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NC State and Va Tech Offer Prospect Ranked Outside of Top 200 … **News Flash** National Rankings are Flawed and This Player Shows Why

After this past weekend’s Battle at the Rock, Jaden Seymour further showed that he has star potential. In fact he carries so much star potential Director of Player Analysis for Phenom Hoops Jeff Bendel wrote, “Personally, I think he’s minimally vaulted himself into top-75 status, based on the other prospects nationally ranked within this range.” This should come as no...

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Five under the radar to Watch: Phenom National Showcase

The National Showcase has been headlined by some of the top players to come through the prep ranks in recent years, but there have also been sleepers to break onto the scene and really make a name for themselves.   Greensboro, North Carolina-  The Phenom National Showcase is upon us once again and this year may be bigger than ever, hoops media giant Slam Magazine is partnering up this year...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 3/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Session 1) What We’re Looking For – Part 3 The Blow Up of 6’10” 2020 Jaylon Gibson So much talent comes from North Carolina, Webb Wellman was able to dub it The #HoopState, a name that has stuck nationwide. In fact, #HoopState is so synonymous with North Carolina, you can walk into any gym across the country and utter the term and people will immediately know where...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 2/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For – Part 2 Nationally Ranked Top 10 2022 MJ Rice We have been watching Durham Academy freshman MJ Rice for a couple of years now. He first walked through our doors in the Fall of 2016 and immediately opened our eyes. After the event we wrote, “Rice has a motor on him.  This kid runs the floor better than any big at camp.  At the middle...

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The Carolinas’ Top Rising Freshmen Shine at CP3 Rising Stars Camp

Over two hundred of the top eighth graders were on display in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. There were many intriguing subplots throughout the event, including the basis of this article, which will highlight five prospects from the Carolinas that made the Top 24 All-American contest. Perry Smith Jr. was the lone Palmetto-state representative...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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Blossoming Power Forward Calls it for Bucknell University

Watching a prospect go from unknown to coveted can be a windy, emotional road, and that’s exactly how Jake van der Heijden describes his experience over the past few years. Over the past year, van der Heijden collected offers from College of Charleston, Columbia, Leigh, Lipscomb, Presbyterian, Western Carolina, and of course, Bucknell. He committed on Sunday to Bucknell and we caught up with the...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1

The Phenom Southern Jam Showcase was a picking grounds for low major division ones to the NAIA schools in attendance. With all the big boys out of town this was a prime week for staffs to discover diamonds in the rough and get the jump on some sleepers. This time of the year coaches are always looking to add a spark to the lineup. A handful of players did their stocks serious justice so lets...

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Brandon Lee’s Big Three: Phenom CP3 Showcase story lines

Greensboro, North Carolina- Greensboro was the place to be this weekend for Phenom Hoops CP3 Live showcase. The weekend drew in some of the nations top coaches and programs alike, offers were earned and interest was given, now lets recap some action! Eric Van Der Heijden is a real  Prospect. At 6’7 Van Der Heijden has nice perimeter skill and he’s an inside presence on the defensive end for Team...

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Boston College Turned Their Program Around Mining the North Carolina Talent

People laughed at Boston College when the took Jerome Robinson, over a litany of mid-major offers. People laughed at Boston College when they took Ky Bowman late, out of Havelock, North Carolina. Two prospects, right in the middle of ACC and SEC Country who hold no offers from any school (outside of Boston College) in either of those two prominent leagues. Now, NBA analysts are talking about...

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