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Word of God adds another big addition: 2023 Mayar Wol

It has been a fun offseason here in North Carolina, with news continuing to come each and every day.  One of the most recent breaking news that should have the attention of fans around the country is Word of God’s newest addition in 2023 Mayar Wol. First, let us look at Wol’s game and what he brings to the table.  We are talking about a 6’8 prospect that has seen his game take off over recent...

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College of Charleston making its presence felt around the region and in North Carolina

The months of June and July are big opportunities for not only players but for college programs to make their presence felt with prospects around the country.  One program that we certainly will have our eyes on a little more is the College of Charleston, as they have made their presence very well known, especially with how they have been recruiting the state of North Carolina. Looking over...

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Commitment Alert: College of Charleston gets their guy in 2023 Mayar Wol

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: Mayar WolClass: 2023Committed to: College of Charleston  What Was Said by...

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Biggest Stock Risers in North Carolina: Class of 2023

The class of 2023 in North Carolina has been fun to watch, as several players have seen their stock rise tremendously from the end of the high school season until now. Many players have been playing extremely well this summer but these four players have really seen their recruitment continue to take off; some of the hottest targets for many college coachse. Freddie Dilione – 6’5 – Word of God...

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Team Loaded Trio Beginning to Blow Up

The travel ball season can be a long, winding road full of obstacles with no real light at the end of the tunnel. Players expect to collect offers while college coaches want to be impressed. Lately, scholarships are going out at an all-time low and coaches are seemingly more occupied with the transfer portal than ever before. That being said, these high school prospects aren’t going out quietly....

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POB’s Best of the Best: Hoop State Championship

2022 Jayden Epps (Combine Academy): What else can be said than JAYDEN EPPS; the senior showed up one last time on the year for Combine Academy, hitting the game-winner in the championship game and fully taking over in the fourth quarter. Scoring all the team’s points and securing the title was just the icing on the cake for a special weekend from Epps. He continues to be the go-to leader and...

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Hoop State Championship (Round 2): Combine Academy vs. Moravian Prep

In our second matchup of the night in the Hoop State Championship, we brought two teams that are quite familiar with each other over the years and it was certainly going to be a heated showdown.  Moravian Prep and Combine Academy went at it instantly, as both teams were trading baskets early before Combine started to make their mark early with their size of Patrick Wessler and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Hoop State Championship

2022 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights): Jamison, who is still one of the top unsigned seniors in the state of North Carolina, really showcased his ability to lead the charge for his team. He played at a great pace, got out in transition, knocked down shots from multiple levels, and really controlled the game as a point guard should. He finished the game with 16 points, hitting a few threes,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Chance Harmon Classic (Part 1)

2022 Patrick Clevenger (James River): Clevenger put on a show to start the day, as he scored all over the court and did it consistently.  Clevenger was a vocal leader on the court and moved extremely well without the ball to create opportunities; he plays with a relentless motor.  He showed great touch on his shot, scored in a variety of ways and from multiple levels, he ran the floor well for...

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 4 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 2)

2023 Josh Bullock (Lake Norman Christian): Bullock may have had the performance of the day on Day 4, as he went off for 31 points in the in today.  His stock seems to be rising, as he has really elevated his play as a point guard.  His poise, his strength, his mentality on the floor… all make him very intriguing and when you add his offensive scoring output that he showed, Bullock is really...

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Is Moravian Prep the Top Team in North Carolina?

The last few years at Moravian Prep have been very interesting. Two years ago, they won the Hoopstate Championship and advanced their core grouping (Josh Hall, Shakeel Moore, Javarzia Belton, Jamahri Harvey, etc.) to the next level. Shortly thereafter, Coach Antonio Lowe departed for his own program—putting Coach Jeremy Ellis back in complete charge of the Lions’ day-to-day operation. Last...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Joseph Adams #3: 5’10 ’22 Justin Monden (Heritage) Starting things off, we look at a player who understands how to play to his strengths in every possible setting, Justin Monden. He’s a wiry, scrappy guard prospect with the ability to operate as a floor general or capable off-ball threat. Monden loves to attack the midrange for quality pull-up jumpers, but can also knock down...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Halloween Havoc

