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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Armad Moore #4: 5’11 ’26 Cameron Newman (Gaston Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses an impressive level of poise and polish for his age, Cameron Newman. He’s a smart, skilled, unselfish point guard prospect with great balance and the ability to consistently make the right play with the ball in his hands. Newman displays a tight, crafty handle and...

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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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Mal’s Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 1)

Jerron Blackwell By; Malcolm Morgan 2023 Daniel Valentine (Sun Valley) This kid can fly. He Is uber athletic for his size and just can jump out the gym. He does a good job of using his athleticism to his advantage and has a great feel for the game. Played an all around great game and was making the right plays. He has a solid handle with the ball and plays at a smooth and calculated pace and...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team CP3 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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Five North Carolina Freshmen Worth Noting

Given the release of our rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025, we figured there’s no better time to take a look at some noteworthy freshmen. Everyone already seems to know about guys like Eli Ellis, Zymicah Wilkins, Colt Langdon, Jackson Keith, and various others, but this article will highlight a handful of prospects who might be under the radar at the current time. Some of the guys...

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Page v. Dudley

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the “Big Four” at Ben L. Smith High School, as Page and Dudley prepared to kick off their season with a neutral site contest. Given their talent, leadership, and coaching staff, the Pirates entered this contest with their highest expectations in recent memory. Meanwhile, Dudley quietly trended upward as one of the Triad’s more underrated teams throughout...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Jamboree

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’5 2022 Josh Scovens (Greensboro Page)  One of the most impressive players of the day, Scovens presents a blend of length, defensive potential, and athleticism that shows well at the high school level.  Scovens demands attention from all opposing defenses from start to finish. Boasts length that aids him on the defensive end, and is athletic enough to challenge...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Jamboree

6’4 ’23 Cole Callaway (Lake Norman) After joining this team over the summer, it should come as no surprise to see Callaway standing out as a primary leader for this group. He consistently hit shots, both off the catch and bounce, and operated as an offensive focal point from start to finish. Callaway attacked closeouts, made unselfish passes, and defended his position effectively. He should be...

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Open Gym Report: Page High School

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Page High School for another exciting open gym session. For those who haven’t been watching, the Pirates have steadily trended upward in each of the last two seasons under Coach Evan Fancourt. After back-to-back seasons of success, Fancourt and company should only continue getting better and better. Although they lost two major pieces in Jaden Ellis and...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. The two-day event is known for bringing in the best rising freshmen across the country, pitting them against each other, and seeing who rises to the top. Anyone who has ever attended should already know the validity of what it means to be included amongst so many...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Grind

6’2 ’25 Jerron Blackwell (Charlotte Nation) Despite not playing with his usual group, Blackwell still found ways to stand out and operate as a leader for this squad. He’s smart, poised, and extremely mature, especially at this stage in his development. Blackwell is a reliable scorer with a well-rounded skillset, but doesn’t even need to chase point totals in order to make a consistent impact....

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 2025 Jerron Blackwell

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Advance, North Carolina for another exciting two-day stretch of basketball. There were over one hundred teams on display, including a few high school groups preparing for the upcoming LIVE periods, which ultimately led to quality competition. We saw various new faces, but also got updated viewings of countless prospects....

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

6’3 ’24 Austin Swartz (CB Hoops) Although CB Hoops is fairly balanced as a group, Swartz was arguably their most reliable performer throughout their first contest of the day. Between his IQ, size, and well-rounded skillset, he understands how to consistently affect all facets of the game. Swartz displays a pretty advanced feel for his current age, and should only continue to get better with...

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Player Standouts from Day 2 of Phenom Stay Positive

By: Ethan Reece 2023 Cam Oates (Garner Road Bryant)Garner Road Bryant had a lot of big intriguing prospects but it was PG Cam Oates stood out leading the charge.  Managed their offense as the primary ball-handler and decision-maker but also put the ball in the basket as well.  Cam shot the three-ball well and made nice moves in transition off of his defensive pressure forcing turnovers. 2024...

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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Austin Collins #65: 5’9 ‘22 Keith Peten (Greenfield) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently stood out despite being the smallest camper on this team, Keith Peten. He’s a smart, tough, team-first guard prospect with incredible defensive prowess and a sharp penetration sense. Peten is a quality ball-handler and passer with a lethal midrange pull-up and the...

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Junior Phenom/ Phenom 150 Session II Standouts

Day two featured the Junior Phenom players and they did not disappoint. It was another day chocked full of up-and-coming talent with players 11 years old and up. It will be fun to follow a lot of these players as they enter their high school careers. Here are the top 5 players from the Junior Phenom/ Phenom 150 that stood out to me.

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