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Phenom National Showcase “Day One Thoughts and Takeaways”

Phenom National High School Showcase Day One Thoughts and Take A Ways Oak Hill Academy bounces back in a big way Legendary coach Steve Smith has an unbelievable 94. % winning percentage at Oak Hill. Oak Hill losing is like a celestial “blue moon” event that happens just once in a while. After being upset by Combine Academy at the Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic, Coach Steve Smith stated the team...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Miles Magical Five (Night One)

6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School Lebo was an incredibly consistent producer and shot maker at Greenfield last year as a junior. He and his teammates came away with the NCISAA 1A state title largely due to the performances he put up in their playoff run and he continued his excellence at the start of his senior year. He has some of the purest shooting mechanics in the state with...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Day Two Late Slate

6’3 2021 Nick Green: Henderson Collegiate (5-8 From the Field, 5-7 From Deep, 15 Points, 6 Rebounds, 2 Steals) Green is a vital piece to a Henderson Collegiate squad that features an abundance of backcourt talent. His ability to impact the game as a 3 & D guy is a perfect compliment to the playmaking of Javonte Waverly, the dynamic offensive force of Kalib Matthews, and the steadying...

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Bendel’s Best: CP3 Elite Guard Camp

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled to the CP3 Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the most prestigious guard camp across the country. Each year, this camp sets out to feature an overwhelming majority of the top guards from high school and the collegiate ranks. With one day behind us, we will look at some of the standouts…   6’4 ’21 Devin Askew (Mater Dei) It would be difficult to...

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Storylines from the #NCISSALivePeriod

The weekend was action packed with big time hoops all weekend long throughout the Triad! It's the first go around in this newly structured live period run by state officials and local high schools.

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers #NCISAASummerShowcase

The Hoop States Top Private schools gathered at Greensboro Day School for a star studded summer showcase.Greensboro, North Carolina- This Live Period event gives the Coaches, Scouts, and Media, an opportune chance to checkout some of the best prospects in the state under a controlled team setting. 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon)- Bradley looks the part of a high major floor general, he’s got the...

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A Closer Look: Five of the Top Prospects from North Carolina’s Class of 2022

There is no better time to review the growth of prospects than after their freshman season, where many of these young men have begun to separate themselves from one another. First and foremost, these are not Phenom Hoops’ official rankings. They are simply based on the opinions of the writer. Additionally, this class has a ton of talent and narrowing this list to only five players was a...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach Morris   #4:5’10 ’20 Stephen Minor (Winston-Salem Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks increasingly likely to have a big-time senior campaign, Stephen Minor. He’s a slightly undersized point guard prospect with a nice blend of IQ, skill, and athleticism. Minor is pretty strong for his size and shows no issue getting by opponents, which allows him to enter...

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NC Top 80 Award Winners

Mr. Top 80 #NCTop80 6’8 2020 Josh Hall Moravian Prep (Hickory, NC) Mr. Playmaker #NCTop80 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley Cannon School (Concord, NC) Mr. Defense #NCTop80 6’4 2020 Josh Banks Olympic HS (Charlotte, NC) Mr. Hustle #NCTop80 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar Friendship HS (Apex, NC) Mr. Station #NCTop80 6’4 2021 Bryce Alfino Davidson Day (Davidson,...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#28- 6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris- The lefty point guard has been arguably the most impressive floor general on display through the first slate of games. He’s so strong and in-tune with his skillset that it’s almost unfair for opposing guard. Harris is incredibly smart and navigates wherever he desires on the floor. He’s very polished and basically unstoppable when getting downhill.   #106- 6’8...

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NC Top 80 Storylines we’re watching (P.1)

For years Dave Telep ran HIS Carolina Challenge and built it into the premier camp in North Carolina. The camp everyone looked forward to, both players and fans alike. Telep’s camp brought out the best talent, put it under one roof and allowed them to compete in a one-day showcase. Since Telep has moved on, taking on a role with the San Antonio Spurs, the North Carolina Top 80 has picked up the...

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Cannon School Shines, Dominates Providence Day 75-53

I made the short drive up I-85 North to The Cannon School (13-9) as they hosted Providence Day (10-11) and it was an exciting matchup featuring some of the best young talent in the state, if not the country.  It was a tightly contested battle throughout the first half with 6’3 2021 Jarvis Moss keeping Cannon alive early with his flamethrower from beyond the arc (3-3 from deep in the 1st...

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John Wall Holiday Invitational: Opening Day Standouts

John Wall Holiday Invitational: Opening Day Standouts When it comes to high school holiday basketball tradition, one has to put the 47th Holiday Day Invitational (sponsored by John Wall Foundation) on the list. Played at historic Broughton High School, the John Wall is a must see. It brings a wealth of talent and teams to the Raleigh area each and every year, not to mention one of the best...

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Diving in With: DJ Nix and Cannon

As a freshman in high school it is challenging to make any varsity team, but to start and excel in that sport early on is an entire different thing. That is exactly what DJ Nix is doing with Cannon School (NC), out of Concord. Concord, North Carolina- Nix isn’t built like a typical freshman and he certainly doesn’t play like one. Nix has a grown man game down low, he’s athletic and physical on...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase Night One: Miles Magical Five

5. 6’2 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School Lebo was sensational for Greenfield School in their win over Grace Christian (Sanford) displaying excellent touch from three point range, a high IQ, and excellent leadership abilities.  Greenfield was playing shorthanded without Djimon Bailey (Hip) and Jacari Outlaw (Death In Family) but Lebo was able to rally the troops and lead the way in the...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Late Game Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’8 2019 Nick Evtimov: Greensboro Day School Evtimov might take the cake as the most improved player in North Carolina I’ve seen thus far this season.  He’s clearly taken major strides physically, losing some weight further developing his explosiveness and quickness.  His skillset continues to develop as well, he is now extremely comfortable handling the ball in certain...

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North Carolina’s 2022 Class is Next in Line

Every year we say the rising 9th grade class in North Carolina is an all-timer of a class. Every year however, the talent never seems to disappoint. The 2022 class will be no different, already, there are players in this class tracking high, on the national level. Just recently USA basketball sent out invitations to the USA Junior National Mini Camp set to take play October 4-7 in Colorado...

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The Carolinas’ Top Rising Freshmen Shine at CP3 Rising Stars Camp

Over two hundred of the top eighth graders were on display in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. There were many intriguing subplots throughout the event, including the basis of this article, which will highlight five prospects from the Carolinas that made the Top 24 All-American contest. Perry Smith Jr. was the lone Palmetto-state representative...

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