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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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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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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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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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Jamie’s List of Five — Phenom’s National High School Showcase Day 2

6’10” 2020 Moussa Diabate DME Academy (Dayton Beach, FL) Diabate has all the tools you look for in a long term prospect. His frame is off the charts and he has a natural fluidity and athleticism in his cadence. Already, Diabate is a high level defender with the ability to block shots, rebound and switch on the perimeter. He has some Jaren Jackson, Jr. in him on that side of the floor....

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Coach Rick’s Observations from the Phenom National Showcase

It was another successful Phenom National Showcase held November 16-17 at Greensboro Day School. For the two day event, we had a total of 31 teams and 22 games played. That’s a lot of basketball and a tremendous amount of talent displayed. Now, let’s take a look at some of the top performances and observations.   BETTER THAN ADVERTISED: 6’7 2019 Greg Gantt (Trinity...

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Phenom National Showcase Game MVP Dillard Gymnasium Day 1

Awards of Excellence Game MVP Awards   6’1 2020 Creighton Lebo (Greenfield School) The transition to Greenfield has been an easy one for the son of former UNC great Jeff Lebo. Creighton is a cerebral, high IQ and fundamentally sound scoring point guard. In the opening game the Phenom National Showcase, Creighton was dialed in and clicking on all aspects of his game. He enjoyed a game...

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#PhenomNationalShowcase: Early Slate Standouts

6’2 2020 Creighton Lebo: Greenfield School (Game MVP) Lebo was excellent in the opening game of the Phenom National Showcase, exhibiting a high basketball IQ and maintaining a high level of productivity that he’s sustained over his High School and AAU Career.  He’s an excellent shooter, doing it off the catch and dribble, while also doing a great job running his team.   He...

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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...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Josh Thompson   #3:5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to provide his team with great energy, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young point guard prospect that works extremely hard on the court and will do whatever necessary to give his team an edge. Smith shot the ball...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Kevin’s Midday Standouts

Midday Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp #41 5’11 2019 Kameron Ross- Mallard Creek High School (Charlotte NC) Quick guard who pushed the ball up the court before defense could set and made a living in the midrange area. Really got after it on the defensive end of the court which led to steals and assists.     #64 6’0 2020 Landon Sutton – High Point Christian (High Point NC) Shot the...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#5-Kadyn Dawkins- Really intelligent point guard prospect that created a ton of scoring opportunities in this contest. He consistently took defenders off the dribble, touched the paint, and displayed terrific vision as a playmaker while applying solid pressure as a scorer.   #21-Smoke Hodges- High IQ floor general with natural playmaking skills and solid scoring ability. He has an...

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#PhenomChampionShowcase 3 Stars Showed Out in the Mid-Day Slate of Games

Today has been an absolute show due to all of the talent in the gym.  A lot of top teams from around the region came to compete today for a little live period tune-up, getting themselves ready before all of the coaches flock to check them out.  Here are some of the standout’s from the mid-day slate of games. 6’10 2019 Kadin Shedrick: Garner Road/Holly Springs High School Shedrick has...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam — Top 10 Performers

What an event it was. There was so much talent in the gym, with a sold out event of some of the top teams from around the region. We had two defending NCHSAA state champions with Independence (4A) and Forest Hills (2A) competing (neither seemed to have lost a beat). It was a great collection of prospects and teams and it was awesome to have 15-20 college coaches in the gym, throughout the day....

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Phenom’s 3G Showcase Event Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Player

Phenom’s 3G Showcase had a great turnout, both on the floor and in the stands. Every court, throughout the event had stands that seemed 75% full or more. Theses fans stayed because of the production on the floor. Even though not many carried offers, they are players who set themselves up to have huge July periods. There were national level recruits all the way to D3 and NAIA guys. However, the...

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Phenom’s 3G Showcase — All Tournament 2nd Team

6’4” 2019 Joseph Cherry-Blue Team Premier 17s Cherry-Blue consistently put out huge performances throughout the event, including an event high 37 in his final game of the event. Cherry-Blue is a long armed, wide shouldered guard who easily found the bucket, in every game. He played very hard and he showed the ability to defend as well as the toughness to rebound. Watch closely here, he has the...

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