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A Closer Look: Five of the Top Prospects from North Carolina’s Class of 2022

There is no better time to review the growth of prospects than after their freshman season, where many of these young men have begun to separate themselves from one another. First and foremost, these are not Phenom Hoops’ official rankings. They are simply based on the opinions of the writer. Additionally, this class has a ton of talent and narrowing this list to only five players was a...

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North Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Che Roth   #3:5’10 ’20 Camian Shell (Parkland) Starting things off, we look at a player that showcased a pretty well-defined skillset at camp, Camian Shell. He’s a strong, quick point guard prospect that knows how to effectively run a team on both sides of the ball. Shell has a formidable jumper, but is at his best when getting downhill and attacking the basket, especially on...

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Coach T’s Standouts from NC Top 80

By: Antonio Threadgill It was good to be back in the action with all my great friends at Phenom Hoops to chop it up and talk a little junk as my boys from Southwest took down Cox Mill over the weekend. Shout out to my guy and one of my best friends and mentor, Guy Shavers, whom I think doesn’t get enough recognition as being one of–if not the best coach in North Carolina. Please go to the...

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Coach John Allen’s Legendary NC Top 80 Thoughts

Coach John Allen’s Legedary NC Top 80 Thoughts Interesting numbers I recall from the Top 80 event.   In some ways it could sound like a football offense call from the quarterback  89 55 92 103 on 2.  But in reality these are the numbers of players that impressed during stations and then watching them play you start to project what you see translated from stations to the game gives you...

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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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TOP Ranked FRESHMAN MJ Rice TAKES FLIGHT!! Durham Academy Cruises to Advance to NCISAA #FinalFour

MJ Rice is a Team USA guy. He is among the top ranked players in the country. AND he is only a freshman at Durham Academy. However, Randleman isn’t alone at Durham Academy, this team is a well-oiled machine. You have one of the state’s leading 3-point shooters in sophomore Cole Sinclair. You have senior High Point commit Bryant Randleman. You have ultimate glue guy and leader in...

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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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An Absolute Bloodbath: Durham Academy vs. Granville Central

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops will travel to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for our second annual City of Oaks Classic. We’ve already previewed three of the five matchups, but this one could arguably be the most exciting game on tap. There’s going to be no shortage of talent or high-level basketball this weekend, as each of these ten teams is certainly worth viewing. Durham Academy...

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Phenom High School Jamboree: Coach Rick’s Fab Five

The 6th Annual Phenom High School Jamboree has enjoyed a history of outstanding teams and players and this year’s jamboree was no exception. In all, we had 40 teams and a total of 60 games that were played throughout the day. Proehlific Park and Northwest Guilford High School were the venues being used. While this was a great way to kick off the 2018-19 season, the Phenom High School...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 2/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For – Part 2 Nationally Ranked Top 10 2022 MJ Rice We have been watching Durham Academy freshman MJ Rice for a couple of years now. He first walked through our doors in the Fall of 2016 and immediately opened our eyes. After the event we wrote, “Rice has a motor on him.  This kid runs the floor better than any big at camp.  At the middle...

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North Carolina’s 2022 Class is Next in Line

Every year we say the rising 9th grade class in North Carolina is an all-timer of a class. Every year however, the talent never seems to disappoint. The 2022 class will be no different, already, there are players in this class tracking high, on the national level. Just recently USA basketball sent out invitations to the USA Junior National Mini Camp set to take play October 4-7 in Colorado...

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Jamie’s List of 5 … CP3 Rising Stars Camp

  6’9” Sadraque Nganga High School: AZ Compass Prep (AZ) / AAU: Las Vegas Prospects At this point, it was easy to point out Nganga as the best long term prospect in the camp. Off the initial look test, he has wide shoulders, great length and a very projectable frame. Once he steps on the floor, he runs like a gazelle and finishes with control at the rim. He showed control in pushing the...

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The Carolinas’ Top Rising Freshmen Shine at CP3 Rising Stars Camp

Over two hundred of the top eighth graders were on display in Greensboro, North Carolina this weekend for the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. There were many intriguing subplots throughout the event, including the basis of this article, which will highlight five prospects from the Carolinas that made the Top 24 All-American contest. Perry Smith Jr. was the lone Palmetto-state representative...

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