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Johnson C. Smith looking to go big with 2023 recruiting class

Players are coming off the board in the class of 2023, and one program that has been making a recent statement has been Johnson C. Smith.  The Golden Bulls have been making their mark in the state of North Carolina with a few recent commitments, and they are bringing in size to help the future. As of right now, Johnson C. Smith has earned commitments from 2023 Asa White, 2023 Tyson Barrett,...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight:'6'6 Jared Davis

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over a hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III, or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who...

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Five Seniors Worthy of Increased Recruitment

6'6 Jared Davis (Seventy-First) It's genuinely difficult to try and make sense of Jared Davis' lack of recruitment, especially since his production has only taken another leap this season. At 6-foot-6, he sports a strong, physical frame and knows how to utilize it properly on both ends of the floor. Davis is an excellent rebounder who carves out space well, controls the glass, and consistently...

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Hoops & Dreams Top Performances

Here is a list of the top performers from the Hoops & Dream Showcase presented by Lucas Moore Realty. Please note these top performers are in alphabetical order by school. Fayetteville Academy6’5 2024 Xavier Johnson: 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists & 2 steals on Friday. 19 points, 1 rebound & 1 assist on Saturday. 6’4 2026 Jossiah Johnson: 22 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist...

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Player Standouts at Hoops and Dreams Showcase

6'7 '24 Isaiah Otyaluk (NC GBB) It's easy to see the appeal with a blossoming prospect like Otyaluk, who possesses a ton of ability and long-term upside. He's a long, wiry wing/forward prospect with great size, athleticism, and an enticing level of skill (especially for his position). His insane length is an obvious asset, and he actually understands how to use it as a finisher,...

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Phenom Game Report: Rocky Mount vs. Seventy-First

Phenom Hoops continues their tremendous coverage of the public school playoffs, as we checked out Seventy-First as they welcomed in Rocky Mount for an absolute showdown.' Both teams came out strong and traded baskets, with Seventy-First earning the early edge, 15-13.' The Falcons used a balanced attack early on between their size and guard play, while 2023 Jamal Townsend got things going for...

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Keep an eye on sophomores at Seventy-First

It is always interesting to find teams that have young talent that seem to be producing at an early age at the high school level.  Yes, when you have an experienced, older team, it usually makes things easier for coaches but when you have a program full of young prospects stepping up at an early age, the future has to be exciting as well. Seventy-First is a program that you will want to...

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