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Breaking Down Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025

(1) 6’8 Zymicah Wilkins (R-S Central) There are numerous guys who were in the mix for the top spot in our updated rankings, but Zymicah Wilkins ultimately walked away with the honor. His blend of IQ, size, skill, and polish makes him extremely difficult for most opponents to try and contain. Wilkins can dominate from the block, space the floor, or consistently make plays with the ball in his...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: “Myers Park, A National Level Team”

Phenom Open Gym Tour: “Myers Park, A National Level Team” Phenom Hoops travelled to Charlotte to cover Myers Park open gym. Charlotte, Old Dominion, and Wofford were in attendance for the Friday afternoon workout and scrimmage. Last season, Myers Park finished 17-9 playing one of the most difficult and challenging schedules for a NCHSAA public school team, but coach Scott Taylor has plenty to be...

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Notable Risers in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops released our updated rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025. 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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’25 Sadiq White adds new offers; preparing for big sophomore season at Myers Park

The class of 2025 in North Carolina is shaping up to be something special and 6’8 Sadiq White is looking to be one of the premier prospects already and is quickly catching the attention of college programs.  White is a special prospect and could quickly become an even bigger national name, as we have said before, he looks like a “cheat code.” Read: 2025 6’8 Sadiq White looking like a cheat code...

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The Carolina’s Class of 2025: CP3 Rising Stars Top 20

After months and months of travel ball, camp season is finally upon us. Although our (Phenom Hoops) camps don’t start until September, there’s no better way to kick things off than the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. It’s widely regarded as the top collection of talent among rising young prospects throughout the country (since they started doing multiple classes last August). Each year, the...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill, South Carolina for our final travel ball event of the summer season. The Summer Finale featured a slew of highly talented players (most of whom played with new/local/random teams), which made for an extremely entertaining weekend of basketball. Effort and motivation are always going to determine how enjoyable the actual competition is...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Latrell Allmond (Carolina Heights)I’ve heard the name a lot and finally got a viewing for myself, there’s no doubt he’s the real deal. Big guys that move like him just don’t come around often. He’s got an unnatural mobility and handle that when combined with his natural feel for things, allows him to casually dominate. He’s got the strength and touch inside to be a high...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6’7 ’25 Sadiq White (Elite One) Referring to White’s performance as “impressive” would be a massive understatement, as he dominated the game without even looking to do so. The ridiculously long, explosive forward controlled the glass, caused problems with his defensive presence, and finished seemingly anything he attempted around the basket. White plays so far above the rim that it’s almost...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 1) (Part 2)

2025 Sadiq White (Elite 1): There is something special brewing with 2025 Sadiq White and if his trajectory continues to rise along with his game, there will be plenty of college programs lining up for him at the next level. Already knowing his is one of the most athletic prospects in the gym, you can see that he has only continued to add more pieces to his game with his jump shot, handles, and...

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2025 6’8 Sadiq White looking like a cheat code

The class of 2025 in North Carolina is really brewing up to be another special class, as we continue to see the development of players throughout the state.  Many have elevated their play over the summer but one player that we continue to talk about is 2025 6’8 Sadiq White, who played with Team United this past summer and will be on the court with Myers Park once again this upcoming high...

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Top July Performers in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

The month of July is finally concluding, which should provide these young players with an opportunity to take a well-deserved break from days of nonstop basketball. Given the significance of the actual month, we decided to take a closer look at some of the top standouts from each class. Obviously, we can only speak on what we have seen, so the names listed will be based on their performances at...

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Is Myers Park the Top Public-School Team in North Carolina?

Each year, the high school basketball landscape tends to reset, reshuffle, and ultimately redistribute the “who’s who” of NCHSAA and NCISAA. This practice is much more evident within the public-school ranks, as kids can freely opt to transfer to a private or independent program (weakening public schools and bolstering the new destination). Last season, the top public-school program was probably...

