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Commitment Alert: 2019 guard Shawn Walker Jr. commits to George Washington

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player.

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2020 6’7 Brady O’Connell looking to capitalize on impressive first year in North Carolina

Brady O’Connell is a junior prospect that may have slid under the radar as of late, as the 6’7 junior finished up his season at Ravenscroft averaging 9.3 points per game.  He is also the younger brother of Duke’s Alex O’Connell, as others may have known. But now, it may be time for people to start recognizing the intrigue and skill set Brady has to offer.  He showcased that recently at the NC...

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Ricky Council IV & Josh Banks WANTED ALL THE SMOKE at #NCTop80

The North Carolina Top 80 brings together the very best talent the Hoop State has to offer, puts them under one roof and lets them compete with and against one another. A pair of 6’5″ junior wings, Ricky Council IV and Josh Banks teamed up to give hell to the entire camp, and then some. Both players play high above the rim, but they are also shot creators. Right now, you are seeing...

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NC Top 80 Hot Takes

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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NC Top 80 2021 Breakouts: Names to jump on TODAY

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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Josh Hall Takes Home MVP at 2019 #NCTop80! Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from 6’8″ Josh Hall from last weekend’s NC Top 80 held by Phenom Hoop Report. Hall has recently blown up on the recruiting scene this season as he decided to reclass to 2020. Since that move, Hall has seen offers from the likes of Wake Forest, Louisville, Wichita State, among...

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Jalen McDonald: From Local Prospect to VIRAL SENSATION!!! #NCTop80 Highlights + Interview

Check out highlights from Jalen McDonald, a 6’5″ sophomore wing from Knightdale High School. McDonald made national headlines in the last few weeks when he decided to throw down a 360 windmill dunk on a defender. The dunk went viral all over social media and was picked up by every highlight outlet around… McDonald spent Saturday visiting Chapel Hill for the UNC/Duke game and...

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FRESHMAN PHENOM Jalen Hood Schifino is a 5-STAR!! #NCTop80 Raw Highlights + Interview!

Jalen Hood Schifino is already thought of on the national level. He has been invited to all the Team USA mini-camps and is routinely being ranked among the nation’s Top 25 prospects for his class. Standing 6’4″, the freshman point guard at Northside Christian really took charge this season, opening things up for himself and his teammates. However, this comes as no surprised as...

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2020 BEAST Nick Farrar BREAKS OUT at #NCTop80! Raw Highlights + 1on1 Interview!

Over the last month there may not be a “hotter name” in the Hoop State than Nick Farrar. The 6’7″ junior took a dominating approach to the last half of the high school season and the new started to TAKE OFF! The lefty currently at Apex Friendship High School just plays with the aggressive mean streak of a bull in a china shop! He is above the rim and his motor is...

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2020 NC Top 80 Breakout Performers

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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NC Top 80 Award Winners

Mr. Top 80 #NCTop80 6’8 2020 Josh Hall Moravian Prep (Hickory, NC) Mr. Playmaker #NCTop80 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley Cannon School (Concord, NC) Mr. Defense #NCTop80 6’4 2020 Josh Banks Olympic HS (Charlotte, NC) Mr. Hustle #NCTop80 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar Friendship HS (Apex, NC) Mr. Station #NCTop80 6’4 2021 Bryce Alfino Davidson Day (Davidson,...

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Kevin’s Player Standouts at NC Top 80

2020 #59 6’4 Ahmil Flowers (Greensboro) Ahmil is one of the most athletic kids in the state that nobody talks about. Flowers was a terror in transition and on the boards, he also has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Flowers does an excellent job of utilizing his body to navigate through traffic. Ahmil best basketball is ahead of him with his ability to fill the stat sheets up. #47 6’3...

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NC Top 80 storylines we’re watching (P.2)

For years Dave Telep ran HIS Carolina Challenge and built it into the premier camp in North Carolina. The camp everyone looked forward to, both players and fans alike. Telep’s camp brought out the best talent, put it under one roof and allowed them to compete in a one-day showcase. Since Telep has moved on, taking on a role with the San Antonio Spurs, the North Carolina Top 80 has picked up the...

