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Commitment Alert: 2023 Riley Allenspach commits to Western Kentucky

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: Riley AllenspachClass: 2023Committed to: Western Kentucky What Was Said by...

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Bendel’s Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center for another exciting three-day stretch of basketball at our G3 Showcase. The field featured a ton of memorable teams, including a slew of shoe-circuit programs. Given the talent and intensity, it ultimately made for a highly competitive tournament. Like usual, this article will take a closer look at a handful...

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Phenom Standouts from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 3)

By: Nicolas Chapman 2025 Landon Shirk (15u Tennessee impact) When watching Tennessee Impact play in their tournament, number 24 stood out to me with his shifty play and crafty layup package. Landon Shirk plays with confidence and knows that he can take over and win a game down the stretch. He’s almost unblockable at the rim with the way he twists his body and arms to become out of his...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Phenom G3 Showcase (Part 2)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2023 Avion Pinner (Team Curry) Avion Pinner has consistently impressed me when I’ve watched him play, but it is not for his high flying ability or overall versatility. Pinner’s ability to impact the game on the defensive end specifically is an incredibly special skill. Aside from moving his feet well, Pinner shows solid timing when protecting the rim and gives opposing scorers...

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POB Eye Catchers from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 1)

2025 Jayln Connor (Team Charlotte): Still remember watching this young man on his first days of practice at Mallard Creek and he caught my eyes then and continues today.  Connor is a confident guard on the floor, making plays for himself and others but really catching our eyes with his ability to be a threat from outside.  He has terrific range and can make opponents pay, but he really...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 17U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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Game Report: Charlotte Latin vs. Providence Day

Tuesday night, two of Charlotte’s top teams faced off. Charlotte Latin (19-2) hosted Providence Day (18-5). This game had conference bragging rights on the line as both teams had only lost one game in conference play. After losing their conference opener to Cannon School, Providence Day came into the game on a five game win streak, and Charlotte Latin also had just one loss to Providence...

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Coming into his own: 2023 Riley Allenspach (Providence Day)

Player: Riley AllenspachClass: 2023Height: 6’10School: Providence Day Providence Day has quickly caught the attention of many and the reasons are clear to see when watching this team in action.  There is talent to be found all over the court for college coaches and one of the rising talents and big men in the state is 2023 6’10 Riley Allenspach. Yes, he has been a talent that college...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 1)

2023 Riley Allenspach (Providence Day): The growth that we have seen in Allenspach has been impressive, as he continues to understand and use his body more and more to his advantage, while also becoming more fluid and stronger at his size.  One can see that he is becoming more active on his feet, as well as being active on the glass, and showing tremendous touch in the paint.  He...

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

2025 John Lash (Charlotte Christian): Hard to believe that this young man is only a freshman, as he plays more like a veteran on the court.  Really like his size and his motor on the floor, being assertive on the boards but also plays with such poise and touch.  Great frame already for his age, has a smart IQ in how to score around opponents, and has good touch with his shot. 2022 Logan Blair...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #CHC12 (Day 1, Part 2)

2022 Ji’meion Brown (York Prep): Brown brings good size and versatility to the floor at 6’7, being effective in an array of ways and showing off his mobility at his size. Brown helped in an array of ways to help secure the big win, scoring down low, running the floor well, being active on defense with five steals, and helping on the boards; just a glimpse of all that he can do on the court. 2023...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Providence Day

It was a wild Thursday hitting the road for Phenom Hoops, traveling all around the state.  But the first stop that we had to make in the early morning was Providence Day, a program that has produced some incredible talent and is looking to get back in making its mark on the state of North Carolina.  Head coach Ron Johnson is looking to lead the charge and get the Chargers back near the top. ...

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Stars of NCISAA (Session 2) LIVE Period – Class of 2023

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 continue with the stars that showed out from the class of 2023.

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Top Players in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

Ranking prospects is an interesting method to try and encapsulate the fluidity of overall player movement. Unfortunately, the vast majority of those who tend to form these ranking lists typically opt to make updates on a periodic basis rather than monthly or bi-weekly. Two important points need to be made. First (for those who oppose the aforementioned fluidity of rankings), all major “rankings”...

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Riley Allenspach Secures First Division I Offer

Despite the uncertainty and overall mass hysteria within the current recruiting landscape, it appears college coaches have become comfortable enough to start laying groundwork with the Class of 2024. Sure, guys like Bishop Boswell, Jordan Vick, Jahseem Felton, and various other freshmen have already collected offers, but Riley Allenspach arguably became the representative for big men within...

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Team Curry 16u Preview

Head Coach Nick Jones is entering his fifth season with Pro Skills Basketball. This is his second year as the 16u head coach. I was extremely impressed with Coach Jones last season while watching his Team Curry team play. His teams are always locked in. There is an acute attention to detail. They share the ball and execute on both ends of the floor.  In talking with Coach Jones about this year’s...

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Noteworthy Bigs in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

Anyone within the grassroots scene already knows about the undeniable excitement surrounding North Carolina’s Class of 2023. However, it’s an extremely guard-heavy class—especially towards the top. Guys like Robert Dillingham, Mikey Williams, and Trey Green have received nonstop attention since entering high school whereas other highly talented players (Aden Holloway and Treymane Parker, for...

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Is Riley Allenspach a Potential Star in North Carolina’s Class of 2023?

It’s easy to get excited about North Carolina’s Class of 2023 with so many noteworthy names like Robert Dillingham, Aden Holloway, and countless others. Though the top grouping is largely dominated by guards, more folks should definitely be talking more about Riley Allenspach as a Division I prospect. His name hasn’t been in circulation a ton since the start of his high school career, but...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Lake Norman Christian

A new North Carolina Power has been established at Lake Norman Christian School with a bevy of in-state and out of state talent making their way to the school for what should be an incredibly exciting season. Last week Head Coach Mason Padgett was nice enough to let my stop by and check practice out. Let’s take a look at this loaded roster! 6’3 2023 Mikey Williams Mikey is one of the most famous...

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Phenom Open Gym: Lake Norman Christian

Phenom Hoops went out on the road again, just checking in on another open gym. Always an exciting time for us, as we get to see what teams are shaping up to look like heading into the season but also learn a few new names. Lake Norman Christian has been a HOT name over the last few months and Head Coach Mason Padgett has a ton of talent for him on the floor. They brought in a lot of Division I...

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