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Player Standouts at Phenom Team Camp

6’1 ’23 Kobe Parker (Ragsdale) Although they lost multiple key pieces, Ragsdale should still be one of the more competitive programs in Greensboro behind the leadership of Parker. He’s clearly the focal point of this group, but understands how to dictate the action in a poised, unselfish, methodical manner. Parker has maintained his status as a lethal perimeter shooter, especially from beyond...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 2)

2024 Carlos Vazquez (Wayne Country Day): Every time I watch this young man’s game, I can just see a program finding ways to get him on the floor and for him to make plays in so many ways.  At 6’5, he shows a little bit of everything, with his ability to impact the paint and attack the glass, create off the dribble for himself and score, operate and play multiple positions, etc.  Really...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Team Camp (Day 1, Part 1)

2024 Xavier Johnson (Fayetteville Academy): Johnson came out strong to start his weekend at the Phenom Team Camp, using his 6’5 frame well, being active on the floor, creating second-chance opportunities for his team, attacking the glass, and getting downhill to make plays. Loved the energy and motor that he set for his team. 2023 Will Gray (East Forsyth): Gray continues to be a staple here in...

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Prospects in the Class of 2024 to Watch at Phenom Team Camp

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our annual June Team Camp at the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. The event is slated to feature a talented mix of players and teams preparing for the month of July (in addition to the somewhat distant high school season), and this article will take a brief look at some of the prospects on display. Let’s take a look at the Class...

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Players to start tracking in South Carolina: Class of 2023

2023 Christopher Parker (AC Flora): Parker is a new name that really caught our eyes on the floor.  He is a 6’6, strong-built prospect but what really intrigued us was his versatility on the floor.  He has the body to battle down low and be active on the boards, but also has guard-like skills, can rebound and push in transition, gets downhill and scores the ball, and also knock down shots as...

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2024 Bishop Boswell sees recruitment take off and hit another level

How time flies when watching these prospects here in North Carolina.  It wasn’t long ago when Phenom Hoops was watching 2024 Bishop Boswell as a young prospect that many hadn’t heard of and now we fast-forward to today, Boswell has seen his recruitment hit another level with offers rolling in. He earned his first offer from Houston not long ago but has now added offers from Wake Forest,...

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Phenom Recruitment Update: 2024 Draven Pilson (Forsyth Country Day)

Phenom Hoops continues to bring some of the latest news and updates for players in the country, as we speak to them about the latest in their recruitment. We recently spoke to 2024 Draven Pilson from Forsyth Country Day, who is a rising prospect in North Carolina and who earned his first offer recently from South Florida.  He talks about that moment and his conversation with the staff, and...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Tyson Bombick commits to Warren Wilson

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Tyson BombickClass: 2022Committed to: Warren Wilson What Was Said by Phenom...

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Commitment Alert: EKU secures commitment from sharpshooter 2022 Jackson Holt

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Jackson HoltClass: 2022Committed to: Eastern Kentucky What Was Said by Phenom...

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Prospects in the Class of 2023 to Watch at Phenom Team Camp

This upcoming weekend, Phenom Hoops will host our annual June Team Camp at the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina. The event is slated to feature a talented mix of players and teams preparing for the month of July (in addition to the somewhat distant high school season), and this article will take a brief look at some of the prospects on display. We will first delve into some of...

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Take more notice of: 2024 Justin Ray (Eastside HS)

Player: Justin RayHeight: 6’3Position: Combo GuardClass: 2024School: Eastside HS (SC) Continuing our line of topics from the South Carolina Team Camp the other weekend, another player of interest that I really wanted to get my eyes on was 2024 Justin Ray from Eastside.  We had a great chance to view him in 2021 at our South Carolina Top 80, where he was a standout there and we had this to...

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Five Players to Watch For in South Carolina (Class of 2025)

Brian Sumpter 2025 Kaleb Evans (Lexington): Evans was a name that Coach Pope told me about before the event and when watching him, he was right about the early intrigue with his game.  He is a 6’2 guard that plays with confidence, has good athleticism and feel, good body control that allows him to finish around defenders, but can be shifty and strong out in transition.  Evans...

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Everything starting to catch up: 2024 Jaxon Prunty

Player: Jaxon PruntyClass: 2024Height: 6’6School: Providence DayAAU: Team United Phenom Hoops has spoken about 2024 6’6 Jaxon Prunty on several occasions and in the beginning, one could see that this was a young man that had a ton of upside and just needed time for everything to catch up.  Well, things are starting to catch up for the young man, as he has been putting in the work and...

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 ’25 Nas Newkirk

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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“Getting to Know” 6’7 ’25 Isaac Ericksen

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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Phenom Hoops wins City of Rock Hill’s Betty Jo Rhea Award

Betty Jo Rhea AwardPhenom Hoops Our recipient has been hosting youth basketball tournaments at the Rock Hill Sports and Event Center since it opened. Over that time period, their large tournaments such as The Hoop State Championship, Post Grad Nationals, Summer Havoc, and Queen City Showcase have had a profound economic impact to Rock Hill. Additionally, Phenom hosts camps and clinics alongside...

