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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Challenge Live

Team Knicks 6’5 ’20 Ben Burnham- The long, wiry post continues to be the main leader and most productive two-way player on this team. He utilizes ball-fakes to get by opponents and highlight his surprising athleticism at the rim. Burnham scores the ball efficiently from all three levels and does a nice job of altering shots around the basket.   NC Spartans 6’2 ’20 Isaac Spainhour- There’s a...

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Coach Mills Game Report: Greensboro Warriors v. Team Hickory

By: Kelvin Mills Greensbro Warriors versus team hickory 15U.     The Greensbro Warriors we’re just too much. They out powered Team Hickory’s smaller lineup.   With bigger and more skilled post players along with a plethora of stronger and faster guards. 54-45 victory. Lead by MVP 6’4 wing man Franklin Stocklin. 17points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

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Coach Mills Game Report: Carolina Cavs v. South Carolina Stars

By: Kelvin Mills Carolina Cavs,  versus The South Carolina Stars 15U.  This tournament opener went right down to the wire with neither team ever able to mount a double-digit lead. It was chippy.  Two player technical fouls. With both teams finishing the game in the double bonus.  In the end, the Cavs wore the stars down with pressure defense a relentless attack in the lane and 93% free-throw...

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Player Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge Live

CC Elite 6’4 ’20 Elijah Hightower- The long, wiry wing prospect was really difficult for the opposition to contain in this contest, especially from beyond the arc. Hightower looked quite strong when spotting-up and working without the ball, but also showed some solid creation skills when taking opponents off the bounce. He utilized his length well on defense and outworked his assignment on the...

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Coach Thread’s Standouts at Phenom Opening from Southwest Guilford High School

By Coach Thread Khilen Woodley 5’11 2020 (Team Knicks)– one of the better floor leader that I saw today the Phenom Opening at Southwest Guilford gym. Has a great IQ for the game and understands how to push the pace. Did a great job of creating for his teammates. When penetrating to the basket he did a great job of hiding the ball and finishing through contacts for and ones. Whitted  5’10 2020...

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Team Charlotte Herrom Claims 17U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The final title game of the day featured a tough, gritty Team Charlotte squad against a very well-rounded Team Knicks group. Joshua Wiggins and Kenny Gwynn carried the scoring load for this squad throughout this contest, but also contained their respective assignments well. Glenn Bynum Jr. continued to stand out as the glue-guy of this group, given his motor and ability to consistently make...

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TLBA Secures 13U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

No team has been more impressive than TLBA, a fast-paced, run-and-gun, let it fly group with the necessary personnel to overwhelm opponents. They are loaded with quality size, intelligent three-point shooters, and guys that buy-in extremely well to the team concept. It all starts and ends with Eli and Isaac Ellis, who are playing up one and two levels, respectively. Eli Ellis was nothing short...

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Team Charlotte Secures 15U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The rough and rowdy Team Charlotte group found themselves in the 15U title game after dominating multiple opponents throughout the weekend. They’ve mainly played through Jeremy Gregory, who has been an unrelenting force inside the paint. He’s strong, active, and displayed solid three-level scoring chops while being the top rebounder on either end of the floor. Trey Green also stood out as one of...

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Team Loaded Claims 17U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The titans clashed during one of the most anticipated games of the day, which set out to feature Team Loaded’s 16U and 17U squads in a heated, bloodbath of a contest. They opened things up and it appeared to be pretty evenly matched, as the younger group went bucket-for-bucket with the older team for the first ten minutes. Carter Whitt has been consistently showcasing his high-level skillset,...

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Team Winston Claims 16U Championship at Phenom’s Opening

The Team Winston program is tough and gritty from top to bottom, which certainly includes this 16U squad. They set the tone with defensive pressure, unselfish play, and a clear willingness to do whatever necessary to secure this victory. The offensive balance by this team was terrific, as they spread the floor and allowed everyone to get involved. Camian Shell was arguably their most consistent...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Opening

Team Knicks 6’1 ’19 Sean McCabe- The combo-guard showcased a lot of useful tools during the first showing of the day. McCabe scored efficiently from all three levels while regularly creating for himself and others. He handles the ball with care and displayed a quality IQ on both ends of the floor. McCabe operates within the team concept and looks to get others involved whenever possible. He’s a...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Team Loaded 704 6’3 ’22 Antoine Piper- The strong-bodied forward/post prospect gave excellent energy and worked hard from start to finish. He ran the floor with purpose and displayed solid touch around the basket. Piper has an excellent frame and looks likely to continue physically developing into an intriguing two-way forward.   Team Winston 6’3 ’22 Jaquantae Edwards- The two-way forward...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Team Phoenix 6’5 ’23 Dice Royster- The forward/post prospect is playing up a grade level and still appears to be among the most intriguing and impactful prospects on display. He possesses excellent feel and touch around the basket, but also showcases great aggression and athleticism. Royster causes problems for opponents when attacking the basket and looks to play above rim whenever possible. He...

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Early Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Team Winston 6’1 ’22 Tyler Ledwell- The long, wiry guard was among the most appealing prospect from the first slate of games, given his productivity and undeniable upside. He sees the floor well and is a capable three-level scorer that should grow in intrigue as he develops strength.   6’4 ’22 Kevonni Campbell- The strong-bodied big man was the most physically-imposing presence on either...

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The Depth of High Major Talent is Astonishing with the CP3 16s

Every year Team CP3 is loaded with talent at every level and naturally this year is no different. In fact, this 16u team is as deep, with high level, talent as any team the region has seen in quite some time. Every player on the roster is a mid to high major type player, with most of them being the later. This team is filled with long athletic players who play a very fluid style as they can all,...

