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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 2 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Michael Wilson   #6: 5’2 ’24 Ladontae Felton (Aiken, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that turned some heads with his offensive approach, Ladontae Felton. He’s a guard with great quickness, able to break down opponents off the bounce and effectively enter the paint. Felton scored the ball fairly well, but his vision and...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 1 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 1 Coach: Mike Rollins   #1: 4’10 ’26 Mario James (Columbia, SC) Starting things off, we look at the youngest player in attendance at our first South Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp, Mario James. He’s a solid player for his age with nice ball-handling and penetration abilities. Though James was younger than everyone else, he showed grit and...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Oak Hill Academy

For the sixth consecutive year, Phenom Hoop Report travelled up to Oak Hill the first Monday of the fall NCAA viewing period. Legendary coach Steve Smith is entering his 34th season at Oak Hill. Coach Smith has complied an unprecedented 1118-72 record. In other words, Coach Smith has won 94% of his games and has won nine national high school championships. Year after year, Oak Hill is competing...

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Diving in With: Jackson Gabriel

Recently 6’2 2019 guard Jackson Gabriel committed to Lees McRae College, the Lincoln Charter star is a big addition to the 2019 class for Dunk Mountain.   Gabriel will come in with a winning pedigree, he’s a state champion, and currently he ranks third all time in three- pointers- made in the state. Gabriel has been known as one of the elite snipers in the state for years, but he’s...

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Diving in With: Isaiah Wilkins

Recently I caught up with 6’5 Virginia Tech freshman Isaiah Wilkins at Reynolds Park Recreation Center, Wilkins was a guest speaker at the camp and  it was held just days before his departure to Blacksburg, Virginia.   The event served as a homecoming for Wilkins, he’s ending his time in Winston on the court where it all began. The kids look up to him and are eager to battle Wilkins...

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Diving in With: Michael Wynn

There has been a lot of recent buzz directed at impact freshmen in a loaded ACC conference and it’s well deserved, among these groups the Wake Forest Demon Deacons brought in a class ranked 23rd nationally and fourth in the ACC according to 247Sports.   The class is headlined by two versatile wing prospects, five star Jaylen Hoard, and four star Isaiah Mucius. The combo guard duo of Jamie...

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Diving in with: Chance Carter

6’2 2020 guard Chance Carter will transfer to Forsyth Country Day and rejoin his former Coach Monty Gray. Carter spent the first two seasons of his prep career at Glenn High School, where he shined at moments as an underclassmen for a rebuilding program. During that time Carter established a rapport with coach Gray, who was previously the Bobcats head coach. The two built trust within one...

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Introducing the Madison Dark Hype Film

The official Hype Film for 5’6 2019 Providence Grove point guard Madison Dark is here, and she is expecting a breakout senior season after some major strides last year!Dark averaged 16 points, four assists, one rebound, and a block per game, for the Patriots a year ago. Dark is a fierce floor general capable of scoring from all three levels, she shoots it well off the dribble, and Dark can stop...

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Diving in With: Justin Matthews

The ability to multi task is something Justin Matthews knows all too well, throughout July he balanced a busy live period with NC Top Flight and competitive 7on7 football competitions with Eastern Guilford high school.Matthews had a solid showing with Top Flight through a very competitive slate of games during the live period. Matthews was a consistent presence at point guard he ran the offense...

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Flomo’s Fab Five+ : #PhenomSouthernJam II Championship Sunday PT. 1

Championship Sunday is always the most exciting day for me, it’s a chance to see which players can still perform at a high level after competing in 5-6 games in a short time span. With that being said, here are the players who stepped up and stood out: 2020 6’0 Jeremy mull – Team Invasion 16U Mull is a shot creator and a shot maker, he led his team with a smooth 26 pts in their 9am...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1

The Phenom Southern Jam Showcase was a picking grounds for low major division ones to the NAIA schools in attendance. With all the big boys out of town this was a prime week for staffs to discover diamonds in the rough and get the jump on some sleepers. This time of the year coaches are always looking to add a spark to the lineup. A handful of players did their stocks serious justice so lets...

