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Rev Tholel Top Unsigned Senior in NC?? Team Loaded 704 is an Entire MOOD
Sure they are Team Loaded NCs "B" Team, but that is certainly not because they are void of any talent. Team Loaded 704 plays exciting and they play wayyy above the rim.read more
WBC Elite Got EVERYONE Hype … College Coaches Gone LOVE These PGs || Team RAW Highlights
There is something about guard play that gets everyone going ... WBC Elite, out of Wilmington, NC has some great guard play They are led by 6'1" 2020 high major recruit Jajuan Carr, and rightfully, he gets a ton of the eyes.read more
Dawkins’ Names to Know from the Phenom Opening
Check out a few names that stood out amongst the rest at the Phenom Opening, according to one of our scouts.read more
Jalen McDonald & BJ Freeman: Team Loaded 16’s “1-2 PUNCH!!!”
Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald and BJ Freeman of Team Loaded 16s. They competed in the Phenom Opening this past weekend and led their team to the championship game. Freeman currently attends Word of God Christian Academy while McDonald attends Knightdale High School.read more
Elijah Jamison X Brock Williams: BEST BACKCOURT in the #HoopState?
Check out highlights from Brock Williams and Elijah Jamison. Williams and Jamison will comprise the starting backcourt for Team Loaded NC 16's this spring and summer. Brock currently attends Burlington Christian while Elijah attends Louisburg HS. Look for both guards to garner D1 offers this upcoming season!read more
Ahmil Flowers is a CERTIFIED BUCKET!! Brandon Thomas & Greensboro Warriors Bring the HEAT!
It is no longer a secret, Division 1 programs should be all over Ahmil Flowers. He is a bucket, he scores the ball at every level, with great consistency. That is not even to mention his size, explosion and strength.read more
Jayden Seymour & Tristan Maxwell LEAD A RELOADED Team CLT at Phenom Opening!!! Raw Highlights!
Check out highlights from Jayden Seymour and Tristan Maxwell from Team CLT. Both made the jump over after spending time on different circuits last season and are looking to gel before the start of the live period. Here are some of their highlights from this weekend's Phenom Opening event.read more
Jalen Hood-Schifino & Bryce Alfino LEAD TEAM CLT 16’s to CHAMPIONSHIP at Phenom Opening!
Each player is on different ends of the spectrum. 6'4" 2022 Jalen Hood Schifino is nationally ranked, carries multiple high major offers and is a part of Team USA basketball ... His travel ball backcourt made, 6'5" 2020 Bryce Alfino does not have offers and is not ranked.read more
D1 BREAKOUTS!! Zack Austin & Jakob Moore ANNIHILATE Phenom’s Opening || Team Winston RAW Highlights
This is the perfect platform for a breakout!! You had national media, college coaches, ridiculous talent and a gym filled with fans. In today's world of positionless basketball, players able to defend multiple positions are at a really high quantity. Team Winston has TWO players who can defend across the floor.read more
Carter Whitt DUNKING NOW?! Phenom Opening Raw Highlights!
Check out highlights from Class of 2021 guard, Carter Whitt. Whitt is a 6’1″ point guard from Leesville Rd HS in Raleigh, NC. He’ll be playing this AAU season with Team Loaded after spending last season on the EYBL. Here are his highlights from this weekend’s Phenom Opening AAU...read more
The Phenom Opening Breakouts
Travel ball season is finally here … this past weekend Phenom Hoops had around 100 teams, from 5 different states, convene on Greensboro to kick off their summer seasons and boy did this one go out with a BANG!!read more
Milton Elite 14u claims Bronze Championship at Phenom’s Opening
This was the final game of the day for the 14u third place trophy. Tensions were high during warm-ups, before the game, and during the game.read more
“He’ll Put it On Your Head!” Jajuan Carr is a Modern Day PG!
6'1" Jajuan Carr is making a name for himself as one of the best point guards in North Carolina's 2020 class ... So much so that the likes of Iowa State, Houston and Middle Tennessee State have recently come calling with East Carolina having already offered.read more
Team Hickory Claims 15u Championship at Phenom’s Opening
The 15u Bronze Championship game turned out to be somewhat of a one sided affair as Team Hickory faced off against The Durham Hurricanes. This Team Hickory bunch is comprised of a lot of versatile athletes. 1-5 can all handle and shoot the rock. 6’3 lefty guard Zane Redmon showed his defensive ability early on scoring 6 of his 13 points off of steals. Team Hickory was flying all over the court...read more
Team Winston Claims 17u Championship at Phenom’s Opening
The 17u Tar Heel Silver Bracket championship game featured a very deep Team Winston (NC) group versus a free flowing Renegades (WV) team and this turned out to be a great one. Team Winston got off to a quick start thanks in part to the athletic interior duo of 6’8 Jakob Moore and 6’7 Zack Austin. Their early lead was cut down when Andrew Shull, Grant Bonner and Ethan Clay started to heat up from...read more
#PhenomOpening: 14U Silver Title Game Recap
14U Silver Championship: Team Rogue Vs Queen City Thunder Team Rogue got off to a scorching hot start in this one, largely due to their full court zone press that created a lot of issues for the Queen City Thunder early on. Getting out to an early lead proved to be vital for Team Rogue, as the Queen City Thunder ended the first half strong, and came out of the halftime break with a ton of...read more
Josh Hall MADE IT LOOK EASY at 2019 #PhenomOpening!!! Raw Game Highlights!