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Bendel’s Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center for another exciting three-day stretch of basketball at our G3 Showcase. The field featured a ton of memorable teams, including a slew of shoe-circuit programs. Given the talent and intensity, it ultimately made for a highly competitive tournament. Like usual, this article will take a closer look at a handful...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 2, Afternoon)

2025 Sadiq White (Team United): The progression that we have seen over the last year with White has been impressive and has to get you even more excited about the future for this young prospect.  He has great size at 6’7, runs the floor extremely well, is fluid and finish at the rim, can guard and play multiple positions, and his offensive game continues to expand as well as his confidence...

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Player Standouts: Day 2 (Afternoon) Phenom G3 Showcase

By: Nicholas Chapman 2025 Sadiq White (15u Team United) A team that a lot of people were excited to watch today was Team United’s 15u squad. And one of the players that created a lot of that hype is 6’6” forward Sadiq White. He is insanely athletic, making highlight plays every time he touches the ball. He overpowers the defense in the way he drives to the hole to get a bucket. He’s a great...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team United 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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Ready to Breakout: Sadiq White

In grassroots basketball, the word “potential” is commonly used to describe the endless list of possibilities regarding a specific player. Some folks are capable of noticing flashes of advanced feel or ability at an early stage within these kids (typically as underclassmen or middle-school prospects). Still, the word itself holds no merit nor guarantees of anything ever coming to fruition. It’s...

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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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Phenom All-American Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Greg Harmon #4: 5’5 ’25 Dean Ruthstrom (Lake Norman Charter) Starting things off, we look at a player that found various opportunities despite being the smallest camper on this team, Dean Ruthstrom. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a solid spot-up presence and a willingness to play hard on both ends of the floor. Ruthstrom passes the ball well, makes unselfish decisions,...

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Player Standouts at Phenom All-American Camp Session II

#126- Neeko Taylor- It’s easy to appreciate Taylor’s identity and overall approach to the game, as he will always be able to carve out a role with any collection of teammates. He’s a knockdown three-point shooter with IQ, playmaking ability, and nice defensive instincts. Taylor makes a quality impact with or without the ball in his hands.  #181- Camden Jernigan- There were a ton of standouts in...

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Open Gym Tour: Myers Park High School

Myers Park has established themselves as consistent contenders in the NCHSAA 4A classification over recent years with well rounded teams that blend high level talent with glue guys that buy into the programs values and this year’s squad is a perfect representation of this program. The combination of high level division one talent with guys that know how to win despite not being major recruits...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2024 6’4 Bishop Boswell (CLT Nation)  Bishop has given on-lookers so much to be excited about in this stage of his development. His college-ready physique that he presents as a rising sophomore puts him in a tier of his own as it pertains to 2024 lead guards. Boswell plays with a level of maturity far beyond his years, and that’s shown in his vocal leadership. I believe he can...

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The Stars of Tomorrow: North Carolina’s Class of 2025

Each summer season, the grassroots basketball community is presented with an opportunity to reevaluate the eighth-grade prospects as the begin the start of their high school journey. While it’s typically too early to place levels on prospects, we can certainly identify the players who are already worth noting as potential stars. Some kids received varsity experience while others stood out for...

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Bendel’s Best: Grassroots Tip-Off Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another entertaining event. Although most of the attention centered around Team CP3, Team Teague, and various other noteworthy programs, there was plenty of underrated talent within the building. This article will take a closer look at some personal favorites from the three-day...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Grassroots TOC

6’6 ’23 Stepfon Simmons (Team Magic) It would be impossible for anyone watching this contest to walk away anything other than impressed with Simmons and his seemingly nonstop production on either end of the floor. He’s a long, strong, mobile forward prospect with a high motor and the ability to overwhelm opponents as a rebounder and defensive anchor. Simmons finishes with both hands, moves well...

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Bendel’s Best: Battle at the Lake

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Carolina Courts in Concord, North Carolina for a closer look at some of the young up-and-coming talent from around the area. We attended both Saturday and Sunday, and this article will list some personal standouts from the event… 6’4 ’25 Sadiq White (Underrated Athletes) There were a lot of enticing standouts on display, but White was arguably in a...

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