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Commitment Alert: ETSU secures third commitment for 2022 in Jeremy Gregory

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: Jeremy GregoryClass: 2022Committed to: East Tennessee State What the Player...

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Freshly Departed Prospects from North Carolina

Player movement has become a common practice within the overall grassroots landscape, and the prospects within North Carolina are no exemption. Whether for exposure, playing opportunities, or something different, guys have found ways to maneuver around various obstacles within the high school scene. The development of programs like Link Year Prep and Vertical Academy have followed somewhat in...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part Three

Best Defender: 6’0 ’22 Mustapha Shah 6’4 ’22 Elijah Burnett 6’3 ’22 Amari Pearson Although Burnett and Pearson are legitimately phenomenal defenders, Shah’s unique ability to mirror opponents through a combination of strength, quickness, and anticipation makes him an absolute terror defensively. He plays with a high motor and gets involved in the offensive action whenever necessary, but truly...

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Bendel’s Best: Champion Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina to kick-off the loaded month of July. The two-day event featured various teams preparing for the upcoming LIVE periods, which naturally made for some exciting competition and noteworthy standouts. Let’s take a closer look at some personal favorites… 6’5 ’22 Brayden Baker (Atlanta...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Champion Showcase

5’11 ’23 Kennard Davis (Team Charlotte) Although Team Charlotte always seems to have a balanced approach, Davis regularly shined as a two-way floor general for this group. He’s slightly undersized but still knows how to harass and overwhelm opposing guards defensively at the point of attack. Davis does a terrific job of probing the defense, touching the paint, and making smart decisions with the...

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Looking to be more dominant: 2022 Jeremy Gregory (North Meck/Team Charlotte)

2022 Jeremy Gregory has been one of the premier bigs in the state of North Carolina and he is looking to showcase that he can be an even more dominant forward on the court.  When you talk about his game, Gregory has some of the best hands as a big with great touch, while he continues to put in the work in developing more of his overall game. This past season, Gregory was certainly one of...

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Division I talent everywhere you look for Team Charlotte 2022

It is an easy statement to make but one that you can say almost every year… Team Charlotte 17u is absolutely LOADED with talent that will have college coaches flocking their way.  Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them start the travel ball season at the Queen City Showcase.  This is a team coached by Derius McInnis, who has done an outstanding job with this group over the years.  When diving...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Queen City Showcase Day 2 (Part 1)

2022 Justin Monden (All-Carolina): Though a smaller guard he was assertive on offense to start Day 2 for his team. Shows that he is a crafty guard that can create for himself and is effective from multiple levels of the floor. Smooth jumper to his game.  2022 Syncere Lynch (Team HoopState): Lynch played strong to start Day 2, really attacking and being aggressive.  He was able to show...

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Ardrey Kell advances to the NCHSAA 4A championship

Ardrey Kell advances to the NCHSAA 4A championship  In a game that absolutely lived up its billing. North Mecklenburg and Adre Kell played at a high level for the opportunity to play for the state championship. You have two of the best high school coaches in the state. Both teams are well coached and as expected, the game came down to the final possession. It was one of the best high school...

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North Mecklenburg vs Vance

Only eight miles separates North Mecklenburg and Vance. On Thursday night, Vance made the trip to North Mecklenburg. It was North Mecklenburg’s Senior Night, and they were ready to honor those seniors from the opening possession. Davidson commit, Chris Ford, set the tone early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. He knocked down the midrange jumper, and later converted on the...

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Open Gym Report: North Mecklenburg High School

On Monday, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to travel down to Charlotte and watch North Meck practice. Coach Duane Lewis is one of the best coaches in the state. He has done an exceptional job with his teams every year. Last year, North Meck won the state championship and finished top 25 in the country.  We were extremely impressed with how Coach Lewis ran his practice. His players competed...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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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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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 2)

2022 6’6 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford continues to make his game known and he continues to expand with how he can operate on the court.  First off, he looks and plays like a grown man on the court, physically outmatching everyone for the most part.  But it is his work ethic on both sides that should have big-time schools calling his way. 2022 6’4 Silas Demary (Chris Clemons...

