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Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters”

Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters” We have often heard shooters translate at every level. Efficient shooters can change the course of the game and at the end of the day, it’s about putting the ball in the basket. The team with the most points wins. While there are different attributes that are necessary in the game of basketball, shooting is at the top of the list. Now, let’s take a...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2021)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2021 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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Is Trae Benham Making “The Leap?”

In all levels of basketball, there is an unspoken transition period where players go from “good” to “elite,” often referred to as “the leap.” This phrase is probably most commonly used at the professional level, where many young, highly-touted prospects tend to make drastic strides forward during the early stages of their respective careers. That being said, it’s also quite applicable to the...

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Concord First Assembly Wins NCISAA 3A State Championship

Concord First Assembly Wins NCISAA 3A State Championship Concord First Assembly 68 Village Christian 48 For coach Frank Cantadore, this has been a magical season.  Concord First Assembly cruised through the NCISAA 3A playoffs and won the state championship on Saturday against a very talented Village Christian team. The margin of victory was much of the same. It was another 20 plus margin of...

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Phenom Hoops Game Report: Concord First Assembly vs. Northside Christian

Phenom Hoops took the road again to check in one of the top matchups not only in the area but in the state, as Concord First Assembly traveled to take on Jaden Seymour and Northside Christian. The energy was outstanding and both teams were ready for a battle.

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Carmel Christian MLK “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

The 3rd Annual Carmel Christian MLK event sponsored by Phenom Hoops was another outstanding and successful event. There were high-level teams, players and games played before near-capacity crowds for the entire day. Below are the scores from the action on Saturday and our final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers.

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Phenom Low Country Recap: Concord First Assembly vs. Aiken

First Half It was a highly-anticipated matchup between one of the top teams in the state of North Carolina and another in South Carolina, as the players left it all out on the floor.  Concord First Assembly jumped out early to an early 14-6 lead but Aiken came back tough. From then on, it was a back-and-forth type game, with each team trading blows, as we ended in a 34-34 tie after one...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom National Showcase

6’8 ’20 Tay Williams (Liberty Heights) Few teams in the region have as much talent as Liberty Heights, and Williams is arguably their most impressive prospect. He’s long, athletic, and possesses great size but moves and plays like a guard, making him a walking mismatch against any type of opponent. Williams scores regularly from all three levels, displays quality passing vision, and has strong...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour “Concord First Assembly”

Phenom Open Gym Tour “Concord First Assembly”   Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Concord, North Carolina to cover open gym at Concord First Assemly. Head coach Frank Cantadore is entering his ninth season at Concord First Assemly and is quietly building a basketball dynasty in the area. Coach Cantadore has led Concord First Assembly to an impressive 185-62 record during his...

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Storylines from the #NCISSALivePeriod

The weekend was action packed with big time hoops all weekend long throughout the Triad! It's the first go around in this newly structured live period run by state officials and local high schools.

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers #NCISAASummerShowcase

The Hoop States Top Private schools gathered at Greensboro Day School for a star studded summer showcase.Greensboro, North Carolina- This Live Period event gives the Coaches, Scouts, and Media, an opportune chance to checkout some of the best prospects in the state under a controlled team setting. 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon)- Bradley looks the part of a high major floor general, he’s got the...

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Miles Magical Five: Myers Park Summer League Day Two (Part One)

We are very lucky in the state of North Carolina to have a bevy of Summer Leagues, Jamborees, and Team Camps for all of the High School talent in the month of June.  The great people at Myers Park put together a one week Summer League featuring some of the 704s best.  Here’s my magical five from Tuesday nights action!  (Part One) 6’0 2023 Jaylen Curry: Vance High School Curry is a young...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Kelly   #5:5’10 ’20 Steven Riley Jr. (Ravenscroft) Starting things off, we look at a player that did an excellent job of running the team and operating within his role, Steven Riley Jr. He’s a long, wiry point guard prospect with IQ and a well-rounded skillset. Riley understands how to get his teammates involved and take advantage of easy scoring opportunities without forcing...

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NC Top 80 2021 Breakouts: Names to jump on TODAY

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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Player Standouts at Session II of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Moravian Prep: 6’7 ’19 Daniel Lobach The combo-forward causes a bunch of matchup problems for opponents, as he possesses a terrific blend of interior and perimeter skills. Lobach is able to reliably stretch the floor and force the opposition to account for him at all times. He also displays phenomenal touch and instincts around the basket, which allows him to conform and adapt to whatever role...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: Battle of Contrasting Styles

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina for another terrific day of high school basketball. There are so many exciting stories and subplots throughout this upcoming event, but few that are more intriguing than the first evening matchup between Moravian Prep and Concord First Assembly. There’s no debating that these two teams are in the...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Heritage IJN: 6’2 ’20 Uziel Muteba The lead guard arguably enjoyed his best all-around performance of the season, as he was able to control the offense—primarily from beyond the three-point arc. He was able to knock down multiple attempts from the perimeter, but still showed his ability to enter the paint and make plays. Muteba has continually improved his overall feel for the game and should be...

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Christ School Vs Concord First Assembly Game Recap: #CCSTOC2018

The Skinny: Kojack Thompson came out of this one with fire in his eyes early, completely controlling the game in the 1st quarter on the offensive end, leading Christ School to a hot start.  He, Brad Halvorsen, Gabe Wiznitzer, and Trey Austin propelled the Greenies to a crazy first half in which they led 42-21 at the break.  The start of the 2nd half was the Trae Benham found some rhythm getting...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Morning Session)

Independence: 6’0 ’19 Raja Milton The point guard knows his skillset incredibly well on both ends of the floor. Milton understands how to really bother opponents with his motor and attention to detail on defense, displaying great anticipation and forcing numerous turnovers during this contest. He communicates exceptionally well and is a true team-first player. Milton shot the ball decently well...

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