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On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships

On the Road Again, Cannon wins back-to-back state championships  It was only fitting, the top two teams in the NCISAA 4A were playing for the state championship. That being said, Cannon road to the title came the hard way, just like the year before. They had to win on the opposing team’s home court. Last year, Cannon beat Charlotte Latin and then beat Carmel 94-85 to capture the coveted...

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INTERVIEW: Jarvis Moss COMMITS TO STANFORD! Why He Ultimately Chose to Take His Talents OUT WEST!

Patrick O'Brien with Phenom Hoops sits down with 2021 Jarvis Moss after he recently announced his commitment to Stanford. It was a big offer for the young man, as we dive into their relationship, when they first offered, what he hopes to bring, playing in the Pac-12, and much more. Hear what he had to say.

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Top Unsigned Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

6’6 BJ Freeman (Moravian Prep) After our update in rankings, Freeman now stands as the top unsigned senior in the state of North Carolina. This notion is easy to get behind, seeing as how he’s been the catalyst and focal point for Moravian Prep on a nightly basis. Freeman is an extremely skilled forward prospect with the ability to cause mismatch problems due to his blend of size, strength, and...

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T-Lew’s Fantastic Four From the Phenom Holiday Classic

Best Performances BJ Freeman 2021 (Moravian Prep) – BJ had one of the best performances we have seen all year vs Combine Academy. From the tip he had complete control of the game. He was making an impact on both sides of the ball. He was scoring in a variety of ways, knocking down shots, and attacking the rim. No one was able to keep BJ Freeman out of the lane. Not only is he a great basketball...

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Holiday Classic: Hickory Grove vs. Cannon (Recap/Standouts)

Second to last game of the event, Cannon and Hickory Grove hit the court to battle it out at the Phenom Holiday Classic.  It started out as a low scoring affair between the two Charlotte programs, as neither team found a ton of success in scoring the ball in the first half, but both teams did a good job in limiting each other to just one shot on the floor.  Hickory Grove was up a few...

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Holiday Classic: Cannon vs. Gaston Christian (Recap/Standouts)

The action continued in Rock Hill as Cannon and Gaston Christian was next on the schedule.  Gaston Christian came out ready to play and grabbed the early lead, as they did a tremendous job in getting and scoring around the basket but also limiting Cannon to one shot.  Cannon did struggle with their offensive game, as shots just didn’t fall but also give credit to Gaston for making them play...

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Holiday Classic: Cannon vs. Concord Academy (Recap/Standouts)

After an overtime thriller, Concord Academy and Cannon followed in yet another big-time showdown between two well-known programs.  The energy and fans were into it, as these two programs have some rich histories with them.  Trading leads and having a back-and-forth feel early on, it was Cannon that was able to get the early lead at 19-15 with a late tip-in at the end of the first quarter.  It...

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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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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Marcus Dilligard  #0: 6’0 ’22 Isaiah Tate (Kings Mountain) Starting things off, we look at a player that is quietly one of the craftier, most skilled prospects in the state, Isaiah Tate. He’s a smart, smooth, well-rounded guard prospect with an exceptional balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Tate is an efficient perimeter shooter with the ability to...

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Phenom Open Run: Cannon

Phenom Hoops traveled to Fort Mill recently to check in on the Absolute Basketball Fall League, giving fans an early look at players and teams around the Charlotte area. Teams came out and looked to compete, which they did, leaving it all on the court. It also gave us and fans a chance to view players more with their high school teammates, as we break down what we saw at the event.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at #PhenomChallenge (Part I)

2022 7’0 Christian Reeves (Charlotte NETS-Jones 2020): The youngest player on the team but there is a lot of promise to Reeves’ game.  Yes, he has the height at 7’0 but you have to also like his growing skillset in the post.  He can square up to the basket but also show touch by going over his shoulder to score.  Also, a big-time difference-maker down low in the paint. 2022 6’0 Walker Andrews...

