CHAMPION SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Game Report: Tampa Catholic vs. Norcross (Boys)

Phenom Hoops continued their scouting around the country, first tuning into the SW Missouri Prep Invitational and then heading down to Georgia to watch Tampa Catholic take on Norcross, two teams with some fantastic talent. Norcross, led by their star guard 2023 London Johnson, got off to a great start to take the early 18-11 lead.  Johnson was able to find his rhythm early, especially from...

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2023 London Johnson discusses each school in Top 6

2023 London Johnson has certainly been a name Phenom Hoops has been familiar with, watching him grow up when he was young, attending multiple camps and playing in multiple events, and now making a name down in Georgia at Norcross.  Johnson has quickly become one of the top guards in the country for his class and certainly has several college programs recruiting him hard.  But he...

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The Development of a Powerhouse: Liberty Heights Climbing the Mountain

Given all the constant movement and overall flux within the high school landscape, it can be difficult for someone who isn’t especially involved in the scene to understand its nuances. What does this mean? Think specifically about the group over at Liberty Heights. Their coaching staff of Mike Wright, Ben Johnson, DaQuan Santos, and Robert Shuler has been around for quite a while, but the...

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Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Browns Summit, North Carolina for a high-level showdown between two of the top independent schools in the state in Liberty Heights and Piedmont Classical. Liberty Heights entered this game with two wins over Piedmont Classical and sought out a third. Even though these squads possess equal talent and coaching, Liberty Heights has found a way to be slightly...

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Previewing Top Guards in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

As the game has continued to evolve, folks have tended to get less enamored with size and exploiting mismatches through strength. For better or worse, he modern-day game is dominated by guards and looks likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. These guys have always been the primary creators but it seems like teams are content with initiating offense from other positions, especially...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Dre Simmons   #50: 5’7 ’21 Yoshua Courts (Reidsville High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a polished, well-rounded skillset throughout the day, Yoshua Courts. He’s a team-first point guard that displayed a solid understanding of the nuances of running the show. Courts offers an excellent blend of passing and scoring, but doesn’t force the...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina Middle School Showcase Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Jake Senyo   #5: 4’11 ’25 Landon Wilson (Florence, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a nice impact on both sides of the ball during camp, Landon Wilson. He’s a wiry, slightly undersized point guard prospect with quickness and an excellent feel for the game. Wilson handles the ball with care and can create for himself or others with great poise. He’s able...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session 3: Evaluation Team 4

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3:Evaluation Team 4   Team 4 Coach Dre Simmons   #4: 5’5 ’22 Matthew Liles (Lexington, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to make his presence felt quite well for his age and size, Matthew Liles. He’s a young guard prospect that showed the ability to operate with or without the ball and find success. Liles shot the ball very...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Afternoon Standouts

#1-Zehern Hilton- Young point guard prospect that can succeed with or without the ball, given his ability to effectively pass and shoot the ball. Hilton has decent quickness and ball-handling ability.   #6-London Johnson- Young guard prospect with natural ability on the basketball court; he shoots the ball very well from the floor and has an innate playmaking sense. Johnson moves...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Miles’s Standouts

#6 6’0 2023 London Johnson: Comenius School Johnson is a super intriguing prospect due to the fact that he’s super young with an incredible combination of physical gifts and skillset.  He’s already a high level ball handler with a knack for finding his teammates for easy buckets on the break along with being super comfortable creating his own jump shot off the bounce.  At 6’0 it’s...

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