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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024

(1) 6’6 Paul McNeil (Richmond) Even for those who don’t closely follow high school basketball, McNeil should already be a well-known name throughout the country. After winning North Carolina’s Gatorade POY award, he became just the second men’s player of the millennium to receive the honor two full seasons removed from his graduation year (joining Jaden Bradley). He posted insane per-game...

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Team United 16U EYBL “A Special Team”

To state Team United 16U EYBL may be a special team would be a gross understatement. The class of 2024 team has accumulated a nice mixture of talent, skill, athleticism, but more importantly are well coached and plays extremely well as a team. With such high profile players in today’s basketball culture, this team has no egos from our viewpoint. Team United 16U EYBL has two national level...

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Phenom Game Report: 3A NCISAA Championship (Concord Academy vs. HP Christian)

We started the championship day in the 3A Division as High Point Christian and Concord Academy battled it out.  The length and size for Concord Academy made their impact early, as Kany Tchanda and company were able to start the game with a 13-0 lead and they led 17-6 after the first quarter. HP Christian though started to get it going, led by their leader in 2023 Darius Kane. Kane was able to...

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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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#CCSMLK22 Game Report: Concord Academy vs. Asheville School

We continued on throughout the early part of the evening, as Concord Academy and Asheville School took the court for a terrific showdown. Concord Academy was missing a key player in Noah Van Bibber, but Concord had veterans that could step up to the challenge. The size and playmaking of Asheville School came out strong early to gain the early 16-12 lead. They were able to get attack the boards...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom Holiday Classic (Part 1)

2023 Riley Allenspach (Providence Day): The growth that we have seen in Allenspach has been impressive, as he continues to understand and use his body more and more to his advantage, while also becoming more fluid and stronger at his size.  One can see that he is becoming more active on his feet, as well as being active on the glass, and showing tremendous touch in the paint.  He...

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Potentially Special: Kany Tchanda

The sophomore season is a very unique time in a prospect’s high school career. It marks the point where previously enticing upside should start transitioning into translatable production, especially for non-big men. Very seldom do players with elite size possess fluidity and coordination during the early stages of their development. Those who do (like Jalen Duren, for example) become nationally...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Tyler Lewis Hoopfest

6’9 ’24 Isaiah Sutherland (Quality Education) Few players across the entire state of North Carolina possess as much upside as Sutherland, and he’s clearly beginning to tap into his potential. He’s long, athletic, and extremely fluid, especially for his size, and offers a quality blend of inside-out ability. Sutherland finishes well, shoots the ball at a respectable clip from the perimeter, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom November Classic

2022 Quante Berry (Winston Salem Christian): Really liked what I saw out of the Providence commit.  He wasn’t filling up the stat sheet as far as scoring but Berry was making play after play on the floor to help his team.  On several occasions, he was able to create with the dribble and eventually set up/ find his teammates for easy baskets.  But he also got out and took advantage...

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Carmel Christan Tip-Off Storylines to Watch (Saturday, Nov. 13)

Phenom Hoops kicks off the season in a big way with the Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic, November 12-13, at Carmel Christian in Matthews/Charlotte, NC. We will be bringing some of the best teams around the region all under one building and of course, there are so many storylines to watch out for.

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Phenom Game Report: Lincoln Charter at Concord Academy (Boys)

In our second game of the night, it was time for the boys to get on the court as Lincoln Charter and Concord Academy squared off.  A game that had a ton of intriguing talent, it looked to be a great game to start the season.  In the first quarter, it was Lincoln Charter that came out strong but really looked to use the clock and slow the game down while making Concord Academy work on defense. ...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Concord Academy

Phenom Hoops hit the road again on Tuesday afternoon, first making a stop at Concord Academy.  Coach Cantadore has been a staple around the Charlotte area and in NC, bringing a team that fans and media outlets always watch out for each season and it doesn’t look any different this year. When breaking down their roster, let’s first look at the guards that will be leading the charge.  2024...

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