CHAMPION SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Commitment Alert: Mars Hill lands 2023 Walker Woodall

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Walker WoodallClass: 2023Committed to: Mars Hill What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Recruitment picking up for 2024 6’10 Ryan Soulis (Asheville School)

Player: Ryan SoulisClass: 2024Height: 6’10School: Asheville School Each and every year, there are players that come into the state of North Carolina that quickly grab your intrigue and interest with their play. One of those players for us at Phenom Hoops has been 2024 6’10 Ryan Soulis at Asheville School.  The big man grabbed our attention early on to kick off the season, and he continues...

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Sad Sam’s Furious 5 for Week ending 1/28

Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the rainy again Piedmont!  The Sadster is here once again to reveal his latest Furious 5.  Last week brought one change as East Meck took down Butler for the second time and earned their way back into the 5.  There weren’t any other Earthmoving results for last week so let’s get to the 5…… 1. NORTH MECK – The...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Jajuan Nicholls

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Ta’Korrie Faison becomes a Pirate

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Ta’Korrie FaisonClass: 2023Committed to: East Carolina What Was Said by Phenom...

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A Closer Look: North Carolina’s Class of 2026

6’6 Cole Cloer (Orange) Between the team’s success and his individual production, it’s easy to see why Cole Cloer is already one of the top players in North Carolina’s Class of 2026. At 6-foot-6, he already has the IQ, size, and skillset to legitimately dominate a game. Cloer is a smooth all-around player who comfortably dictates the offensive action with the ball in his hands,...

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Is Oscar Tshiebwe the Biggest Sleeper in the 2023 NBA Draft?

Although the month of February is just starting, there’s arguably no better time to look at the NBA Draft landscape. It’s still prior to the NCAA Tournament (where certain players will inevitably blow up and see their stock take a massive rise), yet we have a large enough sample size to evaluate those who are being projected as draft selections. It goes without saying, but the first two picks...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Jake Chisholm commits to Roanoke

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jake ChisholmClass: 2023Committed to: Roanoke What Was Said by Phenom Hoops: “Jake...

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Unsigned Senior: Christopher Parker (AC Flora)

Player: Christopher ParkerClass: 2023Height: 6’5School: AC Flora Phenom Hoops continues to bring players that we believe can play at the next level, and there are still plenty of unsigned seniors to take a look at.  One player that continues to pop into my head is 2023 6’5 Christopher Parker from AC Flora. When you watch him on the court, he is certainly a player that you can’t miss… With...

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Start Learning the Names: Class of 2026 (Virginia)

We start diving into prospects in the state of Virginia who have had very impressive seasons and who are only freshmen. These players have helped lead the charge for their team, and have put up strong numbers. Check out a few names that we have learned about, but also can shed more light. Trey Beamer (Carlisle) 2022-23 Stats: 22.6ppg, 46 made threes, 92 percent from the free throw line Beamer is...

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Impressive Early On: Class of 2026 (South Carolina)

Mike Jones We start diving into prospects down in the state of South Carolina who has had an impressive season so far and who are only freshmen. These players have helped lead the charge for their team, and have put up strong numbers as well. Check out a few names that we have learned about, but also can shed more light on this season. Terrance Johnson (Stall) 2022-23 Stats: 21.9ppg, 6.6rpg,...

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Phenom Game Report: Notre Dame vs. Sierra Canyon (CA)

Two of the top teams in California matched up on Friday night, as Sierra Canyon certainly brought a ton of talent to the court even without Bronny James not on the floor while Notre Dame gave us another view of our guy Caleb Foster. Both teams came out strong, with Notre Dame finding early success from behind the arc with multiple threes in the first quarter.  It is what helped them to gain a...

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2024 7’0 Arden Begaj breaks down his game and latest in recruitment

Player: Arden BegajClass: 2024Position: ForwardHeight: 7’0School: United Scholastic Academy Phenom Hoops continues to bring talent from up north, this time catching up with a 2024 7-footer in Arden Begaj.  The big man has been catching some eyes with a few programs, as he holds a few offers and recently took a few recent visits, including one to Princeton lately.  We dive into more...

