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Miles Magical Five: #CCSTOC19 Day Two Early Slate

6’6 2020 Kahari Rogers: Liberty Heights (20 Points, 7-13 from the field, 3-8 from deep, 4 Rebounds, 2 Assists) Kahari Rogers continues to show everyone that he’s a must watch guy for mid-major coaches. At 6’6 he can score from all over the court and in a bevy of ways. He’s a lethal spot up threat with the ability to create his own jumper off the bounce from beyond the arc or in the mid range....

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NC Phenom 150 Session 3 All Tournament Team 2020

NC Phenom 150 Session 3 All Tournament Team 2020 6’6 2020 Reggie Raynor (Northwood Temple) Reggie Raynor has size, length, athleticism and tremendous strength. What’s not to like about a wing that has so many physical attributes. He’s above the rim player, can create his own shot off the dribble/bounce and showcased the ability to initiate the offense and just continues to get...

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NC Phenom 150 (Session 3) Morning Standouts

6’6″ 2020 Reggie Raynor (Northwood Temple) – Raynor is a noted athlete, highly explosive and very above the rim, but today he has showcased the ability to knock down the 3-ball and initiate the offense. He is quickly becoming a must watch type player as he is starting to do at least one something spectacular each time he steps on the floor. 6’5″ 2021 Harper...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — The Fayetteville Swing

Yesterday we took the drive down 95 to hit up Fayetteville, NC, always a hotbed for talent, that you can most of the time find under the radar. On this day, we made stops at Freedom Christian and Northwood Temple. It was an interesting day, both teams have entirely revamped rosters, filled with new kids. Northwood Temple built their roster with local Fayetteville kids while Freedom has a slew of...

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Poised to Breakout: North Carolina’s Class of 2020 (Part Two)

We’ve finally reached July, which is when travel basketball goes up another notch and can truly change the lives of these young prospects. There are numerous players that we feel are underrated within the state, but just on the brink of blowing up. This article will take a closer look at five more guys (with varying offers) that should be regarded as definite Division I prospects. (Read Part...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Team Camp Session II

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Rock Hill, South Carolina for Session II of our Phenom Team Camp. Both sessions were absolutely overflowing with talent, even with other noteworthy events taking place within the Carolinas. This article will take a closer look at some of the most impressive standouts across the three days….   6’4 ’20 Zavian McLean (Village Christian) There should...

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Early Standouts at Day Three of Phenom Team Camp Session II

5’9 ’21 Jordan McPhatter (Butler) Few players in North Carolina can match McPhatter’s blend of excitement and high-IQ approach. He’s so poised and polished with the ball in his hands, able to consistently create something out of nothing, both for himself or others. McPhatter sees the floor incredibly well and does a great job of asserting himself as a three-level scorer whenever necessary....

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Team Camp Session II

6’4 ’20 Zavian McLean (Village Christian) In short, McLean has been hands-down the most impressive performer in attendance at Session II of Phenom Team Camp. He was the clear leader and tone-setter on both ends of the floor, scoring, rebounding, setting up others, and doing everything defensively. McLean is very smart and incredibly efficient with his touches on offense, which led to consistent...

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Coach Rick’s Phenom High School Team Camp Session 2 Day 2

Coach Rick’s Phenom High School Team Camp Session 2 Day 2    6’4 2020 Zavian McLean (Village Christian) It was another productive day for the 6’4 2020 Zavian McLean. We’re talking about an all-purpose player that does a little bit of everything well. The southpaw can score from all three levels, entertain the crowd with thunderous dunks, and make plays for his...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

Charlotte Royals 6’0 ’21 Christian Rudisell- The strong-bodied guard was easily among the most productive performers for this Royals squad. He set the tone offensively and displayed constant toughness on both sides of the ball. Rudisell handled the ball well while offering a quality balance between scoring and playmaking. He also dialed in on defense and proved to be an above-average rebounder....

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New Life Christian Academy v. Elevation Prep: Players to Watch

6’6 2020 Reggie Raynor: New Life Christian (21 Points) Raynor was the best prospect on the floor the other night and it wasn’t all that close, he’s a high flying, smooth wing that attacks at will and leads his New Life squad with his strong leadership qualities and intangibles.  He holds offers from Tennessee State and Coppin State at the moment, expect that list to grow as...

