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South Carolina Basketball at an All-Time High

Two players who hail from the State of South Carolina, who call South Carolina “home”, are currently being projected in the lottery of next year’s NBA draft. Both Ja Morant, Murray State by way of Dalzell, SC and Zion Williamson Duke by way of Spartanburg, SC, it is a humbling experience, but one that is bringing light to a secret that is getting out across the country. On the...

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Phenom’s Capital City Jam Will Feature a Cousin Duo of SCs Top Freshman Point Guard and an Unknown Superstar

There is talent all over the state of South Carolina, this is becoming a known fact. Looking toward the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery, two South Carolina prospects (Zion Williamson and Ja Morant) are slated to be drafted among the Top 10. Keeping pace with the great part about South Carolina basketball is that the talent pops up all over the place. Williamson came from Spartanburg Day School, a 2A...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 2 — Must Watch Players!!

Committed Prospects Cox Mill High School (Concord, NC) 6’6” 2019 5-Star Wendell Moore (Duke) 6’6” 2019 Caleb Stone Carrawell (Charlotte) Southwest Guilford High School (High Point, NC) 6’1” 2019 Keyshaun Langley (UNC-Greensboro) 6’1” 2019 Kobe Langley (UNC-Greensboro) Prospects Holding Offers Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC) 6’11” 2019 David Elien (Offers: Winthrop) North Mecklenburg...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Trinity Academy (Raleigh, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 2 Trinity Academy (Raleigh, NC) 2017-18: 8-17 (6-8 in Conference) 5-Star Newcomer All eyes this season will be firmly placed on Isaiah Todd, and rightfully so. The 6’10” junior may just be the countries best NBA prospect in the 2020 class. Todd can do a little bit of everything on the floor, with a beautiful jump shot to go along with ball skills and a length/explosive...

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SC Phenom 150 Recaps — 2019 Standouts

What a great day of basketball. Although this was Phenom Hoops’ 15th year running its Junior Phenom and Phenom 150 Exposure Camps, this was our first venture to run the region’s most respected camps of its kind in South Carolina. We have always said it, South Carolina is so much more than a football state. When good basketball is around, the state will show out for it. The state, and surrounding...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Millbrook High School (Raleigh, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 1 Millbrook High School (Raleigh, NC) 2017-18: 16-13 2nd Round NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs   The Back Court If you know anything about Millbrook basketball over the last 10 years, you know their backcourts are always one of the best in the state. This is an interesting backcourt, they return two starters and then a third player has made major strides this offseason....

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 1 Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC) 2017-18: 20-8 1st Round NCISAA 3A Playoffs The Man No player at Ravenscroft has averaged 20 or more points since Ryan Kelly did so in 2008-09. Since that year, Ravenscroft has had 11 Division 1 players and 7 other college level players. This year that streak could break with 6’8” 2019 Jake Van Der Heijden. The left handed Bucknell commitment...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Phenom’s 5th Annual National High School Showcase Field May Be Its Best EVER

GREENSBORO, NC – The teams have been announced for the Phenom’s 5th Annual National High School Showcase presented by Chatlee Boards. With numerous defending state champions, several Top 100 prospects, multiple Top 10 prospects and some national Top 50 teams, this field is absolutely loaded. This is the event everyone throughout the region looks out for. It signifies, officially, the start...

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Carmel Christian’s Tip Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report

MATTHEWS, NC – Carmel Christian and Phenom Hoop Report have partnered to bring the First Annual Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report. The event will be held at Carmel Christian’s brand-new state of the art facility which was debuted last season. On November 9-10 the event will bring together nine of the top teams from around the region to compete. Phenom Hoop Report’s...

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Player Profile Jaden Springer

Player Profile: 6’4 ’20 Jaden Springer (Rocky River & B. Maze Elite) By now, anyone who follows high school basketball should know about Jaden Springer, especially in today’s tech-friendly, social media world that we live in. There are dozens of clips and videos all over the Internet showcasing the young wing prospect, but he’s far better than most people realize. Yes, he’s nationally ranked...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — South Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’10” PJ Hall AAU: Upward Stars SE High School: Dorman We have been saying it for over a year, but the blow up is starting to happen. Hall picked up his first high major from South Carolina offer in June, followed by Florida a month later. Today he can add, Clemson, Pittsburgh and Georgia all to that Power 5 mix. As we have been saying Hall is a Top 100 guy, with the upside to slide into the Top...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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Coach Rick’s “From the Sidelines” CP3 Elite Guard Camp

Coach Rick’s From the Sidelines “CP3 Elite Guard Camp”   Phenom Hoops travelled to Winston-Salem, North Carolina Friday to cover the 9th Annual CP3 Elite Guard Camp. The camp features some of the top college and high school guards in the country. The camp is orchestrated by Mr. Point Guard himself, Chris Paul, where drills, teaching, instruction is accompanied by actual game situation play. This...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — South Carolina’s Major July Breakouts (2019 Class)

6’2” Tre Jackson AAU: Team SC High School: Blythewood Jackson blew up in July, there is no simpler way to say it. He now is carrying upwards of 20 offers and is being tracked and talked about by Power 5 programs. This was quite the leap for Jackson who was a solid low major prospect heading into July with 4 or so offers. He was spectacular at Phenom’s Summer Jam Team Camp this Summer where he...

