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Coach T’s Standouts from NC Top 80

By: Antonio Threadgill It was good to be back in the action with all my great friends at Phenom Hoops to chop it up and talk a little junk as my boys from Southwest took down Cox Mill over the weekend. Shout out to my guy and one of my best friends and mentor, Guy Shavers, whom I think doesn’t get enough recognition as being one of–if not the best coach in North Carolina. Please go to the...

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NC Top 80 Award Winners

Mr. Top 80 #NCTop80 6’8 2020 Josh Hall Moravian Prep (Hickory, NC) Mr. Playmaker #NCTop80 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley Cannon School (Concord, NC) Mr. Defense #NCTop80 6’4 2020 Josh Banks Olympic HS (Charlotte, NC) Mr. Hustle #NCTop80 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar Friendship HS (Apex, NC) Mr. Station #NCTop80 6’4 2021 Bryce Alfino Davidson Day (Davidson,...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#28- 6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris- The lefty point guard has been arguably the most impressive floor general on display through the first slate of games. He’s so strong and in-tune with his skillset that it’s almost unfair for opposing guard. Harris is incredibly smart and navigates wherever he desires on the floor. He’s very polished and basically unstoppable when getting downhill.   #106- 6’8...

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Phenom Hoops Standouts: Hillcrest Prep vs. Moravian Prep (USA National Prep)

Final Hillcrest Prep 68 Moravian Prep 50 It was one of the highlight games of the night in North Myrtle Beach, as Hillcrest Prep made the long travel to take on Moravian Prep, with both teams having top-tier talent.  Hillcrest Prep’s size and ability to get out in transition ultimately was too much for Moravian Prep, but it was a fun one to watch.  Here are a few standouts from the game. 2020...

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Recruitment hitting another level for 2020 6’8 Josh Hall

Phenom Hoop Report has watched so many young prospects grow up to where they are today, reaching new levels in their game, development, and recruitment.  One prospect that we have seen countless times over the years is 6’8 Josh Hall, watching him as a young prospect to now one of the hottest targets in the 2020 class. Hall has always displayed the potential to be a high major prospect but it is...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Names and Storylines You Need to Know

Carmel Christian Vs. Independence was the Hoop State’s Game of the Year!! 6’9″ junior Obinna Anochili-Killen Chapmanville (WV) What is not to like about a high level defender, who is fluid with good hands and touch. The defensive switchability for Anochili-Killen is off the charts, exactly what you look for in modern basketball. Standing at a lengthy and explosive...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase “Recap and Storylines”

The Second Annual Carmel Christian MLK Showcase sponsored by Phenom Hoop Report was another huge success. There were four outstanding games, great crowds and an unbelievable atmosphere for a high school event. Now, let’s take a closer look at our observations and storylines. Be sure to check out our scoreboard link https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/carmel-christian-mlk-showcase-scoreboard/...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: Battle of Contrasting Styles

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina for another terrific day of high school basketball. There are so many exciting stories and subplots throughout this upcoming event, but few that are more intriguing than the first evening matchup between Moravian Prep and Concord First Assembly. There’s no debating that these two teams are in the...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Capital City Jam

5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes (First Baptist) There were a lot of talented performers throughout the day, but Mikey Dukes’ showing to open the event was truly unbelievable. At a strong, sturdy 5-foot-11, Dukes is a special athlete that can impose his will against any point guard. That being said, he also has a terrific basketball sense and exceptional overall feel for the game, which is what should vault...

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Phenom Capital City Jam: Coach Rick’s Magnificent Seven

Phenom Capital City Jam: Coach Rick’s Magnificent Seven The Second Annual Phenom Capital City Jam was once again loaded with talent and college coaches. More importantly, two players used the Phenom Hoop Report platform to secure offers by college coaches in attendance. 6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep) quickly picked up an offer by St. Bonaventure while 6’3 teammate Caleb...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

Moravian Prep: 6’8 ’20 Josh Hall The newly reclassified combo-forward continues to cause matchup problems for most opponents, given his combination of size and three-level scoring ability. In this showing, Hall immediately opened the game with an effortless scoring display—going four for four from beyond the arc while still applying pressure as a penetrator. He’s a capable defender that plays...

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#AmateurHour (Ep33): BoBash Recap and A Preview of the Capital City Jam

Jamie Shaw, Rick Lewis, and Miles Masercola break down some major takeaways from the Bojangles Bash (Start-13:00) and everything leading into this weekends Capital City Jam (13:10-End). Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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6’9 Josh Hall to reclassify to 2020

Josh Hall will reclassify to 2020    Per coach Antonio Lowe (Moravian Prep), 6’9 Josh Hall will reclassify to the graduating class of 2020. Josh Hall has seen his stock rise dramatically with his play at Moravian Prep this season and continues to be one of the hottest prospects for his size and position. . We’re talking about a mobile, fluid, agile and multi-talented wing. Hall...

