PHENOM TEAM CAMP EVENT RECAPS

Young Names to Track from Phenom Team Camp

By: Cooper Hart 6'3' '26 Cam Fowler (Northwood) Fowler shined as a dynamic athlete and constant scoring threat in transition and when attacking closeouts. He's a dominant physical presence and he understands how to use his strength and athleticism to his advantage. His finishing touch is showing promise and he does most of his scoring work around the rim, usually through contact and at difficult...

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Experience and Selflessness keeping the Knights going

By: Nailah Thomas At the Phenom Team Camp, the Greenfield Knights showcased their experience and talent. This is a team that has continued to prove itself season after season, and it looks like they will be strong once again. Winning over 600 wins in his career so far, Athletic Director and Head Coach Rob Salter jokingly said, 'Well that just means I've been around a long time.' He says 'I've...

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Northside Christian bringing back a strong core in hopes of another run''

Northside Christian certainly had a memorable season last year, as they walked away with a state title.  But this is an interesting group to keep an eye on this upcoming season once again, as they return much of the core talent from last year, have another year of experience, looking to go back-to-back, and certainly will be facing another loaded schedule this upcoming season. When you talk...

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Reidsville talks big things with Coach Ross

By: Nailah Thomas Coming from Reidsville, the varsity basketball team at Reidsville High School brought the heat this past weekend at the Phenom High School Team Camp. This weekend they are showing how they went 12-0 in the conference and 26-1 overall. Reidsville has star players including freshmen that lead the team to success. Head Coach Jason Ross began his successful journey with Reidsville...

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Don't Overlook Weddington this Season

We continue to cover this past week's Phenom high school team camp, as we had a great opportunity to get an early view of teams and what they may be bringing to the table this upcoming season.  This time, we dive into a storied program that has enjoyed tremendous success over the past several years, and they certainly won't be a team to sleep on this upcoming season again.' There is a lot...

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Young Core Looking to Take Next Steps at Orange

We continue to cover this past week's Phenom high school team camp, as we had a great opportunity to get an early view of teams and what they may be bringing to the table this upcoming season.  We next roll into a group that certainly has the attention of many, and many are excited to see if these young and talented prospects can take the next step in their development.' Orange is coming...

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Talent to Watch Out For: NC GBB

We continue to cover this past week's Phenom high school team camp, as we had a great opportunity to get an early view of teams and what they may be bringing to the table this upcoming season.  Let's look at NC GBB, as they have been a program that has built a strong foundation and brings talent that college coaches should take notice of.' Phenom Hoops got an early look at what they could...

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Five Offer-Worthy Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

6'4 '24 Jordan Patton (Chambers) It's genuinely shocking that Patton hasn't collected more offers as a versatile, well-rounded wing/forward who consistently produces. He checks all the boxes between size, skill, athleticism, and ability to make an impact on both ends of the floor. Patton can do everything offensively. Whether creating, playmaking, scoring, or operating without the ball, he's...

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Five Notable Young Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

6'4 '26 Markus Kerr (Chambers) The newest addition to the Cougars should immediately double as one of the best players on the roster. Though young, Kerr has already proven himself as a meaningful piece for a contender during his first high school season. He's a smart, skilled, athletic guard that possesses great size, toughness, and overall polish. Kerr scores from all levels and displays...

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Keep an eye on: 2026 James Minlend

Player: James MinlendClass 2026Height: 6'4AAU: Harrisburg Hornets New names continue to pop up yearly, and one player that grabbed our attention at Phenom Hoops this past weekend at the Team Camp was 2026 6'4 James Minlend, who was playing with Harrisburg Hornets. Minlend is the younger brother of Charles Minlend, who played at San Francisco for three seasons and then transferred to Louisville....

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Underrated Players to Check Out More: Lake Norman Charter

Phenom Hoops continues to talk about teams and players we saw at the Phenom Team Camp, and though Lake Norman Charter may not get all the attention, they do have players that go a bit under the radar and deserve more attention.  So, let's bring it their way. Starting with 2025 6'7 Julian Johnson, this is a young man that was consistent all weekend long with his presence and ability to...

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Calvary Day Putting it All Together

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Rise in Advance, North Carolina for our annual Team Camp. This event always serves as a kickstart to June, as players go back to their respective high schools and prepare for the upcoming Live periods. There's usually a fair number of takeaways but it's also easy to get carried away or overexcited by the sheer change of pace from travel ball....

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The Lake Show: Lake Norman Absolutely Loaded

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Rise in Advance, North Carolina for our annual Team Camp. This event always serves as a kickstart to June, as players go back to their respective high schools and prepare for the upcoming Live periods. There's usually a fair number of takeaways but it's also easy to get carried away or overexcited by the sheer change of pace from travel ball....

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Covenant Day continuing to make strides and build upon program

We continue our coverage from the Phenom Team Camp this past weekend, as we had a chance to look at several teams in action and get an early look at many.  Another team that we wanted to dive in on was Covenant Day, a team that finished 14-16 overall but was a very competitive and scrappy team throughout the year. Many of those players return from last year, as the Lions are hoping to take...

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Potter’s Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

By: Brody Potter 2024 Isaiah Otyaluk (NC GBB): A great athlete, with long arms. He has an impressive ability not many guys have, and that is to guard'1-4. He wreaks havoc'on defense with long arms, and great hustle. Not only is he a great defender he can score the ball on all three levels, especially from the 3pt line; he can’t be left open. 2026 Tarris Bouie (Chambers): Bouie s a tall...

