SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Open Gym Tour: “Myers Park, A National Level Team”

Phenom Open Gym Tour: “Myers Park, A National Level Team” Phenom Hoops travelled to Charlotte to cover Myers Park open gym. Charlotte, Old Dominion, and Wofford were in attendance for the Friday afternoon workout and scrimmage. Last season, Myers Park finished 17-9 playing one of the most difficult and challenging schedules for a NCHSAA public school team, but coach Scott Taylor has plenty to be...

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Players in New Places: North Carolina (Part 1)

The school year is quickly approaching and that just means that high school basketball isn’t far off either. So it got us thinking about teams and players, and there were plenty of intriguing moves from players that will be suiting up in a different jersey this upcoming season. That is why we are taking an early look at a few new faces in a few new places. 2024 Bishop Boswell (Myers Park)...

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Prospects Trending Upward in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

The travel ball season is always full of surprises. Given the shaky nature of the recruiting landscape, there’s truly no telling which programs are even looking to extend offers to high school players. Majority of programs (for whatever reason) find it more advantageous to pursue kids who already claim a slew of scholarships, as opposed to someone who could actually be a viable, realistic...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Lamelo Ball Invitational

5’10 ’26 Max Van Weerdihuzen (Team United) Although there were a ton of standouts for this loaded squad, Weerdihuzen consistently found ways to stand out within the flow of the action. He’s a very intelligent point guard prospect with an extremely low-maintenance identity. Weerdihuzen typically works with the ball in his hands, setting up others and constantly looking to make the right play, but...

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2024 Bishop Boswell sees recruitment take off and hit another level

How time flies when watching these prospects here in North Carolina.  It wasn’t long ago when Phenom Hoops was watching 2024 Bishop Boswell as a young prospect that many hadn’t heard of and now we fast-forward to today, Boswell has seen his recruitment hit another level with offers rolling in. He earned his first offer from Houston not long ago but has now added offers from Wake Forest,...

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Is Myers Park the Top Public-School Team in North Carolina?

Each year, the high school basketball landscape tends to reset, reshuffle, and ultimately redistribute the “who’s who” of NCHSAA and NCISAA. This practice is much more evident within the public-school ranks, as kids can freely opt to transfer to a private or independent program (weakening public schools and bolstering the new destination). Last season, the top public-school program was probably...

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Prospects to Pursue in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

This upcoming weekend, the NCHSAA/NCISAA Live Period finally commences. Majority of high school programs, both public and private, will play showcase games at their respective sites. These specific events do not include independent teams, which gives spectators and college coaches a stronger sample size from these specific groupings. Today actually marks the “call date” where coaches can start...

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A Closer Look: Team CP3 16U

6’6 Drake Powell There are so many appealing prospects in the state, but Powell should be as well-liked and highly regarded as anyone. He’s already a clear leader with this group, despite being the newest addition to the roster. Powell continues to stand out as a premier defender against all levels of competition, and is able to legitimately shut down any opponent in his crosshairs. He’s a...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom March Madness

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina for our March Madness event. There were a slew of notable teams and prospects on display throughout the two-day stretch, making for great competition and overall entertainment. While plenty of the attention was centered around the showcase games and various notable programs, takeaways were evident...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom March Madness (Part 2)

2024 Braylhan Thomas (Team Charlotte): The 6’5 prospect continues to make strides with is game, showing more of a complete game, using his size well and only getting stronger on the court.  Thomas continues to show his ability to knock down shots from the perimeter but also create more for himself.  He has really progressed and is showing he can be more of a consistent offensive threat...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Spring Tip-Off (Day 1)

2025 Jerquarius Stanback (NLPB): One to certainly monitor in the class of 2025 here in North Carolina, as the young forward brings tremendous length to the court. Still young and developing, really liked his presence around the basket, finishing strong but also being a presence defensively around the basket, walling up and making it difficult for his opponents. 2027 Brennan Jefferson (Garner...

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Early Look: Team CP3 2024

It is that time of the year, as players from all around start getting together with their travel ball team and prepare for an exciting spring and summer.  Phenom Hoops started the season off with the Phenom Opening, giving us a glimpse of several of those teams which also included a very talented young group with CP3 2024. Watching this team in action, you can see there is no shortage of...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Opening/Post Grad Nationals

6’0 ’22 Cole Sinclair (Winston-Salem Christian) Given the healthy mix of talent in the gym, Sinclair was easily among the most impressive post-grad performers on display. He’s a lethal shooting threat with deep range and an effortless release, but can also attack the basket and create for others. Sinclair does a great job of dictating the offense, yet also consistently finds success without the...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Bishop Boswell vs Evan Smith as Ardrey Kell Defeats South Meck HS in 704 Showdown!

