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College programs catching on quickly with 2025 Preston Copeland

Phenom Hoops continues to bring attention to players that are part of the Class of 2025, and one forward that has really seen his stock rise quickly has been 2025 6'7 Preston Copeland from Raleigh Christian Academy. But Copeland was one that grabbed our attention over two years ago and is one that we featured again last year.' He also is the younger brother of Isaac Copeland who was from Raleigh...

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John Wall Day 2 Standouts

6'0 2023 Amari Richardson (Panther Creek) Amari Richardson started off day two of The John Wall with a team-high 22 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals. The senior guard shot the ball extremely well from behind the arc, going 4-7 from three. Richardson has the ability to knock down shots both off the catch and the bounce. He has an extremely smooth release on his jumper. Richardson also...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at John Wall Invitational (Part 2)

2023 Mayar Wol (Word of God): It was good to see our guy back on the court and he shined once again on the big stage. When you walk about Wol’s game, he is such a tough matchup in how he can operate, his ability to stretch the court, and how he uses his length. Wol is smooth from the perimeter but also did a great job in attacking in transition and finishing with power at the rim. There is...

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Player Standouts at Ancore Invitational

6'6 '23 Clinton Efinda (Combine Regional) It doesn't take very long to identify Efinda as one of the most talented players on this roster. He's a big, strong, physical wing prospect with the ability to get downhill and finish above the rim or through contact seemingly whenever he wants. Efinda is a capable creator and perimeter shooter who forces opponents to respect his spot-up presence. He's a...

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Standouts: Winston-Salem Christian vs Raleigh Christian

To start with, Sam Houston State commit 6’8 2023 Torey Alston (Winston-Salem Christian) was tremendous all game. He is the heart and soul of this team, and impacts the game on both ends. His motor is nonstop. Combine that with his length, athleticism, and skillset, he not only produces right now, but has tremendous long-term potential. Alston finished with 9 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists,...

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Cooper's Developments: HoopState League Championship Day 1

By; Cooper Hart Jordan Durham ' '24 Wing ' The Burlington School Jordan has really bought into his role as a swiss army knife on offense and a high-level point-of-attack defender on defense. His shot selection and decision-making have improved each week that he's been here. His height, length, and athleticism combination make him a versatile defender by default, and with his instincts and timing...

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Prospects to Know in North Carolina's Class of 2025

The last few days have been flooded with discussions about rankings, their value, and what it entails for these young prospects. Whether justified or not, the crosshairs are currently being aimed at those making decisions within the national spotlight. Understandably, saying 'rankings don't matter' isn't quite as applicable as before (simply due to money and newly introduced...

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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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Notable Watchlist Prospects in North Carolina's Class of 2025

We've roughly reached the halfway point of the travel ball season, which typically means the bitter end for graduated seniors and the transition period for young freshman. There are a lot of talented, young prospects within the state of North Carolina'especially in the Class of 2025. Our rankings are filled with noteworthy names who vary in production and long-term upside (though many...

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Notable Freshmen from Phenom Spring Tip-Off

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility to continue carrying onward with our travel ball season. The Spring Tip-Off featured a variety of intriguing teams from all age groups, and each had their own collection of standouts. While there were a ton of guys worth noting, this article will take a closer look at a few prospects who are concluding their...

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Keep an eye on 2025 6'7 Preston Copeland

Player: Preston CopelandClass: 2025Height: 6'7School: Raleigh Christian AcademyAAU: Garner Road At the start of the season, it always excites us at Phenom Hoops to find those young new names, the next wave of talent coming through the state of North Carolina.  One player that we first saw even BEFORE the season was 2025 Preston Copeland at Raleigh Christian Academy. Back in September,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 1)

2025 Jerquarius Stanback (NLPB): One to certainly monitor in the class of 2025 here in North Carolina, as the young forward brings tremendous length to the court. Still young and developing, really liked his presence around the basket, finishing strong but also being a presence defensively around the basket, walling up and making it difficult for his opponents. 2027 Brennan Jefferson (Garner...

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A Team to Watch: Raleigh Christian Academy

What is great about the Hoop State League, and really any fall league, during this time is that it gives us a chance to see teams in action and really get a glimpse of what each program is bringing to the table this upcoming season.' Phenom Hoops was on deck for the Week 1 action in Raleigh and though there were a few teams that really captured our eyes, it was Raleigh Christian Academy that had...

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