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Cannon School Shines, Dominates Providence Day 75-53

I made the short drive up I-85 North to The Cannon School (13-9) as they hosted Providence Day (10-11) and it was an exciting matchup featuring some of the best young talent in the state, if not the country.  It was a tightly contested battle throughout the first half with 6’3 2021 Jarvis Moss keeping Cannon alive early with his flamethrower from beyond the arc (3-3 from deep in the 1st...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’11 Derrick Quansah

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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Southwest v. Mount Tabor

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Southwest Guilford to see the Cowboys host the Mount Tabor Spartans. There was an incredible amount of quality basketball on display, especially given the key matchups from this contest. Quest Aldridge is the heart and soul of this Tabor team, so we were excited to see how the Langleys handled him defensively. The first half was fairly close and left...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’1 Cartier Jernigan

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’1 Cartier Jernigan The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate...

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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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Phenom Hoop Report – DJ Cheairs

DJ Cheairs 6’2 165 2021 Norfolk Christian School, Norfolk VA DJ is a multi level scoring threat who can hit the three pointer off the catch or stepping in off the dribble or use a hesitation move and blow by his defender. He is not only effective shooting off the catch but demonstrates great touch and skill shooting off the bounce and scoring on the move. He has a compact shooting stroke which...

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Phenom Hoop Report – Deronne Cheairs

Deronne “DJ” Cheairs 6’2 165 2021 Norfolk Christian School, Norfolk VA DJ is a multi level scoring threat who can hit the three pointer off the catch or stepping in off the dribble or use a hesitation move and blow by his defender. He is not only effective shooting off the catch but demonstrates great touch and skill shooting off the bounce and scoring on the move. He has a compact shooting...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Seth Bennett

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Seth Bennett The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate...

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Mid-Season Thoughts (2018-19 804 HS Hoops)

mM   This winter season has had its fill of exciting moments so far. The young guys in the Richmond, VA area don’t play around when it comes to on-court competition. In the case of pretty much every basketball season, this season has flown by. Each hoops season can take up to about 4-5 months, longer than most other sports, but I can’t believe we’re already in January. It’s almost like high...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Dhieu Deing

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Jayvis Harvey

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’4 Jayvis Harvey The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’3 Caleb Burgess

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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THE GREAT ONE’S LATEST FURIOUS 5

THE GREAT ONE’S LATEST FURIOUS 5 Greetings HS hoops junkies from across the damp and dreary piedmont.  It’s time for The Amazing One to reveal his latest Furious 5 for the week ending 1/12/19.  A couple of rivalry battles mixed up the standings this week as Independence dismantled Butler and West Charlotte outlasted Vance.  A couple of big games are on the docket for this Friday as...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: The Battle for Charlotte

Folks in the Charlotte area should be well-informed about Phenom’s Carmel Christian MLK Showcase, especially after releasing the schedule and revealing that two of the local powerhouses will be going head-to-head. We are referring to the matchup between Carmel Christian and Independence, which is certain to be full of excitement from start to finish. Both programs are headlined by high-level...

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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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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Michael Wade

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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Carmel Christian MLK Showcase: Battle of Contrasting Styles

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops is slated to travel to Carmel Christian in Charlotte, North Carolina for another terrific day of high school basketball. There are so many exciting stories and subplots throughout this upcoming event, but few that are more intriguing than the first evening matchup between Moravian Prep and Concord First Assembly. There’s no debating that these two teams are in the...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’1 Shykeim Phillips

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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High School Hot Takes for the Week of January 14

Jamie Shaw The 2019 Class May be the Best North Carolina Has Seen in Many Years Looking at the rankings there are six players who are deserved of Top 75 rankings with another host looking at Top 150 rankings. Of course the natural thought is to go back to the 2016 class, which featured Dennis, Harry and Bam along with the likes of Jalen Harris, Deshawn Corprew, Grant Williams, Jay Huff and many...

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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 Leading Scorers

City of Oaks Leading Scorers City of Oaks Scoreboard http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/city-of-oaks-scoreboard/ City of Oaks Thoughts and Storylines http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/city-of-oaks-thoughts-and-storylines/ City of Oaks Leading Scorers Player Ht. Class Team Points DJ Robertson 6’2 2019 Athens Drive 32 LucRichard Rameau 6’2 2019 Ravenscroft 30 Elijah Jamison 6’3 2020...

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Phenom Hoop Report – Shamarr Yates

Shamarr Yates 6’2 175 2020 First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach VA Shamarr is easily one of the best scorers in the 757 and an amazingly efficient shooter with prolific scoring ability. He is strong and athletic, smart and skilled. A big time scorer; he’s averaging 25ppg, recently scored a career high 34 points in a game and has scored 30 or more points on four occasions this season!...

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Isaiah Todd “Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter.”

Isaiah Todd “Sometimes, it’s the little things that matter.” Young basketball players who are national prospects sometimes live under a microscrope. People have a tendency to pick apart their game and sometimes scrutinize their actions and behavior on and off the court. This past weekend, 6’10 junior Isaiah Todd played in front of UNC head coach Roy Williams. He had a...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Efosa U-Edosomwan

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Efosa U-Edosomwan The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the...

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Exploring Options: Post-Grad vs. JUCO

  Now, in January, this typically becomes the time when most high school seniors start to feel an increase of pressure in their athletic careers. For basketball players, the school season has reached its halfway point and only a couple of months remain in the seniors’ time with their respective programs. Not trying to be blunt, it’s just the harsh part of reality; we’ve been there before in the...

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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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Miles Magical Five: #PhenomCityOfOaks Session One

6’3 2021 Elijah Jamison: Louisburg High School (28 Points) Jamison is one of the best pure scorers in North Carolina regardless of class, showing a wide array of moves in his arsenal while he was looking to score.  He has great size and length for a lead guard that’s always looking to score.  For a right handed player he’s incredibly confident going left, and in fact he goes...

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

Louisburg: 6’3 ’21 Elijah Jamison The point guard was simply exceptional during the opening contest of Phenom’s City of Oaks Classic. He displayed the ability to create space against any assignment and relentlessly scored the ball from all levels. Jamison has an excellent frame and absorbs contact really well on penetration chances. He also possesses an incredible feel for the game. There’s a...

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Northwest v. High Point Central

Phenom Hoops traveled to Summerfield, North Carolina for a terrific battle between Northwest Guilford and High Point Central. It was a great midseason test for both teams, as it featured phenomenal matchups and a lot of high-level basketball. Northwest entered this contest at 11-2 while High Point Central stood at 7-7. The Vikings have hit their stride and looked increasingly tough as the season...

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