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Who Will Claim North Carolina’s Gatorade POY Honors? Class of 2022 Candidates

The debate surrounding Gatorade Player of the Year candidates returns every single year. Each group has their own list of evidence to support their specific player. While various guys within the independent school ranks would be in contention for this noteworthy award, everyone knows that the committee does not recognize these programs when selecting. So, before asking why there are no...

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Grimsley v. JL Chambers

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the heart of Greensboro for a high-level playoff matchup between the Whirlies of Grimsley and the Cougars of JL Chambers. There was a ton of excitement in the air. On one side, Chambers probably entered this contest slightly underrated based on their seeding (considering they arguably played the most challenging schedule of any public-school team in the...

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Game of the Year: Chambers vs. North Meck, Part 2

Rivalry. Both schools less than 10 miles apart. Packed crowd. Standing room only. Playing for your community. These are the type of environments that athletes dream about. The last time these two teams met, there was an overtime thriller in which Chambers came out on top. Did anyone expect this game to be any different? North Meck entered the matchup with an 18-3 record (8-1 in conference),...

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Phenom Hoops’ 2022 Top 12 Rankings

Phenom Hoops is gearing up to release their entire rankings for the classes of 2022, 2023, and 2024 very soon but we wanted to give everyone a sneak preview of the Top 12 players for each class. We look first at the loaded and very talented Class of 2022, as we give you an early look at some of the top players in North Carolina.

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Wednesday Standouts from The John Wall

Game 1Broughton vs. Millbrook This was a great battle between two of the best public schools in the 919. These two programs have a rich basketball history. Millbrook started the game on a 10-0 run. Even with the slow start from Broughton they managed to fight back in the first quarter tying the game at 17.  Throughout the entire game there were a lot of players who made big time plays. The...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: John Wall Invitational (Monday, Part 2)

Archbishop Spalding vs. North Meck It was an intense battle between these two teams and a fun one to watch.  It was a pretty close battle all throughout but Archbishop was able to hold the lead for nearly the entire game.  2022 Cam Whitmore was the real deal.  Yes, he has incredible athleticism and he put that on display but his ability to score in a variety of ways, use his body well, put on...

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Game Report: Chambers vs Myers Park

On Tuesday night, we had the pleasure of watching one of the top public school matchups in the state as Julius L. Chambers hosted Myers Park. In the first half, Chambers jumped out to a double-digit lead. Their defensive pressure was key in this run as they were able to force turnovers that led to easy baskets on the offensive end. At one point the lead got up to 18 points, as Chambers’...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Daniel Sanford headed to South Carolina

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: Daniel SanfordClass: 2022Committed to: South Carolina What is South Carolina...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 1 at the Phenom Jamboree Bash

2025 Zion Williamson (Elite 1 2025): Williamson is a young but lengthy prospect, that has a natural feel on the floor, brings a ton of versatility with his game, can operate on several levels, and create for himself off the dribble.  Had a strong showing to start his day at the Jamboree Bash. 2025 Kyri Wilson (Mooresville JV): Wilson really showed a balanced attack on the floor. With his ability...

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Top Available Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

Upon concluding the travel ball season, dozens of prospects look to enter the final stage of the recruiting process and ultimately start making their college decision about where to further their journey. While the Class of 2022 is seeing some restoration of normalcy, they are still suffering a lot of unwarranted consequences as a direct result of covid. About twenty prospects in North Carolina...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: JL Chambers

Phenom Hoops continues their road trip around the region, this time checking in on a very talented group in Charlotte and certainly one that has big aspirations coming into the season.  We traveled out to check out the talent JL Chambers had and there was plenty to go around. 2022 Daniel Sanford looks to be the leader once again for this squad, as the senior is a known prospect around the state...

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Could it be a season to remember for JL Chambers?

As mentioned before in other articles, Phenom Hoops was posted up at the Myers Park Summer League, a 4-day event that brought several schools around the Charlotte area all under one roof and was live-streamed by The Hoop State Network. Giving us an early glimpse into what some of the teams may look like next season, one team, in particular, could be in for a big year.  JL Chambers, formerly...

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Division I talent everywhere you look for Team Charlotte 2022

It is an easy statement to make but one that you can say almost every year… Team Charlotte 17u is absolutely LOADED with talent that will have college coaches flocking their way.  Phenom Hoops got a chance to watch them start the travel ball season at the Queen City Showcase.  This is a team coached by Derius McInnis, who has done an outstanding job with this group over the years.  When diving...

