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INTERVIEW: 2023 Wesley Tubbs III Gives Recruitment Update + Expanding HIS Game + Season Preview!

Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops sits down with Wesley Tubbs at the Phenom Summer Havoc to talk about all the latest... His excitement around playing with Team United, his continuing development in his game, becoming more of a leader, along with all the latest in his recruitment. Tubbs breaks down his thoughts on the latest offers and talks about each visit he has taken.

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Player Standouts from Phenom Summer Havoc (Saturday)

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Kameron Roberts (Warriors TBT)Without a doubt the biggest workhorse I saw on the day. He gave defenders the work no matter where on the court, and his unique physique allows him to play and guard any position. He’s got the athleticism and quickness to get downhill and the muscle to bully others down low. Plays so tough on a team that centered totally around defensive...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 1, Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’2 2024 Bobby Hardison (Carolina Riptide 2024/Lake Norman)  I’ve been aware of Bobby for a full year now, and have watched him really begin to come into his own. Coming off a solid freshman season playing with the junior varsity squad, Hardison’s ability to score from all 3-levels at a fair rate should lead him to being a varsity-level contributor. I think the cast making up...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 2 (Day 2, Part 2)

2022 Jajuan Nicholls (Sheed Wallace Select): There is a lot of length on this Wallace Select team but Nicholls is one that has continued to earn praise with what he provides on both ends. The 6’8 prospect showed flashes both on the defensive side of the ball, blocking shots, creating a wall on the court, and moving well against different opponents. He also has a nice feel and mobility...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: Team United 2023

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops.  That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc.  Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches. Team United 2023 Size, on top of size, on top...

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Stars of NCISAA (Session 2) LIVE Period – Class of 2023

Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will continue with the stars that showed out from the class of 2023.

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NCISAA Session 2 Standouts (Day 1)

Comeh Emuobor Phenom Hoops was on deck at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Session 2 LIVE Period and it was great to see so many players in action playing in front of college coaches. Day 1 kicked off in what looked to be a terrific event, as these were just a few names that really captured my eyes on Friday night. Top Performer: 2023 Comeh Emuobor (Ravenscroft) Emuobor is a special talent and...

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Texas A&M offers 2023 6’7 Wesley Tubbs, others expressing interest

The Phenom Queen City Showcase brought some of the best talent around the region all under one building; it was a college coach’s dream.  One of the most impressive players throughout the entire weekend was 2023 6’7 Wesley Tubbs for Team United. Tubbs has been a familiar name to many over the past year or so, really being a key player at Northside Christian and one of the top players in the...

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College Coaches, Team United 2023 has the talent you are looking for

The Phenom Queen City Showcase was simply off the charts. The amount of talent of all levels was exceptional, along with the competition.  There was one team that, personally, I couldn’t wait to watch and they certainly proved themselves.  Team United 2023 EYBL is one that college coaches, of ALL levels including high-majors everywhere, should be watching all summer long. First off, if you are...

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Dawkins’ Day Two Standouts: Queen City Showcase

DeAjai Dawkins’ Day Two standouts  6’2 2024 Zion Walker (CP3 2024)  In my opinion, every selfless high school athlete should have a default aspiration for their high school career; winning a state championship. For 2024 Zion Walker, he was able to cross that goal off his list early-on, as The Burlington School completed their marvelous journey toward hardware during the 2020-2021...

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HIGHLIGHTS: NCA Wesley Tubbs x Glynn Hubbard TOO MUCH for BJ Freeman & Moravian Prep at Phenom MLK!

Northside and Moravian Prep battled it out at the Phenom MLK Showcase in Rock Hill. It brought two of the top programs in the state and a lot of intriguing talent to the court, as it was one of many of the highly-anticipated games from the event. Check out all the highlights.

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Northside Christian vs Moravian Prep National: Game Recap

In the second game of the day, we had a big time match up between two top ten teams in the state: Northside Christian and Moravian Prep National. Moravian Prep is led by senior guard BJ Freeman, who is one of the most highly rated unsigned seniors in North Carolina. In the first quarter, Moravian Prep through the first punch. Their three-quarter court pressure forced turnovers. We saw Jackson...

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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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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #0: 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Victory Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with...

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Phenom Open Gym: Northside Christian

Northside Christian was fun to watch last year and came up just short in their hopes of a state championship.  Now, Coach Hatchett has lost a few key seniors and players from last year’s team but is excited about what the future holds with this year’s group.  A blend of scoring, quickness, versatility, and experience, Northside Christian is going to certainly be a team to watch once...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at #PhenomChallenge (Part III)

2023 Wesley Tubbs (Charlotte Supreme): You can already see that Tubbs has the length that will catch eyes but what really stands out first is his emotion, hustle, and willingness to leave it all out there.  Such a competitor.  As far as his game goes, he is a 6’5 long, wiry prospect that can create for himself or for his teammates.  Just another big-time prospect in the 2023...

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Northside Christian Heading in a Youthful Direction

Heading into next season, the North Carolina high school landscape appears to be a completely open race—both in private and public schools. Public powerhouses, like North Mecklenburg, lost major pieces in Tristan Maxwell, Trayden Williams, and Shamann Artis. The same thing is happening at private schools. Concord First Assembly was the clear-cut top private school team last season and returns...

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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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Northside Christian returns to NCISAA 2A seminfinals

Northside Christian returns to the NCISAA 2A semifinals  Northside Christian 70 Fayetteville Academy 34 Phenom Hoops travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to cover the NCISAA 2A quarterfinal game between Fayetteville Academy and Northside Christian. Fayetteville Academy came into the contest as the defending state champions. While they sported an 8-15 record, Fayetteville Academy has...

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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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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session II Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #4: 5’5 ’24 Cayden Martin (Greensboro) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed and impacted the game well despite a lack of true size, Cayden Martin. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect with a high motor and excellent defensive instincts. Martin is quick and able to break down defenders with his quality handle, which allows him to attack the basket and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session II (Part I)

For the second weekend in a row, Phenom Hoop Report headed to Proehlific Park to check out the talent from around the state of North Carolina and it may have been the best group of talent we have had in one 150 camp. Talent was absolutely everywhere and at all ages but here are just a few names that really stood out to our scouts on Sunday. — 2023 6’5 Wesley Tubbs Tubbs is going to be...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Northside Christian Academy

Rick and Patrick both headed out just a few miles down the road to check out the latest surrounding Northside Christian Academy, a program with a great history of intriguing talent for the next level.  It looked to be the same once again, as Phenom Hoop Report continues to dominate their coverage with the Phenom Open Gym Tour. We also want to thank coach Erasto Hatchett for his hospitality. He...

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Previewing Top Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

As we continue to prepare for the upcoming high school season, Phenom Hoops carries on their preview of the top prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023, which is shaping up nicely. This class is already deep and littered with high-level prospects at every position, and we’ll take a closer look at some of them in this article. Again, this is in no way a ranking or reflection of rankings in...

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Team Loaded 15U claims the Silver bracket 93-89 in overtime

In an absolute thriller Team Loaded went blow for blow with a scrappy Charlotte Supremes squad, in the end regulation wasn’t enough time to decide a winner.Greensboro, North Carolina- Team Loaded utilized a second half run, and some halftime defensive adjustments to claim the title on championship Sunday. This was the most competitive game on court three it was a contest of runs, both teams...

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