Phenom Hoops headed out on a Tuesday night to check on two of the premier programs making noise in the Charlotte area as South Meck welcomed in Ardrey Kell. Great battle with great talent on the court. Bishop Boswell and Peter Moye led the charge for South Meck but was it enough to overcome Brock Rose and Evan Smith? Check it all out!

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Phenom Game Report: Ardrey Kell vs. South Meck (Boys)

We are back after the holidays, as Phenom Hoops hit the road to check in on the talent around the state.  We headed down to South Meck high school Tuesday night, as they were welcoming in Ardrey Kell.  Two premier programs in the area dueled it out, as it was a fun battle to watch.  Early in the first half, both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket; neither team was able...

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Keep your eyes on the guard play at South Meck this season

South Meck has been a staple here in the Charlotte area but has had trouble in putting together consistent winning seasons on the court over the last few years.  That is when head coach Gary Hall entered the picture last year.  One of the top coaches around the region and a resume to back it up, Coach Hall has been looking to instill his wisdom into the program and has made a lot of noise...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #CHC12 (Day 1, Part 1)

2022 Joseph Serra (West Cabarrus): When his team was down, the senior stepped up in a big way to help his team get right back in the game and eventually take the lead.  Serra impacted the game on both ends, knocking down big shots from deep but also picking his spots to attack and score.  Also really liked his presence on the defensive end, playing scrappy defense and getting after his...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #7: 6’0 ’23 Jaiden Thompson (Central Cabarrus) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a scrappy, high-motor presence throughout camp, Jaiden Thompson. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with a nice feel and the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Thompson is a quality three-point shooter, but also attacks the basket...

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North Carolina’s Top 2024 Prospects Make Waves at CP3 Rising Stars Camp (Part Two)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. Typically, this event is exclusively for rising freshmen but the unforeseen circumstances over the last year prevented the Class of 2024 from the occasion. Instead of excising the class completely, they opted to combine the two classes into one enormous event. The amount...

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2024 Bishop Boswell looking to capitalize off summer ball; gearing up for upcoming season

It was almost two years ago now when we got our first glimpse of 2024 Bishop Boswell, then playing with Team Hope.  Our very own Rick Lewis stood on the sidelines and mentioned his name to several of our other scouts, getting an early glimpse of the talent guard leading the charge.  Fast-forward two years to where we are today, Boswell is coming off playing with CP3, playing in the Peach Jam,...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2024 6’4 Bishop Boswell (CLT Nation)  Bishop has given on-lookers so much to be excited about in this stage of his development. His college-ready physique that he presents as a rising sophomore puts him in a tier of his own as it pertains to 2024 lead guards. Boswell plays with a level of maturity far beyond his years, and that’s shown in his vocal leadership. I believe he can...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: CP3 2024

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. CP3 2024 The future looks extremely bright in...

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Overflowing with Talent: Team CP3 15U (2024)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a variety of high-level basketball. Our Phenom Post-Grad Nationals began on Friday while the Hoopstate Championship and Spring Tip-Off Classic kicked-off on Saturday—making for an extremely entertaining weekend. There were countless notable teams and players from all three...

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Phenom Spring Tip-Off: Day 2 Late Standouts

Jackson Robinson of Upward Stars Pee Dee 14U was great in their games today as he showed he could be a huge paint presence. He utilized his size and length to control the glass and protect the rim at a high level. He has a soft touch around the rim and even displayed the ability to shoot the ball as well. With his size and skill set to play inside out at his age, he shows promises for the...

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DeAjai’s Day 2 Standouts (Part 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2021 6’0 Mustapha Shah   Boo Williams Carolina 17U is one of the more complete teams I’ve watched today at the #PhenomSpringTipOff, and Mustapha Shah deserves recognition in that credit. The rock-solid lead guard possesses a blend of athleticism and vocal presence that captured my attention fairly early. His defensive disciple and dedication to creating disruption on that end...

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South Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Quarterfinals

On Thursday night, South Mecklenburg traveled to Hough in a NCHSAA 4A Sweet 16 matchup. South Mecklenburg entered the game with a 5-2 record, while Hough came in with a 7-2 record. Both teams have built a reputation for executing on the offensive end and playing great team basketball, so we knew it was going to be a great game to watch.

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Five Standout Freshmen “Stock On the Rise”

Five Standout Freshmen “Stock On the Rise” While it’s way too early for Phenom Hoops to calculate our North Carolina 2024 rankings, but let’s take a closer look at five standout freshmen that is making an early season impression. Be sure to check out Part 2 https://phenomhoopreport.com/five-standout-frosh-part-2-on-the-rise/ 6’8 ’24 Jarin Stevenson (Northwood HS) Jarin Stevenson is...

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