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North Carolina Top 80 Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Blan Hodges #7: 6'0 '24 Armani Henderson (Bull City Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a dynamic identity at camp, Armani Henderson. He's an incredibly quick, heady guard prospect who thrives as a penetrator and overall transition threat. Henderson possesses a tight handle and sharp first step, which he utilizes to effortlessly break down opponents, touch...

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Phenom Open Gym: Winston Salem Christian

2025 Jordan Lowery ' Jordan is a new name to know in the Hoop State. He will play a major role for the Lions this season. Jordan is a smart, high-IQ guard who has the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. The crafty playmaker has a tremendous feel for the game and makes everyone around him better. He also has the ability to knock down perimeter shots off the catch and bounce. Jordan...

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Chol Machot Tracking as a Clear High-Major Talent

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Coach Rick's TOC, which featured a ton of intriguing teams and prospects throughout the two-day event. Although we will look at several different programs and individuals who generated buzz, it would be difficult to ignore everything the Winston-Salem Christian group showcased. Despite being without numerous key pieces (like Lewis Walker), they...

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2024 Chol Machot (WS Christian) taking the next steps with his game

Another great weekend of basketball for Phenom Hoops at the Coach Rick TOC, as we had a great opportunity to check in on a few players that we haven't seen in a while.  One of those players was 2024 7'0 Chol Machot, a player that came in last year to Winston Salem Christian but has clearly been putting in the work to take his game to another level. Coming over to the US and making his...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Coach Rick’s TOC (Part 2)

2027 Sean Nix (Team Dominate): What a showing this young man had, going for 42 points to lead the charge and doing all he could for his team.' He was able to score in a variety of ways, creating off the dribble, finishing strong, showing his jumper, and also finding ways to get to the line.' But I like what Cooper Hart also said, as he played within the offense and looked to get others involved...

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Player Standouts at Coach Rick's TOC

7'0 '24 Chol Machot (Winston-Salem Christian) There were a lot of impressive performers on display, but Machot was arguably above the rest. He's an extremely long, mobile big man with touch, athleticism, and interior instincts on both ends of the floor. Machot finishes above the rim, rebounds with consistency, and alters shots at a high volume. He also spaces the floor and runs well in...

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Start Taking a Hard Look at these 2024 Bigs

2024 Brandon Crawford (Link Year): The growth that this young man has had over the last year or so has been impressive, and we think there is more left in the tank. From when we first saw him, to where he is today, Crawford has added much more to his game, has gotten stronger, and makes a strong presence on both sides of the court.  Crawford has the length and mobility that you like and...

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Player Standouts at Phenom East Coast Invitational

6'8 '25 Nate Ament (Team Loaded NC) There's been a considerable number of noteworthy prospects, but arguably none more enticing than Ament. His appeal as a long, fluid forward with IQ, skill, and athleticism should be pretty self-explanatory. However, Ament is truly just beginning to harness his long-term gifts. He's already a matchup problem for all types of opponents, given the fact that he's...

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Bigs To Check Out More: Phenom Rise Showcase

Ebrima Jabbi 2024 7'0 Ebrima Jabbi (Combine): Jabbi was a new name that popped onto the scene after a strong weekend at the event. A true 7-footer, Jabbi could be far from a finished product but understands what he needs to do on the court. He showed good hands, was incredibly assertive on the glass, altered and blocked shots, and displayed good touch around the basket; nothing flashy but just...

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Standouts: Winston-Salem Christian vs Raleigh Christian

To start with, Sam Houston State commit 6’8 2023 Torey Alston (Winston-Salem Christian) was tremendous all game. He is the heart and soul of this team, and impacts the game on both ends. His motor is nonstop. Combine that with his length, athleticism, and skillset, he not only produces right now, but has tremendous long-term potential. Alston finished with 9 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists,...

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