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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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Players to start tracking in South Carolina: Class of 2023

2023 Christopher Parker (AC Flora): Parker is a new name that really caught our eyes on the floor.  He is a 6’6, strong-built prospect but what really intrigued us was his versatility on the floor.  He has the body to battle down low and be active on the boards, but also has guard-like skills, can rebound and push in transition, gets downhill and scores the ball, and also knock down shots as...

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Take more notice of: 2024 Justin Ray (Eastside HS)

Player: Justin RayHeight: 6’3Position: Combo GuardClass: 2024School: Eastside HS (SC) Continuing our line of topics from the South Carolina Team Camp the other weekend, another player of interest that I really wanted to get my eyes on was 2024 Justin Ray from Eastside.  We had a great chance to view him in 2021 at our South Carolina Top 80, where he was a standout there and we had this to...

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Five Players to Watch For in South Carolina (Class of 2025)

Brian Sumpter 2025 Kaleb Evans (Lexington): Evans was a name that Coach Pope told me about before the event and when watching him, he was right about the early intrigue with his game.  He is a 6’2 guard that plays with confidence, has good athleticism and feel, good body control that allows him to finish around defenders, but can be shifty and strong out in transition.  Evans...

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Start jotting the name down: 2026 6’6 Elton Smith (Keenan)

What is great about watching team camps is that you honestly get a chance to watch and find new, young prospects that are coming through the landscape of high school basketball.  We found one for you; there is a player that many might have not heard about… yet… but we have a feeling you will sooner rather than later. But the crazy thing is, is that Phenom Hoops had a chance two years ago to...

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Gray Collegiate is going to be MUST-SEE this upcoming season once again

Phenom Hoops was out and about this past weekend throughout the region. Whether it was in North Carolina or South Carolina, we had the states on lockdown to check out teams and players.  South Carolina has always been an intriguing state as far as it comes to teams and players and while down there, it was easy to see that Gray Collegiate was a fan favorite for many. Whether it was fans or...

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Buy Stock NOW: 2025 6’4 Jordan Watford (Lancaster)

Player: Jordan WatfordClass: 2025School: LancasterAAU: Upward StarsHeight: 6’4 It was a great weekend of basketball down in South Carolina, getting a chance to get an updated look at a few players and check out some of the younger prospects.  Though there were several young players that we will continue to talk about, the player that may have seen his stock rise the most in my eyes was 2025...

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2024 Cam Scott showcasing his full arsenal and impact

Cam Scott… that has been quite a familiar name with Phenom Hoops over several years and also has been well known nationally.  The 6’6 guard/wing has been in the national spotlight for quite some time now and watching him over the years, the long prospect has only continued to elevate his game and develop overall. Viewing him once again at the Team Camp down in South Carolina recently, it is...

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Central Cabarrus Emerging as Title-Favorites

While it probably goes without saying, the high school landscape is drastically different from that of five or ten years ago. Most kids still attended their local public school while private or prep options were still considered more of an uncommon opportunity. However, things have obviously shifted in that span of time. Competitive balance has largely disappeared. Kids no longer feel compelled...

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Reece’s Standouts: NCHSAA Live Period (Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Chase Daniel (Central Cabarrus)Any other team would be complaining about their lack of height, but the Vikings have bought in and adapted to beating you with their speed. Chase is one of the quickest and scrappiest defenders in the state, snagging countless steals with sticky fingers and fully operating a two-man press with his twin Carson. No matter how skilled, coaches...

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Why is Jaylen Cross So Under-Recruited?

The recruiting landscape can be extremely frustrating, both for players and evaluators alike. There are countless instances of a player performing at a consistently high level, coaches acknowledging their abilities, and then nothing ends up happening. While it’s understandable that coaches want to play the portal game, it becomes an illegitimate excuse when they are extending offers to other,...

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Reece’s Standouts: NCHSAA Live Period (Part 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Devin Sims (Hillside)While the other guys lulled into their 8:30 game, Devin came out with a lot of energy and put on an impressive display of mixed use athleticism. With their makeup, he plays more inside than his natural position might be, but he got every inch out of his frame, establishing a presence on the offensive glass, unlike any other guard I’ve seen. He still got...

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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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Storylines from #SCLive2022

Phenom Hoops was all around the region this past weekend for team camps in North Carolina and South Carolina. Down in South Carolina, it was a great opportunity to check in on teams, check on some of the top players, but also learn a few new names as well. Here are just a few storylines that we had coming away from this weekend. Top Talents Continue to Shine As we all know, South Carolina has...

