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HIGHLIGHTS: 6’6″ Nick Farrar From 0 Offers to ACC Commit in LESS THAN 6 MONTHS! HS Highlights

Check out highlights from NCSU commit Nick Farrar. Farrar is a 6'6" forward who played for Apex Friendship HS this past season. He also played for Big Shots Elite and Team Loaded VA during the AAU season. He was one of the first commits in a Top 10 Class for NC State as they look to turn things around in Raleigh. Last April was the first time Farrar received an offer and in less than 6 months he was committed to NCSU.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Manny Alvarado

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Dawson McAlhany

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Dawson McAlhany (Bishop McGuiness)  At our Phenom Open Gym Tour back in September, 2019, we wrote the following about Dawson McAlhany. “I think at this point it’s pretty clear that McAlhany should be viewed as a bonafide division one level prospect. His versatility at 6’5 with point guard like ball skills, vertical explosiveness, craftiness...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’4 2022 Chase Lowe

Coach Rick’s Getting to Know 6’4 2022 Chase Lowe (Weddington HS) As a freshman, 6’4 Chase Lowe earned an invitation to the prestigious NC Top 80. He performed admirably and averaged 7.5 PPG. Good numbers for a youngster playing with the top players in the state. In our NC Top 80 review, we stated the following. “He’s a strong, athletic wing prospect with nice size, IQ, and an active two-way...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Zach Murphy

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’3 2022 Will Kelly

Coach Rick’s Getting to Know  6’3 2022 Will Kelly (Stuart W. Cramer HS) The state of North Carolina is blessed with an abundance of basketball talent and there are times where a player may have slipped through the cracks, which is the case in 6’3 sophomore point guard Will Kelly of Stuart W. Cramer High School in Belmont, North Carolina. This past season, Kelly averaged 22 PPG, 8 RPG, 5...

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Under-the-radar freshmen campaigns in the ACC

In the Atlantic Coast Conference, there were plenty of freshmen that made their mark on the conference, led by the likes of Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. and Cassius Stanley, Virginia Tech's Landers Nolley, and UNC's Armando Bacot. But those were the only ones that should be recognized, so we have a few more players that had an impressive season that may have gone a little under the radar.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Tyree Barnes

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Elan Muniz

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight 6’5 Charlie Yoder (Westview HS, IN)

Unsigned Senior Spotlight 6’5 Charlie Yoder (Westview HS, Westview, IN) There is no mistake, 6’5 Charlie Yoder has enjoyed a lustrous high school career. Yoder led Westview to a 21-4 record where he averaged 27.3 PPG, 12 PPG, 5.6 APG and 3.3 SPG. He finished as Westview’s All-Time leading scorer (2163 points), single season scoring record holder (734 points), single game scoring record (52...

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Coach Rick’s All State “Leadership Award”

Coach Rick’s All State “Leadership Award” 6’0 2021 Jaden Ellis (Page HS) Greensboro Page had a huge turn around in their 2019-20 season. Two things can be contributed to Page going from a 10-14 record the previous season to 16-12 this past season. First year Coach Evan Fancourt is a proven winner and has the ability to get the most out of his teams. Second, the leadership ability of 6’0 2021...

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2020 6’2 Samage Teel (Farmville HS) earning the respect of many, securing multiple offers

2020 6’2 Samage Teel from Farmville high school played a critical part all year long for the Jaguars on their way to a long run in the playoffs. All the hard work that he has put in over the years and in his senior campaign, it is now paying off with multiple offers late.

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Coach Rick’s All State “Most Improved Player”

Coach Rick’s All State “Most Improved Player” 6’1 2022 Quave Propst-Allison (Cox Mill) Cox Mill has been one of the most successful programs in the state from the 2016-17 to the 2018-19 season. They played in three NCHSAA 3A state championships, not to mention winning back to back for the 2016-17 and 2017-2018 season. Last season, Cox Mill lost the entire starting lineup that basically accounted...

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Coach Rick’s All State “Sportsmanship Award”

Coach Rick’s All State “Sportsmanship Award 5’11 Dennard Davis (Combine Academy) We first watch Dennard Davis back in October, 2017 at our NC Junior Phenom Camp.  At the time, Davis stood 5’1 and we were impressed with his high basketball IQ, ball handling and passing skills, but more importantly his leadership qualities on the court. As a matter of fact, we stated, “Davis has a great...

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Trey Wertz Narrows List

Trey Wertz Narrows List to 11 When we announced earlier in the week that 6’5 sophomore Trey Wertz of Santa Clara had put his name in the NCAA transfer portal, we knew his recruitment would take off. In our article “It’s Not Where You Start, “it was just a matter of time that Trey Wertz would be in the conversation as a high major prospect. Upon arriving at Santa Clara, Trey transitioned...

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Coach Rick’s All State “Team Before Self Award”

Coach Rick’s Team Before Self Award 5’10 2021 Trace Forest (Pine Lake Prep) We’ve had the opportunity to watch 5’10 2020 Trace Forest (Pine Lake Prep) in several settings. Whether it is travel ball, camp, or playing on his high school team, one thing is crystal clear. Trace Forest is the ultimate “team first” player. Last summer at the David Rose Memorial Day Classic, we wrote the following. “In...

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Coach Rick’s All State Sixth Man Award

Coach Rick’s All State Sixth Man Award  6’5 Christian Bailey (Greensboro Day School) There’s an old saying, “When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you, they’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” When I read that quote, 6’5 senior Christian Bailey comes to mind. I’ve known Christian personally for many years. He lived down the street and was my...

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HIGHLIGHTS: NC State commit Shakeel Moore is MORE THAN A DUNKER; Senior Season Highlights

Check out highlights from Shakeel Moore, a 6'1" PG from Moravian Prep committed to NC State next season. Moore played with the CP3 All Stars on the Nike EYBL this last AAU season teaming up with future Wolfpacker, Cam Hayes. Moore made the move over to Moravian Prep this season after spending time at Piedmont Classical.

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’6 Raekwon Horton

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over fifty players from South Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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High School Basketball Season Rewind: Top Scorers in VA (2020 Class)

Phenom Hoops takes a look back at what was a tremendous season for several players around the state of Virginia. All throughout the week, let’s look at a few players’ stats (stats provided by MaxPreps) from this season and again, congrats on a tremendous season. Here are the Top-30 scoring leaders from this season in VA for the 2020 class.

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