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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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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Victory Christian

Phenom Hoops continues their open gym tour, this time getting a treat to check in on Victory Christian, as Coach Dilligard brings in new names along with seniors with experience. There should be a lot of excitement around the program this year and they will have their chance to shine against a national schedule. Check out who we watched in the open gym, as this is going to be a program college coaches will want to get on quickly.

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 3)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Victory Christian Assembling a Lethal Squad

As we’ve mentioned numerous times throughout the past month, player movement and roster turnover has become one of the most popular discussion points. Obviously, programs like Moravian Prep and Winston-Salem Christian (among many others) have already assembled their powerhouse squads, but not enough people seem to be talking about what Victory Christian is doing. Though they’ve had...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge (Part Three)

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Team Synergy) Often times,...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 2 Late Standouts

6’6 Benjamin Burnham of Team Charlotte 17U is always in the right spot on the floor. Is a very active player with a high motor. Does all the little things and really plays hard. Scores from multiple levels on the court and is very efficient. Rebounds the ball well and has the ability to guard multiple positions; great shot blocker for his size. Very low maintenance player with a high IQ who is...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’21 Zach Gibson (PSB Winston Robinson) Prior to going down with injury, Gibson was arguably the best player on the floor during PSB Robinson’s early dominance. Though somewhat gangly and undersized, Gibson makes a ton of plays through his toughness and nonstop motor. He’s a great rebounder that understands how to utilize his length and athleticism to disrupt the action around the...

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Phenom Challenge Team Overview: Team Synergy 17u

When you think of Team Synergy 17U you think of them as a tough defensive and fast pace offensive team. They typically play 5 wing players avg in height 6’-6’5 but because their guards are so tough and strong they tend to rebound the ball well, even though they are undersized.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Victory Christian

Heading out for an early morning practice, Phenom Hoop Report hit the gym once again in Charlotte, traveling to Victory Christian to get a glimpse of what head coach Marcus Dilligard was working with this year for the Kings. It seems that they will have a nice blend of athleticism, size, and experience this year, as they look to improve from their 18-12 record last year.  Check out the roster...

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North Mecklenburg vs. West Charlotte: I Meck 4A Showdown

North Mecklenburg vs. West Charlotte: I Meck 4A Showdown It’s the battle of the Titans, two of the perennial basketball powerhouses going head to head in an early season I Meck 4A conference game. North Meck brings in a 6-0 record while West Charlotte sports a 4-2. Both teams love to get out in transition, apply defensive pressure and have tremendous speed in the backcourt. The ace in the...

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#PhenomHSJamboree Session Two: Early Morning Players to Watch

6’0 2020 Isaac Sinclair: Chapel Hill High School Sinclair did an excellent job in this one at creating for himself and others off the bounce.  He really is a super gifted ball handler getting wherever he wants on the court whenever he wants.  He’s exceptional in the PnR with 6’10 2019 David Elien, they should form a dynamic duo for Chapel Hill now that both have vastly improved...

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Phenom High School Jamboree Session 1: North Mecklenburg High School

The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree will take place Saturday, November 3rd at Northwest Guilford High School and Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. This event has always gathered some of the top private and public school teams in the state and this year is no exception. 40 teams and 60 games will be played in an exhibition format. North Meck finished 27-2 last season and...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 1/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For – Part 1 The Best Backcourt in the #HoopState There is no question about it, some of the best guards to play basketball hail from North Carolina. In fact, look at the make up of the NBA, you currently have three perennial All-Stars with Steph Curry, John Wall and Chris Paul, but you also have two other NBA point guards getting...

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Open Gym Tour: North Mecklenburg High School

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Huntersville, North Carolina to cover North Mecklenburg open gym. When one thinks of North Meck basketball, coach Duane Lewis comes to mind. He’s the fixture of the program. He attended and played at  North Meck. He has coached at North Meck for 20 years and has built a perennial powerhouse program. Last year, North Meck finished 27-2 and was returning the nucleus...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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