SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

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

2022 Christ Essandoko (WS Christian): Essandoko had a strong showing, ultimately finishing with a double-double for WS Christian.  He played strong and physical, was active down in the paint, and showcased his touch around the basket and ability to finish.  Also liked his activity level on the boards, as well as getting his opponent Somto in foul trouble.  The big man played really well and was...

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#TylerLewisHoopfest Game Recaps (Day 1)

Check out all the final scores and stats from Day 1 at the Tyler Lewis HS Hoopfest! Final: Asheville Christian 84 – Forsyth Country Day 80 (Girls) Asheville: Emma Larios 30 points, 5 assists/ Evangelia Paul 17 points, 13 rebounds/ Elizabeth Harrington 14 points, 7 reboundsForsyth: Kyndall Ellison 30 points, 12 rebounds/ Jianna Homes 26 points, 8 assists Final: Winston Salem Christian 81...

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Battle at the Rock Recaps/ Standouts (Day 1, Thursday)

Phenom Hoops tuned into the Battle at the Rock, one of the premier events in December in South Carolina, as they brought some terrific talent for both girls and boys down to Rock Hill. We checked out all the action on Thursday, bringing you the scores and standouts from each game.

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NIBC Series (Dec. 2) – Standouts

Phenom Hoops tuned in on Friday night to check out some of the top teams in the country go at it to start the NIBC Series. Check out the final scores and standouts from each game, as Phenom Hoops continues to bring you some of the best coverage around!

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Phenom Game Report: Farmville Central & Broughton HS

Standouts  Jah Short 6’4 2023 Farmville Central  Jah has the ability to impact the game in a variety of ways. The 6’4 guard is an exceptional defender with his length and athleticism. He has a great understanding of the game and has the ability to make plays for himself / teammates. He is a player a lot of schools should have on their radar. He is at his best getting to the rim or pulling...

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Becoming Under-Recruited: Collin Tanner

Back in September (when he already held his current two offers from Campbell and Coastal Carolina), we said that Collin Tanner should be expected to become a priority for college coaches. Nearly three months later, nothing has changed. Tanner is still dominating on a nightly basis while shining as the clear leader for Wayne Country Day. Before looking at anything else, the appeal of a 6-foot-6...

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Carrying the Load: Amari Pearson

Given the current structure of grassroots basketball, it’s becoming a rarity to see a player who wants to actually stick by their coach, team, or city. Most guys are opting to join national-level programs (typically) under the premise that they’ll be able to play better opponents, place increased emphasis on development, and put in the necessary work to properly prepare for the college game....

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Salisbury v. Northwest Guilford

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Oak Ridge, North Carolina, as Northwest Guilford prepared to host Salisbury High School. Between the two squads, there were more than enough storylines to justify excitement about this contest. Coach Reavis and the Vikings have effortlessly maintained their status as one of the better teams in the Triad throughout the last decade. On the other side,...

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Weddington vs Ardrey Kell Game Summary

Phenom Hoops travelled to Ardrey Kell to cover one of the premier high school early season matchups. Weddington is coached by Gary Ellington and led them to their first ever NCHSAA 3A state championship last season. Year in, year out, Ardrey Kell is considered one of the top teams in the area and is coached by Mike Craft. Coach Gary Ellington and Coach Mike Craft are outstanding high school...

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Watch out for the young guard duo at Hopewell

New names continue to pop up around the state of North Carolina that fans and followers need to start to watch out for.  There are two young 2024 guards that we are keeping an eye on over the last few months and have started out strong this high school season, as they are looking to lead the charge. 2024 Quay Watson and 2024 Jullian Mack are two names you might be familiar with from the...

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College Lineup: Games to Watch (12.2.21)

College basketball is here and Phenom Hoops is increasing their coverage this season.  This is why we bring you our daily schedule of games to watch for and break down a few key games that should have your attention.  Check out today’s lineup. Washington vs. #11 Arizona Arizona has started off really well, both with their offense and on the defensive side.  They are averaging nearly 92ppg and...

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Storylines to Watch at #TylerLewisHoopfest (Dec. 3-4)

Storylines to Watch at #TylerLewisHoopfest (Dec. 3-4) Combine Academy vs. Moravian Prep This may be the game of the weekend, which is saying something. But this is the No. 1 ranked team (Combine Academy) taking on the No. 2 ranked team (Moravian Prep) to start the season according to Phenom Hoops.  These teams played against each other last year and there is no love lost between them. ...

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Commitment Alert: Robert Dillingham coming back to NC, commits to NC State

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Robert DillinghamClass: 2023Committed to: NC State What does it mean for NC...

