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Guard play looking to lead the charge for Northside Christian

Phenom Hoops had a great chance to watch several teams this summer during the team camp live period, as college coaches were on deck all throughout.  It gave us though a chance to get an early look at teams and their make-up heading into the season.  Though there is still time and things can still change, here is what we saw with Northside Christian. Northside Christian Northside...

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Getting an early look: Hickory Grove

Phenom Hoops had a great chance to watch several teams this summer during the team camp live period, as college coaches were on deck all throughout.  It gave us though a chance to get an early look at teams and their make-up heading into the season.  Though there is still time and things can still change, here is what we saw with Hickory Grove. Hickory Grove The Lions are coming off a 7-18...

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Getting back on the court, 2024 Damon Thompson Jr. ready to showcase his game and development

Heading back into the state of Virginia, Phenom Hoops was able to catch up with a rising guard in 2024 Damon Thompson Jr from John Marshall HS and Team Loaded.  The point guard has been sidelined for several months now but is now back fully healthy and ready to showcase his game this July.  He has also been adding a few new offers to his list, as we got all the latest. Check out what...

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Phenom Player Profile: 2024 6’5 Jadis Jones

2024 6’5 Jadis Jones from New Madrid County Central high school has been a target for a few schools and he recently earned some national recognition, being ranked No. 121 by Rivals.  Phenom Hoops was in touch with Jones to learn more about his game and how summer ball has been with Brad Beal.  He also discusses the latest in his recruitment and the schools that have been staying in touch with...

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LaMelo Ball Invitational Teams – July 1-3 (Rock Hill/Indian Trail)

July is coming and that just means one of the top events in the country will be kicking off the month in a big way, as the LaMelo Ball Invitational in Rock Hill and Indian Trail will be the place to be at this weekend. We have a ton of teams and talent coming through the door that you will not want to miss! Just check out the list of teams on display. DivTeam9UAttack365 20319UTeam Heat Elite...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from North Meck Invitational

2024 Molly Burns (Ardrey Kell): Burns has been a familiar name with Phenom Hoops in the past and she continues to impress with what she shows.  She is a crafty, shifty guard that has tremendous range and confidence from the perimeter.  She has no problem letting it go from behind the arc, but she also can create for herself and get to the basket.  Defensively, she is scrappy and...

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“Getting to Know” 6’3 ’23 Jordan Davis

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 ’23 Kobe Parker

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Standouts at Reynolds Jamboree

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to R.J. Reynolds for their high school jamboree, which featured a variety of competitive teams throughout the area. There were numerous standouts during the event, and this article will take a closer look at each… 6’1 ’23 Will Gray (East Forsyth) After writing a pretty lengthy dissertation about Gray from this past weekend, he goes out and continues to...

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Carmel Christian looking like a powerhouse once again

Phenom Hoops went over to Queens University recently to check out Session 2 of the NCISAA Showcase, giving us a chance to get an early viewing of a few teams and what they have to offer.  One team that was certainly on our radar to check out was Carmel Christian, a program that is coming off a state title and has a chance to add another from what we saw.  Let’s dive into what we saw. Carmel...

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How dangerous could the guard play at Mallard Creek be this upcoming season?

The Phenom Team Camp has come and gone but here are so many storylines from the event, as we had a great opportunity to check out so many public schools and what they may be rolling in with this upcoming season.  Mallard Creek was one team that caught my eyes, led by their very intriguing guard play that could make some noise so let’s dive into what we saw a little more. When you talk about...

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2024 Caleb Williams continues to add new offers; talks latest in recruitment and visit to Maryland

2024 6’7 Caleb Williams from Sidwell High School/ Team Takeover has been a hot target for many, as he has been racking in offers and really showcasing his development as a player. He just added another offer from an ACC school and took a visit to Maryland, as he spoke with Phenom Hoops all about the latest and his summer. Check out what he had to say. Offers: Georgia Tech, USF, George...

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2023 Braden Pierce breaks down June visits

2023 Braden Pierce continues to be a target for many schools and in the month of June, he was able to make multiple visits to NC State (where he eventually received an offer), Florida State, and Georgia, while also making a brief stop at Georgia Tech. Phenom Hoops spoke to Pierce about those visits and what he liked about the three schools he was able to really check out and learn more about....

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina for our annual June Team Camp. The two-day event featured a ton of the top public and private teams throughout the state. There were plenty of noteworthy takeaways from the event, both in terms of individual performances and overall team showings, and this article will take a closer look at...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Brandon Gardner is headed to New York, commits to St. John’s

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Brandon GardnerClass: 2023Committed to: St. John’s What Was Said by Phenom...

