment take off in a big way.  Check out a few more names that impressed at the loaded NC Top 80. 2023 Truman Claytor (Word of...

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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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North Carolina Top 80 All Star Team Class of 2023

Note: Players had to play in all three games ClassHeightNo.NameHigh SchoolCityState20236′2″17Jaylen CurryJ.L. ChambersCharlotteNC20236′5″43Truman ClaytorWord of GodErwinNC20236′5″37Isaiah WashingtonPine ForestFayettevilleNC20236′6″49Freddie DilioneWord of GodFayettevilleNC20236′0″6Chase DawsonCaryDurhamNC20236′0″8Jordan CooperWayne Country DayGoldsboroNC20236’6″48Dylan PurnellWord of...

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East Region Standouts – Hoop State League Week 2 Part 1

Game 1 Papa Pete’s Patriots 58The Loe 47 5’11 2022 Sam Gregg (Papa Pete’s Patriots) is a tough guard who makes plays on both ends of the floor. He brings a certain level of toughness to this team. He guards the ball and is active in the gap with quick hands and forces steals. In addition to his toughness, he gets into the paint where he has the ability to finish at the basket and kick out to...

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An X-Factor: 2023 Truman Claytor (Word of God)

Player: Truman ClaytorSchool: Word of GodClass: 2023Height: 6’4 There is no doubt about it this year… Word of God is loaded with talent everywhere you look.  College coaches will be flocking to check out the talent and this looks to be a team that could make a national push if everything starts clicking.  But during our Phenom Open Gym Tour and at the HoopState League, one player looks...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Hoop State Fall League (Week 1, East Division)

2024 6’1 Gabriel Marquis (Team Raleigh): The young guard really captured some eyes with his play early on.  Plays with a calming and fluid feel on the floor, making plays for himself and for others.  He led the charge offensively, viewed the court, and made multiple plays for himself off the dribble or found open teammates.  Strong start for this young man. 2023 6’3 Nicholas...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Word of God

The tour around the state of North Carolina continues, as Phenom Hoops is checking out all the talent across the state.  One program that we were eager to learn more about was Word of God and it looks like the Holy Rams are going to be a must-see for many.  Talent on top of talent was on the floor during their first practice and they will for sure will be the talk around the area. When you look...

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Versatile and Productive: 6’5 2023 Truman Claytor

With the recent start of travel ball, there has been a lot of discussion surrounding players who are beginning to finally receive the appropriate amount of recognition for their abilities. While most college programs have approached the Class of 2023 with caution, it’s clear that Truman Claytor will ultimately become a priority for next-level coaches. Given everything he’s done with Team Loaded...

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Holiday Classic: Cape Fear Christian vs. Franklin Prep Regional (Recap/Standouts)

Second game of the day brought us Franklin Prep Regional and Cape Fear Christian. Both teams were coming off losses on Tuesday and they were looking to bounce back on the final day of the Holiday Classic. It took a few minutes for teams to adjust on the court but it was Cape Fear Christian that took the early lead midway through the first, as it was their pressure defense that created easy...

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