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Phenom Game Report: Wakefield at Northwood

Phenom Hoops was at it again, checking on talent around the state.  Tuesday night, we took in Northwood again, as they welcomed in Wakefield coaches by Garrett Stevens.  An interesting matchup, as 2024 Drake Powell certainly had the attention of many but you can’t look past the experience on Wakefield’s roster. Early, it was Northwood that had it rolling on both ends. They were getting out on...

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Game Report: Chambers vs Myers Park

On Tuesday night, we had the pleasure of watching one of the top public school matchups in the state as Julius L. Chambers hosted Myers Park. In the first half, Chambers jumped out to a double-digit lead. Their defensive pressure was key in this run as they were able to force turnovers that led to easy baskets on the offensive end. At one point the lead got up to 18 points, as Chambers’...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Lewis Walker 20 PTs vs Mychael Mitchell as W-S Christian Defeats Northside Christian!

Winston Salem Christian and Northside Christian went down to the final shot at the November Classic in Charlotte, presented by Phenom Hoops. WS Christian was able to get out early but Mychael Mitchell and company battled back and had a chance to tie at the buzzer but came up short. Check out all the highlights from the game.

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Talent All Over the Court at the Tyler Lewis HS Hoopfest (Dec. 3-4)

Phenom Hoops continues to hit the road this high school season, bringing fans from all around some of the premier talents and teams that they want to see. We bring it again this weekend, December 3-4, to Lewisville, North Carolina for the Tyler Lewis HS Hoopfest. We will be in the building at Forsyth Country Day for a special weekend and fans will get to see some fantastic players and talent on the court! Check out just a few players to watch this weekend!

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College Lineup: Games to Watch (12.1.21)

College basketball is here and Phenom Hoops is increasing their coverage this season.  This is why we bring you our daily schedule of games to watch for and break down a few key games that should have your attention.  Check out today’s lineup. #24 Michigan at North Carolina Michigan hits the road to take on North Carolina; UNC has struggled slowing down opponents defensively but has seen their...

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Mt. Tabor vs West Stokes Game Recap

Mount Tabor vs West Stokes  Top Players  5’8 2023 Jamarius Peterkin (Mt. Tabor) JP started the game off on fire. He scored 15 of his 24 points in the first quarter. He was scoring the ball in a variety of ways. He hit four 3’s in the game and had multiple finishes at the rim. JP was not only able to impact the game on offense, but he impacted the game more defensively. This was...

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The Development of a Powerhouse: Liberty Heights Climbing the Mountain

Given all the constant movement and overall flux within the high school landscape, it can be difficult for someone who isn’t especially involved in the scene to understand its nuances. What does this mean? Think specifically about the group over at Liberty Heights. Their coaching staff of Mike Wright, Ben Johnson, DaQuan Santos, and Robert Shuler has been around for quite a while, but the...

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Why Isaiah Evans Is a Top-Five Player in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Although rankings are an extremely arbitrary practice, they are still a useful tool for discussion points and general debate. As it’s been stated countless times before: rankings do not matter. However, they do exist. Folks love to get excitable to lend their personal perspective on a given player or situation, but context and sample size simply outweigh most of these anecdotes. If James Posey...

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Jaylen Curry 25 points vs #HoopState’s TOP TEAM: JL Chambers & Combine BATTLE at #CHC12

The Combine Academy Goats knocked off Julius Chambers in the premier game on the second day of the Charlotte Hoops Challenge, but Chambers didn’t go away without a fight. The Cougars, a 4A public school favorite, had a late fourth quarter lead before nationally ranked Comine was able to make some big shots late in a 62-60 win.

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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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HIGHLIGHTS: Josh Bullock & Shane Fernald STEP UP in Lake Norman Christian Win Over Liberty Heights!

Lake Norman Christian and Liberty Heights National clashed down in Charlotte at the November Classic. Both teams brought intriguing talent, but it was the play of Lake Norman Christian that helped them secure the big win. Check out all the highlights.

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The Future of Trinity Christian

While it probably goes without saying, Coach Heath Vandevender has seen an abundance of talent come through the doors during his time at Trinity Christian. From the likes of Dennis Smith to Josh Nickelberry, Joey Baker, Greg Gantt, and countless others, there has been no shortage of accomplishments for the Crusaders. Even recently, he’s won a lot of games behind the leadership of Freddie...

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Worthy of More Attention: Brent Randleman

Each year, there are dozens of prospects who seem to fall through the cracks at no fault of their own. It seems like, generally speaking, college coaches understand and can quickly identity the difference between someone who belongs at the next level and someone who does not. Alas, Brent Randleman absolutely has the makings of a scholarship-worthy prospect—yet his current recruitment doesn’t...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Jayden Brewer heading to FIU

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jayden BrewerClass: 2022Committed to: FIU What the Player Said: FIU got...

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