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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Challenge

5’11 ’25 Eli Ellis (TLBA) There are a lot of varying opinions about Ellis, but there is absolutely no debating his high-level consistency and production—especially against his own age group. He’s already developed a unique toughness through being battle-tested at the high school level. Ellis stands out as a tremendous leader for this group, both as their primary scorer and playmaker, and simply...

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2023 Marcus and Jahmir Brown (Team Charlotte 15u) continuing to elevate their game

Last season, Marcus Brown and Jahmir Brown really started to capture the eyes of many with their play and role at Northside Christian Academy. Both played a pivotal role in the program on their way to making a deep run into the playoffs but it is just the start for these two brothers.

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Open Gym Tour: Team CP3 15U

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for another special open gym feature on Team CP3’s 15s, 16s, and 17s. This organization is consistently one of the most talented programs in the state and home to numerous NBA players and overseas professionals. Since basically every player on the roster is a noteworthy name, we will be taking a closer look at some personal...

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Northside Christian Heading in a Youthful Direction

Heading into next season, the North Carolina high school landscape appears to be a completely open race—both in private and public schools. Public powerhouses, like North Mecklenburg, lost major pieces in Tristan Maxwell, Trayden Williams, and Shamann Artis. The same thing is happening at private schools. Concord First Assembly was the clear-cut top private school team last season and returns...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Rodney Cozart #15: 5’9 ’21 Kristopher Franklin (Henderson Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to make his presence felt alongside any group of teammates, Kristopher Franklin. He’s a quick, scrappy, high-motor guard prospect with excellent rebounding ability, especially for his size. Franklin handles the ball and gets downhill well, but can...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session II

#9- Kadyn Dawkins- Though undersized, Dawkins has been nothing short of incredible during his time at camp. He’s so sharp and decisive with the ball in his hands, able to manipulate the opposing defense at a nonstop rate through both passing and scoring. Dawkins is an intelligent leader by example with exceptional vision and craftiness. He also defends extremely well, especially for his size,...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Northside Christian Academy

Rick and Patrick both headed out just a few miles down the road to check out the latest surrounding Northside Christian Academy, a program with a great history of intriguing talent for the next level.  It looked to be the same once again, as Phenom Hoop Report continues to dominate their coverage with the Phenom Open Gym Tour. We also want to thank coach Erasto Hatchett for his hospitality. He...

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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 Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

As we continue to prepare for the upcoming high school season, Phenom Hoops carries on their preview of the top prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023, which is shaping up nicely. This class is already deep and littered with high-level prospects at every position, and we’ll take a closer look at some of them in this article. Again, this is in no way a ranking or reflection of rankings in...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase

Player Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Showcase   Blue Chip Cavs 6’5 ’22 Chol Adichol- The long, wiry post prospect arguably possessed the highest upside of anyone from the first set of games. He plays consistently hard and utilizes his length well on both sides of the ball. Adichol ran the floor nicely and was able to score effectively with either hand around the basket. He’s somewhat...

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A Closer Look: Team CP3 14U

Last weekend, we had the privilege of watching Team CP3 en route to the championship game at our Queen City Middle School Showcase. They undoubtedly have one of the top programs in the Carolinas and that certainly includes their middle school group. This article will take a closer look at some of the cornerstone pieces for this team 5’10 Jaylen Curry The scoring guard is one of the most electric...

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Phenom Queen City Middle School Showcase Recap: Player Standouts 14U

Phenom Hoop Report was on deck all day to check out the next young, upcoming talent from around the area this weekend at the Queen City Middle School Showcase.  The players didn’t disappoint at all, as players and teams displayed some intriguing talent that will be names national scouts are talking about in the upcoming years.  Our scouts wanted to recap an amazing, loaded event with names...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase

WNC Warriors: 6’0 ’23 Zack Meyers- The wing prospect possesses an abundance of two-way tools and utilizes them regularly. He’s strong, active, and has quite a dynamic offensive skillset, able to reliably take over and burden the scoring load whenever needed. Meyers has an excellent feel for the game and understands how to get downhill and attack the rim, but is also capable of spotting-up along...

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