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Commitment Alert: Virginia Tech grabs another commitment in 2023 Jaydon Young

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: Jaydon YoungClass: 2023Committed to: Virginia Tech What Was Said by Phenom...

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Reece’s Standouts: Triad Blue Chip Summer League (Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece This past week Phenom Hoops went out to cover the Triad Blue Chip Summer League at TW Andrews High School in High Point, NC. The league has been held annually for 6 years now and features a good variety of the abundance of great prospects the Triad area has to offer between both public and private schools. This article will take a look at the standouts from the second part of the...

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Greensboro Day School Showcasing Impressive Balance

This past weekend, Greensboro Day School attended our Phenom Summer Showcase and played against some quality competition in preparation for the upcoming June Live period. Folks should expect nothing less than greatness from Coach Johnson, Coach Smith, and each team they’ve assembled. While this squad is primarily comprised of returning pieces, they have thrown a few new names into the mix. Given...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility for our annual Summer Showcase. The event featured a mix of travel ball teams, and high school programs in preparation for the upcoming June Live Periods. Quality talent could be seen in each pool and age group throughout the two-day stretch. While there were many standouts, this article will take a closer look at some...

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2023 Jaydon Young looking ready to lead the charge for the Bengals

Over the weekend with Phenom Hoops, we had a terrific event going on with the Phenom Summer Showcase which brought a few AAU teams but also a few high school programs to the floor.  One team that we certainly were excited to get an early glimpse of was Freddy Johnson’s Greensboro Day Bengals, as they are looking to gear up for a tremendous month with high school team camps and prepare for...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Showcase

5’10 ’27 CP Perry (Team Ish) There were a lot of productive contributors for Team Ish, and Perry stood out as a consistent tone-setter from start to finish. He’s an absolute pest defensively, providing a ton of energy, overwhelming opposing ball-handlers, and forcing turnovers with regularity. Offensively, Perry showcased the full arsenal. He hit shots, made plays off the bounce, and set up...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1, Part 1)

2027 Sean Taylor (Triad Falcons): Taylor started his weekend off well with his performance, really displaying his all-around impact on the floor. Whether it was scoring (finished with 19 points), getting on the boards, making plays for his teammates, or playing with a strong motor, Taylor opened a few eyes in Game 1 of the day. 2027 Braylin Hill (Future Prep): Hill is another young prospect that...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We’ve reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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A Well-Oiled Machine: Greensboro Day Continues to Roll

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Greensboro, North Carolina for the Haeco Invitational. Formerly the Timco Little Four, this post-Christmas event has been a staple in the city over the last 45 years. Although Dudley (10), Page (8), Grimsley (6), Smith (2), and Northwest (1) have all claimed titles, the event has largely been dominated by the Bengals of Greensboro Day. After 17 Haeco...

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Saturday Storylines from City of Palms Classic

Greensboro Day Bounces Back After an opening round loss to Top 10 ranked Calvary Christian (FL), Greensboro Day responded with an overtime win versus St. John’s College (DC). Greensboro Day’s veteran leadership really set the tone and controlled the game. Mercer commit, Michael Zanoni, led the way with 20 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists, while shooting 4-9 from behind the arc....

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Friday Standouts from City of Palms Classic, Part 1

6’5 2023 Carl Cherenfant (Calvary Christian, FL)Cherenfant stood out in the opening game of the tournament, not just for his elite athleticism, but because he played with such a high motor and made an impact on both ends of the floor. He finished with 16 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. He excelled getting downhill and finishing at the rim, but also proved he was capable of...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Greensboro Day

Nothing like waking up for a 6 am practice, starting your day off right. That is what Phenom Hoops did Friday morning, this time heading over to Greensboro Day to check in on the Bengals and what they would be bringing to the table.  Of course, you start with the winningest coach in North Carolina, Coach Freddy Johnson, who looks to bring in another talented group and hoping to secure another...

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The Burlington School Tops Greensboro Day

In a battle of titans in the NCISAA, The Burlington School travelled to Greensboro Day and came away with an impressive 67-51 win. TBS threw the first punch and never looked back. Coach Ryan Bernardi had an excellent game plan and TBS executed it too perfection. It’s not easy beating a Hall of Fame Coach like Freddy Johnson, especially on his home court. Now, let’s take a closer look...

