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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024

(1) 6’6 Paul McNeil (Richmond) Even for those who don’t closely follow high school basketball, McNeil should already be a well-known name throughout the country. After winning North Carolina’s Gatorade POY award, he became just the second men’s player of the millennium to receive the honor two full seasons removed from his graduation year (joining Jaden Bradley). He posted insane per-game...

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Coming out to compete: 2024 Tybo Bailey (Team Loaded VA)

Player: Tyler “Tybo” BaileyClass: 2024School: Mount TaborAAU: Team Loaded VA First playing for Oak Hill before coming back to North Carolina, 2024 Tybo Bailey certainly left an impression with his play and is looking to come out strong this summer with Team Loaded VA.  Bailey helped the Spartans to a strong run in the playoffs this past high school season, really showing his ability to...

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Nationally Recognized Prospect Returns to the Triad

Over the last few years, the uptick in player movement and general uncertainty has led to a lot of notable prospects entering and exiting North Carolina. Surely, some folks will claim that this practice has always been an issue, but a quick glance says otherwise. Take the Class of 2018, for example. Coby White, Devon Dotson, and Jaylen Hoard (though from France) were clearly the top prospects in...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part Three

Best Defender: 6’0 ’22 Mustapha Shah 6’4 ’22 Elijah Burnett 6’3 ’22 Amari Pearson Although Burnett and Pearson are legitimately phenomenal defenders, Shah’s unique ability to mirror opponents through a combination of strength, quickness, and anticipation makes him an absolute terror defensively. He plays with a high motor and gets involved in the offensive action whenever necessary, but truly...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom 757 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled up to the Virginia Beach Sports Center in the heart of Virginia Beach for our 757 Showcase. The event featured many teams from throughout the state, but still featured many returning squads from North Carolina. There were numerous standouts over the three-day stretch, and this article will take a closer look at some personal favorites… 6’7 ’22 Davis...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom 757 Showcase

6’3 ’24 Tyler Bailey (Team Loaded VA) It’s already easy to see the appeal with a prospect like Bailey, who has possessed a poised, mature game for quite a while. He’s skilled, crafty, and has the combination of IQ, size, and athleticism to naturally cause matchup problems. Although very productive, Bailey is truly just beginning to harness his long-term upside.  6’6 ’24 Drake Powell (Team...

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Open Gym Tour: Team CP3 15U

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for another special open gym feature on Team CP3’s 15s, 16s, and 17s. This organization is consistently one of the most talented programs in the state and home to numerous NBA players and overseas professionals. Since basically every player on the roster is a noteworthy name, we will be taking a closer look at some personal...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom Spring Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Greg Harmon #5: 5’0 ’25 Joshua Dorsette II (Durham) Starting things off, we look at a player that seems to make strides in his progression with each viewing, Joshua Dorsette. He’s a wiry, slightly undersized point guard prospect with a quality feel for the game and the ability to run a team decently well. Dorsette can knock down open shots, create off the bounce, and position...

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North Carolina 2023 Watchlist (Part Four)

It is a standard practice that we, at Phenom Hoop Report, don’t rank players until they have finished their freshman year in high school. That being said, we will take a closer look at some of the players that should make an immediate impact this coming season. In (Part 1), we took a look at Jaylen Curry, Addison Archer, Trey Green, London Johnson, and Treymane Parker. See attached link:...

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South Carolina Jr. Phenom: Team 5 Evaluations

South Carolina Jr. Phenom Evaluations   Team 5 Coach: Yusuf English   #15:5’4 ’25 Cameron Davis (Columbia, SC) Starting thins off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude to the team and looked to motivate whenever possible, Cameron Davis. He’s a guard with a solid nose for the ball, always ready to make a play and try to secure extra possessions for the team. Davis...

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Brandon Lee’s SC JR Phenom Standouts

Over the weekend some of the top junior high prospects around the region gathered at Lexington high school for an elite skills camp hosted by our staff at Phenom Hoops. Lexington, South Carolina- A handful of the most respected coaches around the Carolina’s led hours of drills and instructions before the youngsters battled it out in live game play. A handful of players caught my eye...

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