SUMMER FINALE EVENT RECAPS

Carmel Christian v. Wesleyan Christian

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled to High Point, North Carolina as the Trojans of Wesleyan Christian prepared to host the Carmel Christian Cougars. These are currently two of the better private school teams in the state and, with Ben Burnham and Justin Taylor out for Carmel, this contest had all the makings of an absolute battle. Both squads are hunting for their chance to vie for a state...

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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Night One

6’4 2021 AJ Smith: Hickory Grove Christian 31 Points AJ Smith has proved to be one of the most intimidating backcourt players in the HoopState with his dawg like mentality and grown man physical traits. He competes at both ends of the floor with a ton of purpose, finishing with 4 steals by the halftime break and continued his relentlessness at the other end of the floor. Smith found a way to...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 All Tournament 2022

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2022 7′0″ 113 Patrick Wessler Matthews NC David W. Butler 2022 6’5″ 91 Elijah Gray Charlotte NC Carmel Christian High School 2022 6′3″ 74 Kris Mickens Clemmons NC West Forsyth High School 2022 6′3″ 72 Drew Watkins Kernersville NC Northwest Guilford High School 2022 5′11″ 22 Isaiah Tate Kings Mountain NC Kings Mountain High School  ...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session II (Part II)

For the second weekend in a row, Phenom Hoop Report headed to Proehlific Park to check out the talent from around the state of North Carolina and it may have been the best group of talent we have had in one 150 camp. The talent was absolutely everywhere and at all ages but here are just a few names that really stood out to our scouts on Sunday. — 2022 6’6 Elijah Gray Gray continues to...

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2022

With the summer season behind us, there’s no better time to reexamine all the high school classes. The Class of 2022 will be entering their sophomore season and has an abundance of uncovered talent. This summer has given Phenom Hoops a chance to get a closer look at some prospects that we feel are underrated and have the chance to breakout this season. This article will take a deeper look at...

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Elon Elite Camp’s Super Six and More

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Elon University to cover the inaugural Elite Camp under first year head coach Mike Schrage. Elon’s staff of  Jonathan Holmes, Mark Adams, Allen Payne, Tyler Lewis and Josh Pierre did a remarkable job of putting together an excellent roster of talent. In addition, the camp was well organized and scout friendly as the players participated in stations, skill...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Summer Finale

6’2 ’22 LeBron Thomas (FIBA) No player was more impressive than Thomas, especially given how calmly he controlled the action on both ends of the floor. He’s a proven playmaker and defender, but it was his ability to knock down three-pointers with excellent consistency that made such a strong impression. Thomas continues to solidify that he’s an elite prospect and should be recruited as such....

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Champion Showcase

6’6 ’22 Elijah Gray (Team Synergy) In many ways, Gray was among the most impressive players from day two of Phenom Champion Showcase. He showcased a newfound aggression and actually played his best two-way game while nearly angry. Gray handles the ball quite well, especially for his size, and scored the ball in a variety of different ways. He worked from the block, displayed footwork, finished...

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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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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Dre Simmons   #33: 5’7 ’21 Kabe Ellis (Andrews, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that was among the most impressive playmakers on display, Kabe Ellis. He’s a somewhat small point guard prospect with incredible IQ and craftiness, which allows him to simply carve the opposition whenever he desires. Ellis takes care of the ball very well and sees the entire floor at...

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