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Re-Ranking North Carolina’s Class of 2022 Based on College Production
Each year, looking at past rankings and cross-analyzing them with college production allows for a meaningful reflection process. While every individual has their own system of ranking high school players, there isn’t necessarily a “correct” way to deduce or determine who will emerge in college. In terms of this re-rank, it’s based heavily on role and raw production, but the level of competition...read more
Commitment Alert: 2022 Elijah Jamison heading to Milwaukee
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: Elijah JamisonClass: 2022Committed to: Milwaukee What Was Said by Phenom...read more
HIGHLIGHTS: 2022 Elijah Jamison is a BUCKET GETTER! Senior Year Highlights
2022 Elijah Jamison has been producing at a high level all throughout his career and is coming off a tremendous senior campaign as well. Check out all his senior highlights from Phenom Hoops.read more
Hoop State Championship (Round 2): Liberty Heights National vs. Liberty Heights Varsity
Two teams that are certainly quite familiar with each other battled it out in the second round of the playoffs and for a chance to compete for a state title. There was no love lost between these two, as you could see that both teams wanted to have a chance to be crowned a champion. Both teams started out a little slow but got things going, as varsity held a narrow 12-11 lead after...read more
POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State Championship
2022 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights): Jamison, who is still one of the top unsigned seniors in the state of North Carolina, really showcased his ability to lead the charge for his team. He played at a great pace, got out in transition, knocked down shots from multiple levels, and really controlled the game as a point guard should. He finished the game with 16 points, hitting a few threes,...read more
Friday Standouts from Relentless Hoops Military Circuit
6’9 2022 David Dixon (Speights Academy)Dixon was arguably the top 2022 prospect in attendance at the event. In my humble and honest opinion, Dixon is a player who is being vastly under-recruited. He’s a player that could without question play in leagues like the A-10 or the American. At 6’9, he has a great mix of size, skill and athleticism. He has the ability to beat you from...read more
Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical
Last night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Piedmont Classical in Browns Summit, North Carolina for a notable battle between two of the better independent programs across the state in Liberty Heights and the Bobcats. There was no shortage of talent on the court, as both teams are littered with talented unsigned prospects who deserve attention from college coaches. Either way, the Bobcats did a great...read more
Ten of the Top Unsigned Seniors in North Carolina
Given the shift into the new calendar year, this period always serves as a meaningful time for prospects and college coaches alike. On one hand, these high school seniors have already gotten somewhat of a feel for how their recruitment is going to unfold during the second half of the season. Most kids are still in the process of fielding offers and accumulating opportunities while college...read more
Phenom Hoops’ 2022 Top 12 Rankings
Phenom Hoops is gearing up to release their entire rankings for the classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024 very soon but we wanted to give everyone a sneak preview of the Top 12 players for each class. We look first at the loaded and very talented Class of 2022, as we give you an early look at some of the top players in North Carolina.read more
Way Past Due: Liberty Heights National Worthy of Offers
Just a few weeks ago, we put out a feature piece on Liberty Heights primarily detailing the trials and tribulations of Coach Mike Wright, his staff, and the incredibly talented collection of players throughout his tenure. In pivoting, their current roster is arguably more impressive than any previous group—yet their individual recruitments don’t echo this notion. Sure, college coaches are going...read more
Player Standouts at Phenom Tourney Town Showcase
5’10 ’23 Zoe Davis (Ben L. Smith) The Golden Eagles led for a majority of this contest, largely due to everything Davis brought to the table—especially in the first half. She was the clear tone-setter for this group. When she was producing, the rest of the team naturally followed her lead. Davis is a great communicator and hustle player who understands how to outwork opponents as a rebounder on...read more
The Development of a Powerhouse: Liberty Heights Climbing the Mountain
Given all the constant movement and overall flux within the high school landscape, it can be difficult for someone who isn’t especially involved in the scene to understand its nuances. What does this mean? Think specifically about the group over at Liberty Heights. Their coaching staff of Mike Wright, Ben Johnson, DaQuan Santos, and Robert Shuler has been around for quite a while, but the...read more
Becoming a complete point guard: 2022 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights)
If you have been around North Carolina high school basketball, then you should know the name Elijah Jamison. Jamison, who is a 2022 prospect from Liberty Heights, continues to play on the big stage and should be garnering the attention of college coaches with his ability to lead the charge for a team. Once committed to East Carolina, Jamison reopened his recruitment. After a successful...read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Drexel commit Shane Blakeney GOES OFF vs Liberty Heights; BUT Was it Enough?!
