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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Metrolina Christian

Phenom Hoops continues to hit the road this offseason to check in on programs as they prepare for the upcoming high school season.  We made a recent stop at Metrolina Christian, a program we have seen quite a few times throughout the Hoop State League as well. We took in another practice to check in on the program, and there are several names that should have your attention. Seniors Leading...

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POB’s Best of the Best: Hoop State League (Week 4)

Phenom Hoops was back in town in Rock Hill for Week 4 action in the Hoop State League.  Teams continue to make progress and prepare for the upcoming seasons, as well as players.  There were several standouts from the event but these three players really played at a high level in Week 4.  2022 Evan Smith (Team Purple) Smith has been a known name throughout North Carolina for some...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 of Hoop State League (Week 4) (Part 1)

2022 Evan Smith (Team Purple): Really do believe this is just the start of a terrific season for Smith.  He is going to have to pick up his offensive scoring and is showing that during the Hoop State League.  He plays with such a smooth feel, is patient in his attack, and handles contact extremely well. Continues to be consistent offensively on the floor. 2022 Liam Craven (Combine...

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Dawkins’ Standouts: HoopState League/ Fall Finale

By: DeAjai Dawkins 6’3 2022 Toby Nnadozie (Believe Prep National)  Few players have impressed me these past few weeks like Toby Nnadozie, as few players have been as consistently productive on the offensive end. Physical with explosive athleticism, Nnadozie offers a competitive presence about him that could be acknowledged by any onlooker. He’s comfortable scoring from beyond the arc as well. I...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at Fall Finale/ HoopState League

2024 Paul McNeil (Richmond Jammers): McNeil is already regarded as one of the top prospects not only in the state but in the country and it is easy to see why at his age.  We are talking about a 6’6 prospect that can be a huge threat from deep, knocking down tough jumpers from all levels, a player that can create for himself and can operate from all positions on the floor.  What is scary to...

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North Carolina’s Top 2024 Prospects Make Waves at CP3 Rising Stars Camp (Part Three)

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to the Sportsplex in Greensboro, North Carolina for the annual CP3 Rising Stars Camp. Typically, this event is exclusively for rising freshmen but the unforeseen circumstances over the last year prevented the Class of 2024 from the occasion. Instead of excising the class completely, they opted to combine the two classes into one enormous event. The amount...

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“Getting to Know” 6’6 2024 Dylan Deluca

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Team Curry 15u Preview

When watching this 15 and under Team Curry squad, one thing sticks out: size. This team has height, length, athleticism and skill. Head Coach Reggie Hairston has been with the Pro Skills Basketball organization now for seven years. This will be his second season as the head coach of the 15u Team Curry team. Last season, he helped guide the team to a 21-3 record and solidified themselves as one...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 19

Team 19 Coach: Greg Harmon #0: 5’9 ’22 Baron Williams (Clayton) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Baron Williams. He’s a scrappy, team-first guard prospect with quickness, a nice handle, and the ability to touch the paint with regularity. Williams is a useful creator that scores effectively but also looks to...

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Porter’s Standouts: Game Recaps from #PhenomQCShowcase (Day 1)

Seems like it’s been forever since we were hooping, but the wait is over! Phenom took over the Rock Hill Sportsplex for 3 days of high-level hoops. We will be bringing you the ballers to know from each game throughout the event. Players to know from Court 5&6 are as follows.

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom Spring Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Greg Harmon #5: 5’0 ’25 Joshua Dorsette II (Durham) Starting things off, we look at a player that seems to make strides in his progression with each viewing, Joshua Dorsette. He’s a wiry, slightly undersized point guard prospect with a quality feel for the game and the ability to run a team decently well. Dorsette can knock down open shots, create off the bounce, and position...

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Phenom Eastern North Carolina Junior Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #2: 4’4 ’27 Makhai Manning (Durham) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed quite well despite being among the youngest performers in attendance, Makhai Manning. He’s a wiry, slightly undersized guard prospect with an unselfish mentality and nice two-way feel for the game. Manning handled the ball, made smart decisions, and knocked down open...

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North Carolina Jr. Phenom 150 Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Gerroid Doughty   #4: 4’11 ’25 Jalen Mills (Hope Mills, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with a steady, unselfish presence throughout camp, Jalen Mills. He’s a small guard prospect with solid IQ and the ability to score or make plays for others. Mills plays within himself and rarely forces the action on either end of the floor. Next in his...

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Young talent shines in Greensboro (Player Standouts Part 1)

Young, talented players from North Carolina, Virginia, and several other states made their way to Greensboro on Saturday, as Phenom Hoop Report hosted their first NC Junior Phenom event.  It has been an event that has seen great success in the past and has also seen several young talents make their way into big-time players at the next level.  It was another fantastic event, as here are a few...

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NC Junior Phenom Fab 5 2024 Class

NC Junior Phenom Fab Five 2024 Class Standing the test of time, the 15th Annual NC Junior Phenom camp took place Saturday, March 2nd at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. As usual, the event enjoyed a wealth of talent especially at the 2023 and 2024. In today’s issue, we are going to look at the FIVE FAB from the 2024 class and this class has a chance to be really good.   No. 52...

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NC Junior Phenom Superlatives

Saturday saw just shy of 100 middle school prospects come in from multiple states. Some of the names we knew, and some of the names we did not. However, something we have come to expect, since this camp was first run by Founder Rick Lewis 15 years ago, talent will be in the building. The NC Junior Phenom Exposure Camp has featured current NBA players, McDonald’s All-Americans, high level...

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Miles Magical Five: Late Morning #NCJrPhenom

#67 6’2 2024 Dylan Deluca (Indian Trail, NC) Deluca is a high IQ young big man that does an excellent job working hard on the glass and scoring with his back to the basket.  He faced multiple double teams and rarely made a mistake in regards to his decision making when it came to finding the open man out of the post.  His footwork on the block is very advanced, and as he grows he should...

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