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For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...read more
Every year, the North Carolina Top 80 is an incredible event with such a surplus of talent, which makes it extremely difficult to narrow down the numbers and overall matchups. With the Class of 2019 now getting ready to depart for the college ranks, our main focus will shift towards the current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. The excitement and anticipation of years Top 80 should fall right...read more
As we’ve stated before, rankings are subjective and meant to constantly change. Players are either improving, plateauing, or getting worse, simply put. That being said, two specific, currently unranked prospects are about to cause hysteria after vaulting themselves into the upper echelon for North Carolina’s Class of 2020. Both of these players absolutely belong in the top ten, but could...read more
6’7″ unsigned senior PJ Fenton Green Hope (NC) This is our second time watching Green Hope this season, and it is apparent they go as PJ goes. He is a tough cover because of his size and versatility. He, personally, outscored his opponent in the first half, doing so by a number of run outs, back door slips and jump shots. He is a very active offensive player who is able to step out...read more
Phenom Hoops traveled to Fayetteville, North Carolina for some post-Thanksgiving basketball over the weekend. The field featured an incredible amount of talent, including teams from five different states, which made for some quality competition. This article will dive deeper into some of my favorite performers from the event. Each of these prospects should be monitored closely by Division I...read more
Heritage IJN 6’5 ’20 Robertas Jonaitis Right now, the most reliable and productive performer on this squad is clearly Jonaitis. He’s a long, explosive wing prospect that has a ton of attainable upside on both sides of the ball. Jonaitis handles the ball well and is able to consistently create his own shot, typically preferring to get to the basket and finish above the rim with his deceptive...read more