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Keep an eye on West Charlotte down the road

There are several teams trying to rebuild or build off their roster of young and developing players, and at the Phenom New Year’s Bash, West Charlotte was one of those teams that brought that thought to the forefront. Though they are sitting around .500 on the year, this is a program that understands how to win in the past and has young talent that could easily build around in the coming...

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2027 Parker Watkins (Hickory Ridge) has a lot of potential with his game

The Class of 2027 here in North Carolina certainly has been grabbing the attention of our scouts at Phenom Hoops. We continue to find talent all around the state, and one player that we recently watched at our event was 2027 Parker Watkins. Though it was an updated viewing of when we watched him earlier in the season at our camp, we couldn’t help but walk away incredibly impressed with...

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Phenom Senior Spotlight: 2024 Xavier Perry (VCCS)

Player: Xavier PerryClass: 2024School: Victory Christian The Phenom New Year’s Bash was off the charts and so many players stood out throughout the event, but others really opened eyes more about their game, including unsigned senior Xavier Perry from Victory Christian. The dynamic guard put up impressive numbers throughout the event and was consistent throughout all three games,...

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Watch Out For: The Pieces are there for Cardinal Gibbons

In our latest event at the Phenom New Year’s Bash out in Charlotte, Cardinal Gibbons was one of the teams that we were eager to check out and get our first look at, as we knew they had some interesting talent to check out. Despite going 1-2 at the event, they were competitive and really opened eyes throughout the event. From their showing, we walked away impressed and had a feeling that...

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POB’s Standouts from New Year’s Bash (Day 3)

2027 Travien Williams (Hickory Ridge): Another young freshman for this program, as they have some intriguing building blocks to work with down the road, Williams was able to create and make several plays off the bounce. Attacked and got into the defense, finished strong, and was consistently active throughout the game. He will be another one to watch. 2024 Xavier Perry (VCCS): Perry has had an...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Scores and Stats (Day 3)

Game 13 Mallard Creek 69 – Hickory Ridge 62 Stats: MC: Langston Boyd 24pts, Gary Davis 14pts, Brenden Ridge 11ptsHR: James Wood 15pts, Travien Williams 14pts, Tyzhir Dyer 10pts Game 14 Victory Christian 75 – Cardinal Gibbons 64 Stats: VCCS: Xavier Perry 29pts, Alius Bowser 14pts, Carlos Marshall 8ptsCG: Aiden Smalls 19pts, Cash McSweeney 13pts Game 15 Bull City Prep 65 – Hunter...

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POB’s Standouts from Phenom New Year’s Bash (Day 2)

2024 Khyelle Ingram (Bull City Prep): Ingram was tremendous throughout the game and really played at a high level; very aggressive and physical throughout. Scored the ball well at the rim, displaying his ability to embrace contact, get to the rim consistently, and also battle on the boards as he finished with a double-double on Day 2 for his team. 2027 Christian Coleman (West Charlotte):...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Scores and Stats (Day 2)

Game 7 West Charlotte 58 – Bull City Prep 55 Stats: WC: Christian Coleman 16pts/ Elijah Littlejohn 13pts, 10rebs/ Riley Faison 9ptsBC: Khyelle Ingram 21pts, 10rebs/ Armani Henderson 15pts Game 8 Davidson Day 68 – Hunter Huss 66 Stats: DD: Mason Smith 18pts, 8rebs/ Brady Kester 17pts, 7rebs/ Will Stevens 14pts, 9rebs, 4blks/ Levon Jacobs 17ptsHH: Trimell Dunlap 18pts, 3stls/ Satchelle...

