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Commitment Alert: What does MJ Rice bring to Kansas?

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: Marquise “MJ” RiceClass: 2022Committed to: Kansas Why Kansas fans should be...

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Stars of Tomorrow come out at the Phenom Grassroots TOC (Part 1)

The amount of talent on the court this weekend at the Phenom Grassroots TOC was outstanding but the stars of tomorrow really stole the show. High-major talent could be found all around, especially watching the big-time matchups that happened on the arena court. We want to review some of the top guys that grabbed our attention and should be earning the national spotlight from this event. Check out a few names below.

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Team Loaded NC 2022

During last summer’s crazy travel ball season in which there were no sneaker circuits, one of the most popular teams in the country was Tea Marie Hoops, started by former Division 1 assistant coach, Thomas Carr. Tea Marie Hoops quickly took over the grassroots scene with high level players wearing colorful t-shirts reminiscent of the classic Five Star Basketball Camp shirt. Yes, they were...

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GEICO Nationals Quarterfinals (Part 2)

Phenom Hoops tuned in Thursday to check out the Quarterfinals of the GEICO Nationals, bringing some of the best talent from around the country all under one building. We bring you our standouts for each game. Montverde Academy 85 – Oak Hill 64 2022 Jalen Duren (Montverde): I truly believe that this young man is ready for the ultimate level with his size, body, strength, and skill, and he showed...

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Game Recap: Oak Hill Academy wins over Bull City National

Oak Hill Academy 90 Bull City National 67 Phenom Hoops traveled to Mouth of Wilson, Virginia for a Saturday afternoon contest between Bull City National and Oak Hill Academy. Playing in its first home game in over three months, Oak Hill was eager to play on the court named after their Hall of Fame coach, Steve Smith. It’s always tough to beat Oak Hill at Turner Gymnasium. Matter of fact,...

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POB’s Eye-Catchers: MAIT Weekend 2 (Friday)

Wasatch vs. Oak Hill 2022 Roddy Gayle Jr. (Wasatch Academy): Gayle Jr. was terrific, especially getting his team off to a great start in the first half. He was scoring from inside and out but it was the activity level and energy he brought to the floor in this game.  At 6’5, he attacked the rim and finished well but also brought great energy defensively, creating extra opportunities for his...

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POB’s Tidbits: Lake Norman Christian vs. Oak Hill

Phenom Hoops was excited to tune into ESPN 2 to watch Lake Norman Christian travel to Oak Hill in a game loaded with talent. Both teams battle throughout the game, but it was Oak Hill that came away with the home win. But here are a few of our thoughts from the game.

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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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Phenom’s Recruiting Roadmap: Latest news around recruitment

Phenom Hoops continues to keep track of players that have come through their platform and have been seen by our scouts, as they rack up offers from college programs. We want to bring you the latest around what has been going on. Check out what you have missed in the last week.

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The Rise of North Carolina’s Class of 2022

With the high-school season back in full swing, there’s simply no better time to take an extended look at our rankings and some of the players who have already separated themselves from the pack. This is the time where potential starts to directly translate into ability. All of the players on this list have taken massive strides over the last calendar year and have definitely earned their place...

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NBA Top 100 Camp: Phenom Hoops’ Prospects (Part Two)

Each year, the NBA Top 100 Camp is re-established as one of (if not the) premier camps across the entire country. They accomplish this task by bringing in a consistently strong level of talent from all regions. This event marks the first opportunity for NBA scouts to analyze and evaluate these young up-and-comers. The camp setting makes for a tougher evaluation process, but that shouldn’t be as...

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NBA Top 100 Camp Rosters Announced; Congrats to All!

Coming up in just under a week from now, some of the top players from around the country will be heading to Charlottesville, Virginia to participate in the NBA Top 100, an event that Phenom Hoops will be covering throughout. The list was recently announced, with quite a few names that have been marquee names with Phenom Hoops.  We just want to get a huge congrats to all the players, especially...

