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Open Gym Report: NC Gaters 2022

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro for a special open gym feature on the NC Gaters, a program with some of the top up-and-coming talent from the area. We had the privilege of seeing their teams for the classes of 2022 and 2024, and there was a lot to unbox. This article will take a closer look at the makeup of their 16U roster and what we can expect of them throughout the...

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Previewing the Triad High School Basketball Landscape: Northern Guilford

It’s been stated before, but the high school basketball scene has transformed into something comparable to NBA free agency. On one hand, the kneejerk reaction is to pose an argument for why/how transferring or reclassifying could have a positive effect on said player. The other side of the token typically points to the lack of loyalty, structure, or overall negative effects that could...

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Northern Guilford “Books and Basketball”

Northern Guilford “Books and Basketball”  First year Northern Guilford head coach Kellen Parrish inherited a team that went 11-15 during the 2018-19 season. This past season coach Parrish coached Northern Guilford to a 16-10 record and won the Mid-State 2A/3A regular season conference championship going 12-2. Leading the way on the basketball court and in the classroom was 6’5 2022 Nolan...

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NC Phenom 150 2022 All Tournament Team

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2022 6′4″ 125 Isaiah J Williams Indian Trail NC Porter Ridge High School 2022 6’1″ 83 Jackson Helms Summerfield NC Northern Guilford High School 2022 5′11″ 82 A.J. Cook Waxhaw NC Weddington High School 2022 6′4″ 130 Nolan Hodge Greensboro NC Northern Guilford High School 2022 6′2″ 113 Kyle Frazier Weddington NC Weddington High School 2022...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#82- AJ Cook- Though somewhat unassuming, Cook has easily been one of the most memorable performers from camp. He’s smart, crafty, and an incredibly smooth three-level scorer with a knockdown jumper from beyond the arc. Cook handles and distributes the ball very well, but is arguably even better as a scoring threat. He also gives great effort on defense and the glass.   #115- Noah Hooper-...

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Open Gym Tour: Northern Guilford

Founded just over a decade ago, Northern Guilford has seen some high-level prospects come through this program but have largely maintained their reputation as a football school. After the infamous era that featured guys like Michael Neal (App State), Jonathan Frye (Tulane), and Jacob Lawson (Purdue), the basketball talent just wasn’t the same. They’ve had multiple scholarship-level guys...

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Prospects to Watch in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

This week, we looked at some of the most elite freshmen in the Hoopstate by putting out two separate installments of five special prospects. Today, we’ll do something a little different and take a look at guys that have just begun to hit their stride or are in the early stages of doing so. This list will highlight a variety of different prospects, but are not Phenom Hoops’ official rankings....

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #22: 5’5 ’22 Mekhi Gibson (Laurinburg, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a quality foundation and two-way approach to camp, Mekhi Gibson. He’s a young point guard prospect that was able to reliably run a team and get everyone involved. Gibson utilizes his quickness and tight handle to enter the paint with relative ease. He made plays...

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Bendel’s Best: NC Phenom 150 Camp

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Greensboro, North Carolina for another phenomenal day of basketball. Our annual Phenom 150 Camps have become a regular staple in our yearly routine, especially with this spring camp, as guys try to make their last push for an invite to the prestigious NC Top 80 on March 10th. There were plenty of prospects that college coaches should be interested in,...

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Northern Guilford v. Eastern Alamance

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Northern Guilford High School to see the hometown Nighthawks host the Eagles of Eastern Alamance. We expected it to be a tough test for both teams, as Northern has hovered around the .500-mark for most of the season while Eastern Alamance has maintained their undefeated record but was without one of their top contributors, Caleb Hester, for this contest....

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 16

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 16 Coach Kyle Caddell   #77: 5’8 ’19 Jarick Yon (Fuquay-Varina, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was able to consistently highlight his quickness at camp, Jarick Yon. He’s a point guard prospect that exerts a lot of effort on both ends of the floor while looking to make hustle plays whenever possible. Yon is capable of...

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