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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations (Session II): Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Jordan Mann #20: 5’8 ’24 Bryce James (Mount Tabor) Starting things off, we look at a player who performed very well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Bryce James. He’s a smart, wiry, slightly undersized floor general with excellent quickness and penetration ability. James is great at breaking down defenders, touching the paint, and finishing or asserting his...

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NC Phenom 150 Camp Recap (Session II)

Top Performer- 6’6 ’25 Jake Cackovic (Holly Springs) Although there were a lot of notable guys on display, Jake Cackovic utilized this camp to serve as the setting for his breakout campaign. He was an impressive player throughout the summer, but really showcased flashes of pure dominance at the event. Winning the MVP award was relatively simple for the young, skilled forward. He’s a knockdown...

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Phenom Open Gym: Holly Springs High School

Phenom Hoops travelled to Holly Spring, North Carolina to cover Holly Springs High School. Coach L.J. Hepp has plenty to be excited about with a team that finished 23-5 last season and should be one of the early favorites in the NCHSAA 4A. To put it mildly, Holly Springs and Myers Park could be the two early favorites to compete for the coveted 4A state championship. Coach Hepp has a unique...

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Dawkins’ Standouts from Phenom September Classic (Day 1)

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’1 2022 Landon King (United We Stand/West Charlotte) Landon has always stood out to me given his fearlessness on the floor, and his ability to score in impressive volumes when hot. The scoring guard thrives in scenarios where he’s guarded by players with matching size. West Charlotte will find a ton of value this season in King’s ability to produce from both the mid-range...

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Player Standouts from Phenom September Classic (Day 1)

By: Ethan Reece 2022 Ethan Smith (Winston 76ers)Ethan had probably the performance of the day and torched the nets for 32 pts off 7 threes in a high caliber matchup (win) against Lake Norman. He’s long at 6’7 and has the high release Larry Bird shot that’s hard to block. Wasn’t phased at all with defenders draping over him and hands in his face, and by the time they caught on it was too late,...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from September Classic (Saturday)

2025 Jake Cackovic (Strong Center): A young name that really caught some early interest with his play. Also a baseball player, Cakouik is one that hit a significant growth spurt and now is a 6’4, versatile prospect that can operate inside but also step out and knock down shots.  He moves well and is extremely active on the boards.  One to keep an eye on around the Raleigh area. 2024...

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