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Length and Strength: Max Frazier and Kenan Parrish

Being overlooked has become a commonality within the grassroots community, especially since the start of covid nearly two years ago. It doesn’t even seem to matter if you play for a talent-laden roster and college coaches are constantly filtering through the building, offers are simply being distributed at an incredibly low rate. Think about Northwood High School, for example. They have plenty...

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ACC Player Watch (2022-23): Clemson’s PJ Hall

Player: PJ HallClass: Junior Last Year’s Stats: Last year, Hall was off the charts, leading the Tigers in several categories.  He finished the season playing in 30 games while averaging an impressive 15.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and shooting 49.3 percent from the floor. The rise of PJ Hall in the last two years has been fun to watch.  Coming out of high school, one could see...

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Start jotting the name down: 2026 6’6 Elton Smith (Keenan)

What is great about watching team camps is that you honestly get a chance to watch and find new, young prospects that are coming through the landscape of high school basketball.  We found one for you; there is a player that many might have not heard about… yet… but we have a feeling you will sooner rather than later. But the crazy thing is, is that Phenom Hoops had a chance two years ago to...

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Recruitment taking off for 2024 Jayden Harris; making visits soon

When you rewind nearly a year ago, Phenom Hoops introduced many to the name of 2024 Jayden Harris who was, at that time, playing with West Rowan at Catawba’s Summer Team Camp. At that point, we had this to say about his game: “Harris is one that has earned some early traction with his play for Team Wall but should quickly rise up the rankings for his class and become an even bigger name...

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Gray Collegiate is going to be MUST-SEE this upcoming season once again

Phenom Hoops was out and about this past weekend throughout the region. Whether it was in North Carolina or South Carolina, we had the states on lockdown to check out teams and players.  South Carolina has always been an intriguing state as far as it comes to teams and players and while down there, it was easy to see that Gray Collegiate was a fan favorite for many. Whether it was fans or...

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Buy Stock NOW: 2025 6’4 Jordan Watford (Lancaster)

Player: Jordan WatfordClass: 2025School: LancasterAAU: Upward StarsHeight: 6’4 It was a great weekend of basketball down in South Carolina, getting a chance to get an updated look at a few players and check out some of the younger prospects.  Though there were several young players that we will continue to talk about, the player that may have seen his stock rise the most in my eyes was 2025...

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2024 Cam Scott showcasing his full arsenal and impact

Cam Scott… that has been quite a familiar name with Phenom Hoops over several years and also has been well known nationally.  The 6’6 guard/wing has been in the national spotlight for quite some time now and watching him over the years, the long prospect has only continued to elevate his game and develop overall. Viewing him once again at the Team Camp down in South Carolina recently, it is...

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Central Cabarrus Emerging as Title-Favorites

While it probably goes without saying, the high school landscape is drastically different from that of five or ten years ago. Most kids still attended their local public school while private or prep options were still considered more of an uncommon opportunity. However, things have obviously shifted in that span of time. Competitive balance has largely disappeared. Kids no longer feel compelled...

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Reece’s Standouts: NCHSAA Live Period (Part 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Chase Daniel (Central Cabarrus)Any other team would be complaining about their lack of height, but the Vikings have bought in and adapted to beating you with their speed. Chase is one of the quickest and scrappiest defenders in the state, snagging countless steals with sticky fingers and fully operating a two-man press with his twin Carson. No matter how skilled, coaches...

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Why is Jaylen Cross So Under-Recruited?

The recruiting landscape can be extremely frustrating, both for players and evaluators alike. There are countless instances of a player performing at a consistently high level, coaches acknowledging their abilities, and then nothing ends up happening. While it’s understandable that coaches want to play the portal game, it becomes an illegitimate excuse when they are extending offers to other,...

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Reece’s Standouts: NCHSAA Live Period (Part 1)

by: Ethan Reece 2024 Devin Sims (Hillside)While the other guys lulled into their 8:30 game, Devin came out with a lot of energy and put on an impressive display of mixed use athleticism. With their makeup, he plays more inside than his natural position might be, but he got every inch out of his frame, establishing a presence on the offensive glass, unlike any other guard I’ve seen. He still got...

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Grace Christian Backcourt Worthy of Attention

The backcourt trio of 2023 Julien King, 2024 Quasim Oden and 2023 Myles Pettis continue to make an impression this June. All three are players who can play at the next level and should be receiving college level interest. These guard will be paramount in leading the way for Grace Christian this upcoming season. Coach DeShannon Morris is entering his 8th season at Grace Christian. During his...

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Elijah Gray Commits to Fordham

On Saturday, Fordham University secured a major piece upon receiving a commitment from 6-foot-8 Elijah Gray. The skilled, strong-bodied forward has steadily progressed over years. His foundation as an undersized big man transitioned seamlessly into an inside-out forward with interior toughness and perimeter ability. Gray can score the ball in a variety of ways from all levels, and naturally...

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