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Under-The-Radar Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

6’8 Beckham Tharpe (North Iredell) It’s probably somewhat difficult to stay under the radar after scoring fifty points as a big man in public school basketball, but many folks are still unaware of Beckham Tharpe. After opting to forego travel ball, the fluid 6-foot-8 post prospect is still clearly enjoying the opportunity to dominate throughout the high school season. Tharpe possesses excellent...

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Seniors rising to the Occasion: Carmel MLK Showcase

There are plenty of unsigned seniors around the region in North and South Carolina, and a few of them were on display at the Carmel MLK Showcase.  If schools are looking for players in the Class of 2023, here are a few you may want to check out and rewind the tape with what they showed at the event. 2023 Zion McDuffie (Butler): McDuffie finally catching on with a few programs, which is...

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Keep tracking this season: Class of 2023 (Part 2)

2023 Jaden Lyles (Rocky River): Lyles is one that I believe goes under the radar around the Charlotte area but he had a strong season last year for Rocky River in leading the charge with 18.1ppg, 4.2rpg, and 3.7apg while shooting 57 percent from the floor.  We had a chance to see an updated viewing of him at the Summer Finale, and he continues to show that he can be a productive scorer, getting...

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Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC: Class of 2023 (Part 2)

2023 Jacob Tiller (Team Swish): Tiller was a consistent presence on the court and really showed that he can lead the charge offensively.  But outside of his offensive capabilities, Tiller showed that he is a hard-nosed, tough, and a player that leaves it all out on the court.  He plays with high energy, brings good athleticism, and plays with a chip on his shoulder. Offensively though, he...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Coach Rick’s TOC (Session 2, Day 1, Part 1)

2023 Jordon Nevill (Team HOPE 2023 Chris): Nevill came in with a reputation as a shooter and he showed that once again, really being one of the most consistent threats from outside at the event.  He has an effortless shot from three and has the ultimate green light; but he also display good decision-making, found the open spots, got out in transition well, and scored in other areas of the floor....

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Player Standouts at Coach Rick’s TOC

6’6 ’24 Jayden Pretty (Carolina Pressure) Although there were numerous contributors for this squad, Pretty was arguably their biggest difference-maker. He’s a big, strong-bodied post prospect with a nice combination of skill, length, and toughness. Pretty showed the ability to score around the basket or space the floor, and made his presence felt as a rebounder on either side of the ball. He...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 3)

Delani Hammonds 2023 Darius Abraham (Harding): Abraham had a solid day on the floor, as the senior leader played like he usually does; strong and created. He continues to produce, finishing strong around the basket, a scorer from multiple levels, and one that can really get after it on both ends.  He continues to be a key piece for his team to help win games. 2025 Wesley White (West...

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Sharp-Shooter Alert: 2023 Jordon Nevill (Team HOPE/ East Meck)

Player: Jordon NevillClass: 2023School: East MecklenburgAAU: Team HOPE Schools are ALWAYS looking for shooters and you will be able to find one in 2023 Jordon Nevill, who has been shining early with Team HOPE and showcased his knock-down ability this past high school season. Rewind back to his time at East Mecklenburg this season, as the junior guard helped lead the charge for the Eagles...

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Dynamic playmakers: Class of 2023 (Guards, Part 2)

Phenom Hoops doesn’t just shed light on the top players in the state but we want to provide a platform for ALL players. The class of 2023 is still fully loaded with talent and there are plenty of players that are having a strong high school season that you may want to check out, especially if you are looking for dynamic guards. Here are a few guards having a tremendous high school season. 2023...

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Phenom Game Report: Charlotte Catholic vs. East Mecklenburg (Boys)

Jonah Lawrence Rolling around the Charlotte area, an underrated matchup between Charlotte Catholic and East Mecklenburg took the floor Wednesday night.  In a showdown between two very well-coached teams, we got a chance to see a few familiar names. Charlotte Catholic came out strong behind their senior Josh Williams and junior Patrick Tivnan, helping them gain the early edge at the end of the...

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