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Top Available Unsigned Wings in North Carolina

6'4 AJ Smith (Combine Academy) While he's probably more of a guard, AJ Smith's versatility allows him to be labeled as a wing whenever necessary. He's strong, physical, and well-rounded with the ability to thrive as a role player or expand his production as needed. Smith is an exceptional defender with the blend of size, athleticism, and overall instincts to comfortably contain three positions...

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Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical

Last night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Piedmont Classical in Browns Summit, North Carolina for a notable battle between two of the better independent programs across the state in Liberty Heights and the Bobcats. There was no shortage of talent on the court, as both teams are littered with talented unsigned prospects who deserve attention from college coaches. Either way, the Bobcats did a great...

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Way Past Due: Liberty Heights National Worthy of Offers

Just a few weeks ago, we put out a feature piece on Liberty Heights primarily detailing the trials and tribulations of Coach Mike Wright, his staff, and the incredibly talented collection of players throughout his tenure. In pivoting, their current roster is arguably more impressive than any previous group'yet their individual recruitments don't echo this notion. Sure, college coaches are going...

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Game Recap: Millbrook vs Leesville Road

Last night, Millbrook travelled to conference rival Leesville Road. The first quarter started off with both teams getting after it. Leesville Road took an early 9-3 lead as Jalen McDonald came out strong to start. But just like that, Millbrook answered as Eric Van der Heijden knocked down back to back three-pointers to tie the game at 9-9. Millbrook finished the opening quarter with a 17-13...

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Top Unsigned Prospects in North Carolina's Class of 2021

6'6 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep) After our update in rankings, Freeman now stands as the top unsigned senior in the state of North Carolina. This notion is easy to get behind, seeing as how he's been the catalyst and focal point for Moravian Prep on a nightly basis. Freeman is an extremely skilled forward prospect with the ability to cause mismatch problems due to his blend of size, strength, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at #PhenomChallenge

2021 6’5 Graham Calton (PSB Elite 17u Lowery): Calton continues to show that he can produce on multiple levels for his team. The strong, sturdy prospect can battle down low and always seems to get his hands on the ball. Usually defended by bigger opponents, Calton also shows a smooth perimeter feel to his game. 2021 6’6 Jalen McDonald (Team EAT 17u): He is simply a show and people...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Carter Whitt DROPS 34 PTS vs Millbrook in CAP7 Championship!

Check out highlights between Leesville Rd. and Millbrook as they played for the CAP7 Championship on Saturday at Broughton HS. The game was tight throughout the match up but junior Carter Whitt made sure the Pride would come out on top. The 6'3" guard scored 34 points and fellow wing man Jalen McDonald added 15. Will Felton led the way for Millbrook.

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6'5 2021 Jalen McDonald could be on the verge of a recruitment explosion

It is always nice to see when players, who showcase their talent and upside at an early age, live up to their potential and at times surpass it. 2021 65 Jalen McDonald is looking like one of those players in the state of North Carolina.

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Jalen McDonald & BJ Freeman: Team Loaded 16’s “1-2 PUNCH!!!”

Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald and BJ Freeman of Team Loaded 16s. They competed in the Phenom Opening this past weekend and led their team to the championship game. Freeman currently attends Word of God Christian Academy while McDonald attends Knightdale High School.

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Phenom's North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Will Roberson   #6:'5'11 '22 Cameron Oates (Trinity Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that already looks quite comfortable at running a high-level offense, Cameron Oates. He's a very quick point guard prospect with quality instincts and the ability to effortlessly set up his teammates. Oates scores the ball pretty well from all levels, but typically looks to...

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Jalen McDonald: From Local Prospect to VIRAL SENSATION!!! #NCTop80 Highlights + Interview

Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald, a 6’5″ sophomore wing from Knightdale High School. McDonald made national headlines in the last few weeks when he decided to throw down a 360 windmill dunk on a defender. The dunk went viral all over social media and was picked up by every highlight outlet around… McDonald spent Saturday visiting Chapel Hill for the UNC/Duke game and...

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South Granville Holiday Classic Names & Storylines

6’7″ unsigned senior PJ Fenton Green Hope (NC) This is our second time watching Green Hope this season, and it is apparent they go as PJ goes. He is a tough cover because of his size and versatility. He, personally, outscored his opponent in the first half, doing so by a number of run outs, back door slips and jump shots. He is a very active offensive player who is able to step out...

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Brandon Lee’s Breakout Watch

With an abundance of talent throughout the state of North Carolina it's hard sometimes to keep track of all the prospects. Teams lose players to graduation and transfers, in retrospect other players find themselves in different situations.   Young guys will be expected to grow up a year older now, and some role players will be counted on to step into leadership positions. With the stage set...

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