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Commitment Alert: High Point checks all the boxes for ’22 Sam Perez

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: Sam PerezClass: 2022Committed to: High Point What the Player Said: Phenom: What...

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Team Wall Duo Soaring Under the Radar

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled up to the Virginia Beach Sports Center in the heart of Virginia Beach for our 757 Showcase. While there were many exciting and talented squads on display, Team Wall was arguably the most impressive throughout the event. While we featured Davis Molnar and Amari Pearson in our “Bendel’s Best” from the weekend, there are still other notable players deserving...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom 757 Showcase (Day 1, Part 1)

2024 6’6 Joshua Randolph (All Carolina): Though it didn’t turn into a win, Randolph captured my eyes with his size and length as a 2024 prospect.  He certainly showed his range on Day 1, knocking down multiple threes for his team but with how young he is and his continuing development, he is one to monitor his progression. 2022 Caleb Hymon (Eastern Carolina Phenomz): Hymon and his team started...

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TAR’s Hidden Gem: Sam Perez

Some things regarding the recruiting process are just impossible to understand. While player preference is certainly subjective and something each college coach approaches differently, there is simply no excuse for the lack of recruitment surrounding Sam Perez. After playing on a roster with guys like Tyler Gill, Noah Ross, Kevon Vanderhorst, Jakwon Moore, and other prospects holding Division I...

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NCISAA Team Camp Session 2: Underrated prospects/ New Names/ Teams that impressed (Day 1)

Phenom Hoops was on deck at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Session 2 LIVE Period and it was great to see so many players in action playing in front of college coaches. Day 1 kicked off in what looked to be a terrific event, as we bring you a few underrated prospects, a few new names to learn, and which teams impressed us. Underrated Prospects: 2022 6’8 Sam Perez (Trinity Academy of Raleigh)...

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Trending Upward: Five Obvious Targets for College Coaches

With the travel ball season in full swing, it’s only appropriate that we take a closer look at some notable targets across the state. Usually, countless offers are being thrown around at every turn. However, majority of programs have opted to hold onto their scholarships for as long as possible and ultimate play the waiting game with the Class of 2022. Although coaching staffs are moving and...

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Wayne Country Day Advances to the NCISAA 2A Semifinals with Win Over Trinity Academy

In a Saturday afternoon matchup, Phenom Hoops traveled to Raleigh to see Trinity Academy (11-1) host Wayne Country Day (22-2) for the NCISAA 2A State Quarterfinals. The winner would advance to the state semifinals. We were in for a treat. Both teams came into the matchup averaging 79 points per game, so it was expected to be a high scoring back and forth game. For the first quarter and a half,...

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Standouts from Trinity Academy vs Cary Academy

On Thursday night, Phenom Hoops travelled to Raleigh to watch the non-conference matchup between Trinity Academy and Cary Academy. Trinity Academy came away with the 99-65 win. Let’s take a closer look at the standouts from the game. Noah Ross 6’7 2022 (Trinity Academy) Noah Ross finished the game with 30 points, 14 rebounds, and 2 assists in three quarters. Ross continues make his...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #0: 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Victory Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with...

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Open Gym Report: Trinity Academy of Raleigh

On Friday night, Phenom Hoops attended Trinity Academy’s intrasquad scrimmage. Head Coach Bryan Burrell has built a high level program that consistently competes for championships. Burrell is entering his sixth season as head coach at Trinity. During this time, he has helped numerous players reach their goal of playing at the college level. Just last season, three of their five seniors are...

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POB’s Notes from NC Top 80 (Part 3)

2022 Evan Smith (Ardrey Kell): Smith had a very good camp and really think this is a player that could see an uptick in his recruitment and game this season.  He was shifty in the open floor and was showing how he can be assertive on the court. 2022 Noah Ross (Trinity Academy): Ross is going to be a player that coaches will love and really seems to be taking his game to the next...

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Evening Standouts at Day One of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’4 ’23 Jah Short (Garner Road) There’s a lot to like about this Garner Road roster, and Short has absolutely shined as their leader on both sides of the ball. He’s long, athletic, and quite skilled with impressive defensive prowess. Short has undergone a lot of physical development over the last calendar year, but still looks likely to continue improving. He has no glaring weaknesses and...

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Athens Drive Jamboree Recap

Millbrook in State Championship or Bust Mode Having seen them both in the past 5 days, Millbrook and North Meck should be considered the odds on favorites to meet in the 4A state championship game come March. With Millbrook having been in this event, let’s talk on them. Their size is unmatched, but what makes it special is their size’s combination with the ability to move their feet...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons   #38: 5’10 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Veritas Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that understands how to effectively run a team with poise and maturity, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, team-first guard with a strong motor, skillset, and balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier...

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Phenom Hoops Podcast: Recapping the Phenom ENC 150/ Player standouts and breakdown

The guys are back at it again, sitting down to discuss and break down players from the Phenom ENC 150. See what we had to say about some of the players.

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ENC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp – 2021 Standouts

The great part of any Phenom 150 Exposure Camp is the platform it provides to allow players to breakout. Every camp we host, there are numerous prospects we already know, prospects who we haven’t seen in a while and prospects we have never heard of and are putting eyes on for the first time. The platform has been built as such that every student-athlete in attendance gets seen and gets an...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 9

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 9   Team 9 Coach: Roland Whitley   #20:5’10 ’22 Luke Trogden (Asheboro, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard to contribute during his time at camp, Luke Trogden. He’s a young guard prospect that can do a little bit of everything while operating within the team concept. Trogden doesn’t force the issue on...

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North Carolina 2021s Poised to Breakout (Part One)

Every year in the #HoopState there’s a crop of fresh faces making names for themselves on the court.  Although camps and AAU give these kids an opportunity to create exposure for themselves, but there’s absolutely nothing like the High School season.  Students, fans, and sometimes the entire city will fill the gym in hopes of seeing basketball in its purest form and the...

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Midday Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#25-Malcolm Knight- Tough, scrappy two-way guard that takes legitimate pride in his defensive presence. He has great quickness, which seamlessly translates to both sides of the ball and allows him to touch the paint with frequency.   #87-Jake Miller- High-motor guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first approach to every single possession. His top priorities are making the smart play,...

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First Slate Stars: #NCPhenom150 Session Two

#5 5’7 2021 Kadyn Dawkins: Eastern Guilford Dawkins is an incredibly crafty lead guard that simply plays the game the right way.  As soon as he gets the ball he’s looking where it should go next and almost always delivers a well timed, accurate pass leading to an easy transition bucket.  Will definitely be one to watch for years to come in the triad and beyond. #133 6’4 2021 Elijah...

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Today’s Three to Know: Apex Friendship Team Camp: Day One

Another great day in the HoopState is upon us and another great day of basketball over here at Apex Friendship Team Camp featuring some RDU area public school which consistently feature a lot of high level talent.  Here are the three to know from day one of action over here. 6’0 2020 Isaac Sinclair: Chapel Hill HS Sinclair has been one of the more fun kids to watch and track throughout the...

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