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Piedmont Classical v. Greensboro Day School

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Greensboro Day School in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, as the Bengals prepared to host the Bobcats of Piedmont Classical. This is Johnny Richardson’s first year as head coach for Piedmont Classical and, despite complete roster turnover, he’s found great success thus far. Prior to taking the position, Richardson was an assistant for Greensboro...

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Greensboro Day Takes Down Forsyth Country Day

Greensboro Day Takes Down Forsyth Country Day  Every year, Greensboro Day is going to have a great team. They are led by the Hall of Fame Coach Freddy Johnson and is truly on the best coaches in high school basketball. He does a tremendous job each and every year, with this year being no exception. While Greensboro Day has a very talented roster, the thing that stands out most is how they...

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Holiday Classic: Greensboro Day vs. Northside Christian (Recap/Standouts)

It may have been getting a little late on Monday night but fans got themselves a REAL treat between Greensboro Day and Northside Christian.  These teams battled all the way throughout the game, as neither team was able to break away and it stayed within one or two possessions for much of the game.  Greensboro Day held the small lead at halftime 28-27 and a narrow lead at the end of the...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Greensboro Day

Phenom Hoops continued to hit the road for the most exciting time of the year (to some). Part of the Open Gym tour, Patrick O'Brien headed out to the Greensboro area to watch the talent the Bengals of Greensboro Day School will be bringing this season.

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 3 at #PhenomSummerHavoc (Part 1)

2022 5’11 Ladarien McCree (1-Carolina 2022)(Black): True leader and floor general on the court. Plays with patience, reads what the defense gives him, and either attacks to create scoring opportunities or dish to open teammates. 2023 6’7 Tydreiz Coleman (1-Carolina 2022)(Black): Coleman is a long, wiry but young forward that moves well and can defend inside and along the perimeter.  Showed...

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team CP3 Makes Their Debut

Obviously, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the “best travel ball team/program in North Carolina” since the summer season began. Due to so many differing opinions, it’s become a legitimate talking point for all folks within grassroots basketball—and there’s still no clear answer. Team Curry has made a strong push for the top spot thus far, but other high-profile squads like Garner...

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Open Gym Tour: Team CP3 16U

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for another special open gym feature on Team CP3’s 15s, 16s, and 17s. This organization is consistently one of the most talented programs in the state and home to numerous NBA players and overseas professionals. Since basically every player on the roster is a noteworthy name, we will be taking a closer look at some personal...

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Destined for Greatness: Jaydon Young

Often times, a prospect can go through the high school game without needing to attract a ton of attention and still find incredible success at the next level. Somehow, it feels like everyone within North Carolina already understands and appreciates the capabilities of Jaydon Young. What will it take for him to receive appropriate national recognition? Well, the Greensboro Day and Team CP3 star...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2023)

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 2023 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Cannon “Earns” Trip to NCISAA State Championship

Cannon “Earns” Trip to NCISAA State Championship Cannon 75 Greensboro Day 64 For head coach Che Roth, his motto at Cannon is “earn it,” and their play in the semifinals against three-time defending state champions Greensboro Day was simply just that. Cannon came out red-hot and led 19-13 in the first quarter. 6’6 sophomore DJ Nix hit four 3-pointers and offensively Cannon was a well-oiled...

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Freshmen who didn’t play like freshmen

Freshmen who didn’t play like freshmen The Phenom High School Jamboree provided teams and players to give us hoop junkies just a nice glimpse of the upcoming season. Naturally, it’s the upperclassmen that have the opportunity to shine early on, especially in pre-season scrimmages. That being said, we’re going to look into a handful of freshmen that played beyond their years and grade.  6’4...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Mike Dudley (United Faith) United Faith always possesses a ton of talent, but Dudley might be the most enticing of their current group. He checks so many boxes, from size to shooting to athleticism, and should only continue to get better. Dudley is so smooth that he’s able to actively toggle between being a primary offensive option and scoring as needed. He could really take off this...

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