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Jr. Kelton Talford taking advantage of opportunity at Winthrop

It is always great to see a player continue to develop and improve their game at the next level, taking advantage of the opportunities that are available for them.  One player that has taken a huge leap from last year to this year has been Winthrop’s Kelton Talford, who is posting terrific numbers to start the season. The 6’7 junior forward played in 31 games last year, averaging 17.0...

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A Dynamic Duo: JP and Snook Peterkin

Brothers are a fairly uncommon occurrence in the high school basketball scene. Sure, the Langleys (KJ, Kam, Kobe, Keyshaun), Simpkins (Tajuan and Takai), and Daniels (Chase and Carson) are some examples from recent years, but these are mainly twin pairings. Even more seldom do we see brothers with a multi-year age gap get to play together, yet the Peterkins are doing exactly that at Mount Tabor....

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The Talent Runs Deep at the #PhenomTourneyTown (December 9-10)

Phenom Hoops continues to bring you some of the best events in high school basketball around North Carolina, and this weekend will be no different at Ben L. Smith High School in Greensboro for the Phenom Tourney Town Showcase, sponsored by Healthy Blue NC. The talent that will be on display at the event will be off the charts, as you will be hearing these names playing at the next level. Check...

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2025 Montana Wheeler adds more offers to his list early on

Player: Montana WheelerClass: 2025Position: GuardSchool: Houston Christian (TX) Phenom Hoops continues to bring you some of the top recruiting news around the country, and we head back to Texas to learn more about a rising guard that has the attention of several teams early on.  2025 Montana Wheeler from Houston Christian (TX) has been elevating and developing his game as a guard, and schools...

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Lady Phenom Spotlight: 2025 Aubrey Phanton (First Flight)

Player: Aubrey PhantonClass: 2025Position: CenterSchool: First Flight We continue to spotlight players around the state of North Carolina with Lady Phenom Hoops, and one player that we recently saw at the Good Guys vs. Cancer event was 2025 Aubrey Phanton from First Flight high school. As a freshman last year, Phanton had a solid year playing 24 games and averaging 6.6ppg and 5.5rpg.  And...

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2023 6’9 Alvaro Folgueiras (DME Academy) is a player worth looking at

Player: Alvaro FolgueirasClass: 2023Height: 6’9School: DME Academy NationalPosition: Forward There are still players that are available in the class of 2023, and one that you may want to look at more is 2023 6’9 Alvaro Folgueiras from DME Academy National.  Folgueiras is one that is still adjusting to the game but you see the flashes in what he can provide on the court, and his best days...

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Offer-Worthy Seniors from Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

6’8 Jajuan Nicholls (NC GBB) It’s difficult to find a reason as to why Jajaun Nicholls isn’t being recruited by more college coaches. He’s a strong, mobile post prospect with a steady presence on both ends of the floor. Nicholls possesses touch and can reliably finish with either hand around the basket or knock down the occasional midrange jumper. He gives consistent effort on the glass and...

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Is the NCHSAA 4A Classification a Wide-Open Race?

Projecting title contenders in high school basketball is an interesting exercise, especially within the public-school ranks. Each year, scouts, players, and spectators generate discussion prior to the season as to who will claim the top spot, but the games still have to be played. Plenty of people were ready to go ahead and give the championship trophy out at the start of the season. Things...

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Phenom Player Spotlight: 2023 Jaden Lyles (Rocky River)

Player: Jaden LylesClass: 2023Height: 6’1School: Rocky River There are players all around the region that can go a bit under the radar and one of those players that should be earning more interest is 2023 6’1 Jaden Lyles from Rocky River.  When you look at his stats last year and this year and also get a view of his game and impact, Lyles is one that can help a program.  He posted averages of...

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Underrated Prospects from Good Guys vs. Cancer

2024 Tyler Whitehurst (Riverside-Martin): Whitehurst is a 6’0 guard that showed his ability to knock down shots with range, score and create well, and be a leader on the court.  He has a quick first step and creates well with his handles, as he doesn’t lack any confidence with his shot, especially from three. 2023 Stylz Gardner (Peninsula Catholic): Gardner played really well throughout the...

