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Phenom Game Report: Chambers at Myers Park

It was a fantastic night of high school basketball, as two premier programs squared off Tuesday night. Chambers hit the road and was looking for a huge win, as they took on Myers Park in front of a hostile crowd.  Both teams played well early on, as 2023 Nick Dorn was feeling it big time in the first half, while it was a balanced attack for Myers Park. Chambers was able to get a 19-16...

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Reece’s Standouts: Hoop State League (Finals: Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 AJ Parsley (Team Ville)Although the smallest guy on the court, AJ brings a gigantic presence with his scrappy nature that more than makes up for his size. He’s a crafty ball handler that will carry the majority of the decision-making for this group composed of young and older talent. What I noticed in his game that separated him from other scorers at the helm, was the...

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Start Noticing More: Class of 2023 from #HoopStateLeague (West) (Part 1)

The Hoop State League has kicked off and Week 1 was off the charts, but we still have several weeks ahead that you and college coaches will not want to miss. We have been taking notes early on and we can tell you, there are a few players in the Class of 2023 that should garner more attention. Here are four players to look out for more and should be bigger priorities this upcoming high school...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 1, Day 1 at #HoopStateLeague (Cox Mill)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): Leaks was tremendous to start the day, as I was incredibly impressed with how the young guard operated on the floor.  He looked like a strong floor general on the floor, playing with a great pace and vision, finding his teammates and setting them up well, but also taking quality shots also.  Really enjoyed watching how he was able to operate on the court. Leaks is a...

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Phenom Open Gym: JL Chambers High School

Phenom Open Gym: Chambers High School Last season, JL Chambers went 22-7 before losing 58-56 to eventual NCHSAA 4A state champion, Weddington High School. From the outside looking in, many basketball pundits may not have high expectations for Coach Brian Frasier’s team. 6’2 Jaylen Curry transferred after averaging almost a “double-double” of 16.6 PPG and 9.1 APG. 6’8 All-Conference Player of the...

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Big Performances from well-known players: Coach Rick TOC

2024 Jason Asemota (Run the Citi): Asemota came in as one of the premier headliners for the event, as the nationally ranked 5-star had all eyes on him and he performed extremely well.  With this being our first viewing of the 6’9 prospect, one could see why he was so highly regarded in his class and could even rise up the ranks even more.  Asemota though showed it all; whether it was...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 1, Part 2)

2024 Keenan Wilkins (Charlotte Royals): Wilkins certainly did turn it up a notch in the second half, as he scored 21 of his 24 points to lead his team to a victory.  The quick guard made timely plays, especially off the dribble, and used his speed to get by defenders and finish with touch around the basket, but also continue to show his unlimited range with his jumper.  A 2024 guard that really...

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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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Game of the Year: Chambers vs. North Meck, Part 2

Rivalry. Both schools less than 10 miles apart. Packed crowd. Standing room only. Playing for your community. These are the type of environments that athletes dream about. The last time these two teams met, there was an overtime thriller in which Chambers came out on top. Did anyone expect this game to be any different? North Meck entered the matchup with an 18-3 record (8-1 in conference),...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Recap: JL Chambers vs. Carmel Christian

It was a battle of the titans in this one, as two state title contenders looked to end a great day of basketball. Carmel Christian hit the home court and welcomed in JL Chambers and there certainly wasn’t a lack of talent on the court. Both teams came out looking to make a statement; early on it was 2023 Jaylen Curry was taking over early, getting to the line and using his speed to help...

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Game Report: Chambers vs Myers Park

On Tuesday night, we had the pleasure of watching one of the top public school matchups in the state as Julius L. Chambers hosted Myers Park. In the first half, Chambers jumped out to a double-digit lead. Their defensive pressure was key in this run as they were able to force turnovers that led to easy baskets on the offensive end. At one point the lead got up to 18 points, as Chambers’...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at the Phenom Jamboree Bash

2025 Zion Williamson (Elite 1 2025): Williamson is a young but lengthy prospect, that has a natural feel on the floor, brings a ton of versatility with his game, can operate on several levels, and create for himself off the dribble.  Had a strong showing to start his day at the Jamboree Bash. 2025 Kyri Wilson (Mooresville JV): Wilson really showed a balanced attack on the floor. With his ability...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: HoopState League/ Fall Finale

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Toby Nnadozie (Believe Prep National)  Few players have impressed me these past few weeks like Toby Nnadozie, as few players have been as consistently productive on the offensive end. Physical with explosive athleticism, Nnadozie offers a competitive presence about him that could be acknowledged by any onlooker. He’s comfortable scoring from beyond the arc as well. I...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Fall Finale/ HoopState League

2024 Paul McNeil (Richmond Jammers): McNeil is already regarded as one of the top prospects not only in the state but in the country and it is easy to see why at his age.  We are talking about a 6’6 prospect that can be a huge threat from deep, knocking down tough jumpers from all levels, a player that can create for himself and can operate from all positions on the floor.  What is scary to...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: JL Chambers

Phenom Hoops continues their road trip around the region, this time checking in on a very talented group in Charlotte and certainly one that has big aspirations coming into the season.  We traveled out to check out the talent JL Chambers had and there was plenty to go around. 2022 Daniel Sanford looks to be the leader once again for this squad, as the senior is a known prospect around the state...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom September Classic/Hoopstate League

5’9 ’25 Q Williams (CP3BA) Though it should probably be common knowledge at this point, Williams continues to solidify himself as one of the top floor generals in the state. He’s an extremely smart, unselfish point guard prospect with the ability to create and set up others in an effortless manner. Williams gets wherever he wants on the floor and has the necessary instincts to generate clean...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Stephon Richards (CC Heat/Moravian Prep) One 2021 Charlotte-area guard that has truly felt the COVID’s negative impact on their recruitment is 6’3 Stephon Richards. Stephon is a combo guard truly built for the next level, with exceptional downhill abilities that he uses to his advantage. He’s shown 3-level scoring capabilities today, and I find it truly hard to...

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Three Juniors Slated for Major Breakouts

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Summer Havoc at the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina. There was a ton of basketball between the two sessions and four total days of action, which presented college coaches of all levels to get out and evaluate prospective talent. While most of the attention was directed to rising seniors (and rightfully...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: Anthony Morrow Elite

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. Anthony Morrow Elite Anthony Morrow Elite has...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Champion Showcase

5’11 ’23 Kennard Davis (Team Charlotte) Although Team Charlotte always seems to have a balanced approach, Davis regularly shined as a two-way floor general for this group. He’s slightly undersized but still knows how to harass and overwhelm opposing guards defensively at the point of attack. Davis does a terrific job of probing the defense, touching the paint, and making smart decisions with the...

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Could it be a season to remember for JL Chambers?

As mentioned before in other articles, Phenom Hoops was posted up at the Myers Park Summer League, a 4-day event that brought several schools around the Charlotte area all under one roof and was live-streamed by The Hoop State Network. Giving us an early glimpse into what some of the teams may look like next season, one team, in particular, could be in for a big year.  JL Chambers, formerly...

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North Mecklenburg vs Vance

Only eight miles separates North Mecklenburg and Vance. On Thursday night, Vance made the trip to North Mecklenburg. It was North Mecklenburg’s Senior Night, and they were ready to honor those seniors from the opening possession. Davidson commit, Chris Ford, set the tone early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. He knocked down the midrange jumper, and later converted on the...

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