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Commitment Alert: East Carolina snags 2022 Ezra Ausar

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Ezra AusarClass: 2022Committed to: East Carolina  What Was Said by Phenom...

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Top Available Unsigned Forwards/Bigs in North Carolina

6’8 Ezra Ausar (Liberty Heights) It usually doesn’t take very long for folks to identify what separates Ezra Ausar from other similar prospects. He might appear to be a long athlete with toughness and enticing physical tools (all of which are true), but he’s also more skilled than tends to meet the eye. At 6-foot-8, Ausar can comfortably play alongside a center or operate as the lone interior...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Hoop State Championship

2022 Jayden Epps (Combine Academy): What else can be said than JAYDEN EPPS; the senior showed up one last time on the year for Combine Academy, hitting the game-winner in the championship game and fully taking over in the fourth quarter. Scoring all the team’s points and securing the title was just the icing on the cake for a special weekend from Epps. He continues to be the go-to leader and...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Hoopstate Championship

6’8 ’22 Ezra Ausar (Liberty Heights) Though his status as one of the state’s top prospects should already be widely acknowledged, the unsigned Ausar continues to perform at a high level. He’s a long, explosive forward/post with a strong frame and the ability to simply dominate opponents with his physical two-way approach. That being said, Ausar also hit jumpers, attacked off the bounce, and...

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Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical

Last night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Piedmont Classical in Browns Summit, North Carolina for a notable battle between two of the better independent programs across the state in Liberty Heights and the Bobcats. There was no shortage of talent on the court, as both teams are littered with talented unsigned prospects who deserve attention from college coaches. Either way, the Bobcats did a great...

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Ten of the Top Unsigned Seniors in North Carolina

Given the shift into the new calendar year, this period always serves as a meaningful time for prospects and college coaches alike. On one hand, these high school seniors have already gotten somewhat of a feel for how their recruitment is going to unfold during the second half of the season. Most kids are still in the process of fielding offers and accumulating opportunities while college...

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Phenom Hoops’ 2022 Top 12 Rankings

Phenom Hoops is gearing up to release their entire rankings for the classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024 very soon but we wanted to give everyone a sneak preview of the Top 12 players for each class. We look first at the loaded and very talented Class of 2022, as we give you an early look at some of the top players in North Carolina.

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Way Past Due: Liberty Heights National Worthy of Offers

Just a few weeks ago, we put out a feature piece on Liberty Heights primarily detailing the trials and tribulations of Coach Mike Wright, his staff, and the incredibly talented collection of players throughout his tenure. In pivoting, their current roster is arguably more impressive than any previous group—yet their individual recruitments don’t echo this notion. Sure, college coaches are going...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Tourney Town Showcase

5’10 ’23 Zoe Davis (Ben L. Smith) The Golden Eagles led for a majority of this contest, largely due to everything Davis brought to the table—especially in the first half. She was the clear tone-setter for this group. When she was producing, the rest of the team naturally followed her lead. Davis is a great communicator and hustle player who understands how to outwork opponents as a rebounder on...

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The Development of a Powerhouse: Liberty Heights Climbing the Mountain

Given all the constant movement and overall flux within the high school landscape, it can be difficult for someone who isn’t especially involved in the scene to understand its nuances. What does this mean? Think specifically about the group over at Liberty Heights. Their coaching staff of Mike Wright, Ben Johnson, DaQuan Santos, and Robert Shuler has been around for quite a while, but the...

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Player Standouts at Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Day 1)

Presented by LucasMoore Realty, IncCheck out all the standouts from Day 1 of the Hoops & Dreams Showcase in Fayetteville, NC 6’4 ’22 Tajuan Simpkins (Liberty Heights Varsity) In watching the twins perform, it’s extremely perplexing as to why Tajuan Simpkins is so under-recruited. He’s clearly shown the ability to operate as a lead guard and very effective playmaker with the ball in his...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Ezra Ausar & Elijah Jamison Lead Liberty Heights over Bull City Prep at #CarmelTipOff!

To start the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, Liberty Heights National and Bull City National came together. Bringing some intriguing talent that you will see at the next level, it really started off the event in a big way. Check out all the highlights from the...

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Saturday, Nov. 13)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for.

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Top Available Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Upon concluding the travel ball season, dozens of prospects look to enter the final stage of the recruiting process and ultimately start making their college decision about where to further their journey. While the Class of 2022 is seeing some restoration of normalcy, they are still suffering a lot of unwarranted consequences as a direct result of covid. About twenty prospects in North Carolina...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Liberty Heights (National and Varisty)

Phenom Hoops checked in on Wednesday morning down around the Charlotte area, as Liberty Heights and Coach Mike Wright was back in action. Now having two teams on display, both national and varsity, Phenom was able to get a glimpse of an array of talent on the court, as we break down all the players to know and watch this season. Both teams should be fun to watch for sure and looking to make some...

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North Carolina’s New Names Worth Noting

The North Carolina high school basketball scene is certainly unique, given the combination of history, noteworthy programs, and enticing talent across all classes. Some folks have placed a ton of emphasis on the fact that players have opted to leave a talent-laden area for a challenge at national powerhouses like Oak Hill, IMG Academy, Montverde, and various others, but there are also plenty of...

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