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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall

Game 1Broughton vs. Millbrook This was a great battle between two of the best public schools in the 919. These two programs have a rich basketball history. Millbrook started the game on a 10-0 run. Even with the slow start from Broughton they managed to fight back in the first quarter tying the game at 17.  Throughout the entire game there were a lot of players who made big time plays. The...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’9 Camian Shell

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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Matchups to Watch at Phenom November Classic (Friday)

After coming off a tremendous event at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, it is only right to get excited about this weekend's event in the Phenom November Classic, presented by Ivester Jackson Christie. The talent on the court is going to be fun to watch, as we have some tremendous matchups coming your way. That is why we are looking at a few player showdowns for each game, ones you will not want to miss.

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Phenom Game Report: Winston-Salem Christian vs. Oak Hill Academy

Phenom Hoops travelled to Mouth of Wilson, Virginia to cover an early season match up of nationally ranked teams. Winston-Salem Christian started out strong in the early minutes of the game before Oak Hill rallied to take a 26-18 lead at the end of the first quarter. It was a high-level contest with both teams making plays that showcased the talent on the floor. Winston-Salem Christian was able...

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Overtime Elite Prep Challenge (Tuesday Games)

Day 2 of the Overtime Elite Prep Challenge got underway, as Liberty Heights, Combine Academy, and Winston Salem Christian were all back in action. Phenom Hoops was on deck to cover Day 1, as you can find all the recaps here. Here are the Day 2 recaps and stats.

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Kenneth Bates #2: 5’10 ’22 Camian Shell (Winston-Salem Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply understands how to properly run a team from the point guard position, Camian Shell. He’s a smart, strong, undersized floor general with a quality blend of vision, quickness, and scoring ability from all levels. Shell is an excellent defender, especially for his...

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Overtime Elite Prep Challenge (Monday Games)

If you missed the news, the three programs from Overtime headed to North Carolina Monday and Tuesday, to take on some of the premier programs in North Carolina (Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, and Combine Academy). Phenom Hoops was on deck Monday afternoon for all the action.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from NC Top 80

2022 Camian Shell: We have known what Shell can provide on the floor but really elevated his play at the NC Top 80. He was aggressive offensively, looked for his shot, initiated the offense, and of course, defended as well.  Really liked how he got his teammates involved but didn’t shy away from his outside game. 2023 Callum Richard: It seems to be coming along for the big man.  He is...

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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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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 2, HoopState Championship/PG Nationals) Part 2

2021 Jordan Wildy (WS Christian): Wildy has been incredibly consistent so far throughout the HoopState Championship, as he brings such a unique versatility to the court with his outside threat from three, his length and size to be able to battle and get on the boards, and his feel around the basket to finish over defenders. Very strong performance so far. 2022 Gerasim Bordin (WS Christian): A...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 1, HoopState Championship) Part 3

2022 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights): The growth that Jamison has made in showing that he can be a complete point guard.  He continues to do an impressive job in staying aggressive and getting into the paint but also scoring the ball with good, high quality shots.  Plays incredibly strong with the ball and finishes well with his body. 2021 Isaac Farah (Liberty Heights): Really do...

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Winston-Salem Christian vs. Quality Eduction “T LEW’s Takeaways”

TLEW’s Takeaways Quality Education vs. Winston Salem Christian  Phenom Hoops made the trip down to Winston Salem to see the showdown between Quality Education and Winston Salem Christian. These two teams are filled with so much talent. When teams are filled with this much talent the tougher more together team usually comes out on top. On Tuesday night the tougher more together team was...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.2)

2022 6’0 Kendall Smith (Charlotte Express): Smith was incredibly productive on both ends of the floor. Loved his intensity and how he got after it on the defensive end, creating multiple steals and pushed the tempo on offense.  His defense helped lead to scoring opportunities on the offensive end for himself and his teammates. 2022 6’0 Camian Shell (Moravian Prep): Shell is one that simply...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 3 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2022 6’7 Mikhail Pocknett (BWSL Team Marsh 17u): Pocknett was nearly a double-double machine last year for Ashley HS and showed that same production on Day 3.  He shows tremendous hands and strength down low in the post, moves well and is always active, and finishes well against defenders. 2022 7’0 Patrick Wessler (CC Elite 2022-2021): Wessler continues to show why he is regarded as one of...

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Brandon’s impact players flying under the radar

Most of the guys on the list are all prospects that have shown vast improvements since my last viewing of them, and have truly expanded their games. One guy remains one of the most consistent guards in the state, and one youngster broke onto my radar for the first time.

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’0 ’22 Kory Davis (1Carolina) The 1Carolina program possesses a ton of intriguing prospects within their program, and Davis has performed well with both squads in attendance. Playing up an age group, he really stood out with his defensive prowess and ability to really harass opposing guards for 94 feet. Davis is also very quick and fast in the open floor, which allows him to consistently get by...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’10 ’22 Corneilous Williams (TLBA) The TLBA roster is loaded with talented prospects, but arguably none more notable than Williams. He’s long, athletic, and plays with a nonstop motor on both ends of the floor. Williams is an incredible rebounder with sharp timing as a rim-protector. Although most of his offensive ability shines around the basket, Williams also highlighted a useful perimeter...

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Previewing the Triad High School Basketball Landscape: Parkland

It’s been stated before, but the high school basketball scene has transformed into something comparable to NBA free agency. On one hand, the kneejerk reaction is to pose an argument for why/how transferring or reclassifying could have a positive effect on said player. The other side of the token typically points to the lack of loyalty, structure, or overall negative effects that could...

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Coach Rick’s All Hustle Team “Effort, Energy, and Enthusiasm”

Coach Rick’s All Hustle Team “Effort, Energy and Enthusiasm” No matter the talent level, there’s an old saying. “You can’t teach effort.” There are just some players that have the “Hustle” gene. It’s in their DNA. They know one speed and that’s all out. Simply put, there are players that are wired to play with effort, energy and enthusiasm. Below are the players that we’ve seen countless times...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2021)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-Defense teams

There were several players could make a case for the Phenom Hoops' All-Defensive Team, but here are the players that made our list. Check out the first, second, and third-team all-defense teams below.

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Defensive Difference Makers

Defensive Difference Makers  There’s an old saying, “Offense sells the tickets, defense wins the game.” No matter the level, defense is the name of the game. When speaking to college coaches, one of the biggest questions we get as basketball scouts concerning a prospect is, ” Who can they defend?” In addition, we often hear players will play at the level they can defend. That being...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Stay Positive

Team Winston 5’11 ’21 Camian Shell- The point guard was arguably Team Winston’s best performer to open the second day of Phenom Stay Positive. He’s such an excellent leader that sets the tone on both sides of the ball. Shell is so smart and steady on offense, which allows him to highlight his phenomenal balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s extremely tough, especially when attacking the...

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Eye Catchers from the Phenom Stay Positive (Part I)

It has been a great event this weekend in Greensboro, as players have shown up and competed all throughout the event.  Some players have caught the eyes of our scouts, but here are a few quick notes from some of the players we have seen.

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Early Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

Charlotte Royals 6’0 ’21 Christian Rudisell- The strong-bodied guard was easily among the most productive performers for this Royals squad. He set the tone offensively and displayed constant toughness on both sides of the ball. Rudisell handled the ball well while offering a quality balance between scoring and playmaking. He also dialed in on defense and proved to be an above-average rebounder....

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Che Roth   #3:5’10 ’20 Camian Shell (Parkland) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-defined skillset at camp, Camian Shell. He’s a strong, quick point guard prospect that knows how to effectively run a team on both sides of the ball. Shell has a formidable jumper, but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, especially on...

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