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Freshly Departed Prospects from North Carolina

Player movement has become a common practice within the overall grassroots landscape, and the prospects within North Carolina are no exemption. Whether for exposure, playing opportunities, or something different, guys have found ways to maneuver around various obstacles within the high school scene. The development of programs like Link Year Prep and Vertical Academy have followed somewhat in...

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Noah’s Hoopers from Phenom Summer Grind (Day 2)

By: Noah Hooper 5’9 2023 Jake Baker (Riptide 2023 SC) Playing a key role on a very well-coached Riptide team, Baker showed me flashes of being able to play at the next level this morning. The first thing Baker showed me is that he has the ability to play off two feet and stop on a dime as he caught my eye with a nice finish through contact in transition. He also shot the ball at a reliable clip...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Havoc Session 1 (Day 2, Part 3)

2022 Patrick Wessler (CC Elite): Big Patrick Wessler showed it all and is continuing to play at an elite level.  Honestly, he is showing so many reasons why he is one of the top big men in the country.  With such a dominant performance, Wessler showed the touch, the footwork, the strength, and how to be an absolute monster on the boards.  2023 Gregory Jackson (CP3): In terms of excitement and...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: Phenom Summer Showcase (Part 1)

By; DeAjai Dawkins 5’11 2025 Cayden Martin (Piedmont Classical HS 15U)  Cayden is a conscienceless scorer with consistent mechanics on his jumpshot. His confidence and general maturity for his age gives him a mental advantage Active hands defensively, shows all the signs of a player who will one day be an important piece for PCHS.  2024 6’0 JJ Fullwood (Greensboro Day JV)  JJ plays the game...

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Does Team CP3 Have the Top Backcourt Trio in America?

Given the way basketball has trended over the last decade, it’s no secret that guard play now largely dictates on-court success at most levels. Whether it be a traditional “point guard” or more of a modernized floor general, the ball-handler position has more power and responsibility than ever before. The ideology of stockpiling size is important, especially for younger age groups, but it’s not...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 2, Spring Tip-Off) Part 1

Will Kelly 2022 Will Kelly (Rod Howard Select): Kelly is such a high IQ, scoring threat on the floor. You just have to love his composure and how he reads and sees defenses, can score on multiple levels, and is a team-first kind of guy.  Such a smooth jumper as well to his game. 2022 6’7 Doug Smith (Rod Howard Select): Smith is an intriguing prospect to watch with his length, versatility, and...

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The “It” Factor: Aden Holloway’s Path to Superstardom

The North Carolina grassroots landscape is unlike any other, especially given how regularly high-level ability emerges within talented middle school prospects and resonates through their high school journey. Each year, we see a variety of new-and-improved kids who are setting trends, turning heads, and (some) establishing their eventual NBA habits at an early stage. In most cases, it’s...

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Covenant Day v. Wesleyan Christian

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Wesleyan Christian in High Point, North Carolina, as the Trojans prepared to host the Lions of Covenant Day. Wesleyan Christian entered this contest behind an up-and-down season, enduring a combination of injuries and brutal competition through their first ten games. Meanwhile, Covenant Day came in with a 3-3 record—only suffering losses to three...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Aden Holloway vs Xavier McKelvy Decided ON A GAME WINNER! Covenant Day vs United Faith

United Faith and Covenant Day battled it out at the Battle at the Rock, as this one game down to the final seconds. Check out all the highlights from the game and make sure you subscribe to view more future videos.

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Battle at the Rock – Saturday Session 1 Standouts

Game 1:Winston-Salem Christian 60Aiken High School 58 Quante Berry 6’4       2022    (Winston-Salem Christian) Berry finished with 20 points and 6 assists in a 60-58 win over Aiken High School. The 6’4 combo guard continues to improve and improve his game as the primary ball handler and facilitator for this Winston-Salem Christian team....

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Phenom Game Report: Covenant Day at Calvary Day

Final:Covenant Day 90 – Calvary Day 63 Phenom Hoops traveled to Winston-Salem to check in at Calvary Day, as they welcomed in Covenant Day on Tuesday night. As the ball tipped off, it was Covenant Day that came out strong and built an early 12-0 lead behind the play of Aden Holloway. Calvary Day was able to get on the board eventually and get it down to single didigts for a little bit of...

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Phenom Open Gym: Covenant Day

A program that really is starting to make waves around the western part of the state, Covenant Day looks to be heading in the right direction. Coach Marty Parrish has done a tremendous job and is coming off a 17-win season but this may be his most talented team he has had. A blend of star power, skill, size, and ability, the Lions seems to be a program that many will want to get out and watch this year, as they are loaded with talent this year.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Aden Holloway’s Game is SO SMOOTH! 2023 Guard Makes it Look EASY at #PhenomHoops

Check out highlights from Aden Holloway, a 6' guard from Charlotte, NC who's considered one of the top freshman guards in the country. Holloway participated with the Asheville Game Changers last weekend at the Phenom Summer Havoc and Anthony Morrow Elite this past Friday at the Phenom Summer Finale. He currently holds offers from Syracuse and Va. Tech. See whats makes Holloway one of the top guards in 2023.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham (56 PTS) x Aden Holloway (30 PTS) Look UNSTOPPABLE in Semi-Finals WIN!

Check out highlights from the Game Changers semi-final game Saturday afternoon at the Phenom Summer Havoc. Robert Dillingham was locked in going for a game-high 56 points while fellow 5 star guard Aden Holloway went from 30 points himself in the blowout win. Both 2023 guards currently hold multiple HM offers and look for their lists to only continue.

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State team (Class of 2023)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2023 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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North Carolina Freshmen Making a Difference on Varsity

The talent in North Carolina is at an all-time high, and that is throughout all the classes in the state. The freshman (2023) class this season had some impressive showings, with some standout performances.

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Carmel Christian MLK “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

The 3rd Annual Carmel Christian MLK event sponsored by Phenom Hoops was another outstanding and successful event. There were high-level teams, players and games played before near-capacity crowds for the entire day. Below are the scores from the action on Saturday and our final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers.

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Gate City Classic

6’9 ’21 Dante Kiesenhofer (Holly Springs) Now that Kadin Shedrick has departed, it’s become increasingly clear that Kiesenhofer is ready to take the reigns. He’s long, active, and possesses a phenomenal frame with great mobility. Kiesenhofer offers terrific rebounding, rim-protection, and all-around timing on defense while showcasing quality touch and a pretty nice perimeter jumper on the other...

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8 Storylines heading into the Phenom Gate City Classic (Nov. 22-23)

Here are the storylines heading into the weekend in Greensboro for the Phenom Gate City Classic. Check out what you should be looking forward to!

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North Carolina 2023 Watch List (Part 2)

It is a standard practice that we at Phenom Hoop Report don’t rank players until they have finished their freshman year in high school. That being said, we will take a closer look at some of the players that should make an immediate impact this coming season. In (Part 1), we took a look at Jaylen Curry, Addison Archer, Trey Green, London Johnson, and Treymane Parker. See attached link:...

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Previewing Top Guards in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

As the game has continued to evolve, folks have tended to get less enamored with size and exploiting mismatches through strength. For better or worse, he modern-day game is dominated by guards and looks likely to remain that way for the foreseeable future. These guys have always been the primary creators but it seems like teams are content with initiating offense from other positions, especially...

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