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#PhenomOpenGymTour: Bishop McGuinness

The latest stop on the Phenom Hoops Open Gym Tour was at Defending NCHSAA 1A Champions Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville, North Carolina. This group lost some key pieces from last years team including guys like Cam Caroway and Mac McAlhany, Gus O’Hale, and Ty Cressman. They bring back some key pieces from last years team including a couple of new pieces that make the...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: George Marshall   #9: 5’8 ’24 Braylon King (Wake Forest-Rolesville) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty nice two-way foundation during camp, Braylon King. He’s a young, wiry point guard prospect that displayed the ability to operate in a variety of different offensive roles. King handled the ball well and proved to be an excellent passer with the...

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#PhenomAllAmerican: Miles Magical Five (Stockrisers)

#94 6’4 2020 Jayden Beloti: Apex Friendship High School Beloti is a guy that often slips under the radar due to the quiet nature in which he operates.  He’s a long, versatile wing that can defend multiple positions on the defensive end and is wired to score on the offensive.  His ability to attack off the bounce from the wing is his greatest asset, using his refined footwork and...

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Phenom Team Camp Day 1 Standouts

6’11 2022 Patrick Wessler (Butler High School) Already listed at 6’11, Wessler has the potential to be a true 7-footer by the time he’s finished with his high school career. His height and length as a rising sophomore are eye-opening, but his offensive polish combined with his size makes him a special prospect. Wessler can consistently hit post hooks with either hand, using his footwork and...

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PHR Team Camp: Day One Standouts (Early Set)

6’11 2022 Patrick Wessler: Butler High School (NC) The breakout performer of the weekend, Wessler is one of the most intriguing 2022 prospects the HoopState has to offer outside of the three obvious national guys with his physical gifts, excellent touch, and overall room to grow.  He possesses a nice blend of skill, size, brute, and high basketball IQ at a really young age and that’s why he...

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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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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 11

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 11   Team 11 Coach: Darion Holloway   #12:5’9 ’21 Isaiah Black (Durham, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that provided his team with an excellent attitude throughout camp, Isaiah Black. He’s a point guard prospect that is still expanding his skillset on both ends of the floor. Offensively, Black typically looks to shoot...

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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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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Northwest Guilford

Over the last six or seven years, few Greensboro-based public school programs have enjoyed more on-court success than Northwest Guilford. Folks from around the area know that the Summerfield-Oak Ridge-Stokesdale trinity isn’t typically considered as a hotbed for basketball talent. That being said, Coach Lee Reavis has done an impeccable job of developing players and implementing a well-oiled...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Coach Thread’s Standouts

No. 18 5’10 2020 Adrian Suffren (Charlotte, NC) Suffren is a tough guard that handles the ball really well. He was a blur on the court today getting out in transition and finish really well at the rim. He is also really good on the defensive end. Moving his feet and stay in front of his opponent. Has great hands and gets a lot of deflections playing in the passing lanes.   No. 21:...

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Midday Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#25-Malcolm Knight- Tough, scrappy two-way guard that takes legitimate pride in his defensive presence. He has great quickness, which seamlessly translates to both sides of the ball and allows him to touch the paint with frequency.   #87-Jake Miller- High-motor guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first approach to every single possession. His top priorities are making the smart play,...

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#PhenomDavidRose Day One Mid-Day Standout’s: Ben L Smith Court One

Well well well… another David Rose Memorial Day Classic, another viral moment.  Since the last article I wrote that Treyvon Byrd play has amassed nearly 100K views on various social media platforms and this event continues to live up to the hype when it comes to jaw dropping moment in a fantastic annual tradition. ICYMI:<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”...

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — the 2021 Standouts

North Carolina is known as the hoop state, that is because every year there are numerous high-level players who continuous come home grown from the state. Every year, there is no platform better than the North Carolina Top 80 to showcase the top talent the hoop state has to offer. The new crop of freshman is just as good as any. Many of them made their names on putting up big numbers on varsity...

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