PHENOM’S CAROLINA SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Mason Mitchell

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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Kevin’s Players to Know (3.3.24)

By: Kevin Moses Andrei Honrada @AndreiKyleH , 5’9 , 155, from St. Johns Northwestern Academy, WI is an electric point guard having a monster season so far. This little stick of dynamite gets into the seams with good speed for a nasty midrange with a bag full of crafty moves. Don’t let his size fool you, he can score over almost anyone, anytime he chooses. A natural leader and a...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Malaki Long

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’8 Cal Barrett

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals Team Preview: S3 Academy

The Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals should be one to remember, and we aren’t wasting any time in highlighting teams that will be in action that weekend down in Rock Hill, South Carolina. One of the top teams in the country will be on display at the event, as we bring you several prospects to check out throughout. This was a team we recently watched at our Phenom Prep Showcase, and they are...

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Kevin’s Players To Know (3.2.24)

By: Kevin Moses Colt Sandy Twitter: @Colt_Sandy5Height: 6’3, 170Class of 2026School: Hundred High School, WV Sandy is a dynamic young athlete and a monster double-double machine. Triple threat scoring option with a soft touch. Beautiful long-range bomb. Explosive off the bounce and a fierce finisher. Colt is crazy athletic which allows him to be crafty and creative. Colt is a monster on...

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NCISAA 1A State Championship Game Standouts

On Friday night, the Victory Christian Center Kings won their first state title since 2021, knocking off the United Faith Christian Falcons by a score of 48-44. The Kings were led by Xavier Perry with 12 points, followed by Justyn Whitfield and Myles Smith with 10 points each. The Falcons were led by a game-high 17 points from JD Bowden, followed by nine points from Dylan Deluca. Victory...

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2025 EJ Walker announces Top 12 Schools

One of the top players in the state of Kentucky and in the country announced on Friday his Top 12 schools that he will be targeting. 2025 6’8 EJ Walker from Loyd Memorial HS and with Midwest 3SSB made big waves in the recruiting world, as these twelve schools look to still be in the running for his talents. We have talked to Walker in the past, with the latest coming back in January of...

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Phenom Hoops Represented Across the NBA

Each passing year, working in grassroots basketball affords us the opportunity to see tons of incredibly talented players. Many of these guys go on to the NBA, carving out roles, fighting the way through the G-League, or emerging as an All-Star. While there is no correlation between the two (making the NBA and attending our events), it’s just a cool exercise to see the number of guys who...

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2025 G Lance Stone (Detroit Renaissance) adds SEC offer and more interests

A rising point guard to look out for, 2025 Lance Stone from Detroit Renaissance has continued to see his recruitment pick up, as college programs see his ability to truly run the show on the court. One that gets everyone involved, makes great decisions, is a playmaker, and one that can score, Stone holds multiple offers and just received a big offer from an SEC program. We caught up with Stone...

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Sad Sam’s First Round Recap and Second Round Winners

Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the once again chilly and rainy Piedmont!  The Great One is here to release his 2nd round playoff picks and give a brief recap of the 1st round.  In the first frame, The Sadster posted a 105-23 record, for a beginning winning percentage of 82%.  Things could’ve been a little better as there were a few stunners but he did manage to break slick at 2-2...

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Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals Team Preview: Huntington Expression Prep

The Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals should be one to remember, and we aren’t wasting any time in highlighting teams that will be in action that weekend down in Rock Hill, South Carolina. One of the top teams in the country will be on display at the event, as we bring you several prospects to check out throughout. This was a team we recently watched at our Phenom Prep Showcase, and they are...

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Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals Team Preview: Combine PG

The Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals should be one to remember, and we aren’t wasting any time in highlighting teams that will be in action that weekend down in Rock Hill, South Carolina. One of the top teams in the country will be on display at the event, as we bring you several prospects to check out throughout. EVENT INFO: Phenom Post Grad & Prep NationalsMarch 8-10, 2024Rock Hill...

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Kevin’s Players to Know: 2025 Trace Stivers

By: Kevin Moses Trace Stivers Twitter: @TraceStivers Height: 6’8, 195Class of 2025School: Legacy Christian School, KY Stivers is a dynamic versatile big that is among the best anywhere in my assessment. This stud can do it all and excels in every stats category we have. He could easily average extremely high-scoring numbers but thrives in making his teammates better. One the best passing...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Cameron Gales

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 DJ Boyce

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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NCHSAA Playoffs Headquarters: 1A Division

Second Round The first round of games is complete, and several teams continue their season while others unfortunately came to an end. There were several tight games in the first round and now we take a look at the second-round games, with quite a few topics to look at. Matchups 1 Wilson Prep vs. 17 Northside-Pinetown25 East Bladen vs. 9 North Duplin5 Chatham Central vs. 12 North Edgecombe13...

