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John Wall Day 1 Standouts

6’9 2023 Torey Alston (Winston-Salem Christian) The Sam Houston State commit led the way for Winston-Salem Christian in their opening round win. While the game was close at half, Alston made his presence felt, scoring 14 of his 20 points in the second half. Although he led the game in scoring, Alston is a difference maker on the defensive end. He guards multiple positions, protects the rim, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from John Wall Invitational (Day 1) (Part 1)

2024 Lewis Walker (Winston Salem Christian): It seems that every time I watch Walker, he is producing and helping lead his team. He did so once again on Day 1, continuing to display his ability to make plays for himself, put the ball on the deck and be physical, and finding ways to score around the basket but also showing more of how he has expanded his game. Not sure what else this young man...

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Top Performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

Here is a list of the top performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest presented by Fit for Life 24. Calvary DayJaydin Spillman – 12 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 steals on Saturday. Isaiah Ramazani – 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on Saturday. Carmel ChristianKaleb Siler – 20 points and 6 rebounds on Friday. Jaeden Mustaf – 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Lakesgiving (Day 2, Part 2)

2023 Rashad McCormick (Hough): McCormick is a player that has been going under the radar here in North Carolina but his stock should start rising even more with college programs. The 6’6 prospect continues to show that he can be a force around the basket with his athleticism and length, but he also shows that he be a mismatch with his ability to step out.  McCormick did a great job in finishing...

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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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Commitment Alert: 2023 Torey Alston commits to Sam Houston State

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: Torey AlstonClass: 2023Committed to: Sam Houston State What Was Said by Phenom...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Jabarr Adams #3: 5’11 ’24 Quay Watson (Hopewell) Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses a really balanced skillset and approach, Quay Watson. He’s a smart, polished point guard prospect with the ability to run a team, get others involved, and apply efficient scoring pressure from all three levels. Watson handles the ball with poise, creates clean looks for...

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Stockrisers from NC Top 80 (Class of 2023)

Another outstanding North Carolina Top 80 event has come and gone, and the talent was fun to watch. Some of the biggest names were all under one building and so many players could be found making this list, but these are a few players from the Class of 2023 that really popped off with their play at the event. 2023 6’8 Torey Alston (Winston Salem Christian): Alston had a great day of basketball,...

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Notable Risers in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops released our updated rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023. There are always a ton of subplots and headlines worthy of attention, including which players have taken the biggest jump (whether ability or recruitment) and who is still being “slept on” according to the masses. It’s always important to remind the general public that rankings have no real significance in...

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Becoming a Priority for Division I Coaches: 6’9 Torey Alston

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina for our annual Hardwood Classic. The event allowed teams to get some additional preparation in before the upcoming live period—which will mark the final of the season. There were various guys worthy of attention from college coaches, but this article will specifically highlight the top...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Hardwood Classic

2023 DJ Jackson (NC Rise): Coming off an offer, Jackson really came out here strong once again on Day 2 at the Hardwood Classic, putting on a show for 30+ points and leading his team to a tough victory to start the day.  Whether it was creating off the dribble, getting by defenders, knocking down shots from three, or just being a playmaker, Jackson stepped up in a BIG way and really showed out....

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Player Standouts at Phenom Hardwood Classic

6’9 ’23 Torey Alston (Team Trezz) Although there were a variety of quality prospects in attendance, Alston was arguably more impressive than anyone. He’s a long, wiry, fluid post prospect with impressive physical tools and a blossoming skillset. Alston already possesses touch, rebounding ability, and rim-protection instincts—which allows him to effectively control the paint on both ends of the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from LaMelo Ball Invitational (Day 2, Part 1)

2025 Melvin Teal Jr. (SHOTS United): Teal continues to impress and is a young player to watch out for in South Carolina.  He sports a strong frame and really love his activity level on either end.  On Day 2 early, he was able to play with tremendous energy, showing he can make an impact on the defensive end but also be a strong finisher and get to the basket. 2022 Devon Slagle (NLPB 2022 Best):...

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Size could be found at Phenom Team Camp

The Phenom Team Camp in Advance was off the charts, giving Phenom Hoops and college coaches of talent all around the state more on the public side. A trend that we started following throughout the event though was just the amount of size that could be found and honestly, big men that have gone under the radar so far. So, here is a list of players that has length and size with their frame that...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 2)

6’7 2024 Cal Barrett (Bishop McGuinness) A prospect I was able to catch at the tail-end of the day, Cal Barrett is a promising, wiry, shot-altering forward. Barrett has shown an ability to step out behind the three point line and knock down catch-and-shoot jumpers, along with his current niche on the defensive end. Barrett will anchor this team’s disciplined approach on defense, given his...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Team Camp (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Etienne Strothers (Menchville)Menchville came down to NC and really caught our eyes, hard not to though with the way they play and a guy like Etienne at the helm. He’s got a lot of components to piece together an all around floor game where he can score it with swiftness and find the opportunities to gift others buckets. He turns the corner so quickly and can get to any of...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: Team Trezz

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. Team Trezz Eli Preddy- Well-rounded guard with IQ and a quick first step. Handles the ball...

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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2023 Torey Alston

Player: Torey AlstonClass: 2023Height: 6’8School: Liberty Christian School There is no shortage of talent around the state but it is also true that there are several players that go flying under the radar as well.  One player that may be doing just that is 2023 6’8 Torey Alston at Liberty Christian high school in Durham, NC. The lengthy prospect has been putting up some impressive numbers...

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