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NC Top 80 Storylines we’re watching (P.1)

For years Dave Telep ran HIS Carolina Challenge and built it into the premier camp in North Carolina. The camp everyone looked forward to, both players and fans alike. Telep’s camp brought out the best talent, put it under one roof and allowed them to compete in a one-day showcase. Since Telep has moved on, taking on a role with the San Antonio Spurs, the North Carolina Top 80 has picked up the...

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Possible Breakout Performers at NC Top 80

Every year, the North Carolina Top 80 is an incredible event with such a surplus of talent, which makes it extremely difficult to narrow down the numbers and overall matchups. With the Class of 2019 now getting ready to depart for the college ranks, our main focus will shift towards the current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. The excitement and anticipation of years Top 80 should fall right...

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LET’S DISCUSS … NCs 2022 Rankings Round Table || Who’s at the Top & Who to Watch For

North Carolina is the Hoop State for a reason, but right now, more than ever, the talent in North Carolina is consistently among the top in the country. Well look at the 2022, freshman, class and you will see that trend is not stopping anytime...

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LET’S DISCUSS — NC Top 80 Round Table || Best Memories & What’s to Come!!

The North Carolina Top 80 has been a staple of North Carolina’s premier talent. The prestigious, invite-only camp has seen its fair share of top talent come through its doors with the likes of Dennis Smith Jr, Coby White, Devon Dotson, Bam Adebayo, Grant Williams, Luke Maye and many many others. This is the 6th annual NC Top 80 and the talent is as good as it has ever been. Expect to see...

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Chris Clemons Putting Up Numbers on Steph Curry Has in College

There is no doubt about it, Chris Clemons is a bucket. This should come as no surprise to anyone who has previously seen the guard prospect. He stepped foot onto Campbell University’s campus dropping missiles and never looked back. Somehow he has fallen beneath the NBA Draft radar, even though the numbers he’s been putting up puts him in rarified categories, among some of the NBA’s top talent....

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — the 2021 Standouts

North Carolina is known as the hoop state, that is because every year there are numerous high-level players who continuous come home grown from the state. Every year, there is no platform better than the North Carolina Top 80 to showcase the top talent the hoop state has to offer. The new crop of freshman is just as good as any. Many of them made their names on putting up big numbers on varsity...

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North Carolina Top 80 Recaps — Players Firmly Plant Themselves on the High Major & Top 100 Radars

The North Carolina Top 80 is a major platform for kids throughout the state of North Carolina. The best of the best come to stake their claim among the top prospects in the country. However, it also has allows many players, who are not nationally ranked, to boost their stock in front of national media and college coaches alike. Here is a look at some of the guys who used this national platform...

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Even The Nationally Ranked Prospects Used the NC Top 80 Platform to Raise Their Stock

The North Carolina Top 80 is a major platform for kids throughout the state of North Carolina. The best of the best come to stake claim among the top prospects in the country. However, it also has allowed many players, who are not nationally ranked, to boost their stock in front of national media and college coaches alike. Here is a look at some of the guys already on the national radar who...

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From the Sidelines – Stars of Tomorrow – Part 2 – Previewing the 2021 Class

From the Sidelines Stars of Tomorrow (Part 2) Previewing the 2021 Class Rick Lewis/Jamie Shaw The state of North Carolina is absolutely loaded with high level talent. Each class has a bevy of star power and the 2021 class is no exception. While we have produced rankings for the 2018, 2019, and 2019 class, it has been a standard practice of the Phenom Hoop Report not to rank players in the...

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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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Boston College Turned Their Program Around Mining the North Carolina Talent

People laughed at Boston College when the took Jerome Robinson, over a litany of mid-major offers. People laughed at Boston College when they took Ky Bowman late, out of Havelock, North Carolina. Two prospects, right in the middle of ACC and SEC Country who hold no offers from any school (outside of Boston College) in either of those two prominent leagues. Now, NBA analysts are talking about...

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Jamie’s Hot Take After a Career High for Grant Williams

Taking a look back and some of the articles we wrote about Tennessee sophomore Grant Williams, they seem to all have one common theme…don’t look at his size, look at his production. We provided titles like, “You Can’t Measure Heart”, “Playing With An Edge” and “Something To Prove…”. Even back then it was apparent, current Tennessee sophomore Grant Williams was vastly under-recruited because of...

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