STAY POSITIVE CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team CP3 15U

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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Calvary Day v. Forsyth Country Day

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Forsyth Country Day for an exciting battle between two of the top private schools across the greater Winston-Salem area. Things kicked off with Calvary controlling the action; they established the first lead, extended it, and finished the opening quarter at 15-14. The balanced Furies immediately turned things around in the second quarter, showcasing their...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Tyler Lewis Hoopfest

6’9 ’24 Isaiah Sutherland (Quality Education) Few players across the entire state of North Carolina possess as much upside as Sutherland, and he’s clearly beginning to tap into his potential. He’s long, athletic, and extremely fluid, especially for his size, and offers a quality blend of inside-out ability. Sutherland finishes well, shoots the ball at a respectable clip from the perimeter, and...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Jamboree Bash

6’5 ’24 Elijah Kelly (Gata Academy) After showcasing his abilities with both squads over the weekend, Kelly has an obvious amount of appeal. He’s very skilled, especially for his size, and possesses the necessary versatility to cause a ton of matchup problems for opponents. Kelly is excellent at grabbing defensive rebounds, pushing the break, and making plays with the ball in his hands. Scores...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom September Classic/Hoopstate League

5’9 ’25 Q Williams (CP3BA) Though it should probably be common knowledge at this point, Williams continues to solidify himself as one of the top floor generals in the state. He’s an extremely smart, unselfish point guard prospect with the ability to create and set up others in an effortless manner. Williams gets wherever he wants on the floor and has the necessary instincts to generate clean...

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Forsyth Country Day School

Phenom Hoops travelled to Lewisville, North Carolina for our Phenom Open Gym Tour to cover Forsyth Country Day School. Forsyth Country Day holds a special place in my heart. I was able to play there from my eight grade to eleventh grade year before transferring to Oak Hill Academy. Coach Doug Esleeck is in his second season at Forsyth Country Day and he has accumulated some special young talent...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. The two-day event is known for bringing in the best rising freshmen across the country, pitting them against each other, and seeing who rises to the top. Anyone who has ever attended should already know the validity of what it means to be included amongst so many...

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July Live Period Superlatives: Part One

Although there has been a ton of excitement swirling throughout the last few months, July is finally coming to an end. Between the NCHSAA/NCISAA events in June and the consecutive live periods across July, all levels of coaches have been traveling, evaluating, and establishing relationships with these prospects. Excluding the lone period in July, we will take a closer look at a slew of players...

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Players that Impressed at NCISAA LIVE Period – Class of 2025

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...

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Future seems bright for 2025 Q Williams (CP3)

At times, it is hard to see the future for players that are so young, especially for players that may have just wrapped up 8th grade.  You don’t always know how they may continue to develop, if they are done growing, and so on.  But when sitting on the sidelines at the Phenom G3 Showcase, you couldn’t help but be amazed at watching 2025 Q Williams with CP3/ Forsyth Country Day. It was something...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 3)

2025 Q Williams (CP3 2025): Williams was IMPRESSIVE to start Day 3 to say the least.  His feel for the game, his instincts, and his vision in finding his teammates is big-time.  But he also showcased his shiftiness, his ability to read defenders, and see the game slow down with his ability to score the basketball.  He was cookin’ to start his day and is going to be a big-time...

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POB’s Rising Stars of Tomorrow: Phenom Stay Positive

At the Phenom Stay Positive, it was a great opportunity to view some of the younger prospects in the Class of 2024 and 2025 in the region and there were certainly plenty of standouts. So, we look back at a few names that really impressed us over the weekend and ones that you should start monitoring NOW, as they could be the next rising stars around the area.

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Day 1 at Phenom Stay Positive (Part 2)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 5’7 2025 Q Williams (Team CP3 2025)I want to start by simply saying, Q Williams is the most skillful 2025 lead guard I’ve seen in North Carolina’s 2025 class. I believe that it shouldn’t take longer than 3 full offensive possessions for you to see key differences in the IQ of Williams in comparison to his peers. Winning plays come second nature for...

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The Stars of Tomorrow: North Carolina’s Class of 2025

Each summer season, the grassroots basketball community is presented with an opportunity to reevaluate the eighth-grade prospects as the begin the start of their high school journey. While it’s typically too early to place levels on prospects, we can certainly identify the players who are already worth noting as potential stars. Some kids received varsity experience while others stood out for...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Spring Tip-Off Classic

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina to host our Hoopstate Championship, Post-Grad Nationals, and Spring Tip-Off Classic. There was an incredible variety of talent on display, from grown men battling for scholarships to young prospects just scratching the surface, which made for an exciting three-day stretch of...

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CP3 Media Day: CP3 2025

The class of 2025 for Team CP3 is going to be a fun one to watch and Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them in action recently during their media day.  A few names that we have seen before and are already making some noise at the high school level but many of these you will continue to hear this summer.  We dive a little bit into the roster here. Team CP3 2025 will be led by two...

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Greensboro Day Takes Down Forsyth Country Day

Greensboro Day Takes Down Forsyth Country Day  Every year, Greensboro Day is going to have a great team. They are led by the Hall of Fame Coach Freddy Johnson and is truly on the best coaches in high school basketball. He does a tremendous job each and every year, with this year being no exception. While Greensboro Day has a very talented roster, the thing that stands out most is how they...

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Wesleyan Christian v. Forsyth Country Day

On Friday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Forsyth Country Day in Lewisville, North Carolina for another highly competitive matchup between the hosting Furies and Wesleyan Christian. The Furies entered this contest with a 3-2 record and have stayed afloat despite playing some brutal opponents to start the season. However, there is clear roster talent and obvious excitement surrounding Coach Doug...

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Open Gym Report: Forsyth Country Day School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Forsyth Country Day School to view practice. Upon entering the gym, the energy and intensity level was high from the start. As I was sitting there watching practice, it made me want to get out there and be a part of it. It was a college level practice. Entering his first season at Forsyth Country Day, Head Coach Doug Esleeck and his staff are quickly...

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