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A Closer Look: North Carolina’s Class of 2026

6’6 Cole Cloer (Orange) Between the team’s success and his individual production, it’s easy to see why Cole Cloer is already one of the top players in North Carolina’s Class of 2026. At 6-foot-6, he already has the IQ, size, and skillset to legitimately dominate a game. Cloer is a smooth all-around player who comfortably dictates the offensive action with the ball in his hands,...

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Freshman Duo Dominating for Undefeated Reidsville

As times have changed, the idea of giving huge minutes to a star freshman has become more and more widely accepted. Veteran pieces are very valuable and important, but seniority doesn’t necessarily override talent. Look at Reidsville and the success they’ve had behind the two youngest players on their roster. Following the legacy left by the Breon Pass is a tall task for anyone, but Dionte Neal...

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Dual Sport Athletes in North Carolina

There is just so much talent throughout the state of North Carolina, and Phenom Hoops is wanting to shed some light on a few players who not only have shown they can get it done on the court but are also big-time prospects on the football field. They are already getting offers and looks on the field, but these are a few players that have shown they can be prospects on the basketball court. 2026...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from NC Freshman 40 (Part 2)

2026 6’4 Markus Kerr (West Charlotte): Kerr is going to be a name that you hear more and more down the road. He should get some meaningful minutes this season with his talent and skill set, as the 6’4 prospect is a smooth operator on the court.  Kerr can score from multiple levels, stretch the floor, use his length to score over defenders and with touch, and competes on the defensive end. You...

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Immediate Impact Freshmen in North Carolina’s Class of 2026

The travel ball season is finally beginning to wind down, which naturally generates a lot of buzz and excitement for the upcoming high school year. Folks are ready to see where seniors commit, what team separates themselves from the pack, and everything in-between. One of the more intriguing subplots of each season is how the freshman will ultimately fare, and this year is no different. North...

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Future looking bright for Reidsville with young prospects to watch

At the Phenom Team Camp, there were several teams that captured our eyes on the court.  One team that we found fascinating to watch and excited about the future was the Rams of Reidsville.  This team has several key seniors and juniors that will be helping lead the charge, but you can’t help but think of the future with this program, and with the two incoming freshmen they have coming in, this...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 1 at Phenom Team Camp

6’4 2026 Josiah Johnson (Fayetteville Academy) After watching a morning display of overpowering smaller defenders in the low post, rebounding at a high level, and defending with purpose, I had to inquire about Josiah Johnson. When I asked him, I was expecting to hear about a rising senior looking to solidify the college he’ll call home the next for years. This is a rising freshman in high...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Will Gray (East Forsyth)As one of the most highly regarded prospects in the area heading into his senior year, Will is proving he’s hardwired to be a multidimensional leader for the Eagles. He’s the pulse of their offense, providing quality ball control with a quick handle to navigate defenses, efficient creation of his own looks with shotmaking ability, and natural lead...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6’1 ’23 Kobe Parker (Ragsdale) Although they lost multiple key pieces, Ragsdale should still be one of the more competitive programs in Greensboro behind the leadership of Parker. He’s clearly the focal point of this group, but understands how to dictate the action in a poised, unselfish, methodical manner. Parker has maintained his status as a lethal perimeter shooter, especially from beyond...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 1)

2024 Xavier Johnson (Fayetteville Academy): Johnson came out strong to start his weekend at the Phenom Team Camp, using his 6’5 frame well, being active on the floor, creating second-chance opportunities for his team, attacking the glass, and getting downhill to make plays. Loved the energy and motor that he set for his team. 2023 Will Gray (East Forsyth): Gray continues to be a staple here in...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Finale (Part 4)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2022 Chastin Gatewood (Charlotte Supreme)  No player this weekend impressed me more with their consistent play than Chastin Gatewood. The lightning-quick guard has a midrange pull-up that exceeds what I had already recognized as an impressive part of his game last season. Gatewood is a nightmare for defenders to stay in front of in the open floor and can stop almost on a...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1, Part 1)

2026 6’4 Kendre Harrison (CSB 2026): Harrison is a young big that captures your eye with his frame and body early on.  You also have to like his solid hands at an early age, Harrison can really make a presence known down in the paint and it will be interesting to watch him develop down the road. A new name to put on the watch list. 2025 Trevor Best (NLPB): Best is going to be a name that you...

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