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On the Rise: North Carolina’s Class of 2021

Yesterday, we took a closer look at some of the most underrated scholarship-worthy players within North Carolina’s Class of 2020. Now, we will highlight a variety of different guys in North Carolina’s Class of 2021 that have made a strong impression over these last two months.   6’6 ’21 Ja’Dun Michael (The Burlington School) This class of rising juniors is quite impressive from top to...

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Phenom Hoops’ Carolina High School Showcase Evaluations: Team 8

Team 8 Coach: Antonio Threadgill   #66: 5’10 ’19 Devin Resper (Grimsley High School) Starting things off, we look at a player that approaches the game with an unselfish, team-first mentality, Devin Resper. He’s a smart, strong-bodied point guard prospect that possesses an incredibly well-rounded skillset. Resper does a great job of setting up the offense and creating for others, but also...

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Dawkins Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase Standouts

One of our scouts was sitting on the baseline this past weekend for the Carolina Showcase and a few players stood out. See who made the list.

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Carolina High School Showcase: Award Winners

The inaugural Carolina High School Showcase was an unbelievable success. The gym was packed with talent at all levels and the players bought into the “three dribble rule” as they played unselfishly and played with passion and purpose. The competition was intense and fierce as players were diving on the floor for loose balls and actually talked and played aggressive defense. Now,...

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Player Standouts at Phenom’s Carolina High School Showcase

#89- 6’0 ’22 Dwight Canady- The young, incredibly well-rounded point guard continues to impress. He’s been terrific with the WNC Warriors and looked equally as comfortable playing against bigger/older opponents. Canady displayed excellent craftiness when attacking the basket, both as a passer and finisher. He knocked down plenty of jumpers and contained his assignment well on...

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Top Point Guards in North Carolina’s Class of 2021

We are officially in the thick of the travel ball season and things have begun to spice up within the Class of 2021 throughout the Hoopstate. The point guard position is particularly intriguing, as this group is quite diverse and each prospect’s skillset varies heavily from one guy to the next. It should go without saying, but these are not rankings, simply names, and their order means...

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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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SUPER SOPH Breon Pass Does Everything! Reidsville RAW Highlights in Win

Breon Pass won a state championship this year in football. However the sophomore also carries basketball offers from the likes of NC State and East Carolina. The kid is a winner. Pass’ feel for the game is natural, which makes sense as his father (also his coach) played basketball collegiality and then earned a pay check playing basketball. Without question, Pass is tracking at a high...

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Reidsville v. Morehead

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Reidsville, North Carolina for another evening of quality high school basketball between the hometown Rams and the visiting Morehead Panthers. There was a fantastic atmosphere in the gym, as the city of Reidsville certainly seems to show out for their team. So far this season, the Rams (8-5) have been playing primarily through sophomore point guard Breon...

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PASSing the Torch

PASSing The Torch by Kevin Dawkins  Before Breon Pass went to Reidsville High School, there was another Pass leading the Reidsville Rams on the basketball court. Curtis Pass, Breon’s  dad , after having an amazing career at the high school, he attended Old Dominion  before transferring to the University of West Georgia, where he would later be inducted into the Wolves Basketball Hall of Fame....

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North Carolina’s Class of 2021: Point Guard Paradise

Over the last week, we have put out numerous articles covering the Class of 2021 in the Carolinas. Today, we’ll shift our focus back to North Carolina and look at some of the notable rising sophomores at the point guard position. Each of the prospects we’ll look at in this article have already shown college-level ability, yet possess distinct differences from one another. This will be an ongoing...

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Phenom’s Summer Jam Session 1 Standouts — The Young Guns to Watch For (2021 & Below)

6’5” 2021 Jadun Michael Burlington School (Burlington, NC) Michael is a two way stud, who is able to both defend the point of attack and create plays. He has a great frame and is very strong. Burlington School does a great job of setting him up all over the floor to utilize mismatches and give different looks. Michael picked up a Hofstra offer here, his first off, expect many more to come his...

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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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