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A Prideful Journey: Henderson Collegiate’s Ability to Overcome

Basketball can be a brutal game of fighting through adversity and obstacles, more than simply competing on the hardwood. Though most might not realize, Henderson Collegiate has been dealt one of the roughest hands over the few years. In order to appreciate and understand the Pride’s unfortunate circumstances, one must start by looking at their devastating loss in the NCHSAA 1A State Championship...

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HA Prep Durham’s Next-Level Backcourt Pairing

Nick Green With so much buzz surrounding the high-profile teams in North Carolina (Combine, Moravian Prep, Winston-Salem Christian, Liberty Heights, etc.), it’s easy to forget about under-the-radar talent like HA Prep Durham. They’ve got a roster full of capable contributors and potential next-level players, but things really seem to start and end with the duo of Joshua Tyler and Nick Green—who...

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Holiday Classic: HA Prep vs. TPLS (Recap/Standouts)

TPLS and HA Prep continued the action on Sunday afternoon and boy was it a good one.  TPLS came out really strong led by Nicholas Graverly, who went off for 14 first-quarter points and was really pushing his team to an early 15-pointe lead at the end of one.  But give credit to HA Prep, as even though things may have not gone their way, they battled back and it was the play of one of...

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Holiday Classic: Bull City HS vs. HA Prep Durham (Recap/ Standouts)

Last game on the night for Saturday, as Bull City High School and HA Prep looked to end the night with a bang.  It was a back and forth, hard-fought affair in the first half, as HA Prep was able to retain the small lead by knocking down some outside shots and working hard around the paint.  Bull City looked to penetrate the gaps with their guards, which they were able to do at times to...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Early Standouts at Hoop State League

2024 6’3 Brandon Smith and 2023 6’6 Nicholas Davis (Elevation Prep): Both young prospects that are newer names to Phenom Hoops but they impressed with their length and versatility, scoring on multiple levels and finishing at the rim. Two guys to keep an eye on. 2022 6’1 Robert Seymour (Elevation Prep): Seymour did a tremendous job in attacking and scoring the ball, hitting tough shots, getting...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 3)

LJ Thomas 2021 6’3 Knoah Carver (AK Knights): Carver really showed a nice scoring ability, knocking down shots at several levels but staying aggressive and attacking. He just has a nice ability and understanding of how to put the ball in the basket. 2021 6’3 Nick Green (Team ELI): Green has been the leading producer for Team ELI in multiple games, finishing in double-figures.  He really...

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Looking Forward: Henderson Collegiate

In just four years, the Pride of Henderson Collegiate has gone from unknown to one of the premier programs within North Carolina. Their pathway has been somewhat uncharacteristic, especially for a 1A team, but hasn’t prohibited them from establishing a winning culture. Despite a ton of talent over the years, Coach George Marshall is arguably the most significant reason for their overall success....

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Day Two Late Slate

6’3 2021 Nick Green: Henderson Collegiate (5-8 From the Field, 5-7 From Deep, 15 Points, 6 Rebounds, 2 Steals) Green is a vital piece to a Henderson Collegiate squad that features an abundance of backcourt talent. His ability to impact the game as a 3 & D guy is a perfect compliment to the playmaking of Javonte Waverly, the dynamic offensive force of Kalib Matthews, and the steadying...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp (Part Three)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Queens University for our annual June team camp, which featured an incredible amount of talent from various different pockets of the region. College coaches were in the building and kids got seen by a variety of different programs at the D2, D3, and JUCO levels. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive performers from over...

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#PhenomTeamCamp: Miles Late Night/Early Day Standouts

6’8 2020 Josh Hall: Moravian Prep (NC) Hall has established himself as one of the best prospects in the entire country.  He possesses an unbelievable set of tools with his three point range, overall fluidity, size, length, and athleticism that allow him to be a dominant player at the high school level.  He’s an incredibly dangerous spot up shooter, doing a great job moving without the ball,...

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Phenom Team Camp Day 2 standouts/ recap

6’5 2020 Jeremiah Dickerson Jeremiah Dickerson has worked as Dudley High School’s glue guy throughout this camp. He has provided a tremendous energy boost that elevates the play of their whole team. His second, third, and even fourth efforts for rebounds encourage his teammates to work just as hard on the glass. He excels at attacking the basket and has had some strong finishes after...

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Phenom Team Camp: Aaron’s Day Two Standouts

6’4” 2020 Bryce Causey: Southwest Guilford High School (NC) Thrives in transition and can make the one dribble pull up shot with ease, was also able to find his teammates on back door cuts and easy layups throughout the game. His game is not limited to just the outside though as he was able to drive to the basket and finish through traffic on multiple occasions. Bryce has mastered the head fake...

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Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 2 Phenom Team Camp

Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 2 Phenom Team Camp It was another exciting day at the Phenom Team Camp. Competition was tremendous and the crowds and college coaches in attendance were entertained to terrific play on the court. Before we take a look at the standout players on Day 2, let’s take a look at the top players from Day...

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Phenom’s G3 Showcase Breakouts You Must Know

When given this big of a platform, the known players step up to perform. However, when a stage is as big as the one provided by Phenom Hoops at Phenom’s 3G Showcase, there can also be players who you don’t expect to really shine. Breakouts are a wonderful part of travel basketball … Here are some players who left Phenom’s 3G Showcase, firmly on the radar (college coaches, you should follow suit...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for our second annual G3 Showcase. The event is representative of way more than just basketball, as there is a powerful message beyond the surface. That being said, there was a ton of basketball talent in the gym this weekend and we were fortunate enough to see an abundance of high-level play. Numerous guys stood out over the...

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