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North Carolina Top 80 Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: CB McGrath Game FIlm: Team 3 vs Team 4Team 1 vs Team 3Team 2 vs Team 3NC Top 80 Semi-Final (2v3 vs 6/8) #1: 5'9 '25 Darnarian Gibson (Winston-Salem Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who consistently produced despite being the smallest camper in attendance, Darnarian Gibson. He's a smart, skilled lead guard prospect with an understanding of how to get others...

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POB's Eye Catchers from NC Top 80: Guards/Wings (Class of 2024)

2024 Carson Daniel/ 2024 Chase Daniel (Central Cabarrus): The Daniel twins continue to flourish and showcase how big of a difference-maker they can be. They are proven winners, both understand how to run a team, they were incredible in creating and setting up teammates, and just understand how to be effective playmakers with the ball in their hands. 2024 John Campbell (Bishop McGuinness):...

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Open Gym Report: Bishop McGuinness

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Kernersville, North Carolina for an open gym session at Bishop McGuinness High School. The Villains have been a consistent contender throughout Josh Thompson's tenure, and this year will be no different. They'll be led by the senior duo of Cal Barrett and John Campbell; however, the roster is truly littered with useful pieces. Their slew of returning...

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Having a Good Summer: Class of 2024 (NC) (Part 3)

2024 Elijah Green (Covenant Day): Green has had a very good year overall in showing more of what he is capable of providing on the court.  He had a solid year leading the way for Covenant Day and he hasn't slowed down one bit this summer.  What you have really seen overall with his game and growth is his overall presence and ability to make plays; whether it is being more effective as...

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Coach Gary’s Top 5 from Phenom Summer Showcase

By: Bronal Gary John Campbell ' 6'5 ' F ' NC Spartans ' 2024 The first thing I noticed about John this weekend was his motor.' He was all out and did not come to waste time this weekend.' The slashing wing runs the floor very well, had a solid scoring output, got his hands on a few rebounds, and had good defensive court awareness. Malachi Simpson – 6'5 – G/F' WNC Elite ' 2025 Malachi...

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Players that deserve more looks: Phenom Summer Showcase (Class of 2024)

2024 Michael Wilson: Wilson, who will now be playing for Fork Union Academy in Virginia this upcoming season, is a player that I believe deserves more attention and could be a valuable piece for a future program.  There are a lot of things that you can find in what he provides; his size, his strength, his ability to be effective from a variety of levels, and his IQ for the game. ...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Summer Showcase

2024 John Campbell (NC Spartans): Campbell is one that I would really be on the lookout for. He has had a very strong summer and continues to add pieces to his game that makes him extremely effective.' But again, he has the size, the athleticism, and competes on both ends that allow him to produce consistently.' I'm going to be looking at him to make a lot of noise this summer and heading into...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: College coaches should be all over the NC Spartans 17u teams

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn't mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let's dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout. NC Spartans 17u Pittman 2024 6'2 Coleman Lawhon ' Lawhon had a good...

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Standout Performers at Phenom Hoops LIVE (Part Three)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina for the second LIVE period of the travel ball season. Between the competition, college coaches, and talented prospects at every turn, there was plenty to enjoy. This article will take a closer look at some players who stood out with their play' 6'5 '24 Carlos Vazquez (Team Loaded 336) Given how much he...

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Grassroots Team Preview: NC Spartans Liles

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness in Kernersville, North Carolina for the NC Spartans' media day. The practice featured their five 17U squads, which allowed us to see the differences in style and roster construction between each team. We've seen this program put kids in college on a yearly basis, yet this might honestly be their most talented group from top to bottom....

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Phenom Hoops Player Profile:'John Campbell

John Campbell Height: 6'3 Class: 2024 School: Bishop McGuinness Travel Team: NC Spartans Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 13.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 59% FG What Was Recently Said: There's a slew of valuable contributors on this NC Spartans roster, but Campbell always seems to stand out as their leader by example. He's a smart, poised, unselfish point guard with length,...

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Prospects to Monitor in North Carolina's Class of 2024

5'10 Quay Watson (Hopewell) Despite his production and status as a key cog on a shoe-circuit team, it feels like Watson doesn't receive enough love from the masses. He's a smart, polished, well-rounded guard prospect with a high comfort level from either backcourt position. Watson reliably controls the pace and dictates the action with the ball in his hands, but can also fill it up as...

