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The Burlington School v. Wayne Country Day

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Burlington, North Carolina, as the Spartans of The Burlington School prepared to host Wayne Country Day School in the 2A NCISAA semi-final. Between their undeniable talent and overall success, the Chargers entered this contest with a ton of momentum. On the other side, The Burlington School has played one of the toughest schedules in North Carolina and...

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Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian vs. The Burlington School

It was a matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2 by Phenom Hoops in the NCISAA.  Both teams have found success this season but both were wanting to come away with a resume-type win along with some bragging rights. Carmel Christian though came out strong, having their defense lead out to their offense, eventually getting out to an early double-digit lead half-way through the first quarter. Ryan Roberts hit a...

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Combine Academy vs The Burlington School: Game Recap

On Saturday afternoon, Phenom Hoops traveled to Lincolnton to watch Combine Academy take on The Burlington School. TBS was facing a nationally ranked Combine Academy for their second game in two days after getting a close road win Friday night at South Granville. The first half was a defensive battle. Both teams were doing a really good job of pressuring the ball and forcing turnovers. Robert...

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The Burlington School vs South Granville: Game Recap

Friday night in Creedmoor, NC, we were all in for a treat. There’s something about these public versus private school matchups that get everyone excited. We had one of the top public school teams in North Carolina in South Granville, led by Louisville commit, Bobby Pettiford Jr. Their opponent, The Burlington School (TBS), one of the top private school teams in the state, led by UNCW...

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TLew’s Top Players

Below is a list of the top players watched from the previous week of high school action. Bobby Pettiford 6’1 2021 South Granville HS (Louisville Signee)  OK3Sports coverage of the Phenom Queen City Showcase on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Rock Hill Sports and Event Center in Rock Hill, OK. Photo: OK3Sports/Olen C. Kelley III Bobby is one of the best lead guards in the country. He is exceptional...

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Phenom Game Report: Burlington School vs. Henderson Collegiate

Back in Rock Hill, as we bring you two teams that have winning pedigrees and were looking for a strong win on Tuesday night, as The Burlington School and Henderson Collegiate took the court. Henderson came out strong and looking to prove themselves, playing hard on the defensive end and looking to be aggressive offensively.  It took The Burlington School a few minutes to get settled but started...

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The Burlington School Tops Greensboro Day

In a battle of titans in the NCISAA, The Burlington School travelled to Greensboro Day and came away with an impressive 67-51 win. TBS threw the first punch and never looked back. Coach Ryan Bernardi had an excellent game plan and TBS executed it too perfection. It’s not easy beating a Hall of Fame Coach like Freddy Johnson, especially on his home court. Now, let’s take a closer look...

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The Burlington School v. High Point Christian

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to High Point Christian Academy to watch the Cougars host the visiting The Burlington School Spartans. On one hand, the Cougars have consistently gotten better while playing against increasingly high levels of competition. As for TBS, the Spartans have secured numerous notable wins and currently sit at second in our NCISAA rankings. There was no shortage of...

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INTERVIEW: TBS Jamarii Thomas COMMITS to UNCW! 1-on-1 About the Decision & The Journey He’s Taken!

2021 Jamarii Thomas has been a fan favorite by many and on Tuesday, he announced his next stop, committing to UNC-Wilmington. What made UNCW the place for him, what has the process been like, what can he bring to the program, and what would he have to say to younger players that find themselves in the same position as him? Listen in and subscribe to the Phenom Hoops YouTube Page.

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Game Report: Liberty Heights vs The Burlington School

Last night, Phenom Hoops tuned in online for the Liberty Heights versus The Burlington School game. The game featured two very talented teams and two coaches who do an extremely good job with their programs. The game started off as one would expect. Kuluel Mading knocked down a three-pointer to put TBS on the board first. Then Jonas Aidoo answered on the other end for Liberty Heights with an...

