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Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways, and Stock Boosters” Part 1

Hoops and Dreams “Thoughts, Takeaways and Stock Boosters” Part 1 The 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams sponsored by Lucas Moore Reality and Phenom Hoops featured 20 teams that provided another exciting weekend of basketball and storylines. Held at the campus of Methodist University, the two-day post-Thanksgiving event was a huge success and gave us a snapshot of things to come in the “Hoop...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’5 ’20 Trent McIntyre (Piedmont Classical) There are a ton of exciting prospects on this Piedmont Classical team, but few are as productive as McIntyre on a game-to-game basis. It’s honestly somewhat surprising that he hasn’t started get recruited on the Division I level, simply because his approach, mentality, and skillset never waver. He has IQ, size, and phenomenal two-way versatility, which...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’3 ’20 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood) Through two games at the Hoops and Dreams showcase, few players have been better than Tynes. He’s been the ultimate leader and overall decision-maker for this group, consistently setting up the offense, getting others involved, and scoring whenever he desires. Tynes is smart, sharp, and plays with a phenomenal pace to his game. He understands how to...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase Day 1 Standouts and Storylines

The Hoops and Dreams Showcase is one of the best atmospheres of any event held in North Carolina, throughout the basketball calendar. MaxPreps called the Hoops and Dreams Showcase one of the Must-See events of the 2019-20 calendar year, and Day 1 lived up to all of that.

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Evening Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’2 ’20 Jajuan Carr (Pender) Regardless of setting, Carr always seems to rise to the occasion and lead by example on both ends of the floor. He’s easily one of the smartest and toughest floor generals across the entire state. Carr handles the ball with poise, creates for himself and others, scores on all three levels with efficiency, and sets the tone extremely well on defense. He rebounds as...

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Early Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’4 ’21 Samuel Alamutu (Rothesay Netherwood School) This RNS squad possesses a ton of talent within their roster, but no prospect has been more impressive than Alamutu. He’s a big, strong, explosive guard prospect with great ball-handling skills and strong decisiveness when attacking the basket, both as a scorer and playmaker. Alamutu is a fairly versatile defender with sharp instincts and the...

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Apex Friendship Takes Down Lee County Behind Farrar’s 18

Apex Friendship hosted Lee County in a little Pre-Thanksgiving regular season matchup last night. Friendship was in total control throughout the contest and ended up leaving the gym with a   75-47 victory. Let’s take a look at the magical five performers from the game! 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar: Apex Friendship/NC State Signee (18 Points, 7-9 FG) Farrar was a one man wrecking crew in his limited...

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The Rise of North Carolina’s Class of 2022 (Part Two)

With the high-school season back in full swing, there’s simply no better time to take an extended look at our rankings and some of the players who have already separated themselves from the pack. This is the time where potential starts to directly translate into ability. All of the players on this list have taken massive strides over the last calendar year and have definitely earned their place...

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Mount Tabor v. Winston-Salem Prep

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Mount Tabor High School in the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina as the Spartans prepared to open their season up against a tough Winston-Salem Prep squad. Between depth, transfers, and player development, all the stars are beginning to align for Mount Tabor. On the other side, Winston-Salem Prep is a yearly contender for the state championship and...

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Virginia Tech’s Landers Nolley Quickly Becoming a Lottery-Worthy Selection

College basketball is a unique scene. The passion and overall level of unpredictability is a massive part of what makes the sport so special. Take Virginia Tech for example, who was widely considered the second-worst ACC team entering this season. There were obvious question marks surrounding this team, including a first-year coach and roster with a lot of departures. Any team that loses two...

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Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers”

Gate City Showcase “Breakout Performers” At the inaugural Gate City Showcase, the talent level was off the charts. While many of the players were known on the national level, there were also a handful of players under the radar that used the Gate City Showcase as their own personal platform to elevate their stock and recruitment. 6’9 2021 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs HS) What’s not to like...

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