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NCHSAA Playoffs Headquarters: 2A Division

Second Round The first round of games is complete, and several teams continue their season while others unfortunately came to an end. There were several tight games in the first round and now we take a look at the second-round games, with quite a few topics to look at. Matchups 1 Farmville Central vs. 17 Northeastern8 East Carteret vs. 9 SW Onslow5 South Granville vs. 21 SE Alamance13 North...

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Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals Team Preview: DME Academy

The Phenom Prep and Post Grad Nationals should be one to remember, and we aren’t wasting any time in highlighting teams that will be in action that weekend down in Rock Hill, South Carolina. One of the top teams in the country will be on display at the event, as we bring you several prospects to check out throughout. If you are interested in registering, you can do so here:...

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Kevin’s Player to Know: 2025 Ryder Harbaugh

By: Kevin Moses Ryder Harbaugh Twitter: @harbaugh_ryderHeight: 5’11, 150 Class of 2025School: Legacy Christian High School, KY  Harbaugh is one of the purest point guards out there. With an incredible IQ is a pass-first facilitator, always looking for the open man and best shot. Ryder will always look to impact the game in any way that is needed to get that win. An effective scorer in his...

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2026 Jordan Smith (Paul VI) proving to be a big-time prospect

Player: Jordan Smith Jr.School: Paul VIClass: 2026 Offers: Houston, Michigan, Villanova, Georgetown, George Mason, Providence, Mount St. Mary’s, Virginia Tech, Kansas State, Maryland, Syracuse If you are looking in the class of 2026, Jordan Smith Jr. from Paul VI will be a name you hear a lot about and he is quickly gaining the attention of college coaches all around the country. We...

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Cannon ends the season with impressive winning streak to earn title

On January 13, Cannon was coming off a tough loss to Legacy Early College and they were sitting at 11-7 overall on the season. But things started to turn around and the wins started to rack up impressively, as they ultimately ended the season on a 12-game win streak on their way to a state title this past weekend. This is a team that certainly had the talent all year long, as they bring a nice...

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The O’Neal School caps off historic season with title

Continuing to highlight champions from this past weekend, The O’Neal School was able to take care of business on Saturday against Wayne Country Day to secure the 2A State Title. This was a team that was tremendous all season long, racking up an impressive 30-1 overall record with their only loss coming earlier in the season to an out-of-state team. They were dominant throughout, as this...

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NCHSAA Playoffs Headquarters: 3A Division

Second Round The first round of games is complete, and several teams continue their season while others unfortunately come to an end. There were several tight games in the first round and now we take a look at the second-round games, with quite a few topics to look at. Matchups 1 Swansboro vs. 17 JH Rose8 North Brunswick vs. 9 First Flight5 South Central vs. 12 White Oak13 Jacksonville vs. 4...

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NCHSAA Playoffs Headquarters: 4A Division

Second Round The first round of games are completed and several teams continue their season as others unfortunately came to an end. There were several tight games in the first round and now we take a look at the second round games, with quite a few topics to look at. Matchups 1 New Hanover vs. 17 Knightdale8 Lumberton vs. 24 Sanderson5 Chapel Hill vs. 12 Panther Creek13 Clayton vs. 4 Millbrook3...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Makel Smith

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Dominic Payne

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of 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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Sad Sam’s First Round Playoff Picks

Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the state playoff awaiting Piedmont!  Let the bells ring out and the banners fly for The Great One’s first round playoff picks are about to be released.  That’s right, States are here and The Ol’ Cubic Zirconia Ball (can’t afford crystal) is warmed up and has chosen who will keep dancing and who will make an early playoff...

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Grace Christian (Sanford) makes it a 3-peat

There was no doubt about it, Grace Christian (Sanford) had proven to be one of the best teams not only in the state but should be put up there nationally as one of the best teams in the country. And they showed that over the weekend on their way to another state title.  Led by the No. 1 player in the country, 2024 Sarah Strong, Grace Christian was able to cruise to yet another title 82-33,...

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Davidson Day Back on Top, Secures Title

The last two years, Davidson Day had to go through some growing pains as they finished 7-12 overall in the 2021-22 season and 5-17 overall last year.  But how much can change in just a year, as Davidson Day is back on top after securing the NCISAA 2A Title this past weekend against Greenfield, 74-64. Coming into the season, the Patriots looked to be a very interesting team to watch with a...

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