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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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