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Player Standouts at Day Two of Good Guys Versus Cancer

6’3 ’21 Bennie Brooks (East Carteret) After a day one performance that was relatively pedestrian by his standard, Brooks came alive in their battle against Washington. He did a strong amount of everything, including operate as the primary creator and scorer from start to finish. Brooks utilizes his body well when attacking the basket and shows a willingness to get on the floor/make hustle plays...

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Battle at the Rock Standouts: Day 2 (Part II)

2021 6’7 Maxwell Lewis (AZ Compass): Already holding several west coast offers, Lewis does a lot of the little things for his team that doesn’t always make the box score.  With his 6’7 frame, he defends multiple positions and makes it incredibly difficult with his size and mobility.  Offensively though, he stretches defense with his perimeter game but also gets it done inside. ...

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Myers Park Captures Important Southwestern 4A Conference Win

Myers Park Captures important Southwestern 4A Conference Win Phenom Hoops travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to cover the important early season Southwestern 4A Conference game between Butler High School and Myers Park High School. Butler entered the contest with a 2-4 record, but three of the losses came on last second shots where Butler lost by a single point in each. For head coach Myron...

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Freedom Christian: A Darkhorse Contender?

With all the constantly circulating discussions about teams and rankings, it’s become clearer that Freedom Christian is one of the most underrated and overlooked teams in North Carolina. They might not have the storied history and recent success like some, but their talent is plenty rich. This group has quickly jetted out to a 10-2 start and, although they haven’t necessarily played the toughest...

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Is North Carolina’s Private School Basketball an Open Race?

After writing an in-depth look at some of the top public school teams in the state, it only felt appropriate to do the same thing for private schools. However, there are even fewer clear-cut favorites and only one undefeated team remaining (Davidson Day) within the NCISAA. Right now, Concord First Assembly, Durham Academy, Greensboro Day, Trinity Christian, and Wayne Country Day have each lost...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Hoops and Dreams Showcase: Day 2

2020 6’5 Kam Edwards (Liberty Heights) He had a solid outing on Day 1 and continued that outside shooting once again on Day 2.  He plays a nice compliment to this team and really puts the pressure on defenses to respect his outside game.  Against Freedom Christian, he made them pay, hitting x 3-pointers in the win.  He has the confidence from outside, plays under control, and is...

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Bendel’s Best: Hoops and Dreams Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina for our third annual Hoops and Dreams showcase. As loaded as the National Showcase and Gate City Classic were, one can truly argue that this field was even better. It featured a majority of the top teams from North Carolina in addition to a national powerhouse (Huntington Prep) and a very impressive...

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Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways, and Stock Boosters” Part 2

Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways and Stock Boosters” Part 2 The 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams sponsored by Lucas Moore Reality and Phenom Hoops featured 20 teams that provided another exciting weekend of basketball and storylines. Held at the campus of Methodist University, the two-day post-Thanksgiving event was a huge success and gave us a snapshot of things to come in the “Hoop...

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Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways, and Stock Boosters” Part 1

Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways and Stock Boosters” Part 1 The 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams sponsored by Lucas Moore Reality and Phenom Hoops featured 20 teams that provided another exciting weekend of basketball and storylines. Held at the campus of Methodist University, the two-day post-Thanksgiving event was a huge success and gave us a snapshot of things to come in the “Hoop...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’5 ’20 Trent McIntyre (Piedmont Classical) There are a ton of exciting prospects on this Piedmont Classical team, but few are as productive as McIntyre on a game-to-game basis. It’s honestly somewhat surprising that he hasn’t started get recruited on the Division I level, simply because his approach, mentality, and skillset never waver. He has IQ, size, and phenomenal two-way versatility, which...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’3 ’20 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood) Through two games at the Hoops and Dreams showcase, few players have been better than Tynes. He’s been the ultimate leader and overall decision-maker for this group, consistently setting up the offense, getting others involved, and scoring whenever he desires. Tynes is smart, sharp, and plays with a phenomenal pace to his game. He understands how to...

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