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Phenom Game Report: 3A NCISAA Championship (Concord Academy vs. HP Christian)

We started the championship day in the 3A Division as High Point Christian and Concord Academy battled it out.  The length and size for Concord Academy made their impact early, as Kany Tchanda and company were able to start the game with a 13-0 lead and they led 17-6 after the first quarter. HP Christian though started to get it going, led by their leader in 2023 Darius Kane. Kane was able to...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We’ve reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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Asheville School v. High Point Christian

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of High Point, as the Cougars of High Point Christian prepared to start their season against the Asheville School. Structurally, both squads look quite different from last season, yet still possess an abundance of next-level talent The stage was set for an exciting, competitive contest, and each squad delivered. Things kicked off in a hurry, as...

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Northern Guilford v. Eastern Alamance

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Northern Guilford in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the Nighthawks prepared to host the Eagles of Eastern Alamance. For Northern, this might be their most talented team in recent memory and first-year head coach Kellen Parrish has already unveiled a very cohesive game plan. On the other side, the Eagles have always found ways to be relevant and...

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“Get to Know” Darius Kane

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons #63: 5’6 ’20 Alexander Jones (Phillip O’Berry) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to impact the game despite his lack of size, Alexander Jones. He’s a tough, strong, heady point guard prospect with a nice blend of scoring, defense, and playmaking. Jones is extremely quick and fast, and can leave opponents in the dust in transition. Next in...

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Northern Guilford v. Eastern Alamance

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Northern Guilford High School to see the hometown Nighthawks host the Eagles of Eastern Alamance. We expected it to be a tough test for both teams, as Northern has hovered around the .500-mark for most of the season while Eastern Alamance has maintained their undefeated record but was without one of their top contributors, Caleb Hester, for this contest....

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