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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Travion McCray

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance 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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Hoop State Unsigned Seniors: Stock on the Rise

Hoop State Unsigned Seniors: Stock on the Rise   The state of North Carolina has a wealth of talent. The 2019 class is extremely deep. 38 prospects have already committed or signed with D1 schools while eight have committed or signed with D2 schools. Like every year, there is a tremendous amount of unsigned seniors going into new calendar year and this year is no exception. The month of...

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Evening Standouts at Phenom’s Porter Gaud Holiday Classic

Village Christian: 6’1 ’19 Travion McCray It should come as no surprise by now, but McCray is an absolute dog that makes winning plays on both ends of the floor. He’s strong, tough, and does a great job of creating scoring chances for his teammates. McCray is able to get by most opponents and finish strong around the basket, but can also knock down perimeter jumpers whenever necessary. His...

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Porter Gaud Holiday Classic Friday Afternoon Standouts

There’s nothing like spending time in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina and to make it even more enjoyable than to cover the Porter Gaud Holiday Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. Fort Dorchester (SC), Trinity Byrnes (SC), United Faith (NC), Greenville Charter (SC), Legacy Charter (SC), Village Christian (NC) Goose Creek (SC), Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach (SC), Porter...

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Why Everyone in the Low Country Needs to Attend Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic

After taking two years off, Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic is back in full force. This year they guys at Porter Gaud teamed up with Phenom Hoop Report and will be bringing a star studded event for everyone in the Low Country to enjoy. The last time Porter Gaud’s Holiday Classic took place, players such as Zion Williamson, Josiah James, Trey McGowens, Aaron Nesmith and others took the...

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Six Unsigned Senior Point Guards in North Carolina Coaches HAVE to See

6’2” Travian McCray Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) Offers: USC-Upstate, Campbell, Radford, Stetson, SC State Toughness is the key here, explosion and toughness in every sense of the word. He is a winner who makes everyone around him elevate their game. McCray is a strong and sturdy lead guard who makes shots and takes care of the ball. Sure he is a volume guard, but his wins games and...

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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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Must Watch Storylines for Hoops and Dreams Showcase (Part 1)

The first annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase was one of the most live events Eastern North Carolina saw last year. This year will have a deeper field. It will have incredible talent and the match ups are off the charts. With 3 teams ranked among the nation’s top programs, 9 players ranked among the nation’s Top 100 prospects and 11 players who have signed to play college basketball …...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Day Two, Early Day Standouts (Dillard Gymnasium)

6’2 2019 Travion McCray: Village Christian Academy McCray is an absolute junkyard dawg that always plays with a high level of energy, toughness, and just general tenacity.  He shoots the ball well from distance and always has his head up looking where to move the ball as a true floor general.  He simply gets after it on the defensive end, taking pride in locking up whomever he matches up...

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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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Player Standouts at Phenom High School Jamboree Session 2 (Morning Session)

Mount Tabor 6’6 ’20 Jakob Moore The big man plays a vital role to this team, given his status as their main interior presence on both sides of the ball. He’s big, strong, and understands how to properly utilize his body to clear out space around the basket for finishes and rebounds. Moore is a team-first guy and it’s evident in his blue-collar role for Mount Tabor. The lefty also showed the...

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Phenom’s Summer Grind Storylines We’re Watching

July is almost here, and the Live Period is right around the corner. Travel ball programs have been idol over the last month as many players have been traveling around to team camps with their high schools. Now they are back, trying to shake the rust off. We will host a sold-out field of teams with some top prospects in tow. This Saturday, June 30 at Proehlific Park in Greensboro, NC will be the...

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Jamie’s NCISAA All State First Team and Player of the Year

The NCISAA tournament is one of the most talked about state tournaments across the region. Without fail there are 2-4 nationally ranked teams who are battling for state titles throughout the three classifications. Also, without fail, there are numerous highly ranked national level kids participating. By the time it gets down to the Final Fours of each classification, every team has “a dude” and...

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