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North Mecklenburg “Statement Win”

North Mecklenburg “Statement Win” North Mecklenburg 95 Vance 55 In a game that was sold out around 5:00pm, no one expected the total dominance of North Mecklenburg in their early season IMECK conference road win at Vance. For North Mecklenburg, it was just one of the nights where almost everything went well. For Vance, it was also one of those nights, but on the other side of the perspective....

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WFU’s Jaylon Gibson vs 7′ Jonas Aidoo; BIG MAN BATTLE at 2020 City of Oaks Classic!

Check out highlights between Grace Christian and Voyager Academy at the 2020 City of Oaks Classic presented by Phenom Hoops. This game saw a big man battle between Wake Forest commit Jaylon Gibson and Voyager's Jonas Aidoo. Aidoo is a rising big man who's looking to put his stamp on how good he can truly be. Check his highlights as he took on his BEST match up yet this season.

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#1 SG Jaden Hardy Made it LOOK EASY at Beach Ball Classic; Raw Event Highlights!

Check out highlights from Jaden Hardy, a 6'5" CG from Las Vegas, NV. He's currently ranked in the Top 10 in the class of 2022 and holds multiple HM offers including Arizona, Alabama, Kentucky, Memphis just to name a few. Hardy's Coronado team made the trip out east to SC last month to compete in the 2019 Beach Ball Classic.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’1 Christian Hampton

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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Carmel Christian v. Wesleyan Christian

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled to High Point, North Carolina as the Trojans of Wesleyan Christian prepared to host the Carmel Christian Cougars. These are currently two of the better private school teams in the state and, with Ben Burnham and Justin Taylor out for Carmel, this contest had all the makings of an absolute battle. Both squads are hunting for their chance to vie for a state...

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Coach Ty Johnson “Accepting the Challenge”

Coach Ty Johnson “Accepting the Challenge” Born and raised in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Ty Johnson coached girls’ basketball at Caldwell Community College for one year.  In 2016, Johnson accepted the head coaching position of the boys’ varsity at West Brunswick in Shallotte, North Carolina. In the two seasons at West Shallotte, coach Johnson averaged 15 wins per season. At the conclusion...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’9 Patrick Harrington

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers” The 2nd Annual Phenom City of Oaks Classic took place on the beautiful campus of North Raleigh Christian Academy. We had five exciting games with some interesting story lines. Once again, we had high quality teams, high quality players, and high-quality performances. Now, let’s check out our “Final thoughts, takeaways and stock risers.” ...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Wy’Kise Allen

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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Bendel’s Best: City of Oaks Classic

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to North Raleigh Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for a five-game slate of high-level basketball. There was so much talent in the gym, both in terms of teams and individuals, which made for an incredibly competitive atmosphere from start to finish. This event proved to be a great tune-up and overall litmus test just before things start to heat up in...

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Top Rebounders from the City of Oaks Classic

RANKPlayerTEAM  TOT1Elijah JAMISONLOUISBURG132Dante KIESENHOFERHOLLY SPRINGS113Deon DANIELSLEESVILLE ROAD114Kaleb SCOTTHOLLY SPRINGS105JAYLEN GIBSONGRACE CHRISTIAN106Bobby PETTIFORDSOUTH GRANVILLE97Wy’kise ALLENSOUTH GRANVILLE98Evan JOYNERPIEDMONT CLASSICAL89Justin THOMASVILLAGE CHRISTIAN810KEEYAN ITEJEREGRACE CHRISTIAN811Jonas AIDOOVOYAGER ACADEMY812Jo’Ron...

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Leading Scorers from the City of Oaks Classic

RANK Player TEAM   PTS 1 Elijah JAMISON LOUISBURG 40 2 Zavian MCLEAN VILLAGE CHRISTIAN 33 3 Jamarii THOMAS PIEDMONT CLASSICAL 26 4 Cole SINCLAIR DURHAM ACADEMY 24 5 Carter WHITT LEESVILLE ROAD 22 6 Bobby PETTIFORD SOUTH GRANVILLE 21 7 Micah JONES SOUTH GRANVILLE 19 8 Jordan DURHAM LOUISBURG 18 9 Corey JONES NRCA 17 10 Brent RANDLEMAN DURHAM ACADEMY 15 11 Dante KIESENHOFER HOLLY SPRINGS...

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Louisburg v. NRCA Game Recap

The final contest of Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic took place between Louisburg and the hosting North Raleigh Christian Academy. Although Louisburg has lethal bucket-getter Elijah Jamison, it didn’t seem to affect NRCA’s approach to this contest. They spread the floor, moved the ball, and worked to overwhelm the opposition with efficient three-point shooting. It worked extremely well for...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic

6’0 ’21 Jamarii Thomas (Piedmont Classical) Although the newest addition to this roster, it’s easy to see that Thomas is a large part of the heart and soul for this Piedmont Classical squad. His quickness, toughness, and rugged mentality are evident on every possession. Thomas gets downhill whenever he desires and possesses a certain tenacity and ferocity that separates him from other similar...

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Durham Academy v. Village Christian Game Recap

The third game of Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic was another incredibly tight, neck-and-neck contest between the Durham Academy Cavaliers and Village Christian Knights. It opened up in favor of the Cavaliers behind the play of Cole Sinclair and Toby Harris. However, the Knights quickly turned things around through the leadership of sheer dominance of Zavian McLean. Village Christian held...

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Holly Springs v. Piedmont Classical Game Recap

The first contest of Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic took place between two ultra-competitive squads in Holly Springs and Piedmont Classical. Holly Springs jumped out to a quick, early lead and looked ready to take control of the game, even without their senior leader and starting point guard Marcus Elliott. That was short-lived, as Piedmont Classical was able to completely flip the script,...

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Smith v. Southwest Guilford

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Ben L. Smith in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina as the Golden Eagles prepared to host the Cowboys of Southwest Guilford. Smith had already asserted themselves as one of the best teams in the triad and within the state while Southwest dealt with and battled some tough adversity in the early season, so this certainly made for an intriguing matchup. The...

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