CHAMPION SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Commitment Alert: 2022 Spencer Hairston commits to Bluefield

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report 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: Spencer HairstonClass: 2022Committed to: Bluefield What Was Said by Phenom...

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Unsigned Seniors to Watch at Phenom Grassroots TOC (Part Two)

The time has finally come for the highly anticipated April Live Periods. With the recruiting landscape in complete shambles, there’s still an abundance of unsigned, college-level seniors fighting for their chance to advance to the collegiate ranks. We’ve seen all of these prospects, and written about each of them previously. That being said, we decided to construct an article with a small blurb...

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True Outside Threat: 3-point shooters (Class of 2022)

Phenom Hoops doesn’t just shed light on the top players in the state but we want to provide a platform for ALL players. The class of 2022 is still fully loaded with talent and there are plenty of players that are having a strong high school season that you may want to check out, especially if you are looking for some 3-point shooters. Here are the top 15 players in 3-pointers made this season so...

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Senior guards producing at a high level this season

Phenom Hoops doesn’t just shed light on the top players in the state but we want to provide a platform for ALL players. The class of 2022 is still fully loaded with talent and there are plenty of guards that are having a strong high school season that you may want to check out. Here are just a few players that are having a terrific season for their team. Trevor Button 2022 Trevor Button...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’9 Spencer Hairston

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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The Expected Rise of Dudley Basketball

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Greensboro, North Carolina for the Haeco Invitational. Formerly the Timco Little Four, this post-Christmas event has been a staple in the city over the last 45 years. During a thrilling first day of games, Dudley narrowly fell to Smith and found themselves in the consolation bracket. Regardless, the Panthers have shown consistent flashes throughout the...

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Page v. Dudley

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the “Big Four” at Ben L. Smith High School, as Page and Dudley prepared to kick off their season with a neutral site contest. Given their talent, leadership, and coaching staff, the Pirates entered this contest with their highest expectations in recent memory. Meanwhile, Dudley quietly trended upward as one of the Triad’s more underrated teams throughout...

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Reece’s Player Standouts from Phenom Jamboree

by: Ethan Reece 2022 Davis Wagner (Lake Norman) There’s several guys that always stand out for Lake Norman but it’s very clear that Davis is the leader of this group and it really shouldn’t be any other way. With a lot of talented underclassmen, it’s very fitting and crucial to have a senior lead the way in setting the standard in terms of tone and taking care of intangibles. Nothing flashy...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Jamboree

6’4 ’23 Cole Callaway (Lake Norman) After joining this team over the summer, it should come as no surprise to see Callaway standing out as a primary leader for this group. He consistently hit shots, both off the catch and bounce, and operated as an offensive focal point from start to finish. Callaway attacked closeouts, made unselfish passes, and defended his position effectively. He should be...

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Open Gym Report: Dudley High School

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of Greensboro for another quality open gym session at Dudley High School. The Panthers have seen a variety of talent come through their doors over the years, including some of the best athletes in North Carolina’s history. This program has never struggled with getting kids to the next level, as evidenced by their slew of college players in the...

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New Name on the Block: 2022 Spencer Hairston (Dudley)

Another year of high school basketball is coming up quickly here in North Carolina, which only means there are going to be new names coming onto the scene quickly and certainly ones you will want to learn about. One player that has really captured eyes this summer and I find personally intriguing to watch is 2022 Spencer Hairston.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 Spencer Hairston (Gate City Grizzlies): This young man simply continues to produce and be an offensive scoring machine.  Which is why he should be one to really watch coming into North Carolina and playing at Dudley this season. He has the quickness and ability to create for himself but he can be deadly from the perimeter. Scored 29 points to lead the charge again, something he has...

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Player Standouts from Phenom Champion Showcase

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Tracy Stephens (Carolina Pressure)Tracy made his presence felt big time Friday night in a win, and made it look easy with his mature frame. Standing at 6’4 and absolutely built, he bullied defenders down low by just clearing out so much space on both the post up and boards. Also ran the court really well which gave him easy looks for his guards to dish off 2023 Preston Smith...

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Standouts from Day 2 at the Champion Showcase

By: Heath Gulledge 2022 5’8 Elliot Reed (Better Basketball University 16u) Reed is a shorter guy but he doesn’t play like that at all. He came out today and played harder than everybody on both ends of the court. He has a knack for stealing the ball, whether it be running through the passing lanes or picking somebody’s pocket. He showed a really advanced ability to get to the rim and finish...

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POB’s Standouts from Champion Showcase (Day 2) (Part 1)

2022 Shaedon Simpson (Vaughan 17u): Simpson catches your eyes pretty quickly for Vaughan with his 6’6 frame and versatility and the more you watch him operate on the court, the more you like.  Simpson really impacted the floor in all areas, whether it was stepping out to score, finishing around the rim, running in transition, getting on the boards, and being a defensive impact, he checks off a...

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