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Diving in with: Jaeden Lanning

Jaeden Lanning isn’t a stranger to the underdog role, at a slender six- feet it’s easy to overlook him but that would be a mistake. It might be fair to say this July has been the most productive month of Lanning’s basketball career on the floor. Lanning has elevated his play to new heights most recently yesterday, he went off for 29 points, six assists, and five boards to lead PSB Winston Salem....

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Flomo’s Fab Five: #PhenomSouthernJam II Afternoon Standouts

Their is still plenty of opportunity for players to prove themselves today. Currently, here are the players that stood out so far: 2019 6’3 Trevon Bell – Fayetteville Spurs 17U Bell has the ability to do a variety of things on the offensive end of the floor. At 6’3 when playing the point he can see over the defense and create opportunities for others. When on the wing, he showed he can...

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Flomo’s Fab Five: #PhenomSouthernJam Day 2

Today I had the opportunity of covering the action on Court 3 of #PhenomSouthernJam Day 2. After another great day of hoops, here are the players who stood out the most for me: 2020 5’9 PG Troy Clement – Team Vision 16U Lefty Guard that can score in a variety of ways. Had a good showing in the 11am game vs SCBA 16U. Troy is capable of hitting jumpers in defenders faces if they contest...

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Flomo’s Fab Five Plus One: #PhenomSouthernJam Day 1 Recap

Tonight was the opening night of the #PhenomSouthernJam Session 1. Players competed at a high level, everyone brought their A games setting the tone for the rest of the week. Here are my top performers from Day 1: 2021 6’1 PG Justin Taylor – Team Loaded CVA 15U Taylor was extremely impressive in game 1. He is listed at 6’1 but looks to be more in the 6’3-6’4 range. He is a floor general...

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Sleepers on the Rise: Phenom CP3 Live

With so much talent on display all weekend we took care of all the headliners, but now I want to dive in on a few talented sleepers coaches should know about. These guys range from LM-D2 and all have one thing in common, currently they are all criminally under recruited. If you’re a fan of diamonds in the rough I have you covered here on this one so lets lock in!   6’8, 2020, Josiah...

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Diving in with: Greg Gantt

Greensboro, North Carolina, Reporter Brandon Blakney caught up with 2019 four star recruit Greg Gantt of Team Felton and Trinity Christian (NC), at our Phenom CP3 showcase. Gantt had the full arsenal on display throughout the week, Gantt proved why he is widely considered a top 75 prospect in the 2019 class. Gantt spoke on an established relationship with Coach Ed Cooley of Providence ,who was...

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Brandon Lee’s Big Three: Phenom CP3 Showcase story lines

Greensboro, North Carolina- Greensboro was the place to be this weekend for Phenom Hoops CP3 Live showcase. The weekend drew in some of the nations top coaches and programs alike, offers were earned and interest was given, now lets recap some action! Eric Van Der Heijden is a real  Prospect. At 6’7 Van Der Heijden has nice perimeter skill and he’s an inside presence on the defensive end for Team...

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Flomo’s Fab Five: Who Came to Play on Championship Sunday #PhenomCP3 Live

Today is Championship Sunday! Teams are leaving it all out on the court as they battle for the trophy. We have had nothing but close competitive games here at Smith High School, these are the players that have stood out the most this morning: 2021 6’6 Wing Treyvon Bird – NC Ice 15U The young wing player does a little of everything for his NC ICE squad. He finished with 28 pts this morning...

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Flomo’s Fab Five: Early Performers

Day Two of the #PhenomCP3 Live event has been filled with competitiveness so far at Smith High School in Greensboro, NC. Several players have had stand out performances as they attempt to lead their respective squads to victory. Here is my Top 5 players from the action I covered earlier: 2021 PG 5’9 Breon Pass – 15U Team CP3 A young PG, Breon has a very smooth game, he is very quick off...

