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Evening Standouts at Phenom National Showcase

6’7 ’21 Jamylan Blakeney (Combine Academy) There are a ton of high-level defenders in North Carolina and it’s time that we start mentioning Blakeney among the best. He’s as versatile as anyone on that end of the floor due to his phenomenal blend of length, athleticism, and recovery speed. Blakeney can protect the rim and legitimately defend all five positions at the high school level. He plays...

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Team Charlotte bringing the talent on all levels to the JMAC Showcase

One program that everyone should know already will be the Team Charlotte program, as they will be bringing several teams to the event this weekend.  Team Charlotte 17u, 16u, 15u, and 12u will all be in attendance and you don’t want to miss some of the top talents around the area.

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Josh Level Classic Preview: Team Johnson

Over six years ago, Josh Level tragically passed away on the basketball court when his heart stopped from a viral infection. Since then, the folks within the Josh Level Classic and SmileForJosh Foundation have done a valiant job to keep his memory alive while raising money for a truly great cause. This game seems to grow tremendously each year and is now arguably set to have the most talented...

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2022 6’3 Jalen Hood-Schifino leaning on experience to help lead Team Charlotte and showcase talent

6’3 2022 guard Jalen Hood-Schifino is a national name that many should already know, especially around this area.  But this is a young man that will be garnering more national attention, now that he has the chance to showcase his array of talents.

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A Closer Look: Five of the Top Prospects from North Carolina’s Class of 2022

There is no better time to review the growth of prospects than after their freshman season, where many of these young men have begun to separate themselves from one another. First and foremost, these are not Phenom Hoops’ official rankings. They are simply based on the opinions of the writer. Additionally, this class has a ton of talent and narrowing this list to only five players was a...

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Eye Catchers from the Phenom QC Showcase (P. III)

The talent was all over the place and at all levels.  New names, old names, and fantastic battles highlighted Day 1 of the Phenom Queen City Showcase. Scouts were around the baselines but here are a few names that caught the eyes of ours. 6’4 2022 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Team Charlotte 16u) Schifino is a know name nationally but one can’t look past at the poise, understanding, and excitement he...

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Jalen Hood-Schifino & Bryce Alfino LEAD TEAM CLT 16’s to CHAMPIONSHIP at Phenom Opening!

Each player is on different ends of the spectrum. 6'4" 2022 Jalen Hood Schifino is nationally ranked, carries multiple high major offers and is a part of Team USA basketball ... His travel ball backcourt made, 6'5" 2020 Bryce Alfino does not have offers and is not ranked.

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What Were Looking For at the Phenom Opening

Want to know why you should attend the Phenom Opening in Greensboro this weekend? These are all the reasons you need.

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Phenom Opening Team Preview: Team Charlotte 16u

It is finally here.  The AAU season kicks off in style with Phenom Hoops, as we head to Greensboro to open the season with the Phenom Opening. Players of all ages will come to North Carolina in hopes to compete and start the season off. This will be a CAN’T MISS EVENT, as we may have never started off the season with this much talent on so many levels.  That is why we are hoping to get...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Ryan Bernardi   #1:5’8 ’22 Jordan Marsh (Hickory Ridge) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a strong array of two-way tools, especially for his age, Jordan Marsh. He’s an undersized point guard prospect that plays with great intelligence and looks to make the right play. Marsh is very quick with the ball in his hands and can beat his man off the dribble...

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FRESHMAN PHENOM Jalen Hood Schifino is a 5-STAR!! #NCTop80 Raw Highlights + Interview!

Jalen Hood Schifino is already thought of on the national level. He has been invited to all the Team USA mini-camps and is routinely being ranked among the nation’s Top 25 prospects for his class. Standing 6’4″, the freshman point guard at Northside Christian really took charge this season, opening things up for himself and his teammates. However, this comes as no surprised as...

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Coach T’s Standouts from NC Top 80

By: Antonio Threadgill It was good to be back in the action with all my great friends at Phenom Hoops to chop it up and talk a little junk as my boys from Southwest took down Cox Mill over the weekend. Shout out to my guy and one of my best friends and mentor, Guy Shavers, whom I think doesn’t get enough recognition as being one of–if not the best coach in North Carolina. Please go to the...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#28- 6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris- The lefty point guard has been arguably the most impressive floor general on display through the first slate of games. He’s so strong and in-tune with his skillset that it’s almost unfair for opposing guard. Harris is incredibly smart and navigates wherever he desires on the floor. He’s very polished and basically unstoppable when getting downhill.   #106- 6’8...