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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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Regional Low Major D1 April Stock Risers

6’7” 2019 Nick Evtimov Greensboro Day/Team United Evtimov has been a name that has circulated around for a while. He is a strong and very skilled post player who has always played on winning teams. He is also the son of former UNC big Vasco Evtimov and nephew of former NC State forward Ilian Evtimov. Evtimov is a brute, never worried about contact. He is a strong area rebounder and can score...

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North Carolina Truly is THE Hoop State

The state of North Carolina is ninth in the country in total population with an estimated 10.27 million people per the national census in 2017. The state of North Carolina also carries the 4th most Division 1 basketball programs in the country with 18 total in the state. In the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the best of the best among college basketball programs, the state of North Carolina sent six (6)...

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South Carolina’s Next Up is This 2022 Columbia Product

This was our first viewing of Julian Phillips of Capital City Vipers and we walked away impressed. It was not only a 40 point, 19 rebound game that caught our eye but it was the overall production and skill set he showcased, each game, that showed us that he belonged among the best. Phillips stands at a lengthy 6’5” as an eighth grader. He plays for a Capital City Vipers team, who is also South...

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Phenom Hoops and Baller TV Partner to Provide Ground Breaking Coverage

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Rick Lewis (rlewis57@gmail.com) OR Jamie Shaw (iamjamieshaw@gmail.com) NORTH CAROLINA – Nationally known Phenom Hoop Report has partnered with the innovative California based Baller TV to provide a ground breaking live stream of each of its events. This partnership will bring wide spread coverage for all student athletes and teams attended Phenom Hoop Report...

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Unknown 6’7″ South Carolina Junior Has All The Tools

Juwan Perdue has all the tools to be a high-level wing. He has the skill set to slide up to the four or down to the two. In fact, his game was so loud and in your face at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase, the opposing team’s coach (who plays a national type schedule) thought Perdue was a Top 100 player and would have numerous high major offers. The South Carolina junior was that good. Perdue is a...

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The Story … Elite Basketball Player is So Far Under the Radar

With the basketball in his hands, Mikey Dukes is the fastest player we have seen in a long time. It’s no wonder that he has amassed 4,341 yards and 74 touchdowns over his last two seasons (YES 2! Seasons) on the football field. He currently carries offers from the likes of South Carolina, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Wake Forest and more on the football field. However, he...

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The List – Players You Must Watch at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There will be a number of high level players competing against one another, not only competing for pride but competing for status. THE LIST The Players You Must Watch – Part 1 Phenom’s Low Country Showcase (January 20) Nationally...

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THE LIST – Unsigned Seniors You Need to Watch at Phenom’s Low Country Showcase

Phenom’s Low Country Showcase will take place on January 20 in Charleston, South Carolina (at Porter Gaud School) and as expected, the event is loaded with talent. There are a number of unsigned seniors who will be playing for exposure and scholarships. In an event with no shortage of talent look at these players who will be performing with a chip on their shoulders. THE LIST Unsigned Seniors to...

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Phenom Hoops Event Attendees All Over the 2019 National Rankings Update

On Wednesday, Rivals.com recently released their newest brush at the 2019 rankings and it had a strong Phenom Hoops feel to the Top 150. In all twenty-six prospects were ranked among the countries Top 150 prospects. This comes as no surprise as the 2019 class in Phenom Hoops region is incredibly talented. All along there have been players who are ranked among the top in the country in this class...

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From the Sidelines – Rankings Part 2

Rankings contribute to some of the biggest controversies in youth basketball. Not everyone agrees with the rankings published by one particular service or another, which can often lead to charges that any particular set of rankings, is “political.” Unfortunately, it’s become the norm for people to criticize and belittle anyone that doesn’t agree with a specific published list. But it’s so...

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Phenom Hoops Coverage at the Next Levels (Tuesday, January 9)

Phenom Hoops coverage of the athletes who attended our events doesn’t just happen when they walk through our doors. We follow the careers of each of these athletes, whether it be high school or through college and even (in some cases) on to the NBA. In this segment, here is a recap of players who attended any number of events on our vast platform of exposure and how they did in their Division 1...

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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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