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Battle at the Rock “Coach Rick’s Top 15 Performers”

Battle at the Rock Top 15 Performers 6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)  The NC State commit came into the Battle at the Rock on a mission. They were playing four games in three days and Hall had determined he wasn’t leaving the Palmetto State with a loss. On Thurday, Moravian Prep scored an upset win over nationally ranked Dream City. The next day, Moraian Prep travelled to Columbia to...

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Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers”

Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers” At the inaugural Gate City Showcase, the talent level was off the charts. While many of the players were known on the national level, there were also a handful of players under the radar that used the Gate City Showcase as their own personal platform to elevate their stock and recruitment. 6’9 2021 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs HS) What’s not to like...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Gate City Classic

6’9 ’21 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs) Now that Kadin Shedrick has departed, it’s become increasingly clear that Kiesenhofer is ready to take the reigns. He’s long, active, and possesses a phenomenal frame with great mobility. Kiesenhofer offers terrific rebounding, rim-protection, and all-around timing on defense while showcasing quality touch and a pretty nice perimeter jumper on the other...

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Robert Dillingham “Poised beyond his years”

Robert Dillingham “Poised beyond his years”’ Robert Dillingham is only 14 years old and is playing as a freshman for Coach Jeff McInnis of Combine Academy. He came into the event with an outstanding reputation as being one of the more, if not, most talented freshman in the state. As the old saying goes, “The proof is in the pudding,” and what the young and uber talented point guard did this past...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Night One

6’4 2021 AJ Smith: Hickory Grove Christian 31 Points AJ Smith has proved to be one of the most intimidating backcourt players in the HoopState with his dawg like mentality and grown man physical traits. He competes at both ends of the floor with a ton of purpose, finishing with 4 steals by the halftime break and continued his relentlessness at the other end of the floor. Smith found a way to...

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North Carolina 2023 Watch List (Part 3)

It is a standard practice that we at Phenom Hoop Report don’t rank players until they have finished their freshman year in high school. That being said, we will take a closer look at some of the players that should make an immediate impact this coming season. In (Part 1), we took a look at Jaylen Curry, Addison Archer, Trey Green, London Johnson, and Treymane Parker. See attached link:...

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Previewing Top Guards in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

As the game has continued to evolve, folks have tended to get less enamored with size and exploiting mismatches through strength. For better or worse, he modern-day game is dominated by guards and looks likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. These guys have always been the primary creators but it seems like teams are content with initiating offense from other positions, especially...

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Names to Watch at Queen City Middle School Showcase

Phenom Hoop Report couldn’t be any more excited about kicking off what should be a fun few months, especially with a chance to watch the next up-and-coming talent from around the region.  That is what the Queen City Middle School Showcase will bring you. It allows everyone to learn new names and check out new talent, as well as see the development of a few future stars. That is why we have been...

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