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Flomo’s Fab Five Plus One: #PhenomSouthernJam Day 1 Recap

Tonight was the opening night of the #PhenomSouthernJam Session 1. Players competed at a high level, everyone brought their A games setting the tone for the rest of the week. Here are my top performers from Day 1: 2021 6’1 PG Justin Taylor – Team Loaded CVA 15U Taylor was extremely impressive in game 1. He is listed at 6’1 but looks to be more in the 6’3-6’4 range. He is a floor general...

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Coach Rick’s All Tournament Team Phenom Jam Fest 3

Phenom Hoop Report finished its final high school team camp jamboree at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. Again, we had an abundance of talented teams, high level coaches and collegiate prospects at every level. All the games were live streamed via Baller TV and a lot of questions going into the 2018-19 season was answered. Below is my All Tournament list based upon...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 — **COACHES** The Breakout Performers

6’7” 2019 Brice Williams Hopewell HS (Charlotte, NC) The eye opening performances continue for Williams as he is really showing to be one of the top wings the Hoop State has to offer in the 2019 class. He has all the tools, with a lengthy and strong frame, he can handle the ball in tight spaces, create offense and shoot the ball with range. He has great feel and the ability to make those around...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 Standouts — The Young Guns to Watch For (2021 & Below)

6’5” 2021 Jadun Michael Burlington School (Burlington, NC) Michael is a two way stud, who is able to both defend the point of attack and create plays. He has a great frame and is very strong. Burlington School does a great job of setting him up all over the floor to utilize mismatches and give different looks. Michael picked up a Hofstra offer here, his first off, expect many more to come his...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam — Top 10 Performers

What an event it was. There was so much talent in the gym, with a sold out event of some of the top teams from around the region. We had two defending NCHSAA state champions with Independence (4A) and Forest Hills (2A) competing (neither seemed to have lost a beat). It was a great collection of prospects and teams and it was awesome to have 15-20 college coaches in the gym, throughout the day....

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom High School Jam Fest

Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina on Saturday for our High School Jam Fest. The showcase featured over a dozen of quality teams and there was a ton of talent in the gym, but the top players quickly separated themselves from the pack. This article will breakdown the top performers from the event. 6’1 ’19 Nas Tyson (Forest Hills) Throughout the day, no player was more impressive...

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Four to Watch: Phenom Summer Jam

6’0 2021 Breon Pass Pass is a tough young floor general capable of scoring the rock or playmaking for others. Throughout the day Pass displayed a nice first step, the kid had the rock on a string, Pass has a nice lay up package at the cup he converted multiple and ones.  Pass also flashed nice range from deep,   Pass sees the floor extremely well for a young guard at this stage. Pass sold the no...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s HS Jam Fest

6’4 ’22 Jalen Hood-Schifino (Northside Christian) In terms of reputations, there are very few prospects on the East Coast with a more recognizable name than Hood-Schifino. He absolutely has the vision and passing abilities to be a long-term point guard, but he also possesses the necessary size to play on the wing in doses. Hood-Schifino has as much upside as anyone in the gym, especially...

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Midday Standouts at Phenom’s HS Jam Fest

6’6 ’19 Matt Smith (Independence) The unquestioned leader of this Independence squad is Smith. At 6-foot-6, he is a game-changing defender that makes everyone around him better on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Smith utilizes his athleticism to create shots and earn second-chance opportunities on the glass. He knocked down numerous three-pointers in this showing and secured the win as a...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam, Session 1 Mid-Afternoon Standouts

Mid-Afternoon standouts. A sold out list of some of the best high school’s in this region gathered at Proehlific Park to compete against one another at Phenom’s Summer Jam, Session 1. Even early in the morning, first game set of the day the college coaches were baseline and the kids came out to compete. Here are some of the standouts. 6’7” 2019 Brice Williams Hopewell High School (NC) Williams...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s HS Jam Fest

6’7 ’20 Nic McMullen (Ben L. Smith) McMullen marks the newest addition for one of the top public schools in the Greensboro area, Ben L. Smith, and came to this event ready to showcase his intriguing two-way skillset. He strong-armed his way to an excellent scoring performance. McMullen knows how to finish inside and plays with relentlessness on the glass; he will be one of the most vital...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1, Early Standouts

Early morning standouts. A sold out list of some of the best high school’s in this region gathered at Proehlific Park to compete against one another at Phenom’s Summer Jam, Session 1. Even early in the morning, first game set of the day the college coaches were baseline and the kids came out to compete. Here are some of the standouts. 6’3” 2019 Dhieu Deng High Point Central High School (High...

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Bendel’s Best: Scout’s Focus Quick Hitters

6’5 ’22 Marquise Rice The Team Wall combo-wing has already built a reputation as one of the most exciting players in the state of North Carolina. His athleticism and physically advanced frame are both huge assets to Rice’s game. Offensively, the 6-foot-5 prospect has a terrific feel for the game and looks to get to the rim whenever possible, where he frequently finishes with an array of exciting...

