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Phenom Game Report: GRACE Christian at Greensboro Day

The season got started in North Carolina, as GRACE Christian traveled to Greensboro Day Friday night.  With Coach Johnson sidelined for this one, Coach Smith led the charge for the Bengals as both teams wanted to start the season off right. Both teams traded baskets early but it was the play of Graham Worland and Jackson Noble in the first quarter to help GDS earn the early lead.  Gary...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Michael Zanoni is heading to Mercer

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: Michael ZanoniClass: 2022Committed to: Mercer What is Mercer getting: Mercer...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Greensboro Day

Nothing like waking up for a 6 am practice, starting your day off right. That is what Phenom Hoops did Friday morning, this time heading over to Greensboro Day to check in on the Bengals and what they would be bringing to the table.  Of course, you start with the winningest coach in North Carolina, Coach Freddy Johnson, who looks to bring in another talented group and hoping to secure another...

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Phenom Summer Havoc Team Preview: CP3 2022

July is going to be fun, especially with Phenom Hoops. That is why we are getting just a small head-start on the teams and players that will be in attendance for the Summer Havoc. Here, we look to preview just a few names to watch for throughout the weekend in Rock Hill, with many others stepping up their game in front of college coaches.

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Early viewing at Phenom Summer Showcase: Greensboro Day

What was great about the Phenom Summer Showcase in Bermuda Run, it gave us a chance to view some of the talent and teams coming into the high school season.  A few high school programs came together to compete in showcase games, giving us an early look at what their team may look like.  In this article, we look at Greensboro Day as we dive into their roster a little more and names to...

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Player Highlight: Phenom Summer Showcase

By: Sean Halloran 6’6 2024 Rakease Passmore (NLPB 828 15u) Passmore was voted as one of the top players during this weekend’s event and I couldn’t agree more! This young man is a stud. Versatile forward with great size and length. Uber athlete and plays above the rim consistently. An area of Passmore’s game that has shown much improvement in his perimeter shooting. He really displayed a great...

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Shooting Translates: Michael Zanoni Worthy of More Offers

Each year around this time, at least a dozen college coaches start bringing up the topic of shooting and their desperate need for high-level threats from beyond the arc. Rather than getting involved at an early stage, these programs would rather make someone like Michael Zanoni legitimately battle for (what should be) obvious scholarship opportunities. Given their respective combination of size,...

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Piedmont Classical v. Greensboro Day School

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Greensboro Day School in the heart of Greensboro, North Carolina, as the Bengals prepared to host the Bobcats of Piedmont Classical. This is Johnny Richardson’s first year as head coach for Piedmont Classical and, despite complete roster turnover, he’s found great success thus far. Prior to taking the position, Richardson was an assistant for Greensboro...

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Needing a shooter? NC Class of 2022 offers a few to watch for

The class of 2022 in North Carolina is an intriguing class to look at, as there has been a lot of mix-up in rankings, new names that have come in, and players elevating their game over the last year or so.  One thing that one can see is that there are a few shooters that can be found in the class.  In this article, we are taking a look at a few of them to really watch this season but...

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HIGHLIGHTS: LAST SECOND LAYUP Lifts Greensboro Day over Northside Christian at #PhenomHolidayClassic

Check out highlights between Greensboro Day and Northside Christian at the Phenom Holiday Classic. Greensboro Day featured their BIG 3 in Mike Zanoni, Jaydon Young, and Tyler Lundblade. While Northside Christian was led by their duo in Glynn Hubbard and Wesley Tubbs. This game as a tight battle as it was decided on a last second layup by transfer Tyler Lundblade.

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Holiday Classic: Greensboro Day vs. Concord Academy (Recap/Standouts)

The second game of the day was a battle between two North Carolina programs in Greensboro Day vs. Concord Academy.  Both teams coming off a close game the day before, it was going to be interesting to see who could step up once again today. GDS came out strong from behind the arc, led by Mike Zanoni and Tyler Lundblade, helping Greensboro Day secure an early lead and extend it to double-digits...

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Holiday Classic: Greensboro Day vs. Northside Christian (Recap/Standouts)

It may have been getting a little late on Monday night but fans got themselves a REAL treat between Greensboro Day and Northside Christian.  These teams battled all the way throughout the game, as neither team was able to break away and it stayed within one or two possessions for much of the game.  Greensboro Day held the small lead at halftime 28-27 and a narrow lead at the end of the...

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Noteworthy Storylines for Phenom Summer Havoc: Team CP3 Makes Their Debut

Obviously, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the “best travel ball team/program in North Carolina” since the summer season began. Due to so many differing opinions, it’s become a legitimate talking point for all folks within grassroots basketball—and there’s still no clear answer. Team Curry has made a strong push for the top spot thus far, but other high-profile squads like Garner...

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Major Breakout Candidates for North Carolina’s Class of 2022

The high school/grassroots development process differs greatly from that of any other level in basketball. Obviously these young players are going through physical changes, some for better and some for worse, which will ultimately help sculpt their overall basketball identity. However, there are also more critical checkpoints during this journey as opposed to the higher levels. This isn’t meant...

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Open Gym Tour: Team CP3 16U

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to Winston-Salem, North Carolina for another special open gym feature on Team CP3’s 15s, 16s, and 17s. This organization is consistently one of the most talented programs in the state and home to numerous NBA players and overseas professionals. Since basically every player on the roster is a noteworthy name, we will be taking a closer look at some personal...

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Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni

Coach Rick’s “Getting to Know” 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni (Providence Day) Shooters translate at every level and 6’5 2022 Michael Zanoni (Greensboro Day) will be in the conversation as one of the best pure shooters in the state regardless of class. He is currently ranked no. 27 in our most recent North Carolina 2022 rankings and look for his recruitment to turn up in a major way this summer and...

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Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters”

Coach Rick’s Top Gun “All State Shooters” We have often heard shooters translate at every level. Efficient shooters can change the course of the game and at the end of the day, it’s about putting the ball in the basket. The team with the most points wins. While there are different attributes that are necessary in the game of basketball, shooting is at the top of the list. Now, let’s take a...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Providence Day

Providence Day and head coach Brian Field gears up for another year of basketball in Charlotte, as Phenom Hoop Report hit the road and sat on yet another open gym.  After a season in which the Chargers finished 13-16 overall and 4-6 in conference play, they look to bounce back and compete for a conference championship. Getting a first-hand look at the roster this upcoming season, here are some...

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Prospects to Watch in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

This week, we looked at some of the most elite freshmen in the Hoopstate by putting out two separate installments of five special prospects. Today, we’ll do something a little different and take a look at guys that have just begun to hit their stride or are in the early stages of doing so. This list will highlight a variety of different prospects, but are not Phenom Hoops’ official rankings....

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Antonio Lowe   #13: 6’0 ’20 Arrington Jones (Atkins) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to run a successful team on both ends of the floor, Arrington Jones. He’s a quick, smart point guard prospect that offers a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. Jones is vocal and does a great job of setting his teammates up on offense, always getting the...

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