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Phenom Hoops NC All-Star Lineups, including Dunk Contest and 3-point Contest

It was All-Star weekend in the state of North Carolina.  The stars were out in Charlotte, with names comes from the Hoop State of North Carolina.  So, Phenom Hoops wanted to have a little fun of our own with a little All-Star flavor.  Each of our scouts had a chance to state who would be in their All-Star lineup from the state of North Carolina, no matter if they were in the senior or freshman. ...

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Amateur Hour Podcast: Episode 35

Jamie Shaw, Miles Masercola, and Jeff Bendel go through their favorite players from the different Christmas tournaments they attended, recapped some key storylines from The City of Oaks Classic, Preview what’s ahead for the Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, and talk about what to expect from Phenom Hoop Report in...

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Miles Magical Five: #PhenomCityOfOaks Session Two

6’10 2020 Isaiah Todd: Trinity Academy of Raleigh Isaiah Todd willed his Trinity Academy of Raleigh team to victory over Holly Springs after knocking down a walk off free throw with no time on the clock.  Todd is in the unicorn mold considering there really aren’t many predecessor’s to his blend of size, skill, tenacity, and moxie.  At 6’10 he is capable of creating his...

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Names and Storylines from the LIT City of Oaks Classic

Check out the Top 10 Plays from the Event … Try to Stay in Your Seat!! 6’11” 2019 Kadin Shedrick (Virginia signee) Holly Springs HS You can tell that Shedrick had a chip on his shoulder for this one. It showed clearly as he came out of the gates with 12 points and 8 boards at the half. He didn’t slow down much as he finished the game with 21 points and 14 boards, to go with 5...

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City of Oaks “Thoughts and Storylines”

City of Oaks “Thoughts and Storylines” The inaugural Phenom City of Oaks Classic was a huge success with the Holly Springs vs. Raleigh Trinity game going down as one of the more exciting and entertaining games we have seen this season. 6’10 junior forward Isaiah Todd hit a game winning “walk off” free throw with zero time remaining on the clock to secure an 61-60...

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Session II Player Standouts at Phenom’s City of Oaks Classic

Heritage: 6’6 ’21 Redford Dunton The wiry forward prospect was extremely useful today and continues to display promise on both ends of the floor. He can play three positions comfortably at the high school level and causes problems for opponents with his offensive versatility. Dunton has such an impressive array of scoring moves and counter moves. He’s still developing physically and should...

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The Storylines That are Getting Us Ridiculously Excited About Saturday’s City of Oaks Classic

Kadin Shedrick Vs. Isaiah Todd This is the main attraction, the headliner of the loaded event. Isaiah Todd is North Carolina’s best junior big man while Kadin Shedrick is North Carolina’s best senior big man. The 6’10” Todd is a Top 15 prospect in the country and a Team USA guy while Shedrick is a consensus Top 75 guy, and committed to Top 5 Virginia. The two players...

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Battle of the Stars: Holly Springs v. Trinity Academy

Phenom Hoops’ City of Oaks Classic is set to be in Raleigh, North Carolina this upcoming weekend and will feature an unbelievable amount of talent within this five-game field. The hosting Trinity Academy squad should have their hands full with Holly Springs, a program that has emerged as one of the top public schools in the state. There’s going to be numerous high-level matchups at every...

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Reopening the Conversation for Top-Ranked Senior in North Carolina

The Hoopstate continues to reign supreme as one of the country’s top recruiting pipelines, and for good reason, with guys like Brandon Ingram, Bam Adebayo, Dennis Smith Jr., Harry Giles, Grant Williams, Coby White, and Devon Dotson all emerging within the last four to five years. Now, the senior class is arguably as top-heavy as ever and appears to be littered with potential star prospects at...

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Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic: The Names and The Storylines

Championship Saturday Names to Know 6’2″ 2019 Chico Carter Jr. (Murray St) Cardinal Newman (SC) Carter Jr. was the MVP of the Crescent Moon bracket and won MVP of all three of his team’s wins. Carter Jr. is a competitive point guard who is able to score at every level, with consistency. He is more explosive that you expect and he has a tough downhill handle. Carter Jr. can...

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Evening Standouts at Day Two of Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic

Concord First Assembly: 6’3 ’19 Eli Couples In many ways, Couples is the true glue-guy for this squad. He’s able to be extremely productive in all areas of the game without ever forcing the action. Couples consistently defends, works the glass, and makes the correct read with the ball. He’s able to toggle between playing on and off-ball, based on whatever the team needs. Couples is simply a...

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What to Watch For at Phenom’s Palmetto Winter Classic (Part 2)

The Bigs If big men is your thing, if you’re a sucker for the high flying, rim protecting power 5 bigs, boy do we have a show for you. Not only do you have a number of nationally ranked guys who are 6’10” and up, but you also have a host of high-flying small ball bigs who look to tear the rim off while being incredibly switchable on defense. Phenom’s Palmetto Winter...

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High School Hot Takes — Week of December 17

Jeff Bendel Mikey Dukes is the Top Available Senior in the Carolinas After this weekend, it became increasingly clear that Mikey Dukes should be the most coveted unsigned senior in the Carolinas. He’s a terrific all-around point guard that recently decided to place his main emphasis on basketball, despite being a high-major football player. That being said, there are really no holes within...

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Phenom Hoops Game Report – Holly Springs Vs. Heritage

Holly Springs – 98 Heritage – 57 Coaches from UVa, UNC-Wilmington and Hampden Sydney were in the Stands… It was a masterful game plan from the Holly Springs sidelines with Coach LJ Hepp having his team pound the ball inside. Working with a pair of high major bigs working the high low really opened everything up in the second half. Kadin Shedrick and Kaleb Scott have a great...

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Phenom Hoops Game Report – Holly Springs Vs. Green Hope

Holly Springs – 68 Green Hope – 45 Holly Springs jumped out early and pretty much kept the gas to the floor for the entirety of the game. This was the start of the LJ Hepp era at Holly Springs and he came out the gates charged. The Holly Springs students and fans created a great environment throughout the event, obvious they are hip to the fact this could be a special year. Holly...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Holly Springs High School (Holly Springs, NC)

Holly Springs High School Holly Springs, NC 2017-18: 13-15 (6-4) South Wake 4A The Superstar The step 6’11” 2019 Virginia commitment Kadin Shedrick has taken over the last year has been exponential. Recently measuring in at 6’11” (with shoes on) with a 7’4” wing span, Shedrick’s mentality is aggressive. Around the rim, he tries to dunk everything. He can put it on the floor for a could dribbles...

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Coach Rick “North Carolina 2019 Dream Team”

If you look at the August 14th update of the North Carolina 2019 class, one thing is crystal clear. It is absolutely loaded with talent and has tremendous depth. Like so many classes in North Carolina, it is certainly blessed with some high level talent and today we will take a closer look at what we consider to be a “Dream Team” for any college program....

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Kadin Shedrick Has Worked Himself into 4-Star Status

This week, 6’10” rising senior Kadin Shedrick will sit down with his family and his mentors and go over the 25-plus offers and narrow things down to a manageable list they can choose from. Shedrick is a high academic kid who works hard, so this type of rapid explosion did not come as a surprise, but it did come quickly. Shedrick as he picked up over 15 offers this July alone. This explosion...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — 2019 North Carolina July Breakouts

Anytime you allow college coaches an extended period of time to watch kids over the course of time, blow ups are inevitable to happen. Whether its in AAU or high school settings, offers having a trickling effect where when one comes, a lot of times, a cascade of them can follow. It has been great to watch Caleb Mills rise to stardom this July. He is similar to what Aaron Nesmith did last year,...

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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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