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A Closer Look: Five of the Top Prospects from North Carolina’s Class of 2022

There is no better time to review the growth of prospects than after their freshman season, where many of these young men have begun to separate themselves from one another. First and foremost, these are not Phenom Hoops’ official rankings. They are simply based on the opinions of the writer. Additionally, this class has a ton of talent and narrowing this list to only five players was a...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Che Roth   #3:5’10 ’20 Camian Shell (Parkland) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-defined skillset at camp, Camian Shell. He’s a strong, quick point guard prospect that knows how to effectively run a team on both sides of the ball. Shell has a formidable jumper, but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, especially on...

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Coach T’s Standouts from NC Top 80

By: Antonio Threadgill It was good to be back in the action with all my great friends at Phenom Hoops to chop it up and talk a little junk as my boys from Southwest took down Cox Mill over the weekend. Shout out to my guy and one of my best friends and mentor, Guy Shavers, whom I think doesn’t get enough recognition as being one of–if not the best coach in North Carolina. Please go to the...

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Coach John Allen’s Legendary NC Top 80 Thoughts

Coach John Allen’s Legedary NC Top 80 Thoughts Interesting numbers I recall from the Top 80 event.   In some ways it could sound like a football offense call from the quarterback  89 55 92 103 on 2.  But in reality these are the numbers of players that impressed during stations and then watching them play you start to project what you see translated from stations to the game gives you...

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NC Top 80 Storylines we’re watching (P.1)

For years Dave Telep ran HIS Carolina Challenge and built it into the premier camp in North Carolina. The camp everyone looked forward to, both players and fans alike. Telep’s camp brought out the best talent, put it under one roof and allowed them to compete in a one-day showcase. Since Telep has moved on, taking on a role with the San Antonio Spurs, the North Carolina Top 80 has picked up the...

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TOP Ranked FRESHMAN MJ Rice TAKES FLIGHT!! Durham Academy Cruises to Advance to NCISAA #FinalFour

MJ Rice is a Team USA guy. He is among the top ranked players in the country. AND he is only a freshman at Durham Academy. However, Randleman isn’t alone at Durham Academy, this team is a well-oiled machine. You have one of the state’s leading 3-point shooters in sophomore Cole Sinclair. You have senior High Point commit Bryant Randleman. You have ultimate glue guy and leader in...

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Phenom Hoops NC All-Star Lineups, including Dunk Contest and 3-point Contest

It was All-Star weekend in the state of North Carolina.  The stars were out in Charlotte, with names comes from the Hoop State of North Carolina.  So, Phenom Hoops wanted to have a little fun of our own with a little All-Star flavor.  Each of our scouts had a chance to state who would be in their All-Star lineup from the state of North Carolina, no matter if they were in the senior or freshman. ...

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An Absolute Bloodbath: Durham Academy vs. Granville Central

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops will travel to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for our second annual City of Oaks Classic. We’ve already previewed three of the five matchups, but this one could arguably be the most exciting game on tap. There’s going to be no shortage of talent or high-level basketball this weekend, as each of these ten teams is certainly worth viewing. Durham Academy...

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Phenom High School Jamboree: Coach Rick’s Fab Five

The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree has enjoyed a history of outstanding teams and players and this year’s jamboree was no exception. In all, we had 40 teams and a total of 60 games that were played throughout the day. Proehlific Park and Northwest Guilford High School were the venues being used. While this was a great way to kick off the 2018-19 season, the Phenom High School...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 2/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For – Part 2 Nationally Ranked Top 10 2022 MJ Rice We have been watching Durham Academy freshman MJ Rice for a couple of years now. He first walked through our doors in the Fall of 2016 and immediately opened our eyes. After the event we wrote, “Rice has a motor on him.  This kid runs the floor better than any big at camp.  At the middle...

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North Carolina’s 2022 Class is Next in Line

Every year we say the rising 9th grade class in North Carolina is an all-timer of a class. Every year however, the talent never seems to disappoint. The 2022 class will be no different, already, there are players in this class tracking high, on the national level. Just recently USA basketball sent out invitations to the USA Junior National Mini Camp set to take play October 4-7 in Colorado...

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