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Top July Performers in North Carolina's Class of 2024

The month of July is finally concluding, which should provide these young players with an opportunity to take a well-deserved break from days of nonstop basketball. Given the significance of the actual month, we decided to take a closer look at some of the top standouts from each class. Obviously, we can only speak on what we have seen, so the names listed will be based on their performances at...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6'3 '25 Omaurie Phillips (Team Trezz) Although there were a ton of standouts on this Team Trezz roster, Phillips consistently found ways to stand out with his tough, rugged approach. He's a very physical, athletic wing prospect who doesn't require offensive touches in order to make a lasting impact. Phillips plays extremely hard, pursues rebounds and loose balls, and does the little things on...

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Prospects in the Class of 2024 to Watch at Phenom Team Camp

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our annual June Team Camp at the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. The event is slated to feature a talented mix of players and teams preparing for the month of July (in addition to the somewhat distant high school season), and this article will take a brief look at some of the prospects on display. Let's take a look at the Class...

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Reece's Standouts: Phenom Grassroots Tip-Off Classic (Day 2)

Reece's Standouts: Phenom Grassroots Tip-Off Classic (Day 2) by: Ethan Reece 2024 Gage Lattimore (Carolina Clutch)Ben L Smith High reloads every year with a loaded roster, and their 2024 class is no different. Gage is one of the lead guards and really intrigues with his versatility and willingness to produce for wins over points. He's an athletic lefty that is at his best when getting downhill,...

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Sean’s Standouts: Phenom Grassroots TOC Day 2

2024 6'3 (NC Spartans 16U Graves) John CampbellJohn Campbell was a name I was told to watch for entering this weekend. Campbell is a lengthy, silky guard who gets after it on both ends. He impressed me with his activity on the defensive end of the floor, having constant hands in passing lanes which led to a few fast-break dunks for him. Offensively, Campbell has a great pace to his game and is...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: NC Spartans 16u Graves

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. NC Spartans 16u Graves John Campbell- 6'32024WingLong athletic...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom March Madness

5'8 '25 Joshua Dorsette (Save Sports) The Save Sports organization always seems to put out quality prospects, and Dorsette is definitely among those names. He's the primary floor general for this group, highlighting a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. Dorsette mixes up his offensive approach, defends the point of attack well, and understands how to create opportunities for others....

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom March Madness (Part 1)

2023 DJ Jackson (NC Rise Dawkins): Jackson helped lead the charge for his team, as he was able to push the ball out in transition well, find his spots and knock down open jumpers from multiple levels on the floor. Smooth, confident release, scoring the ball well on Day 1 of the Phenom March Madness. 2022 Ian Blue (Sandhills 17u): Fresh off earning an offer from Coker, Blue came out strong on Day...

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Open Gym Report: NC Spartans 16U Graves

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops (Jeff Bendel, Tyler Lewis, and Colby Lewis) traveled out to Bishop McGuinness High School for the NC Spartans Media Day. The Spartans should be well-known as one of the better independent programs across the Carolinas, and their current group is no exception. Josh Thompson is the director, but Herb Liles, Kerry Graves, Curtis Patton, Ryan Haidinger, Michael Bowers, and...

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Bishop McGuinness v. Winston-Salem Prep

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Kernersville, North Carolina for a highly competitive, inner-conference battle between the Villains of Bishop McGuinness and the visiting Winston-Salem Prep Phoenix. Given their respective records and the head-to-head matchup, this was an absolutely must-win contest for the Villains. On the other side, Coach Abdul Pittman has done a truly incredible job at...

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'Getting to Know' 6'2 '24 John Campbell

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 'Getting to Know' series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Open Gym Report: Bishop McGuinness

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness for another noteworthy open gym session. The Villains have been led by Coach Josh Thompson since 2004. Regardless of roster composition, they've found consistent success and regularly competed for state championships throughout his tenure. Although they had some struggles last season, the Villains seem guaranteed to bounce back with...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 1

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 1 Coach Daymond Lindell   #8:5'0 '23 Jalen Chunn (Salisbury, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a nice array of skills during his time at camp, Jalen Chunn. He's a wiry guard prospect that is capable of scoring the ball in a variety of different ways. Chunn moves extremely well without the ball and...

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