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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Noah Woods-Clay

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

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni (Providence Day) Shooters translate at every level and 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni (Providence Day) will be in the conversation as one of the best pure shooters in the state regardless of class. He is currently ranked no. 27 in our most recent North Carolina 2022 rankings and look for his recruitment to turn up in a major way this summer and...

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“Getting to Know” 6’0 2021 Shane Peterson

Players are often underrated for one reason or another but it’s truly difficult to understand and pinpoint why more people aren’t talking about Shane Peterson. His foundation was built on three-point shooting but has certainly expanded from being a spot-up threat to a well-rounded offensive player. He’s steadily improved, added more to his game, and maintained his status as an exceptional...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 5’11 2022 Isaiah Tate

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 5’11 2022 Isaiah Tate (Kings Mountain HS) After a successful freshman season where Isaiah Tate averaged 9.4 PPG, he was ready for the new challenge this past season. As a sophomore, Tate averaged 15.9 PPG, 3.2 APG, 2.3 RPG, and 1.1 SPG. When we spoke to coach Pierce at the beginning of the 2019-20 season, he had the following to say about Tate. “Isaiah is one...

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Recruit 1-on-1: 2022 6’4 SG Roddy Gayle Jr. (Lewiston Porter Senior)

One of the top prospects in the state of New York as a sophomore, 6’4 Roddy Gayle Jr. has certainly seen his recruitment continue to take off from high-major programs around the country. Holding offers from schools in the SEC, ACC, Big 12, and others, Gayle is excited to see what the future holds even after a tough season and possible summer ahead.

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HIGHLIGHTS: 6’6″ Nick Farrar From 0 Offers to ACC Commit in LESS THAN 6 MONTHS! HS Highlights

Check out highlights from NCSU commit Nick Farrar. Farrar is a 6'6" forward who played for Apex Friendship HS this past season. He also played for Big Shots Elite and Team Loaded VA during the AAU season. He was one of the first commits in a Top 10 Class for NC State as they look to turn things around in Raleigh. Last April was the first time Farrar received an offer and in less than 6 months he was committed to NCSU.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Manny Alvarado

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

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Dawson McAlhany

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Dawson McAlhany (Bishop McGuiness)  At our Phenom Open Gym Tour back in September, 2019, we wrote the following about Dawson McAlhany. “I think at this point it’s pretty clear that McAlhany should be viewed as a bonafide division one level prospect. His versatility at 6’5 with point guard like ball skills, vertical explosiveness, craftiness...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’4 2022 Chase Lowe

Coach Rick’s Getting to Know 6’4 2022 Chase Lowe (Weddington HS) As a freshman, 6’4 Chase Lowe earned an invitation to the prestigious NC Top 80. He performed admirably and averaged 7.5 PPG. Good numbers for a youngster playing with the top players in the state. In our NC Top 80 review, we stated the following. “He’s a strong, athletic wing prospect with nice size, IQ, and an active two-way...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Zach Murphy

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

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’3 2022 Will Kelly

Coach Rick’s Getting to Know  6’3 2022 Will Kelly (Stuart W. Cramer HS) The state of North Carolina is blessed with an abundance of basketball talent and there are times where a player may have slipped through the cracks, which is the case in 6’3 sophomore point guard Will Kelly of Stuart W. Cramer High School in Belmont, North Carolina. This past season, Kelly averaged 22 PPG, 8 RPG, 5...

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Under-the-radar freshmen campaigns in the ACC

In the Atlantic Coast Conference, there were plenty of freshmen that made their mark on the conference, led by the likes of Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. and Cassius Stanley, Virginia Tech's Landers Nolley, and UNC's Armando Bacot. But those were the only ones that should be recognized, so we have a few more players that had an impressive season that may have gone a little under the radar.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Tyree Barnes

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

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Elan Muniz

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

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight 6’5 Charlie Yoder (Westview HS, IN)

Unsigned Senior Spotlight 6’5 Charlie Yoder (Westview HS, Westview, IN) There is no mistake, 6’5 Charlie Yoder has enjoyed a lustrous high school career. Yoder led Westview to a 21-4 record where he averaged 27.3 PPG, 12 PPG, 5.6 APG and 3.3 SPG. He finished as Westview’s All-Time leading scorer (2163 points), single season scoring record holder (734 points), single game scoring record (52...

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Coach Rick’s All State “Leadership Award”

Coach Rick’s All State “Leadership Award” 6’0 2021 Jaden Ellis (Page HS) Greensboro Page had a huge turn around in their 2019-20 season. Two things can be contributed to Page going from a 10-14 record the previous season to 16-12 this past season. First year Coach Evan Fancourt is a proven winner and has the ability to get the most out of his teams. Second, the leadership ability of 6’0 2021...

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2020 6’2 Samage Teel (Farmville HS) earning the respect of many, securing multiple offers

2020 6’2 Samage Teel from Farmville high school played a critical part all year long for the Jaguars on their way to a long run in the playoffs. All the hard work that he has put in over the years and in his senior campaign, it is now paying off with multiple offers late.

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Coach Rick’s All State “Most Improved Player”

Coach Rick’s All State “Most Improved Player” 6’1 2022 Quave Propst-Allison (Cox Mill) Cox Mill has been one of the most successful programs in the state from the 2016-17 to the 2018-19 season. They played in three NCHSAA 3A state championships, not to mention winning back to back for the 2016-17 and 2017-2018 season. Last season, Cox Mill lost the entire starting lineup that basically accounted...

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Coach Rick’s All State “Sportsmanship Award”

Coach Rick’s All State “Sportsmanship Award 5’11 Dennard Davis (Combine Academy) We first watch Dennard Davis back in October, 2017 at our NC Junior Phenom Camp.  At the time, Davis stood 5’1 and we were impressed with his high basketball IQ, ball handling and passing skills, but more importantly his leadership qualities on the court. As a matter of fact, we stated, “Davis has a great...

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Trey Wertz Narrows List

Trey Wertz Narrows List to 11 When we announced earlier in the week that 6’5 sophomore Trey Wertz of Santa Clara had put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, we knew his recruitment would take off. In our article “It’s Not Where You Start, “it was just a matter of time that Trey Wertz would be in the conversation as a high major prospect. Upon arriving at Santa Clara, Trey transitioned...

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Coach Rick’s All State “Team Before Self Award”

Coach Rick’s Team Before Self Award 5’10 2021 Trace Forest (Pine Lake Prep) We’ve had the opportunity to watch 5’10 2020 Trace Forest (Pine Lake Prep) in several settings. Whether it is travel ball, camp, or playing on his high school team, one thing is crystal clear. Trace Forest is the ultimate “team first” player. Last summer at the David Rose Memorial Day Classic, we wrote the following. “In...

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