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Team Vision NC May Have Their Most Recruitable Team Yet

Team Vision is universally thought of as one of North Carolina’s most consistent AAU programs. Every year they have multiple players for multiple levels. The program, based in Western North Carolina, may have their deepest team yet. With a depth of players from the 2018 to 2020 classes they truly have talent that D1 programs, D2 programs, D3 programs and Juco programs should be very excited...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Session 1 Proehlific Park Court 1 6’7 2020 Jakob Moore Team Winston 16U Moore absolutely broke out this weekend before our staffs eyes, through his first year on varsity Moore showed flashes of brilliance for Mt Tabor. Early on in the travel ball season Moore has built on that confidence, throughout the weekend Moore was a featured part of Team Winston’s offense, down- low Moore...

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NEHS Court 2 Game 1 9 am 6’5” 2019 Cameron Thomas New Light Disciples Smooth Combo G/F with nice hops and sharp shooter mid-range out to 3 ptr. Handles well and passes with precision. Game 1 9 am 6’4” 2019 Dillon Harrison Stars Can play the 1,2,& 3 allat a high level. Nice perimeter shot mid-range to 3 ptr. Good on/off the ball defender. Unselfish on “D” and “O” Game 2 1030 am 6’2” 2020 Josh...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Session 2 Proehlific Park Court 3 5’11 2021 Jacobi Wright Team CP3 15u Wright was one of the most, if not the most, impressive prospect of the weekend. Tremendous feel for the game and rarely if ever turns the ball over. Great passer and a knock down shooter. Keep an eye on the name Jacobi Wright because he has a chance to blow up. 5’9 2021 Clay Hodges Carolina Riptide 15u Hodges...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Session 2 Venue Northwest Guilford Court 3 6’4 2019 Cameron Phronebarger Upward Stars Cameron made himself known early in the game by snagging a rebound, taking it the length of the court, side stepping through the lane and finally dunking over 2 defenders. He is an outstanding athlete who plays hard with a high motor. When Cameron was in go mode there was nobody on the court that...

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Phenom Opening Session 2 Player Standouts

Phenom Opening Venue Northwest Guilford Court 3 6’2 2018 Savion Staton Twin county Kings Strong and athletic guard used his quickness to rack up a bunch of steal and easy baskets for his team. In the half court Savion did a good job using his athleticism to get to the rim at will. Played hard and showed the ability to get above the rim. 6’0 2018 Naquan Addison All or Nothing Solid lead guard who...

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Phenom’s Opening Session 1 & 2 — Unsigned Seniors Scholarship Coaches Need to Pay Attention To

This time of year is exciting. You have a mixture of current juniors trying to make a name for themselves as they carve their own path. You also have unsigned seniors who are still trying to finish their stories. Both are competing hard so their futures are set. This weekend’s Phenom Opening, Session 1 and Session 2, have a great mixture of both these types of players. Baller TV will be there to...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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An Insider’s Take: Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State

An Insider’s Take Adrian Delph Commits to Appalachian State By Jamie Shaw 6’3” 2018 SG – Adrian Delph came out of no where last season and really took off this summer. Last year at Kings Mountain High School, his first season at the school, Delph filled up the stat sheets averaged 20 points (50% field goals), 7.7 boards and 5.3 assists per game. He is a tough player who provides defensive...

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Phenom Hoops Rankings: A Look at the 2018 Class

The updated 2018 rankings were released and we saw lots of changes.  Some players moved up the top 100, while others saw their positions slip after subpar spring performances. This class has many prospects who will go on to be extremely productive at the next level.  To give a little retrospect, majority of players in the top 50 are receiving strong interest from D1 programs across the nation....

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Big Time Risers: Whose Stock Has Risen So Far This Summer

The first two and a half months of travel ball have flown by at this point most teams have found their rhythm and built chemistry. Players on various circuits have really blossomed and taken their games to new levels, and we’re going to look at a handful prospects in the 2018 class who have played well and helped their stock on the recruitment trail. Ian Steere- Club (Team Charlotte) School...

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Today’s 5 to Know: Phenom Opening Session 2

Here are five names to know from the Phenom Opening Session II 6’2” 2020 Lemario Wilkerson NC Empire 15s Wilkerson had a great weekend, playing both days and performing at a high level for 6 straight games. He is wired to score the ball, as the lefty showed the ability to get into his kill spots quickly off the bounce. Wilkerson is very long and very athletic. He is one to watch moving forward,...

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6’3” 2018 Tomas Butkus (WNC Big Cats 17s)

Coaches – Butkus is a Division 1 point guard who will be playing with the WNC Big Cats this April Butkus can run a team and that much is for certain. He has the ball skills, the swagger and the vision that makes everyone around him better. In fact, we have seen Butkus 3 times over the past month, and in each setting all of the scouts in attendance walked away raving over Butkus’s game....

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“Hungry but Humble” The Langley Brothers

The Langley brothers have gotten to be household names in the recruiting circles in the state of North Carolina. 6’2 junior Kameron, 6’1 freshmen twins Keyshaun and Kobe were the solid foundation for the SW Guilford High School basketball team that went 27-3 this past season. We have covered a lot of prospects over the years and the Langley brothers have impressed us in more ways on and off the...

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Fresh Faces of Recruiting: 2017 Ethan Herring/ 2019 Landon Sutton

The Phenom Hoop Report is about providing a platform for young players to make a name for themselves in the recruiting circles. This past weekend, we got a chance to take a look at some potential fresh faces in recruiting. Many of these names, college coaches have not heard about and rightfully so. Some of just stepping into the high school scene as their freshman season came to a close. Others...

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