SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Commitment Alert: South Florida grabs big in 2023 Anthony Robinson

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: Anthony RobinsonClass: 2023Committed to: USF What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Stan Carpenter #47: 5’7 ’26 Jalen Mills (South View) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to compete on both ends of the floor, Jalen Mills. He’s a young, tough, unselfish guard prospect with an excellent motor, team-first mentality, and willingness to make the hustle plays whenever possible. Mills has visibly improved as an offensive piece, displaying...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Comeh Emuobor commits to UCF

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: Comeh EmuoborClass: 2023Committed to: UCF What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Wake Co Hoops: Watchlist 2025

Our final watchlist of the season highlights this year’s sophomore class. There is a ton of potential across the county in this class and we are excited to see some new names come on to the scene. You can see our 2025 rankings in the tweet below. Full '25 Rankings – Post Summer Edition Rankings will be updated at the end of December If you want to talk about the rankings my DMs are...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Brian Allen #45: 5’6 ’26 Jonathan Adams Jr. (Forsyth Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player who already knows how to effectively run a team on both ends of the floor, Jonathan Adams Jr. He’s a tough, unselfish, intelligent floor general with a terrific blend of vision, ball-handling, and perimeter shooting. Adams knows how to set the floor, touch the paint, and...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Greg Harmon #39: 5’5 ’25 Branden Warren (Reagan) Starting things off, we look at a player who produced quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Branden Warren. He’s a scrappy, high-motor guard with excellent three-point shooting prowess. Warren is a quality passer and midrange shooter, but made his biggest impact when getting to his spots and knocking down...

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Phenom Open Gym: 1 of 1 Academy

Phenom Open Gym: 1 of 1 Academy Phenom Hoops travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to cover 1 of 1 Academy. Practicing in historic Second Ward Gymnasium, it was a treat to watch the coaching of Head Coach Jermaine Jackson. Talk about attention to detail and heavy emphasis on defense and proper close outs, the players were being coached at an extremely high level. The former Detroit-Mercy and...

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Phenom Open Gym: Combine Academy, A Second Look

Phenom Open Gym: Combine Academy, A Second Look A team such as Combine Academy deserves a second look. A roster filled with high level prospects, first year Head Coach Mike Wright has plenty to be excited about. Walking into the two-hour practice a few minutes late, we could sense the energy in John Jordan Gymnasium. There’s no denying the fact, Coach Wright brings passion and the intensity...

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Wake Co. Hoops: Watchlist 2024 (Part 2)

Continuing our dive into the 2024 class with Part 2. This time we will be looking at guys who were ranked within our top 15. Again, you can see those rankings in the tweet below. Full '24 Rankings – Post Summer Edition Rankings will be updated at the end of December My DMs are open for questions/info '23 Rankings will start to come out in a day or two pic.twitter.com/dyrdk8YQNL...

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Stepping Up More: Class of 2025 from #HoopStateLeague (Week 1)

2025 Miles Leaks (Piedmont): Leaks is a name that we have mentioned quite a few times after this and we are going to continue to mention more. We have spoken plenty about his game and if you missed it, you can check out our article earlier this week here (Click Here). But Leaks showed poise in running the show, showed flashes of his vision and playmaking ability, and looks to clearly be the...

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2024 Jamari Phillips continuing to earn interest from schools; unofficial visit to UCLA set

2024 Jamari Phillips was a player that is ranked as a national prospect, and we spoke with him on the Phenom Hoops platform back in January.  Phillips is coming off a terrific season in which he averaged 23 points per game and helped Modesto to a 30-6 overall record. Phillips is also a highly coveted prospect by so many programs and schools are continuing to recruit him.  We recently...

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Phenom Open Gym: Pine Lake Prep

Phenom Hoops continues to bring elite coverage before the season, as we are out and about covering teams, getting an early look at what programs will be bringing to the court this upcoming season.  One team that we were able to view recently was Pine Lake Prep.  Here is what we saw on the floor, as things still may continue to shake up before the season. Pine Lake Prep faced a tough...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Edward Moore #9: 5’6 ’26 Tyler Jones (Walkertown) Starting things off, we look at a player who made a steady two-way impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Tyler Jones. He’s a young, sturdy, scrappy lead guard with toughness, unselfishness, and an active motor on both ends of the floor. Jones utilizes his quick first step to get by defenders, touch the paint,...

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What we Learned from Week 1 at Hoop State Fall League: Guard play at West Charlotte will be fun to watch

It was great to get back on the court for the start of the Hoop State Fall League, giving us at Phenom Hoops a chance to view teams early on and check out what programs will be bringing to the court this season.  One team that should have everyone’s attention this year will be West Charlotte after the year they had.  West Charlotte lost some key guys from last year but when we watched their...

