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“Getting to Know” 6’1 ’23 Caleb Senyo

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Queen City Showcase (Part 2)

2025 Andrew Grimes (Raleigh Raiders): We told you about Grimes a while back and he continues to play at a high level and catch more eyes with his game and skill set as a young prospect.  The 6’7 forward has a great feel on the court, carving out space and playing big down in the paint and on the boards, but also surprising many with his ability to step out with his mid-range shot, his...

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Game Recap: Haywood Christian vs. Victory Christian Academy

On Thursday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Hickory, NC to watch the Western Piedmont Conference semifinal matchup between Haywood Christian and Victory Christian Academy (Gastonia). Haywood Christian came into the game with a 14-6 record and feature North Carolina’s leading scorer in 2023 Caleb Senyo who is averaging 36.9 PPG, 8.9 RPG, 3.7 APG, and 5.5 SPG. Victory Christian came into the...

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Dynamic playmakers: Class of 2023 (Guards, Part 1)

Phenom Hoops doesn’t just shed light on the top players in the state but we want to provide a platform for ALL players. The class of 2023 is still fully loaded with talent and there are plenty of players that are having a strong high school season that you may want to check out, especially if you are looking for dynamic guards. Here are a few guards having a tremendous high school season. 2023...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Jamboree Session II

6’1 ’23 Will Gray (East Forsyth) It should be unsurprising at this point, but Gray continues to be easily identifiable as the clear leader of this East Forsyth group. He consistently sets the tone on both ends of the floor, highlighting a smart, unselfish offensive game while overwhelming opponents defensively. Gray is excellent at getting downhill and attacking the basket, where he’s able to...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Grind

6’2 ’25 Jerron Blackwell (Charlotte Nation) Despite not playing with his usual group, Blackwell still found ways to stand out and operate as a leader for this squad. He’s smart, poised, and extremely mature, especially at this stage in his development. Blackwell is a reliable scorer with a well-rounded skillset, but doesn’t even need to chase point totals in order to make a consistent impact....

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Continuing to Progress: 2023 Caleb Senyo (NLPB)

In the world of high school basketball, development in one’s game is crucial. You have to be able to see the continuing development and progress in a player’s game, showing the work they have put in. One player that we have seen countless times over the years has been 2023 Caleb Senyo and it is clear that he has been putting in countless hours to improve his game overall.

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 2 at Phenom MDC (Part 2)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’0 2023 Caleb Senyo (NLPB 803)  Caleb has built a reputation of one of the more consistent, tough guards in his class. He’s become known in my eyes for challenging top guards and facilitating at a high level. His court vision has been remarkable, now he’s starting to really expand his scoring capabilities altogether. He’s just as defensively focused as he was this previous...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Memorial Day Classic

5’11 ’22 Jordan Marsh (PSB Larkin) There’s an abundance of talent within the PSB Larkin squad, and Marsh is as valuable as anyone. At this point, he’s probably underrated within the bigger scheme of things. Marsh is a sharp ball-handler and playmaker with an excellent penetration sense. He’s smart, athletic, and displays nice balance as a two-way floor general. Marsh is a quality defender and...

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Western North Carolina All Star Games

Phenom Hoops traveled to Asheville, North Carolina to cover the Western North Carolina All Star game hosted by Jake Senyo of the Ranking Report. 60 of the top players were divided into three groups, freshmen/sophomore, juniors and seniors. It was a great opportunity to see some of the young and promising players in the western part of the state. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the...

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Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Colby Lewis #0: 5’6 ’24 Chaz Beasley (Augusta, GA) Chaz Beasley is a young point guard that has a knack for creating off the bounce and getting downhill to the basket. Despite his height, he has the ability to find ways to finish over taller defenders with crafty finishes. From the perimeter, he showed the ability to knock down the three-point shot. Defensively, he has the ability...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 20

Team 20 Coach: Rod Williams #0: 5’9 ’24 Denzel Foster (Greensboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that contributed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Denzel Foster. He’s a young, sturdy guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and approach to the game. Foster utilizes his quickness very well to touch the paint and harass his assignment as an...

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Caleb Senyo: Consistently Developing

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a series on some players who have attended events over the past few years but still remain on the lesser-known side of things, whether by spectators or college coaches. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done...

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Next Level Basketball Prospects, “Fun, entertaining and talented”

At the Teammates Nationals at the Rock Hill Sports and Event Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Phenom Hoops were able to check out Next Level Basketball Prospects (NLBP) coached by John Mobley. This is a team that composed of young players from the western part of North Carolina. NLPB has a unique blend of size, length, skill and athleticism. In the impressive opening day win, NLPB is a fun,...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 9

Team 9 Coach: Harold Smith #18: 5’8 ’21 Lavonte Hughes (Cherryville) Starting things off, we look at a player that embodies the “heart over height” notion quite well, Lavonte Hughes. He’s a smart, quick point guard prospect that plays bigger than his size on both ends of the floor. Hughes is an exceptional penetrator with the ability to finish strong through contact with either hand or setup...

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South Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Jason Brown   #66: 5’6 ’23 Gabe Littlejohn (St. Joseph’s) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to make a strong two-way impact within the team concept, Gabe Littlejohn. He’s a young, high-motor guard prospect that was able to get downhill, attack the basket, and finish through contact at a pretty reliable rate. Littlejohn handles the ball well and displayed...

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Player Standouts at SC Phenom 150 Camp

#65- Jordan Blue- No point guard has been a better true floor general than Blue, who makes up for his lack of size with incredibly heady, unselfish play. He’s very smart and it’s evident on both ends of the floor, given his unwavering consistency as a defender and decision-maker. Blue exudes leadership in basically everything that he does and should emerge as a vital piece this season.  ...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons   #38: 5’10 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Veritas Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that understands how to effectively run a team with poise and maturity, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, team-first guard with a strong motor, skillset, and balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Next in his development process is working to become a craftier...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: Antonio Threadgill   #14: 5’9 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Veritas Christian Academy) Starting things off, we look at a player that already displays a strong understanding of how to properly run a team, Caleb Senyo. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect that offers a nice balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Seyno is smart, unselfish, plays hard, and has the necessary...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1 #PhenomChampionShowcase

It’s July which means travel ball is back and in action, the Phenom Crew has invaded the other Carolina for a weekend full of hoops and storylines!Fort Mill, South Carolina- The action didn’t waste any time picking up here at Comenius School, we had the pleasure of getting a jump on the new wave of talent 13U-15U, at this stage a lot of these underclassmen are relatively unknown and...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: George Marshall   #58: 5’7 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Cane Creek Middle School) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to run a team and make a consistent impact, Caleb Senyo. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect that offers a quality blend of scoring and playmaking. Senyo shoots the ball particularly well from perimeter, but also frequently touches the paint and...

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Carolina High School Showcase: Award Winners

The inaugural Carolina High School Showcase was an unbelievable success. The gym was packed with talent at all levels and the players bought into the “three dribble rule” as they played unselfishly and played with passion and purpose. The competition was intense and fierce as players were diving on the floor for loose balls and actually talked and played aggressive defense. Now,...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Travis Keever   #5:5’0 ’23 Ashton Dillon (Asheville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out with his strong energy level throughout camp, Ashton Dillon. He’s a slightly undersized guard prospect that looks to disrupt the opposition in any way possible. Dillon handled the ball well and displayed solid vision in transition. Next in his development process is...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Chris Sause   #4: 5’7 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Fletcher, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a quality foundation and useful skillset, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to properly run an efficient offense. Senyo offers a terrific balance between scoring and playmaking, which allows him to...

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