DAVID ROSE MDC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom New Year’s Bash

2023 Tim Hall (Westminster Catawba): Not sure what to say how dominant of a game he had on the court for his team; he carried them throughout as he was nearly unstoppable on the court.  Hall was a force down around the paint, displaying tremendous athleticism at the rim, being explosive on the boards and in blocking shots, and carrying his team in all that he could do. Very impressive...

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Player Standouts at Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

6’3 ’23 Antonio Perkins (Northside Christian) Given the limited number of seniors on the roster, Perkins’ value should be pretty obvious. He provides a clear veteran presence with the IQ, experience, and leadership qualities to set the tone in a variety of different ways. Perkins is arguably the top shooting threat on the team, but also stands out through being steady, adaptable, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Carmel Tip-Off (Day 1)

2024 Josh Bullock (Northside Christian): Bullock is a strong sturdy point guard that isn’t afraid of the bright lights and he really started his season off in a great way. Bullock is a tough-minded guard that understands what is needed to do on the court, leads the offense, and is a strong playmaker with the ball in his hands. His ability to get into the paint, finish strong through contact, or...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Austin Collins #7: 5’11 ’24 Keenan Wilkins (Christ School) Starting things off, we look at a player who has consistently made strides in his transition into a floor general, Keenan Wilkins. He’s a polished, skilled point guard prospect with the ability to fill it up in a variety of different ways offensively. That being said, Wilkins has made clear strides as a playmaker and...

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Antonio Perkins

Height: 6’3 Class: 2023 School: Northside Christian Travel Team: 1 of 1 Elite Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 11.1 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 37% 3P, 80% FT Junior Season: 12.6 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.3 SPG, 1.1 BPG, 50% FG, 50% 3P, 85% FT Reclass Junior Season: 9.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.3 APG, 61% FG, 43% 3P, 78% FT What Was Recently Said: Everything stated above quickly came to...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Finale

6’4 ’24 Desmond Kent (Crossover Elite) Although there were numerous contributors for Crossover Elite, Kent really shined as a leader on both ends of the floor. He’s long, mobile, and fairly skilled, but truly just beginning to harness his long-term upside. Kent is a steady rebounder, quality finisher, reliable shot-altering presence who runs the floor well and can knock down jumpers at a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 2)

2024 Jullien Cole (NC Jayhawks): Cole has really opened some eyes this summer with his play, showing what the 6’4 prospect can do and his impact on the court.  He did so one more time on Day 2, using his body to get downhill and create, but also making sure his impact was felt in an array of other areas including on the boards, finding teammates, and on the defensive side. 2024 Isaiah...

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2023 Antonio Perkins (1of1) showing more of his game

Player: Antonio PerkinsClass: 2023Height: 6’3AAU: 1of1 EliteHigh School: Northside Christian Academy The Phenom Summer Havoc was an off-the-charts event, as it really opened our eyes to so many players and gave us an updated viewing of their development.  One player of interest that we have seen only continue to grow as a player is 2023 6’3 Antonio Perkins from 1of1 Elite.  For much of...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Lamelo Ball Invitational (Day 1)

2025 Yohance Connor (1of1 Elite): Team 1 of 1 is loaded with talent but on Day 1, Connor was assertive and showcased his presence on both ends of the court.  He displayed tremendous activity on the defensive end, getting after it, playing scrappy, and also understands how to create and capitalize on his own opportunities, scoring-wise. Continues to get downhill and finish. 2025 LJ Britt...

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Game Report: Northside Christian vs Gaston Day

Tuesday night, there was a premier matchup between two of the top teams in the NCISAA Metrolina Conference as Northside Christian (12-6 overall, 3-2 conference) traveled to Gaston Day (15-1 overall, 4-0 conference). The game started just as you’d expect with two really good teams going back and forth. Evan Montanari came out hot knocking down two three-pointers for Gaston Day. Wesley Tubbs...

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Players stepping up at Northside Christian

Daniel Lubamba Northside Christian, under Coach Hatchett, has seemingly always had talent that has attracted the eyes of college coaches of multiple levels.  That seems to be the same this year, especially with a talent like 2023 Wesley Tubbs that already holds high-major offers.  But when watching this team compete at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, there is more talent to be found with...

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Northside Christian Open Gym Report

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops got the chance to check out Northside Christian. Coach Erasto Hatchett is coming off of a 19-8 record last season where they finished 2nd in the NCISAA Metrolina Conference. They will once again be one of the top teams in the NCISAA 2A division as they look to make a run at the state championship. In watching them workout, one thing is for sure, this team will get...

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“Getting to Know” 6’3 2023 Antonio Perkins

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 2 at Phenom MDC (Part 2)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’0 2023 Caleb Senyo (NLPB 803)  Caleb has built a reputation of one of the more consistent, tough guards in his class. He’s become known in my eyes for challenging top guards and facilitating at a high level. His court vision has been remarkable, now he’s starting to really expand his scoring capabilities altogether. He’s just as defensively focused as he was this previous...

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Vance vs Hopewell: Game Recap

On Friday night, Vance travelled across I-77 to take on Hopewell. Vance was able to improve their record on the year to 2-0 with the 81-58 win. The game was much closer for much of the game than the score indicates. Both teams came out aggressive in the first quarter. But it was Vance who was able take control of the game early. 2022 Daniel Sanford made his presence felt with 10 points, 3...

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Open Gym Report: Hopewell High School

Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to check out Hopewell High School practice on Thursday. In his first season as head coach at Hopewell, Jaron Goodson is excited about this year’s team. Coach Goodson has spent the last four seasons on the coaching staff at West Charlotte, so he is very familiar with what is ahead in the loaded I-Meck 4A Conference.  One thing about a Jaron Goodson coached...

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Carolina Stars v. DCT Elite (Recap/Standouts)

The fifth game for day three of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two very intriguing teams in Carolina Stars v. DCT Elite. Despite being short-handed and giving up a ton of size, Carolina Stars did a phenomenal job of competing with an extremely talented opponent. DCT Elite secured the lead and never looked back, going into halftime with a 41-28 advantage behind a balanced offensive...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Rod Bridgers #0: 6’2 ’22 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) Starting things off, we look at a player that has proven himself as easily one of the toughest, most prolific scorers in the state, Elijah Jamison. He’s a strong, rugged, downhill guard prospect with the ability to access and convert nearly any shot from inside the arc. Jamison is quick and crafty enough to get by...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJSuI1FGChQbI1n1RbMtyIC58916Lunx4 Coach: Grant Hodges #0: 5’6 ’25 Brendan Miles (Charlotte) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Brendan Miles. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with quality vision, ball-handling, and three-point shooting....

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomSummerHavoc (Day 1, Part 1)

6’3 2021 Javian Cannady (Team Hickory)- Cannady had one of the top offensive performances of the morning. Cannady went off for a smooth 25 piece against a really talented Upward team. Cannady showed depth getting it done from all three levels. Cannady is a shifty guard in space, he split defenders with ease and evaded willing shot blockers at the cup. Cannady has good body control especially in...

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#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts

By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...

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