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Apex Friendship Takes Down Lee County Behind Farrar’s 18

Apex Friendship hosted Lee County in a little Pre-Thanksgiving regular season matchup last night. Friendship was in total control throughout the contest and ended up leaving the gym with a   75-47 victory. Let’s take a look at the magical five performers from the game! 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar: Apex Friendship/NC State Signee (18 Points, 7-9 FG) Farrar was a one man wrecking crew in his limited...

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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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Phenom Eastern North Carolina Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Smith   #11: 5’6 ’23 Nick Cuaresma (Homeschooled) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked extremely hard and looked to make an impact however possible, Nick Cuaresma. He’s a young guard prospect with a strong motor, showing a consistent willingness to do the dirty work and make hustle plays on both ends of the floor. Cuaresma knocked down multiple perimeter...

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Coach Rick’s ENC Phenom 150 Super Six and More

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to the JD Lewis Center in Raleigh, North Carolina to host the inaugural Eastern North Carolina Phenom 150 camp. The gym was absolutely filled with quality talent and the overall depth from top to bottom was terrific. There were many outstanding performances by the players throughout the day, but wanted to share my Super Six and More.   6’7 2020 Nick Farrar...

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Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Biggest Stock Movers

Rankings are fluid by nature. There are many changes along with the way and adjustments are made based upon improvements by players and at times when we just miss out on a prospect. As players get older and we have more quality viewings of a player, rankings have a tendency to level out. We won’t get them all right all the time, but our track record over the years have been pretty darn...

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Five Spring Stockrisers in North Carolina’s Class of 2020

As the travel season continues to pick up, so does the overall recruitment process. Players have begun to accumulate offers and under-the-radar guys are becoming more identifiable for college coaches. This article will take a closer look at some of the prospects that are currently blowing up…   6’7 Nick Farrar (Apex Friendship/Team Loaded RDU) It’s easy to see, but no player within the...

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Josh Level Classic Preview: Team Shavers

Over six years ago, Josh Level tragically passed away on the basketball court when his heart stopped from a viral infection. Since then, the folks within the Josh Level Classic and SmileForJosh Foundation have done a valiant job to keep his memory alive while raising money for a truly great cause. This game seems to grow tremendously each year and is now arguably set to have the most talented...

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#AmateurHour (EP41): Ten April StockRisers, Importance of Non-Live Events, and The June Live Period

Jamie Shaw, Jeff Bendel, and Miles Masercola break down 10 guys from the Carolinas that saw their stock rise in the month of April, they talk about the importance of non live events and continue to try and provide some context/clarity to June Live Period events. Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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Recruitment continuing to pick up for 2020 6’8 Nick Farrar

The rise of 2020 forward Nick Farrar has been an exciting ride to watch and one that has risen very quickly over the past few months.  The strong athletic prospect has been one of the top stock risers from the state of North Carolina. Farrar’s recruitment has now gone from no Division I offers to now holding eight currently and that list could continue to grow. First, what does Farrar bring to...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Will Roberson   #6: 5’11 ’22 Cameron Oates (Trinity Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that already looks quite comfortable at running a high-level offense, Cameron Oates. He’s a very quick point guard prospect with quality instincts and the ability to effortlessly set up his teammates. Oates scores the ball pretty well from all levels, but typically looks to...

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2020 BEAST Nick Farrar BREAKS OUT at #NCTop80! Raw Highlights + 1on1 Interview!

Over the last month there may not be a “hotter name” in the Hoop State than Nick Farrar. The 6’7″ junior took a dominating approach to the last half of the high school season and the new started to TAKE OFF! The lefty currently at Apex Friendship High School just plays with the aggressive mean streak of a bull in a china shop! He is above the rim and his motor is...

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2020 NC Top 80 Breakout Performers

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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NC Top 80 Award Winners

Mr. Top 80 #NCTop80 6’8 2020 Josh Hall Moravian Prep (Hickory, NC) Mr. Playmaker #NCTop80 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley Cannon School (Concord, NC) Mr. Defense #NCTop80 6’4 2020 Josh Banks Olympic HS (Charlotte, NC) Mr. Hustle #NCTop80 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar Friendship HS (Apex, NC) Mr. Station #NCTop80 6’4 2021 Bryce Alfino Davidson Day (Davidson,...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#54- 6’5 ’20 Josh Banks- Today was an incredible platform for Banks, as he put the full arsenal on display from start to finish and never let up. He’s always possessed a fluid, well-rounded skillset, but has gotten stronger and more athletic throughout the last few years. Banks is an excellent prospect that all Division I programs should be looking at.   #35- 6’2 ’21 Elijah Jamison- There...

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Farrar Vs. Dunton Lived Up to All the Hype

Coming into the game the natural story line would be how 6’7” junior Nick Farrar would match up with 6’6” sophomore Redford Dunton, or at least that was the storyline, matchup that we were looking hard at. Boy did those two put on a show, but not only did those two play well, 6’4” junior Jayden Beloti had 30 for Friendship and 6’5” sophomore Lucas Taylor had 28 for Heritage. Yes, this game was...

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2020 6’8 Nick Farrar: The Ultimate Stretch 4

Nick Farrar (6’8, 2020 prospect) is not a name many people are talking about. Well at least the casual fans aren’t. College coaches, well that is a different story. While Nick doesn’t have any offers yet, coaches are asking. Rightfully so, there is s much to like in Farrar’s game.  The lefty has ball skills, toughness and is very bouncy. With junior teammates Jayden...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session 3: Evaluation Team 8

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Evaluation Team 8   Team 8 Coach Johnson   #9: 5’8 ’21 Lucas Koivisto (Winston-Salem, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard on both sides of the ball during his time at camp, Lucas Koivisto. He’s a point guard prospect that handled the ball decently well, but made his strongest impact as a spot-up shooter from the perimeter....

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Jamie’s list of Five — 15th Annual Fall NC Phenom 150 Session 3

#60 6’1″ 2021 Lawrence Thomas North Gaston HS (Gastonia, NC) Welcome to the conversation Lawrence. The lefty lead guard has great feel for the game, showcasing the ability to seamlessly play both on or off the ball. He has a jet-quick first step, routinely playing in the paint, and once there he made great decisions between a kick-out, rim attack or pull-up. 2021 is a loaded up class...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Afternoon Standouts

#1-Zehern Hilton- Young point guard prospect that can succeed with or without the ball, given his ability to effectively pass and shoot the ball. Hilton has decent quickness and ball-handling ability.   #6-London Johnson- Young guard prospect with natural ability on the basketball court; he shoots the ball very well from the floor and has an innate playmaking sense. Johnson moves...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 3: Miles’s Standouts

#6 6’0 2023 London Johnson: Comenius School Johnson is a super intriguing prospect due to the fact that he’s super young with an incredible combination of physical gifts and skillset.  He’s already a high level ball handler with a knack for finding his teammates for easy buckets on the break along with being super comfortable creating his own jump shot off the bounce.  At 6’0 it’s really clear...

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Making The Leap: Who’s Next to Jump up the Rankings? 2020 Edition

Whenever any sort of recruiting service puts rankings out there’s a lot of controversy and discussion surrounding where certain players are placed within the rankings, and difference of opinion on the rankings themselves.  It’s a controversial, imperfect system, but it’s the system used throughout the state, region, and country, so get used to it ladies and gentlemen.  For the...

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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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