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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Rodney Lesane #107: 5’10 ’24 Jeremiah Jacques (Orangeburg-Wilkinson) Starting things off, we look at a player who arguably stood out as the best passer and overall playmaker on this team, Jeremiah Jacques. He’s a wiry, unselfish, well-rounded point guard prospect with a quality feel for the game on either side of the ball. Jacques does a great job of attacking the basket as a...

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Smooth Operator: 2023 Caleb Foster (Oak Hill Academy)

Phenom Hoops was on deck Wednesday night for the annual Oak Hill vs. Hargrave showdown, a game that just seems to kick off the high school season in a great way.  You can check out the full recap here: Phenom Game Report: Oak Hill vs. Hargrave While watching these two titans battle it out, it was clear that 2023 Caleb Foster (Oak Hill) was the best player on the court.  It was an...

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Recruitment picking up for 2023 6’10 Brock Vice (Houston HS)

It doesn’t seem that long ago when we said that 2023 Brock Vice was one to really watch for.  Back in 2020, Patrick O’Brien had this to say about the big man from Blacksburg high school. “Super intrigued by 2023 6’8 Brock Vice from Blacksburg. Can’t teach size but he has a lot of tools that you have to like. Still raw but this is a kid to really watch for.” – July 10, 2020 “Absolutely love...

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Phenom Game Report: Oak Hill vs. Hargrave

It was a battle of the titans that always get the high school basketball season started for Phenom Hoops.  Oak Hill and Hargrave battled it out at Rise Indoor Sports Facility, bringing some of the top talents in the country on the court. In the first half, both teams were starting to feel each other out with Hargrave taking the early lead.  They were able to stay aggressive, attacking...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Yusuf English #106: 5’10 ’24 Bryson Rose (Lake City) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually found ways to make an impact on both ends of the floor, Bryson Rose. He’s a long, wiry guard prospect with a natural understanding of how to make hustle plays within the flow of the action. Rose does a great job of getting downhill and finishing or accessing his...

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Stepping up on the big stage: NC Top 80 (Class of 2024)

It was a special weekend in Charlotte, as Phenom Hoops had their annual North Carolina Top 80 event which brought some of the top players from the state all under one building. We had several top seniors, juniors, sophomores, and even freshmen attend the event, as we dive more into the players that impressed. It was great to see several sophomores on the floor and they put themselves on the map...

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Weight lifted off shoulders: 2022 Josh Scovens earns first D1 offer

2022 Josh Scovens has been one of the more under-the-radar prospects in North Carolina but one that has been incredibly productive, no matter if has been during the travel ball season or high school season.  He has proven to be an effective prospect in several areas and he showed that once again at the NC Top 80.  Scovens has been able to catch the eyes of a few programs, earning...

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Vital ACC Players (Players to Watch) (Part 1)

College basketball is quickly approaching, as we are just weeks away from the start of the season. Phenom Hoops continues their coverage and content talking about different topics before the season starts. The latest topic we look at is the vital players to watch for each team in the ACC, as we bring you part 1 here. These are the players that may not be the stars of a team but are going to...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Jalen Reed heading to Florida, becomes a Gator

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: Jalen ReedClass: 2022Committed to: Florida What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Kelvin Mills #105: 5’10 ’24 Deon Harvey Jr. (Christ Church) Starting things off, we look at a player that consistently outperformed opponents despite being the smallest camper on this team, Deon Harvey Jr. He’s a smart, unselfish, high-motor point guard prospect with quickness and the ability to score with efficiency from all levels. Harvey is a quality playmaker and looks to...

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Putting Them on Notice: NC Top 80 (Class of 2025)

It was a special weekend in Charlotte, as Phenom Hoops had their annual North Carolina Top 80 event which brought some of the top players from the state all under one building. We had several top seniors, juniors, sophomores, and even freshmen attend the event, as we dive more into the players that impressed. It was great to see several freshmen on the floor and they put themselves on the map...

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Drew’s Dimes: Her Hoop State 150 Award Winners

By: Brittany Drew Zamareya Jones 2024 (North Pitt) Ms. Offense First off, YES, she is THAT GOOD! For the most part, a lot of us have seen her make a lot of flashy moves and shots through social media. It’s a no-brainer that she can do those things because she has mastered the fundamentals of the game. I was very impressed with her mainly because she not only knows that she can make a play for...

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Don’t Overthink, The Proof Is There: 2022 Lebron Thomas

Player: LeBron ThomasClass: 2022Height: 6’2School: Trinity Collegiate The South Carolina Top 80 really opened some eyes with the talent that was on the court.  There were several new names that jumped out on the court with their play and evaluations will be coming out shortly, but we wanted to continue our coverage of the event as we look at a few players that impressed. This one is a bit...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Marcus Crawford #104: 5’9 ’25 Reginald Mack (Ridge View) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed nicely despite being the smallest and youngest camper on this team, Reginald Mack. He’s a young, rugged, high-motor guard prospect with an unselfish approach and quality defensive prowess. Mack is a useful penetrator with the necessary quickness to breakdown his...

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2022 Wesley Johnson earns offer from Austin Peay; talks latest in recruitment

Nothing like finding a true 7-footer on the court and it seems more schools are paying attention to 2022 7’0 Wesley Johnson from Leesville Road.  The senior big man has continued to make strides in his game and he recently announced he had earned an offer from Austin Peay.  Phenom Hoops was able to speak to him more about his thoughts on the offer and who else has been coming his way, as well as...

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Drew’s Dimes: CSB Tourney at Rise Indoor

Phoenix 6th/7th Grade Girls Group By: Brittany Drew Cimora Rorie: 2028 (Southeast Middle) Cimora is a guard that will score and then immediately be applying pressure on defense. She epitomizes the saying “heart over height”. Intimidates ball handlers and forces them to turn it over. She can not only give the pressure, but she can handle it. She seeks contact, has great footwork, and uses her...