It is no secret, Josh Hall is the hottest prospect in the Southeast ... in the recent months his stock has sky rocketed with offers from the likes of Providence, Wake Forest and Rutgers with so many others looking in... This past weekend some of the best talent in the region came to Greensboro, NC to compete in Phenom's Opening travel ball tournament. Hall was among those and with standing room only around his court, Hall did NOT disappoint...read more
Team Charlotte Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s Opening
Team Charlotte went up against one of the top 15u teams in the nation CP3 2022. Team Charlotte has 12 kids who all can hurt you at some point during the game. Kris Robinson 20 points, Bryce Alfino 18 points and Nate Bradford 12 points led the team in the scoring column with Amarie Haynie 8 points picked it up on the defensive side of the court getting timely steals. The game started out with...read more
Team Felton Claims 14U Championship at Phenom’s Opening
Team Felton 2023 and Wilmington Excel 2023 had a battle going on throughout the whole game. Team Felton’s Treymane Parker put on a show in the 1st half and finished with 17 points for the half and 25 points for the game Excel countered that performance with two young men Tyler Adams 10 1st half points and 20 total for the game and Stan Ballard 8 1st half points and 10 for the game to help...read more
Dawkins’ Day Two Standouts at Phenom’s Opening
Who were the players that stood out on Day 2 of the Phenom Opening. Teams like Team Charlotte, Team Felton, CP3, and CEBA all had players that caught the eyes.read more
Dawkins’ Day One Standouts at Phenom’s Opening
Who were the players that stood out on Day 1 of the Phenom Opening. Teams like NC Empire, Team Loaded, Team Charlotte, Beach Ballers, Team Winston, and Manzer all had players that caught the eyes.read more
Phenom Opening Day 1 Game of the Day
With travel ball season officially starting in North Carolina, with the Phenom Opening, The competition is high, it is still new. The coaches are into it, the fans are into it, the media and college coaches are lining the sideline and (most importantly) the players are into it. We were fortunate to have some incredible games, however at Proehlific Park, there were two that stood out. NC Empire...read more
Phenom Opening Day 1 Recap — DIVISION 1 COACHES, THIS IS FOR YOU!
The travel ball season is finally here … tryouts are complete, teams are formed and they are putting them on the floor for competition. The 2019 Phenom Opening is absolutely loaded with talent from the 12u to the 17u division. The beautiful part about these events on the Phenom Platform is that you have ridiculous amounts of high-level talent, everyone already knows … but you also have a stage...read more
#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts
By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...read more
#PhenomOpening: Miles Afternoon & Evening Standouts
6’9 2020 Myles Evans: NC Empire Evans is still rounding back into shape after a meniscus tear, but he still found a way to play an incredibly productive game, anchoring his team on the block at both ends of the floor. He’s a skilled, strong bodied big man that always finishes around the basket at a high clip. His expanding perimeter game is really encouraging, he stepped into his 3s...read more
#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts
5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play. He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team. He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...read more
Phenom Opening Team Preview: Team Winston 17u
It is finally here. The AAU season kicks off in style with Phenom Hoops, as we head to Greensboro to open the season with the Phenom Opening. Players of all ages will come to North Carolina in hopes to compete and start the season off. This will be a CAN’T MISS EVENT, as we may have never started off the season with this much talent on so many levels. That is why we are hoping to get everyone...read more
Breakout Candidates at the Phenom Opening
Every summer it happens, players on non-circuit teams, pop out of nowhere and become major recruiting targets for regional schools at every level. This year is very much the same, and even looking at it deeper, we are fortunate to live in North Carolina. Such a talent-rich state with dozens upon dozens of Division 1 talent walking around. Even with seven circuit teams, there are still ample...read more
What Were Looking For at the Phenom Opening
Want to know why you should attend the Phenom Opening in Greensboro this weekend? These are all the reasons you need.read more
Phenom Opening Team Preview: Carolina Riptide 16u
Phenom Hoops is heading to North Carolina, bring in one of the best events we have ever had to start the AAU season. Check out some of the players in attendance.read more