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Three Expected 2026 High School Breakouts in North Carolina

6'3 Ian Bailey (Asheville Christian) After enjoying a fairly productive freshman campaign, Bailey looks ready to shine as a leader and focal point for the Lions. He's coming off an incredibly impressive summer season, where he dominated for Team Vision and regularly showcased the full arsenal. Bailey can comfortably control the offense, create for himself and others, and apply scoring pressure...

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2026 Nick Keith (Grimsley) putting his game on notice

2026 6'2 Nick Keith had a very strong freshman campaign at Grimsley last year, helping his team to a 25-5 overall record.  As a young prospect, he posted averages of 7.9ppg, 2.6rpg, and 2.6apg in 19 minutes of action, playing all 30 games last year.  But, as the summer came to an end at the Phenom Summer Finale, he was one of the top talked prospects with his showing and we are excited...

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Wingo’s Watch Day 1 Standouts Phenom Summer Finale

By: Brandon Wingo 2027 5'10 Kamari Manuel (Mooney St Boys)Kamari has been on a tear the last 2 events and has caught some eyes in the process. He's an offensive weapon that brings a ton of energy to the floor. He's pretty athletic and extremely crafty with the ball, and he shows it by being a nightmare in one on one situations. He can score it from all 3 levels, and although he is most effective...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at Phenom Summer Finale

2025 Larenz Stevenson (CBG): I liked what I saw out of the 2025 6'5 prospect from AL Brown, as he is a name that one could start tracking more as he develops.' He fits what you are looking for in a prospect, as he is long and athletic, shows flashes of his potential, and is one that is still just scratching the surface of what he could ultimately be. Stevenson would be someone to watch out for...

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Phenom Game Report: Page vs. Grimsley

Phenom tuned in to what was a big game in the Greensboro area between two rivals, as Grimsley traveled to Page for a showdown.' Both teams started to get into their rhythm, but it was Grimsley that was able to deliver the first punch, as the three-ball started to fall early. It is what helped them get out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead.' 'Page though started to chip away at that lead, really...

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Reece's Standouts: Lamelo Ball Invitational (Day 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Jake Weckerle (Charlotte Royals)We would have a lot more productive post in today's game if they all understood how key their positioning on the court is like Jake. A long consistent finisher that got to his spots early and held his ground, he's a reliable presence to have in your frontcourt as he protects the ball with his length, doesn't waste time making his moves, plays...

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