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POB’s Standouts from Phenom New Year’s Bash (Day 1)

2024 Kyrell Shaw (Northside Christian): He continues to be the leader of this group and time after time, he steps up as an offensive option, showing his ability to score in a variety of ways. Can score from outside like he has shown in the past but uses his length well to get to the rim consistently as well. 2026 Trey Jones (Cardinal Gibbons): Jones led the charge for Cardinal Gibbons, and this...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Scores and Stats (Day 1)

Game 1 Northside Christian 61 – Cardinal Gibbons 52 Stats: NCA: Kyrell Shaw 14pts, 5rebs/ Josiah Johnson-Freeman 11pts, 5rebs/ Arael Jones 8pts, 8rebsCG: Trey Jones 22pts, 5rebs, 2asts/ Aidan Smalls 17pts, 3bs, 3asts, 3stls/ Cash McSweeney 5pts, 6rebs, 2asts Game 2 Bull City Prep 92 – Franklin Prep 46 Stats: BC: Chicale Ward 17pts, 3rebs/ Armani Henderson 16pts, 5rebs, 6stls/ Trey...

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What to Watch For: New Year’s Bash

Northside Christian vs. Cardinal Gibbons should be a good way to start the event Northside Christian is coming off a strong showing at the Holiday Classic and is back in action again in Charlotte for the New Year’s Bash. A talented team with intriguing talent, especially at the guard position, looks to make another statement against a solid Cardinal Gibbons team that brings talent in 2025 Cash...

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The party is at Chambers again with the New Year's Bash (Dec 28-30)

Phenom Hoops is going into 2024 in a big way with two excellent events. The Gate City Showcase will be one, but we will also be in Charlotte once again heading into the New Year's festivities. The 2nd annual New Year's Bash will be back at Chambers high school, bringing some terrific local talent to the forefront of high school basketball in what should be a memorable event once again. Check out...

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Lady Phenom 1-on-1 with 2026 Jacy Abii (Frisco Liberty)

Lady Phenom continues its premier coverage all around the country, as we go down to Texas this time.  We had a terrific opportunity to talk to one of the top players in the country in 2026 Jacy Abii from Frisco Liberty, as she is a rising star that has already accomplished so much.  Already regarded as one of the top players in the country, a state champion with her high school team,...

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Lady Phenom Spotlight: 2023 Kayla Reynolds (Eastern Guilford)

Player: Kayla ReynoldsClass: 2023Height: 5'3Position: GuardHigh School: Eastern Guilford We take a look at an unsigned senior at Eastern Guilford who is back on the court after a tough start to the season.  2023 5'3 Kayla Reynolds had a rough start due to an injury but is now back on the court with her team, and looking to lead the charge with her teammates.  She spoke to us about the...

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Put On the Radar: Phenom New Year's Bash

2023 Tim Hall (Westminster Catawba): One of the most memorable performances at the event was how dominant 2023 Tim Hall Jr. was, putting up an impressive 31-point, 15-rebound showing in a tough loss.  Hall was simply unstoppable throughout the game, using his size, showing his athleticism, and his overall impact on both sides.  Hall seems to be going under the radar, as when you dive...

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Big-time Stock Riser: 2024 6'11 Makoi Mabor Marier (Gaston Christian)

Name: Makoi Mabor MarierHeight: 6'11Class: 2024School: Gaston Christian Players come and go each year in North Carolina.  Sometimes we lose some incredible talent, but we also add some incredible new talent as well.  And one player that you will want to learn about QUICKLY is 2024 6'11 Makoi Mabor Marier, because we have a feeling that this is a prospect that will see his recruitment...

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2024 Gracynn Gough continuing to show her production

Player: Gracynn GoughClass: 2024School: Charlotte Catholic At the Phenom New Year's Bash, we got a chance to see some strong talent on the girls' side with Charlotte Catholic, a program that certainly has the pedigree in making a state title run.  2024 Blanca Thomas certainly grabs the headlines, but once again, it was the play of 2024 Gracynn Gough who was the talk of the game with her...