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Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge

Moravian Prep High School: Always up to the challenge Back in September, Phenom Hoop Report travelled up to Lenoir, North Carolina to watch the Moravian Prep open gym. After watching the collection of talent, we proceeded to ask coach Antonio Lowe if he would be interested in playing Oak Hill Academy at the inaugural Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. Immediately,...

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Why Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Can’t Miss Ticket in Columbia for December 15

Juwan Gary Vs. Quentin Hodge is a Passing of the Torch from 2019s Best Wing to 2020s Best Wing Juwan Gary has been a known commodity since his 8th grade year. He burst on the scene that year and quickly became a national level recruit. He spent his first three seasons at Gray Collegiate Academy prior to committing to Alabama. After committing to Alabama he transferred to Charlotte based Liberty...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Features Numerous Unsigned Seniors Primed for D1 Scholarships

The early signing period has come and the college coaches recruiting boards have reshuffled. They are out on the prowl looking for players who are still available to fill their roster spots. This cycle has seen many players slip through the cracks, high level prospects who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the love they should. The great things about Phenom’s Capital City Jam is a...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Hoops and Dreams (Part Two)

Trinity Christian 6’8 ’19 Greg Gantt The Providence commit arguably possesses the highest ceiling of anyone on display thus far, especially given his tone-setting leadership on defense. Gantt can contain four positions on defense and is usually the most athletic player on the court. The consistency of his jumper has continued to improve over the last year, but attacking the basket and finishing...

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Must Watch Storylines for Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Part 1)

The first annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase was one of the most live events Eastern North Carolina saw last year. This year will have a deeper field. It will have incredible talent and the match ups are off the charts. With 3 teams ranked among the nation’s top programs, 9 players ranked among the nation’s Top 100 prospects and 11 players who have signed to play college basketball …...

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Coach Rick’s Stock Boosters from the Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic

Coach Rick’s Stock Boosters from the Carmel Christian Tip Off The inaugural Carmel Classic Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report jumpstarted the 2018-19 North Carolina high school basketball season, not to mention the first time the 35 second shot clock was used in the state of North Carolina. While the use of the shot clock created a buzz and excitement, the action on the floor...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Session 1)

6’6” 2019 Mike Christmas Landstown High School (VA) James Madison Commit Christmas came into this event as a committed senior. He had all four James Madison coaches sitting baseline, watching and rightfully so. With the amount of high major and mid major coaches in the stands, they had to protect their commitment. Christmas did everything during the day, scoring the ball at every level. He has a...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s High School Jamboree

Phenom Hoops kicked off the high school basketball season in exciting fashion, hosting our annual High School Jamboree in Greensboro, North Carolina. This year’s field was absolutely overflowing with some of the most talented teams and individuals in the region, which made for an amazing day of hoops. This article will take a look at some of my personal favorites from the day at Northwest...

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Early Morning Recaps: #PhenomHSJamboree, Court One @ Proehlific Park

Carolina Day Vs Moravian Prep Moravian Prep got the better of Carolina Day by a significant margin largely due to the play of 6’3 2019 Caleb Burgess, 6’8 2019 Josh Hall, and 6’10 2020 Javarzia Belton.  The Point Guard, Wing, Big trio that might be the best in North Carolina.  Burgess is clearly the vocal leader of this group and his energy is simply contagious throughout the entire roster.  He...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 10/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For (Part 10/10) The UnCommitted Seniors We previously wrote about the fourteen seniors attending tomorrow’s Phenom’s High School Jamboree who are already committed to colleges. This write up will speak more toward the seniors who have not committed but have yet to make a decision. We will also briefly touch on juniors who are sure to...

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Open Gym Tour: Moravian Prep

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Lenoir, North Carolina to cover Moravian Prep high school and prep team’s open gym. This is the first time Moravian Prep has instituted a high school team and coach Jeremy Ellis and Antonio Lowe have a lot to be excited about. They have a nice blend of collegiate prospects and college coaches from D1, D2, and D3 coaches have all made the trek to Moravian Prep....

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Moravian Prep Gearing Up for Battle

There are circumstances in high school sports that can sound too good to be true, but this Moravian Prep roster has truly become more competitive by the day and should be one of the most exciting new-look programs in the area. They have done a quality job of bringing in kids and providing them with an opportunity to play at the collegiate level. Last year’s team had a slew of prospects that...

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