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POB’s Best of the Best: Phenom November Classic

Phenom Hoops had a terrific event this past weekend down in Charlotte with the Phenom November Classic, presented by Ivester Jackson Christie’s. We had some terrific performances and teams in action, but there were a few players that really left a mark on our scouts. Here are five players that really impressed at the event. 2023 Dallas Gardner (Charlotte Country Day): What a performance...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at November Classic (Part 1)

2022 Hudson Rixham (Charlotte Country Day): Rixham really had a complete game to start Day 2 at the Phenom November Classic.  She comes in with good size but brings a lot of versatility to the court, making impact plays and playing multiple positions on the court.  She showed she can be the main ball-handler, used her size on the boards, created for herself off the dribble, and knocked down...

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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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Matchups to Watch at Phenom November Classic (Friday)

After coming off a tremendous event at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, it is only right to get excited about this weekend's event in the Phenom November Classic, presented by Ivester Jackson Christie. The talent on the court is going to be fun to watch, as we have some tremendous matchups coming your way. That is why we are looking at a few player showdowns for each game, ones you will not want to miss.

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HIGHLIGHTS: VT commit MJ Collins vs 2023 Collin Tanner Goes Down at Phenom Hoops #CarmelTipOff!

2023 Collin Tanner and 2022/Virginia Tech commit MJ Collins put on two incredible performances at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, as they showed why they are two of the premier prospects in the state. Check out all the highlights from this intense game.

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What You Missed: Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

What a way to start the high school season at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, as the atmosphere was off the charts, the competition was incredible, and fans were treated to some of the premier talent around the region. If you missed you, you missed a good one. Here are JUST A FEW things you might have missed.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Carmel Tip-Off (Day 2, Part 2)

2025 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep): This kid is something special, there is no doubt about it.  He doesn’t play like a freshman and his understanding of the game is off the charts.  He just continues to expand his game all over the floor, creating with the dribble, moving incredibly well without the ball, constantly getting defenders guessing, and being a scoring threat once he touches the ball.  He...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Carmel Tip-Off (Day 1)

2022 Cinque Lemon (Liberty Heights): One thing about this Liberty Heights team, on any night they can have someone step up and lead the charge. On Day 1, it was 2022 Cinque Lemon that stepped up for his team. Lemon continued to show what he has shown over and over; the ability to knock down shots from multiple levels with a confident jumper.  But what was also impressive was the...

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Saturday, Nov. 13)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for.

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Friday, Nov. 12)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for. Event Information:Event Page:...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Kyree Bethel #13: 6’1 ’24 Jermaurhiyun Anderson (Quality Education) Starting things off, we look a player who should be among the top new additions to the state, Jermaurhiyun Anderson. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with a strong penetration sense and the ability to consistently finish or make plays within the paint. Anderson absorbs contact well, sets up others as needed,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Week 1 of Phenom Open Gym Tour

We have been hitting the road over the last week, touching base with teams around the state of North Carolina and seeing the talent that will be on display this high school season. There have been new names and rising stars that have caught our attention, as in this article, we focus on a few players that could be in for BIG seasons with their program. If you don’t know them yet, you will...

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INTERVIEW: 2022 V. Tech commit MJ Collins on His BLOW-UP Summer + Proving Himself Nationally!

2022 MJ Collins talks about his summer and playing with Team Curry, his recruitment blow-up, and ultimately what made Virginia Tech the place for in the end. He also talks about his growth as a player and his goals at Westminster Catawba. How good does he think his team could be and what goals has he set for himself? We find it all.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Westminster Catawba

Phenom Hoops continues to hit the road, getting an early glance of teams around the state of North Carolina and the region before the upcoming high school season.  Monday night, Patrick O’Brien went out to Westminster Catawba to check in on some well-known talent and a few new names.  Last year, Westminster finished with a 16-3 overall record and making a run in the playoffs before...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Finale (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 Spencer Hairston (Gate City Grizzlies): This young man simply continues to produce and be an offensive scoring machine.  Which is why he should be one to really watch coming into North Carolina and playing at Dudley this season. He has the quickness and ability to create for himself but he can be deadly from the perimeter. Scored 29 points to lead the charge again, something he has...

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Top Players in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Ranking prospects is an interesting method to try and encapsulate the fluidity of overall player movement. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who tend to form these ranking lists typically opt to make updates on a periodic basis rather than monthly or bi-weekly. Two important points need to be made. First (for those who oppose the aforementioned fluidity of rankings), all major “rankings”...

