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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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North Carolina’s Top 2024 Prospects Make Waves at CP3 Rising Stars Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. Typically, this event is exclusively for rising freshmen but the unforeseen circumstances over the last year prevented the Class of 2024 from the occasion. Instead of excising the class completely, they opted to combine the two classes into one enormous event. The amount...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: CP3 2024

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. CP3 2024 The future looks extremely bright in...

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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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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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Overflowing with Talent: Team CP3 15U (2024)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for a variety of high-level basketball. Our Phenom Post-Grad Nationals began on Friday while the Hoopstate Championship and Spring Tip-Off Classic kicked-off on Saturday—making for an extremely entertaining weekend. There were countless notable teams and players from all three...

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The Burlington School vs South Granville: Game Recap

Friday night in Creedmoor, NC, we were all in for a treat. There’s something about these public versus private school matchups that get everyone excited. We had one of the top public school teams in North Carolina in South Granville, led by Louisville commit, Bobby Pettiford Jr. Their opponent, The Burlington School (TBS), one of the top private school teams in the state, led by UNCW...

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Five Standout Freshmen “Stock On the Rise”

Five Standout Freshmen “Stock On the Rise” While it’s way too early for Phenom Hoops to calculate our North Carolina 2024 rankings, but let’s take a closer look at five standout freshmen that is making an early season impression. Be sure to check out Part 2 https://phenomhoopreport.com/five-standout-frosh-part-2-on-the-rise/ 6’8 ’24 Jarin Stevenson (Northwood HS) Jarin Stevenson is...

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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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Five More Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

Phenom Hoops tuned in virtually to a few practices for the Burlington School, a program that certainly is brining a lot of excitement and talent to the floor this season. With a blend of new names, returning players, and young prospects, Coach Ryan Bernardi should have the eyes of many this season. We dive into names that we saw and should watch this year.

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HIGHLIGHTS: NC/SC 2024s NO. 1 TEAM UP! Felton X Walker GO TO WORK at Teammate Hoops AAU Event!

Check out highlights from the Teammate Hoops AAU event held in Rock Hill, SC this past weekend. The biggest headline of the weekend was the Rising Stars AAU back court of Jahseem Felton and Zion Walker. Both are considered the top prospect in their class for NC and SC currently. The rising freshman are looking to make an instant impact in the NCISAA this upcoming season.

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MadeHoops Session II Standouts

Phenom Hoop Report was on hand at the recent Session II of the MadeHoops Winter Circuit at Boo Williams Sportsplex. Let’s take a look at some of the players who caught our attention at that event and other up and comers from the Winter Circuit.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from NC Junior Phenom Session I (Part III)

Phenom Hoop Report headed back to a familiar place over the years, as Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina held their first of three North Carolina Junior Phenom camps.  Not only does it provide a fantastic chance for young, rising prospects to learn the game but also gives us an early preview of the talent coming up in the years to come. Check out a few names that impressed at the...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Jr. Phenom Camp

#2- Adam Reavis- Though young and somewhat undersized, Reavis knows how to make his presence felt—especially on defense. He plays with a nonstop motor and simply looks to affect the action however possible on either end of the floor. Reavis knows how to disrupt his assignment on defense and was the only player in attendance that attempted to take a charge.   #3- KJ Taylor- The two-way...

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Queen City Middle School Showcase Team Preview: TSB Elite 2023

The Queen City Middle School Showcase brings a fantastic event to the city of Charlotte, North Carolina, giving families, friends, and fans a chance to see the next upcoming talent around the area.    Every year, players and teams showcase their abilities in front of hundreds of fans and scouts with Phenom Hoops.  It is also a chance to learn early and gain national exposure at an early age, as...

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North Carolina Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 4

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 4 Coach Dre   #15:5’2 ’23 Keenan Wilkins (Hendersonville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showed flashes of sheer dominance during his time at camp, Keenan Wilkins. He’s a quick point guard prospect that can attack and manipulate defenses in a variety of ways. Wilkins scores effortlessly on all three levels...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 2: Coach Thread’s Standouts

5’4 2023 Evaan Ezhilan (Mooresville, NC One of the better shooter in the camp. Has a nice touch and follow through on his shot. He a small guard but understands spacing and how to get his shot off. Has a very high IQ and know how to play on and off the ball. Good team player and likes getting his teammates involve.   5’8 2023 Isaiah Sanders (Lexington, NC) Sanders was one of the...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — NC Junior Phenom (Session 2)

#59 6’1″ 2023 Zion Walker Turrentine Middle (Graham, NC) Walker comes from great blood lines as he is cousins with JamesOn Curry and Junior Robinson. Walker looks like he is next in line to carry the family name. He is very strong, has great length and is very skilled. Walker was a 2-way threat with his ability to both defend the point of attack as well as create offense. He was a...

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Brandon Lee’s four to watch: NC Jr Phenom

The second session of NC Jr Phenom showcased a diverse collection of talent, 63 junior high prospects from both Carolina’s and Virginia gathered in Greensboro to battle it out. Greensboro, North Carolina- Campers warmed up in competitive heart racing drills conducted by Phenom’s prestigious counselor staff, before breaking up into live play. Many of these youngsters are still learning the...

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