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Having a Strong Season: Class of 2024 (NC) (Part 1)

Jaylen Sturdivant 2024 Tyler Whitehurst (Riverside-Martin) Stats: 23.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.9spg Whitehurst, who s a 6’0 guard at Riverside-Martin, continues to play at a high level this season.  Watching him in the Outer Banks earlier in the season, Whitehurst continues to show his ability to fill it up and be a scoring threat.  Whitehurst does a terrific job in knocking down shots...

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Back on the Market: 2023 Elijah Strong (Myers Park)

There are plenty of prospects still to be found in the Class of 2023, and one is now back on the market after a recent announcement. 2023 6’8 Elijah Strong recently announced that he would be reopening his recruitment and decommitting from Wofford, and he should be a prospect for many programs to check out.  Now back on the market, Strong is a prospect that has good size and frame, plays...

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Phenom Game Report: Polk County vs. RS Central

Phenom Hoops was able to check out RS Central as they traveled to Polk County, giving us a chance to view some intriguing talent.  Wanting to view more of 2025 Zymicah Wilkins, he certainly didn’t disappoint. It was a tight game for much of the first half, as Wilkins quickly went to work and made some strong plays, to lead his team.  Wilkins finished with 16 points in the first half, showing his...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’8 Max Frazier

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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Could Carlton Carrington be next up for Pittsburgh?

Coach Jeff Capel and Pittsburgh have had a very good year, and it seems like they have turned it around this season with their play and 14-7 overall record.  Though there is talent to be found on the roster now, a player that has been catching my eyes a lot more has been the future prospect at Pittsburgh in 2023 Carlton Carrington.  Carrington is a 6’4 shooting guard from St. Frances...

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Phenom CBB Player Watch: Sr. Jake Stephens (Chattanooga)

2022-23 Season Stats: 32.2 minutes per game/ 21.8 points per game/ 10.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.4 blocks per game/ Shooting 55 percent from the floor and 41 percent from three on 5.2 attempts 2021-22 (VMI): 33.2 minutes per game/ 19.6 points per game/ 9.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 2.0 blocks per game/ Shot 55 percent from the floor and 49 percent from three on 5.0 attempts Phenom Hoops is bringing...

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Phenom CBB Game Report: UCLA at USC

Sitting down to watch a terrific Pac-12 matchup, UCLA was looking to sweep USC as the Bruins were on the road Thursday night.  USC played well early on to gain the early edge, but UCLA was attacking down low in the paint early and finding success with Jaime Jacquez and Adem Bona.  It is what helped them regain the lead halfway through the first half, and then the guard play started to take over...

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Game Report: North Lincoln vs Hickory

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Lincolnton to watch North Lincoln (13-4) take on the top team in the conference, Hickory (17-1). Both teams came out ready to play as North Lincoln’s Ty Sanders, Connor Carson and Ben Cipriano led the charge in the first half. But Hickory’s sophomore guard Jamien Little was outstanding, scoring the ball from multiple levels. In addition,...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Fletcher Bigham continuing his play at Sewanee

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Fletcher BighamClass: 2023Committed to: Sewanee What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Kaleb Siler commits to Western Carolina

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Kaleb SilerClass: 2023Committed to: Western Carolina What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Tim Hall

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’10 Wyatt Mowery

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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Under-The-Radar Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

6’8 Beckham Tharpe (North Iredell) It’s probably somewhat difficult to stay under the radar after scoring fifty points as a big man in public school basketball, but many folks are still unaware of Beckham Tharpe. After opting to forego travel ball, the fluid 6-foot-8 post prospect is still clearly enjoying the opportunity to dominate throughout the high school season. Tharpe possesses excellent...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’1 Jake Hart

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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Five Juniors Deserving of More Offers

6’9 Clash Peters (Trinity Academy) Given everything he’s showcased over the last twelve months, Clash Peters’ lack of offers really doesn’t make any sense. The appeal of a strong, physical, highly skilled 6-foot-9 power forward should be pretty self-explanatory. Between his feel, vision, interior scoring, and perimeter shooting, Peters brings a dynamic offensive presence to a team. He can...

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College programs should be ALL OVER 2023 6’8 Matai Baptiste

Player: Matai BaptisteClass: 2023Height: 6’8School: Orangeville PrepSocial Media: Twitter As a basketball scout, there are plenty of times that we come across players that many haven’t heard of, but it doesn’t take long to see that they are a player that can play at the next level.  Back in July of 2021, we got our first viewing of 2023 6’8 Matai Baptiste, who was playing for Vaughn and part of...

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