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Five Noteworthy Wing Prospects in North Carolina’s Class of 2020

With the travel season in full swing, it’s an excellent time to look at some of the guys that have stood out over the last month or two. These are not rankings, nor do they resemble rankings in any way. We will have multiple installments coming out for this specific subject over the coming days. Now, let’s take a closer look…   6’8 Josh Hall (Moravian Prep/Team Loaded) It should be no...

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Josh Level Classic Preview: Team Shavers

Over six years ago, Josh Level tragically passed away on the basketball court when his heart stopped from a viral infection. Since then, the folks within the Josh Level Classic and SmileForJosh Foundation have done a valiant job to keep his memory alive while raising money for a truly great cause. This game seems to grow tremendously each year and is now arguably set to have the most talented...

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Early Standouts at Phenom Stay Positive

Charlotte Royals 6’0 ’21 Christian Rudisell- The strong-bodied guard was easily among the most productive performers for this Royals squad. He set the tone offensively and displayed constant toughness on both sides of the ball. Rudisell handled the ball well while offering a quality balance between scoring and playmaking. He also dialed in on defense and proved to be an above-average rebounder....

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Jaden Seymour, AJ Smith, & Tristan Maxwell READY TO RUN CHARLOTTE! Team CLT 17U Raw Highlights!!!

Check out highlights from Team CLT 17U, who RELOADED in a MAJOR way! They're led by Jaden Seymour, AJ Smith, & Tristan Maxwell this season on the Under Armour Association. These highlights are from the Phenom Opening AAU tournament. They'll be competing this weekend at the Phenom Stay Positive.

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Phenom’s Stay Positive — What We’re Looking For (Part 1)

The schedule is out and the stage is set. There are 70+ teams coming to Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend to participate in the 2nd Annual Stay Positive Classic. Stay Positive is an organization that helps with the Give God Glory foundation, started by two-time brain cancer survivor Eric Day. It is great when the community comes together to buy in for a great cause, Cancer Research is a...

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Jayden Seymour & Tristan Maxwell LEAD A RELOADED Team CLT at Phenom Opening!!! Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from Jayden Seymour and Tristan Maxwell from Team CLT. Both made the jump over after spending time on different circuits last season and are looking to gel before the start of the live period. Here are some of their highlights from this weekend's Phenom Opening event.

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Kelly   #5:5’10 ’20 Steven Riley Jr. (Ravenscroft) Starting things off, we look at a player that did an excellent job of running the team and operating within his role, Steven Riley Jr. He’s a long, wiry point guard prospect with IQ and a well-rounded skillset. Riley understands how to get his teammates involved and take advantage of easy scoring opportunities without forcing...

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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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NC State and Va Tech Offer Prospect Ranked Outside of Top 200 … **News Flash** National Rankings are Flawed and This Player Shows Why

After this past weekend’s Battle at the Rock, Jaden Seymour further showed that he has star potential. In fact he carries so much star potential Director of Player Analysis for Phenom Hoops Jeff Bendel wrote, “Personally, I think he’s minimally vaulted himself into top-75 status, based on the other prospects nationally ranked within this range.” This should come as no...

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High School Hot Takes — Week of December 3

Each Monday we hold a round table where we give our guys are given the platform to give their “High School Hot Takes”. **The Week of December 3 Jeff Bendel: Jaden Seymour is Ranked Too Low Nationally It seems somewhat peculiar that the 6-foot-8 athletic forward just recently cracked the top 150 on Rivals.com and still remains at #229 on 247sports.com, seeing as he’s blossomed from a high-major...

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Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 2

Coach Rick’s Fab 5: Battle at the Rock Day 2 The action on Friday at the inaugural Battle at the Rock was outstanding. Be sure to check out the standouts from day 1 http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/12/01/coach-ricks-fab-5-battle-at-the-rock-day-1/ Also, be sure to check out Coach Rick’s Battle at the Rock Stock...

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Player Standouts at Battle at the Rock (Day Two, Part Two)

Northside Christian: 6’8 ’20 Jaden Seymour The high-level forward prospect was clearly the most impactful performer on either team during this contest. He continued to show the development of his skillset and maturation of his overall approach to the game, scoring efficiently, owning the glass, and making numerous plays on defense. Seymour does a nice job of attacking the basket without forcing...

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase Part 2

Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase Part 2 Part 1:  http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/11/18/coach-ricks-observations-from-the-phenom-national-showcase/   CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK: 6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo (Greenfield School) Creighton’s father Jeff Lebo was an McDonald All-American and a four year starter for the University of North Carolina. Like...

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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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Coach Rick “North Carolina 2020 Dream Team” Part 2

We at Phenom Hoop Report released our updated August rankings of the North Carolina 2020 class. http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2020-north-carolina-rankings/ and earlier we published our North Carolina Dream Team which consisted of the top five players in the class. http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/08/17/coach-rick-north-carolina-2020-dream-team/ The North Carolina 2020 is so deep...

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Elite North Carolina 2020’s Gaining Traction

6’5” Jaden Springer (Rocky River/B. Maze Elite) It would be nearly impossible to form a list of the most buzz-worthy players without highlighting 6-foot-5 Jaden Springer. The Charlotte native has been the clear-cut top 2020 prospect in the state since his freshman year and has drawn the attention of all high-level programs across the country. Few players have the natural scoring ability of...

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The Region’s Inevitable July D1 Blow Ups — Part 1

April is over and some blow ups happened, for sure, but there are still some that are left on the table. Anytime you get a large grouping of coaches together, like at all Phenom Hoops’ Live Period events, someone is bound to rise to the occasion and force their name onto school’s recruiting lists. Look for these names to do just that come July in Part 1 of Inevitable July Blow Ups. 6’6” 2019...

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — Players Firmly Plant Themselves on the High Major & Top 100 Radars

The North Carolina Top 80 is a major platform for kids throughout the state of North Carolina. The best of the best come to stake their claim among the top prospects in the country. However, it also has allows many players, who are not nationally ranked, to boost their stock in front of national media and college coaches alike. Here is a look at some of the guys who used this national platform...

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