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Prospects Worth Noting in North Carolina’s Class of 2023

North Carolina’s Class of 2023 has arguably generated as much buzz as any class in recent memory, especially this early within the process. While most of the attention has been directed to guys like Robert Dillingham, Mikey Williams, Aden Holloway, and Trey Green, there are plenty of names worth being mentioned amongst those in the spotlight. While others like Treymane Parker, Mekhi Grant, and...

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Phenom Hoops 2021 Calendar Schedule

MonthDateDayTournament NameAge LevelLocationCityStateMarch12FridayHoop State ChampionshipHSRock Hill Sports & Event CenterRock Hill SCMarch13SaturdayHoop State ChampionshipHSRock Hill Sports & Event CenterRock HillSCMarch 14SundayHoop State ChampionshipHSRock Hill Sports & Event CenterRock HillSCMarch12FridayPhenom Spring Tip Off ClassicMS/HSRock Hill Sports & Event...

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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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Phenom Game Report – Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy

Carmel Christian vs. Concord Academy  Phenom Hoops travelled down to Matthews, North Carolina to cover a marquee matchup between two of the better private school teams in the state. Both teams have an abundant of talent and are extremely well coached and have won their fair share of NCISAA state championships. Coach Badgett does an extremely good job with his team. Yes, his team is filled...

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Dorman’s strong second half propels them to win vs. Northwestern

Final:Dorman 82 – Northwestern 63 Both teams were going back and forth in the first quarter, as Jalen Burnett was able to be aggressive and get to the free throw line to help Northwestern secure an early 2-point lead after one quarter. Dorman was able to create a small lead in the second half behind the play of Jalen Breazeale and company, eventually taking a 6-point lead with 2:30 to go...

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Phenom Game Report: Covenant Day at Calvary Day

Final:Covenant Day 90 – Calvary Day 63 Phenom Hoops traveled to Winston-Salem to check in at Calvary Day, as they welcomed in Covenant Day on Tuesday night. As the ball tipped off, it was Covenant Day that came out strong and built an early 12-0 lead behind the play of Aden Holloway. Calvary Day was able to get on the board eventually and get it down to single didigts for a little bit of...

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HIGHLIGHTS: Robert Dillingham & Jaylen Curry COMBINE For 40 as the Goats Defeat W-S Christian!

Combine Academy vs. WS-Christian. Jeff McInnis vs. Antonio Lowe. This was a matchup many wanted and it didn't disappoint as they battled it out at the November Classic, presented by Phenom Hoops. Check out all the highlights and make sure to subscribe for more videos/

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United Faith Christian Academy: Loaded with Talent

While everyone is talking about high-profile teams like Liberty Heights, Winston-Salem Christian, Lake Norman Christian, Moravian Prep, Bull City Prep, Word of God, The Burlington School, and others, folks should be reminded about the surplus of talent at United Faith Christian Academy. This is nothing out of the ordinary, as this program has seen dozens of noteworthy players come through their...

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What Does LeBron Thomas to Trinity Byrnes Mean?

Opportunity is one of the most surefire methods for determining how effective a player can be, both in the present day and into the future. With public schools having uncertainty about games or outright cancelling their season, guys like LeBron Thomas are strapped in terms of options. However, the point guard prospect recently made his move from Lee Central to Trinity Byrnes, and it should be a...

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Prospects Trending Upward in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

The North Carolina grassroots landscape is overflowing with talent, especially with the new transfers and incoming freshman class. However, this article will take a closer look at guys who should be familiar to most, as they’ve remained within the state throughout their playing careers. For one reason or another, their recruitment just recently picked up or is set to take off in the near future....

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Phenom Game Report: Dorman starts the season off with a win

Dorman kicked off their season against JL Mann at home at the Dorman Tip-Off, as both teams were hoping to look strong early on.  Dorman settled for outside shots early but started to use their big’s and find more of their offense in the second quarter, while making it tough on the defensive end for JL Mann.  It helped them earn a 29-20 halftime lead, as Breazeale hit a big three at...