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Continuing to develop her game: 2024 Molly Burns (Ardrey Kell)

Player: Molly BurnsClass; 2024School: Ardrey Kell There are so many players out there in North Carolina that are deserving of recognition and 2024 Molly Burns from Ardrey Kell is one of them.  The junior guard has been a consistent force on the court with her ability to create and also her shot-making ability. Burns is a scrappy prospect on the floor, loves to compete, and is a leader on...

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Players for College Coaches to Check Out More: Good Guys vs. Cancer

2024 Kaleb Spencer (Manteo): Spencer is a new name that caught our interest and with him being so far east, he may be one that falls through the cracks.  But we are here to bring more light his way, as the 6’6 forward is a developing prospect to look out for. Spencer is a blossoming talent that shows great flashes with his ability to run and finish at the rim, his hands and impact on the boards,...

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Kaden Hammond Transfers to The Burlington School

Earlier today, Kaden Hammond announced his transfer to The Burlington School and reclassification into the Class of 2025. While there should be a ton of excitement surrounding the move, it’s important to look at the bigger picture in order to properly understand what this means for Hammond and the Spartans going forward. After suffering a major departure on the interior, Hammond steps...

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Top Performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

Here is a list of the top performances from the Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest presented by Fit for Life 24. Calvary DayJaydin Spillman – 12 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 steals on Saturday. Isaiah Ramazani – 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists on Saturday. Carmel ChristianKaleb Siler – 20 points and 6 rebounds on Friday. Jaeden Mustaf – 18 points, 7 rebounds, 5...

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Worthy of Attention: John Marshall is a Special Group

Given their history as a program, it probably isn’t much of a hot-take to reference John Marshall as a noteworthy squad. However, in a time when public schools have begun to fade, Ty White and his slew of talented prospects have maintained their success. Over the last decade, the Justices have won nearly five times more games than they’ve lost—and it’s not by accident. Their group traveled down...

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Phenom Four Corners: Latest Recruiting News (12.5.22)

Indiana visit was “crazy” for 2025 Trey McKenney, other schools staying strong 2025 Trey McKenney is regarded as one of the top players in the country for his class, and several schools are making him a priority early on. One school that has been looking at him has been Indiana, and the 2025 guard recently took a visit to the program as the Hoosiers took on North Carolina. “It was crazy, the...

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Start Learning Their Name: Freshmen Standouts at Good Guys vs. Cancer

Kobe Edwards 2026 6’0 Kobe Edwards (Greenfield): Edwards was one of the most impressive freshmen that I saw at the event; I was blown away by what I saw and I’m very excited to see how he continues to develop his game.  But the 6’0 point guard was electric with the ball in his hands, showing his speed, his ability to create, and most importantly, his understanding of the game.  He is a young...

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Lady Phenom Spotlight: 2023 Kirsten Lewis-Williams (Lake Norman)

Name: Kirsten Lewis-WilliamsClass: 2023School: Lake NormanHeight: 5’10 Offers: St. Peter’s, East Tennessee State, multiple D2 offers Phenom Hoops continues to spot talent on the girls side here in the region and one player that we have watched on several occasions has been 2023 5’10 Kirsten Lewis-Williams.  Her play has led the charge at Lake Norman, one of the top teams in the state. And with...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Good Guys vs. Cancer (Part 2)

2024 Zion Walker (TBS): Walker just seems like his game has taken another level in what he is showing on the court, as he had another outstanding performance with 31 points.  Walker just screams toughness and competitiveness on the court; his ability to get downhill and force players to foul or with him finishing is big time.  He is also a tremendous leader, rugged, a tremendous two-way...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

6’7 ’23 David Peral (Mount Tabor) Various players have shown progression within this Spartan roster, but Peral’s growth has been truly unbelievable. Since the start of the travel ball season, arguably no player has improved more. He’s a scrappy, low-maintenance big man who understands how to play hard, do the dirty work, and outplay his assignment on both ends of the floor. Peral effectively...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Good Guys vs. Cancer (Part 1)

