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North Carolina Top 80 All Star Team Class of 2022

Note: Players had to play in all three games ClassHeightNo.NameHigh SchoolCityState20226′7″62Noah RossTrinity Academy Of RaleighApexNC20226′6″54Raphael GayWinston-Salem ChristianWinston-SalemNC20226′2″21Xavier McKelvyUnited FaithCharlotteNC20226′5″39Josh ScovensPageGreensboroNC20226′6″45DJ NixCannonHarrisburgNC

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Commitment Alert: Winthrop snags a steal in 2022 Xavier McKelvy

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Xavier McKelvyClass: 2022Committed to: Winthrop Stats Last Season: McKelvy had...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part Two

Although there has been a ton of excitement swirling throughout the last few months, July is finally coming to an end. Between the NCHSAA/NCISAA events in June and the consecutive live periods across July, all levels of coaches have been traveling, evaluating, and establishing relationships with these prospects. Excluding the lone period in July, we will take a closer look at a slew of players...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part One

Although there has been a ton of excitement swirling throughout the last few months, July is finally coming to an end. Between the NCHSAA/NCISAA events in June and the consecutive live periods across July, all levels of coaches have been traveling, evaluating, and establishing relationships with these prospects. Excluding the lone period in July, we will take a closer look at a slew of players...

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INTERVIEW: 2022 Xavier McKelvy on his RECRUITMENT BOOM + Playing in Front of Coaches Again & More!

Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops sits down with one of the fastest rising prospects in the Class of 2022 in NC, Xavier McKelvy. In the latest interview, we discuss his big summer so far, how he has developed his game over the last few years, and how his recruitment has taken off as well as some new interests.

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

2022 Brady Moore (Louisville Prospects): Moore took advantage of the stage that was set, going for an impressive 20-point performance vs. the Royals.  The 6’5 prospect brings a strong frame and plays physical in getting downhill, putting the ball on the deck and finishing well with toughness.  Just really like how strong he plays on the court. 2022 Xavier McKelvy (Charlotte Royals):...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Summer Havoc

6’6 ’24 Jalik Dunkley-Distant (Bounce Elite) There’s an obvious amount of appeal with this Bounce Elite roster, and Dunkleydistant stands out as much as anyone. He’s a long, fluid wing prospect with phenomenal size, athleticism, and an excellent presence in the open floor. Dunkleydistant applies great downhill pressure, moves well without the ball, and highlighted the ability to create for...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 1) (Part 2)

2022 Xavier McKelvy (Charlotte Royals): With college coaches sitting baseline, I fully expect more offers to come his way and he showed why in Game 1 at the Summer Havoc.  You can almost get mesmerized in his play with his frame, his smoothness, his change of pace and direction, and his athleticism.  He was scoring once again from all areas with a ton of confidence but that is nothing...

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Stars of NCISAA (Session 2) LIVE Period – Class of 2022

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 start with the stars that showed out from the class of 2022.

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Beyond Underrated and Underrecruited: Class of 2022 from Phenom G3 Showcase

At the Phenom G3 Showcase, it really started to come to light how these three players are some of the more underrated and underrecruited players in the state for the Class of 2022. 2022 6’5 Chase Lowe, 2022 6’1 Xavier McKelvy, and 2022 6’5 Karon Boyd all bring something unique to the floor with their game but one thing they all have in similarity… production.

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 3)

2025 Q Williams (CP3 2025): Williams was IMPRESSIVE to start Day 3 to say the least.  His feel for the game, his instincts, and his vision in finding his teammates is big-time.  But he also showcased his shiftiness, his ability to read defenders, and see the game slow down with his ability to score the basketball.  He was cookin’ to start his day and is going to be a big-time...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’2 ’21 Travon Jones (Mint Hill Lakers) Although guys like Joel Baucom and Glenn Bynum have been the main offensive weapons for this Mint Hill Lakers group, Jones made a very strong impact on that end of the floor. He provided his usual amount of hustle, toughness, and ability to fill in the gaps, but also attacked the basket and hit numerous jumpers along the perimeter. As an unsigned senior,...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’1 ’23 Derek Bradley (PSB Bethel) Although there were various standouts for PSB Bethel, Bradley was easily among their most consistent and reliable performers. He’s a smart, strong, sturdy guard prospect with the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Bradley’s perimeter shooting and three-level scoring allow him to pose a quality off-ball threat, but he also shows...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 1, Part 1)

2022 CJ Harrist (Team HOPE 2022): Though he didn’t have the scoring output, you can not deny what he does as a leader and point guard for this team.  He reads defenders well, makes terrific passes in setting up his teammates, and plays with a tremendous IQ and feel.  True leader on the court. 2022 6’4 Titus Cunningham (Team HOPE 2022): Cunningham has intriguing size at 6’4 and length...