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No doubt about it… Future stars will be found at the Queen City Middle School Showcase

Over the past 15 years, Phenom Hoops Middle School events have always seemed to bring the fire. The track record is absolutely ridiculous, and it continues year after year. 

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Metrolina Christian Vs Northside Christian: Players To Watch

Metrolina Christian traveled to Northside Christian for a conference matchup and the home team came away with a 66-53 win, led by Glen Hubbard, Jaden Seymour, and Jalen-Hood Schifino.  Let’s take a look at these guys and a few others from their performance in this one! 6’8 2020 Jaden Seymour: Northside Christian (13 Points, 8 Rebounds, 4 Steals, 3 Blocks, 2 Assists) Jaden Seymour...

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Hoodies House Hoops Classic: Friday Standouts and Storylines Part 1

Hoodies House Hoops Classic: Friday Standouts and Storylines Part 1  Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Mint Hill, North Carolina on Friday to cover the 6th Annual Hoodie’s House Hoops Classic. Hoodies House is a nonprofit organization with a mission to raise proceeds that would aid, support, engage and provide assistance to underserved Charlotte Mecklenburg and on occasion, New York...

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Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride

Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride   There is no question, coach Erasto Hatchett has plenty to be excited about. His team has a current 9-3 record heading into the Phenom Capital City Jam that will be held Saturday, January 15th at Ben Lippen High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He has a nice blend of youth, talent and experience, but most of all optimism. Leading the way is fast...

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Why Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Can’t Miss Ticket in Columbia for December 15

Juwan Gary Vs. Quentin Hodge is a Passing of the Torch from 2019s Best Wing to 2020s Best Wing Juwan Gary has been a known commodity since his 8th grade year. He burst on the scene that year and quickly became a national level recruit. He spent his first three seasons at Gray Collegiate Academy prior to committing to Alabama. After committing to Alabama he transferred to Charlotte based Liberty...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s National High School Showcase Day Two (Freddy Johnson Gymnasium) (Part Two)

Word of God: 6’7 ’19 Max Farthing The long-bodied sharpshooter had another impressive showing on day two of Phenom’s National Showcase, leading the team in scoring while absolutely putting on a show from beyond the arc. He showed grittiness on defense and was arguably their most reliable all-around threat on offense. Farthing is very smart and moves exceptionally well without the ball in his...

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Open Gym Tour: Northside Christian

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to cover Northside Christian open gym. Coach Erasto Hatchett is in his third year at Northside Christian. After a 17-12 record last season, coach Hatchell has a lot to be excited about. He has a combination of youth, length, athleticism and enthusiasm. When he took over the program, there was very little left in the cupboard with...

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North Carolina’s 2022 Class is Next in Line

Every year we say the rising 9th grade class in North Carolina is an all-timer of a class. Every year however, the talent never seems to disappoint. The 2022 class will be no different, already, there are players in this class tracking high, on the national level. Just recently USA basketball sent out invitations to the USA Junior National Mini Camp set to take play October 4-7 in Colorado...

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Jalen Hood-Schifino “Poised and mature beyond his years”

Back in February, we wrote the following article on 6’4 2022 Jalen Hood-Schifino “A Class Act.” Only an eight grader at the time, we were quite impressed with his size, athleticism, skillset and more importantly his poise and maturity. This past summer, we got to watch Jalen play on the Team Charlotte 17U team coached by Jeff McInnis. Naturally, he didn’t get a “ton...

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The Carolinas’ Top Rising Freshmen Shine at CP3 Rising Stars Camp

Over two hundred of the top eighth graders were on display in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. There were many intriguing subplots throughout the event, including the basis of this article, which will highlight five prospects from the Carolinas that made the Top 24 All-American contest. Perry Smith Jr. was the lone Palmetto-state representative...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 Standouts — The Young Guns to Watch For (2021 & Below)

6’5” 2021 Jadun Michael Burlington School (Burlington, NC) Michael is a two way stud, who is able to both defend the point of attack and create plays. He has a great frame and is very strong. Burlington School does a great job of setting him up all over the floor to utilize mismatches and give different looks. Michael picked up a Hofstra offer here, his first off, expect many more to come his...

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Expect Team Charlotte 2022 Prospect To Be a Top 30 Recruit Moving Forward

When you’re watching basketball, no matter the age, the elite players stand out almost immediately. We have been familiar with Jalen Hood-Schifino as he has previously attended numerous camps and events of ours. At Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase this past weekend, you noticed Hood-Schifino as a stand out quickly. Already standing 6’3” and in most games, Hood-Schifino walks on the...

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