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Game Report: Northside Christian vs Gaston Day

Tuesday night, there was a premier matchup between two of the top teams in the NCISAA Metrolina Conference as Northside Christian (12-6 overall, 3-2 conference) traveled to Gaston Day (15-1 overall, 4-0 conference). The game started just as you’d expect with two really good teams going back and forth. Evan Montanari came out hot knocking down two three-pointers for Gaston Day. Wesley Tubbs...

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Players stepping up at Northside Christian

Daniel Lubamba Northside Christian, under Coach Hatchett, has seemingly always had talent that has attracted the eyes of college coaches of multiple levels.  That seems to be the same this year, especially with a talent like 2023 Wesley Tubbs that already holds high-major offers.  But when watching this team compete at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, there is more talent to be found with...

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Northside Christian Open Gym Report

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops got the chance to check out Northside Christian. Coach Erasto Hatchett is coming off of a 19-8 record last season where they finished 2nd in the NCISAA Metrolina Conference. They will once again be one of the top teams in the NCISAA 2A division as they look to make a run at the state championship. In watching them workout, one thing is for sure, this team will get...

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“Getting to Know” 6’3 2023 Antonio Perkins

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 2 at Phenom MDC (Part 2)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’0 2023 Caleb Senyo (NLPB 803)  Caleb has built a reputation of one of the more consistent, tough guards in his class. He’s become known in my eyes for challenging top guards and facilitating at a high level. His court vision has been remarkable, now he’s starting to really expand his scoring capabilities altogether. He’s just as defensively focused as he was this previous...

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Vance vs Hopewell: Game Recap

On Friday night, Vance travelled across I-77 to take on Hopewell. Vance was able to improve their record on the year to 2-0 with the 81-58 win. The game was much closer for much of the game than the score indicates. Both teams came out aggressive in the first quarter. But it was Vance who was able take control of the game early. 2022 Daniel Sanford made his presence felt with 10 points, 3...

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Open Gym Report: Hopewell High School

Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to check out Hopewell High School practice on Thursday. In his first season as head coach at Hopewell, Jaron Goodson is excited about this year’s team. Coach Goodson has spent the last four seasons on the coaching staff at West Charlotte, so he is very familiar with what is ahead in the loaded I-Meck 4A Conference.  One thing about a Jaron Goodson coached...

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Carolina Stars v. DCT Elite (Recap/Standouts)

The fifth game for day three of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two very intriguing teams in Carolina Stars v. DCT Elite. Despite being short-handed and giving up a ton of size, Carolina Stars did a phenomenal job of competing with an extremely talented opponent. DCT Elite secured the lead and never looked back, going into halftime with a 41-28 advantage behind a balanced offensive...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Rod Bridgers #0: 6’2 ’22 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) Starting things off, we look at a player that has proven himself as easily one of the toughest, most prolific scorers in the state, Elijah Jamison. He’s a strong, rugged, downhill guard prospect with the ability to access and convert nearly any shot from inside the arc. Jamison is quick and crafty enough to get by...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQbI1n1RbMtyIC58916Lunx4 Coach: Grant Hodges #0: 5’6 ’25 Brendan Miles (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Brendan Miles. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with quality vision, ball-handling, and three-point shooting....

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomSummerHavoc (Day 1, Part 1)

6’3 2021 Javian Cannady (Team Hickory)- Cannady had one of the top offensive performances of the morning. Cannady went off for a smooth 25 piece against a really talented Upward team. Cannady showed depth getting it done from all three levels. Cannady is a shifty guard in space, he split defenders with ease and evaded willing shot blockers at the cup. Cannady has good body control especially in...

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#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts

By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...

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