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Biggest Stock Risers in North Carolina: Class of 2023

The class of 2023 in North Carolina has been fun to watch, as several players have seen their stock rise tremendously from the end of the high school season until now. Many players have been playing extremely well this summer but these four players have really seen their recruitment continue to take off; some of the hottest targets for many college coachse. Freddie Dilione – 6’5 – Word of God...

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Phenom 1-on-1 with 2023 Michael Nwoko (TBS)

2023 Michael Nwoko came into North Carolina over a year ago and the big, physical forward quickly made his mark in the state as one of the top big men in his class in the state.  From then on, he not only was able to secure a state title at The Burlington School but he also has seen his recruitment skyrocket over the last year. Phenom Hoops was able to get in touch with Nwoko about all the...

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Phenom Game Report: 2A NCISAA Championship (Trinity Academy vs. The Burlington School)

The final championship game on the night, Trinity Academy and The Burlington School battled it out in the 2A Division.  Both teams have had strong seasons and wanted to end it with a ring, as there was a ton of talent on the court in this one.  The game kind of started out slow for both teams, as Trinity Academy took the narrow one-point lead after the first quarter. 2023 Kevon...

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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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NCISAA 2A Semifinal Recap: The Burlington School vs Wayne Country Day

In a rematch of last year’s NCISAA 2A State Semifinals, The Burlington School (28-7) would once again host Wayne Country Day (25-7). All season long, these two teams have been at the top of our private school rankings. 6’3 2024 Kobe George The Burlington School knew in order to win this game, they would have to make it very difficult on Wayne Country Day’s Collin Tanner, their...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2023

It’s that time of year again. The high school season has nearly concluded and postseason play is set to begin very soon. As exciting as it is to chase and potentially win a state championship, the subsequent six months of travel ball will be the time for prospects to really shine. Whether positive or not, college coaches simply have more time and resources to properly evaluate (and offer) kids...

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Wesleyan Christian v. The Burlington School

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Wesleyan Christian for a competitive battle between the Trojans and visiting Spartans of The Burlington School. Although both teams have college-level talent, few people could’ve predicted the bloodbath that would ensue. The opening quarter kicked off in an exciting, back-and-forth fashion, but neither team could gain any separation as it remained a tied...

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Phenom Game Report: The Burlington School vs. Carmel Christian

Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian 77 The Burlington School 58 The Burlington School, defending NCISAA 2A state champions, came into the contest with an impressive 21-4 record, losing only to nationally ranked Southern California (58-51),  Word of God (69-65) and Link Academy (59-53), who is also ranked the No. 1 team in the country. In addition, The Burlington School also lost a close...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Cam Whitmore (Archbishop Spalding) vs The Burlington School at 2021 #theJohnWall

Villanova commit Cam Whitmore and Archbishop Spalding took on the Burlington School led by Kheni Briggs and Avion Pinner in the semi-finals of the Devonte Graham bracket at the 2021 John Wall Holiday Invitational!

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall, Part 2

Game 5The Burlington School vs. Archbishop Spalding In their second round matchup of the Devonte Graham Bracket, defending NCISAA 2A State Champions The Burlington School (TBS) took on Maryland’s Archbishop Spalding. TBS struck first and held a nine point halftime lead behind the play of Kheni Briggs, Michael Nwoko and Avion Pinner. However, Spalding made their run in the third quarter as Jordan...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Good Guys vs. Cancer

2022 Jackson Holt (Moravian Prep): When you talk about one of the top shooters in the class and in all of North Carolina, you have to include Jackson Holt on that list and he may be No. 1.  He showed why to start the event off, as he stepped in, showed extreme confidence, and has such a fluid and smooth shot, as he knocked down nine 3-pointers in the game. 2024 Hampton Evans (Greenfield):...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at November Classic (Part 1)

2022 Hudson Rixham (Charlotte Country Day): Rixham really had a complete game to start Day 2 at the Phenom November Classic.  She comes in with good size but brings a lot of versatility to the court, making impact plays and playing multiple positions on the court.  She showed she can be the main ball-handler, used her size on the boards, created for herself off the dribble, and knocked down...

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Matchups to Watch at Phenom November Classic (Friday)

After coming off a tremendous event at the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, it is only right to get excited about this weekend's event in the Phenom November Classic, presented by Ivester Jackson Christie. The talent on the court is going to be fun to watch, as we have some tremendous matchups coming your way. That is why we are looking at a few player showdowns for each game, ones you will not want to miss.

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Open Gym Report: The Burlington School

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School for a high-level open gym session with one of the top programs across North Carolina. For the last two seasons, the Spartans have been led by Coach Ryan Bernardi and, regardless of roster composition, found a way to make it to the title game. After suffering a state championship loss, they reached their goal last season and seized...

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North Carolina’s New Names Worth Noting

The North Carolina high school basketball scene is certainly unique, given the combination of history, noteworthy programs, and enticing talent across all classes. Some folks have placed a ton of emphasis on the fact that players have opted to leave a talent-laden area for a challenge at national powerhouses like Oak Hill, IMG Academy, Montverde, and various others, but there are also plenty of...

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New faces looking to make their presence felt in NC this upcoming high school season

The summer has come to a close and now that just means we are one step closer to high school basketball. That also means there will be several new names that burst onto the scene in North Carolina, as these fresh faces will certainly be players you will want to know heading in. Here are just five players that are new to the NC scene but should really make their impact felt this upcoming high school season.

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Quickly Reloaded: The Burlington School

Each year, there are certain programs that are guaranteed to be relevant simply due to their coaching and/or knack to acquire talent. Take Duane Lewis (North Meck), Dion Bethea (Gray Collegiate), BJ Jackson (Legacy Early College), and countless others as evidence of this notion. Well, despite entering just his fourth season as a high school head coach, perhaps Ryan Bernardi is deserving of a...

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Stock Risers of NCISAA (Session 2) LIVE Period – Class of 2023

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 the stock risers for the class of 2023.

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NCISAA Team Camp Session 2: Underrated prospects/ New Names/ Teams that impressed (Day 1)

Phenom Hoops was on deck at Forsyth Country Day for the NCISAA Session 2 LIVE Period and it was great to see so many players in action playing in front of college coaches. Day 1 kicked off in what looked to be a terrific event, as we bring you a few underrated prospects, a few new names to learn, and which teams impressed us. Underrated Prospects: 2022 6’8 Sam Perez (Trinity Academy of Raleigh)...

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