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From the Scouts Eyes — Brady O’Connell Commits to Old Dominion

Brady O’Connell is a 6’7″ wing out of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He played his summer travel ball with Team Felton on the UAA Circuit. At the time of his commitment to ODU, O’Connell also entertained offers from the likes of Elon, Samford, Western Carolina and Mercer. Last season, O’Connell averaged 9.3 points per game for the 18 win Ravenscroft...

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 1)

The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic. Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a...

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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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2020 6’7 Brady O’Connell looking to capitalize on impressive first year in North Carolina

Brady O’Connell is a junior prospect that may have slid under the radar as of late, as the 6’7 junior finished up his season at Ravenscroft averaging 9.3 points per game.  He is also the younger brother of Duke’s Alex O’Connell, as others may have known. But now, it may be time for people to start recognizing the intrigue and skill set Brady has to offer.  He showcased that recently at the NC...

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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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#NCTop80: Miles Magical Five Possible Summer Breakouts

Every year in the HoopState there are always a handful of players that breakout on the summer ball circuit.  Last year guys like Caleb Mills (Houston/Asheville Christian) and Kadin Shedrick (Virginia/Holly Springs) saw their recruiting profile grow in an almost unimaginable way.  Here are some potential guys that can see a similar breakout summer with their respective AAU Teams. #94 6’7...

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Coach John Allen’s Legendary NC Top 80 Thoughts

Coach John Allen’s Legedary NC Top 80 Thoughts Interesting numbers I recall from the Top 80 event.   In some ways it could sound like a football offense call from the quarterback  89 55 92 103 on 2.  But in reality these are the numbers of players that impressed during stations and then watching them play you start to project what you see translated from stations to the game gives you...

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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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The Game of Intrigue: Ravenscroft vs. Athens Drive

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops will be traveling to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for our second annual City of Oaks Classic. We’ve reached our final preview in the series, but it’ll be exciting, as it’s going to have the potential to shut the gym down. These two teams share few similarities, but both squads have something to prove. Each team contains a senior committed to a Division I...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 1 Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC) 2017-18: 20-8 1st Round NCISAA 3A Playoffs The Man No player at Ravenscroft has averaged 20 or more points since Ryan Kelly did so in 2008-09. Since that year, Ravenscroft has had 11 Division 1 players and 7 other college level players. This year that streak could break with 6’8” 2019 Jake Van Der Heijden. The left handed Bucknell commitment...

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