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NCISAA 2A State Championship Game Standouts

In Saturday’s nightcap, the Davidson Day Patriots defeated the Greenfield Knights 74-64, winning the state title in Coach James Long’s first season, the program’s first since 2020. The Patriots were led by Isaiah Denis and Levon Jacobs with 18 points each, followed by Will Stevens with 13 and Brady Kester with 11. The Knights were led by Matt Kirby with 23 points, followed by...

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Phenom Commitment Alert: 2024 Matt Kirby headed to Mount Olive

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Matt KirbyClass: 2024Committed to: Mount Olive What Has Been Said: “The incredibly...

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Garner MLK Showcase Standouts (Monday)

2025 Chance Gladden (Ravenscroft): Gladden has been having a tremendous season and has been putting up some impressive performances. He continued to flourish in a tough battle at the Garner MLK Showcase, Gladden continues to flourish and be the go-to leader as a scoring option. Gladden was able to make plays and penetrate the defense, score well around defenders, get inside the basket, put...

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A True Leader: Matt Kirby

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to various different locations for the June Live Period. Between the talent in Advance and Greensboro, there was plenty of buzz about the NCHSAA and NCISAA competition throughout the weekend. Although the public-school event was at capacity for most of the weekend, Greensboro Day School (as expected) hosted an extremely entertaining three-day slate of...

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Next-Level Prospects Soaring Under the Radar'

6'4 Nick Elliott (Grimsley) Despite playing (and producing) on an entire roster of college players, Elliott still doesn't have the appropriate recruitment. We will say it again: Elliott is firmly in the discussion with the top shooters in the state'and is arguably as accurate as anyone in catch-and-shoot situations. He's also long, active defensively, and understands how to make proper decisions...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Summer Havoc

6'5 '23 Walker Woodall (Wildcats Elite) Even after numerous departures from Wildcats Elite, Woodall has been a steady, constant presence for them throughout the summer. Although his role has progressively changed, he's seen no issue finding production while standing out as a leader. Woodall is a knockdown three-point shooter with size and a sturdy frame, but has also shown vision, solid creation...

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Bendel's Best: Phenom Challenge

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops returned to the Rise Indoor Facility for our second Live period of the spring season. The three-day event featured a ton of notable teams, players, and standout performers. With various levels of college coaches in attendance, plenty of guys earned interest and offers, and naturally boosted their individual stocks as a direct result. Although the recruiting...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge

5'10 '23 Matt Kirby (Team Push) There are numerous underrated pieces for Team Push, including Kirby. He's truly as smart and fundamentally sound as anyone on the roster. Kirby is an excellent defender with the quickness, anticipation, and positioning to constantly harass opposing ball-handlers. He forces turnovers at a nice rate, pushes the break in transition, and understands how to set up...

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NCISAA Championship Previews

After a season full of anticipation, the wait is finally over. We've reached playoff time after the first (somewhat) normal season since everything crashed due to covid. Between teams playing full schedules and the decreasing amount of general hysteria throughout the country, folks clearly wanted basketball to return. While some restrictions (masks, testing, etc.) still remain in place, this...

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Tuesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 1

Game 1Callaway vs. Northwood  First game of the day and it definitely didn't disappoint. Northwood came away with a 61-52 win in overtime. Each team had their chances to win the game at the end of regulation. Callaway played without their leader and playmaker (Keiveon Hunt) for most of the 4th quarter and overtime. Keiveon has the ability to create plays for himself and his teammates....

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POB’s Eye Catchers: John Wall Invitational (Monday, Part 1)

Trinity Academy of Raleigh vs. Garner 2022 Noah Ross really stepped up with his team short-handed, as he continues to show his ability to effectively score from multiple levels and in a variety of ways. He has such a smooth pull-up game, plays strong on the boards, and made his opponent pay from outside. 2022 Zach Sloan also stepped up for his team, playing with terrific energy and scoring...

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Greenfield School vs Wilson Prep

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops travelled to Wilson, North Carolina to watch the rematch between Greenfield School and Wilson Preparatory Academy. On Thursday, Greenfield won at home 62-61 in their first meeting. That was Wilson Prep’s first game of the season. Two days later, the return game was held at Wilson Prep. In a high scoring first quarter, Aaron Murphy and Tychaun Clay led the way for...

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