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Carolina Riptide 2027 bringing names to watch

The Carolina Riptide is a premier program here in North Carolina, and we have a great opportunity to watch one of their younger teams in the Riptide 2027. This is a team that brings a lot of balance and should have names to check out. However, these three players really stood out throughout the weekend and should be catalysts all summer long. 2027 CP Perry Perry is a point guard who simply...

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Five Freshmen Producing at a High Level

Few sports at the amateur level offer as much intrigue as high school basketball. There’s simply so much to watch and monitor, especially in a talent-laden state like North Carolina. Whether it’s following individual growth, uncovering new prospects, or seeing what teams will separate themselves from the pack, the landscape is full of excitement. Now that we’ve reached the halfway point of the...

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North Carolina Freshman 40 Camp Evaluations: Team 18

Team 18 Coach: Dre Simmons #44: 6'2 '27 Noah Wilson (Lake Norman) Starting things off, we look at a player who offered a steady, reliable presence on both ends of the floor, Noah Wilson. He's a tough, unselfish, well-rounded guard prospect with useful ball skills and lethal shooting prowess. Wilson defends with energy, outworks opponents on the glass, and gets to his spots in transition. Next in...

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POB’s Thoughts: Top Guards at Hoop State League (Through 2 Weeks)

The Hoop State League has been tremendous so far… a lot of talent, a great chance to watch these teams in action early on, and players are competing. Trust me, there are a lot of names that have been catching my eye so far, which is why I wanted to share JUST A FEW NAMES that have really stood out to me through two weeks at the Hoop State League. Check out the guards that have impressed me...

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Youngsters looking to build something at Carson

The Hoop State Fall League gives us a great chance at Phenom Hoops to get an early look at several teams early on, and we are looking to dive into a bit of what we have seen on the court. One team that I was interested in checking out again was Carson, as this is a program that has some good young prospects who will be stepping up early to help lead the charge.' We actually wrote about this top...

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Immediate Impact Freshmen in North Carolina (Part Two)

6'2 Chris Gomez (Forsyth Country Day) Anyone who watched NC Spartans Neisler over the summer is already well-informed about Chris Gomez, his dynamic identity, and everything he should bring to the Furies as an impact freshman. He's a smart, crafty, well-rounded guard prospect who simply knows how to control the action as a primary creator. Gomez plays with excellent pace while showcasing great...

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The Future of Basketball in NC: Class of 2027 (Part 2)

2027 Cannon DeBerry (Olympic): DeBerry is a player that we have had a limited viewing of but is one that could be of interest as a young prospect.' He has good size and there is a lot of appeal to his game.' Our own Jeff Bendel summed it up nicely watching him at the LIVE Period, where he had this to say. ''27 Cannon Deberry (Olympic) has so much appeal. Young but already making an impact...

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Young Names to Track from Phenom Team Camp

By: Cooper Hart 6'3' '26 Cam Fowler (Northwood) Fowler shined as a dynamic athlete and constant scoring threat in transition and when attacking closeouts. He's a dominant physical presence and he understands how to use his strength and athleticism to his advantage. His finishing touch is showing promise and he does most of his scoring work around the rim, usually through contact and at difficult...

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Carson trio opens eyes at Phenom Team Camp

There were plenty of heavyweights this past weekend at the Phenom Team Camp, as talent could be found, and title contenders were on display.' But what is so great about events like this is that it opens our eyes to new teams and players to watch more this upcoming season.' One of those teams that impressed overall was Carson, a team that has a very young trio that could lead the charge and...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 1)

2026 James Minlend (Harrisburg Hornets) Not many guys have the array of options to choose from with their attack at this age like James. The obvious appeal is in his length, as it opens up so much more of his capabilities, particularly with his controlled extension around the rim. Built like a longer wing but running the show and making the majority of management decisions, James has a favorable...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at Phenom March Madness

CP Perry 2027 CP Perry (Team Ish): Perry is a familiar face on the Phenom platform, and he only continues to get better the more we see the young prospect. Perry is a tremendous leader on the floor with his game, showing immense poise, understanding, creativity, and does a nice job in being a facilitator as well as a scorer.' A really exciting young prospect that should get more attention down...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations (Session II): Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Greg Harmon #10: 5'5 '26 Branden Warren (Reagan) Starting things off, we look at a player who arguably stood out as the top spot-up threat on this team, Branden Warren. He's a young, slightly undersized guard prospect with excellent feel and understanding as an off-ball threat. Warren knows how to find open seams and consistently hit perimeter jumpers, but also makes smart...

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NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session II)

Top Performer- 6'6 '25 Jake Cackovic (Holly Springs) Although there were a lot of notable guys on display, Jake Cackovic utilized this camp to serve as the setting for his breakout campaign. He was an impressive player throughout the summer, but really showcased flashes of pure dominance at the event. Winning the MVP award was relatively simple for the young, skilled forward. He's a knockdown...

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Emerging as a Noteworthy Name: CP Perry

Young prospects are usually much easier to evaluate than older players. Although it can be challenging to project four years into the future, there are a lot of indicators that separate the top middle-school kids from the rest of the pack. Sure, size, strength, and athleticism are the obvious traits to stand out at this specific age, but even things like IQ, toughness, and skill level are able...

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'Getting to Know''5'11 '27 CP Perry

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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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

5'10 '27 CP Perry (Team Ish) There were a lot of productive contributors for Team Ish, and Perry stood out as a consistent tone-setter from start to finish. He's an absolute pest defensively, providing a ton of energy, overwhelming opposing ball-handlers, and forcing turnovers with regularity. Offensively, Perry showcased the full arsenal. He hit shots, made plays off the bounce, and set up...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom Spring Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: James Smith #7: 5'2 '25 Jamari Harvey (Raeford) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a lasting impression with his nonstop motor, Jamari Harvey. He's a quick, scrappy guard prospect with solid ball-handling instincts and the ability to operate effectively within a team on both ends of the floor. Next in his development process is working on his ability to move without...

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Phenom Eastern North Carolina Junior Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Kelvin Mills   #4: 4'9 '24 Alexander Brodie (Wendell) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed nicely within the team concept throughout camp, Alexander Brodie. He's a smart, wiry guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded offensive skillset. Brodie showed the ability to handle and pass the ball while attacking the basket whenever possible. Next in his...

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Coach Rick’s Camp MVP By Class: ENC Junior Phenom

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Raleigh, North Carolina to host the inaugural ENC (Eastern North Carolina Junior Phenom Camp). With approximately 40 campers in attendance, we got a first hand look at some of the promising young prospects at the middle school level. While we don’t rank players until their sophomore year of high school, it does provide valuable insight at some of the players...

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