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Easy to See: 2023 Nick Dorn (Chambers) proving himself in a big way

Player: Nick DornClass: 2023Height: 6'6School: Chambers HS Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/playlist'list=PLogVTlgVPGw3lK9RyO4G5b6ln0lD-Dw_p We at Phenom Hoops get a chance to watch a lot of talent all around the region, and there are some players that seem to befuddle us in why they are going under the radar.  One player that we have watched countless times and recently watched again at...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom New Year’s Bash

2024 Miles Beard (Hickory Ridge): Beard was at it again in leading his team, finishing with 19 points and five rebounds. Beard continues to be a force offensively with his ability to knock down shots from outside and his pull-up game, but also excels in penetrating and getting to the basket.' Beard just has a natural ability to find ways to score and does so consistently. 2023 Luke Brigman...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom New Year’s Bash

2023 Tim Hall (Westminster Catawba): Not sure what to say how dominant of a game he had on the court for his team; he carried them throughout as he was nearly unstoppable on the court.  Hall was a force down around the paint, displaying tremendous athleticism at the rim, being explosive on the boards and in blocking shots, and carrying his team in all that he could do. Very impressive...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Game Recap: Chambers vs. Salisbury

Day 2 of the Phenom New Year's Bash got underway, as fans were able to enjoy a little basketball before enjoying the New Year's holiday.  Last game of the night, Chambers and Salisbury looked to battle it out with both teams bringing some very intriguing talent to the court. Chambers looked to deliver the first punch and they did so impressively, as they were able to get rolling offensively...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Game Recap: Northside Christian vs. Hickory Ridge

Day 2 of the Phenom New Year's Bash got underway, as fans were able to enjoy a little basketball before enjoying the New Year's holiday.  Continuing an exciting day, two teams that competed on Day 1 were back in action and squaring off, as Northside Christian and Hickory Ridge took the floor. Hickory Ridge came out strong behind its leader in 2024 Miles Beard, who went for 10 first-quarter...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Game Recap: Gaston Christian vs. Cardinal Newman

Day 2 of the Phenom New Year's Bash got underway, as fans were able to enjoy a little basketball before enjoying the New Year's holiday.  Second game on the schedule, we had a very intriguing matchup between Gaston Christian who was coming off an impressive Day 1 victory, taking on Cardinal Newman from South Carolina. Both teams looked to adjust to one another early on, as Cardinal Newman...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Game Recap: Mallard Creek vs. Westminster Catawba

Day 2 of the Phenom New Year's Bash got underway, as fans were able to enjoy a little basketball before enjoying the New Year's holiday.  First up on the day was Westminster Catawba going up against Mallard Creek, as MC was looking to go 2-0 at the event.  They came out with a strong intensity, jumping out to an early edge and really playing hard on both ends of the court. ...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Game Recap: Chambers vs. Weddington

Phenom Hoops was back in Charlotte for the Phenom New Year's Bash, bringing some terrific talent from around the area on both the girls' and boys' side. Going into the last game of what was a great day of basketball, Weddington traveled to Chambers in a terrific rematch from last season.  Senior Nick Dorn came out red hot in the first half, showing his ability to be a big-time scoring...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Game Recap: Northside Christian vs. Salisbury

Phenom Hoops was back in Charlotte for the Phenom New Year's Bash, bringing some terrific talent from around the area on both the girls' and boys' side. Now heading into the later afternoon, Salisbury had hit the road to come to Charlotte to take on Northside Christian.  Northside Christian came out strong and firing, as the guard play was able to make plays off the dribble but also had the...

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John Wall Invitational Game Recap: Millbrook vs. Centennial

The nightcap kicked off with Millbrook High School facing off against Centennial. The Huskies flexed their muscle inside early, as 2023 Devin Williams got Centennial on the board with an effortless slam. The Wildcats would answer back, however, as 2025 Colt Langdon canned a pair of 3-pointers. Moments later, 2024 Jayan Walker started to heat up ' both from distance and in the midrange ' to help...

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Phenom New Year’s Bash Game Recap: 1of1 Academy vs. Gaston Christian

Phenom Hoops was back in Charlotte for the Phenom New Year's Bash, bringing some terrific talent from around the area on both the girls' and boys' side. Going into the fourth game of the night, 1-of-1 Academy and Gaston Christian hit the court to battle it out.' A very intriguing game between two talented teams, and this one ended up being a battle all throughout.' Both teams were able to go...

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