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Calvary Looks to Survive and Advance

Tuesday night Calvary Day opened up post season play against a very scrappy Cary Christian group. Winston Salem, North Carolina- The Cougars used a nice fourth quarter run due to some amped up defensive efforts and hot shooting, to pull away firmly in this contest. Calvary has a veteran core and this group as a whole played one of the toughest slates in the entire state, the team has pretty much...

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2020 6’5 Dji Bailey (Greenfield) discusses Wake Forest offer and recruitment

Greenfield high school is slowly starting to become a hot spot in the state of North Carolina.  Before, it was the duo of Coby White and Elijah McCadden that highlighted one of the top programs in the state of North Carolina last year.  Now, head coach Rob Salter and the Knights have found their next rising star, which has helped them secure a 29-4 overall record.  2020 6’5 Dji Bailey has been...

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Virginia bound Kadin Shedrick and Kaleb Scott are UNSTOPPABLE!! Highlights of Senior Night BLOWOUT!

Bigs come at a premium, especially versatile ones who are able to to multiple things on both ends of the floor. Well Holly Springs High School has two of them. One is late blooming, but quickly rising Kadin Shedrick. The 6’11” Virginia signee who has a 7’4″ wing span. The other is 6’6″ junior Kaleb Scott, who carries a 7′ wing span. Yes, both players are...

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SUPER SOPH Breon Pass Does Everything! Reidsville RAW Highlights in Win

Breon Pass won a state championship this year in football. However the sophomore also carries basketball offers from the likes of NC State and East Carolina. The kid is a winner. Pass’ feel for the game is natural, which makes sense as his father (also his coach) played basketball collegiality and then earned a pay check playing basketball. Without question, Pass is tracking at a high...

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Live With Brandon Blakney EP. 1

On the latest release of the remastered podcast Live With Brandon Blakney, Brandon discussed an array of topics happening throughout the hoops world. Is Southwest Guilford the best in 3A? The Piedmont Triad 3A conference has been FULL of talent since its formation several years ago, this season is no different as Southwest Guilford looks like the best public school in the state. They’re blowing...

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2020 6’8 Nick Farrar: The Ultimate Stretch 4

Nick Farrar (6’8, 2020 prospect) is not a name many people are talking about. Well at least the casual fans aren’t. College coaches, well that is a different story. While Nick doesn’t have any offers yet, coaches are asking. Rightfully so, there is s much to like in Farrar’s game.  The lefty has ball skills, toughness and is very bouncy. With junior teammates Jayden...

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2020 6’10 Jaylon Gibson could be adding more high-major offers to his list

Gibson has the size, the length, and unique skillset that college coaches simply won't be able to pass up.  He made the move to Grace Christian this past year and has been a dominant force in the paint, as well as his ability to run the floor, display his handles, and of course, be a bruising force down low in the paint.

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ACC, SEC schools recruiting Greensboro Day’s 5-star guard Cam Hayes

Cam Hayes has been a young rising star in the state of North Carolina, as he has recently been named a 5-star prospect by Rivals.com. But it is no surprise that this young man is rising up the rankings with his ability and skill set at such a young age.

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GDS hands HPCA first home loss 70-59

Greensboro Day claimed an impressive road win in front of a rowdy rival crowd. High Point, North Carolina- Last night Greensboro Day went on the road in a hostile environment, at conference rival High Point Christian and came away with a crucial win. It was back and forth for four quarters, each squad exchanging blows, Greensboro Day was pushed but never gave up the lead. Standouts –...

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North Carolina’s Best Three-Sport Athlete?

In North Carolina, we have some of the best, most revered athletes in the history of sports and that trend hasn’t even remotely seemed to slow down. Sure, everyone knows about guys like Michael Jordan, David Thompson, and John Lucas, but it can be easy to forget that Julius Peppers, Mario Williams, and Torry Holt are also from North Carolina. Even branching out, we see nearly a dozen baseball...

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Wake Forest makes statement in Non Conference finale

Wake Forest closed out non conference play in style vs the Cornell Big Red last night, the Deacs have been up and down this season but the new year may bring new fortunes.   Winston Salem, North Carolina- Wake played a complete team game on both ends, tie dye nation came out with a noticeable sense of urgency. There was a lot of hype around this freshmen class, and the versatility Wake could...

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Brandon Lee’s Frank Spencer Storylines PT 2

Day two was full of some surprises Parkland came out and made a statement last night, they wanted all the smoke with the higher seeded Phoenix.   Winston Salem, North Carolina- Both these programs and their staffs are very familiar with one other, the intensity level truly had the feel of a rivalry game. Two teams in very different positions, Parkland (4-3),  young and hungry, they were looking...

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Brandon Lee’s Frank Spencer Classic Story lines

Well Christmas is officially over and we need something to carry us into the new year, what better way than to dive in to some Frank Spencer Winter Classic story lines! Winston Salem, North Carolina- The Frank Spencer is one of the most prestigious high school holiday hoops tournaments in the entire state, over the years we’ve witnessed McDonald’s All Americans, College All...

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Live with Brandon Blakney ft Josh Nickleberry

Fayetteville, North Carolina- On the latest segment of Live With Brandon Blakney Extra, Northwood Temple senior, and Louisville signee Josh Nickleberry joined the podcast. Nickleberry is one of the hottest names in prep hoops at the moment, he’s got a chance to break 3,000 career points this season. Phenom Hoops Analyst Jamie Shaw described Nickleberry as “ the best scorer in North Carolina...

