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Six Freshmen Named to All-District Teams

On Monday, the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association announced their annual all-district teams. Across the twelve districts (and 180 total players), only six freshmen were chosen. It’s a tremendous honor for these young men to be appropriately recognized as some of the top players throughout the state—despite their age. Among the selections, you’ll notice that the three freshmen who...

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A Closer Look: North Carolina’s Class of 2026

6’6 Cole Cloer (Orange) Between the team’s success and his individual production, it’s easy to see why Cole Cloer is already one of the top players in North Carolina’s Class of 2026. At 6-foot-6, he already has the IQ, size, and skillset to legitimately dominate a game. Cloer is a smooth all-around player who comfortably dictates the offensive action with the ball in his hands,...

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Phenom Hoops Freshman Forty Evaluations: Team 14

Team 14 Coach: Dre Simmons/Rod Williams #56: 5’9 Judah King (Cannon) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to run a team and set the tone on both ends of the floor, Judah King. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect with vision, scoring ability, and toughness on defense. King plays with great pace and makes the right plays with consistency. Next in his...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from NC Freshman 40 (Part 3)

2026 6’0 Aziz Aljurhanni (Westover): Coming from New Jersey, Aljurhanni is a new name to start monitoring at Westover high school in the coming years.  He had a solid showing at the NC Freshman 40 and when you talk about his game, Aljurhanni is a strong-frame, physical prospect at his age, showing his ability to play hard, can bully opponents on both sides of the ball, and finish through...

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Dawkins’ Day 1 Standout from Phenom G3 Showcase

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’1 2026 Bradley Floyd (Team Loaded NC 13U)  Bradley is a 13U prospect that caught my attention at the end of Saturday night. Playing for Team Loaded, Floyd has exceptional positional size for his age operating as a 6’1 lead guard. Due to his size advantage, his easiest baskets come from driving to the rim, as most defenders do not possess the length to compete. A Kings...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: Team Loaded NC 2026

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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