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North Carolina’s All-Time Leading Scorer

It took 14 years for someone to approach JamesOn Curry’s, seemingly unapproachable, scoring record. It was a record that was held (prior to Curry) since 1959 by Cotton Clayton and Curry broke that 45 year old record by 549 points. Now North Carolina’s All-Time Leading Scorer is Coby White. With the likes of Michael Jordan, Chris Paul, James Worthy, Antawn Jamison and many others having...

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Phenom’s Low Country Showcase Team Preview Capsules

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase Team Preview Capsules Anytime you are able to walk into a gym, spend the day, and see countless Division 1 players and some of the top teams across the region, that is a good day. January 6 at Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina will have just that as Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will feature 10 teams, from across the region, who are filled with...

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Phenom’s Low Country Showcase Team Preview Capsules

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase Team Preview Capsules Anytime you are able to walk into a gym, spend the day, and see countless Division 1 players and some of the top teams across the region, that is a good day. January 6 at Porter Gaud School in Charleston, South Carolina will have just that as Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will feature 10 teams, from across the region, who are filled with...

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Coach K’s Best in Show – Phenom’s Feast of Champions Day 1 Recap

Last weekend Phenom hoops assembled some of the best talent across the states of North Carolina and South Carolina for the Feast of Champions. Here are some of the highlights from some of the Marquee games. Game 1 on Friday featured South Brunswick vs Eastern Guilford. South Brunswick fell to Eastern Guilford. But Jace McKenney a 6-6 small forward class of 2019 stood out in the crowd. Jace has a...

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Event Recap — Brandon’s Takeaways from Phenom’s Feast of Champions

Brandon’s Takeaways:  Phenom’s Feast of Champions Our annual feast of Champions showcased pitted some of the top programs across the southeast against one another 24 hours removed from turkey and stuffing. Let’s examine some key points that stood out after two days of action packed rim rocking hoops! 1. Josiah James has as much upside as any point guard in the 2019 class At 6’7 James serves as...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Class of 2019 Standouts (Part 2)

Class of 2019 Standouts (Part 2) Phenom’s Feast of Champions This event was chock full of talent. Players committed to Division 1 programs, players ranked among the nation’s top 100 and players who were unsigned. What was surprising to us was how many very talented unsigned seniors there were, who did not have anything. They were guards, wings and bigs, guys who had physically ready frames and...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Class of 2019 Standouts (Part 1)

Class of 2019 Standouts Phenom’s Feast of Champions This event was chock full of talent. Players committed to Division 1 programs, players ranked among the nation’s top 100 and players who were unsigned. What was surprising to us was how many very talented unsigned seniors there were, who did not have anything. They were guards, wings and bigs, guys who had physically ready frames and high...

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Player to Know: 6’2″ 2019 Travion McCray of Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC)

  6’2” 2019 Travion McCray Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC) McCray has put up numbers at every stop along the way for numerous years at the varsity level. He has done so with sheer toughness and athleticism, but mainly it has been the chip on his shoulder that he plays with. McCray is a tough on the ball defender, he picks up his man full court and uses quick feet and his athleticism to...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Unsigned Senior Standouts (Part 2)

Unsigned Senior Standouts Phenom’s Feast of Champions This event was chock full of talent. Players committed to Division 1 programs, players ranked among the nation’s top 100 and players who were unsigned. What was surprising to us was how many very talented unsigned seniors there were, who did not have anything. They were guards, wings and bigs, guys who had physically ready frames and high...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions Recap — Unsigned Senior Standouts (Part 1)

Unsigned Senior Standouts (Part 1) Phenom’s Feast of Champions This event was chock full of talent. Players committed to Division 1 programs, players ranked among the nation’s top 100 and players who were unsigned. What was surprising to us was how many very talented unsigned seniors there were, who did not have anything. They were guards, wings and bigs, guys who had physically ready frames and...

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Today’s Five to Know: Phenom’s Feast of Champions–Day One

Today’s 5 to Know Phenom’s Feast of Champions Day 1 What a great day of basketball. Some great games, some absolute incredible crowds and some big time players making big time plays. While the biggest performer of the day would actually be the crowd and fans as they just created an unbelievable atmosphere. Even in an event full of games with multiple big time players on the floor, there were a...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom’s Feast of Champions (Day One)

South Brunswick 6’6” Jace McKinney (2019) We saw McKinney featured as the focal point for South Brunswick’s offense, and he more than held his own against a strong Eastern Guilford program. He showed phenomenal toughness, frequently taking a beating inside and fighting through all contact. McKinney is a proven athlete, however, the uptick in his perimeter skills is quite refreshing and he’s...

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From the Sidelines: Feast of Champions

Feast of Champions   From the Sidelines Opening day at the 2nd Annual Feast of Champions featured plenty of excitement, enthusiasm crowds and high-level play. Today, we will take a look at the standouts on Friday night. 6’4 ’18 Jaylen Alston (Eastern Guilford) Alston is simply a “do it all” guard. He brings constant energy and passion on each and every possession. The southpaw has a high...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — What We’re Looking For (Part 2: The Individual Breakouts)

  What We’re Looking For Phenom’s Feast of Champions Part 2: The Individual Breakouts Such a great field of talent is coming. The teams are some of the best in the region and the players will be playing in prime time games on television over the next few years. We are excited to be able to showcase Fayetteville, NC as the hot bed for talent that it is Here are some of the thing we’re...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — What We’re Looking For (Part 3: The National Stars)

What We’re Looking For Phenom’s Feast of Champions Part 3: The National Stars Such a great field of talent is coming. The teams are some of the best in the region and the players will be playing in prime time games on television over the next few years. We are excited to be able to showcase Fayetteville, NC as the hot bed for talent that it is Here are some of the thing we’re looking for… The...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — What We’re Looking For (Part 1: Team Matchups)

What We’re Looking For Phenom’s Feast of Champions Such a great field of talent is coming. The teams are some of the best in the region and the players will be playing in prime time games on television over the next few years. We are excited to be able to showcase Fayetteville, NC as the hot bed for talent that it is Here are some of the thing we’re looking for… Games Village Christian Vs....

