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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: John Campbell

John Campbell Height: 6’3 Class: 2024 School: Bishop McGuinness Travel Team: NC Spartans Freshman Season: N/A Sophomore Season: 13.6 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 3.0 APG, 59% FG What Was Recently Said: There’s a slew of valuable contributors on this NC Spartans roster, but Campbell always seems to stand out as their leader by example. He’s a smart, poised, unselfish point guard with length,...

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Prospects to Monitor in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

5’10 Quay Watson (Hopewell) Despite his production and status as a key cog on a shoe-circuit team, it feels like Watson doesn’t receive enough love from the masses. He’s a smart, polished, well-rounded guard prospect with a high comfort level from either backcourt position. Watson reliably controls the pace and dictates the action with the ball in his hands, but can also fill it up as...

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Top July Performers in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

The month of July is finally concluding, which should provide these young players with an opportunity to take a well-deserved break from days of nonstop basketball. Given the significance of the actual month, we decided to take a closer look at some of the top standouts from each class. Obviously, we can only speak on what we have seen, so the names listed will be based on their performances at...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’3 ’25 Omaurie Phillips (Team Trezz) Although there were a ton of standouts on this Team Trezz roster, Phillips consistently found ways to stand out with his tough, rugged approach. He’s a very physical, athletic wing prospect who doesn’t require offensive touches in order to make a lasting impact. Phillips plays extremely hard, pursues rebounds and loose balls, and does the little things on...

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Prospects in the Class of 2024 to Watch at Phenom Team Camp

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our annual June Team Camp at the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. The event is slated to feature a talented mix of players and teams preparing for the month of July (in addition to the somewhat distant high school season), and this article will take a brief look at some of the prospects on display. Let’s take a look at the Class...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Grassroots Tip-Off Classic (Day 2)

Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Grassroots Tip-Off Classic (Day 2) by: Ethan Reece 2024 Gage Lattimore (Carolina Clutch)Ben L Smith High reloads every year with a loaded roster, and their 2024 class is no different. Gage is one of the lead guards and really intrigues with his versatility and willingness to produce for wins over points. He’s an athletic lefty that is at his best when getting downhill,...

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Sean’s Standouts: Phenom Grassroots TOC Day 2

2024 6’3 (NC Spartans 16U Graves) John CampbellJohn Campbell was a name I was told to watch for entering this weekend. Campbell is a lengthy, silky guard who gets after it on both ends. He impressed me with his activity on the defensive end of the floor, having constant hands in passing lanes which led to a few fast-break dunks for him. Offensively, Campbell has a great pace to his game and is...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: NC Spartans 16u Graves

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. NC Spartans 16u Graves John Campbell- 6’32024WingLong athletic...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom March Madness

5’8 ’25 Joshua Dorsette (Save Sports) The Save Sports organization always seems to put out quality prospects, and Dorsette is definitely among those names. He’s the primary floor general for this group, highlighting a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. Dorsette mixes up his offensive approach, defends the point of attack well, and understands how to create opportunities for others....

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom March Madness (Part 1)

2023 DJ Jackson (NC Rise Dawkins): Jackson helped lead the charge for his team, as he was able to push the ball out in transition well, find his spots and knock down open jumpers from multiple levels on the floor. Smooth, confident release, scoring the ball well on Day 1 of the Phenom March Madness. 2022 Ian Blue (Sandhills 17u): Fresh off earning an offer from Coker, Blue came out strong on Day...

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Open Gym Report: NC Spartans 16U Graves

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops (Jeff Bendel, Tyler Lewis, and Colby Lewis) traveled out to Bishop McGuinness High School for the NC Spartans Media Day. The Spartans should be well-known as one of the better independent programs across the Carolinas, and their current group is no exception. Josh Thompson is the director, but Herb Liles, Kerry Graves, Curtis Patton, Ryan Haidinger, Michael Bowers, and...

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Bishop McGuinness v. Winston-Salem Prep

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Kernersville, North Carolina for a highly competitive, inner-conference battle between the Villains of Bishop McGuinness and the visiting Winston-Salem Prep Phoenix. Given their respective records and the head-to-head matchup, this was an absolutely must-win contest for the Villains. On the other side, Coach Abdul Pittman has done a truly incredible job at...

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 ’24 John Campbell

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Open Gym Report: Bishop McGuinness

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Bishop McGuinness for another noteworthy open gym session. The Villains have been led by Coach Josh Thompson since 2004. Regardless of roster composition, they’ve found consistent success and regularly competed for state championships throughout his tenure. Although they had some struggles last season, the Villains seem guaranteed to bounce back with...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 2: Evaluation Team 1

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 1 Coach Daymond Lindell   #8:5’0 ’23 Jalen Chunn (Salisbury, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a nice array of skills during his time at camp, Jalen Chunn. He’s a wiry guard prospect that is capable of scoring the ball in a variety of different ways. Chunn moves extremely well without the ball and...

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