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The Bash – Friday Night Standouts

Game 1Winston-Salem Christian 57Liberty Heights 55 Quante Berry             6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Quante Berry was really good in last night’s win over Liberty Heights. Coming into the season, one would say he was better at the shooting guard position...

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Does Winston-Salem Christian Have the Top Big Man Rotation in NC?

In basketball, players with size will always be a coveted to make a difference at higher levels. There have been guys who can’t walk and chew gum, but they have actual college value because they can stand up straight and simply be tall. Even with how the NBA has trended into a perimeter-heavy league, legit big men like Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid, and Anthony Davis still remain towards the top of...

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 1 Standouts

Game 1:Winston-Salem Christian 60Aiken High School 58 Quante Berry 6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Berry finished with 20 points and 6 assists in a 60-58 win over Aiken High School. The 6’4 combo guard continues to improve and improve his game as the primary ball handler and facilitator for this Winston-Salem Christian team....

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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Open Gym Report: Winston-Salem Christian

Last night, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to watch practice at Winston-Salem Christian. In his first year at Winston-Salem Christian, Head Coach Antonio Lowe has quickly built a powerhouse and is excited about what the future holds. The Lions have a great balance of size, skill, depth and experience to compete at a very high level. Leading things off at the guard spot is 6’4 2022 combo...

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Phenom Open Gym: Winston-Salem Christian

Phenom Hoops was back on the road once again, continuing their Phenom Open Gym Tour. We checked in on Winston Salem Christian, as Coach Antonio Lowe is looking to bring a talented group to the court. A program that is relatively unknown, WS Christian immediately stands out with the amount of size they bring and skill, as they should be one of the premier teams in the state.

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Commitment Alert: Wildy felt like a priority from Iona coaching staff

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jordan WildlyClass: 2021Committed to: Iona What the Player Said: Q: Huge...

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Potential HoopState National Breakouts: 2021 Edition (Part Two)

Each and every year there are some kids that are getting recruited at the regional level take that next step and see their stock rise from a national perspective. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 Pandemic a lot of these kids won’t have the opportunity to be seen at their respective events by college coaches, scouts, or media. Typically the local evaluators have the opportunity to get an early...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Jordan Wildy BREAKS OUT vs Bull City Prep in Rd. 1 of Phenom’s HoopState Championship!

Check out highlights between Moravian Prep and Bull City Prep in round 1 of the 2020 Phenom HoopState Championship. This inaugural event was held at Combine Academy and hosted 8 teams from across NC. SC native Jordan Wildy stepped up with 21 points and MULTIPLE 3s as Moravian Prep took down Bull City Prep. 

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Coach Rick’s Fab Five (Phenom Hoop State Day Two)

Coach Rick’s Phenom Hoop State Fab Five Day Two  Playing for a state championship and trophy means something! If you don’t believe me, all one had to do is see the passion, effort and determination that was on full display on the second day of the Phenom Hoop State Championship. Now, let’s take a closer look at our Fab Five for Day Two. 6’6 2020 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Combine Academy) ...

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Coach Rick’s Opening Day Stock Boosters

Phenom’s Hoop State Opening Stock Boosters The inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship opening round is in the books. While there were no surprises on the outcome of any of the games, many players solidified their stance as being among the state’s elite players while others increased their stock. 6’7 2020 Josh Rubio (Combine Academy) With a star-studded roster with young talent, being the...

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Standouts and Storylines from 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase

Jayden Doyle is One of NCs Premier 2021 Prospects Not many have heard about Jayden Doyle, a 6’5” junior wing at Freedom Christian in Fayetteville, North Carolina. However, we were fortunate enough to see him this summer on the AAU circuit and in his first week practicing with Freedom, after transferring this year from South Doyle High School near Knoxville, Tennessee. We immediately ranked Doyle...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: Moravian Prep

Starting his second season at Moravian Prep, head coach Antonio Lowe had changed the direction of the program. Less than a year ago, Moravian Prep was looking for notoriety and respect. Fast forward and now Moravian Prep has become a destination for a multitude of D1 prospects and has quickly become one of the hot teams in the state.

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Coach Rick’s Phenom High School Team Camp Session 2 Standouts

Coach Rick’s Phenom High School Team Camp Session 2 Standouts It was another outstanding opening day for the Phenom High School Team Camp held at Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina. With the summer heat wave on the outside, the action was even hotter on the inside. With 40 plus teams participating with terrific performances by many, we will take a closer look at some of...

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Blossoming Power Forward Calls it for the Catamounts

Over the last few years, it seems like more and more student-athletes are placing an increased emphasis on fit and relationship as opposed to forcing themselves to the highest possible level. That’s becoming a major part of how programs build success, as it cuts down on outgoing transfers and allows players to comfortably develop their game. It’s a contributing factor that has vaulted teams like...

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