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Five Freshmen Producing at a High Level

Few sports at the amateur level offer as much intrigue as high school basketball. There’s simply so much to watch and monitor, especially in a talent-laden state like North Carolina. Whether it’s following individual growth, uncovering new prospects, or seeing what teams will separate themselves from the pack, the landscape is full of excitement. Now that we’ve reached the halfway point of the...

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Immediate Impact Freshmen in North Carolina (Part Three)

6'9 Charles Chiennigan-Pur (Burlington Christian) Although it might take a few years for Charles Chiennigan-Pur to reach his ceiling, he should still be a major difference-maker as a freshman. Purely from a size, length, and mobility standpoint, he should cause a ton of problems for opponents. Chiennigan-Pur already displays great timing as a rebounder and rim-protector, which should allow him...

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Northside Christian bringing back a strong core in hopes of another run''

Northside Christian certainly had a memorable season last year, as they walked away with a state title.  But this is an interesting group to keep an eye on this upcoming season once again, as they return much of the core talent from last year, have another year of experience, looking to go back-to-back, and certainly will be facing another loaded schedule this upcoming season. When you talk...

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Young Names to Track from Phenom Team Camp

By: Cooper Hart 6'3' '26 Cam Fowler (Northwood) Fowler shined as a dynamic athlete and constant scoring threat in transition and when attacking closeouts. He's a dominant physical presence and he understands how to use his strength and athleticism to his advantage. His finishing touch is showing promise and he does most of his scoring work around the rim, usually through contact and at difficult...

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Phenom Hoops Freshman Forty Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Gerroid Doughty #52: 5'7 Kevin Young Jr. (Riverside) Starting things off, we look at a player who made a nice impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Kevin Young Jr. He's a quick, unselfish point guard prospect with useful defensive instincts and the ability to score the ball from all levels. Young moves well without the ball and knows how to fill in the gaps...

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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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2026 Names to Know Entering High School (North Carolina) (Part 3)

By: Ethan Reece The travel season has come and gone, leaving us with a lot of impressions and thoughts on names to be excited to follow throughout the high school season. The 2026 class is next up to move into high school, and there's a lot of guys that will be making their impact felt sooner rather than later. It's early, but this is looking like a really deep class with a lot of talent that...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom MDC (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Josiah Johnson-Freeman (CC Elite)In the truest sense of the term, Josiah really is a stretch wing. He's got great size with his athleticism at this age, and even as a leading scorer he leaves an impact on all the other aspects of the game. His ability to handle the ball and initiate offensive possessions puts other bigs in uncomfortable positions and he has a controlled...

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Mal’s Standouts from Phenom MDC (Day 1)

2026 Connor Cassidy (Kings)  This kid was on an absolute scoring tear this today. Making the game look easy but playing hard while doing it. Had a smooth release on his shots and got them off quick and was on target all day. He even hit the game winning buzzer beater for his team and was all around impressive. His score first approach to the game helped him set teammates up when the defense...

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Dawkins’ Phenom March Madness Standouts (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2026 Kenan Dixon (Team Hope 2026) He plays with a respectable level of leadership. His soft touch around the rim creates an evident threat for opposing defenders once he's found the lane. Aside from being a purposeful scorer, Dixon shows promising decision-making abilities with the ball in his hands. Started his day with 32 points, followed up with another high-scoring...

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