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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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Player Standouts at Hoopstate Fall League

6’1 ’23 Jaiden Thompson (Team Force) Although the twins receive a lot of attention (and rightfully so), Thompson is as valuable and important as anyone to the success of this team. For all intents and purposes, he could be considered the third brother. Thompson adds another reliable guard presence with IQ, vision, toughness, and scoring prowess. In this showing, he created shots, hit jumpers,...

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’24 Jayan Walker excited about opportunity at Millbrook

Millbrook has been a storied program here in North Carolina, producing some incredible talent and it doesn’t look like they will be slowing down any time soon.  They have some strong talent but the Wildcats added a key piece to this year’s team in 2024 6’5 Jayan Walker.  Walker has been seen and evaluated quite a bit with Phenom Hoops, as we have had this to say about his game: “He’s a smart,...

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Notable Risers in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops released our updated rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024. 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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Expected Breakouts in North Carolina High School Basketball

Each year, the grassroots basketball scene shifts from travel ball to the high school season. College coaches have been out for months, seen countless kids, and should be in pursuit of their priority-level prospects. That being said, there are plenty of players whose ability don’t match their recruitment. Sure, most rising juniors aren’t receiving a ton of offers right now. However, given the...

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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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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’5 ’23 Bryce Cash (Team Curry) There are so many quality pieces within this talented Team Curry group, but Cash is quietly as valuable as anyone on the roster. We’ve seen him shine as an undisputed leader on plenty of occasions, but there’s something particularly impressive about his ability to produce within a role. Cash is a smart, strong, athletic guard with excellent toughness, defensive...

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

2026 Nick Arnold (Carolina Riptide): When you watch Arnold operate on the court, you have to automatically think that he is an older, more experienced prospect. But when you come to find out that he is part of the 2026 class, Arnold is quite impressive and makes you excited about his future. Such a poised, polished point guard that sees the floor, makes the right reads, gets everyone involved,...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 16U

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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Phenom Game Report: Northern Durham vs. Jordan

Jayan Walker Phenom Hoops continues their travels around the state of North Carolina to check in on the talent around the state.  Wednesday night, we took in Northern Durham as they went over to Jordan high school.  Jordan has been a program of interest this season with the talent and their success so far, as they look to be a team to be reckoned with.  They came out strong against Northern...

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