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Big Performances from well-known players: Coach Rick TOC

2024 Jason Asemota (Run the Citi): Asemota came in as one of the premier headliners for the event, as the nationally ranked 5-star had all eyes on him and he performed extremely well.  With this being our first viewing of the 6’9 prospect, one could see why he was so highly regarded in his class and could even rise up the ranks even more.  Asemota though showed it all; whether it was...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 2, Part 2)

2025 Bryce Slay (Charlotte Royals Orange): The young man really stepped up for his team when they needed him, as he was absolutely feeling it from the perimeter especially in the second half.  Slay is an intriguing prospect at his size; at 6’5, he really shows that he can be a big threat in getting to the corners, stretching the defense, and being a huge threat from the perimeter.  On the day,...

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INTERVIEW: TOP 100 Jordan Vick Discusses Performance at #PhenomSummerHavoc + Recruitment Update!

Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops sits down with 2024 Jordan Vick to talk about all the latest. We rewind his showing at the Summer Havoc and we get a full update on his recruitment. He talks about East Carolina, NC State, Pittsburgh, and several others. Check out all the latest.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Summer Havoc (Catawba Ridge, Part 1)

2023 Caleb Ellison (NC Spartans): Ellison might have not been the leading scorer for his team but really enjoyed his presence and how he ran the show on the court for his team. He showed tremendous balance in reading the floor, attacking in transition, creating off the dribble and getting into the paint, showing nice touch on his shot or finding open teammates when he penetrated.2023 Thomas...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 2, Afternoon)

2025 Sadiq White (Team United): The progression that we have seen over the last year with White has been impressive and has to get you even more excited about the future for this young prospect.  He has great size at 6’7, runs the floor extremely well, is fluid and finish at the rim, can guard and play multiple positions, and his offensive game continues to expand as well as his confidence...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 2, Afternoon)

By: Noah Hooper 6’0 2024 Jordan Vick (Team Trezz Edwards)Vick really impressed me as he put the team on his back this afternoon in a close game against Carolina Pressure. Throughout the Contest Jordan shot the ball extremely well and he also showcased his sneaky athleticism as he caught my eye with a poster slam. Moreover, he played under control and made the right decisions which will take him...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024

(1) 6’6 Paul McNeil (Richmond) Even for those who don’t closely follow high school basketball, McNeil should already be a well-known name throughout the country. After winning North Carolina’s Gatorade POY award, he became just the second men’s player of the millennium to receive the honor two full seasons removed from his graduation year (joining Jaden Bradley). He posted insane per-game...

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Phenom G3 Showcase Player Spotlights

By: Sean Halloran 2026 Dionte Neal (Team CP3 15u) Neal’s high IQ screams out when you watch him play. He is someone who can do a bit of everything at the PG position. Very crafty offensively and around the rim, and constantly getting into the paint offensively. Good at breaking defenders down off the bounce and finding his open teammates for shots. Neal carries Good pace, and the ability to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 3)

2025 Q Williams (CP3 2025): Williams was IMPRESSIVE to start Day 3 to say the least.  His feel for the game, his instincts, and his vision in finding his teammates is big-time.  But he also showcased his shiftiness, his ability to read defenders, and see the game slow down with his ability to score the basketball.  He was cookin’ to start his day and is going to be a big-time...

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Five More Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Reviewing the Tape: Greenfield (vs. Central Alamance Prep) (Standouts)

Phenom Hoops went back to review the tape of Greenfield, as they took on Central Alamance Prep. It was a chance to watch a program that has an intriguing blend of talent. Greenfield took charge early in the action and this game was never really in doubt, with Greenfield moving to 2-0 with an 88-40 win at home.

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

6’10 ’22 Corneilous Williams (TLBA) The TLBA roster is loaded with talented prospects, but arguably none more notable than Williams. He’s long, athletic, and plays with a nonstop motor on both ends of the floor. Williams is an incredible rebounder with sharp timing as a rim-protector. Although most of his offensive ability shines around the basket, Williams also highlighted a useful perimeter...

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Jordan Vick, Dice Royster, Drew Hollifield & More SHINE at Jr Phenom 150! Top Performer Highlights

Check out highlights some of our top performers from this past weekend’s Jr Phenom 150 Camp. These players were either named to the All-Camp team or were named to individual...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Kyle Caddell   #2: 4’10 ’27 Ridley Hightower (Wake Forest, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that operated with a consistently high motor during his time at camp, Ridley Hightower. He’s a small guard prospect that provides his team with phenomenal two-way energy. Hightower played unselfishly and looked to apply scoring pressure whenever possible. He was a good...

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Young talent shines in Greensboro (Player Standouts Part 2)

Young, talented players from North Carolina, Virginia, and several other states made their way to Greensboro on Saturday, as Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first NC Junior Phenom event.  It has been an event that has seen great success in the past and has also seen several young talents make their way into big-time players at the next level.  It was another fantastic event, as here are a few...

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Bendel’s Best: NC Jr. Phenom Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina to host our annual spring camps, beginning with Jr. Phenom and then gradually easing our way into the prestigious NC Top 80. These Jr. Phenom camps might feature middle-school prospects, but many of North Carolina’s stars have put their abilities on display in this very setting. We’ve seen guys like MJ Rice, Jalen...

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NC Junior Phenom Fab 5 2024 Class

NC Junior Phenom Fab Five 2024 Class Standing the test of time, the 15th Annual NC Junior Phenom camp took place Saturday, March 2nd at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. As usual, the event enjoyed a wealth of talent especially at the 2023 and 2024. In today’s issue, we are going to look at the FIVE FAB from the 2024 class and this class has a chance to be really good.   No. 52...

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NC Junior Phenom Superlatives

Saturday saw just shy of 100 middle school prospects come in from multiple states. Some of the names we knew, and some of the names we did not. However, something we have come to expect, since this camp was first run by Founder Rick Lewis 15 years ago, talent will be in the building. The NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp has featured current NBA players, McDonald’s All-Americans, high level...

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Miles Magical Five: #NCJrPhenom Mid-Afternoon Slate

#62 6’1 2024 Brandon Ihle (Apex, NC) Ihle is a high quality young post player that has range that extends out to the 3 point line and beyond.  He has a firm understanding of the game, utilizing his talent to his advantage and maintaining a high level of productivity in both of his games thus far.  If he continues to grow he can be a really versatile forward at the high school level, and if...

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