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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: Moravian Prep

Starting his second season at Moravian Prep, head coach Antonio Lowe had changed the direction of the program. Less than a year ago, Moravian Prep was looking for notoriety and respect. Fast forward and now Moravian Prep has become a destination for a multitude of D1 prospects and has quickly become one of the hot teams in the state.

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Is Moravian Prep Becoming a National Powerhouse?

Much like in the NBA, the high school “off-season” can often be incredibly fun and entertaining, especially with things like transferring and reclassifying becoming more common trends. If any program in North Carolina has “won” the off-season, it would have to be Antonio Lowe and Moravian Prep.   Let’s be clear, Rome was not built in a day and neither was the new basketball Mecca that has...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Mark Hughes   #8: 5’6 ’23 Travelle Bryson (Langtree Charter Academy) Starting things off, we look at a player that competed well against bigger/older opponents, Travelle Bryson. He’s a young, slightly undersized guard prospect that handles and passes the ball well. Bryson is a well-rounded floor general against his own age group, but stood out at camp with his ability to shoot...

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#PhenomTeamCamp: Miles Late Night/Early Day Standouts

6’8 2020 Josh Hall: Moravian Prep (NC) Hall has established himself as one of the best prospects in the entire country.  He possesses an unbelievable set of tools with his three point range, overall fluidity, size, length, and athleticism that allow him to be a dominant player at the high school level.  He’s an incredibly dangerous spot up shooter, doing a great job moving without the ball,...

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Phenom Team Camp: Aaron’s Day Two Standouts

6’4” 2020 Bryce Causey: Southwest Guilford High School (NC) Thrives in transition and can make the one dribble pull up shot with ease, was also able to find his teammates on back door cuts and easy layups throughout the game. His game is not limited to just the outside though as he was able to drive to the basket and finish through traffic on multiple occasions. Bryce has mastered the head fake...

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Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 2 Phenom Team Camp

Coach Rick’s Top Performers Day 2 Phenom Team Camp It was another exciting day at the Phenom Team Camp. Competition was tremendous and the crowds and college coaches in attendance were entertained to terrific play on the court. Before we take a look at the standout players on Day 2, let’s take a look at the top players from Day...

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Coach Rick’s NC 2020 Fab Five and More

The North Carolina 2020 class is rich in talent and once again has a tremendous amount of depth. In today’s issue we will take a look at my FAB FIVE. Here is our rankings for the 2020 class https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2020-north-carolina-rankings/   6’10 2020 Day’Ron Sharpe (South Central HS) The UNC commit solidified his spot by averaging a double double at...

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Five Noteworthy Wing Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2020

With the travel season in full swing, it’s an excellent time to look at some of the guys that have stood out over the last month or two. These are not rankings, nor do they resemble rankings in any way. We will have multiple installments coming out for this specific subject over the coming days. Now, let’s take a closer look…   6’8 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep/Team Loaded) It should be no...

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#AmateurHour (EP41): Ten April StockRisers, Importance of Non-Live Events, and The June Live Period

Jamie Shaw, Jeff Bendel, and Miles Masercola break down 10 guys from the Carolinas that saw their stock rise in the month of April, they talk about the importance of non live events and continue to try and provide some context/clarity to June Live Period events. Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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Josh Hall MADE IT LOOK EASY at 2019 #PhenomOpening!!! Raw Game Highlights!

It is no secret, Josh Hall is the hottest prospect in the Southeast ... in the recent months his stock has sky rocketed with offers from the likes of Providence, Wake Forest and Rutgers with so many others looking in... This past weekend some of the best talent in the region came to Greensboro, NC to compete in Phenom's Opening travel ball tournament. Hall was among those and with standing room only around his court, Hall did NOT disappoint...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts

5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play.  He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team.  He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...

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What Were Looking For at the Phenom Opening

Want to know why you should attend the Phenom Opening in Greensboro this weekend? These are all the reasons you need.

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: J.D. Johnson   #2:5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a lot of poise and two-way polish during his time at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins plays with a high IQ and unselfish mentality, which allows him...

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Josh Hall Takes Home MVP at 2019 #NCTop80! Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from 6’8″ Josh Hall from last weekend’s NC Top 80 held by Phenom Hoop Report. Hall has recently blown up on the recruiting scene this season as he decided to reclass to 2020. Since that move, Hall has seen offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Louisville, Wichita State, among...

