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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at the George Lynch Invitational

2023 Noah Van Bibber (Concord Academy): Bibber can really be a critical piece for his team because when he is clicking and stretching the defense with his shot-making ability, Concord Academy has plenty of weapons to be effective. He did that today, finding the open spots in the defense, rising up, and knocking key shots with his jumper.  When he is on along with everyone else, this team is...

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Phenom Game Report: Asheville School vs. Webb

Final: Asheville School 65 – Webb School of Knoxville 63 Asheville School: 8 – 20 – 17 – 20: 65Webb School: 8 – 20 – 16 – 19: 63 Player Notes: 2023 Derin Saran (Asheville School) had another strong showing in this game. The senior point guard has had a great start to the season, showing why he is one of the top point guards in the region. He was able to really get going offensively after the...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Carmel Tip-Off (Part 2)

2024 JJ Moore (Concord Academy): The junior guard was terrific in this game. Moore came out red hot from the outside, continuing to show his capability to be a threat from three but also using his speed to attack and create off the dribble. It was hard for defenders to stay in front as they had to respect his quickness but he made them pay multiple times from three.  Even in overtime, he...

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Notable Risers in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops released our updated rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023. There are always a ton of subplots and headlines worthy of attention, including which players have taken the biggest jump (whether ability or recruitment) and who is still being “slept on” according to the masses. It’s always important to remind the general public that rankings have no real significance in...

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Top Available Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

The high school season is slowly approach, but that isn’t stopping players from committing early or finding new homes elsewhere within the landscape. From transfers alone, North Carolina’s Class of 2023 has lost nearly a dozen of the top prospects to out-of-state high school programs (including five to California specifically). National powerhouses have certainly weakened talent-rich states like...

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Expected Risers in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

After two long months of travel basketball, June is finally here. This period basically marks as the halfway point of the summer season, providing us with the perfect opportunity to review some of the breakout performers and ultimately make predictions going forward. Obviously, there have been more than just a handful breakout performers in North Carolina’s Class of 2023, but this article will...

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Five Names Who Should Be Bigger Priorities for Division I Programs

Each year, there are always plenty of prospects who are overlooked by the appropriate-level coaches. Examples are evident from each respective class, but perhaps Ricky Council IV is the best representative in recent memory. Sure, he collected ten total offers during his high school career, but Wichita State was clearly his highest offer. He went there, asserted himself as a major piece, hit the...

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Bendel’s Best: Rise Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina for our Rise Showcase. Between the two days, there were a ton of standout performers and teams worth noting for the months ahead. Circuit teams utilized this period to start planning for the upcoming session(s) while independent programs are working out the kinks in preparation for their own...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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Legitimate Contenders: Asheville School

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled down to Matthews, North Carolina for our annual Carmel Christian MLK Showcase. The event featured a six-game slate of intense, highly talented competition from throughout the state. Although each of the twelve teams in attendance have their own respective subplots and storylines, the Asheville School Blues were too impressive to ignore. We’d previously...

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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Concord Academy vs. Asheville School

We continued on throughout the early part of the evening, as Concord Academy and Asheville School took the court for a terrific showdown. Concord Academy was missing a key player in Noah Van Bibber, but Concord had veterans that could step up to the challenge. The size and playmaking of Asheville School came out strong early to gain the early 16-12 lead. They were able to get attack the boards...

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Asheville School v. High Point Christian

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of High Point, as the Cougars of High Point Christian prepared to start their season against the Asheville School. Structurally, both squads look quite different from last season, yet still possess an abundance of next-level talent The stage was set for an exciting, competitive contest, and each squad delivered. Things kicked off in a hurry, as...

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