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Phenom CBB: Sr. Jalen Pickett (Penn State) worth looking at

The college basketball season continues to roll on, as we dive more into teams and players throughout the landscape of all levels.  Getting a chance to dive more into the production of players, senior Jalen Pickett from Penn State is one that continues to stand out with his overall impact on the court.  Pickett is putting up outstanding numbers and has been named to the Wooden Award...

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2025 Davion Hannah (Nicolet, WI) already earning high praise

Up in Wisconsin, 2025 6’5 Davion Hannah (Nicolet HS) is a name that you should be jumping onto early, as the sophomore is leading the charge for his school this season in impressive fashion and filling up the stat sheet.  On the season, Hannah is averaging nearly 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, as Nicolet is sitting at 16-2 overall.  We caught up with the sophomore prospect to...

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Bringing that same energy: Fr. Brandon Lavitt (Susquehanna)

Shedding more light on players finding success at the next level, we now take a look at freshman Brandon Lavitt who is making his presence felt once again, this time at Susquehanna. We remember watching Lavitt a few times at Charlotte Latin, as he played with tremendous energy, played extremely hard, and just produced without being flashy.  When talking about his game at Charlotte Latin,...

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Congrats Coach: Greenfield’s Rob Salter earns 600th win

Phenom Hoops wanted to recognize a huge accomplishment in the state of North Carolina recently.  Back on December 12th, Greenfield’s head coach Rob Salter was able to secure his 600th win, as Coach Salter has been able to rack up the wins and compete for championships throughout his tenure. Though a little bit late on the recognition, this is an accomplishment that can’t go unnoticed. ...

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2025 Landon Vanderwarker talks latest visits

Player: Landon VanderwarkerClass: 2025Height: 6’7High School: Northside ChristianAAU team: Midwest Basketball Club 3SSB 16u A prospect to keep an eye on out in Ohio should be 2025 6’7 Landon Vanderwarker, who is a 6’7 prospect that is garnering more attention and could see an uptick in his recruitment.  The sophomore prospect has already been able to get a look at a few programs and they...

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2024 Marcus Adams Jr. announces Top 5

Just over a week ago, Phenom Hoops introduced on our platform 2024 Marcus Adams Jr from Narbonne high school in California.  Adams has been a hot topic throughout the recruiting world as of late, and he is now making even more news with his latest announcement of his Top 5 schools. Adams announced that Texas, Syracuse, UCLA, Oregon, and Mississippi State all made his list, as each program...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’9 Asa White

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Jaiden Thompson

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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A Closer Look: North Carolina’s Class of 2026

6’6 Cole Cloer (Orange) Between the team’s success and his individual production, it’s easy to see why Cole Cloer is already one of the top players in North Carolina’s Class of 2026. At 6-foot-6, he already has the IQ, size, and skillset to legitimately dominate a game. Cloer is a smooth all-around player who comfortably dictates the offensive action with the ball in his hands,...

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2024 Zion Walker talks about visit to East Carolina; recruitment update

Player: Zion WalkerClass: 2024School: The Burlington School 2024 Zion Walker has been having a terrific season so far at The Burlington School, and schools have been taking notice of his game. Walker has seen his recruitment remain strong, as schools continue to stay strong with him.  The 2024 prospect recently made a visit this past weekend to East Carolina, and Phenom Hoops was able to...

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Starting to thrive: MJ Armstrong (Pfeiffer)

Phenom Hoops continues to track players throughout the college level that have come through our platform, as we want to continue to shed light on their success.  We continue to bring players to the forefront, as we look at MJ Armstrong at Pfeiffer. The 6’3 guard has played 17 games this season, and now has started 10 games in total this season, as his numbers, production, and impact on the...

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Northern Nash’s depth and veteran leadership leading the charge

It seems like the season is flying by, and Phenom Hoops is looking to shed more light on programs that are having a terrific season.  One team that should deserve recognition is Northern Nash, as the Knights are 21-0 on the season and rolling through their competition. Looking at this team and program, this is a team that is made up of experienced players to go along with depth.  On...

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Phenom Game Report: Goldsboro at Princeton

A very intriguing game out east, as Goldsboro hit the road to take on Princeton. Both teams have a combined record of 35-3, as this looked to be a heated battle and a big win for either team.  Both teams got going, but Goldsboro faced some early foul trouble, as Princeton was able to get out to a 14-12 first-quarter lead.  At the start of the second quarter though, Goldsboro started to get...

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Phenom CBB: POB’s Thoughts from College Basketball (Games 1.31.23)

Mississippi State 66 – South Carolina 51 Mississippi State:- Junior Shakeel Moore was the story in this game for the Bulldogs. The NC native finished with a new career-high against the Gamecocks with 22 points.  Moore has been playing much better as of late, as he has scored in double-digits in five of his last seven games.  Moore was incredibly effective and efficient in this game,...

