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Burlington Christian Academy Open Gym Notes

Last Week Ryan Bernardi (Head Coach at BCA) invited me to attend an open gym as his team was preparing for the June Live Period.  He has invited numerous local former/current college basketball players into the gym to help his team adapt to playing against tough competition and it did not disappoint.  Here are some notes on the six BCA players present for the workout. 6’0 2021 Brock...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: David Noel   #10: 5’11 ’22 Jacob Newman (Myers Park) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks likely to continue trending upward over the next few years, Jacob Newman. He’s a quick, sturdy point guard prospect that plays with a high motor and lots of intensity. Newman is an absolute pest on defense and knows how to mirror his on-ball assignment quite well. He plays...

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Elijah Jamison X Brock Williams: BEST BACKCOURT in the #HoopState?

Check out highlights from Brock Williams and Elijah Jamison. Williams and Jamison will comprise the starting backcourt for Team Loaded NC 16's this spring and summer. Brock currently attends Burlington Christian while Elijah attends Louisburg HS. Look for both guards to garner D1 offers this upcoming season!

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Dawkins’ Day One Standouts at Phenom’s Opening

Who were the players that stood out on Day 1 of the Phenom Opening. Teams like NC Empire, Team Loaded, Team Charlotte, Beach Ballers, Team Winston, and Manzer all had players that caught the eyes.

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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PG MATCH UP John Michael Wright & Brock Williams!

Brock Williams is averaging over 30 points per game this season. John Michael Wright is one of the top unsigned seniors in North Carolina and has led his Fayetteville Academy team to only 2 losses and a trip to the state Final Four. This was a HIGHLY anticipated match up between two players that many are talking about, yet few have seen. The game ended up one sided at the end, as Fayetteville...

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Burlington Christian Vs Trinity Academy: Players to Watch

On Thursday Night I had the opportunity to watch round three of NC’s newest Rivalry between Burlington Christian and Trinity Academy of Raleigh.  The two schools split the first two meetings, BCA winning @ Trinity in the last of the meetings and both of the games were exciting down to the last buzzer and last night wasn’t any different with Trinity of Raleigh coming away with the win...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 13

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 13 Coach Derek Hodge   #73: 5’7 ’21 Lavonte Hughes (Cherryville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed strong playmaking instincts at camp, Lavonte Hughes. He’s a point guard prospect that is capable of getting opposing guards on their heels and touching the paint with great regularity. Hughes can shoot, but...

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North Carolina 2021s Poised to Breakout (Part One)

Every year in the #HoopState there’s a crop of fresh faces making names for themselves on the court.  Although camps and AAU give these kids an opportunity to create exposure for themselves, but there’s absolutely nothing like the High School season.  Students, fans, and sometimes the entire city will fill the gym in hopes of seeing basketball in its purest form and the hoopers get a...

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Coach Thread’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session 1

No. 131 6’0 2019 Michael Wade (The Burlington School, Burlington, NC) Wade is a good athlete that excels in the open floor. He had the ability to make tough shots. He finishes above the rim. He a good team player. Has a really good first step that he was able to use to get by defenders to provide scoring opportunities for his teammates.   No. 104 5’11 2020 Steven Riley Jr....

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Coach K’s Top Ten

Coach K (Mills) Top Ten  Sundays camp showcased a plethora of talent,  we knew it was going to be a fun filled exciting day went over 180 kids registered.  The Phenom staff was comprised of high school coaches and some of the best high school and club/travel coaches from around the state.  The coaches and staff did not disappoint. Coming out of stations the temple had been sent lots of hot...

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Phenom Hoops’ Open Gym Tour: Burlington Christian School

We traveled out to Burlington on Monday evening to get our first extended look at the Burlington Christian Royals basketball squad. Their head coach, Ryan Bernardi, is entering his first season in the new role and has high hopes for this new-look program. He’s hoping to bring a modernized philosophy to a school that hasn’t necessarily been known for their abundance of basketball talent. Bernardi...

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Four to Watch: NC Phenom 150

The NC 150 camp has always served as a platform specifically for underclassmen looking to break onto the scene, and unsigned seniors looking to prove their worth for last minute offers. Greensboro, North Carolina- This years camp was no different it was chalk full of youngsters in what seems to be talented 2021 and 2022 classes, the game continues to evolve at great speeds, and these young...

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Mid-Day Standouts: #NCPhenom150

6’1 2021 Brock Williams: Burlington Christian Academy Williams grabbed a lot of attention for scoring over 29 PPG as a freshman last year and he has been nothing but excellent in his first couple of game at #NCPhenom150.  The kid simply knows how to score the basketball in a multitude of ways and isn’t afraid to put on a show while he’s doing it.  A wide array of layups at the...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Early Morning Standouts

Morning Standouts NC Phenom 150 Session 1   152- Brock Williams 2021- The quick guard didn’t disappoint. He applied pressure on both ends of the court. The game seemed easy for him with nobody being able to stay in front of him he finished first game with close to 30 points and at least 5 steals.   224- Hunter Sloop 2021- Big and aggressive forward who was able to put the ball on the...

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Midday Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#154- Dawson McAlhany- Solid guard prospect with nice size and a quality feel for the game; he’s pretty skilled on offense and understands how to score within the team-concept. He’ll be a definite contributor for his high school team.   #213- Ethan Hefner- Athletic wing prospect with great size and a rugged two-way approach. One could argue that his motor and ability to constantly pursue...

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From the Sidelines – Stars of Tomorrow – Part 2 – Previewing the 2021 Class

From the Sidelines Stars of Tomorrow (Part 2) Previewing the 2021 Class Rick Lewis/Jamie Shaw The state of North Carolina is absolutely loaded with high level talent. Each class has a bevy of star power and the 2021 class is no exception. While we have produced rankings for the 2018, 2019, and 2019 class, it has been a standard practice of the Phenom Hoop Report not to rank players in the...

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