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Immediate 2024 Recruiting Targets: Bigs in North Carolina (Part 2)

2024 6’8 Ty Outlaw (Burlington School): There is no doubt that Outlaw brings a physical nature to the court that should catch the attention of college coaches. Outlaw can physically dominate opponents down in the paint with a blend of strength and athleticism, bullying through defenders, attacking the boards, and finishing strong through contact and at the rim.  He is one that doesn’t need...

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Needing a Big' ' Seniors to look at Immediately in NC/SC (Part 1)

Taky Prosper 2024 Darius Carr (Gray Collegiate Academy): Carr is a player we have talked about a lot recently, and was the one that inspired me for this article. Carr had a tremendous showing at the SC Top 80, and is an underrated forward who plays the game the right way, has a strong feel for the game down in the paint, works hard, and has the right mindset both on and off the court.' He is...

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

2024 Bobby Cannon (Forsyth Country Day): What a camp it was for Cannon, as he impressed me extremely with his mindset, his leadership, and the offensive showing he put on at the camp. Averaging 21 points per game, Cannon was operating from all levels as the 6'10 prospect and was an effective scorer throughout. With his length and ability to finish around the basket as well as step out, Cannon...

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The Burlington School is going to be able to hurt you in several ways this season

The Hoop State Fall League continues, as we finished up with Week 3 of action and getting a better view of teams and what they have to offer this upcoming season.  One team that I was able to check out in Cox Mill was Team Push, who represents The Burlington School.  Under head coach George Marshall this year, TBS certainly should have their eyes on the prize once again. And even...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Coach Rick’s TOC (Part 1)

2024 Cal Barrett (NC Spartans Liles): Barrett is a 6'9 prospect that can be effective and used in a variety of ways on the court.' He operates very well in pick-and-pop situations, knocking down mid-range and stepping out behind the arc. But with his size as well, he can be a nice presence in the paint and on the boards.' An underrated talent to look at more in my opinion. 2026 Sam Quebedeaux...

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The Burlington School Continues to Roll

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to various different locations for the June Live Period. Between the talent in Advance and Greensboro, there was plenty of buzz about the NCHSAA and NCISAA competition throughout the weekend. Although the public-school event was at capacity for most of the weekend, Greensboro Day School (as expected) hosted an extremely entertaining three-day slate of...

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NCISAA LIVE Sideline Report: Stockrisers

Mason Smith Phenom Hoops was on deck this past weekend at Greensboro Day for the NCISAA LIVE Period Session 1, where we have a great chance to view teams and players of all ages and levels.' So we are wanting to dive into more of what we saw, bring you names that impressed us, and put names on college coaches' radars.' Here are players that have flown under the radar, but made an impression on...

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Potter’s Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

By: Brody Potter 2024 Isaiah Otyaluk (NC GBB): A great athlete, with long arms. He has an impressive ability not many guys have, and that is to guard'1-4. He wreaks havoc'on defense with long arms, and great hustle. Not only is he a great defender he can score the ball on all three levels, especially from the 3pt line; he can’t be left open. 2026 Tarris Bouie (Chambers): Bouie s a tall...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at John Wall Invitational (Part 1)

2023 Nic Anthony (Raleigh Christian): The senior guard came out red hot in this game, showing his ability to be a huge perimeter threat and ended the game going 5-for-6 from behind the arc on his way to 17 points.  He moved well in getting to his spots for his shot and was able to knock down shots with a ton of confidence. But he also was strong being another ballhandler on the floor for...

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Recruitment should continue to rise: Phenom Holiday Classic

2025 Isaiah Henry (Cannon): Think it is only going to be a matter of time for this young sophomore, but Isaiah Henry has been showing us A LOT early on this season; his game has matured, and he is understanding and adding more to his game, and is really stepping up as an overall leader and go-to player. Henry continues to mix up his offensive game, showing that he can be productive from outside...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ricky Moore #5: 5'11 '25 Mason Dobie (First Flight) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a very steady, reliable presence, Mason Dobie. He's a tough, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to produce from either backcourt position. Dobie handles the ball well, gets others involved, and can create off the bounce, but is also capable of...

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Player Standouts at Hoopstate Fall League

6'1 '23 Jaiden Thompson (Team Force) Although the twins receive a lot of attention (and rightfully so), Thompson is as valuable and important as anyone to the success of this team. For all intents and purposes, he could be considered the third brother. Thompson adds another reliable guard presence with IQ, vision, toughness, and scoring prowess. In this showing, he created shots, hit jumpers,...

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Open Gym Report: The Burlington School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina for our annual open gym tour. The Spartans have turned a lot of heads over the last decade between guys like Ron Johnson, Will Robertson, and Ryan Bernardi. Now, George Marshall is at the helm and folks still have plenty to be excited about. He's already asserted his culture, leadership presence, and...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Hardwood Classic

6'7 '23 Ty Outlaw (Team Trezz) The Team Trezz roster is loaded with talent, and Outlaw has performed very well throughout the course of the weekend. He's a big, strong-bodied post prospect with mobility, rebounding ability, and useful defensive instincts. Outlaw altered shots, positioned himself for success on the glass, and didn't force the action offensively. College-level player.  5'6...

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