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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Deante Petree

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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Player Standouts at Session I of Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase

Chapmanville (WV): 6’9 ’20 Obinna Anochili-Killen There’s a lot to like with this Chapmanville team, especially when Anochili-Killen is on the court. He’s long, athletic, and moves like a guard, which makes him a very intriguing two-way prospect. Anochili-Killen can do a solid amount of things on offense, as he can shoot, operate within two to three dribbles, and possesses excellent touch around...

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Why Everyone in the Low Country Needs to Attend Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic

After taking two years off, Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic is back in full force. This year they guys at Porter Gaud teamed up with Phenom Hoop Report and will be bringing a star studded event for everyone in the Low Country to enjoy. The last time Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic took place, players such as Zion Williamson, Josiah James, Trey McGowens, Aaron Nesmith and others took the...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Breakouts — They Did What We Thought They Would

5’11 Unsigned Senior Mikey Dukes First Baptist (Charleston, SC) VCU came in earlier in the week to watch Dukes, and loved him. This comes as no surprise as Dukes is good enough to garner early playing time at a VCU. It is a wonder why he doesn’t already carry 15-20 D1 offers. He is the best available point guard in the Carolinas right now, and (Josiah James aside) he may be the best...

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The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Talent in Phenom’s 2nd Annual Capital City Jam has Made it a Big Hit with College Coaches will take place at Ben Lippen School on Saturday, December 15   Columbia, SC – Ben Lippen School will hold host to the 2nd Annual Phenom’s Capital City Jam, set to take place this Saturday, December 15. The event is set to host eight of the premier teams from...

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Liberty Heights: Overcoming Adversity

Liberty Heights: Overcoming Adversity    For Coach Mike Wright, he has endured a tremendous amount of difficulty and adversity over the past six months. He lost two players in James Hampton and Mikey Maddox. James Hampton (Team United)  collapsed and died at a Nike EYBL basketball game in Hampton, Virginia. A few months later, Mikey Maddox died from a bicycle accident. Maddox was enrolled at...

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Why Phenom’s Capital City Jam is the Can’t Miss Ticket in Columbia for December 15

Juwan Gary Vs. Quentin Hodge is a Passing of the Torch from 2019s Best Wing to 2020s Best Wing Juwan Gary has been a known commodity since his 8th grade year. He burst on the scene that year and quickly became a national level recruit. He spent his first three seasons at Gray Collegiate Academy prior to committing to Alabama. After committing to Alabama he transferred to Charlotte based Liberty...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Features Numerous Unsigned Seniors Primed for D1 Scholarships

The early signing period has come and the college coaches recruiting boards have reshuffled. They are out on the prowl looking for players who are still available to fill their roster spots. This cycle has seen many players slip through the cracks, high level prospects who, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the love they should. The great things about Phenom’s Capital City Jam is a...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a 4-Star Superstar’s Homecoming

Juwan Gary transferring out of Columbia to play his senior year at Liberty Heights Academy in Charlotte, NC has been well documented to this point. But what has come of that transfer is an already superstar prospect, the 6’6″ wing is already committed to Alabama, is a major leap in his efficiency and game management. Gary has always been a competitor, this summer he led his Team...

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Six Unsigned Senior Point Guards in North Carolina Coaches HAVE to See

6’2” Travian McCray Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) Offers: USC-Upstate, Campbell, Radford, Stetson, SC State Toughness is the key here, explosion and toughness in every sense of the word. He is a winner who makes everyone around him elevate their game. McCray is a strong and sturdy lead guard who makes shots and takes care of the ball. Sure he is a volume guard, but his wins games and...

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Must Watch Matchups (Part 3) — Phenom’s 5th Annual National High School Showcase

Juwan Gary Vs. Elias King Liberty Heights (NC) Vs. Lincoln Academy (GA) 3:00PM Saturday, November 17 There is something about a pair of playmaking wings that is aesthetically pleasing to watch. What you have here is a pair of 4-star, future SEC wings who will be matched up to face off head to head against one another. Both players started the season off strong and both players are playing with...

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Jamie’s List of Five — Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

Jamie’s List of Five Carmel Christian Tip Off Classic It was a pretty spectacular two days. The crowd was incredible, thanks to the fans of Charlotte, North Carolina for showing out. The play on the court warranted a raucous crowd, as the big time players made big time play after big time play. Here is who we saw as the event’s top performers… 6’5” 2019 Josh Nickelberry (Louisville) Northwood...

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Jamie’s Breakout Performers at Phenom’s High School Jamboree (Session 1)

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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Jamie’s Stock Risers from Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1

Year after year, this is the 6th year of the event, this platform is perfect for players to break out in a big way. Any time you have a baseline filled with college coaches and a court filled with incredibly talented players, something is bound to happen. Session 1 was no different. Add in incredible coverage of EVERY court and a live stream being blasted out by Baller TV and the amount of...

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

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For (Part 10/10) The UnCommitted Seniors We previously wrote about the fourteen seniors attending tomorrow’s Phenom’s High School Jamboree who are already committed to colleges. This write up will speak more toward the seniors who have not committed but have yet to make a decision. We will also briefly touch on juniors who are sure to...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 5/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For (Part 5/10) The Mystery of Who is Liberty Heights Who is this school that college coaches have been flocking to, and why have they been going there throughout the open October period?! North Carolina is known for schools who continuously churn out star basketball prospects and put them in college. Great players tend to gravitate...

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Brandon Lee’s Transfer Watch: Pt 2

Transfers have become a big part of off season chatter in recent years with prep hoops news adapting the year round model. Every season we see a host of prospects swap jerseys for various reasons in search of new opportunities, or sometimes to rekindle old success of the past. This year is no different so I have taken on the responsibility of catching you up on some of the latest changes and...

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Diving in With: Michael Wynn

There has been a lot of recent buzz directed at impact freshmen in a loaded ACC conference and it’s well deserved, among these groups the Wake Forest Demon Deacons brought in a class ranked 23rd nationally and fourth in the ACC according to 247Sports.   The class is headlined by two versatile wing prospects, five star Jaylen Hoard, and four star Isaiah Mucius. The combo guard duo of Jamie Lewis...

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THE LIST — Phenom’s January High School Events Unsiged Senior Breakouts (Part 1)

In January Phenom Hoops has had the privilege to host two major regional events. The Carmel Christian MLK Showcase and Phenom’s Low Country Showcase was visited by thousands of fans and brought in dozens of coaches to watch this high level of talent. it provided a great platform for unsigned seniors to really show out. Schools from across college basketball’s robust landscape attended, from the...

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GAME MVPs — Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase — Game MVPs Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach Vs. Oceanside Collegiate Christian Academy 6’6” 2019 Davis Guyton 18 points, 6 made 3s, 8 rebounds Oceanside Collegiate 6’4” 2019 Shane McCravy 21 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists   First Baptist of Charleston Vs. Aiken High School First Baptist 5’11” 2019 Mikey Dukes (left) 18 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 4 steals...

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