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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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City of Oaks Scoreboard

City of Oaks Scoreboard Southern Durham 76 Louisburg 51 NCHSAA 3A Southern Durham simply just had too much depth and balance as they rolled to an impressive opening win at the inaugural City of Oaks Classic. Southern Durham had 10 players to score and was led by 6’4 unsigned senior Jayvis Harvey with 17 points, while 6’5 sophomore Aaron Hall tossed in 12 points. 6’3 sophomore...

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Manteo vs. First Flight Game Recap and Storyline

RAW Highlights Manteo vs. First Flight Game Recap and Storyline Phenom Hoop Report travelled to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to cover the local rivalry between Manteo and First Flight. Coach Chad Williams First Flight team believes in one thing for certain. They love to push tempo and make the pitch ahead pass on each and every possession. There is no need for a shot clock when one is...

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Join the Party: Phenom Alum Ja Morant continues to show NBA potential

Join the Party: Phenom Alum Ja Morant continues to show NBA potential We informed you about him in his freshman season.  We let you know about him throughout high school.  Nevertheless, it seems that now people are starting to realize the talent that Murray State guard Ja Morant possesses. Morant, a 6’3 sophomore guard for the Racers, is having himself a year, now averaging 23.5 points, 10.5...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’9 Emmanuel Izunabor

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 vs. Greensboro Day Recap and Storylines

Carmel Christian vs. Greensboro Day Recap and Storylines Battle of the Titans Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Greensboro Day to cover the marquee matchup between reigning NCISAA state champions. Last year, Greensboro Day won the 3A division while Carmel Christian won the 2A division. Coming into the contest, Carmel Christian has been nationally ranked in the top 25 for the majority of the season...

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The Game of Intrigue: Ravenscroft vs. Athens Drive

This Saturday, Phenom Hoops will be traveling to Trinity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina for our second annual City of Oaks Classic. We’ve reached our final preview in the series, but it’ll be exciting, as it’s going to have the potential to shut the gym down. These two teams share few similarities, but both squads have something to prove. Each team contains a senior committed to a Division I...

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Henrico HS @ Glen Allen HS; (1/9/19)

  Last night, I found myself in Glen Allen, VA, ready to get a first-look at two 804 varsity programs: Henrico and Glen Allen High School. Henrico has started the season off in exceptional fashion, having been 11-1 prior to Wednesday night’s matchup. The Warriors kept their winning streak alive, now bumping it to six games, after maintaining a focus for all 32 minutes in going against the Glen...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Travion McCray

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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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Elbert Ellis

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 Storylines That are Getting Us Ridiculously Excited About Saturday’s City of Oaks Classic

Kadin Shedrick Vs. Isaiah Todd This is the main attraction, the headliner of the loaded event. Isaiah Todd is North Carolina’s best junior big man while Kadin Shedrick is North Carolina’s best senior big man. The 6’10” Todd is a Top 15 prospect in the country and a Team USA guy while Shedrick is a consensus Top 75 guy, and committed to Top 5 Virginia. The two players...

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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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The Game of Unpredictability: Heritage vs. Word of God

In the basketball world, some things are simply impossible to predict, even when the odds are stacked in the opposite direction. That’s a big part of what makes this matchup so riveting. This game is going to be a must-see for basketball savants, as there are so many gems and diamonds in the rough within these two teams. So folks need to attend Saturday, as Phenom Hoops will be traveling to...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 PG John Michael Wright

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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