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Potential HoopState National Breakouts: 2021 Edition (Part Two)

Each and every year there are some kids that are getting recruited at the regional level take that next step and see their stock rise from a national perspective. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 Pandemic a lot of these kids won’t have the opportunity to be seen at their respective events by college coaches, scouts, or media. Typically the local evaluators have the opportunity to get an early...

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Phenom Hoops Blog: Jaden Bradley looks back on big sophomore season; continuing to listen to colleges around the country

Coming off a state championship run and earning NC Player of the Year accolades, the sophomore is riding high and is continuing to rack up offers from around the country. Grabbing the attention of blue-bloods along with several other high-major programs, Bradley is continuing to soak it all in and is staying focused on his game.

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Phenom Player’s Blog: Two-sport athlete, Breon Pass, proud of team’s success and putting Reidsville HS on the map

In a new feature that we are looking to provide at Phenom Hoops, we are bringing our followers the new “Phenom Player’s Blog,” as we discuss some of the latest topics with players around the country. They provide their back story, their thoughts, and we get to know a little bit more about them overall. First up, we have 2021 guard Breon Pass who is a star football and basketball player at Reidsville high school.

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Moravian Prep v. The Burlington School

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina as the Spartans prepared to host national powerhouse Moravian Prep. It was a highly-anticipated matchup and would ultimately turn out to be a test for both squads. Moravian Prep is fresh off the heels of some difficult battles at Bojangles Bash and our Battle at the Rock, defeating every opponent and...

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What More Does Dylan Blake Need To Do?

Every year, North Carolina reaffirms itself as a hotbed for talent and underrated prospects, and the current senior class is no different. There are a slew of unsigned seniors that deserve an uptick in their recruitment. Over the next few months, these articles will take a closer look at some of the most under-appreciated guys across the Hoopstate. Today, we highlight Dylan Blake of First Flight...

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Underrated Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Although rankings are clearly meant to be discussed and debated, it feels like there are numerous noteworthy prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that are still underrated. Obviously, the term “underrated” is a subjective one and completely based on opinion and preference. However, there’s an argument to be made for each of these prospects, especially since most of them hold zero...

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Freedom Christian: A Darkhorse Contender?

With all the constantly circulating discussions about teams and rankings, it’s become clearer that Freedom Christian is one of the most underrated and overlooked teams in North Carolina. They might not have the storied history and recent success like some, but their talent is plenty rich. This group has quickly jetted out to a 10-2 start and, although they haven’t necessarily played the toughest...

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Is North Carolina’s Private School Basketball an Open Race?

After writing an in-depth look at some of the top public school teams in the state, it only felt appropriate to do the same thing for private schools. However, there are even fewer clear-cut favorites and only one undefeated team remaining (Davidson Day) within the NCISAA. Right now, Concord First Assembly, Durham Academy, Greensboro Day, Trinity Christian, and Wayne Country Day have each lost...

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Who is North Carolina’s Best Public School Team?

Nothing seems to excite folks more than the weekly debate surrounding which teams fall into the upper echelon of rankings. Whether public, private, or both, everyone has a case to represent their cause. That being said, public school basketball in North Carolina has been as impressive as ever through the first month of the season. Three programs, Farmville Central, Millbrook, and North...

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UNC Pembroke spoils WSSU Home Opener 75-64

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke invaded the Gaines Center, and earned an impressive road win against a retooled Winston Salem State squad.Winston Salem, North Carolina- This contest went down in front of a packed house. The Rams student section got after the visiting Braves all night, I have to say the energy was emphatic throughout the gymnasium! The Braves captured a double digit...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 2 #PhenomSummerFinale

Time flies when you’re having fun, another season of AAU is almost in the books!Greensboro, North Carolina– The Phenom Hoops crew is going out with a bang here at the Summer Finale! The stars came out for one last go around, coaches at multiple levels flooded the sidelines in search of a late boost to 2019, and others got the jump on some classes of the future. 6’2 2022 LeBron Thomas (FIBA)...

