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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Talton Jones

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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John Wall Holiday Invitational: Day 2 Standouts Part 1

John Wall Holiday Invitational: Day 2 Standouts Part 1 When it comes to high school holiday basketball tradition, one has to put the 47th Holiday Day Invitational (sponsored by John Wall Foundation) on the list. Played at historic Broughton High School, the John Wall is a must see. It brings a wealth of talent and teams to the Raleigh area each and every year, not to mention one of the best...

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Bojangles Bash Saturday Standouts

The weather on the outside for the final day of the Bojangles Bash was cold and rainy, but the action inside  Ridge View High School was getting hot and was once again packed to a capacity sold out crowd. There were plenty of storylines and exciting games that continues to make the Bojangles Bash one of the premier basketball tournaments. Before we get started with Saturday’s Standouts, be...

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Bendel’s Best: Bojangles Bash (Day Two)

6’0 ’19 Caleb Fields (Aspire Academy/Arkansas State commit) The second day of Bojangles Bash opened in exciting fashion, as Aspire Academy suited up to battle against local powerhouse Gray Collegiate. He suffered an injury late in this contest, but Caleb Fields was still the most impactful player on either squad. The point guard does an excellent job of leading by example and consistently...

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North Carolina Stock Boosters from November (2019)

The month of November has been full of nonstop, high-level basketball, especially now with the high school season starting. We’ve hosted jamborees and showcases every weekend this month, featuring an abundance of talent from throughout the East Coast. This article will focus at five North Carolina prospects that have boosted their respective stocks over the last month.   6’3 ’19 Talton Jones...

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Coach Rick’s Hoops & Dreams Observations: Day 1

Coach Rick’s Hoops and Dreams Observations: Day 1 Action The Second Annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase had 14 teams and seven games on the first 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 take a...

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#HoopsDreams910: Storylines to Follow (Mid-Day Slate)

Independence Is Is THE Best Defense in NC Led by 6’6 Matt Smith (Murray St Signee), 6’3 AJ McKee (Queens Signee), and 6’6 Tyler Harris Independence is one of the most tenacious and versatile high school teams I’ve ever seen on the defensive end.  It’s clear that everybody on the team is completely dedicated to that aspect of the game and it’s obviously a huge...

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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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