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TLEW’S Takeaways “November Classic”

TLEW’s Takeaways “November Classic” Dangerous Duos Northside Christian – (Glynn Hubbard & Wesley Tubbs III) These two guys are really dangerous. When the lights are on these two show up and play the game with a lot of energy and passion. Over the past two weekends they have played a lot of great competition. These two have fit right in.  Glynn Hubbard – He is a smooth guard who...

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Providence Day v. The Burlington School (Recap/Standouts)

The third game of Phenom’s November Classic took place between The Burlington School and Providence Day School. The Spartans quickly jumped out to a lead, highlighted by a balanced overall attack, opening things up with a 9-3 run and only keeping their foot on the gas. Though they saw contributions from guys like 6’10 ’21 Kuluel Mading and 6’1 ’22 Shane Peterson, 6’1 ’21 Jamarii Thomas really...

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T-Lew’s Takeaways

Top Leaders  Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights) – Strong / physical guard. He has done a tremendous job leading the way for Coach Wright and Liberty Heights. He has shown the ability to really lead a team. The guard is extremely explosive and I have yet to see anyone keep him out the lane.   Jamarii Thomas (The Burlington School) – It is amazing to me that no Division 1 school has...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Patrick King A foreword from Coach King: “This team was absolutely STACKED. I was blown away with how coachable, cohesive, and team-centric these guys played. Every single one of them bought into the unselfish brand we wanted to play, and our bench was live the entire day. It seemed repetitive to mention their coachability in every blurb, so I’ll say it about all of them right off...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 3)

LJ Thomas 2021 6’3 Knoah Carver (AK Knights): Carver really showed a nice scoring ability, knocking down shots at several levels but staying aggressive and attacking. He just has a nice ability and understanding of how to put the ball in the basket. 2021 6’3 Nick Green (Team ELI): Green has been the leading producer for Team ELI in multiple games, finishing in double-figures.  He really...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

Phenom Hoops tuned in virtually to a few practices for the Burlington School, a program that certainly is brining a lot of excitement and talent to the floor this season. With a blend of new names, returning players, and young prospects, Coach Ryan Bernardi should have the eyes of many this season. We dive into names that we saw and should watch this year.

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POB’s Notes from NC Top 80

2022 Jai Smith (Bully City Prep): Smith continues to show why he is going to be regarded as one of the top players in the Class of 2022.  There aren’t many out there that brings such energy and ability to run rim-to-rim, where he makes a living.  Smith was consistent in getting out in transition and finishing strong with several dunks.  Whoever gets him at the next level, he certainly is going...

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Player Standouts at NC Top 80 v. SC Top 80

Jamarii Thomas- The tough, heady point guard prospect offered a very consistent two-way presence, overwhelming opponents with his motor and toughness. Thomas attacks the basket very well and displays a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. He’s great in the open floor and shows a willingness to make hustle plays. Julian Kiett- It’s somewhat perplexing to try and understand why Kiett...

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#OTRSummerJam: Unsung Heroes

Despite a great weekend for many being cut short due to the ignorance of a group of people losing control, there was a ton of talent in the building for Summer Jam presented by On The Radar Hoops. A lot of headline-grabbing prospects were in attendance but let’s take a look at a few guys that played major roles for their teams and are sometimes forgotten about in the grand scheme of things. 5’11...

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POB’s Eye Catchers for Team Curry Practice (17u,16u,15u)

Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon to take in Team Curry's practice, getting a glimpse of talent of all ages in action. Though there were several names that we have seen on multiple occasions, it was a great chance to check-in on the talent once more.

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Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Browns Summit, North Carolina for a high-level showdown between two of the top independent schools in the state in Liberty Heights and Piedmont Classical. Liberty Heights entered this game with two wins over Piedmont Classical and sought out a third. Even though these squads possess equal talent and coaching, Liberty Heights has found a way to be slightly...

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City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers”

City of Oaks “Final thoughts, takeaways, and stock risers” The 2nd Annual Phenom City of Oaks Classic took place on the beautiful campus of North Raleigh Christian Academy. We had five exciting games with some interesting story lines. Once again, we had high quality teams, high quality players, and high-quality performances. Now, let’s check out our “Final thoughts, takeaways and stock risers.” ...

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