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From the Scouts Eyes — Brady O’Connell Commits to Old Dominion

Brady O’Connell is a 6’7″ wing out of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He played his summer travel ball with Team Felton on the UAA Circuit. At the time of his commitment to ODU, O’Connell also entertained offers from the likes of Elon, Samford, Western Carolina and Mercer. Last season, O’Connell averaged 9.3 points per game for the 18 win Ravenscroft...

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From the Scout’s Eyes — Jadyn Parker Commits to North Florida

On Friday, 6'8" 2020 Jadyn Parker of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, North Carolina committed to the University of North Florida.

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Antonio Lowe   #13: 6’0 ’20 Arrington Jones (Atkins) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to run a successful team on both ends of the floor, Arrington Jones. He’s a quick, smart point guard prospect that offers a strong balance between scoring and playmaking. Jones is vocal and does a great job of setting his teammates up on offense, always getting the...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11 Coach: Obe Gray   #12:5’11 ’20 Treyden Williams (North Mecklenburg) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcases a lot of toughness to pair with his extremely well-rounded skillset, Treyden Williams. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring, playmaking, and defense. Williams doesn’t possess true size, but has the necessary...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 10

Team 10 Coach: David Noel   #10: 5’11 ’22 Jacob Newman (Myers Park) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks likely to continue trending upward over the next few years, Jacob Newman. He’s a quick, sturdy point guard prospect that plays with a high motor and lots of intensity. Newman is an absolute pest on defense and knows how to mirror his on-ball assignment quite well. He plays...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 9

Team 9 Coach: Dre Simmons   #9: 5’11 ’21 Gavin Gillikin (West Carteret) Starting things off, we look at a player that stood out as the hardest worker on this team, Gavin Gillikin. He’s a well-rounded point guard prospect that displayed the ability to operate with or without the ball and find quality success. Gillikin plays with a high motor and did an excellent job of creating havoc on the...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Derrick Partee   #8:5’11 ’21 Cedric Patterson (Gaston Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a fairly intriguing skillset throughout his time at camp, Cedric Patterson. He’s a wiry, quick guard prospect that can play either backcourt position due to his blend of ball-handling and perimeter shooting. Patterson is able to make plays for himself and...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Joe Badgett   #7:5’11 ’21 Carlos Raven (Wayne Country Day) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased an excellent motor and team-first approach throughout camp, Carlos Raven. He’s a wiry point guard prospect with IQ, quickness, and a pretty useful two-way skillset. Raven is a solid all-around scorer, but is typically the most efficient when attacking the midrange...

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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 6

Team 6 Coach: Will Roberson   #6: 5’11 ’22 Cameron Oates (Trinity Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that already looks quite comfortable at running a high-level offense, Cameron Oates. He’s a very quick point guard prospect with quality instincts and the ability to effortlessly set up his teammates. Oates scores the ball pretty well from all levels, but typically looks to...

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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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Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach Morris   #4:5’10 ’20 Stephen Minor (Winston-Salem Prep) Starting things off, we look at a player that looks increasingly likely to have a big-time senior campaign, Stephen Minor. He’s a slightly undersized point guard prospect with a nice blend of IQ, skill, and athleticism. Minor is pretty strong for his size and shows no issue getting by opponents, which allows him to enter...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Che Roth   #3:5’10 ’20 Camian Shell (Parkland) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-defined skillset at camp, Camian Shell. He’s a strong, quick point guard prospect that knows how to effectively run a team on both sides of the ball. Shell has a formidable jumper, but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, especially on...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: J.D. Johnson   #2:5’8 ’21 Kadyn Dawkins (Eastern Guilford) Starting things off, we look at a player that displayed a lot of poise and two-way polish during his time at camp, Kadyn Dawkins. He’s a young, slightly undersized point guard prospect that offers an excellent balance between scoring and playmaking. Dawkins plays with a high IQ and unselfish mentality, which allows him...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Ryan Bernardi   #1:5’8 ’22 Jordan Marsh (Hickory Ridge) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a strong array of two-way tools, especially for his age, Jordan Marsh. He’s an undersized point guard prospect that plays with great intelligence and looks to make the right play. Marsh is very quick with the ball in his hands and can beat his man off the dribble...

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2020 6’7 Brady O’Connell looking to capitalize on impressive first year in North Carolina

Brady O’Connell is a junior prospect that may have slid under the radar as of late, as the 6’7 junior finished up his season at Ravenscroft averaging 9.3 points per game.  He is also the younger brother of Duke’s Alex O’Connell, as others may have known. But now, it may be time for people to start recognizing the intrigue and skill set Brady has to offer.  He showcased that recently at the NC...

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Ricky Council IV & Josh Banks WANTED ALL THE SMOKE at #NCTop80

The North Carolina Top 80 brings together the very best talent the Hoop State has to offer, puts them under one roof and lets them compete with and against one another. A pair of 6’5″ junior wings, Ricky Council IV and Josh Banks teamed up to give hell to the entire camp, and then some. Both players play high above the rim, but they are also shot creators. Right now, you are seeing...

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NC Top 80 Hot Takes

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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NC Top 80 2021 Breakouts: Names to jump on TODAY

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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Josh Hall Takes Home MVP at 2019 #NCTop80! Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from 6’8″ Josh Hall from last weekend’s NC Top 80 held by Phenom Hoop Report. Hall has recently blown up on the recruiting scene this season as he decided to reclass to 2020. Since that move, Hall has seen offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Louisville, Wichita State, among...

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Jalen McDonald: From Local Prospect to VIRAL SENSATION!!! #NCTop80 Highlights + Interview

Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald, a 6’5″ sophomore wing from Knightdale High School. McDonald made national headlines in the last few weeks when he decided to throw down a 360 windmill dunk on a defender. The dunk went viral all over social media and was picked up by every highlight outlet around… McDonald spent Saturday visiting Chapel Hill for the UNC/Duke game and...

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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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2020 BEAST Nick Farrar BREAKS OUT at #NCTop80! Raw Highlights + 1on1 Interview!

Over the last month there may not be a “hotter name” in the Hoop State than Nick Farrar. The 6’7″ junior took a dominating approach to the last half of the high school season and the new started to TAKE OFF! The lefty currently at Apex Friendship High School just plays with the aggressive mean streak of a bull in a china shop! He is above the rim and his motor is...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 2: NC Top 80

The prestigious NC Top 80 has hosted the top talent in all of the Hoop State the last several years, this years edition didn’t disappoint. Greensboro, North Carolina- Phenom Hoops NC Top 80 camp is unique in it’s own right, due mostly in part to the amass of talent assembled together under one roof for competition. This camp provides coaches, media and, spectators alike an...

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NC Top 80 2021 Top 25 Scorers

As usual, the 6th Annual NC Top 80 was loaded with talent. As a matter of fact, it may have been one of the best in terms of quality and depth from top to bottom. While there are many factors that go into making a player complete, scoring is only one aspect. That being said, we wanted to share the top 25 scorers in the 2021 class  from camp. What’s even more impressive is the overall balance...

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NC Top 80 2020 Top 50 Scorers

As usual, the 6th Annual NC Top 80 was loaded with talent. As a matter of fact, it may have been one of the best in terms of quality and depth from top to bottom. While there are many factors that go into making a player complete, scoring is only one aspect. That being said, we wanted to share the top 50  scorers in the 2020 class  from camp. What’s even more impressive is the overall balance...

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