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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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NC Top 80 Award Winners

Mr. Top 80 #NCTop80 6’8 2020 Josh Hall Moravian Prep (Hickory, NC) Mr. Playmaker #NCTop80 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley Cannon School (Concord, NC) Mr. Defense #NCTop80 6’4 2020 Josh Banks Olympic HS (Charlotte, NC) Mr. Hustle #NCTop80 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar Friendship HS (Apex, NC) Mr. Station #NCTop80 6’4 2021 Bryce Alfino Davidson Day (Davidson,...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#28- 6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris- The lefty point guard has been arguably the most impressive floor general on display through the first slate of games. He’s so strong and in-tune with his skillset that it’s almost unfair for opposing guard. Harris is incredibly smart and navigates wherever he desires on the floor. He’s very polished and basically unstoppable when getting downhill.   #106- 6’8...

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Phenom Hoops Standouts: Hillcrest Prep vs. Moravian Prep (USA National Prep)

Final Hillcrest Prep 68 Moravian Prep 50 It was one of the highlight games of the night in North Myrtle Beach, as Hillcrest Prep made the long travel to take on Moravian Prep, with both teams having top-tier talent.  Hillcrest Prep’s size and ability to get out in transition ultimately was too much for Moravian Prep, but it was a fun one to watch.  Here are a few standouts from the game. 2020...

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Recruitment hitting another level for 2020 6’8 Josh Hall

Phenom Hoop Report has watched so many young prospects grow up to where they are today, reaching new levels in their game, development, and recruitment.  One prospect that we have seen countless times over the years is 6’8 Josh Hall, watching him as a young prospect to now one of the hottest targets in the 2020 class. Hall has always displayed the potential to be a high major prospect but it is...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase Names and Storylines You Need to Know

Carmel Christian Vs. Independence was the Hoop State’s Game of the Year!! 6’9″ junior Obinna Anochili-Killen Chapmanville (WV) What is not to like about a high level defender, who is fluid with good hands and touch. The defensive switchability for Anochili-Killen is off the charts, exactly what you look for in modern basketball. Standing at a lengthy and explosive...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase “Recap and Storylines”

The Second Annual Carmel Christian MLK Showcase sponsored by Phenom Hoop Report was another huge success. There were four outstanding games, great crowds and an unbelievable atmosphere for a high school event. Now, let’s take a closer look at our observations and storylines. Be sure to check out our scoreboard link https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/carmel-christian-mlk-showcase-scoreboard/...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: Battle of Contrasting Styles

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina for another terrific day of high school basketball. There are so many exciting stories and subplots throughout this upcoming event, but few that are more intriguing than the first evening matchup between Moravian Prep and Concord First Assembly. There’s no debating that these two teams are in the...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Capital City Jam

5’11 ’19 Mikey Dukes (First Baptist) There were a lot of talented performers throughout the day, but Mikey Dukes’ showing to open the event was truly unbelievable. At a strong, sturdy 5-foot-11, Dukes is a special athlete that can impose his will against any point guard. That being said, he also has a terrific basketball sense and exceptional overall feel for the game, which is what should vault...

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Phenom Capital City Jam: Coach Rick’s Magnificent Seven

Phenom Capital City Jam: Coach Rick’s Magnificent Seven The Second Annual Phenom Capital City Jam was once again loaded with talent and college coaches. More importantly, two players used the Phenom Hoop Report platform to secure offers by college coaches in attendance. 6’9 2020 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep) quickly picked up an offer by St. Bonaventure while 6’3 teammate Caleb...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Capital City Jam

Moravian Prep: 6’8 ’20 Josh Hall The newly reclassified combo-forward continues to cause matchup problems for most opponents, given his combination of size and three-level scoring ability. In this showing, Hall immediately opened the game with an effortless scoring display—going four for four from beyond the arc while still applying pressure as a penetrator. He’s a capable defender that plays...

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#AmateurHour (Ep33): BoBash Recap and A Preview of the Capital City Jam

Jamie Shaw, Rick Lewis, and Miles Masercola break down some major takeaways from the Bojangles Bash (Start-13:00) and everything leading into this weekends Capital City Jam (13:10-End). Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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