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Three Expected 2026 High School Breakouts in North Carolina

6'3 Ian Bailey (Asheville Christian) After enjoying a fairly productive freshman campaign, Bailey looks ready to shine as a leader and focal point for the Lions. He's coming off an incredibly impressive summer season, where he dominated for Team Vision and regularly showcased the full arsenal. Bailey can comfortably control the offense, create for himself and others, and apply scoring pressure...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile:'Jack Siegel

Height: 6'3 Class: 2026 School: Providence Travel Team: CC Elite What Was Recently Said: The CC Elite program has seen a ton of talented players come through its doors over the years, and it seems like Jack Siegel will be among the next wave of notable prospects. Though somewhat unassuming at first glance, it doesn't take long to realize that Siegel is a really impressive...

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Coach Tony’s Hidden Treasures: Hardwood Classic

2026 6'3'Jack Siegel'(CC Elite 2026) ' Jack has thoroughly impressed me these last few weekends. He can handle the ball and score with the best of them. He's really crafty with his scoring. Shoots the 3 ball with great consistency. Yet he gets others involved when the defense starts to focus on him. He should be on most coaches' 2026 board. 2024 6'5 Xavier Peaks (Wildcats Elite 2024) '...

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Bendel's Best: Memorial Day Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center for our annual Memorial Day Classic. The event featured a ton of noteworthy teams and players, and quality competition could be found at every turn. As usual, this article will highlight a group of five personal favorites from the three-day stretch' 6'7 '26 Cole Cloer (Team CP3) It's typically uncommon to see an...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 3 at Phenom MDC

2025 Elijah Melton (Sandhills): Melton simply continues to be a name that pops up with his play. You can't help but want to go to battle with this young man, because he is going to be that physical force that you love to have on the floor. A bruising forward that plays hard, battles constantly on the boards, embraces contact, and knows how to be extremely productive. Underrated prospect here in...

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Cooper’s Developments: Day 1 at Phenom G3

By: Cooper Hart '26 6'8' Will Stevens (Carolina Riptide 16u/Davidson Day) Stevens possesses more upside than maybe any 2026 in attendance today. He hit 4 threes in his second game, finishing with 24 points. His comfortability and fluidity to move around the perimeter and set himself for CNS jumpers are wildly impressive for his age and size. Stevens is improving his handle and even broke out a...

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2026 Names to Know Entering High School (North Carolina) (Part 2)

Tyler Brown 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 are 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...

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Reece's Standouts: Lamelo Ball Invitational (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2025 Korvontae Hatter (Loyalty United)You better be ready to play traveling up from Orlando, FL and Loyalty United has brought it so far this weekend. Hatter stands out as a tone setting leader for this team with a rugged approach that maximizes what his build can do. Similar to how a Ford Mustang has a lot of horsepower yet also a smooth drive, Hatter has the frame to play bully...

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