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The blow-up has arrived: 2022 MJ Collins (Westminster Catawba/Team Curry)

It is a funny thing to see at times.  When watching players in a profession like ours, you get a chance to see a ton of talent that you just know or you have a gut feeling on, that it is only a matter of time before their recruitment starts taking off. 2022 6’4 MJ Collins from Westminster Catawba and Team Curry is one of those guys.  You could see his potential as early as his time at...

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Team Curry 17U Preview

Last summer, Pro Skills Basketball introduced their newest team to the lineup, Team Curry, part of the Under Armour Association. Head Coach Sim Frazier helped build this team into one of the most recognizable teams in the country. In a summer with so much uncertainty, Team Curry finished with a 23-4 record.  What’s even more impressive is that every single player on their roster earned a...

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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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College coaches starting to recognize 2022 MJ Collins (Westminster Catawba)

You may want to start watching out and learning the name… we are just going to warn you. But 2022 6’4 MJ Collins from Westminster Catawba could be in for a blow-up as far as recruitment and should be considered one of the top players in the state of South Carolina. Collins has steadily improved his game over the years, from when we were watching him at Northside Christian and is now playing at a...

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Northwood Temple Knocks Off Westminster Catawba to Advance to the NCISAA 2A State Championship

The NCISAA 2A division was arguably the deepest division in the state this year. On Wednesday night, Northwood Temple hosted Westminster Catawba in the semifinals. Northwood Temple (26-7) entered the game on a 15-game win streak. Westminster Catawba entered the game with a 14-2 record. Both teams have played at a high level consistently all year. The first quarter started with Northwood...

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Phenom Game Report: Westminster Catawba vs. Northside Christian

Playoff basketball, there is nothing like it in North Carolina. This was a battle to go to the Final Four, as Westminster Catawba and Northside Christian had a ton of storylines coming into this one.  Two very well-coached teams went at it to start in the first quarter, and both offenses seemed to make plays. Northside found success from the perimeter while Westminster attacked and got to the...

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Deserving of More Offers: Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Every year, the grassroots landscape is overflowing with capable college-level prospects—many of which fall under the radar and don’t receive appropriate attention. North Carolina’s Class of 2022 is no different given the sheer depth of talent. Add in the unique effects from Covid, and it’s even tougher to earn scholarships than before.  However, this group should get an extended viewing with...

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Calvary Day v. Westminster Catawba (Recap/Standouts)

We kicked off another day at the Phenom Holiday Classic on Tuesday, as Westminster Catawba and Calvary Day started the day off in a great fashion.  I would say it was a pretty tight battle throughout the first half but it was Calvary Day that was able to produce offensively, getting inside the paint, making the extra hustle plays, and scoring effectively.  It helped them retain a lead throughout...

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Holiday Classic: Providence Day vs. Westminster Catawba (Recap/Standouts)

Providence Day and Westminster Catawba brought us another intriguing matchup and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  It was going to be interesting to see who would be able to gain control in this one; Providence Day came out really strong early on with Bryce Scott and Jaquava Propst-Allison making plays.  Those two helped Providence earn the early edge and held it for much of the first quarter and...

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South Pointe v. Westminster Catawba (Recap/Standouts)

The sixth game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two teams whose respective reputations have trended upward over the last few years in South Pointe and Westminster Catawba. Things kicked off in favor of South Pointe, but quickly turned into a neck-and-neck contest. After numerous lead changes and neither team able to gain much separation Westminster Catawba ended the...

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 1 Standouts

Game 1:Winston-Salem Christian 60Aiken High School 58 Quante Berry 6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Berry finished with 20 points and 6 assists in a 60-58 win over Aiken High School. The 6’4 combo guard continues to improve and improve his game as the primary ball handler and facilitator for this Winston-Salem Christian team....

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South Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Drae Rice #0: 5’10 ’21 AJ Thompson (Northwestern) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to successfully run a team on either side of the ball, AJ Thompson. He’s a smart, quick, heady point guard prospect with an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Thompson is great in the open floor but also more than comfortable within the half-court...

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Phenom Open Gym: Westminster Catawba

Phenom Hoops went down to Rock Hill to hit the gym and check out the talent at Westminster Catawba and does this program have a bright future ahead of them. Loaded with talent on multiple levels, along with young talent that will for sure be names to remember, Westminster will be a must-see team to watch.

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