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Intriguing Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

6’9 Trent Steinour (Lake Norman) Although there’s still a ton of upside remaining, it’s easy to see the steady signs of growth with Steinour. He’s a young, developing big man with length, timing, and inside-out ability. Steinour is still adding strength to his wiry frame, but already displays an understanding of how to anchor the paint, alter shots defensively, and make his presence felt on the...

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Top July Performers in North Carolina’s Class of 2025 (Part Two)

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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Greensboro Day School Showcasing Impressive Balance

This past weekend, Greensboro Day School attended our Phenom Summer Showcase and played against some quality competition in preparation for the upcoming June Live period. Folks should expect nothing less than greatness from Coach Johnson, Coach Smith, and each team they’ve assembled. While this squad is primarily comprised of returning pieces, they have thrown a few new names into the mix. Given...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team CP3 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We’ve reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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Five North Carolina Freshmen Worth Noting

Given the release of our rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025, we figured there’s no better time to take a look at some noteworthy freshmen. Everyone already seems to know about guys like Eli Ellis, Zymicah Wilkins, Colt Langdon, Jackson Keith, and various others, but this article will highlight a handful of prospects who might be under the radar at the current time. Some of the guys...

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A Well-Oiled Machine: Greensboro Day Continues to Roll

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Greensboro, North Carolina for the Haeco Invitational. Formerly the Timco Little Four, this post-Christmas event has been a staple in the city over the last 45 years. Although Dudley (10), Page (8), Grimsley (6), Smith (2), and Northwest (1) have all claimed titles, the event has largely been dominated by the Bengals of Greensboro Day. After 17 Haeco...

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Phenom Game Report: GRACE Christian at Greensboro Day

The season got started in North Carolina, as GRACE Christian traveled to Greensboro Day Friday night.  With Coach Johnson sidelined for this one, Coach Smith led the charge for the Bengals as both teams wanted to start the season off right. Both teams traded baskets early but it was the play of Graham Worland and Jackson Noble in the first quarter to help GDS earn the early lead.  Gary...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Greensboro Day

Nothing like waking up for a 6 am practice, starting your day off right. That is what Phenom Hoops did Friday morning, this time heading over to Greensboro Day to check in on the Bengals and what they would be bringing to the table.  Of course, you start with the winningest coach in North Carolina, Coach Freddy Johnson, who looks to bring in another talented group and hoping to secure another...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. The two-day event is known for bringing in the best rising freshmen across the country, pitting them against each other, and seeing who rises to the top. Anyone who has ever attended should already know the validity of what it means to be included amongst so many...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Summer Havoc Day 2

By: DeAjai Dawkins 2022 6’4 Po’Boigh King (Team Eat 2022)  Po’Boigh King entered this event with high praise and it’s easy to understand why. The 6’4 sharpshooter is one of the most dangerous shooting threats in the state, rivaled by few. Once a burly frame, King has slimed down into a more athletic frame with better conditioning. In my opinion, he’d be a top 2 player on the floor in almost any...

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Early viewing at Phenom Summer Showcase: Greensboro Day

What was great about the Phenom Summer Showcase in Bermuda Run, it gave us a chance to view some of the talent and teams coming into the high school season.  A few high school programs came together to compete in showcase games, giving us an early look at what their team may look like.  In this article, we look at Greensboro Day as we dive into their roster a little more and names to...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

6’3 ’24 Austin Swartz (CB Hoops) Although CB Hoops is fairly balanced as a group, Swartz was arguably their most reliable performer throughout their first contest of the day. Between his IQ, size, and well-rounded skillset, he understands how to consistently affect all facets of the game. Swartz displays a pretty advanced feel for his current age, and should only continue to get better with...

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The Start of a New Beginning: Addison Newkirk to Greensboro Day

Today’s high school basketball world is drastically different than it was five or ten years ago. This shift is largely due to a combination of player movement and the development of so many prep schools or basketball academies. While most of these ideals make sense for a prospect to receive appropriate recognition, it would be foolish to think that everyone is truly fighting for the kids....

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The Stars of Tomorrow: North Carolina’s Class of 2025

Each summer season, the grassroots basketball community is presented with an opportunity to reevaluate the eighth-grade prospects as the begin the start of their high school journey. While it’s typically too early to place levels on prospects, we can certainly identify the players who are already worth noting as potential stars. Some kids received varsity experience while others stood out for...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Spring Tip-Off Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina to host our Hoopstate Championship, Post-Grad Nationals, and Spring Tip-Off Classic. There was an incredible variety of talent on display, from grown men battling for scholarships to young prospects just scratching the surface, which made for an exciting three-day stretch of...

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CP3 Media Day: CP3 2025

The class of 2025 for Team CP3 is going to be a fun one to watch and Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them in action recently during their media day.  A few names that we have seen before and are already making some noise at the high school level but many of these you will continue to hear this summer.  We dive a little bit into the roster here. Team CP3 2025 will be led by two...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom Spring Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Daymond Lindell #3: 4’10 ’27 TJ Conley (Arden) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out for his high IQ as one of the youngest performers in attendance, TJ Conley. He’s a smart, unselfish point guard prospect that looks to get downhill and make plays for himself or others. Next in his development process is working to add strength, as it will make him a better...

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