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Game Report: Heritage vs Broughton

On Monday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Wake Forest to watch NCHSAA season-opener as Heritage hosted Broughton. This was an intriguing matchup, especially given the guard play between Heritage’s Justin Monden and Broughton’s Will Otto. Needless to say, the game lived up to expectations and both guards played tremendous games for their respective teams. The first quarter was back...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): When you watch a freshman prospect like Leaks, you have to look for the flashes in his potential.  Leaks showed that on several occasions, showing that he understands the game, plays under control and at a terrific pace, and that he possesses the IQ.  He plays his game, gets to his spots to score, and doesn’t force anything, playing well within the...

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East Region Standouts – Hoop State League Week 2 Part 1

Game 1 Papa Pete’s Patriots 58The Loe 47 5’11 2022 Sam Gregg (Papa Pete’s Patriots) is a tough guard who makes plays on both ends of the floor. He brings a certain level of toughness to this team. He guards the ball and is active in the gap with quick hands and forces steals. In addition to his toughness, he gets into the paint where he has the ability to finish at the basket and kick out to...

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Unsung Heroes: Evan Ashe and Justin Monden

Throughout the last six months, Phenom Hoops was fortunate to see multiple different variations of Raleigh’s Finest and Heritage High School. While Lucas Taylor (Clemson commit) is an obvious draw in terms of recognition, this team goes far beyond just a single star prospect. They were consistently short-handed in terms of depth, usually running with only seven, six, or sometimes even five...

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Player Standouts at HoopState League

6’2 ’22 Evan Ashe (Raleigh’s Finest) Although Lucas Taylor is the clear leader of this team, Ashe is as vital to their success as anyone on the roster. He simply plays a complete, low-maintenance game on both ends of the floor and willingly fills in the gaps in a variety of different ways. Ashe rebounds, defends multiple positions, and highlights impressive offensive versatility. He’s adaptable...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 1)

Austin Johnson 2021 6’9 Sincere Malone (Carolina Basketball Academy): First time getting to watch Malone and he brings a lot of intrigue with his versatility, ability to handles, and ability to operate on multiple levels on the court.  He excelled in pushing the basketball up the court and getting around defenders to finish at the rim. He holds offers already and has been receiving interests as...

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Raleigh’s Finest Rapidly Becoming a Priority for College Coaches

Each year, the grassroots community is blessed with various teams that possess more talent than initially meets the eye. There are many examples from past seasons, and teams like NC Gaters and Anthony Morrow Elite (among various others) have represented that sentiment over the current summer. However, arguably no program has done a better job of putting forth a legitimate squad with talent,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 2 at Summer Finale (Part 2)

RJ Felton 2021 Omari Bolden (Team B.O.N.D.): Bolden just continues to be an impressive scorer on the court.  He can shoot well from beyond the arc but also create opportunities for himself off the dribble and attacking the rack.  He has a strong build and offers a nice balance on the court offensively.  Really enjoyed how he got downhill consistently. 2022 6’10 Corneilous Williams...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Darius Williams   #30: 5’6 ’22 Joshua McNair (Greensboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a fairly well-rounded skillset during his time at camp, Joshua McNair. He’s a young point guard prospect with solid IQ and a strong team-first approach to the game. McNair is a capable scorer, but typically looks to get others involved and score as needed. He’s...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: NC Phenom 150

The Phenom NC 150 Camp continues to provide a springboard platform for young unknown prospects to break onto the scene, as well as a stage for unsigned seniors to draw some eyes late in the signing stages. Greensboro, North Carolina- High school prospects from multiple states gathered this past Sunday to battle it out in front of an energized crowd appreciative of camp competition. A diverse...

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