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Hoop State League: Gold Championship

Teams have put in the work and have competed over the last several weeks, as we finally got to the championship weekend of the Hoop State League. On Sunday, we had two divisions looking to take home some honors and continue their success into the season. Liberty Heights and Believe Prep came out and absolutely COMPETED in this game. Both teams going for the championship, these two teams brought...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom 150 Session 2

2023 McCaskill Rivers: Rivers was absolutely dominant from the start and rolled his way to MVP at the camp.  The 6’5 forward moved incredibly well on the floor, running the court to get easy baskets, finishing well around the rim, and through contact.  It seems that there weren’t many that could slow him down, as he averaged 33 points in an impressive showing; great touch with this young man....

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Her Hoop State 150

2023 Kairah Dixon Booker: Booker was one of my favorite players on the court because she did it all, make it look easy, and made so many high IQ plays on the court.  She has such a natural feel for the game on the court, finding open teammates, scoring the ball effectively, and 2025 Jocelyne Grier: It was hard to think that this young lady was just a freshman but she really performed at a...

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Hoop State League: Silver Championship Division

Teams have put in the work and have competed over the last several weeks, as we finally got to the championship weekend of the Hoop State League. On Sunday, we had two divisions looking to take home some honors and continue their success into the season. First off in the silver division, Richmond Jammers and UBU faced off in a very intriguing battle. It was an offensive game in the first half,...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Scoring Leaders

ClassHeightNo. NameHigh SchoolCityStateAvg.20236′5″197McCaskill RiversEast Gaston High SchoolCharlotteNC33.320256′5″196Evan DeanCardinal Gibbons High SchoolRaleighNC19.020245′10″63Frederico WhitakerNorthwood High SchoolPittsboroNA17.320265′7″43Dionte NealCommunity Baptist SchoolReidsvilleNC17.320225′8″52Quentin RiceRobert L Patton High SchoolMorgantonNC15.020226’3″190Logan...

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Phenom’s Her Hoopstate 150 Scoring Leaders

ClassHeightNo. NameSchoolCityStateAvg20235′9″61La’Niya SimesEast Forsyth High SchoolWinston-SalemNC19.020245’7″12Zamareya JonesNorth Pitt GreenvilleNC17.520255′7″49Jocelyne GrierPiedmont MiddleCharlotteNC17.520235′4″33Nadiya HairstonHigh Point Christian AcademyWinston SalemNA15.720235′9″60Kairah Dixon BookerNorth Mecklenburg High...

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom 150 Camp

#43- Dionte Neal- Despite being among the youngest players on display, Neal had no issue asserting himself amongst the high school competition. He’s small, but incredibly quick and difficult for opponents to contain off the bounce. Neal is a terrific creator and lethal scorer from all levels, but also looks to set up others at every possible opportunity. He touches the paint at will, defends...

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Player Standouts at Phenom 150 Girls Camp

#11-Breonna Roaf- We’ve had the opportunity to see Roaf in the past, but her game has only continued to mature over the last twelve months. She didn’t score the ball at her usually high percentage, yet still shined as one of the top prospects on display. Roaf is a rugged defender, dynamic playmaker, and capable scorer from all levels. She makes smart, unselfish decisions with the ball in her...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 1 of Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2022 Kyron Weil (Believe Prep)  Kyron earned my unwavering respect after his final game against Word of God. Weil, with that single game, showed me a level of toughness, composure, ball-handling, and team-orientation that proved his competence to me. I believe this is a lead guard that  coaches would fawn over. Relentless attacker that gets into the lane and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State League (Championship Weekend)

2025 Miles Leaks (Panthers): When you watch a freshman prospect like Leaks, you have to look for the flashes in his potential.  Leaks showed that on several occasions, showing that he understands the game, plays under control and at a terrific pace, and that he possesses the IQ.  He plays his game, gets to his spots to score, and doesn’t force anything, playing well within the...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1 Scoring Leaders

ClassHeightNameHigh SchoolCityStateAvg20226′1″Neeko TaylorFarmville CentralGreenvilleNC28.020226′5″Isaiah WilliamsPorter Ridge High SchoolIndian TrailNC16.320235′11″Koda LewisNorthwood High SchoolChapel HillNC16.320246′2″Caleb TillmanStatesville High SchoolStatesvilleNC15.020235′11″Brandon TempleSoutheast Raleigh High SchoolRaleighNC13.320255′10″Drew JohnsonCharles E. Jordan High...

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Player Standouts at Phenom 150 Camp

#115- Drew Johnson- Given how many times we’ve seen him throughout the years, it should come as no surprise to see Johnson shining as a two-way floor general. He’s so smart, crafty, and able to consistently set up others in excellent scoring position. Johnson genuinely understands how to effortlessly control the pace and overall action. He scores the ball well from multiple levels and forces...

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Patrick Paul #103: 5’9 ’24 Damario Saxon (North Augusta) Starting things off, we look at a player that made a steady impact despite being the smallest camper on this team, Damario Saxon. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with an unselfish approach and the ability to make his presence felt on either side of the ball. Saxon is a capable shooter and penetrator with useful vision...

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SC Top 80 Player Breakdown: 2023 Jordan Miller (Dorman)

Player: Jordan MillerClass: 2023Height: 6’0School: Dorman The South Carolina Top 80 really opened some eyes with the talent that was on the court.  There were several new names that jumped out on the court with their play and evaluations will be coming out shortly, but we wanted to continue our coverage of the event as we look at a few players that impressed. We find our second Dorman...

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