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Dunk Mountain not afraid to Flex on the big boys

With their latest recruitment class Dunk Mountain have made it absolutely clear they aren’t afraid to recruit against bigger schools at the division one level, and with their recent track record why would they? Banner Elk, North Carolina- Tucked away in the Mountains of a modest town in North Carolina, Banner Elk boasts one of the top division two hoops programs in the state and they love their...

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Diving in with: James Wilkins III

In his first season at Calvary Day School 6’1 2022 James Wilkins III has been focused on carving out a role to help this talented and experienced back court flourish this season, he has come in early and provided a spark off the bench. Lewisville, North Carolina- Wilkins has more varsity experience than your average frosh, last season he was a starter as an eighth grader averaging 20 points,...

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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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Hyper-Athletic Forward Calls it for UNCG

This afternoon, Wes Miller and staff received a major commitment from Kinston-native Dericko Williams, marking their fourth significant pledge over the last two months. Williams now joins the class of Shamar Wright and Team CP3 cohorts, Keyshuan and Kobe Langley, which should ultimately become a lethal collection of talent. Currently, the forward is at Winston-Salem Prep and should be able to...

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NC talent fuels Houston Baptist to statement win over ACC opponent

Houston Baptist got a statement 93-91 win over the weekend but it felt like a homecoming to five players on the Huskies roster. The Huskies took down Acc school Wake Forest at the Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum on Black Friday, this was a game where HBU found themselves heavy underdogs. HBU was down 14 points with nine minutes left in regulation before utilizing a late run and stall worth...

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SW Guilford impresses vs Hosts RJ Reynolds in Bobby Martin Classic

Southwest Guilford put on an impressive offensive display at the Bobby Martin Classic in front of a packed gym at RJ Reynolds in a 85-69 victory over the hosts. Winston Salem, North Carolina- Keyshaun, (23 pts) and Kobe Langley (12 pts), really stole the show. The hosts RJ Reynolds battled hard but two things stood out above all in this contest, ball movement and defensive pressure, something...

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Atkins has strong outing in Bobby Martin Classic

Atkins put on a dominant performance over the weekend in the Bobby Martin Classic against Lee County HS. It was a total team effort in the 80-41 triumph for the Camels they set the tone with exceptional guard play and superb ball movement. Winston Salem, North Carolina- Atkins (1-1,0-0), came into the game looking to bounce back from a sluggish performance in their season opening loss vs Reagan...

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Diving in With: Paul Hudson Baller and future Prosthetist

Paul Hudson is a senior leader on the Charlotte Christian Basketball team, he has taken that talent to earn a free Ivy League education at Dartmouth and the opportunity to pursue his dream as a Prosthetist. Charlotte, North Carolina- The ball stops bouncing for everyone at some point and one has to have a plan or passion to pursue when that chapter comes. Hudson is a man with a plan for the next...

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Diving In With: Elias King

Elias King recently put on a show at the Phenom National Showcase and proved why he was one of the most sought after recruits in the Southeast. King will be taking his talents to Starkville Mississippi, to join the Mississippi State Bulldogs, a team currently ranked 15th in the nation according to ESPN, that features several upperclassmen.   Suwannee, Georgia- King is the type of high level...

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Diving in With: DJ Nix and Cannon

As a freshman in high school it is challenging to make any varsity team, but to start and excel in that sport early on is an entire different thing. That is exactly what DJ Nix is doing with Cannon School (NC), out of Concord. Concord, North Carolina- Nix isn’t built like a typical freshman and he certainly doesn’t play like one. Nix has a grown man game down low, he’s athletic and physical on...

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Brandon Lee’s Standouts: Day 1 Phenom National Showcase

Day one of the annual Phenom National Showcase didn’t disappoint, we had both gyms rocking at Greensboro Day School well into Friday Night, there was competitive basketball, live student sections, and of course more storylines! Greensboro, North Carolina-  A total of 18 teams from six different states gathered on opening night to battle it out, a handful of players did themselves serious...

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Five under the radar to Watch: Phenom National Showcase

The National Showcase has been headlined by some of the top players to come through the prep ranks in recent years, but there have also been sleepers to break onto the scene and really make a name for themselves.   Greensboro, North Carolina-  The Phenom National Showcase is upon us once again and this year may be bigger than ever, hoops media giant Slam Magazine is partnering up this year for...

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Diving in with: Dean Reiber

Dean Reiber has been praised for his upside for years now, at 6’9 he does a lot of things well prospects that size can’t usually do. It seems Reiber is putting it all together, after a huge travel season and continued production throughout the preseason for Northwest Guilford, local university High Point is the latest in state school to offer.   Guilford County, North Carolina- Overall Reiber...

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Brandon Lee’s storylines to monitor: Phenom HS Jamboree

The second session of our high school jamboree was jam packed with buckets, competitive hoops, and enticing storylines all around! Everyone in attendance got a good preview of some of the top teams in the state, the big names came through and rocked out, and some sleepers caught the eyes of college coaches in the building. Greensboro, North Carolina- Northwest Guilford was the scene for an...

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Brandon Lee’s mid day Jamboree Standouts

High school hoops are officially back and we’re kicking things off with a bang this season with session one of  Phenom Hoops High school Jamboree. Forty teams from six different states gathered in Greensboro to start their seasons with high level hoops, the competition was stiff and the college coaches were watching. Greensboro, North Carolina- Dozens of college coaches flocked to the...

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