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Brandon’s Big-Time Ballers at Phenom All-American Camp (Pt. 2)

The inaugural Phenom All American camp came into the weekend as somewhat of an enigma.Greensboro, North Carolina- The Triad played host to the first-ever Phenom All American Camp, our brand and product are recognizable, but until Saturday we hadn’t conducted a true All American Camp. This was another prime opportunity for prospects in the classes of 2020-2024, to get better and boost their...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomAllAmerican

The inaugural Phenom All American camp came into the weekend as some what of an enigma. Greensboro, North Carolina- The Triad played host to the first ever Phenom All American Camp, our brand and product are recognizable, but until Saturday we hadn’t conducted a true All American Camp. This was another prime opportunity for prospects in the classes of 2020-2024, to get better and boost...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt III #PhenomSummerHavoc

It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period!Fort Mill, South Carolina- We’ve reached the fourth day of Summer Havoc, there have been offers earned and attention grabbed so far. Teams have competed hard for three days and now we’ve arrived at the home stretch, all these prospects and coaches will...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomSummerHavoc Pt 2

It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The Phenom Crew is back at it again in the other Carolina, for the annual Summer Havoc Live Period Showcase. Competitiveness is at its highest, prospects competed in front of dozens of college coaches in search of their next program...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1 #PhenomSummerHavoc

It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The Phenom Crew is back at it again in the other Carolina, for the annual Summer Havoc Live Period Showcase. Competitiveness is at its highest, prospects competed in front of dozens of college coaches in search of their next program...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Part III

It’s July which means travel ball is back and in action, the Phenom Crew has invaded the other Carolina for a weekend full of hoops and storylines!Fort Mill, South Carolina- The action didn’t waste any time picking up here at Comenius School, we had the pleasure of getting a jump on the new wave of talent 13U-15U, at this stage a lot of these underclassmen are relatively unknown and...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers pt 2 #PhenomChampionShowcase

It’s July which means travel ball is back and in action, the Phenom Crew has invaded the other Carolina for a weekend full of hoops and storylines! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The action didn’t waste any time picking up here at Comenius School, we had the pleasure of getting a jump on the new wave of talent 13U-15U, at this stage a lot of these underclassmen are relatively unknown and...

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Storylines from the #NCISSALivePeriod

The weekend was action packed with big time hoops all weekend long throughout the Triad! It's the first go around in this newly structured live period run by state officials and local high schools.

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers #NCISAASummerShowcase

The Hoop States Top Private schools gathered at Greensboro Day School for a star studded summer showcase.Greensboro, North Carolina- This Live Period event gives the Coaches, Scouts, and Media, an opportune chance to checkout some of the best prospects in the state under a controlled team setting. 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley (Cannon)- Bradley looks the part of a high major floor general, he’s got the...

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Triad First 48 Recap & Standouts

The annual Triad 48 hosted by the BlueChip Triad Academy lived up to the billing once again as some of the elite Triad talent battled it out at Forsyth Country Day School. Lewisville, North Carolina- It was quite a spectacle watching this group of athletes compete at their highest levels. The camp provided a stage for established stars to prove their value and other sleepers are looking to make...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomJMAC

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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The Charlotte Aces closed out #PhenomJMAC in style

In a battle of Queen City powers we saw a highly competitive matchup, where two well coached programs battled it out for two half’s. Fort Mill, South Carolina- Both squads played hard nosed basketball, it was a fast paced contest full of runs throughout. Both teams worked hard to establish a rhythm and take control, in the end the shot making ability of the Aces won out. Standouts 5’7 2021 Amir...

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EA Prep claims the 15U Gold Bracket Title #PhenomJMAC

EA Prep squared off with Carolina Ballin in a contest that felt more like a track meet than a basketball game! Fort Mill, South Carolina- Overall it was a highly competitive game that felt like one with championship implications, EA wanted it more in the end. This group sacrificed for one another, competing for every 50/50 ball unafraid to hit the floor for them, EA shared the rock well and...

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Nation Ford #PhenomJMAC Day one Standouts Pt. 2

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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Nation Ford Day one standouts #PhenomJMAC

The Phenom Hoops crew invaded the other Carolina this weekend for the JMAC showcase, this event drew a good amount of hype and it absolutely lived up to the billing! Fort Mill, South Carolina- I had the pleasure of covering court two at Nation Ford high school, and I left away with the amount of talent on display. The prospects listed impressed for various reasons, they all impacted the game for...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomDavidRoseMDC

The annual Phenom Hoops David Rose Memorial Day Classic delivered us some big-time performances, key story lines, and collection of breakout prospects coaches need to put some eyes on. Greensboro North Carolina– The David Rose Memorial Day Classic is an event that carries a message and meaning deeper than competition on the hardwood. It’s the story of ultimate sacrifice and selflessness than...

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PSB Elite 14U Claimed the Silver Bracket

Championship Sunday lived up to the billing and more when PSB Elite and Team Loaded 704 squared off at Smith in front of some passionate fans, in the end PSB claimed the silver bracket 66-57.   Greensboro, North Carolina- PSB Elite 14U were the last ones standing after a dog fight with Team Loaded 704 in the Silver bracket championship game. This contest was extremely physical from the tip,...

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