6’0 ’23 TJ Cave (Winston 76ers) The Winston 76ers simply understand how to outwork opponents, and Cave is a massive part of their overall identity. He’s a heady guard prospect with athleticism, defensive prowess, and a strong, sturdy frame. Cave’s combination of quickness and physicality allows him to reliably defend opposing ball-handlers at the point of attack. He’s also a smart passer and...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Halloween Havoc (Day 1, Part 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’0 2023 Hamilton Campbell (Moravian Prep)  Hamilton Campbell is an important, vocal piece for this team. The floor general has transitioned his body as well as his mindset in order to provide a wider array of ways he can impact the game. Much like his teammates, Campbell can knock down open perimeter shots, take on a rebounding role from the guard position, and act as an...

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Turning up the heat: 2023 6’8 Mayar Wol (Moravian Prep)

Player: Mayar WolClass: 2023School: Moravian PrepHeight: 6’8 It has been over a year since we started to write about Mayar Wol and his intrigue with his game. That was when he was part of the 2022 class and he was coming off a sophomore season in which he averaged 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds.  That summer, he was putting up some impressive numbers with Hoop Wall Street, showing his...

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Open Gym Tour: Moravian Prep

Phenom Hoops travelled to Granite Falls, North Carolina to watch Moravian Prep’s open gym. Three years ago, Moravian Prep was a relative unknown among the basketball community, however that has quickly changed. Two years ago, Moravian Prep won the inaugural Phenom Hoop State Championship featuring players like Josh Hall, Shakeel Moore and Jamahri Harvey. Now, coach and owner Jeremy Ellis has...

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Trending Upward: Five Obvious Targets for College Coaches

With the travel ball season in full swing, it’s only appropriate that we take a closer look at some notable targets across the state. Usually, countless offers are being thrown around at every turn. However, majority of programs have opted to hold onto their scholarships for as long as possible and ultimate play the waiting game with the Class of 2022. Although coaching staffs are moving and...

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Game Report: Fuquay Varina vs. Millbrook

The second round of the 4A NCHSAA tournament featured two teams from the Raleigh area going at it for a chance to make it to the elite eight. Millbrook, a perennial powerhouse was playing in their 14th straight second-round tournament game, and Fuquay Varina was in the tournament for the first time since 1996.

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Apex Friendship vs Fuquay-Varina

On Friday night, undefeated South Wake Athletic Conference opponents faced off. Apex Friendship (3-0) travelled to Fuquay-Varina (3-0) for a matchup between the two top teams in the conference. In the first quarter, we saw a hot start from Apex Friendship as they jumped out to a quick 12-3 in the first 2:34 of the ball game. Apex Friendship did a tremendous job of executing in the half court...

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Phenom Game Report: Fuquay-Varina vs. Holly Springs

A very intriguing game to start the season for both programs, it was the outside shooting early on for Holly Springs that got them out to the early lead to start the game but Fuquay-Varina attacked the lane and got to the line, helping them secure a 21-19 lead after one.  Fuquay-Varina continued to play strong and hold their lead throughout the second quarter, expanding their lead to 42-33 at...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 1 Early Standouts

Chase Lowe 6’4 Kheni Briggs 2022 of The Wonders Varsity was very impressive in his first game today. His unique ability to balance creating for his teammates and scoring was something to be intrigued by. Offensively, his overwhelming ability to attack the rim and covert through contact was on full display. The part of his game that really stood out to me was his ability to really pass the ball...

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2022 6’8 Mayar Wol putting others on notice this summer

A name that some may have not heard yet, 2022 6’8 Mayar Wol has been putting on a show this summer and starting to make a case for himself in North Carolina. Last season as a sophomore, Wol averaged 4.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game at Fuquay-Varina but this summer, playing with Hoop Wall Street, Wol was a consistent standout at multiple events.  He showed that he can be that big-time scoring...

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