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Tennessee continues to make the Carolinas a high priority in recruiting

The recruiting world continues to heat up, with many players part of the Class of 2023 announcing their commitment early before the high school season starts.  There certainly isn’t a lack of talent around the region and one thing that we have noticed is that the coaching staff at Tennessee has made the Carolinas a priority, continuing to find success on the recruiting road. The Volunteers...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Freddie Dilione commits to Tennessee

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Freddie DilioneClass: 2023Committed to: Tennessee What Was Said by Phenom...

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INTERVIEW: 2023 Freddie Dilione Gives UPDATE on Recruitment + Looking ahead to the HS Season & More!

2023 Freddie Dilione sits down with Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops to catch up on all the latest. What has this summer been like with Team Loaded, his excitement about the upcoming high school season, which schools have been really recruiting him hard, and much more. Check it all out here!

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Biggest Stock Risers in North Carolina: Class of 2023

The class of 2023 in North Carolina has been fun to watch, as several players have seen their stock rise tremendously from the end of the high school season until now. Many players have been playing extremely well this summer but these four players have really seen their recruitment continue to take off; some of the hottest targets for many college coachse. Freddie Dilione – 6’5 – Word of God...

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Team Loaded Trio Beginning to Blow Up

The travel ball season can be a long, winding road full of obstacles with no real light at the end of the tunnel. Players expect to collect offers while college coaches want to be impressed. Lately, scholarships are going out at an all-time low and coaches are seemingly more occupied with the transfer portal than ever before. That being said, these high school prospects aren’t going out quietly....

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Everyone starting to catch on: 2023 Freddie Dilione

Player: Freddie DilioneHeight: 6’5Class: 2023AAU: Team Loaded NCSchool: Word of God It’s about time to see so many catching on to 2023 Freddie Dilione’s game.  The No. 1 ranked player by Phenom Hoops for quite some time now, Dilione is now showing just what he can do on the national stage this summer and it seems that several other outlets and college coaches all around are catching...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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Friday Standouts from Relentless Hoops Military Circuit

6’9 2022 David Dixon (Speights Academy)Dixon was arguably the top 2022 prospect in attendance at the event. In my humble and honest opinion, Dixon is a player who is being vastly under-recruited. He’s a player that could without question play in leagues like the A-10 or the American. At 6’9, he has a great mix of size, skill and athleticism. He has the ability to beat you from...

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5Combine vs. Virginia Episcopal In the fifth game of the day, North Carolina’s top ranked Combine Academy took on Virginia Episcopal (VES) in their opening round matchup of the TJ Warren Bracket. VES jumped out to a 10-0 lead to start the game, but Coach Jeff McInnis brought in his second unit and turned up the pressure. Antonio Hamlin got things going offensively for Combine as they were...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2022 DJ Nix (Cannon): Even in a loss, Nix was incredibly productive and just seemed to be everywhere on the court. No matter where you put him, Nix was able to create havoc and simply produce. He showed his full arsenal, creating for himself, getting to the basket to score, knocking down shots on all levels, and getting on the boards.  He finished with 35 points and 12 rebounds, in one of...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Tyler Lewis Hoopfest

6’9 ’24 Isaiah Sutherland (Quality Education) Few players across the entire state of North Carolina possess as much upside as Sutherland, and he’s clearly beginning to tap into his potential. He’s long, athletic, and extremely fluid, especially for his size, and offers a quality blend of inside-out ability. Sutherland finishes well, shoots the ball at a respectable clip from the perimeter, and...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #7: 6’0 ’23 Jaiden Thompson (Central Cabarrus) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a scrappy, high-motor presence throughout camp, Jaiden Thompson. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with a nice feel and the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Thompson is a quality three-point shooter, but also attacks the basket...

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North Carolina Top 80 All Star Team Class of 2023

Note: Players had to play in all three games ClassHeightNo.NameHigh SchoolCityState20236′2″17Jaylen CurryJ.L. ChambersCharlotteNC20236′5″43Truman ClaytorWord of GodErwinNC20236′5″37Isaiah WashingtonPine ForestFayettevilleNC20236′6″49Freddie DilioneWord of GodFayettevilleNC20236′0″6Chase DawsonCaryDurhamNC20236′0″8Jordan CooperWayne Country DayGoldsboroNC20236’6″48Dylan PurnellWord of...

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East Region Standouts – Hoop State League Week 2 Part 1

Game 1 Papa Pete’s Patriots 58The Loe 47 5’11 2022 Sam Gregg (Papa Pete’s Patriots) is a tough guard who makes plays on both ends of the floor. He brings a certain level of toughness to this team. He guards the ball and is active in the gap with quick hands and forces steals. In addition to his toughness, he gets into the paint where he has the ability to finish at the basket and kick out to...

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Top Players in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Ranking prospects is an interesting method to try and encapsulate the fluidity of overall player movement. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who tend to form these ranking lists typically opt to make updates on a periodic basis rather than monthly or bi-weekly. Two important points need to be made. First (for those who oppose the aforementioned fluidity of rankings), all major “rankings”...

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Team Loaded NC 2022

During last summer’s crazy travel ball season in which there were no sneaker circuits, one of the most popular teams in the country was Tea Marie Hoops, started by former Division 1 assistant coach, Thomas Carr. Tea Marie Hoops quickly took over the grassroots scene with high level players wearing colorful t-shirts reminiscent of the classic Five Star Basketball Camp shirt. Yes, they were...

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Recruitment Update: 2022 Freddie Dilione (Trinity Christian)

One player that really could be on the verge of seeing a big-uptick in his recruitment is 2022 Freddie Dilione from Trinity Christian. He has been regarded as one of the top players in the state of North Carolina but it seemed odd that schools were coming his way with an offer. That eventually changed though, as he earned his first offer from Eastern Kentucky and then FIU. After that, he received offers from Penn State, Houston, North Carolina A&T, and Xavier

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The Bash – Friday Night Standouts

Game 1Winston-Salem Christian 57Liberty Heights 55 Quante Berry             6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Quante Berry was really good in last night’s win over Liberty Heights. Coming into the season, one would say he was better at the shooting guard position...

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Prospects Trending Upward in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

The North Carolina grassroots landscape is overflowing with talent, especially with the new transfers and incoming freshman class. However, this article will take a closer look at guys who should be familiar to most, as they’ve remained within the state throughout their playing careers. For one reason or another, their recruitment just recently picked up or is set to take off in the near future....

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Bobby Williams #0: 5’11 ’22 Cam Oates (Trinity Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to effectively run a team on both ends of the floor, Cam Oates. He’s a smart, sharp, unselfish point guard prospect with a natural playmaking sense and the ability to attack the basket or assert himself as a perimeter shooter. Oates possesses craftiness and...

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The Rise of North Carolina’s Class of 2022 (Part Two)

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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