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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #7: 6’0 ’23 Jaiden Thompson (Central Cabarrus) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a scrappy, high-motor presence throughout camp, Jaiden Thompson. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with a nice feel and the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Thompson is a quality three-point shooter, but also attacks the basket...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: NC GBB Academy

Thursday afternoon last week, Phenom Hoops was in the Raleigh area to check in on the talent.  After our stop at Word of God, we drove just minutes down the road to check in on NC GBB Academy, a new program that will certainly bring eyes their way this year.  Many of these guys we saw this summer and will look to have themselves a big upcoming high school season.  Let’s dive into...

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Stockrisers from the Phenom 757 Showcase

There were plenty of storylines through the event at the Phenom 757 Showcase, along with college coaches lining the baseline. This is why these players could be ones that see their stock rise after a strong showing in Virginia Beach. Check out who made the list this week. Jacob Cooper 2022 6’9 Khouri Carvey (Team Trezz): Carvey was one of the first players I watched this weekend, wanting to see...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom 757 Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 6’4 Ta’zir Smith (Higher Level): Smith was excellent when I sat down to watch his game.  He was non-stop getting downhill, staying aggressive and embracing contact.  There wasn’t a defender that could stay in front of him in that game, as he continued to put pressure on the defense and finish tough buckets or get to the line. 2023 6’2 Caden Bell (Team Wall 2023): I do believe that...

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Game Recap: Cape Fear Christian at Northwood Temple

One thing is for certain, basketball in Fayetteville is high level and the NCISAA Sandhills Conference is one of the toughest conferences in the state from top to bottom. Every single game is a dog fight. You have to bring it every single night. Last night’s conference opener between Cape Fear Christian and Northwood Temple lived up to the hype. Even with limited seating capacity, the...

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