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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at the George Lynch Invitational

2023 Noah Van Bibber (Concord Academy): Bibber can really be a critical piece for his team because when he is clicking and stretching the defense with his shot-making ability, Concord Academy has plenty of weapons to be effective. He did that today, finding the open spots in the defense, rising up, and knocking key shots with his jumper.  When he is on along with everyone else, this team is...

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Stockrisers from Day 2 at Carmel Tip-Off

2025 Isaiah Henry (Cannon): Henry’s growth as a player can easily be seen and recognized. The sophomore prospect is continuing his play this summer and offseason, and kicked off the season in a big way on Day 2. One can see that Henry just has a different feel to his game, a better understanding of what he can do, and is taking the game more into his own hands. His combination of strength and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Carmel Tip-Off (Part 2)

2024 JJ Moore (Concord Academy): The junior guard was terrific in this game. Moore came out red hot from the outside, continuing to show his capability to be a threat from three but also using his speed to attack and create off the dribble. It was hard for defenders to stay in front as they had to respect his quickness but he made them pay multiple times from three.  Even in overtime, he...

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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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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025

(1-5) (1) 6’0 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep) While many prospects are capable of playing up a level or two, it seems like Eli Ellis has been playing up numerous age groups for quite a while. It would be shocking if anyone was uninformed about the tough, shot-making guard, given how popular he and Moravian Prep have been over the recent memory. Regardless, Ellis is a lethal shooting threat with...

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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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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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#CCSMLK22 Game Recap: Weddington vs. Cannon

We went into the second session of the night, as fans were treated to a fantastic game between Weddington and Cannon, two premier programs in the state of North Carolina. Weddington got out to a strong start led by one of their leaders in Chase Lowe as he scored eight first-quarter points. But Cannon was right there behind 2024 Austin Swartz and company, as they found themselves down 18-17 after...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #7: 6’0 ’23 Jaiden Thompson (Central Cabarrus) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a scrappy, high-motor presence throughout camp, Jaiden Thompson. He’s a tough, heady guard prospect with a nice feel and the ability to make an impact with or without the ball in his hands. Thompson is a quality three-point shooter, but also attacks the basket...

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Players that Impressed at NCISAA LIVE Period – Class of 2025

Phenom Hoops was on deck throughout the weekend at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Live Period (Session 2), where teams throughout the state of North Carolina came to compete in front of college coaches. It was great to see all the teams and players in action over the weekend, as we are looking to bring you the stars and stock risers for each class from the weekend. We will continue with...

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The future is bright for 2025 Isaiah Henry (Team EAT)

You don’t always see too many articles about a rising freshman but at times, you just see that a young player has the game that could quickly be a topic of discussion down the road.  One of those players that high school basketball fans around North Carolina should start learning is 2025 6’3 Isaiah Henry. If that last name sounds familiar, you may also know KJ Henry who was a dual-sport...

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Dawkins’ Phenom Grassroots TOC Friday Standouts

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’1 2025 Isaiah Henry (Team EAT) After numerous times watching Isaiah Henry play in 2021, it’s become very clear that he’s a 2025 player that is capable of making a standout list in almost any tournament he plays in. Some may find that unfair, but what I’ve been witnessing Henry do to his competition is a bit unfair as well. Isaiah is a sizable combo guard teetering toward...

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Queen City Showcase Standouts: Day 2

Isaiah Henry By: Noah McKenzie 6’3 2025 Kody Frey (Save Sports Elite NC 2025) demonstrated his unique combination of skills. Offensively, he is the full package. He’s got a smooth stroke and his length allows him to finish well at the bucket. He also posses a solid handle to go along with impressive vision. Not only does he possess the skills of a high level player, but the mentality, too. He...

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Phenom Media Day: Team EAT 2025

On Wednesday afternoon, Phenom Hoops went to downtown Charlotte to check in on Team EAT 2025 and EAT Academy, giving us a glimpse of the future of not only what this program has to offer but several young prospects that will be quickly making their names in the Class of 2025 in North Carolina. About Team EAT and EAT Academy: EAT Academy and Team EAT: EAT Academy is deploying a unique model for...

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Phenom Spring Tip-Off: Day 2 Late Standouts

Jackson Robinson of Upward Stars Pee Dee 14U was great in their games today as he showed he could be a huge paint presence. He utilized his size and length to control the glass and protect the rim at a high level. He has a soft touch around the rim and even displayed the ability to shoot the ball as well. With his size and skill set to play inside out at his age, he shows promises for the...

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