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Brother Duo looking to have a BIG season at Asheville Christian

Asheville Christian is looking to bounce back in a big way this upcoming season, and though this is a group that brings a team mentality, it was clear that the brother duo of 2024 Brendan Bailey and 2026 Ian Bailey will be two of the clear leaders. Both Brendan and Ian have been known names for the program, but watching these two in action this summer, you can see that they have only elevated...

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Hustle, Motivation, and Drive: The Burlington School

By: Nailah Thomas The Burlington School bleeds red coming from Burlington, North Carolina. This team has won three straight state championships, continuing the success of the team. The Burlington School has so much talent and it showed here at the Phenom High School Team Camp this past weekend. Starting off early on Saturday afternoon, 2025 6'5 guard Devin Sims had the dunk of the day. The dunk...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 2)

2024 Ethan Ratledge (Davie County) It's not uncommon to find a senior taking on a role like this to work for the betterment of the team as a whole. Davie has a clear system working off ball screens and several weapons that fit the mold to operate them at a high efficiency, and what you have to love is how unselfish Ethan is in working that continuity instead of prioritizing finding his shot....

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Different feel, same aspirations: Greensboro Day

Phenom Hoops loves the month of June, as we get a great chance to get an early viewing of high school teams and what they may look like. We started out with the Phenom Team Camp, as teams from all around the region came to compete and gave us an early look at what the upcoming season may look like for them. One team certainly had our attention, as the Bengals of Greensboro Day gave us an early...

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Gaston Christian looking strong once again

Coach Chris Duhon One of the surprise teams last year was Gaston Christian, but once you started to view their roster and what they had to offer, you could see that this is a team that had a chance to make noise. And they certainly did, finishing 23-10 overall last year. But many of the same names return from last year, as the Eagles will now be led by NBA and Duke legend coach Chris...

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Carson trio opens eyes at Phenom Team Camp

There were plenty of heavyweights this past weekend at the Phenom Team Camp, as talent could be found, and title contenders were on display.' But what is so great about events like this is that it opens our eyes to new teams and players to watch more this upcoming season.' One of those teams that impressed overall was Carson, a team that has a very young trio that could lead the charge and...

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Cooper's Notes: Phenom Team Camp Day 2

By: Cooper Hart 6'4' '24 Xavier Peaks (Jordan) Peaks has been solid all weekend long, providing defensive versatility and constant rim pressure on offense. He's a great athlete and understands how to use that to create havoc all over the defensive side of the ball. The wing duo of him and Javier Ortiz is going to be one of the better defensive tandems in the east this winter. He runs the floor...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Team Camp/ MS Nationals

2024 Jordan Patton (Chambers): Going to keep on saying it until more people notice; Patton is one that will simply help your team win games.' With how he can be used, Patton can be a vital piece on both offense and defense, and I expect him to really showcase that this season even more.' Patton's size, versatility, impact on both ends, and athleticism should attract more eyes, but he also brings...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 1)

2026 James Minlend (Harrisburg Hornets) Not many guys have the array of options to choose from with their attack at this age like James. The obvious appeal is in his length, as it opens up so much more of his capabilities, particularly with his controlled extension around the rim. Built like a longer wing but running the show and making the majority of management decisions, James has a favorable...

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Cooper's Notes: Phenom Team Camp Day 1

By: Cooper Hart 5'11' '25 Drew Johnson (Jordan) Johnson acted as the secondary ball handler for Jordan and impressed with his ability to create shots for himself as well as his teammates. He was poised when facing pressure, almost seeming to thrive off high defenses as he consistently leveraged that positioning into paint touches and open looks for his team. He has a real future as a shot maker,...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6'7 '24 Maurio Hanson (Chambers) Although it should be apparent to anyone who follows this team, Maurio Hanson looks more than prepared to assert himself as the undisputed leader for Chambers. Folks already know about his polish as a strong, physical low-post player (which was evident here), but the big man also found ways to stand out as a playmaker in this showing. He got to his left whenever...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 2)

2026 Cameron Newman (Gaston Christian): Not sure what else there is to say about Newman's game that already hasn't been said; he is a young point guard that simply understands the game at a high level.' Love his IQ and feel, he is tremendous in running the offense but also showing more of his ability to be an incredible offensive weapon. Has really flourished as a player and should be getting a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 1)

2026 Markus Kerr (Chambers): A new addition to the group at Chambers, it seems like the young man was able to fit right in and give this group yet another weapon at their disposal. Kerr though fits the part, as he was able to showcase his ability to create and make plays on his own, break down defenders and find his shot, but also flow within the offense.' It looks to be yet another strong...

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Players to Watch at Phenom Team Camp (Part Four)

Northside Christian 2024 Kyrell Shaw Long, wiry guard with scoring instincts and excellent shooting prowess. Improving as a playmaker, but already applies great pressure without the ball in his hands. Quality athlete. Utilizes his length well to defend and rebound.  2024 Josh Bullock Tough, heady point guard who excels at getting downhill and attacking the basket. Great at driving and...

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Players to Watch at Phenom Team Camp (Part Three)

Lake Norman 2025 Tre McKinnon Long, rangy wing/forward with size, fluidity, and explosiveness. Showing consistency as a shot-maker from midrange and beyond the arc. Can create his own shot or find opportunities without the ball. Solid rebounder and overall defender. Still possesses plenty of upside.  2025 Trent Steinour Trending upward as much as any player in the state, as evidenced by his...

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