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Finally… I can check it off the list that I attended the annual ‘DC National Hoopfest.’ I’ve heard SO much about this event for the last several years but never had the opportunity to go and watch due to my own college basketball career. This past Saturday, it felt pretty surreal to walk into the historic Wooten gymnasium on DeMatha Catholic High School’s campus and prepare for media...read more
Rick Lewis North Mecklenburg better than expected Last season, North Mecklenburg finished 27-2 and was upset in the NCHSAA 4A Regional Sectionals. They lost three year starter point guard Vaud Worthy to graduation. Nationally ranked 6’8 Jaelyn Withers (Louisville commit) moved to Ohio and Myles Hunter transferred to Carmel Christian. The Vikings are much smaller than previous years, but after...read more
Last night Lavar Ball was caught on camera saying that “IMG knows they can’t compete with this…” The “this” in this sentence is his son Lamelo Ball’s Spire Academy team. Of course we all know Ball is known for his outlandish statements, falling back on “speak it into truth.” Well this one is one we aren’t sure will be possible to have...read more
I’ve been looking forward to this event all week… the ‘Battle at the Rock’ showcase, presented by our service. A handful of talented teams will swing by Nation Ford High School (Fort Mill, SC) for Friday night and Saturday games. To kick things off, three games took place on Friday night, featuring several next-level prospects. Game 1: Gray Collegiate Academy...read more
Can Josh Nickelberry Continue at his Torrid Pace It has been no secret how great Josh Nickelberry has been to start this season. He is the second leading scorer in North Carolina high school right now, putting up close to 30 points per game. Nickelberry has been playing like a Top 50 player in the country should, a player who has signed with Louisville (who currently has the #1 class in the...read more
FORT MILL, SC – Visit York County and THE Phenom Hoop Report have partnered together to bring a national level high school basketball event to Nation Ford High School. The inaugural event will be called Battle at the Rock presented by Phenom Hoop Report and will be held November 30 and December 1. With this being the showcase’s first year, the planning came out swinging putting together and...read more
USA Today High School Sports came out with their high school Chosen 25 rankings and it carried a Battle at the Rock feel to it. Each year, Jason Jordan will put out his “Chosen 25” of the senior class and this year five players who are competing in the Battle at the Rock made their way onto the list. In fact, all five of the players are in the Top 20 of the ranking. Topping the list, at number...read more