SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Trey Wertz Narrows List to Seven

When we announced earlier in the week that 6’5 sophomore Trey Wertz of Santa Clara had put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, we knew his recruitment would take off. In our article “It’s Not Where You Start, “it was just a matter of time that Trey Wertz would be in the conversation as a high major prospect. Upon arriving at Santa Clara, Trey transitioned from a combo guard to the point...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Avery Keller

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Is Franklin High School Basketball On the Rise?

With so much confusion and uncertainty surrounding the grassroots basketball community, it feels like no better time to take a closer look at a team that is quietly elevating to another level in Franklin High School. It would be a safe bet to assume that most folks aren’t even aware of this school, much less the enticing college-level prospects throughout their roster. Beyond Asheville and just...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’1 William Toman

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Jacori Owens “Taking Charge”

Jacori Owens “Taking Charge” When we came out with our Phenom All State Defensive team, 6’9 junior Jacori Owens made our second team. That being said, there may not be a more complete defensive player in the state and would be in my opinion one of the top vote getters for the best overall defensive player. In most situations, we think of guards that apply ball pressure or centers with their shot...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Justin Stephens

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Gavion Taylor

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Dorien Ruffin

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Champion of Champions Bracket (College Basketball)

Phenom Hoops is bringing readers an interesting college basketball bracket, as the past 16 college basketball champions match up against each other and we shall see who is crowned the Champion of Champions... Check out the bracket below and cast your vote, as we start off in the Round of 16.

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Nate Dunlop Calls it for UNC-Pembroke

The story of Nate Dunlop is an interesting tale that ultimately dates back to two years ago, when he absolutely dominated at our SC 150 camp and placed himself firmly on the radar. We saw, wrote, and appreciate Dunlop prior to this point in time but that individual showing reaffirmed his abilities. He played for noteworthy teams, such as the Georgia Stars, but was in one of the smallest,...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’2 2021 Troy Fulton

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know”6’2 2021 Troy Fulton (Lincoln Charter) When we came out with our All State “Top Gun” Shooters team, we omitted 6’2 2021 Troy Fulton of Lincoln Charter, which was a huge mistake! Let’s check out his stat line. He averaged 14.9 PPG as a junior and hit 139 3-pointers for the season. To make it more impressive, Fulton shot an unheard 59% from the 3-point...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Noah Woods-Clay

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni (Providence Day) Shooters translate at every level and 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni (Providence Day) will be in the conversation as one of the best pure shooters in the state regardless of class. He is currently ranked no. 27 in our most recent North Carolina 2022 rankings and look for his recruitment to turn up in a major way this summer and...

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“Getting to Know” 6’0 2021 Shane Peterson

Players are often underrated for one reason or another but it’s truly difficult to understand and pinpoint why more people aren’t talking about Shane Peterson. His foundation was built on three-point shooting but has certainly expanded from being a spot-up threat to a well-rounded offensive player. He’s steadily improved, added more to his game, and maintained his status as an exceptional...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 5’11 2022 Isaiah Tate

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 5’11 2022 Isaiah Tate (Kings Mountain HS) After a successful freshman season where Isaiah Tate averaged 9.4 PPG, he was ready for the new challenge this past season. As a sophomore, Tate averaged 15.9 PPG, 3.2 APG, 2.3 RPG, and 1.1 SPG. When we spoke to coach Pierce at the beginning of the 2019-20 season, he had the following to say about Tate. “Isaiah is one...

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Recruit 1-on-1: 2022 6’4 SG Roddy Gayle Jr. (Lewiston Porter Senior)

One of the top prospects in the state of New York as a sophomore, 6’4 Roddy Gayle Jr. has certainly seen his recruitment continue to take off from high-major programs around the country. Holding offers from schools in the SEC, ACC, Big 12, and others, Gayle is excited to see what the future holds even after a tough season and possible summer ahead.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 6’6″ Nick Farrar From 0 Offers to ACC Commit in LESS THAN 6 MONTHS! HS Highlights

Check out highlights from NCSU commit Nick Farrar. Farrar is a 6'6" forward who played for Apex Friendship HS this past season. He also played for Big Shots Elite and Team Loaded VA during the AAU season. He was one of the first commits in a Top 10 Class for NC State as they look to turn things around in Raleigh. Last April was the first time Farrar received an offer and in less than 6 months he was committed to NCSU.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Manny Alvarado

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Dawson McAlhany

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Dawson McAlhany (Bishop McGuiness)  At our Phenom Open Gym Tour back in September, 2019, we wrote the following about Dawson McAlhany. “I think at this point it’s pretty clear that McAlhany should be viewed as a bonafide division one level prospect. His versatility at 6’5 with point guard like ball skills, vertical explosiveness, craftiness...

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