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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom New Year’s Bash

2024 Miles Beard (Hickory Ridge): Beard was at it again in leading his team, finishing with 19 points and five rebounds. Beard continues to be a force offensively with his ability to knock down shots from outside and his pull-up game, but also excels in penetrating and getting to the basket.  Beard just has a natural ability to find ways to score and does so consistently. 2023 Luke Brigman...

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Top Performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

Here is a list of the top performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest presented by Fit for Life 24. Calvary DayJaydin Spillman – 12 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 steals on Saturday. Isaiah Ramazani – 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on Saturday. Carmel ChristianKaleb Siler – 20 points and 6 rebounds on Friday. Jaeden Mustaf – 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5...

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Notable Risers in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops released our updated rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024. There are always a ton of subplots and headlines worthy of attention, including which players have taken the biggest jump (whether ability or recruitment) and who is still being “slept on” according to the masses. It’s always important to remind the general public that rankings have no real significance...

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POB’s Player Thoughts: 2024 Jayden Harris could help a college program early

I continue to bring you my thoughts on players around the country, as this is one of the newest segments where we talk and break down even more of players’ game.  I look at players that I believe should be ones to watch more and could be big-time players in the making before they head to the next level. Continue to check back for even more player reviews, as this reflects my thoughts as a...

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

2026 Latrell Allmond (Carolina Heights): Already showing that he is one of the premier rising young bigs around the region, Allmond came out and gave everyone a reminder of what he can provide on the floor. He continues to show how skilled he is with touch in the paint, scoring with great touch around the basket but also showing his ability to operate from other levels.  Also loved his impact in...

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Prospects Trending Upward in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

The travel ball season is always full of surprises. Given the shaky nature of the recruiting landscape, there’s truly no telling which programs are even looking to extend offers to high school players. Majority of programs (for whatever reason) find it more advantageous to pursue kids who already claim a slew of scholarships, as opposed to someone who could actually be a viable, realistic...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina for our annual June Team Camp. The two-day event featured a ton of the top public and private teams throughout the state. There were plenty of noteworthy takeaways from the event, both in terms of individual performances and overall team showings, and this article will take a closer look at...

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Storylines from Phenom Team Camp

Jayden Harris should be entering the national picture 2024 Jayden Harris has certainly been a popular name over the last few weeks, especially with college programs.  He now holds double-digit offers from an array of schools, and it is easy to see why when you watch his game.  Getting an updated viewing of the young man, Harris has not only continued to develop his game but he has also...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 2)

2024 Carlos Vazquez (Wayne Country Day): Every time I watch this young man’s game, I can just see a program finding ways to get him on the floor and for him to make plays in so many ways.  At 6’5, he shows a little bit of everything, with his ability to impact the paint and attack the glass, create off the dribble for himself and score, operate and play multiple positions, etc.  Really...

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Recruitment taking off for 2024 Jayden Harris; making visits soon

When you rewind nearly a year ago, Phenom Hoops introduced many to the name of 2024 Jayden Harris who was, at that time, playing with West Rowan at Catawba’s Summer Team Camp. At that point, we had this to say about his game: “Harris is one that has earned some early traction with his play for Team Wall but should quickly rise up the rankings for his class and become an even bigger name...

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Reece’s Standouts: NCHSAA Live Period (Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Chase Daniel (Central Cabarrus)Any other team would be complaining about their lack of height, but the Vikings have bought in and adapted to beating you with their speed. Chase is one of the quickest and scrappiest defenders in the state, snagging countless steals with sticky fingers and fully operating a two-man press with his twin Carson. No matter how skilled, coaches...

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Elevating their play: Class of 2024 in North Carolina (Part 1)

The class of 2024 in North Carolina is a special one, there is no doubt about it. There are so many big-time names out there that have been playing well as of late and then there are players that are quickly rising up the rankings and putting themselves into new territory. We take a look at players that have really elevated their play this summer and have been attracting new eyes their way....

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Raising his level of play: 2024 Jayden “Juke” Harris

2024 6’5 Jayden “Juke” Harris is a name that many might be familiar with already but there are still several that aren’t aware of Harris’ game. But it was only over a year ago when Phenom Hoops introduced everyone to Harris; at that time, many didn’t know about the sophomore guard that was then at West Rowan. We then saw him once again shortly after at the Phenom 757, where we had this to say:...

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Salisbury v. Northwest Guilford

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Oak Ridge, North Carolina, as Northwest Guilford prepared to host Salisbury High School. Between the two squads, there were more than enough storylines to justify excitement about this contest. Coach Reavis and the Vikings have effortlessly maintained their status as one of the better teams in the Triad throughout the last decade. On the other side,...

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East Region Standouts – Hoop State League Week 2 Part 2

Game 5 Strong Center Hart – 53Team Wall 2024 – 58 6’4 2024 Jayden Harris (Team Wall) led the way for Team Wall, finishing with 19 points and the game-winner in overtime. Harris is a gifted scorer who can create his own shot off the bounce. He showcased his ability to knock down shots from the perimeter and get into the paint, finishing in a variety of ways.  6’6 2024 Ari Fulton...

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AAU season a different experience for 2024 Jayden Harris; earns first offer

Several players around North Carolina in the Class of 2024 had an exciting week, receiving their first offers. One of which was 2024 Jayden "Juke" Harris from Salisbury high school, as he earned an offer from Western Carolina while at their elite camp. He talks about his exciting summer with Team Wall and his thoughts on his recruitment.

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Phenom 757 Showcase: Players to Watch in Class of 2024

What was great about the Phenom 757 Showcase, outside of giving college coaches a chance to watch and recruit some of the talent around the area but it also gave us a chance to watch some of the young rising players as well. There were a few players that caught my eye specifically in the Class of 2024 at the event, as here are a few names to start watching if you haven’t already. 2024 6’1...

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North Iredell captures huge win over undefeated West Rowan

North Iredell captures huge win over undefeated West Rowan In a crucial match up of the top teams in the North Piedmont 3A, North Iredell captured an impressive 81-67 win over undefeated West Rowan. North Iredell entered the contest with a 7-1 record, while West Rowan sported a 9-0 record. North Iredell’s lone loss was to West Rowan earlier in the season.  It was a well-balanced attack by...

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