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North Carolina Stockrisers in the Class of 2020

The high school basketball season has already been loaded with excitement, intensity, and anticipation, and we aren’t even halfway. Various players have been emerging throughout the month of November and should be noted accordingly, which is the main purpose of this article. We’ve hosted jamborees and showcases every weekend since the start of November, featuring an abundance of talent from...

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Coach Rick’s Top Ten Performances from the Hoops and Dreams

The Second Annual Hoops and Dreams was filled with quality and nationally ranked teams and players. To put it mildly, there was an over abundance of talent. While some of the bigger named players did what big time players should do, there was also a list of players that used the Hoop and Dreams platform to elevate their recruitment and stock. Today, we want to take a closer look at the players...

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Coach Rick’s Hoops and Dreams Observations: Day 2 Action

Coach Rick’s Hoops and Dreams Observations: Day 2 Action   The Second Annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase had 22  teams and 11 games on the second and final day of action at Methodist University. The Hoops and Dreams Showcase is a joint venture between Lucas Moore Reality (Fayetteville) and Phenom Hoop Report. There was plenty of high level action from the teams and the players. Now, let’s...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Hoops and Dreams (Part Two)

Trinity Christian 6’8 ’19 Greg Gantt The Providence commit arguably possesses the highest ceiling of anyone on display thus far, especially given his tone-setting leadership on defense. Gantt can contain four positions on defense and is usually the most athletic player on the court. The consistency of his jumper has continued to improve over the last year, but attacking the basket and finishing...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 10

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 10   Team 10 Coach: Larry Davis   #44:6’0 ’21 Callahan Reed (Huntersville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that really understands and embraces his role on the court, Callahan Reed. He’s a scoring guard that can apply pressure from all three levels, as a cutter, spot-up shooter, or creator for himself. Reed offers a...

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Early Morning Recaps: #PhenomHSJamboree, Court One @ Proehlific Park

Carolina Day Vs Moravian Prep Moravian Prep got the better of Carolina Day by a significant margin largely due to the play of 6’3 2019 Caleb Burgess, 6’8 2019 Josh Hall, and 6’10 2020 Javarzia Belton.  The Point Guard, Wing, Big trio that might be the best in North Carolina.  Burgess is clearly the vocal leader of this group and his energy is simply contagious throughout the entire roster.  He...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 7/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For (Part 7/10) New Life Christian Vs. Piedmont Classical (10:40AM Proehlific Park) Yesterday we spoke about Greensboro Day Vs. Independence High School, a couple of established programs, who will be battling it out at Phenom’s High School Jamboree. However, this one is about two newer programs who are trying to become established, and...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 — Event Superlatives

At the end of each Camp we pass out awards that are voted on by the camp coaches. These include Camp MVP, Mr. Defense, Mr. Hustle, Mr. Playmaker and Mr. Station. We will be doing a separate article on who the players who won each of those awards, however, with this being another Sold Out event, we wanted to make sure more players got their deserved notoriety. We came up with more awards, each...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#5-Kadyn Dawkins- Really intelligent point guard prospect that created a ton of scoring opportunities in this contest. He consistently took defenders off the dribble, touched the paint, and displayed terrific vision as a playmaker while applying solid pressure as a scorer.   #21-Smoke Hodges- High IQ floor general with natural playmaking skills and solid scoring ability. He has an...

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First Slate Stars: #NCPhenom150 Session Two

#5 5’7 2021 Kadyn Dawkins: Eastern Guilford Dawkins is an incredibly crafty lead guard that simply plays the game the right way.  As soon as he gets the ball he’s looking where it should go next and almost always delivers a well timed, accurate pass leading to an easy transition bucket.  Will definitely be one to watch for years to come in the triad and beyond. #133 6’4 2021 Elijah Davis: CE...

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Something to Prove

In speaking with Needham Cheely of Team Power, many of his  players are coming to Session 2 of the NC Phenom 150 camp. One young player, 6’0 2020 PG Reggie Walton is coming to prove to the “Hoop State,” why he is one of the top guards in his class. Coach Cheely stated, “Reggie is coming to put some cards out on the table, as well as Linwood Grandy from Wayne Country Day....

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