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Dawkins’ Standouts: Phenom G3 Showcase (Part 2)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2023 Avion Pinner (Team Curry) Avion Pinner has consistently impressed me when I’ve watched him play, but it is not for his high flying ability or overall versatility. Pinner’s ability to impact the game on the defensive end specifically is an incredibly special skill. Aside from moving his feet well, Pinner shows solid timing when protecting the rim and gives opposing scorers...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 17U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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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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NCISAA 2A Semifinal Recap: The Burlington School vs Wayne Country Day

In a rematch of last year’s NCISAA 2A State Semifinals, The Burlington School (28-7) would once again host Wayne Country Day (25-7). All season long, these two teams have been at the top of our private school rankings. 6’3 2024 Kobe George The Burlington School knew in order to win this game, they would have to make it very difficult on Wayne Country Day’s Collin Tanner, their...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Cam Whitmore (Archbishop Spalding) vs The Burlington School at 2021 #theJohnWall

Villanova commit Cam Whitmore and Archbishop Spalding took on the Burlington School led by Kheni Briggs and Avion Pinner in the semi-finals of the Devonte Graham bracket at the 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: John Wall Invitational (Monday, Part 2)

Archbishop Spalding vs. North Meck It was an intense battle between these two teams and a fun one to watch.  It was a pretty close battle all throughout but Archbishop was able to hold the lead for nearly the entire game.  2022 Cam Whitmore was the real deal.  Yes, he has incredible athleticism and he put that on display but his ability to score in a variety of ways, use his body well, put on...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom November Classic

2022 Quante Berry (Winston Salem Christian): Really liked what I saw out of the Providence commit.  He wasn’t filling up the stat sheet as far as scoring but Berry was making play after play on the floor to help his team.  On several occasions, he was able to create with the dribble and eventually set up/ find his teammates for easy baskets.  But he also got out and took advantage...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: George Marshall #8: 6’0 ’23 Jordan Cooper (Wayne Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to steadily trend upward with his reliable two-way presence, Jordan Cooper. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with the necessary combination of IQ, vision, and scoring prowess to effectively operate from either backcourt position. Cooper is arguably at his best...

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Open Gym Report: The Burlington School

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School for a high-level open gym session with one of the top programs across North Carolina. For the last two seasons, the Spartans have been led by Coach Ryan Bernardi and, regardless of roster composition, found a way to make it to the title game. After suffering a state championship loss, they reached their goal last season and seized...

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Quickly Reloaded: The Burlington School

Each year, there are certain programs that are guaranteed to be relevant simply due to their coaching and/or knack to acquire talent. Take Duane Lewis (North Meck), Dion Bethea (Gray Collegiate), BJ Jackson (Legacy Early College), and countless others as evidence of this notion. Well, despite entering just his fourth season as a high school head coach, perhaps Ryan Bernardi is deserving of a...

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Versatile Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Given the way basketball has trended over the last decade or so, versatility has become more valuable than ever—especially at the highest levels of play. Sure, there were older players like Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, and even Anthony Mason among countless others who embraced versatility before it became popular. However, it’s gradually become a necessity for a successful modernized brand of...

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Team Loaded NC 2022

During last summer’s crazy travel ball season in which there were no sneaker circuits, one of the most popular teams in the country was Tea Marie Hoops, started by former Division 1 assistant coach, Thomas Carr. Tea Marie Hoops quickly took over the grassroots scene with high level players wearing colorful t-shirts reminiscent of the classic Five Star Basketball Camp shirt. Yes, they were...

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Five Prospects Deserving of More Attention from College Coaches (2022)

It basically goes without saying, but the 2020-21 high school basketball season has been among the more unusual situations to occur within basketball or high school sports over the recent years. Obviously due to Covid, majority of programs were forced to maintain extremely low attendance numbers which, in turn, only hurt the kids and their overall chances to advance to the next level. Many...

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Wilson Prep Advances to the NCHSAA 1A State Championship with Win Over Riverside Martin

By: Rod Bridgers Tonight felt normal. Almost a year into this pandemic I watched a basketball game with fans and it felt good. Even better for me, it was in my hometown as the Wilson Prep defeated Riverside Martin 66-50 to advance to the 1A NCHSAA State Championship game Saturday. The first quarter was filled with a bunch of turnovers and missed opportunities from both teams. Blame it on nerves....

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2022 Phenom Rankings: The shot blockers you need to know

College coaches certainly love big or prospects that can make a difference on the offensive end but they certainly don't mind having a player that can make an impact on defense, erasing opponents' opportunities to score by blocking shots. In the class of 2022, there are multiple names that could be found on the updated Phenom Hoops rankings that can help man or eliminate those scoring opportunities. There are just five guys that you will want to know.

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Holiday Classic: A Good Dude vs. Charlotte Red Storm (Recap/Standouts)

A Good Dude and Charlotte Red Storm kicked off their game in the Arena court and the outside shot was falling early for both teams. Both teams were able to find success hitting multiple threes, as this game remained a tight battle through the first quarter.   The three’s kept on coming for both, but A Good Dude just seemed to have too much length and skill, really firing on all ends offensively...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: James Baker #10: 5’8 ’22 Chris Britt (Gaston Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that continually stands out with his sharp, quick, aggressive scoring prowess, Chris Britt. He’s a tough, heady lead guard prospect with the ability to reliably and effortlessly create quality shots out of little to nothing. Britt is excellent at blowing by his man and finishing around the...

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POB’s Stock Risers (Part 3)

It certainly hasn’t been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, let’s start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several part...

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A chance to watch the future at Queen City Showcase: Garner Road 3SSB 16u

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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Avion Pinner: An Underappreciated Prospect?

North Carolina’s Class of 2022 is absolutely brimming with talent. Naturally, everyone is going to be drawn towards the top of the list, given the trio of Team USA players (Bradley, Rice, Hood-Schifino), but there’s a case to be made for Avion Pinner forcing his way into the upper echelon sooner than later. However, in order to recognize his current status we will need to travel backwards a few...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

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 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2022

With the summer season behind us, there’s no better time to reexamine all the high school classes. The Class of 2022 will be entering their sophomore season and has an abundance of uncovered talent. This summer has given Phenom Hoops a chance to get a closer look at some prospects that we feel are underrated and have the chance to breakout this season. This article will take a deeper look at...

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Bendel’s Best: Summer Havoc (Part Three)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled back to Rock Hill, South Carolina for the final live period of the summer. We hosted our Summer Havoc from Thursday to Sunday at Comenius, Catawba Ridge, and Nation Ford. There were over one hundred college coaches to walk through our doors and various players received offers across the event. This article will take a closer look at some of the most...

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