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Division I talent everywhere you look for Team Charlotte 2022

It is an easy statement to make but one that you can say almost every year… Team Charlotte 17u is absolutely LOADED with talent that will have college coaches flocking their way.  Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them start the travel ball season at the Queen City Showcase.  This is a team coached by Derius McInnis, who has done an outstanding job with this group over the years.  When diving...

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North Mecklenburg vs Vance

Only eight miles separates North Mecklenburg and Vance. On Thursday night, Vance made the trip to North Mecklenburg. It was North Mecklenburg’s Senior Night, and they were ready to honor those seniors from the opening possession. Davidson commit, Chris Ford, set the tone early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. He knocked down the midrange jumper, and later converted on the...

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Open Gym Report: North Mecklenburg High School

On Monday, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to travel down to Charlotte and watch North Meck practice. Coach Duane Lewis is one of the best coaches in the state. He has done an exceptional job with his teams every year. Last year, North Meck won the state championship and finished top 25 in the country.  We were extremely impressed with how Coach Lewis ran his practice. His players competed...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #0: 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Victory Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with...

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Diving into the roster: North Meck

North Mecklenburg High School went 30-1 last season bringing home the 4A championship. They’ll bring back 8 players from their previous roster. Even though they lost three senior starters and another three role players who transferred out, they reloaded with quick and explosive guard play. This article will take a look at their new and exciting roster for this season.

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North Meck Set to Continue Their Reign of Dominance

The high school basketball landscape is in constant flux, whether from players transferring, prep schools emerging, or something in between. These common situations have made it extremely difficult for most programs, as the roster turnover is greater than ever before. However, North Meck has been a sheer model of consistency since the turn of the millennium. Coach Duane Lewis should be credited...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at #PhenomChallenge (Part I)

2022 7’0 Christian Reeves (Charlotte NETS-Jones 2020): The youngest player on the team but there is a lot of promise to Reeves’ game.  Yes, he has the height at 7’0 but you have to also like his growing skillset in the post.  He can square up to the basket but also show touch by going over his shoulder to score.  Also, a big-time difference-maker down low in the paint. 2022 6’0 Walker Andrews...

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Jordan Crawford: A Lethal Shooting Threat

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 series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things, whether by spectators or college coaches. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: North Meck

One of the final stops Patrick and Rick made on Monday was at North Meck, a team that brings a lot of firepower, guard play, and intriguing young talent this season.  After finishing 23-5 last year, the Vikings look to fill the stands once again this year, especially with the talent we saw at the open gym.

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers pt 2 #PhenomChampionShowcase

It’s July which means travel ball is back and in action, the Phenom Crew has invaded the other Carolina for a weekend full of hoops and storylines! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The action didn’t waste any time picking up here at Comenius School, we had the pleasure of getting a jump on the new wave of talent 13U-15U, at this stage a lot of these underclassmen are relatively unknown and...

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Tommy’s Ten from JMAC Showcase (Part 2)

This weekend at the JMAC Showcase in Fort Mill, SC there was an immense talent pool ranging from 12U to 17U. I was stationed at Nation Ford High School and took in over 15 games throughout the weekend. Here are some of the standouts, in no particular order, that made an impression on me. Let’s get into it!

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Team Charlotte 2022 Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s JMAC Showcase

The 16U White Division Gold Championship game was thrilling from beginning to end as Team Charlotte 2022 faced off against a gritty Carolina Riptide squad. 6’4 W Logan Blair made an impact early in this one for Team Charlotte with his activity on the glass. He possesses a good blend of skill and athleticism and ended the game scoring 13 points. For the Riptide, they were led by skilled 6’5...

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