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Commitment Alert: Mars Hill lands 2023 Walker Woodall

Each and every time Phenom Hoops 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: Walker WoodallClass: 2023Committed to: Mars Hill What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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Recruitment picking up for 2024 6’10 Ryan Soulis (Asheville School)

Player: Ryan SoulisClass: 2024Height: 6’10School: Asheville School Each and every year, there are players that come into the state of North Carolina that quickly grab your intrigue and interest with their play. One of those players for us at Phenom Hoops has been 2024 6’10 Ryan Soulis at Asheville School.  The big man grabbed our attention early on to kick off the season, and he continues...

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Sad Sam’s Furious 5 for Week ending 1/28

Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the rainy again Piedmont!  The Sadster is here once again to reveal his latest Furious 5.  Last week brought one change as East Meck took down Butler for the second time and earned their way back into the 5.  There weren’t any other Earthmoving results for last week so let’s get to the 5…… 1. NORTH MECK – The...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’9 Jajuan Nicholls

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a 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...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Ta’Korrie Faison becomes a Pirate

Each and every time Phenom Hoops 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: Ta’Korrie FaisonClass: 2023Committed to: East Carolina What Was Said by Phenom...

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Is Oscar Tshiebwe the Biggest Sleeper in the 2023 NBA Draft?

Although the month of February is just starting, there’s arguably no better time to look at the NBA Draft landscape. It’s still prior to the NCAA Tournament (where certain players will inevitably blow up and see their stock take a massive rise), yet we have a large enough sample size to evaluate those who are being projected as draft selections. It goes without saying, but the first two picks...

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Commitment Alert: 2023 Jake Chisholm commits to Roanoke

Each and every time Phenom Hoops 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: Jake ChisholmClass: 2023Committed to: Roanoke What Was Said by Phenom Hoops: “Jake...

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Unsigned Senior: Christopher Parker (AC Flora)

Player: Christopher ParkerClass: 2023Height: 6’5School: AC Flora Phenom Hoops continues to bring players that we believe can play at the next level, and there are still plenty of unsigned seniors to take a look at.  One player that continues to pop into my head is 2023 6’5 Christopher Parker from AC Flora. When you watch him on the court, he is certainly a player that you can’t miss… With...

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Start Learning the Names: Class of 2026 (Virginia)

We start diving into prospects in the state of Virginia who have had very impressive seasons and who are only freshmen. These players have helped lead the charge for their team, and have put up strong numbers. Check out a few names that we have learned about, but also can shed more light. Trey Beamer (Carlisle) 2022-23 Stats: 22.6ppg, 46 made threes, 92 percent from the free throw line Beamer is...

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Impressive Early On: Class of 2026 (South Carolina)

Mike Jones We start diving into prospects down in the state of South Carolina who has had an impressive season so far and who are only freshmen. These players have helped lead the charge for their team, and have put up strong numbers as well. Check out a few names that we have learned about, but also can shed more light on this season. Terrance Johnson (Stall) 2022-23 Stats: 21.9ppg, 6.6rpg,...

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Phenom Game Report: Notre Dame vs. Sierra Canyon (CA)

Two of the top teams in California matched up on Friday night, as Sierra Canyon certainly brought a ton of talent to the court even without Bronny James not on the floor while Notre Dame gave us another view of our guy Caleb Foster. Both teams came out strong, with Notre Dame finding early success from behind the arc with multiple threes in the first quarter.  It is what helped them to gain a...

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2024 7’0 Arden Begaj breaks down his game and latest in recruitment

Player: Arden BegajClass: 2024Position: ForwardHeight: 7’0School: United Scholastic Academy Phenom Hoops continues to bring talent from up north, this time catching up with a 2024 7-footer in Arden Begaj.  The big man has been catching some eyes with a few programs, as he holds a few offers and recently took a few recent visits, including one to Princeton lately.  We dive into more...

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Having a Strong Season: Class of 2024 (NC) (Part 1)

Jaylen Sturdivant 2024 Tyler Whitehurst (Riverside-Martin) Stats: 23.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.7apg, 1.9spg Whitehurst, who s a 6’0 guard at Riverside-Martin, continues to play at a high level this season.  Watching him in the Outer Banks earlier in the season, Whitehurst continues to show his ability to fill it up and be a scoring threat.  Whitehurst does a terrific job in knocking down shots...

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Back on the Market: 2023 Elijah Strong (Myers Park)

There are plenty of prospects still to be found in the Class of 2023, and one is now back on the market after a recent announcement. 2023 6’8 Elijah Strong recently announced that he would be reopening his recruitment and decommitting from Wofford, and he should be a prospect for many programs to check out.  Now back on the market, Strong is a prospect that has good size and frame, plays...

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Phenom Game Report: Polk County vs. RS Central

Phenom Hoops was able to check out RS Central as they traveled to Polk County, giving us a chance to view some intriguing talent.  Wanting to view more of 2025 Zymicah Wilkins, he certainly didn’t disappoint. It was a tight game for much of the first half, as Wilkins quickly went to work and made some strong plays, to lead his team.  Wilkins finished with 16 points in the first half, showing his...

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