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North Carolina’s Rising Star, Daniel Sanford

By. DeAjai Dawkins Every year in the state of North Carolina, buried amongst names of national notoriety, there lies a gem patiently waiting to reap the fruits of his labor. The production, work ethic, mentality, personality, classroom performance, and physical intangibles are all there, the rest is inevitable. Approaching the 2021-2022 school year, I am personally giving that title to 6’6 2022...

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North Mecklenburg vs Vance

Only eight miles separates North Mecklenburg and Vance. On Thursday night, Vance made the trip to North Mecklenburg. It was North Mecklenburg’s Senior Night, and they were ready to honor those seniors from the opening possession. Davidson commit, Chris Ford, set the tone early, scoring seven points in the first quarter. He knocked down the midrange jumper, and later converted on the...

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HIGHLIGHTS: West Charlotte Takes Down UNDEFEATED Vance!

It was a battle in Charlotte, as West Charlotte and Vance battled it out on at Thursday night. Vance came in undefeated but West Charlotte is a rising power in the state. Both teams brought a ton of talent on both sides, but it was West Charlotte that ended up getting the big win. Check out all the highlights from the game with Phenom Hoops.

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Phenom Game Report: Vance vs. West Charlotte

A highly-anticipated matchup in the Charlotte area, as public schools were getting back on the court.  West Charlotte, who came in with one loss to North Meck, welcomed in undefeated Vance on Thursday night.  Both teams brought a lot of talent to the court and it looked to be a battle in Mecklenburg County.  West Charlotte though came out strong, picking up and putting pressure on Vance with a...

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Vance vs Hopewell: Game Recap

On Friday night, Vance travelled across I-77 to take on Hopewell. Vance was able to improve their record on the year to 2-0 with the 81-58 win. The game was much closer for much of the game than the score indicates. Both teams came out aggressive in the first quarter. But it was Vance who was able take control of the game early. 2022 Daniel Sanford made his presence felt with 10 points, 3...

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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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Player Standouts at HoopState League

6’2 ’22 Evan Ashe (Raleigh’s Finest) Although Lucas Taylor is the clear leader of this team, Ashe is as vital to their success as anyone on the roster. He simply plays a complete, low-maintenance game on both ends of the floor and willingly fills in the gaps in a variety of different ways. Ashe rebounds, defends multiple positions, and highlights impressive offensive versatility. He’s adaptable...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Day 2 Late Standouts at Hoop State League

6’6 Daniel Sanfoed ‘22 of Cougars 704 is an absolute beast in the paint. He has a rugged combination of strength, size, and athleticism that allows him to affect the game in an abundance of ways. His ability to operate around the rim and score easy buckets is impressive. He is a tenacious rebounder on both ends of the ball; really carves out space and rebounds out of his area. He also showcases...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Jamboree Bash/ Hoop State League (Part 2)

2022 6’6 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford continues to make his game known and he continues to expand with how he can operate on the court.  First off, he looks and plays like a grown man on the court, physically outmatching everyone for the most part.  But it is his work ethic on both sides that should have big-time schools calling his way. 2022 6’4 Silas Demary (Chris Clemons...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Halloween Havoc/ HoopState League (Part 4)

2021 Cam Little (Patriots): Little looks to be a leader and one that can do a little bit of everything. He makes smart decisions, doesn’t force much, and has a fundamentally sound shooting stroke that he shows off in space. 2022 Daniel Sanford (Cougars 704): Sanford is going to be the guy for his team now and with what he has shown in how he continues to develop his overall game should have...

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POB’s Summer Stock Risers (Part 1)

It certainly hasn't been the summer many had hoped but we were able to get a chance to have travel ball this season at Phenom Hoops, with constant action going on in the gyms of South Carolina. With the season winding down for many, lets start taking a look back at the bigger picture and see which players should see their stock rise after an impressive season. This will be a several-part series, with several more coming your way.

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 3 at Summer Finale (Part 1)

2022 6’7 Mikhail Pocknett (BWSL Team Marsh 17u): Pocknett was nearly a double-double machine last year for Ashley HS and showed that same production on Day 3.  He shows tremendous hands and strength down low in the post, moves well and is always active, and finishes well against defenders. 2022 7’0 Patrick Wessler (CC Elite 2022-2021): Wessler continues to show why he is regarded as one of...

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2019-20 Phenom Hoops All-State Team (Class of 2022)

It was a spectacular year no matter how you look at it. Players really made a name for themselves and had an impressive season on the court, producing on so many levels. Phenom Hoops brings you their All-State teams for the 2022 class. A huge congrats to all players and teams this season.

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