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NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session II)

Top Performer- 6’6 ’25 Jake Cackovic (Holly Springs) Although there were a lot of notable guys on display, Jake Cackovic utilized this camp to serve as the setting for his breakout campaign. He was an impressive player throughout the summer, but really showcased flashes of pure dominance at the event. Winning the MVP award was relatively simple for the young, skilled forward. He’s a knockdown...

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Start Noticing More: Class of 2023 from #HoopStateLeague (West) (Part 2)

The Hoop State League has kicked off and Week 1 was off the charts, but we still have several weeks ahead that you and college coaches will not want to miss. We have been taking notes early on and we can tell you, there are a few players in the Class of 2023 that should garner more attention. Here are four more players to look out for more and should be bigger priorities this upcoming high...

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Start Noticing More: Class of 2023 from #HoopStateLeague (West) (Part 1)

The Hoop State League has kicked off and Week 1 was off the charts, but we still have several weeks ahead that you and college coaches will not want to miss. We have been taking notes early on and we can tell you, there are a few players in the Class of 2023 that should garner more attention. Here are four players to look out for more and should be bigger priorities this upcoming high school...

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Commitment Alert: UTEP scoops up commitment from 2023 Trey Horton

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: Trey HortonClass: 2023Committed to: UTEP What Was Said by Phenom Hoops: “The...

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Wake Co. Hoops: Watchlist 2024 Part 1

Just like our 2023 version, the ‘24 class will have two parts. Part 1 will be players that are lower on our rankings or unranked and part 2 will be players within the top 10-15 on our board. You can check out our preseason 2024 player rankings in the tweet below. Full '24 Rankings – Post Summer Edition Rankings will be updated at the end of December My DMs are open for questions/info...

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NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session I)

High School: Top Performer- 6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter (Butler) The versatile two-way forward was easily the most consistently productive performer throughout the event. Showalter secured the MVP award by playing hard, unselfishly dictating the action as the offensive focal point, and establishing his presence as a defender and rebounder. Showalter created for himself and others, scored the ball...

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Keep an eye on: 2024 6’8 Jared Taylor

Every year players go under the radar all throughout the country.  One player that has been a name popping up on multiple occasions as of late is 2024 6’8 Jared Taylor.  He showed up again at the Hoop State Fall League for Charlotte Elite Academy and he could be one that I may have my eyes on a little bit more with what he has continued to show. In Week 1, Taylor really showcased his...

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What We Learned from Week 1 at Hoop State Fall League: JL Chambers looks strong again

One team that many were intrigued in watching at the Hoop State League was the Cougars of JL Chambers and to see what they would be bringing to the table this year.  Our own, Rick Lewis, recently made a visit to an open gym but this was game action, giving us a further understanding of what this team may look like this year.  After a strong season last year, JL Chambers lost some key players in...

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Commitment Alert: East Carolina gets its guy in 2024 Jordan Vick

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: Jordan VickClass: 2024Committed to: East Carolina What Was Said by Phenom...

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Reece’s Standouts: Hoop State League (Week 1: Day 2, West Division)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Berni Tah (Big Dub Green)As the key returner from last year’s senior-laden state championship team, Berni came out and immediately showed how much his presence can be felt and needed. He’s built chiseled and sturdy, with natural athleticism and mobility to be a versatile threat in their system. He pushed the break off boards, found great cuts in traffic, and simply dominated...

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Phenom Open Gym: Winston-Salem Christian National

Phenom Open Gym: Winston-Salem Christian National  Coach Antonio Lowe has a proven track record of developing programs. Not too long ago, he put Moravian Prep on the map and they won the inaugural Hoop State Championship. Since then, Coach Lowe has moved on to Winston-Salem Christian and is building another successful program at the national level. First of all, Winston-Salem Christian is a...

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Schedule Announcement: George Lynch Invitational (November 18-19) #PhenomHoops

Phenom Hoops continues to roll through and announce the upcoming schedules that you will not want to miss this upcoming high school season.  Next up on our release tour, we take a look at the George Lynch Invitational, sponsored by HPT and Sport Mode One.  This is an event that has everything for you… Nationally-ranked teams, national powerhouses, state champions, Top-100 talent, and...

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2025 Miles Leaks (Piedmont) is one to start tracking early

Player: Miles LeaksClass: 2025Height: 5’10School: Piedmont The Hoop State Fall League got underway to start the short season, as Week 1 is in the books.  Not only does it give us a chance to watch a few teams early on and see what they bring, but also gives us an updated look at newer players that you will want to watch more this high school season. One player that really impressed in Week...

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