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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Demar Anderson

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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HIGHLIGHTS: Carmel Christian’s Ben Burnham TRIPLE-DOUBLE vs Demar Anderson & Victory Christian!

Carmel Christian and Victory Christian duked it out in Rock Hill on a Tuesday afternoon. Two teams loaded with talent, 2021 Ben Burnham and company put on a show, while Victory Christian was led by Lewis Duarte, Demar Anderson, and others. Check out all the highlights.

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HIGHLIGHTS: Jonas Aidoo x Elijah Jamison VS Demar Anderson x Simpkins Twins at Phenom MLK Showcase!

Two of the top teams in the state matched up at the Phenom MLK Showcase, as Liberty Heights and Victory Christian battled it out. Loaded with talent on both sides, this was a highly-anticipated showdown and you can check out all the highlights.

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Victory Christian v. Liberty Heights

The third game of Phenom Hoops’ MLK Showcase took place between two of the top teams throughout North Carolina in Victory Christian and Liberty Heights. Although the Kings opened the game on a 9-2 run, Liberty Heights quickly regained their footing, made a 9-2 run of their own, and tied things up at 11-11 to end the first quarter. In the second quarter, Liberty Heights continued to extend their...

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Holiday Classic: Victory Christian vs. Bull City Durham

Victory Christian and Bull City Prep Durham continued the action in the arena court.  Victory Christian was looking o make another statement but Bull City Durham had other ideas to start the game, as they came out focused and determined, really attacking the paint and getting buckets at the rim. VCCS started to get a few more buckets out in transition and picked up the energy, which helped...

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Victory Christian v. Combine Regional (Recap/Standouts)

The sixth game for day five of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two noteworthy squads in Victory Christian and Combine Regional. Victory Christian came out of the gates, established a strong lead, and never looked back. They shared the ball and completely dominated behind a balanced offensive attack, jumping out to a 12-30 lead through the first eight minutes of play. In the second...

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Holiday Classic: Victory Christian vs. Legion Academy (Recap/Standouts)

Game 2 was an exciting one to watch for sure, as this brought over 10+ players that could play at the next level and had our scouts and fans excited.  It didn’t disappoint, as these two teams battled early and often in this one.  Victory Christian started off by running and looking to get out and run, but Legion didn’t back down and make it tough defensively while Marcus Kell came out...

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Holiday Classic: Victory Christian vs. Comenius (Recap/Standouts)

The games continued and this one just had a little different feel, as it had some buzz from the crowd going on. Victory Christian was back in action once again, going up against Comenius on this Saturday night.  Victory Christian came out strong once again led by their leaders in Demar Anderson, Lewis Duarte, and Tajuan Simpkins, as they got out to a double-digit first-quarter lead. VCCS didn’t...

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Victory Christian is a program college coaches should be all over

We have talked about multiple programs that have the attention of college coaches around the country.  But one program that might not be getting the attention they deserve this season, Victory Christian should be one that college coaches are all over and watching, on all levels. This is a program that is loaded with talent that can play at the next level, whether it is D3, D2, or D1.  When...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ryan Bernardi #0: 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Victory Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply possesses a natural feel and understanding as a scorer, Demar Anderson. He’s a strong, tough, smart wing prospect with the ability to assert himself from all three levels while being an effective defender and two-way rebounder. Anderson can create for himself with...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Victory Christian

Phenom Hoops continues their open gym tour, this time getting a treat to check in on Victory Christian, as Coach Dilligard brings in new names along with seniors with experience. There should be a lot of excitement around the program this year and they will have their chance to shine against a national schedule. Check out who we watched in the open gym, as this is going to be a program college coaches will want to get on quickly.

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Best of August (Part 3)

This August was a month full of very intriguing talent and potential amongst the abundance of teams and players that attended our events. Talent everywhere from High Major Division 1 to Division 3 level players competed all month long. Of the many players I saw this August, a few players really stood out and either made a name for themselves or showed why they were already highly touted.