2023 Will Waughtel (Manteo): Even though it was bright and early in the morning on Saturday, Waughtel must have woken up on the right side of the bed because he was a game-changer with his outside shooting. Waughtel hit seven 3-pointers to lead his team with 28 points in what was an impressive victory to start the day. He stepped up, got to his spots, and knocked down shots with a ton of...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Good Guys vs. Cancer

2026 Isaac Ellis (Moravian Prep): The youngest prospect on the court stepped up in a big way for his team, leading the charge with 22 points on Day 2 and showcasing a nice blend of playmaking and scoring ability. Ellis continues to showcase his ability to make plays and create off the dribble, finding his spots, finding small openings for his shot, and his quick release from three. Really liked...

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Player Standouts at Tyler Lewis Hoop Fest

6’8 ’23 Tyson Barrett (Quality Education) No matter the setting or context, folks can rely on Barrett to stand out as a constant leader and tone-setter for the Pharaohs. He has a low-maintenance way of producing within the flow of the offense and capitalizing on finishing opportunities from rebounds, post-ups, and off-ball cuts. Barrett draws fouls on a consistent basis and knocks down free...

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Storylines to Watch for on Day 1 of the #TylerLewisHoopFest

One of the top teams back in action Carmel Christian will be back in action and there is no denying that they are one of the top teams in the state and should be considered a national program with the talent they bring to the table.  Carmel is coming off a great start to the season with impressive wins, and they are back in the spotlight once again with Phenom Hoops, as players like 2024...

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Players for College Coaches to Monitor at Tyler Lewis Hoopfest (Day Two)

*Does not include anyone signed/committed* Walkertown: 6’4 ’23 Zion Moye 6’0 ’24 Jaden Tyson 5’11 ’24 Zakhi Mitchell Mount Tabor: 5’9 ’23 Jamarien Peterkin 6’6 ’23 David Peral Northwest Guilford: 6’1 ’23 Jacob Huitsing 6’0 ’24 Tanner Ballou  Chatham Charter: 6’2 ’23 Adam Harvey 6’2 ’23 Aamir Mapp 6’4 ’23 Jacob Ridgill Winston-Salem Christian: 6’0 ’23 TJ Cave  6’2 ’23 Joshua Lemons 6’4...

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Players for College Coaches to Monitor at Tyler Lewis Hoopfest (Day One)

*Does not include underclassmen or anyone signed/committed* Quality Education: 6’5 ’23 Nigel Okwakol 6’8 ’23 Tyson Barrett 6’2 ’23 Keyon Webb 6’2 ’24 Jermaurhiyun Anderson 6’9 ’24 Bobby Cannon NC GBB: 6’2 ’24 Caden Bell 6’7 ’24 Isaiah Otyaluk Lake Norman: 6’4 ’23 Henderson Williams 5’10 ’24 Will Googins Mount Tabor: 5’9 ’23 Jamarien Peterkin 6’6 ’23 David Peral Dudley: 5’9 ’23 Denzel Foster 6’6...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Good Guys vs. Cancer

2025 Aubrey Phanton (First Flight Girls): Phanton has had a great start to the season, showing just how productive she can be in scoring and being on the boards.  She continued to show her impact on the court in this game, being strong on the boards, carving out space and showing active hands on the glass, and being able to finish well with touch in the paint. 2025 Elizabeth Fairbanks (Cape...

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Scores from Good Guys vs. Cancer

THURSDAY: Game 1: First Flight (Girls) 60 – Cape Hatteras (Girls) 30*Stats not available Game 2: Manteo 82 – Cape Hatteras 19Manteo: Kaleb Spencer 22pts, Will Waughtel 12pts, Taylro Granitzki 8ptsCape: Dylan Waters 6pts, Tripp Stephens 4pts Game 3: Riverside-Martin 48 – Currituck County 46 OTRM: Tyler Whitehurst 23pts, Shamir Basnight 11ptsCC: Damien Hicks 10pts, JJ Flowers...

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