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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team CP3 Makes Their Debut

Obviously, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the “best travel ball team/program in North Carolina” since the summer season began. Due to so many differing opinions, it’s become a legitimate talking point for all folks within grassroots basketball—and there’s still no clear answer. Team Curry has made a strong push for the top spot thus far, but other high-profile squads like Garner...

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Jaden Bradley to IMG Academy

North Carolina’s Class of 2022 was starting to feel too good to be true, given the multiple national-level superstars in MJ Rice, Jaden Bradley, and Jalen Hood-Schifino. With Rice heading up to Oak Hill Academy, it’s only fitting that Bradley would go to another major powerhouse in IMG Academy. He’s complied a long list of accomplishments within North Carolina and appears ready to take the next...

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Appreciating Greatness: Jaden Bradley

Over the years, North Carolina has been host to a lot of impressive basketball prospects and has gradually built a reputation as one of the more talented areas for athletics. There have been 132 NBA/ABA players who were born in North Carolina, which firmly places the Hoopstate in the top fifth of all states. Upon looking deeper and only highlighting active players, we are right amongst the top...

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Phenom Hoops Blog: Jaden Bradley looks back on big sophomore season; continuing to listen to colleges around the country

Coming off a state championship run and earning NC Player of the Year accolades, the sophomore is riding high and is continuing to rack up offers from around the country. Grabbing the attention of blue-bloods along with several other high-major programs, Bradley is continuing to soak it all in and is staying focused on his game.

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Dropping Dimes “Coach Rick’s Playmakers”

Dropping Dimes “Coach Rick’s Playmakers”  No matter the level, successful teams are dependent on their point guard play. Point guards or “floor generals” often set the tone and control tempo, not to mention getting their team in half court sets or leading them in transition. Below is a list of play makers that we have seen in various settings and were the top assist players listed on Max...

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Cannon Wins NCISAA 4A State Championship

Cannon Wins NCISAA 4A State Championship Cannon 71 Charlotte Latin 69 Cannon’s head coach Che Roth challenged his youthful team by playing a tough, grind it out type schedule. Entering the NCSIAA 4A state championship, Cannon brought a 26-6 record with loses to state, regional and national powers on their schedule. They lost two heartbreaking games by one point each to Greensboro Day and...

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Cannon “Earns” Trip to NCISAA State Championship

Cannon “Earns” Trip to NCISAA State Championship Cannon 75 Greensboro Day 64 For head coach Che Roth, his motto at Cannon is “earn it,” and their play in the semifinals against three-time defending state champions Greensboro Day was simply just that. Cannon came out red-hot and led 19-13 in the first quarter. 6’6 sophomore DJ Nix hit four 3-pointers and offensively Cannon was a well-oiled...

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Cannon advances to NCISAA 4A semi-finals

Cannon advances to NCISAA 4A semi-finals  Cannon 88 Wesleyan Christian 70 Phenom Hoops travelled to Concord, North Carolina to cover the NCISAA 4A quarterfinal game between Wesleyan Christian and Cannon School. Wesleyan School came into the contest with an 16-9 record and has been one of the surprise teams under the leadership of second year head coach CJ Lee. Cannon has quietly built a...

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5-STARS! Jaden Bradley v Marjon Beauchamp; Cannon School vs Dream City Christian Raw Game Highlights

Cannon School, out of Concord, North Carolina features a handful of players getting recruited at the D1 level, including the #1 point guard in the 2022 class Jaden Bradley. Dream City Christian does the same, with 5-Star Marjon Beauchamp, 5-Star Alex Tchikou, Jhaylon Martinez (UNLV) and others Here are the full game RAW Highlights

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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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The Rise of North Carolina’s Class of 2022

With the high-school season back in full swing, there’s simply no better time to take an extended look at our rankings and some of the players who have already separated themselves from the pack. This is the time where potential starts to directly translate into ability. All of the players on this list have taken massive strides over the last calendar year and have definitely earned their place...

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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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