SC PHENOM 150 EVENT RECAPS

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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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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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Leading Scorers

ClassHeightNameHigh SchoolCityStateAvg.20256′6″Jake CackovicHolly Springs High SchoolHolly SpringsNC28.520246′5″Devin SimsHillside High SchoolDurhamNC22.520255′11″Jacary Noble Rocky River High SchoolCharlotteNC2120256′6″Evan DeanCardinal Gibbons High SchoolRaleighNC19.520255′10″Darnerian GibsonWinston Salem ChristianThomasvilleNA1920245′8″Bryce JamesMount Tabor High...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 1, Day 2 at #HoopStateLeague (Cox Mill)

2023 Zion McDuffie (Bulldogs): It is about time people start recognizing McDuffie and what he can provide on the court.  He is a strong, physical presence that is one of the more explosive prospects in the state.  He is terrific out in transition and getting to the basket, finishing strong and a few highlight-reel dunks.  But he also has shown that he can step out and be effective from outside,...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Roster

ClassHeightNo.NameHigh SchoolCityState20275′9″34AC PressleyRidge Road Middle SchoolCharlotteNC20246′4″144Aidan CauthenMount Tabor High SchoolWinston-SalemNC20266′1″110AidanO’GaraMount Tabor High SchoolWinston SalemNC20256′2″120AJ GladieuxApex Friendship Middle SchoolHolly SpringsNC20276′0″96Alek LewandowskiBailey MiddleHuntersvilleNC20246′2″118Andrew HerringChapel Hill High...

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NC Junior Phenom Scoring Leaders

ClassHeightNo. NameHigh SchoolStateDivisionAvg.20275′9″81Jack Baker Burlington Christian AcademyNCMS2520275′9″79Cash Hall Piedmont Open IB Middle SchoolNCMS2420275′0″25Syncere CavinessAlston Ridge Middle SchoolNCMS19.520285’871Dallas Oliver  TNMS18.520275′11″133Jadon BeamBurns Middle SchoolNCMS17.520276′2″187Benjamin ReidWilliam Ellis Middle...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1 Scoring Leaders

ClassHeightNo. NameHigh SchoolStateDivisionAvg.20246′6″217Tyler ShowatlerButler High SchoolNCHS1520245′10″87Bobby Erwin Jr. Hickory Grove Baptist NCHS14.520236’431AJ BarkervilleWest Forsyth High SchoolNCHS1420246′2″173Malaki Long Ashbrook High SchoolNCHS13.520255′9″75Kenneth Bartlett J. West Forsyth High SchoolNCHS12.520246′8″219Richard GoodsPiedmont Classical High...

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Phenom 150/ Jr Phenom Camp Award Winners

NC Phenom 150 Session 1 MVP: No. 217: 6’6 2024 Tyler Showalter (Butler HS) Offense: No. 155 Jacari Brim (West Forsyth HS) Playmaker: No. 75 Kenneth Bartlett (West Forsyth HS) Hustle: No. 216 Teyachta Harris (East Rowan HS) Defense: No. 218 Osvaldo Haynes (Providence Day) NC Junior Phenom MVP: No. 25 Syncere Caviness (Alston Ridge Middle School) Offense: No. 81 Jack Baker (Burlington Christian...

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

by: Ethan Reece 2023 JJ Mata (War Eagles)Given the nature of playing with Riptide SC in the summer, it comes as no surprise that JJ carries that same relentless tough mindset to high school ball. He’s got great length at his position, a high motor to compete on both ends, and a scoring approach to make defenders wary. He constantly put guys in tough defensive positions with his constant attack,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 1, Day 1 at #HoopStateLeague (Cox Mill)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): Leaks was tremendous to start the day, as I was incredibly impressed with how the young guard operated on the floor.  He looked like a strong floor general on the floor, playing with a great pace and vision, finding his teammates and setting them up well, but also taking quality shots also.  Really enjoyed watching how he was able to operate on the court. Leaks is a...

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Wake Co Hoops: Watchlist (Class of 2023) (Part 2)

Continuing our Watchlist series with the players that we are keeping a close eye on, that are in our top 25. These guys are all established pieces of their teams, and should all contribute heavily this season, but these few stood out to us as ones to keep an extra eye on. Sam Martin – Apex (3) I have touched a lot on what Sam brings to the table as a player so I will link those...

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Commitment Alert: New Orleans grabs another NC prospect in 2023 Jah Short

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: Jah ShortClass: 2023Committed to: New Orleans What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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