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Phenom High School Jam Fest Team Previews: Blythewood

6’4 ’19 Charles “Trae” Jackson This will be Jackson’s fourth year as a varsity basketball player. Although he is labeled as a scorer, he does so much more. He is a tenacious on-ball defender and he led the team in steals. He’s also a very good rebounder. Jackson doubles as a superior ball handler who also takes pride in making plays for others. He is an exciting player to watch and...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1: Must Watch 2021s

6’ 2021 Breon Pass Reidsville HS (Reidsville, NC) Pass is tracking as one of the 10 best players in North Carolina’s 2021 class. He is a highly explosive lead guard who can shoot with range, handle in tight spaces and finish explosively at the rim. Pass has court savvy and toughness, which is why he is also a standout football player. Pass is electric to watch, able to put up big numbers in a...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 Potential Breakouts

6’7” 2019 Brice Williams Hopewell HS (Charlotte, NC)   Williams started to come into his own toward the end of last year, and by all accounts has not slowed down this Summer. Williams really came alive during the NC Top 80, the strong wing showcased the ability to handle, pass and score the ball at each level. His size, strength and ability to create should have D1 coaches swooning over the...

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Keys to Watch: GDS vs HPCA

The return of the Champs The post Will Dillard & John Newman era kicks off here at the Triad Summer league and this group of returnees will have the challenge to live up to Bengals tradition. Who’s Back- 2021 Carson McCorkle, 2019 Michael Fowler, 2019 Nick Evtimov, 2019 Austin Inge, 2019 Noah Dunn. Last season McCorkle played valuable minutes as a frosh so that early experience should only...

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Phenom High School Jam Fest Team Previews: Western Alamance

6’3 ’19 Guard Jayden Neal Neal has length, size, skill and a solid basketball IQ. He has been a tireless worker this summer and will carry most of the scoring load during this upcoming season. He’s a tough offensive player that can score on three levels. That being said, Neal may have more value on the defensive end, where he gets deflections and intercepts the passing lanes, leading to...

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Phenom Hoops High School Jam Fest Team Previews: High Point Christian Academy

  Key Returners: 6’0 ’20 Landon Sutton The leading scorer from last year’s team, Sutton, returns better than before. He’s continually improved his abilities as a passer and all-around scorer, allowing him to toggle between guard positions. Sutton was named to the PACIS All-Conference Team last season. 6’4 ’20 Brycen Thomas Thomas is another returning starter from last season’s team who is...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Christ School)

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview  Christ School (Arden, NC) Coach Scott Willard  By Rick Lewis Last season, Christ School went 22-11 and lost in the NCISAA state quarterfinals to Providence Day by the score of 63-57. This season, Coach Scott Willard has added high national level prospects to the 2017-18 team. In three seasons at Christ School Coach Willard has a 45-18 record during this...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Lincoln Charter (Denver, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Lincoln Charter (Denver, NC) By Jamie Shaw   Phenom Hoop Report travelled down to Denver, North Carolina to cover Lincoln Charter’s open gym. Coach Brad Gabriel has done a fabulous job in building Lincoln Charter into a NCHSAA 1A powerhouse. The school has only had a basketball program for seven years and has made the regionals for the past four years, not to...

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An Insider’s Take: Elijah McCadden Commits to Georgia Southern

An Insider’s Take Elijah McCadden Commits to Georgia Southern By Jamie Shaw 6’6” 2018 Guard – Ranked #17 in NCs 2018 Class McCadden is good, we know this. However, I think what gets lost is how good McCadden really is. He first walked through our doors as a freshman, playing in the prestigious North Carolina Top 80. That event is invite-only and brings together the best players in the state of...

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Taking the Next Step Phenom’s Summer Jam Platform

Phenom Hoops had the luxury of 40 highly talented teams come through our doors for June team camps. Each team wanted to utilize the platform to not only gain exposure for their players but also play against great competition. The competition at our team camps was fierce as we had numerous teams who played in last year’s state championships, players who carry multiple Division 1 offers. The media...

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Phenom Hoops Report: June Breakouts (Part 1)

Phenom Hoops had 40 teams come through our doors in June as we ran our annual Summer Jams. A series of high school team camps we do, Session 1 in Greensboro, NC and Session 2 in Columbia, SC. These events are held so that high school teams are able to get competition during the June team camp season. It is also so these teams can gain exposure for their players. Here are some players who...

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Phenom HS Jam Fest: Guys on the Rise

Here are five names that could see their names rise up the boards after their performances at the HS Summer Jam High School camps are in full swing and during our first Summer Jam Session some of the most talented rosters in the hoop state competed in front of dozens of college coaches. A handful of guys stood out among the bunch for various reasons, we’ll breakdown five guys on the rise this...

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Breakout Performers Phenom’s Summer Jam – Session 1

New names broke out at the HS Summer Jam Fest in North Carolina 6’8” 2020 Todd Burt Word of God (Raleigh, NC) Burt played on Garner’s JV team last year. A transfer (and reclass) to Word of God and Burt is now becoming a high level prospect. Standing around 6’8” now, Burt has incredibly long arms and a wing’s skill set. He led the team in scoring in their final game, dropping 17 points on two...

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Today’s 5 to Know: Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1

Here are five names from the Summer Jam Session I to watch out for. 6’ 2020 Evan Johnson Word of God (Raleigh, NC) Johnson has been a starter for Word of God for two years. Yes, he is only going into the 10th grade, so Johnson is primed for a big year. The team is finally his, until now he has been playing alongside high major talented point guards such as Jalen Harris (Arkansas) and Blake...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 Storylines (Part 1)

This is the third year we have held this team camp and it has grown every year. This year we sold out at 24 teams, and each of these teams are incredibly talented. We have all of our events open to the public, so we want to make sure the public knows what to watch for. Here is part 1 of the storylines to watch. Ben L Smith Vs Lincoln Charter Vs Word of God Lincoln Charter is a defending state...

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