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Michael Laney Named Head Coach of Covenant Day

The high school basketball landscape in North Carolina is consistently filled with excitement. Whether players, coaches, or something in-between, there’s always something noteworthy happening within the grassroots scene. Take, for example, the recent hiring of Michael Laney as the Head Coach at Covenant Day. Everyone should already know about him through his time as the Director of Team Hope,...

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Storylines from Phenom Team Camp

Jayden Harris should be entering the national picture 2024 Jayden Harris has certainly been a popular name over the last few weeks, especially with college programs.  He now holds double-digit offers from an array of schools, and it is easy to see why when you watch his game.  Getting an updated viewing of the young man, Harris has not only continued to develop his game but he has also...

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Size could be found at Phenom Team Camp

The Phenom Team Camp in Advance was off the charts, giving Phenom Hoops and college coaches of talent all around the state more on the public side. A trend that we started following throughout the event though was just the amount of size that could be found and honestly, big men that have gone under the radar so far. So, here is a list of players that has length and size with their frame that...

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Mal’s Standouts from Day 2 at Phenom Team Camp

By: Malcolm Morgan 2024 Quamir Ingram (Bethany) This kid is a super skilled guard! He played at a very controlled pace the whole game and did not get sped up easily. He does a great job of playing off two feet and also getting to his spots on the court. Used his quickness to his advantage a lot and his aggressiveness helped him create opportunities for others on the court. He also has a pretty...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 2)

6’7 2024 Cal Barrett (Bishop McGuinness) A prospect I was able to catch at the tail-end of the day, Cal Barrett is a promising, wiry, shot-altering forward. Barrett has shown an ability to step out behind the three point line and knock down catch-and-shoot jumpers, along with his current niche on the defensive end. Barrett will anchor this team’s disciplined approach on defense, given his...

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

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Etienne Strothers (Menchville)Menchville came down to NC and really caught our eyes, hard not to though with the way they play and a guy like Etienne at the helm. He’s got a lot of components to piece together an all around floor game where he can score it with swiftness and find the opportunities to gift others buckets. He turns the corner so quickly and can get to any of...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Team Camp

6’2 ’23 Andrew Schrage (Bishop McGuinness) The Villains opened their day with a huge matchup against a noteworthy opponent, and Schrage was arguably their best player from start to finish. He’s a tough, scrappy, steadily developing point guard prospect who seems to get better with each viewing. Schrage attacks the basket well and finishes or makes the proper pass to an open teammate. He...

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

2023 Jordan Butler (Christ Church): Butler came in as one of the top players at the event and has shown why all throughout, as he may be the most difficult matchup on the floor. At his 6’11 frame, along with his ability to operate around the paint, finish strong at the rim, or step out and be a true threat from outside, Butler has a lot to offer on the floor.  And no one was slowing his...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 1 at Phenom Team Camp

6’4 2026 Josiah Johnson (Fayetteville Academy) After watching a morning display of overpowering smaller defenders in the low post, rebounding at a high level, and defending with purpose, I had to inquire about Josiah Johnson. When I asked him, I was expecting to hear about a rising senior looking to solidify the college he’ll call home the next for years. This is a rising freshman in high...

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Mal’s Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 1)

Jerron Blackwell By; Malcolm Morgan 2023 Daniel Valentine (Sun Valley) This kid can fly. He Is uber athletic for his size and just can jump out the gym. He does a good job of using his athleticism to his advantage and has a great feel for the game. Played an all around great game and was making the right plays. He has a solid handle with the ball and plays at a smooth and calculated pace and...

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

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Will Gray (East Forsyth)As one of the most highly regarded prospects in the area heading into his senior year, Will is proving he’s hardwired to be a multidimensional leader for the Eagles. He’s the pulse of their offense, providing quality ball control with a quick handle to navigate defenses, efficient creation of his own looks with shotmaking ability, and natural lead...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 3)

Delani Hammonds 2023 Darius Abraham (Harding): Abraham had a solid day on the floor, as the senior leader played like he usually does; strong and created. He continues to produce, finishing strong around the basket, a scorer from multiple levels, and one that can really get after it on both ends.  He continues to be a key piece for his team to help win games. 2025 Wesley White (West...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6’1 ’23 Kobe Parker (Ragsdale) Although they lost multiple key pieces, Ragsdale should still be one of the more competitive programs in Greensboro behind the leadership of Parker. He’s clearly the focal point of this group, but understands how to dictate the action in a poised, unselfish, methodical manner. Parker has maintained his status as a lethal perimeter shooter, especially from beyond...

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

2024 Carlos Vazquez (Wayne Country Day): Every time I watch this young man’s game, I can just see a program finding ways to get him on the floor and for him to make plays in so many ways.  At 6’5, he shows a little bit of everything, with his ability to impact the paint and attack the glass, create off the dribble for himself and score, operate and play multiple positions, etc.  Really...

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