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POB’s Best of the Best from the Phenom Stay Positive

The Phenom Stay Positive brought a ton of talent to the courts in Bermuda Run. It was an exciting and thrilling event, as players really stepped up their game all throughout. But, while roaming the courts throughout, there were a few players that really seemed to grab my attention and standout from the rest, as these are POB’s Best of the Best from the event. Check out who made the list....

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POB’s Eye Catchers at Phenom Stay Positive (Day 1, Part 2)

Jaheim Taylor 2022 Kendrell Brooks (Brothers Basketball): Brooks has been a consistent threat on the court, as the 6’2 prospect has scored consistently in an array of areas on the court, pulling up and knock down shots but also getting to the basket.  But also enjoyed his vision and floor sense, making some terrific passes to set up his teammates for easy shots. 2021 Jaheim Taylor (Hart Select):...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Challenge

5’11 ’22 Evan Presnell (Carolina Riptide) Although the Carolina Riptide always seem to shine through their balance, but Presnell definitely stood out among their top performers in their first contest of the day. He’s a smart, tough, heady point guard prospect with excellent creation skills and the ability to set up others, access his lethal pull-up jumper, or finish strong through contact....

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The proof is there… 2022 Xavier McKelvy one of the more underrated prospects in North Carolina

If you have watched 2022 Xavier McKelvy play, one can see that he has the goods to play at the next level and has shown that on a consistent basis for the last two years now.  We first got our glimpse of McKelvy randomly at a Myers Park game, where he led the team in scoring and showcased his old-school feel on the court.  Fast-forward to where he is today, McKelvy has only continued...

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Bendel’s Best: Queen City Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in downtown Rock Hill, South Carolina for another highly entertaining three-day stretch of grassroots basketball. There was expected to be a ton of excitement with over 150 teams and countless noteworthy prospects on display, and they certainly delivered. While numerous players were worthy of recognition, this...

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Queen City Showcase Team Preview: CLT Royals 17u

The Queen City Showcase in Rock Hill this weekend is going to be off the charts.  With talent all on the floor, livestreams streaming the games, and a ton of coverage from Phenom Hoops, this is going to be one of the best events to start the travel ball season. That is why we wanted to get a leg up on it, as we spoke to several coaches that will be bringing their teams to South Carolina...

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Phenom Media Day: Charlotte Royals 2022

Wednesday afternoon, Phenom Hoops went out in the Charlotte area to check out a program that is going to a popular team to watch this summer.  The Charlotte Royals 2022 has a nice group coming in and players that can impact the floor.  Check out the roster that we saw on the court. 2022 6’0 Jack Turnbow Turnbow is going to be one that can help in areas such as being another capable ball-handler...

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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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HIGHLIGHTS: Aden Holloway vs Xavier McKelvy Decided ON A GAME WINNER! Covenant Day vs United Faith

United Faith and Covenant Day battled it out at the Battle at the Rock, as this one game down to the final seconds. Check out all the highlights from the game and make sure you subscribe to view more future videos.

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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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United Faith Christian Academy: Loaded with Talent

While everyone is talking about high-profile teams like Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, Lake Norman Christian, Moravian Prep, Bull City Prep, Word of God, The Burlington School, and others, folks should be reminded about the surplus of talent at United Faith Christian Academy. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as this program has seen dozens of noteworthy players come through their...

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Providence Day v. United Faith (Recap/Standouts)

The second day of Phenom’s November Classic carried onward between Providence Day and United Faith Christian. Things kicked off with United Faith seizing the lead and controlling the action for majority of the first half with their balanced approach. 6’2 ’21 LJ Johnson, 6’2 ’22 Xavier Mckelvy, 6’3 ’23 Lance Gill, and 5’10 ’22 Marcus Willis helped mount their 12-20 first quarter lead, which...

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