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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#82- AJ Cook- Though somewhat unassuming, Cook has easily been one of the most memorable performers from camp. He’s smart, crafty, and an incredibly smooth three-level scorer with a knockdown jumper from beyond the arc. Cook handles and distributes the ball very well, but is arguably even better as a scoring threat. He also gives great effort on defense and the glass.   #115- Noah Hooper-...

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#NCPhenom150 Session One: Miles Magical Five (Early Slate)

#82 5’11 2022 AJ Cook: Weddington High School (NC) Cook was absolutely lights out in his first game of the day, knocking down shots from way beyond the arc at a really high rate. He’s a savvy player with the ball in his hands, making good decisions and finding his guys in the right place at the right time. He’s a true combo guard due to his ability to absolutely kill teams with...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour “Pine Lake Prep”

Phenom Open Gym Tour “Pine Lake Prep” Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Mooresville, North Carolina to cover open gym at Pine Lake Preparatory School. Head coach Tony Dunbar comes from Indiana and his deep roots to the Hoosier State is clearly etched in his coaching philosophy. Pine Lake Prep is a charter school and is aligned in the NCHSAA 1A division. Last season, Pine Lake finished...

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A Closer Look: Carolina Riptide

At Phenom Hoops, we’ve seen a considerable amount of programs come through our doors, but none that represent the team concept better than the Carolina Riptide. For starters, this group has been together throughout the entire process and possesses chemistry that other teams simply can’t match. It all starts with their fiery head coach, Grant Hodges, who has proven to be one of the modest, yet...

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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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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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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons   #3: 5’6 ’24 Maddox Jack (Hickory, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and made a quality impact during camp, Maddox Jack. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that plays with energy and operates nicely within the team concept. Jack is a solid all-around scorer that shoots the ball well from the perimeter and is capable of taking opponents...

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Brandon’s big time Breakouts PT 1 #PhenomStayPositive

We’re back at it again invading the Gate City for some prime time hoops action, it’s the second weekend of AAU and the big boys came to play!   Greensboro, North Carolina- Day one was a movie we really kicked things off with a bang pairing up a slate of highs quality games, there was talent on display for all levels from high major division I to the division III ranks. Some guys came in as...

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Coach T’s Top Shooters from NC Phenom 150 Camp

By: Antonio Threadgill Onto the guys that I felt like could really shoot the ball the best 3 shooters in camp. My first shooter was #20 Mekhi Goree 5’8 2020 of Statesville High School this kid caught fire in the first game hitting 7 three-pointers in a game. Once he got going everyone knows about it as they were anticipating every three-pointer he shot going through the next. The kid did an...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina 150 Camp

#16- 5’10 ’20 Jordan Coleman- The strong-bodied point guard has been among the top overall performers on display through the first three games. He’s smart, athletic, and relentlessly attacks the rim, where he made an abundance of quality reads. College coaches should be getting involved here.   #23- 5’10 ’22 Kolby Ashe- There hasn’t been a more effective floor general than Ashe, who...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Josh Thompson   #3:5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to provide his team with great energy, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young point guard prospect that works extremely hard on the court and will do whatever necessary to give his team an edge. Smith shot the ball...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Afternoon Standouts

#1-Zehern Hilton- Young point guard prospect that can succeed with or without the ball, given his ability to effectively pass and shoot the ball. Hilton has decent quickness and ball-handling ability.   #6-London Johnson- Young guard prospect with natural ability on the basketball court; he shoots the ball very well from the floor and has an innate playmaking sense. Johnson moves...

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Midday Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#25-Malcolm Knight- Tough, scrappy two-way guard that takes legitimate pride in his defensive presence. He has great quickness, which seamlessly translates to both sides of the ball and allows him to touch the paint with frequency.   #87-Jake Miller- High-motor guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first approach to every single possession. His top priorities are making the smart play,...

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