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Phenom Hoops Player Profile: Jordan Cooper

Height: 6’0 Class: 2023 School: Wayne Country Day Travel Team: All-Carolina Eighth Grade (JV): 19.8 PPG Eighth Grade (Varsity): 2.4 PPGFreshman Season: 6.1 PPG Sophomore Season: 9.7 PPG, 3.0 APG, 1.6 SPG, 53% FG Junior Season: 12.5 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.8 SPG What Was Previously Said: The Chargers have netted a lot of attention over the last calendar...

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Reece’s Standouts: Coach Rick’s TOC (Day 4)

By: Ethan Reece 2024 Will Fowler (Upward Stars Upstate)The sooner teams figure who fulfills this role on their team like Will does, they will immediately see a boost in their offense and a level of balance across the scoresheet. He’s a tough minded, pass first point guard who consistently looks to share the wealth and get everyone involved. He makes quick quality reads off the bounce, and even...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Day 1 at Phenom Team Camp

6’4 2026 Josiah Johnson (Fayetteville Academy) After watching a morning display of overpowering smaller defenders in the low post, rebounding at a high level, and defending with purpose, I had to inquire about Josiah Johnson. When I asked him, I was expecting to hear about a rising senior looking to solidify the college he’ll call home the next for years. This is a rising freshman in high...

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Phenom Grassroots TOC Team Preview: All Carolina 17u

The Phenom Grassroots TOC is this weekend in Rock Hill/Fort Mill, as it is the first LIVE Period with Phenom Hoops this season. The talent pool runs deep throughout and we want to give college coaches a leg up on who to watch and who will be in action. Here are a few players to check out for each team, presented by the head coach. All Carolina 17u 6’0 PG Jordan Cooper: Insanely athletic lead...

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NCISAA 2A Semifinal Recap: The Burlington School vs Wayne Country Day

In a rematch of last year’s NCISAA 2A State Semifinals, The Burlington School (28-7) would once again host Wayne Country Day (25-7). All season long, these two teams have been at the top of our private school rankings. 6’3 2024 Kobe George The Burlington School knew in order to win this game, they would have to make it very difficult on Wayne Country Day’s Collin Tanner, their...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: George Marshall #8: 6’0 ’23 Jordan Cooper (Wayne Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player who continues to steadily trend upward with his reliable two-way presence, Jordan Cooper. He’s a smart, wiry guard prospect with the necessary combination of IQ, vision, and scoring prowess to effectively operate from either backcourt position. Cooper is arguably at his best...

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Guards looking to have a big high school season: NC Top 80 (Class of 2023)

It was a special weekend in Charlotte, as Phenom Hoops had their annual North Carolina Top 80 event which brought some of the top players from the state all under one building. We had several top seniors, juniors, sophomores, and even freshmen attend the event, as we dive more into the players that impressed. It was great to see several juniors on the floor and they put themselves on the map for...

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North Carolina Top 80 All Star Team Class of 2023

Note: Players had to play in all three games ClassHeightNo.NameHigh SchoolCityState20236′2″17Jaylen CurryJ.L. ChambersCharlotteNC20236′5″43Truman ClaytorWord of GodErwinNC20236′5″37Isaiah WashingtonPine ForestFayettevilleNC20236′6″49Freddie DilioneWord of GodFayettevilleNC20236′0″6Chase DawsonCaryDurhamNC20236′0″8Jordan CooperWayne Country DayGoldsboroNC20236’6″48Dylan PurnellWord of...

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Wayne Country Day Open Gym Tour

Last week, Phenom Hoops travelled to Goldsboro NC to watch Wayne Country Day. The Chargers roster is filled with talent and youth. Coach Faulk and his team will make a ton of noise this year in North Carolina. Even with the loss of Jaden Cooper, this team still has a chance to make a run to the state title game again this year.  Players To Watch  6’5 2023 Collin Tanner  Collin is...

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More of a complete player: 2023 Jordan Cooper (Wayne Country Day)

Player: Jordan CooperHeight: 6’0School: Wayne Country DayAAU: All-Carolina 2023 Jordan Cooper has been a name on the rise here in North Carolina, as one can see that the guard has been improving his game, been in the gym, and taking the necessary steps in his development as a player.  As a 6’0 guard, Cooper displays a ton of athleticism and quickness with his game, adding to his perimeter game...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom 757 Showcase (Day 2)

2023 Matai Baptiste (Vaughan): It was the first game of the day but Baptiste continues to impress and catch our eyes with his play.  It is going to be interesting to watch him now in North Carolina because I think he has a chance to really take off.  The 6’7 wing prospect has such a smooth feel on the court, knocking down shots from the perimeter with ease, creating for himself off the dribble,...

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“Getting to Know” 6’0 2023 Jordan Cooper

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Bendel’s Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned back to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another exciting grassroots event. Given the sheer amount of talent, there were quality teams across all divisions and age groups—which ultimately resulted in rugged competition from start to finish. Things are getting steadily more intense and meaningful for these players, as...

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Wayne Country Day Advances to the NCISAA 2A Semifinals with Win Over Trinity Academy

In a Saturday afternoon matchup, Phenom Hoops traveled to Raleigh to see Trinity Academy (11-1) host Wayne Country Day (22-2) for the NCISAA 2A State Quarterfinals. The winner would advance to the state semifinals. We were in for a treat. Both teams came into the matchup averaging 79 points per game, so it was expected to be a high scoring back and forth game. For the first quarter and a half,...

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Wayne Country Day vs Greenfield

The stage was set for the NCISAA Coastal Plain Conference Championship. Wayne Country Day (20-2) hosted Greenfield (11-4) for the conference title on Friday night in Goldsboro. It’s never easy to beat a team three times in a single season. So you knew it was going to be a battle all night. Columbia signee, Jaden Cooper started the game off with a drive and a basket. Wayne Country Day...

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Worthy of More Attention: Wayne Country Day School

Often times, balance is the recipe for success in the game of basketball—particularly at the high school level. It’s become somewhat of a rarity at all levels during the modern era, but there are still plenty of programs who subscribe to this approach. But why is this mentality so underutilized? Well, simply because having three of the top five players on the court is sexier and easier than...

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