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TOP PGs BATTLE! Carter Whitt vs JaJuan Carr; Leesville Rd – Pender Raw Game Highlights!

Check out highlights between Leesville Rd and Pender HS at the 2020 Kinston MLK Classic! This game featured a point guard matchup between Carter Whitt and JaJuan Carr. Whitt is considered one of the top junior guards in the state while Carr is seen as one of the top unsigned senior guards in ENC.

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Kinston MLK 2nd Half of the Day Standouts

6’8″ 2020 Josh Hall of Moravian Prep24 Points. 9-16 FG. 4 Boards. Hall had the much anticipated matchup with Isaiah Todd. Hall came away with the team victory in this one and finished with a number of buckets, showcasing his ability to create in the half court. Hall is committed to NC State. 6’8″ 2021 Dontrez Styles of Kinston18 Points. 8 Rebounds. Styles is a physically...

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Evening Standouts at Kinston MLK Classic

6’3 ’21 Carter Whitt (Leesville Road) It would be extremely difficult to find many performers from the Kinston MLK Classic better than Whitt. He was the ultimate leader and decision-maker for this team, consistently setting up others, scoring on all three levels, and rebounding at a terrific rate for a guard. Whitt highlighted quality shooting efficiency and continues to show improved...

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#PhenomGoodGuys: Miles Magical Five (Night One)

6’6 2020 De’Andre Downing: Washington County Downing is a really interesting unsigned senior that’s undoubtedly deserving of attention from scholarship coaches. He’s a unique player considering his size and skillset. He can shoot the ball from way beyond the arc, handle the ball, and defend 3-4 positions on the court at the high school level. If the outside shot is falling with consistency he’s...

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Hoops and Dreams Showcase Day 1 Standouts and Storylines

The Hoops and Dreams Showcase is one of the best atmospheres of any event held in North Carolina, throughout the basketball calendar. MaxPreps called the Hoops and Dreams Showcase one of the Must-See events of the 2019-20 calendar year, and Day 1 lived up to all of that.

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Evening Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’2 ’20 Jajuan Carr (Pender) Regardless of setting, Carr always seems to rise to the occasion and lead by example on both ends of the floor. He’s easily one of the smartest and toughest floor generals across the entire state. Carr handles the ball with poise, creates for himself and others, scores on all three levels with efficiency, and sets the tone extremely well on defense. He rebounds as...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Week 1 Review

This is one of our favorite times of the year, traveling across the region to various Open Gyms, it means the basketball season is just around the corner. We join college coaches from across the country, in scouring our region to find players. Some gyms we walk in have 10+ coaches sitting, watching the practice, other gyms with no one (those are the favorite gyms!). It’s also great to...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Summer Finale

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops wrapped up the summer season in Greensboro, North Carolina with our annual Summer Finale. There was an abundance of talent in the gym, offers were given out, and high-level competition took place per usual. This article will take a closer look at some of the top standouts from the event…   6’0 ’21 Jamarii Thomas (New Light Disciples) The New Light Disciples...

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What to Watch For… Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE — High Major Watch

Every year July allows players to break out … Players who have all the tools, who have the size, the touch, the explosion, the skill set to play at a high level, but for whatever reason have been late bloomers or fallen under the proverbial radar. Phenom’s Summer Havoc LIVE is notorious for these Summer Blow Ups as it has been the stage where the likes of Aaron Nesmith picked up 20 offers and...

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2020

We’ve finally reached July, which is when travel basketball goes up another notch and can truly change the lives of these young prospects. There are numerous players that we feel are underrated within the state, but just on the brink of blowing up. This article will take a closer look at five guys (with varying offers) that should be regarded as definite Division I prospects.   6’0 ’20...

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Brandon’s “Big Time Ballers” #NCHSAALivePeriod

A number of the top Public schools throughout the state gathered to battle it out at Queens University of Charlotte campus under the bright lights, teams are far from a finished product but this gives us something to build on.   Charlotte, North Carolina- There was a surplus of talent on display at every position in every grade cycle, colleges from far and wide at every level came out,...

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Jamie’s 5 to Know: Phenom G3 Showcase

What a weekend it was. 50 teams came in, from four different states, to compete from the 14u-17u age groups…Greensboro, NC got things popping. True to form, dozens of college coaches attended the event, and there were some players who really took advantage of the spotlight. Typically a Phenom Hoops travel ball event has 80–120 teams playing in it, we kept this one small intentionally. As...

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Phenom Challenge Superlatives: Best Passer

Our Phenom Hoop Report head scouts have been debating about several topics and players from the Phenom Challenge LIVE.  Don’t worry, it has all been fun and games but everyone loves to hear the thoughts of others on who is the best-of-the-best from the event.  So, we broke it down into several topics. Check out the thoughts of each scout on who they think is the best in each category. BEST...

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