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Diving in With: DaVeon Thomas

6’1 2021, DaVeon Thomas is on the verge of a breakout on the Division one radar after a strong  first year, and a he’s carried that momentum into the travel ball season. Thomas was a key player for Lee Central last season, he averaged 11 points and about six assists on the year. Thomas was thrown into the fire and responded exceptionally well, he was pitted against some of the top guards in...

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Sleepers Worth a Look: Phenom Summer Havoc

6’1, 2019, Demetrius Martin (Sharpshooters Elite) Martin joined the Sharpshooters from the Upward Stars program and the high flyer has added consistency from behind the arc. In the final game on court two Martin exploded for a tough 16 points to lead his side, which included four field goals from beyond the arc. Martin looked comfortable shooting off the dribble, his pull up is smooth and fluid,...

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Live With Brandon Blakney ft 2019 Patrick Kelly

Brandon caught up with 6’8 2019 Patrick Kelly of Team Loaded NC after a very impressive showing at Phenom Summer Grind. Kelly is committed to join Coach Chambers and Penn State next year and he could be a cornerstone for the Nittany Lions to build upon. On the floor Kelly is a big wing, he has a sweet stroke from deep that will open space up, at 6’8 Kelly has ball skills, and Kelly...

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Diving In with: Darasjot Hothi

2019 Darasjot Hothi pulled out an impressive weekend with the Bull City Silver backs and through three games this group held strong. Hothi provides toughness on both ends, offensively Hothi is scrappy he will attack the glass and collect clean up buckets, Hothi is a willing shooter but he doesn’t overextend the action, defensively Hothi is versatile with quick feet and active hands. Hothi...

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NC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp, 2020 Names you Need to Know

What a great day of basketball the Spring NC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp always is…2018 Session 1, which took place on March 4 at Proehlific Park brought a sold out crowd of prospects, many of them new names, to start their story. Freshmen prospects from the 2021 class, all the way to unsigned seniors from the 2018 class came to compete. Phenom Hoops had digital media in the house, national scouts...

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Boston College Turned Their Program Around Mining the North Carolina Talent

People laughed at Boston College when the took Jerome Robinson, over a litany of mid-major offers. People laughed at Boston College when they took Ky Bowman late, out of Havelock, North Carolina. Two prospects, right in the middle of ACC and SEC Country who hold no offers from any school (outside of Boston College) in either of those two prominent leagues. Now, NBA analysts are talking about...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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Phenom’s Next Level Girl’s Showcase — Team 6 Player Evaluations

Next Level Girls Showcase Team 6 Evaluations Coach: Darius Williams #1: 5’0 ’21 Jayde Gamble of Millbrook (Clayton) Starting things off, we look at a player that destroyed her matchup each and every game, Jayde Gamble. She’s as dynamic as any player from camp, possessing the ball handling skills to break down and blow by any defender in her path. Gamble’s offensive game is very advanced for her...

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Phenom’s Next Level Showcase — Roster of Players

No.  First Name Last Name City State School Class Ht. 1 Jayde Gamble Clayton NC Millbrook 2021 5’0 3 Nala Terry Durham NC Riverside 2018 5’1 3 Shawniyah McCrae Concord NC JM Robinson 2021 5’2 4 Rachel Ozio Rolesville NC Rolesville 2020 5’2 5 Mariah Davenport Durham NC Jordan HS 2020 5’4 6 Seraiah Davis Mooresville NC Langtree Charter 2021 5’3 7 Areina Harris...

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NC Top 80 — D1/D2 College Alumni

We have been fortunate enough to host the preeminent exposure camp in the state of North Carolina. 2017 marks the 4th year of the North Carolina Top 80 and the state’s best prospects have come through the event. The top prospects from across the state of North Carolina have used the platform to boost their stock. Playing in front of National Media and Scouts, the platform of the NC Top 80...

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