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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Marcus Dilligard  #0: 6’0 ’22 Isaiah Tate (Kings Mountain) Starting things off, we look at a player that is quietly one of the craftier, most skilled prospects in the state, Isaiah Tate. He’s a smart, smooth, well-rounded guard prospect with an exceptional balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Tate is an efficient perimeter shooter with the ability to...

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POB’s Notes from NC Top 80

2022 Jai Smith (Bully City Prep): Smith continues to show why he is going to be regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2022.  There aren’t many out there that brings such energy and ability to run rim-to-rim, where he makes a living.  Smith was consistent in getting out in transition and finishing strong with several dunks.  Whoever gets him at the next level, he certainly is going...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 2 at #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 2)

2023 6’3 Caleb Foster (Team Curry 16u): Foster just plays ahead of his time, which is why several schools are jumping on him early. The blend of size and understanding, with a smooth feel is impressive.  Foster showed more of his outside game with 5 3-pointers as well. 2022 6’6 Cade Tyson (Team Curry 16u): Tyson has the size, IQ, and fluid shooting stroke that should attract college coaches...

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team CP3 Makes Their Debut

Obviously, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the “best travel ball team/program in North Carolina” since the summer season began. Due to so many differing opinions, it’s become a legitimate talking point for all folks within grassroots basketball—and there’s still no clear answer. Team Curry has made a strong push for the top spot thus far, but other high-profile squads like Garner...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Team EAT Jalen McDonald VIRAL DUNK vs Tea Marie 17U! Matchup with over 10+ HM Prospects!

Check out highlights between Tea Marie 17s and Team Eat 17s at the Phenom Queen City Showcase this past weekend. This matchup featured multiple high major prospects including Bobby Pettiford, Terquavion Smith, Deante Green, Elijah Jamison, Brandon White, BJ Freeman AND MORE

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Consistent Progression: DeAnte Green

Each year in the high school basketball landscape, we see new players emerge and learn how to take their game to the next level. Although he’s already a known entity, DeAnte Green is someone that could see a massive uptick in production next season. With Justice Ajogbor (Harvard) and Ray Faison set to graduate, Christ School should be completely led by Green. While there has been no doubts or...

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The Rise of North Carolina’s Class of 2022

With the high-school season back in full swing, there’s simply no better time to take an extended look at our rankings and some of the players who have already separated themselves from the pack. This is the time where potential starts to directly translate into ability. All of the players on this list have taken massive strides over the last calendar year and have definitely earned their place...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Tony Christie   #42: 5’11 ’21 Chad Wilson (Franklin) Starting things off, we look at a player that still has a clear amount of long-term upside remaining, Chad Wilson. He’s a high-motor guard that does a great job of getting downhill and attacking the basket, especially in transition. Wilson also proved to be a strong on-ball defender with the ability to force turnovers at a...

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Starting Five: Versatility, size and length bring intrigue at #PhenomTN150

There was a lot of talent at the Tennessee Phenom 150 in Kingsport but the intrigue surrounding some of the big’s at the event couldn’t be denied.  Length, skill, shot-blocking, and versatility could all describe these prospects below. Some should have big-time programs coming after them soon, while others may be a work in progress but should have coaches tracking their progress down the line....

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Miles Saturday Standouts: Phenom Champion Showcase

6’9 2020 Justus Shelton: PSB McCarthy Shelton is a guy the Phenom Hoops Staff is very familiar with.  His combination of length, motor, and basketball IQ make him a really nice prospect.  Now that he’s shown he can add strength and consistency on his finishing ability around the rim, displaying some nice post-moves and flashes of high level footwork.  It’s hard to look at Shelton as anything...

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A Closer Look: Five More Top Prospects from North Carolina’s Class of 2022

This week, we took a closer look at the top five from North Carolina’s Class of 2022 and today we will highlight those that just narrowly missed the first cut. Keep in mind, this class is supremely talented and various top tier prospects are just beginning to establish themselves within the bigger picture. As mentioned yesterday, these are merely the opinions of the writer and are not Phenom...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: David Noel   #10: 5’11 ’22 Jacob Newman (Myers Park) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks likely to continue trending upward over the next few years, Jacob Newman. He’s a quick, sturdy point guard prospect that plays with a high motor and lots of intensity. Newman is an absolute pest on defense and knows how to mirror his on-ball assignment quite well. He plays...

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#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts

By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 10

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 10   Team 10 Coach: Larry Davis   #44:6’0 ’21 Callahan Reed (Huntersville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that really understands and embraces his role on the court, Callahan Reed. He’s a scoring guard that can apply pressure from all three levels, as a cutter, spot-up shooter, or creator for himself. Reed offers a...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Afternoon Session)

Central Cabarrus: 6’4 ’21 Christian Cornish Long and athletic, Cornish knows how to impose his will on both ends of the floor pretty regularly. He utilizes his high motor to attack the rim on offense and make plays on defense. Cornish has upside as a creator and looked fairly competent when creating off the dribble, able to touch the paint and make the correct pass whenever possible. He...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#5-Kadyn Dawkins- Really intelligent point guard prospect that created a ton of scoring opportunities in this contest. He consistently took defenders off the dribble, touched the paint, and displayed terrific vision as a playmaker while applying solid pressure as a scorer.   #21-Smoke Hodges- High IQ floor general with natural playmaking skills and solid scoring ability. He has an...

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