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Victory Christian Assembling a Lethal Squad

As we’ve mentioned numerous times throughout the past month, player movement and roster turnover has become one of the most popular discussion points. Obviously, programs like Moravian Prep and Winston-Salem Christian (among many others) have already assembled their powerhouse squads, but not enough people seem to be talking about what Victory Christian is doing. Though they’ve had...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Challenge (Part Three)

This past weekend Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for our Phenom Challenge. There was an obvious amount of talent in the gym, which led to numerous standout performers across the weekend. This article will take a closer, more detailed look at some of those personal favorites… 6’2 ’21 Demar Anderson (Team Synergy) Often times,...

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Special K’s Hoops Take: Phenom Challenge Day 2 Late Standouts

6’6 Benjamin Burnham of Team Charlotte 17U is always in the right spot on the floor. Is a very active player with a high motor. Does all the little things and really plays hard. Scores from multiple levels on the court and is very efficient. Rebounds the ball well and has the ability to guard multiple positions; great shot blocker for his size. Very low maintenance player with a high IQ who is...

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Challenge

6’4 ’21 Zach Gibson (PSB Winston Robinson) Prior to going down with injury, Gibson was arguably the best player on the floor during PSB Robinson’s early dominance. Though somewhat gangly and undersized, Gibson makes a ton of plays through his toughness and nonstop motor. He’s a great rebounder that understands how to utilize his length and athleticism to disrupt the action around the...

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Phenom Challenge Team Overview: Team Synergy 17u

When you think of Team Synergy 17U you think of them as a tough defensive and fast pace offensive team. They typically play 5 wing players avg in height 6’-6’5 but because their guards are so tough and strong they tend to rebound the ball well, even though they are undersized.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Victory Christian

Heading out for an early morning practice, Phenom Hoop Report hit the gym once again in Charlotte, traveling to Victory Christian to get a glimpse of what head coach Marcus Dilligard was working with this year for the Kings. It seems that they will have a nice blend of athleticism, size, and experience this year, as they look to improve from their 18-12 record last year.  Check out the roster...

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North Mecklenburg vs. West Charlotte: I Meck 4A Showdown

North Mecklenburg vs. West Charlotte: I Meck 4A Showdown It’s the battle of the Titans, two of the perennial basketball powerhouses going head to head in an early season I Meck 4A conference game. North Meck brings in a 6-0 record while West Charlotte sports a 4-2. Both teams love to get out in transition, apply defensive pressure and have tremendous speed in the backcourt. The ace in the...

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#PhenomHSJamboree Session Two: Early Morning Players to Watch

6’0 2020 Isaac Sinclair: Chapel Hill High School Sinclair did an excellent job in this one at creating for himself and others off the bounce.  He really is a super gifted ball handler getting wherever he wants on the court whenever he wants.  He’s exceptional in the PnR with 6’10 2019 David Elien, they should form a dynamic duo for Chapel Hill now that both have vastly improved...

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Phenom High School Jamboree Session 1: North Mecklenburg High School

The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree will take place Saturday, November 3rd at Northwest Guilford High School and Proehlific Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. This event has always gathered some of the top private and public school teams in the state and this year is no exception. 40 teams and 60 games will be played in an exhibition format. North Meck finished 27-2 last season and...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 1/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For – Part 1 The Best Backcourt in the #HoopState There is no question about it, some of the best guards to play basketball hail from North Carolina. In fact, look at the make up of the NBA, you currently have three perennial All-Stars with Steph Curry, John Wall and Chris Paul, but you also have two other NBA point guards getting...

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Open Gym Tour: North Mecklenburg High School

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Huntersville, North Carolina to cover North Mecklenburg open gym. When one thinks of North Meck basketball, coach Duane Lewis comes to mind. He’s the fixture of the program. He attended and played at  North Meck. He has coached at North Meck for 20 years and has built a perennial powerhouse program. Last year, North Meck finished 27-2 and was returning the nucleus...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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