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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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Phenom’s Recruiting Roadmap: Latest news around recruitment

Phenom Hoops continues to keep track of players that have come through their platform and have been seen by our scouts, as they rack up offers from college programs. We want to bring you the latest around what has been going on. Check out what you have missed in the last week.

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Cannon Wins NCISAA 4A State Championship

Cannon Wins NCISAA 4A State Championship Cannon 71 Charlotte Latin 69 Cannon’s head coach Che Roth challenged his youthful team by playing a tough, grind it out type schedule. Entering the NCSIAA 4A state championship, Cannon brought a 26-6 record with loses to state, regional and national powers on their schedule. They lost two heartbreaking games by one point each to Greensboro Day and...

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Cannon “Earns” Trip to NCISAA State Championship

Cannon “Earns” Trip to NCISAA State Championship Cannon 75 Greensboro Day 64 For head coach Che Roth, his motto at Cannon is “earn it,” and their play in the semifinals against three-time defending state champions Greensboro Day was simply just that. Cannon came out red-hot and led 19-13 in the first quarter. 6’6 sophomore DJ Nix hit four 3-pointers and offensively Cannon was a well-oiled...

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Cannon advances to NCISAA 4A semi-finals

Cannon advances to NCISAA 4A semi-finals  Cannon 88 Wesleyan Christian 70 Phenom Hoops travelled to Concord, North Carolina to cover the NCISAA 4A quarterfinal game between Wesleyan Christian and Cannon School. Wesleyan School came into the contest with an 16-9 record and has been one of the surprise teams under the leadership of second year head coach CJ Lee. Cannon has quietly built a...

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Battle at the Rock “Coach Rick’s Top 15 Performers”

Battle at the Rock Top 15 Performers 6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep)  The NC State commit came into the Battle at the Rock on a mission. They were playing four games in three days and Hall had determined he wasn’t leaving the Palmetto State with a loss. On Thurday, Moravian Prep scored an upset win over nationally ranked Dream City. The next day, Moraian Prep travelled to Columbia to...

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Battle at the Rock Standouts: Day 2 (Part II)

2021 6’7 Maxwell Lewis (AZ Compass): Already holding several west coast offers, Lewis does a lot of the little things for his team that doesn’t always make the box score.  With his 6’7 frame, he defends multiple positions and makes it incredibly difficult with his size and mobility.  Offensively though, he stretches defense with his perimeter game but also gets it done inside. ...

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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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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: David Noel   #10: 5’11 ’22 Jacob Newman (Myers Park) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks likely to continue trending upward over the next few years, Jacob Newman. He’s a quick, sturdy point guard prospect that plays with a high motor and lots of intensity. Newman is an absolute pest on defense and knows how to mirror his on-ball assignment quite well. He plays...

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Team Charlotte 16U claims Gold

   A short handed Team Charlotte handled business Greensboro, North Carolina- Team Charlotte was able to capture the 16U championship Sunday without two noticeable pieces. Five star Jalen Hood- Schifino was off with Team USA, and high scoring combo guard Kris Robinson was also absent from this weekends showcase. None the less it was next man up for this  Team CLT squad, and the guys present...

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Cannon School Shines, Dominates Providence Day 75-53

I made the short drive up I-85 North to The Cannon School (13-9) as they hosted Providence Day (10-11) and it was an exciting matchup featuring some of the best young talent in the state, if not the country.  It was a tightly contested battle throughout the first half with 6’3 2021 Jarvis Moss keeping Cannon alive early with his flamethrower from beyond the arc (3-3 from deep in the 1st...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Day Two, Early Day Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’2 2019 Travion McCray: Village Christian Academy McCray is an absolute junkyard dawg that always plays with a high level of energy, toughness, and just general tenacity.  He shoots the ball well from distance and always has his head up looking where to move the ball as a true floor general.  He simply gets after it on the defensive end, taking pride in locking up whomever he...

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