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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Jabarr Adams #3: 5’11 ’24 Quay Watson (Hopewell) Starting things off, we look at a player who possesses a really balanced skillset and approach, Quay Watson. He’s a smart, polished point guard prospect with the ability to run a team, get others involved, and apply efficient scoring pressure from all three levels. Watson handles the ball with poise, creates clean looks for...

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Stockrisers from NC Top 80 (Class of 2025)

Another outstanding North Carolina Top 80 event has come and gone, and the talent was fun to watch. Some of the biggest names were all under one building and so many players could be found making this list, but these are a few players from the Class of 2025 that really popped off with their play at the event. 2025 6’5 Zacch Wiggins (Grimsley): Wiggins was extremely impressive with his showing...

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Breaking Down Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025

(1) 6’8 Zymicah Wilkins (R-S Central) There are numerous guys who were in the mix for the top spot in our updated rankings, but Zymicah Wilkins ultimately walked away with the honor. His blend of IQ, size, skill, and polish makes him extremely difficult for most opponents to try and contain. Wilkins can dominate from the block, space the floor, or consistently make plays with the ball in his...

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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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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team CP3 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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Grimsley v. JL Chambers

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of Greensboro for a high-level playoff matchup between the Whirlies of Grimsley and the Cougars of JL Chambers. There was a ton of excitement in the air. On one side, Chambers probably entered this contest slightly underrated based on their seeding (considering they arguably played the most challenging schedule of any public-school team in the...

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Freshmen catching the eyes of college programs early

The class of 2025 in North Carolina looks to be a class really making some early noise and could be yet another loaded class coming through the state. That is why college programs are looking to get on these prospects even earlier, as a few freshmen received some early offers recently. We prove the latest updates.

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom Jamboree

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’5 2022 Josh Scovens (Greensboro Page)  One of the most impressive players of the day, Scovens presents a blend of length, defensive potential, and athleticism that shows well at the high school level.  Scovens demands attention from all opposing defenses from start to finish. Boasts length that aids him on the defensive end, and is athletic enough to challenge...

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Open Gym Report: Grimsley High School

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of Greensboro for an exciting open gym session at Grimsley High School. Being the oldest and longest-standing school in the city, everyone should already know about the historic program and the nonstop success they’ve enjoyed over the last century (and beyond). Regardless, Coach Darren Corbett is entering his third season since returning to the...

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The Triad’s Noteworthy Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2025

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. The two-day event is known for bringing in the best rising freshmen across the country, pitting them against each other, and seeing who rises to the top. Anyone who has ever attended should already know the validity of what it means to be included amongst so many...

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The Next Potential Star of a Historic Program

Regardless of area, it seems like every high school program within North Carolina was previously home to some type of noteworthy athlete or famous celebrity. Well, imagine the list for a place like Grimsley High School—which was founded in 1899. Although the Whirlies have seen some incredible talents come through their school, like DJ Reeder and Travis Shaw, it seems like just as many noteworthy...

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DeAjai’s Day 2 Standouts (Part 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 2021 6’0 Mustapha Shah   Boo Williams Carolina 17U is one of the more complete teams I’ve watched today at the #PhenomSpringTipOff, and Mustapha Shah deserves recognition in that credit. The rock-solid lead guard possesses a blend of athleticism and vocal presence that captured my attention fairly early. His defensive disciple and dedication to creating disruption on that end...

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CP3 Media Day: CP3 2025

The class of 2025 for Team CP3 is going to be a fun one to watch and Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them in action recently during their media day.  A few names that we have seen before and are already making some noise at the high school level but many of these you will continue to hear this summer.  We dive a little bit into the roster here. Team CP3 2025 will be led by two...

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