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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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Reece’s Standouts: Triad Blue Chip Summer League (Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece This past week Phenom Hoops went out to cover the Triad Blue Chip Summer League at TW Andrews High School in High Point, NC. The league has been held annually for 6 years now and features a good variety of the abundance of great prospects the Triad area has to offer between both public and private schools. This article will take a look at the standouts from the second part of the...

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Standing Out During the June Live Period

This upcoming weekend, the NCHSAA and NCISAA have each organized their respective events to showcase high school teams. With these highly anticipated games set to take place, folks should be preparing in various different ways. The on-court product definitely matters, but its significance is only part of the bigger picture. While it is a big part, there are so many other factors and...

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Showing why he is one of the top prospects in his class: 2024 Isaiah Elohim

Photo Courtesy: Dinos Trigonis Player: Isaiah ElohimClass: 2024Height: 6’6High School: Sierra Canyon Looking at the Class of 2024, there is a lot to like about the players coming up and one of the top prospects in his class that could be positioned as the top prospect in his class is 2024 6’6 Isaiah Elohim from Sierra Canyon. Phenom Hoops spoke to the young man a while back, allowing everyone to...

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Reece’s Standouts: Triad Blue Chip Summer League (Part 1)

by: Ethan Reece This past week Phenom Hoops went out to cover the Triad Blue Chip Summer League at TW Andrews High School in High Point, NC. The league has been held annually for 6 years now and features a good variety of the abundance of great prospects the Triad area has to offer between both public and private schools. This article will take a look at the standouts from the first part of the...

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2023 Trey Green continues to showcase why he is one of the most reliable point guards nationally

Trey Green… a name that Phenom Hoops have been oh too familiar with throughout the years and another North Carolina prospect that has been showing his full game on the national stage.  Before this past high school season, Green was a big-time point guard here at Vance (now JL Chambers) high school and also with Team Charlotte.  He then took his talents to Link Academy in hopes of...

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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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“Getting to Know” 5’11 ’27 CP Perry

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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Bendel’s Best: Summer Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility for our annual Summer Showcase. The event featured a mix of travel ball teams, and high school programs in preparation for the upcoming June Live Periods. Quality talent could be seen in each pool and age group throughout the two-day stretch. While there were many standouts, this article will take a closer look at some...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Summer Showcase

5’10 ’25 Darnarian Gibson (Carolina Rockets) The Rockets were impressive throughout the weekend, and Gibson consistently stood out as a leader and primary decision-maker. He’s a smart, balanced floor general with the ability to create for himself and others while also applying scoring pressure in a variety of ways. Gibson shoots the ball at a respectable clip, contains his assignment...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom MDC

6’0 ’25 Beau Harvey (Rod Howard Select) Despite Rod Howard Select being narrowly edged out, everyone watching should’ve been impressed with Harvey. Whether scoring, playmaking, forcing turnovers, or battling for extra opportunities, he was making a play on seemingly every single possession. Harvey handles the ball with poise, sets up others at a strong rate, and contains his position well...

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Player Standouts at Phenom MDC

6’2 ’24 Jordan Williams (Gate City Grizzlies) It’s easy to appreciate the balance within this Gate City Grizzlies roster. They had many contributors but Williams arguably stood out as their main leader on both ends of the floor. He’s a strong, athletic wing with a high motor and unselfish approach. Williams naturally finds production through playing hard, making hustle plays, and filling in the...

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Oozing with Upside: 6’7 ’26 Tre Raymon

After an exciting showdown (and victory) against Team Curry in the championship of our G3 Showcase, there were certainly a lot of buzz surrounding Team Charlotte. Their 17U had a slew of guys who were major difference-makers in this contest. However, it seems like a lot of attention should also be directed at numerous pieces within their younger rosters. The program is known for producing...

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Bendel’s Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center for another exciting three-day stretch of basketball at our G3 Showcase. The field featured a ton of memorable teams, including a slew of shoe-circuit programs. Given the talent and intensity, it ultimately made for a highly competitive tournament. Like usual, this article will take a closer look at a handful...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom G3 Showcase

5’9 ’25 Gavin Fields (Carolina Charge) Though slightly undersized, it was easy to be impressed with Fields during his first showing of the day. He’s a blindingly quick lead guard with nice IQ and the ability to touch the paint at a seemingly nonstop rate. Fields finishes well, especially for his size, but also hits jumpers and creates well for himself and others. He’s a relentless defender with...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’5 ’23 Bryce Cash (Team Curry) There are so many quality pieces within this talented Team Curry group, but Cash is quietly as valuable as anyone on the roster. We’ve seen him shine as an undisputed leader on plenty of occasions, but there’s something particularly impressive about his ability to produce within a role. Cash is a smart, strong, athletic guard with excellent toughness, defensive...

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