HOOPS AND DREAMS EVENT RECAPS

Millbrook vs. Richmond Game Recap

The second day of our sixth annual Hoops and Dreams Showcased continued with another notable matchup between Millbrook and Richmond. Both squads sport loaded rosters and several college prospects of varying levels, so the stage was set for an exciting battle. However, Richmond had other plans, as they mounted a 19-3 lead through the opening eight minutes of play. Their group effort was on full...

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Trinity Christian vs. NC GBB Game Recap

The second day of our sixth annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase continued with a matchup between Trinity Christian and NC GBB. After thwarting their opponent yesterday, the Crusaders came out of the gate with passion and intensity. Their depth and overall balance allowed them to dictate the action for the opening two quarters, and enter halftime with a 48-26 lead. Following the break, NC GBB...

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Red Springs vs. Northwood Temple Game Recap

The second day of our sixth annual Hoops and Dreams Showcased continued with a matchup between Red Springs and Northwood Temple. Both squads enter this contest looking to prove themselves, and it ended up being a pretty entertaining affair. The Eagles came out of the gate playing unselfish, team-oriented basketball and quickly took the lead as a direct result. Kenny Vera set the tone and the...

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Hoop and Dreams Showcase: Richmond vs. Fayetteville Academy

Final game of the night had two extremely strong teams going at it with Richmond vs. Fayetteville Academy squaring off.  This was a game that had the crowd buzzing and certainly plenty of fans in the stands watching.  Fayetteville Academy punched first, going inside and attacking down in the paint, which allowed them to jump a double-digit lead at the end of the first quarter. ...

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Phenom Schedule Announcement: Hoops and Dreams Showcase

The Thanksgiving holiday will be here before you know it, but before you make all your plans, let us make a case on why you should spend your weekend with Phenom Hoops.  One of two loaded events on the weekend, the Hoops and Dreams Showcase sponsored by LucasMoore Realty will be taking place at Fayetteville State, as we have some incredible matchups.  Check out the full schedule for...

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Hoops and Dreams back again with premier programs on display

We continue to roll through the Phenom Hoops high school season, as we now head toward the end of November for the Hoops and Dreams presented by LucasMoore Reality, which will be taking place at Fayetteville State University.' Being back in the Fayetteville area, Phenom Hoops has a great chance to highlight some of the premier talent more towards the east side of the state, as we will have a...

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Why Ari Fulton Should Appeal to Division I Coaches

Since Covid, the high school recruiting landscape has changed drastically. Guys who would've been given a chance to prove themselves at level 'X' are still being pushed aside for players who, theoretically, can contribute right away. Now, whether those guys (often older, more experienced transfers or JUCO products) actually move the needle is largely inconclusive. The point is: high school...

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Takeaways from Hoops and Dreams Showcase: Justin Caldwell is Worth Noting

Being a freshman is such a unique time in a basketball player's journey. Gone are the days of middle school ball, where having the best athlete or tallest player on the court is a near-guaranteed recipe for success. Instead, the real adventure begins (typically) with a myriad of goals and expectations being set in place for these young prospects. Some kids are capable of contributing right away,...

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Hoops & Dreams Top Performances

Here is a list of the top performers from the Hoops & Dream Showcase presented by Lucas Moore Realty. Please note these top performers are in alphabetical order by school. Fayetteville Academy6’5 2024 Xavier Johnson: 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals on Friday. 19 points, 1 rebound & 1 assist on Saturday. 6’4 2026 Jossiah Johnson: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist...

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Takeaways from Hoops and Dreams Showcase: Richmond Ready to Dominate

Anyone plugged into the grassroots basketball scene should already be well aware of Paul McNeil's sudden return to North Carolina and Richmond High School. The news sent shockwaves throughout the state, as last year's Gatorade Player of the Year had been enjoying a pretty strong start to his season at Prolific Prep. Regardless, McNeil comes back to join a Raiders squad that is even better than...

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Takeaways from Hoops and Dreams Showcase: Quality Education is Legit

Accumulation of talent has become the biggest priority for a vast majority of high school programs over the last few years. Sure, every coach aims to put out the best possible on-court product but the rapid increase in private/independent school popularity has turned the landscape into mayhem. Too many coaches are determined to build the most talented teams instead of hunting for cohesion and...

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