Liberty Heights National came off an impressive Day 1 victory and then matched up against Legion Collegiate. Both teams brought the fight, as '22 Shane Blakeney went off... but was it enough to take down Liberty Heights on Day 2 at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic.read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Ezra Ausar & Elijah Jamison Lead Liberty Heights over Bull City Prep at #CarmelTipOff!
To start the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, Liberty Heights National and Bull City National came together. Bringing some intriguing talent that you will see at the next level, it really started off the event in a big way. Check out all the highlights from the...read more
Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Friday, Nov. 12)
Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for. Event Information:Event Page:...read more
Overtime Elite Prep Challenge (Monday Games)
If you missed the news, the three programs from Overtime headed to North Carolina Monday and Tuesday, to take on some of the premier programs in North Carolina (Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, and Combine Academy). Phenom Hoops was on deck Monday afternoon for all the action.read more
Phenom Open Gym Tour: Liberty Heights (National and Varisty)
Phenom Hoops checked in on Wednesday morning down around the Charlotte area, as Liberty Heights and Coach Mike Wright was back in action. Now having two teams on display, both national and varsity, Phenom was able to get a glimpse of an array of talent on the court, as we break down all the players to know and watch this season. Both teams should be fun to watch for sure and looking to make some...read more
Commitment Alert: East Carolina nabs commitment from 2022 Elijah Jamison
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: Elijah JamisonClass: 2022Committed to: East Carolina What the Player Said:...read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham Drops 32 in CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! Combine Academy vs Liberty Heights!
Liberty Heights and Combine Academy matched up for the HoopState Championship in Rock Hill. Check out all the highlights from the showdown.read more
Could recruitment continue to rise for 2022 Elijah Jamison?
One of the premier guards in the state right now for the 2022 class is Elijah Jamison from Liberty Heights. Coming from Louisburg, where he showed it all and put up impressive numbers, Jamison took his talents to Liberty to show that he can in fact be the point guard that college coaches want leading their team. He displayed that countless times, helping Liberty Heights into the national...read more
Team Curry 17U Preview
Last summer, Pro Skills Basketball introduced their newest team to the lineup, Team Curry, part of the Under Armour Association. Head Coach Sim Frazier helped build this team into one of the most recognizable teams in the country. In a summer with so much uncertainty, Team Curry finished with a 23-4 record. What’s even more impressive is that every single player on their roster earned a...read more
POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 1, HoopState Championship) Part 3
2022 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights): The growth that Jamison has made in showing that he can be a complete point guard. He continues to do an impressive job in staying aggressive and getting into the paint but also scoring the ball with good, high quality shots. Plays incredibly strong with the ball and finishes well with his body. 2021 Isaac Farah (Liberty Heights): Really do...read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Top 40 Jonas Aidoo vs Top 150 Jai Smith; Liberty Heights vs Word of God!
Check out all the highlights from two of the top teams, that matched up in Rock HIll, SC.read more
HIGHLIGHTS: Jonas Aidoo x Elijah Jamison VS Demar Anderson x Simpkins Twins at Phenom MLK Showcase!
Two of the top teams in the state matched up at the Phenom MLK Showcase, as Liberty Heights and Victory Christian battled it out. Loaded with talent on both sides, this was a highly-anticipated showdown and you can check out all the highlights.read more
Phenom Game Report: Word of God vs. Liberty Heights (Recap/ Standouts)
It was for sure the game of the night with North Carolina teams and it could all be seen on the Hoop State Network. Word of God and Liberty Heights, the top two teams by Phenom Hoops, matched up in Rock Hill and these teams brought it! Back and forth we went throughout the first quarter, with Elijah Jamison leading the charge for Liberty Heights, scoring and facilitating. Word of God...read more
INTERVIEW: 2022 Elijah Jamison on Playing a NATIONAL Schedule + Who HE Models HIS Game After!
Phenom Hoops sits down with a rising prospect in the 2022 class in Elijah Jamison, who has been helping lead the charge at Liberty Heights. Tyler Lewis talks about playing a national-level schedule and having a target aon their backs, while also breaking down more of his game and who he models his game after.read more
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...read more
Game Report: Liberty Heights vs The Burlington School
Last night, Phenom Hoops tuned in online for the Liberty Heights versus The Burlington School game. The game featured two very talented teams and two coaches who do an extremely good job with their programs. The game started off as one would expect. Kuluel Mading knocked down a three-pointer to put TBS on the board first. Then Jonas Aidoo answered on the other end for Liberty Heights with an...read more
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....read more