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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team CP3 Makes Their Debut

Obviously, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the “best travel ball team/program in North Carolina” since the summer season began. Due to so many differing opinions, it’s become a legitimate talking point for all folks within grassroots basketball—and there’s still no clear answer. Team Curry has made a strong push for the top spot thus far, but other high-profile squads like Garner...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Louisville commit Bobby Pettiford HAVING FUN w/ It! BOUNCE WINDMILL + 2-Event Highlights

Check out highlights from Bobby Pettiford, a 6'1" PG from South Granville HS who's committed to the University of Louisville next season. Pettiford is a 4 Star prospect ranked in the Top 100 in the country. He's also considered the top ranked guard in the state of North Carolina. These last two weekends he decided to run with Tea Marie 17U coached by Thomas Carr. Check the tape for yourself to see how the future Cardinal performed.

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at #PhenomChallenge

2021 6’5 Graham Calton (PSB Elite 17u Lowery): Calton continues to show that he can produce on multiple levels for his team. The strong, sturdy prospect can battle down low and always seems to get his hands on the ball. Usually defended by bigger opponents, Calton also shows a smooth perimeter feel to his game. 2021 6’6 Jalen McDonald (Team EAT 17u): He is simply a show and people...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Team EAT Jalen McDonald VIRAL DUNK vs Tea Marie 17U! Matchup with over 10+ HM Prospects!

Check out highlights between Tea Marie 17s and Team Eat 17s at the Phenom Queen City Showcase this past weekend. This matchup featured multiple high major prospects including Bobby Pettiford, Terquavion Smith, Deante Green, Elijah Jamison, Brandon White, BJ Freeman AND MORE

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Potential HoopState National Breakouts: 2021 Edition (Part One)

Each and every year there are some kids that are getting recruited at the regional level take that next step and see their stock rise from a national perspective. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 Pandemic a lot of these kids won’t have the opportunity to be seen at their respective events by college coaches, scouts, or media. Typically the local evaluators have the opportunity to get an early...

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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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HIGHLIGHTS: Bobby Pettiford Made SCHOOL HISTORY Leading S. Granville to 29-1 Record!

Check out highlights from 6' Bobby Pettiford, a junior guard from South Granville HS. Pettiford helped make history this season leading the Vikings to a 26-0 regular season record and an appearance in the NCHSAA 2A FInal Four. He currently holds offers from ECU, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion among others.

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Dropping Dimes “Coach Rick’s Playmakers”

Dropping Dimes “Coach Rick’s Playmakers”  No matter the level, successful teams are dependent on their point guard play. Point guards or “floor generals” often set the tone and control tempo, not to mention getting their team in half court sets or leading them in transition. Below is a list of play makers that we have seen in various settings and were the top assist players listed on Max...

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Terrance Harcum TRIPLE DOUBLE vs Bobby Pettiford; Granville RIVALRY Game Highlights

Check out highlights between Granville Central and South Granville as they faced off last night in a huge rivalry game. Pettiford and Wiseman finished with 23 apiece for South Granville while Terrance Harcum finished the game with a triple-double of 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists.

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City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers” The 2nd Annual Phenom City of Oaks Classic took place on the beautiful campus of North Raleigh Christian Academy. We had five exciting games with some interesting story lines. Once again, we had high quality teams, high quality players, and high-quality performances. Now, let’s check out our “Final thoughts, takeaways and stock risers.” ...

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Bendel’s Best: City of Oaks Classic

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to North Raleigh Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for a five-game slate of high-level basketball. There was so much talent in the gym, both in terms of teams and individuals, which made for an incredibly competitive atmosphere from start to finish. This event proved to be a great tune-up and overall litmus test just before things start to heat up in...

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The Storylines are why we Can’t Miss the 2nd Annual City of Oaks Classic!!

Phenom's 2nd Annual City of Oaks Classic will take place THIS Saturday (January 11) at North Raleigh Christian Academy. Here are the storylines that matter to the fans, the media, the teams and the coaches alike.

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Athens Drive Jamboree Recap

Millbrook in State Championship or Bust Mode Having seen them both in the past 5 days, Millbrook and North Meck should be considered the odds on favorites to meet in the 4A state championship game come March. With Millbrook having been in this event, let’s talk on them. Their size is unmatched, but what makes it special is their size’s combination with the ability to move their feet...

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 1)

The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic. Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a...

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Live With Brandon Blakney extra ft Southwest Guilford open gym

On this latest episode of Live With Brandon Blakney Extra, we visited 3A state champion hopeful Southwest Guilford during open gym workouts! The Cowboys are coming into the season with as much hype as any team in the state, and there is a lot of excitement amongst the coaching staff and fan base surrounding this group. The team is led by a catalyst of seniors that have been together for a long...

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Could North Carolina’s Class of 2021 Be Better Than We Realize?

Could North Carolina’s Class of 2021 Be Better Than We Realize?   The basketball landscape in North Carolina continues to grow with each passing year, but the Class of 2021 could be stronger than any other group from recent memory. On one hand, it might not have the clearly defined star-power that was showcased in 2016 with Edrice “Bam” Adebayo, Harry Giles III, and Dennis Smith Jr., but...

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Bendel’s Best: JMAC Showcase & CP3 Live (Part Three)

6’6 ’19 Jace McKenney (WBC Elite) The development process can be a long, grueling road for some players, but Jace McKenney has rapidly transformed into a quality prospect over the last year. It doesn’t seem that long ago when McKenney couldn’t shoot in the slightest, but now he’s hitting five or six three-pointers in any given contest. He has continued to expand his ability to create off the...

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#PhenomJMAC Day Two Afternoon/Night Game Standout’s Court Two

Let’s get right to the stars of the show! 6’7 2021 Zaire Patterson: Team Winston 15U/Winston-Salem Prep Patterson has an excellent frame for his age and it’s pretty clear he’s done a nice job figuring out how to use it on the glass and on the low block offensively.  He possesses a high defensive IQ with an innate ability to call out defensive adjustments anchoring his...

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — the 2021 Standouts

North Carolina is known as the hoop state, that is because every year there are numerous high-level players who continuous come home grown from the state. Every year, there is no platform better than the North Carolina Top 80 to showcase the top talent the hoop state has to offer. The new crop of freshman is just as good as any. Many of them made their names on putting up big numbers on varsity...

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From the Sidelines – Stars of Tomorrow – Part 2 – Previewing the 2021 Class

From the Sidelines Stars of Tomorrow (Part 2) Previewing the 2021 Class Rick Lewis/Jamie Shaw The state of North Carolina is absolutely loaded with high level talent. Each class has a bevy of star power and the 2021 class is no exception. While we have produced rankings for the 2018, 2019, and 2019 class, it has been a standard practice of the Phenom Hoop Report not to rank players in the...

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NCHSAA Coverage — Scholarship Schools Need Get to See South Granville…South Granville Vs. Warren County

The North Carolina 1A/2A Mixed Conference has a lot of talent in it, especially at the younger ages. You have 2021 studs like Terrance Harcum at Granville Central, Po King at Roanoke Rapids and Bobby Pettiford at South Granville. Here is an NCHSAA recap of the first round of this conference’s playoffs last night. Last night, South Granville faced off against Warren County. Both are 2A...

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