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Five Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024 (Part Three)

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Five More Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Five Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Getting to Know: 2021 6’8 Anouar Mellouk (Fork Union)

Earlier last week, we were able to tune in to Fork Union Military Academy’s game vs. Blue Ridge, which presented us a chance to watch a few old names that we have seen on multiple occasions but also a chance to learn a few new names. One player that we got a chance to watch once before early last year but should be a name to really keep an eye on is 2021 6’8 Anouar Mellouk.

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DeAjai’s #PhenomNovemberClassic Standouts

By; DeAjai Dawkins 6’2 2022 Sam Cogan (Team Together)  Sam Cogan boasts such an important presence for this Team Together squad, creating offense by scoring both points for himself and creating for his teammates. Cogan is standing about 6’2 and handles his role as a combo guard impressively from both positions. He’s exceptionally strong driving to his left, which is his preference when both...

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2023 Mikey Williams proves himself in first HoopState battle at Phenom November Classic

Credit: Sensei Hoops Mikey Williams… he is a name that almost every basketball fan knows by now.  He is a viral sensation, he is must-see TV, and fans from around the country come to watch what he may do next.  Williams is one of the biggest stories in the country for high school basketball and Carolina fans got their first true glance of just what he is capable of doing on the court...

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HoopState League: Cougars-704 crowned champions

FinalCougars 704 80 – Mad Maxin’ 73 Two teams that are quite familiar with each other at the high school level, Cougars 704 and Mad Maxin’ battled it out on the court and it certainly was a battle. Both teams were trading blows, as this was a back and forth type game, but Cougars 704 was able to hold the smallest of leads at halftime. That energy level didn’t change in...

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HoopState League: Word of God earns Silver Bracket Championship

Final:Word of God 66 – Raleigh’s Finest 50 The end was coming in the Hoop State League, as Word of God and Raleigh’s Finest wanted to end on a high note and secure the silver bracket championship. Word of God came out and made an early statement, creating an early lead and eventually putting Raleigh’s Finest in a big hole, down 41-14 at half. Raleigh’s Finest still...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 3 at Phenom November Classic/ Hoop State League

2022 Chancellor Morrow (The Wonders): Morrow continues to produce every time he hits the floor. Having multiple 20+ point games under his belt, he did it again with his versatility, length and skill set to score on multiple levels of the floor. He really has had a consistent summer and fall all throughout. 2021 Lucas Taylor (Raleigh’s Finest): Taylor can absolutely take over a game and that he...

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Phenom November Classic: Team Charlotte Grier secures win in title game

Final:Team Charlotte Grier 59 – Elite 1 50 One of the final title game’s at the Phenom November Classic in the 8th and 9th grade level, Team Charlotte Grier was able to end the weekend off with a bang, securing a title on Sunday afternoon. Team Charlotte found themselves down at halftime 26-20, as Elite 1 used a balanced offensive attack, with five different players able to score....

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom’s November Classic

6’5 ’25 John Lash (Team Charlotte)Although an extremely balanced group, Lash continually finds ways to stand out as a dominant force within the action. He’s an incredible two-way rebounder with the necessary skill to reliably push the break in transition, where he’s shown the ability to finish strong or set up others with regularity. Lash defends multiple positions, sees the floor very well, and...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Sunday Standouts

Redford Dunton 6’2 Kenny Noland ‘21 of Papa Pete’s Patriots is a vital piece for their team. He provided a great combination of scoring and passing that allows him to control the offense. His ability to attack off the bounce and get into the lane was eye-catching as he consistently finished at the rim. As the defense began to shift their focus on him, he began showcasing his ability to really...

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Phenom November Classic: Raising Young Men 17u 10th/11th Grade Title

Final:Raising Young Men 92 – Carolina Stars 58 The Raising Young Men program were dominant for much of the weekend and they didn’t seem to slow down in the championship game, as they cruised in this one behind the firepower of Terquavion Smith and company. Smith was lighting it up from the floor, finishing with 31 points, while Neek Taylor, Jeremy Dixon, Dontavious Pettaway, and...

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