Two of NC’s best simply go off Friday night
It was a great day of high school basketball around the state of North Carolina, as there is nothing like it on Friday night. But two stories really captured our eyes from this weekend, as two of the top players in the state of North Carolina had career nights. First off, with our own Rick Lewis standing front and center watching, 2024 Isaiah Evans put on a memorable display on the road against Chambers, ending the night with 48 points and hitting the game-winner to help North Meck to a key victory. On the other side of the state, 2024 Paul McNeil tied his career-high in points, going 16-for-22 from the floor for 41 points and hitting 7 3-pointers and also receiving honors for his 1000th career point.
Multiple players in North Carolina commit to programs
It was also a good weekend in the recruiting world here in North Carolina, as multiple players recently announced where they will be playing next. 2023 Tai Hamilton from 1of1 started it off with his commitment to William & Mary, as the 6’10 forward looks to provide his size to the program in the coming years. Then another big came off the board, as 2023 Sam Martin announced his commitment to Lenoir-Rhyne, giving the program a fierce competitor down in the paint on both sides of the ball. And recently, 2023 Isaac Dobie from the Outer Banks is bringing his shot-making ability to MIT. Three players part of the Class of 2023 are now off the board, with more expected to come soon.
Phenom Hoops checks out the Queen City Classic
Phenom was on deck Saturday for a very enjoyable day of basketball, taking place at Northside Christian. It was a two-day event, but we were able to check out some fantastic talent on display Saturday afternoon. We got going on the girl’s side of things, as Lady Phenom found some very intriguing talent that will be playing big-time basketball at the next level like 2023 Samyha Suffren (Virginia Tech) and 2023 Maya Robinson (Charleston Southern). But we also got a glimpse of the bright future as well. Then we got going on the boy’s side of things, getting another viewing of Carmel Christian and how strong they are. We also got a chance to watch NC GBB and CBA, two programs that have college-level players that we will be sure to highlight this upcoming week. And then finally, we welcomed back 2023 Wesley Tubbs to NC, as TSF who is extremely talented and has D1 players all over the place, took on Northside Christian in what was an intense game.