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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: James McCreary

Height: 6’1 Class: 2023 School: North Surry Travel Team: NC Spartans Freshman Season: 4.6 PPG Sophomore Season: 19.6 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.8 SPG, 1.1 BPG Junior Season: 19.1 PPG, 6.0 RPG, 3.6 APG, 2.4 SPG  What Was Recently Said (8/9/22): Some players cannot be properly measured on paper, and McCreary is one of those guys. He’s somewhat of an unorthodox...

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Summer Finale Team Previews: NC Spartans Haidinger

5’9 Riggs Handy Regardless of departures or overall roster turnover, Handy remains the top shooter on the roster. He’s undersized but effortlessly fills it up from beyond the arc. Handy doesn’t require the ball to make his presence felt, as his lethal spot-up ability forces opponents to stay attached at all times. He possesses a rapid release and only needs a slight glimmer of daylight to get...

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2023 James McCreary is a player that can help a program

Player: James McCrearyClass: 2023Height: 6’0AAU: NC Spartans High School Stats: 19.1 points per game/ 6.1 rebounds/ 2.4 steals at North Surry McCreary is a player that has been going a little under the radar in the state of North Carolina but is one that should be catching a few more eyes with what he provides on the court.  The 6’0 guard from North Surry has produced time after time,...

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College-Worthy Rosters at Summer Havoc: NC Spartans Haidinger

Last week, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Fort Mill, South Carolina to host our annual Summer Havoc Live. The event featured a slew of noteworthy teams and players, which naturally led to a ton of college coaches attending to find their next program-changing piece. While a lot of attention was centered around a handful of teams, college coaches were able to find worthy prospects at seemingly...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’5 ’23 Walker Woodall (Wildcats Elite) Even after numerous departures from Wildcats Elite, Woodall has been a steady, constant presence for them throughout the summer. Although his role has progressively changed, he’s seen no issue finding production while standing out as a leader. Woodall is a knockdown three-point shooter with size and a sturdy frame, but has also shown vision, solid creation...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Phenom Summer Havoc (Catawba Ridge, Part 2)

2023 Evan Ashe (Juice All-Stars): Ashe came up big for his team in the second half, scoring 19 of his 23 points. He continues to show how explosive he can be on the floor, getting to the rim and finishing strong, embracing contact, and getting to the line. Ashe continues to be one that is flying a little under the radar but with his athleticism and ability to get downhill, he can be tough to...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

5’10 ’23 Matt Kirby (Team Push) There are numerous underrated pieces for Team Push, including Kirby. He’s truly as smart and fundamentally sound as anyone on the roster. Kirby is an excellent defender with the quickness, anticipation, and positioning to constantly harass opposing ball-handlers. He forces turnovers at a nice rate, pushes the break in transition, and understands how to set up...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: NC Spartans 17u Haidinger

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 17u Haidinger Will Gray – 2023 6’1 PG East Forsyth...

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Open Gym Report: NC Spartans 17U Haidinger

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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Phenom 150 Session II Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Gerroid Doughty  #15: 5’0 ’28 Gideon Mount (Lewisville) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to perform well despite his young age, Gideon Mount. He’s a sturdy, high-motor guard prospect with an unselfish approach and the understanding of how to consistently make an impact without necessarily requiring the ball in his hands. Mount provides excellent...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Rise Showcase (Day 1, Part 1)

2026 Jabian Shabazz (Carolina Rockets): The Rockets started out in impressive fashion and Jabian was one of the reasons why.  So young but this is a young man that has a terrific frame and size already, standing around 6’5, carves out space, has terrific hands, and excels on getting on the board.  This is going to be a big man to really watch down the road as he continues to grow and develop....

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Player Standouts from Day 1 of Phenom Summer Showcase

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Dionte Neal (CSB Elite)Dionte is a PG that can take over the game very easily. Quick and shifty with his handles, it’s hard for opponents to stay in front and keep him from getting to his spots. Controls the game well for such a young guard, rare to see such poise and patience. He made strong moves to the basket, finishing with his footwork and quickness 2025 Derek Ross (NC...

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A Look at the Winston 76ers

Micah Hudnall             6’0       West Forsyth               2023 Micah is a pass-first point guard. He leads by example out on the court. Micah is the type of guard who would rather get everyone else involved instead of...

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