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FRESHMAN PHENOM Jalen Hood Schifino is a 5-STAR!! #NCTop80 Raw Highlights + Interview!

Jalen Hood Schifino is already thought of on the national level. He has been invited to all the Team USA mini-camps and is routinely being ranked among the nation’s Top 25 prospects for his class. Standing 6’4″, the freshman point guard at Northside Christian really took charge this season, opening things up for himself and his teammates. However, this comes as no surprised as...

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Coach T’s Standouts from NC Top 80

By: Antonio Threadgill It was good to be back in the action with all my great friends at Phenom Hoops to chop it up and talk a little junk as my boys from Southwest took down Cox Mill over the weekend. Shout out to my guy and one of my best friends and mentor, Guy Shavers, whom I think doesn’t get enough recognition as being one of–if not the best coach in North Carolina. Please go to the...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#28- 6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris- The lefty point guard has been arguably the most impressive floor general on display through the first slate of games. He’s so strong and in-tune with his skillset that it’s almost unfair for opposing guard. Harris is incredibly smart and navigates wherever he desires on the floor. He’s very polished and basically unstoppable when getting downhill.   #106- 6’8...

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No doubt about it… Future stars will be found at the Queen City Middle School Showcase

Over the past 15 years, Phenom Hoops Middle School events have always seemed to bring the fire. The track record is absolutely ridiculous, and it continues year after year. 

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Metrolina Christian Vs Northside Christian: Players To Watch

Metrolina Christian traveled to Northside Christian for a conference matchup and the home team came away with a 66-53 win, led by Glen Hubbard, Jaden Seymour, and Jalen-Hood Schifino.  Let’s take a look at these guys and a few others from their performance in this one! 6’8 2020 Jaden Seymour: Northside Christian (13 Points, 8 Rebounds, 4 Steals, 3 Blocks, 2 Assists) Jaden Seymour...

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Hoodies House Hoops Classic: Friday Standouts and Storylines Part 1

Hoodies House Hoops Classic: Friday Standouts and Storylines Part 1  Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Mint Hill, North Carolina on Friday to cover the 6th Annual Hoodie’s House Hoops Classic. Hoodies House is a nonprofit organization with a mission to raise proceeds that would aid, support, engage and provide assistance to underserved Charlotte Mecklenburg and on occasion, New York...

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Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride

Northside Christian: Hitting their Stride   There is no question, coach Erasto Hatchett has plenty to be excited about. His team has a current 9-3 record heading into the Phenom Capital City Jam that will be held Saturday, January 15th at Ben Lippen High School in Columbia, South Carolina. He has a nice blend of youth, talent and experience, but most of all optimism. Leading the way is fast...

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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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Player Standouts at Phenom’s National High School Showcase Day Two (Freddy Johnson Gymnasium) (Part Two)

Word of God: 6’7 ’19 Max Farthing The long-bodied sharpshooter had another impressive showing on day two of Phenom’s National Showcase, leading the team in scoring while absolutely putting on a show from beyond the arc. He showed grittiness on defense and was arguably their most reliable all-around threat on offense. Farthing is very smart and moves exceptionally well without the ball in his...

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Open Gym Tour: Northside Christian

Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to cover Northside Christian open gym. Coach Erasto Hatchett is in his third year at Northside Christian. After a 17-12 record last season, coach Hatchell has a lot to be excited about. He has a combination of youth, length, athleticism and enthusiasm. When he took over the program, there was very little left in the cupboard with...

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North Carolina’s 2022 Class is Next in Line

Every year we say the rising 9th grade class in North Carolina is an all-timer of a class. Every year however, the talent never seems to disappoint. The 2022 class will be no different, already, there are players in this class tracking high, on the national level. Just recently USA basketball sent out invitations to the USA Junior National Mini Camp set to take play October 4-7 in Colorado...

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Jalen Hood-Schifino “Poised and mature beyond his years”

Back in February, we wrote the following article on 6’4 2022 Jalen Hood-Schifino “A Class Act.” Only an eight grader at the time, we were quite impressed with his size, athleticism, skillset and more importantly his poise and maturity. This past summer, we got to watch Jalen play on the Team Charlotte 17U team coached by Jeff McInnis. Naturally, he didn’t get a “ton...

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The Carolinas’ Top Rising Freshmen Shine at CP3 Rising Stars Camp

Over two hundred of the top eighth graders were on display in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. There were many intriguing subplots throughout the event, including the basis of this article, which will highlight five prospects from the Carolinas that made the Top 24 All-American contest. Perry Smith Jr. was the lone Palmetto-state representative...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 Standouts — The Young Guns to Watch For (2021 & Below)

6’5” 2021 Jadun Michael Burlington School (Burlington, NC) Michael is a two way stud, who is able to both defend the point of attack and create plays. He has a great frame and is very strong. Burlington School does a great job of setting him up all over the floor to utilize mismatches and give different looks. Michael picked up a Hofstra offer here, his first off, expect many more to come his...

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Expect Team Charlotte 2022 Prospect To Be a Top 30 Recruit Moving Forward

When you’re watching basketball, no matter the age, the elite players stand out almost immediately. We have been familiar with Jalen Hood-Schifino as he has previously attended numerous camps and events of ours. At Phenom’s Queen City Middle School Showcase this past weekend, you noticed Hood-Schifino as a stand out quickly. Already standing 6’3” and in most games, Hood-Schifino walks on the...

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