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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Player’s You’ve Got to See — 6’7″ 2019 Imajae Dodd of Greene Central (Snow Hill, NC)

6’7” 2019 Imajae Dodd Greene Central (Snow Hill, NC) The state of North Carolina has taken on the moniker of the Hoop State, this name fits for multiple reason most notably the past and the future. Many basketball greats played their high school basketball in North Carolina, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Steph Curry, James Worthy, Chris Paul, John Wall and many many others. The future of...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Team Previews (Village Christian)

Phenom Feast of Champions Team Preview: Village Christian (Fayetteville, NC   Over the past few years Village Christian Academy has earned the moniker of best basketball program in North Carolina many have still not heard of. It is surprising for sure, the program has graduates currently playing minutes at the likes of Washington State, Air Force, two VMI and a number of players throughout the...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions–Team Previews (Cape Fear Christian Academy)

Feast of Champions Team Preview Cape Fear Christian Academy   Coach Dwight Miler and his Cape Fear Christian Academy team will be participating in the upcoming Feast of Champions Thanksgiving Tournament to be held November 24-25 at Fayetteville Academy. Coming into the event, Cape Fear Christian Academy sports  a 2-0 record. We have known Coach Miller for quite some time and when it comes...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Team Previews (Porter Gaud)

Phenom Feast of Champions Team Preview: Porter Gaud (Charleston, SC)   Porter Gaud has rapidly moved past the moniker of being one of the state of South Carolina’s best teams and should now be considered one of the best team’s this region has to offer to the country.   Over the last two seasons Porter Gaud carries a 52-7 overall record and won each of the last two NCISAA 3A state...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions–Team Previews (Eastern Guilford)

Feast of Champions Team Preview: Eastern Guilford   Last year, head coach Joseph Spinks led Eastern Guilford to an impressive 29-4 overall record before falling to eventual state champion Cox Mill by the score of 70-66 in the state playoffs. Coach Spinks will have plenty of optimism heading into the 2017-18 season. He returns the 1-2 scoring punch and All-Conference players of Jaylen Alston...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Team Previews (Greene Central)

Phenom Feast of Champions  Team Preview: Greene Central (Snow Hill, NC) Coach Charles Harris led Greene Central to the most successful season in school’s history…and he returns everyone from the 26-2 team. They have great size, they have great athleticism and length and they have great guard play. This team brings a winning recipe. Harris’ team has some unfinished business to take care of this...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions–Team Previews (The Burlington School)

Phenom Feast of Champions Team Preview: The Burlington School   The Burlington School coached by Ron Johnson will be playing in the 2nd Annual Feast of Champions showcase being held at Fayetteville Academy November 24-25.  When you hear Ron Johnson’s teams, one knows they will be well coached and will always compete for state championships. Winning and coach Ron Johnson goes hand in hand....

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Player to Know: 6’9″ 2019 Emmanual Izunabor (Fayetteville Academy)

Name to Know 6’9” 2019 Emmanuel Izunabor Fayetteville Academy (Fayetteville, NC) It’s a funny thing, we sat down to write this piece on Izunabor, because we feel he is going to be one of the breakout players in the region this year. Not soon after we sit down we get a text update that he went for a triple double in his game last night. 14 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks against a good team,...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Team Previews (South Brunswick)

Phenom Feast of Champions  Team Preview: South Brunswick (Southport, NC) South Brunswick Head Coach Scott Wainwright has been around the game of basketball all of his life. He has been on the staff with his father, Jerry Wainwright, at Depaul, Illinois and Richmond. Scott was also the head coach at Cape Fear Community College for a stint. He knows the game, he lives the game. In 2011 Wainwright...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Team Previews (South Brunswick)

Phenom Feast of Champions  Team Preview: South Brunswick (Southport, NC) South Brunswick Head Coach Scott Wainwright has been around the game of basketball all of his life. He has been on the staff with his father, Jerry Wainwright, at Depaul, Illinois and Richmond. Scott was also the head coach at Cape Fear Community College for a stint. He knows the game, he lives the game. In 2011 Wainwright...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Team Previews (Piedmont Classical)

Phenom Feast of Champions  Team Preview: Piedmont Classical (Greensboro, NC) Piedmont Classical is coming off their performance at Phenom’s High School Jamboree which saw them go 3-0 on the day. During that event they proved to be one of the most exciting teams in the state of North Carolina. By their third game of the day, the crowd was 5 rows deep standing room only and every coach in the...

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Fayetteville is a Hotbed for Talent Coaches NEED to See

Fayetteville is a Hot Bed for Talent By Jamie Shaw College coaches will fly (or drive) in from around the country and spend their days in certain pockets of North Carolina. Almost everyone goes to Charlotte, many go to Greensboro and some to Raleigh. Daily we, at Phenom Hoops, field phone calls from these coaches who are asking about players they need to see and open gym times of schools in that...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions — Event Schedule

Phenom’s Feast of Champions — November 24-25  (Fayetteville, NC) Game Time Friday Saturday 5 South Brunswick Eastern Guilford 4 Fayetteville Academy South Brunswick 630 Fayetteville Academy Cape Fear Christian 530 Eastern Guilford Burlington School 8 Porter Gaud Village Christian 7 Greenfield Greene Central 830 Northwood Temple Porter...

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