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Due for a Jump: Five Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Each year in North Carolina, rankings are in constant fluctuation due to the number of prospects that either drastically improve, find a new setting, or maximize an unforeseen opportunity. Sometimes, none of these apply to the actual circumstances. Regardless, this article series will take a look at some of the worthiest prospects due for a likely jump in our rankings. Although various prospects...

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More Than Deserving: 6’6 2022 Josh Scovens

Each year, the high school basketball scene doubles as somewhat of a revolving door for incoming and outgoing prospects. Whether staying put, transferring to other programs, or advancing their game to the collegiate level, the overall movement within the landscape actively allows for guys to maximize changes by establishing themselves in an entirely different light. That being said, Josh Scovens...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

6’5 ’23 Trey Barbee (Strong Center) Despite Strong Center’s extremely balanced two-way approach, Barbee consistently found ways to emerge as a leader for this group. He possesses nice size and displays a fairly versatile offensive game with the ability to make plays with or without the ball in his hands. Barbee applies constant pressure in the midrange, but also attacks the basket and positions...

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Worthy of Offers: Underappreciated Targets for College Coaches (Part Two)

The trickle-down effect of Covid has largely dismantled the already-shaky structure that is college basketball. Interestingly enough, most of these kids in the Class of 2022 have yet to realize that many players will either go to a lower level than expected or be forced to fight for opportunities with players from the Class of 2021. While it’s not applicable to everyone, the additional granted...

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Open Gym Report: Team BOND 17U

On Sunday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of Winston-Salem, North Carolina to preview some quality talent within one of the top up-and-coming programs in Team BOND. There was an abundance of appeal and intrigue inside the gym, featuring an interesting variety of prospects from 17U and 16U squads. Although we were able to watch both teams, this article will take a closer look at their 17U...

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Game Report: Northwest Guilford vs. Greensboro Page

Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro to watch Page High School take on Northwest Guilford. It is never easy playing a team twice, let alone in back-to-back nights. This game was full of intensity and energy from the start. Page High School threw the first punch jumping out to a 7-0 lead to start the game. Even though Page ended up winning by 18 points the game was a lot closer than the score...

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Phenom Game Report: Dudley at Page

Josh Scovens Out around the Greensboro area, Page and Dudley matched up again for the second time in six days.  The first game came right down to the wire, with Page securing the 50-49 victory on the road.  Now, they looked to duke it out once again and this one was much like the first matchup, coming down to the final seconds. Both teams were trading baskets in the first quarter, with...

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Get to Know” Josh Scovens

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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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Stay Positive (Underrated Gems)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Upward Star Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina for another quality event. The competition level was high, featuring numerous new squads and those that we’ve seen throughout the summer—which naturally led to a variety of standout performers. In addition to enticing competition, the atmosphere was exceptional. This article will take a closer look...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Early Standouts (Stay Positive)

6’6 Matthew Warren of Upward Stars Pee Dee 16U had an incredible game to start the day. Absolutely dominated in the paint, finished consistently. Rebounded the ball very well on both sides of the ball. Has the ability to push the ball on the break and make correct reads. As a 2023 kid, he already has the height length and body that college coaches look for. The most impressive part of his game...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session I Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Dre Simmons #56: 5’6 ’23 Chase Detenber (Charlotte Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that really stood out for his three-point shooting, especially for his age, Chase Detenber. He’s a young, wiry guard prospect that plays hard and within the team concept at all times. Detember is a great spot-up threat that knows how to make the extra pass whenever available. Next...

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