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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #0: 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Victory Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 2)

2022 6’6 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford continues to make his game known and he continues to expand with how he can operate on the court.  First off, he looks and plays like a grown man on the court, physically outmatching everyone for the most part.  But it is his work ethic on both sides that should have big-time schools calling his way. 2022 6’4 Silas Demary (Chris Clemons...

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Diving into the roster: North Meck

North Mecklenburg High School went 30-1 last season bringing home the 4A championship. They’ll bring back 8 players from their previous roster. Even though they lost three senior starters and another three role players who transferred out, they reloaded with quick and explosive guard play. This article will take a look at their new and exciting roster for this season.

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POB’s Summer Stock Risers (Part 1)

It certainly hasn't been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, lets start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several-part series, with several more coming your way.

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2021 6’1 Collin Mills (Team Vision NC 17u): Mills was the main scoring threat for Team Vision, showing his ability to score on multiple levels.  Whether it was spotting up from the perimeter with a smooth outside shot, attacking and pulling up with a mid-range shot, or attacking the rim, Mills was able to do it multiple ways.  He doesn’t try to force anything on the court and plays...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 3)

2022 6’7 Jeremy Gregory (Team Charlotte 16u): Gregory really got after it to start his day, going for 20 points in the win.  Gregory got to his spots, reacted quickly in the post and used his big hands to softly get the ball on the rim and score.  He did it multiple times, as well as continue to run the court well. 2022 Freddie Dilione (Big Shots Elite NC 2022 Lewis): Dilione not only...

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North Meck Set to Continue Their Reign of Dominance

The high school basketball landscape is in constant flux, whether from players transferring, prep schools emerging, or something in between. These common situations have made it extremely difficult for most programs, as the roster turnover is greater than ever before. However, North Meck has been a sheer model of consistency since the turn of the millennium. Coach Duane Lewis should be credited...

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Colby’s Queen City Recap

The Phenom Hoops Queen City Showcase was a loaded event with talent and competitiveness throughout all of the divisions. This was my first opportunity to see a lot of these players in live action. Here are just a few players who stuck out to me, regardless of class and projection level. This does not include players who have already committed. Will...

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6’8 2022 Jeremy Gregory, “Mr. Production.”

Jeremy Gregory Jeremy Gregory is the epitome of productivity. He quietly goes about his work each and every game. Whether it is for his high school team, North Mecklenburg, or for Team Charlotte, his travel ball team. Gregory is the type of player that plays well within the framework of the game. He has the ability to post up or step out and hit the midrange jumper or occasionally knock down a...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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North Mecklenburg Advances to the NCHSAA 4A Championship

North Mecklenburg Advances to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship  North Mecklenburg 86 Olympic 78 Coach Duane Lewis and his North Mecklenburg Vikings advance to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. North Mecklenburg is blessed with tremendous talent, but it was 6’1 unsigned senior Shamann Artis that may have made the play of the game, and maybe the play of the year for North Mecklenburg. Leading...

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North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final

North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final  It was a repeat performance for North Mecklenburg in the NCHSAA 4A Sectional Final. The season started with a 79-55 win over Independence, and North Mecklenburg once again posted an almost identical 77-54 win to advance to the NCHSAA 4A Regional Final against Olympic. North Mecklenburg jumped out to a 20-15 first quarter lead and never...

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North Mecklenburg “Statement Win”

North Mecklenburg “Statement Win” North Mecklenburg 95 Vance 55 In a game that was sold out around 5:00pm, no one expected the total dominance of North Mecklenburg in their early season IMECK conference road win at Vance. For North Mecklenburg, it was just one of the nights where almost everything went well. For Vance, it was also one of those nights, but on the other side of the perspective....

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North Mecklenburg captures conference road win

North Mecklenburg 67 Hough 56 Phenom Hoops travelled to Cornelius, North Carolina to cover the I Meck 4A matchup between North Mecklenburg and Hough. North Mecklenburg entered the contest with a 12-1 record with their lone loss coming to nationally ranked Mountain Brook of Alabama. Hough came into the contest with a 11-2 record, which is the best start in school history.  Hough came out hot...

