2025 Jackson Keith and Southern Durham in action

One of the top players in the state and quickly garnering more attention from high-major schools will be in action this weekend. 2025 Jackson Keith, a 6’5 prospect at Southern Durham, will be looking to put on a show in front of the fans. And they will certainly be going up against a tough test with powerhouse Greensboro Day on the other side.  Keith continues to be a strong offensive scoring presence in a variety of ways, leading the way and he is hoping to make a statement on Saturday.

Forsyth Country Day looking to continue strong start

One team that certainly has left an impression early on this season has been Forsyth Country Day, as they are a team that has a lot of firepower, good length, and they are a team that competes.  Led by 2024 Iverson King and 2024 Bobby Cannon, FCDS will have two strong games to make another statement right at home, as this is a team that is looking quite dangerous this year.  Could this be the year for a title?

Caldwell Academy vs. Chambers

One matchup that should have the attention of many is Caldwell Academy and Chambers. Chambers is a proven and rising team that has faced some tough competition to start the season, but they are also one of the top teams here in North Carolina, led by the sophomore duo of Markus Kerr and Tarris Bouie, as well as senior duo Maurio Hanson and Jordan Patton.  They will be going up nationally ranked 2025 Jaylen Cross, who would love nothing more than to bounce back in front of the locals and make a statement against one of the premier teams in NC.

Virginia schools coming down south

We don’t always get a chance to check out a ton of talent in the state of Virginia, but we will be having two teams come down south to showcase what they are made of. On Friday, Woodberry Forest will be going up against Greensboro Day and then will be back in action again against High Point Christian on Saturday.  Then, to end the night, Kings Fork will be looking to impress against NC GBB on Saturday night. It is a great opportunity to see talent from the state, what they have to offer, and find new names.

Can Orange make more noise this season?

Orange continues to be a very interesting team to watch, especially led by the top player in the state in the Class of 2026, Cole Cloer. Cloer has proven himself in many ways, as he continues to rack in the offers and garner attention from school around the country.  But this is also a team that is still young, but learned a lot from last year as they hope to build on a strong season and make even more noise with another year under their belt.  Going up against the home crowd in FCDS won’t be an easy task.

Getting a glimpse of a few more teams in the area

And finally, Phenom Hoops will have plenty of teams to check out more and see what they have to offer this season. Schools like Calvary Day, Chatham Charter, West Stokes, Bishop McGuinness, HP Christian, Southern Durham, and Orange will all be teams we get our first actual viewing on the season.  Learning new names, seeing which teams will be strong, and some intense matchups… it should make for a great weekend of basketball.