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Diving into the roster: North Meck

North Mecklenburg High School went 30-1 last season bringing home the 4A championship. They’ll bring back 8 players from their previous roster. Even though they lost three senior starters and another three role players who transferred out, they reloaded with quick and explosive guard play. This article will take a look at their new and exciting roster for this season.

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POB’s Summer Stock Risers (Part 1)

It certainly hasn't been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, lets start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several-part series, with several more coming your way.

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2021 6’1 Collin Mills (Team Vision NC 17u): Mills was the main scoring threat for Team Vision, showing his ability to score on multiple levels.  Whether it was spotting up from the perimeter with a smooth outside shot, attacking and pulling up with a mid-range shot, or attacking the rim, Mills was able to do it multiple ways.  He doesn’t try to force anything on the court and plays...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 3)

2022 6’7 Jeremy Gregory (Team Charlotte 16u): Gregory really got after it to start his day, going for 20 points in the win.  Gregory got to his spots, reacted quickly in the post and used his big hands to softly get the ball on the rim and score.  He did it multiple times, as well as continue to run the court well. 2022 Freddie Dilione (Big Shots Elite NC 2022 Lewis): Dilione not only...

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North Meck Set to Continue Their Reign of Dominance

The high school basketball landscape is in constant flux, whether from players transferring, prep schools emerging, or something in between. These common situations have made it extremely difficult for most programs, as the roster turnover is greater than ever before. However, North Meck has been a sheer model of consistency since the turn of the millennium. Coach Duane Lewis should be credited...

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Colby’s Queen City Recap

The Phenom Hoops Queen City Showcase was a loaded event with talent and competitiveness throughout all of the divisions. This was my first opportunity to see a lot of these players in live action. Here are just a few players who stuck out to me, regardless of class and projection level. This does not include players who have already committed. Will...

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6’8 2022 Jeremy Gregory, “Mr. Production.”

Jeremy Gregory Jeremy Gregory is the epitome of productivity. He quietly goes about his work each and every game. Whether it is for his high school team, North Mecklenburg, or for Team Charlotte, his travel ball team. Gregory is the type of player that plays well within the framework of the game. He has the ability to post up or step out and hit the midrange jumper or occasionally knock down a...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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North Mecklenburg Advances to the NCHSAA 4A Championship

North Mecklenburg Advances to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship  North Mecklenburg 86 Olympic 78 Coach Duane Lewis and his North Mecklenburg Vikings advance to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. North Mecklenburg is blessed with tremendous talent, but it was 6’1 unsigned senior Shamann Artis that may have made the play of the game, and maybe the play of the year for North Mecklenburg. Leading...

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North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final

North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final  It was a repeat performance for North Mecklenburg in the NCHSAA 4A Sectional Final. The season started with a 79-55 win over Independence, and North Mecklenburg once again posted an almost identical 77-54 win to advance to the NCHSAA 4A Regional Final against Olympic. North Mecklenburg jumped out to a 20-15 first quarter lead and never...

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North Mecklenburg “Statement Win”

North Mecklenburg “Statement Win” North Mecklenburg 95 Vance 55 In a game that was sold out around 5:00pm, no one expected the total dominance of North Mecklenburg in their early season IMECK conference road win at Vance. For North Mecklenburg, it was just one of the nights where almost everything went well. For Vance, it was also one of those nights, but on the other side of the perspective....

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North Mecklenburg captures conference road win

North Mecklenburg 67 Hough 56 Phenom Hoops travelled to Cornelius, North Carolina to cover the I Meck 4A matchup between North Mecklenburg and Hough. North Mecklenburg entered the contest with a 12-1 record with their lone loss coming to nationally ranked Mountain Brook of Alabama. Hough came into the contest with a 11-2 record, which is the best start in school history.  Hough came out hot...

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Who is North Carolina’s Best Public School Team?

Nothing seems to excite folks more than the weekly debate surrounding which teams fall into the upper echelon of rankings. Whether public, private, or both, everyone has a case to represent their cause. That being said, public school basketball in North Carolina has been as impressive as ever through the first month of the season. Three programs, Farmville Central, Millbrook, and North...

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