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Who is North Carolina’s Best Public School Team?

Nothing seems to excite folks more than the weekly debate surrounding which teams fall into the upper echelon of rankings. Whether public, private, or both, everyone has a case to represent their cause. That being said, public school basketball in North Carolina has been as impressive as ever through the first month of the season. Three programs, Farmville Central, Millbrook, and North...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: North Meck

One of the final stops Patrick and Rick made on Monday was at North Meck, a team that brings a lot of firepower, guard play, and intriguing young talent this season.  After finishing 23-5 last year, the Vikings look to fill the stands once again this year, especially with the talent we saw at the open gym.

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Final Thoughts from the #NCHSAALivePeriod

The new NCAA Live Period blew past all expectations and, most importantly provided a platform for a vast amount of talent to be displayed in front of dozens of college programs, but there are always improvements to be made in the future. Charlotte, North Carolina- What Year one did was brought in a lot of exposure, and offered the states best a legitimate chance to hoop in front of college...

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Team Charlotte 2022 Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase

The 16U White Division Gold Championship game was thrilling from beginning to end as Team Charlotte 2022 faced off against a gritty Carolina Riptide squad. 6’4 W Logan Blair made an impact early in this one for Team Charlotte with his activity on the glass. He possesses a good blend of skill and athleticism and ended the game scoring 13 points. For the Riptide, they were led by skilled 6’5...

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Nation Ford Day one standouts #PhenomJMAC

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase

Team Charlotte 6’7 ’22 Jeremy Gregory- The strong-bodied big man continues to take fantastic strides in his development process. He’s the undisputed leader of this team and knows how to be productive even when his shot isn’t falling. Gregory utilizes his body extremely well to clear out space for rebounds. He runs the floor properly and finishes extremely well with either hand.   FIBA 6’1...

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Team Charlotte bringing the talent on all levels to the JMAC Showcase

One program that everyone should know already will be the Team Charlotte program, as they will be bringing several teams to the event this weekend.  Team Charlotte 17u, 16u, 15u, and 12u will all be in attendance and you don’t want to miss some of the top talents around the area.

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Prospects to Watch in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

This week, we looked at some of the most elite freshmen in the Hoopstate by putting out two separate installments of five special prospects. Today, we’ll do something a little different and take a look at guys that have just begun to hit their stride or are in the early stages of doing so. This list will highlight a variety of different prospects, but are not Phenom Hoops’ official rankings....

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Eye Catchers from the Phenom Stay Positive (Part III)

It has been a great event this weekend in Greensboro, as players have shown up and competed all throughout the event.  Some players have caught the eyes of our scouts, but here are a few quick notes from some of the players we have seen. 2023 5’8 Trey Green (Team Charlotte 15u) Being such a young prospect, he brings poise and understanding at a high level early on in his career, which is one...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: J.D. Johnson   #2:5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a lot of poise and two-way polish during his time at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins plays with a high IQ and unselfish mentality, which allows him...

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#PhenomSummerHavoc Day Two: Players To Watch from the Morning Games

Let’s get right to it, here are some players to watch from this morning’s action at #PhenomSummerHavoc 6’4 2019 Quinten Thomas: Upward Stars Charlotte Thomas was sensational this morning for his squad providing tons of energy, athleticism, and leadership out there.  He’s really explosive off both one and two feet with an innate ability to make acrobatic plays at timely...

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#PhenomChampionShowcase: Sunday Stars

It’s been a great first portion of the day over at Proehlific Park, here are some of the top performers from today’s action! 6’4 2020 MJ Wilkerson: NC Empire Wilkerson does a great job bringing contagious energy for a really fun NC Empire squad featuring some of the top talent in the 919. His defensive tenacity combined with his ability to initiate offense makes him a really well...

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