SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters”

Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters” We have often heard shooters translate at every level. Efficient shooters can change the course of the game and at the end of the day, it’s about putting the ball in the basket. The team with the most points wins. While there are different attributes that are necessary in the game of basketball, shooting is at the top of the list. Now, let’s take a...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2020)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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North Mecklenburg Advances to the NCHSAA 4A Championship

North Mecklenburg Advances to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship  North Mecklenburg 86 Olympic 78 Coach Duane Lewis and his North Mecklenburg Vikings advance to the NCHSAA 4A State Championship. North Mecklenburg is blessed with tremendous talent, but it was 6’1 unsigned senior Shamann Artis that may have made the play of the game, and maybe the play of the year for North Mecklenburg. Leading...

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North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final

North Mecklenburg Advances to NCHSAA 4A Regional Final  It was a repeat performance for North Mecklenburg in the NCHSAA 4A Sectional Final. The season started with a 79-55 win over Independence, and North Mecklenburg once again posted an almost identical 77-54 win to advance to the NCHSAA 4A Regional Final against Olympic. North Mecklenburg jumped out to a 20-15 first quarter lead and never...

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North Mecklenburg “Statement Win”

North Mecklenburg “Statement Win” North Mecklenburg 95 Vance 55 In a game that was sold out around 5:00pm, no one expected the total dominance of North Mecklenburg in their early season IMECK conference road win at Vance. For North Mecklenburg, it was just one of the nights where almost everything went well. For Vance, it was also one of those nights, but on the other side of the perspective....

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North Mecklenburg captures conference road win

North Mecklenburg 67 Hough 56 Phenom Hoops travelled to Cornelius, North Carolina to cover the I Meck 4A matchup between North Mecklenburg and Hough. North Mecklenburg entered the contest with a 12-1 record with their lone loss coming to nationally ranked Mountain Brook of Alabama. Hough came into the contest with a 11-2 record, which is the best start in school history.  Hough came out hot...

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Who is North Carolina’s Best Public School Team?

Nothing seems to excite folks more than the weekly debate surrounding which teams fall into the upper echelon of rankings. Whether public, private, or both, everyone has a case to represent their cause. That being said, public school basketball in North Carolina has been as impressive as ever through the first month of the season. Three programs, Farmville Central, Millbrook, and North...

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Baseline Report: North Meck takes down Independence in big-time opener

In what was the best game in NC to start the season off, Phenom Hoops sat baseline as North Meck and Independence battled it out as two top teams in the state.

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: North Meck

One of the final stops Patrick and Rick made on Monday was at North Meck, a team that brings a lot of firepower, guard play, and intriguing young talent this season.  After finishing 23-5 last year, the Vikings look to fill the stands once again this year, especially with the talent we saw at the open gym.

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Tristan Maxwell “Wired to Score”

Tristan Maxwell “Wired to Score”  Tristan Maxwell has excellent family genes. His father Vernon is a retired NBA player. Vernon played 13 seasons professionally and starred at the University of Florida and led the Gators to their first ever NCAA tournament appearance. In addition, Vernon earned the nickname “Mad Max” for his clutch 3-point shooting and scored a career high 51 points....

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Notes and Player Standouts from NCAA Basketball Academy East Region

This event was the start of something new and different, and of course, with anything that’s new, there will always be some pushback! However, here is some of my insight into the NCAA Basketball Academy East Region, from the perspective of a chaperone. Cons: Keep in mind I was not involved physically with what I viewed as a very strenuous training. After talking with my son who is taking time...

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Final Thoughts from the #NCHSAALivePeriod

The new NCAA Live Period blew past all expectations and, most importantly provided a platform for a vast amount of talent to be displayed in front of dozens of college programs, but there are always improvements to be made in the future. Charlotte, North Carolina- What Year one did was brought in a lot of exposure, and offered the states best a legitimate chance to hoop in front of college...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #NCHSAATOP100

Over the weekend 100 of the top players from all over the Hoop State in the Public School ranks, the competition was top notch, it attracted dozens of college coaches far and wide looking to find the next stars of their programs.   Davie County, North Carolina- The NCHSAA sponsored elite camp kicked things off with a bang, energy was high and college coaches flooded the sidelines to take in...

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NBA Top 100 Camp: Phenom Hoops’ Prospects

Each year, the NBA Top 100 Camp is re-established as one of (if not the) premier camps across the entire country. They accomplish this task by bringing in a consistently strong level of talent from all regions. This event marks the first opportunity for NBA scouts to analyze and evaluate these young up-and-comers. The camp setting makes for a tougher evaluation process, but that shouldn’t be as...

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NBA Top 100 Camp Rosters Announced; Congrats to All!

Coming up in just under a week from now, some of the top players from around the country will be heading to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the NBA Top 100, an event that Phenom Hoops will be covering throughout. The list was recently announced, with quite a few names that have been marquee names with Phenom Hoops.  We just want to get a huge congrats to all the players, especially...

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Teams and players make good impressions on Day 1 of the JMAC Showcase

The first day of the Phenom Hoops JMAC Showcase was nothing short of electric.   High energy, high scores, and high crowd engagement added to the already competitive atmosphere.  In post-game interviews, many players confirmed that this is a high caliber tournament with tough teams and great opportunities for exposure.   A matchup worth noting Is the 17U showcase between the Juice All-Stars...

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Team Charlotte bringing the talent on all levels to the JMAC Showcase

One program that everyone should know already will be the Team Charlotte program, as they will be bringing several teams to the event this weekend.  Team Charlotte 17u, 16u, 15u, and 12u will all be in attendance and you don’t want to miss some of the top talents around the area.

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Josh Level Classic Preview: Team Johnson

Over six years ago, Josh Level tragically passed away on the basketball court when his heart stopped from a viral infection. Since then, the folks within the Josh Level Classic and SmileForJosh Foundation have done a valiant job to keep his memory alive while raising money for a truly great cause. This game seems to grow tremendously each year and is now arguably set to have the most talented...

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Jaden Seymour, AJ Smith, & Tristan Maxwell READY TO RUN CHARLOTTE! Team CLT 17U Raw Highlights!!!

Check out highlights from Team CLT 17U, who RELOADED in a MAJOR way! They're led by Jaden Seymour, AJ Smith, & Tristan Maxwell this season on the Under Armour Association. These highlights are from the Phenom Opening AAU tournament. They'll be competing this weekend at the Phenom Stay Positive.

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Derrick Partee   #8:5’11 ’21 Cedric Patterson (Gaston Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a fairly intriguing skillset throughout his time at camp, Cedric Patterson. He’s a wiry, quick guard prospect that can play either backcourt position due to his blend of ball-handling and perimeter shooting. Patterson is able to make plays for himself and...

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Jayden Seymour & Tristan Maxwell LEAD A RELOADED Team CLT at Phenom Opening!!! Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from Jayden Seymour and Tristan Maxwell from Team CLT. Both made the jump over after spending time on different circuits last season and are looking to gel before the start of the live period. Here are some of their highlights from this weekend's Phenom Opening event.

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West Charlotte vs. North Mecklenburg Game Recap

West Charlotte vs. North Mecklenburg Game Recap Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Huntersville, North Carolina to cover the NCHSAA 4A match up between two of the traditional power teams in the I Meck Conference. North Mecklenburg entered the contest with an 8-0 conference record and 15-2 overall while West Charlotte came in with a 6-2 conference record and 12-5 overall  record. As always, the game...

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