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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Kenny Gwynn

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Carmel Christian v. Wesleyan Christian

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled to High Point, North Carolina as the Trojans of Wesleyan Christian prepared to host the Carmel Christian Cougars. These are currently two of the better private school teams in the state and, with Ben Burnham and Justin Taylor out for Carmel, this contest had all the makings of an absolute battle. Both squads are hunting for their chance to vie for a state...

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Bendel’s Best: Gate City Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for another loaded high school showcase. The field featured an abundance of talent from every pocket in the state, which made for two full days of high-level basketball. Four of the competing teams were state champions last season (Greensboro Day, Carmel Christian, Piedmont Classical, and Moravian Prep) but every program in...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Gate City Classic

6’2 ’20 Dylan Blake (First Flight) Arguably no team in North Carolina brings as much intrigue as First Flight, and Blake is a major part of what they do. He’s the lynchpin in an absolutely new-age style of infinite three-point shooting. Blake is a knockdown shooter in virtually every way but also showcases the mentality of a point guard and consistently works to get others involved. He’s tougher...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: David Noel   #10: 5’11 ’22 Jacob Newman (Myers Park) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks likely to continue trending upward over the next few years, Jacob Newman. He’s a quick, sturdy point guard prospect that plays with a high motor and lots of intensity. Newman is an absolute pest on defense and knows how to mirror his on-ball assignment quite well. He plays...

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