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Breakout Watch Following #PhenomOpening

Take a deep breath because that time of year once again, AAU season is here and in full swing! Phenom Hoops kicked things with an absolute bang with Phenom Opening, a two-day tournament featuring some of the top travel ball programs around the Southeast. Greensboro, High School- Smith High School was one of the sights for a full weekend slate of games, prospects from the 2023-2021 classes...

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Brandon’s Big time Ballers: Phenom Opening Standouts PT 1

Take a deep breath because that time of year once again, AAU season is here and in full swing! Phenom Hoops kicked things with an absolute bang with Phenom Opening, a two day tournament featuring some of the top travel ball programs around the Southeast. Greensboro, High School- Smith High School was one of the sights for a full weekend slate of games, prospects from the 2023-2021 classes...

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#PhenomOpening: 14U Silver Title Game Recap

14U Silver Championship: Team Rogue Vs Queen City Thunder Team Rogue got off to a scorching hot start in this one, largely due to their full court zone press that created a lot of issues for the Queen City Thunder early on.  Getting out to an early lead proved to be vital for Team Rogue, as the Queen City Thunder ended the first half strong, and came out of the halftime break with a ton of...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Sunday Standouts

6’0 2022 Davion Cunningham: Team Loaded 704 McCullough 15U Cunningham was arguably the most impressive prospect in the first game of the day with his ability to attack off the dribble and find open teammates when the defense collapses on him.  He plays the game with a high level of relentlessness, constantly in attack mode, leaving defenders on their heels and often in the dust.  It’ll be...

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#PhenomOpening: Sause’s Saturday Standouts

By Chris Sause 5’9 2021 Cameron Ray Team Loaded 704- Cameron is small in stature but showed from the gate that he is a high-level shooter. He knocked down numerous threes in the first half of a blowout game. While this game wasn’t even close (45-6 at halftime) Cameron did a great job of playing within the system and picking his spots, getting to the rim, and being pesky on defense. 6’4 2021...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Afternoon & Evening Standouts

6’9 2020 Myles Evans: NC Empire Evans is still rounding back into shape after a meniscus tear, but he still found a way to play an incredibly productive game, anchoring his team on the block at both ends of the floor.  He’s a skilled, strong bodied big man that always finishes around the basket at a high clip.  His expanding perimeter game is really encouraging, he stepped into his 3s with...

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#PhenomOpening: Miles Early Standouts

5’10 2021 Clay Hodges: Carolina Riptide Hodges is an incredibly smooth operator at the PG position, constantly willing his way into the teeth of the defense and making the right play.  He’s a tough competitor that is always willing to get his hands dirty if it means creating something positive for his team.  He and his backcourt mate Callahan Reed are always in sync with one another, making this...

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NC Phenom 150 Top 2021’s

We have invaded the Gate City once again for another session of our Phenom 150 camp, this platform follows the prestigious Top 80 camp.  The 150 camp really offers younger unknown players an initial chance to break onto the scene and gain notoriety throughout the state. Greensboro, North Carolina- With a nice balanced mix of young talent and unsigned seniors vying to make an impact late in the...

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#NCPhenom150 Session Two: Freshman Standouts

#39 6’2 2022 Lebron Thomas: Lee Central High School (SC) Lebron Thomas is the kind of kid every coach would want to have on their team.  He’s a tenacious competitor, that makes his money on the defensive end of the court, with his lateral quickness, fast hands, and length.  On the offensive end, he excels in transition, using his high IQ to make the right read in those situations. ...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: NCPhenom150 Pt. 1

We have invaded the Gate City once again for another session of our Phenom 150 camp, this platform follows the prestigious top 80 camp.  The 150 camp really offers younger unknown players an initial chance to break onto the scene and gain notoriety throughout the state.   Greensboro, North Carolina- With a nice balanced mix of young talent and unsigned seniors vying to make an impact late...

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#NCPhenom150 Session Two: Early Standouts

#57 6’3 2019 Brevin Goodlett: North Rowan High School Goodlett left an early impression with his high tenacity on the defensive end, with his willingness to get downhill and attack smaller defenders.  He’s a versatile, scholarship level wing guard that consistently has a positive impact at both ends of the floor.  He finishes through contact at the rim, Defensively, he’s...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 2: NC Top 80

The prestigious NC Top 80 has hosted the top talent in all of the Hoop State the last several years, this years edition didn’t disappoint. Greensboro, North Carolina- Phenom Hoops NC Top 80 camp is unique in it’s own right, due mostly in part to the amass of talent assembled together under one roof for competition. This camp provides coaches, media and, spectators alike an...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers: NCTop80

The prestigious NC Top 80 has hosted the top talent in all of the Hoop State the last several years, this years edition didn’t disappoint. Greensboro, North Carolina- Phenom Hoops NC Top 80 camp is unique in it’s own right, due mostly in part to the amass of talent assembled together under one roof for competition. This camp provides coaches, media and, spectators alike an...

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#NCTop80: Miles Magical Five Possible Summer Breakouts

Every year in the HoopState there are always a handful of players that breakout on the summer ball circuit.  Last year guys like Caleb Mills (Houston/Asheville Christian) and Kadin Shedrick (Virginia/Holly Springs) saw their recruiting profile grow in an almost unimaginable way.  Here are some potential guys that can see a similar breakout summer with their respective AAU Teams. #94 6’7...

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#SCPhenom150: Afternoon Standouts (Court Two)

#77 6’2 2020 Robert Nastase: Clover High School (SC) Nastase is a smooth, fundamentally sound, wing guard, that uses his strong fundamentals to have a positive impact on the outcome of the game.  He has a strong frame that he uses to fight over larger defenders for positioning and rebounds to go with his superb touch from the outside.  He’s a quiet killer, never making the loud...

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#SCPhenom150: Early Day Standouts (Court Two)

#39 5’10 2020 Jordan Coleman: Chester High School (SC) Coleman is a strong explosive athlete that plays the game with a chip on his shoulder.  He fully understands that playing with a high level of effort is a great way to get noticed and that’s exactly what he did in this one.  He did a great job at getting downhill, finishing at the cup, either through contact or straight-line above the rim!...

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Brandon’s big time Ballers: NC JR Phenom

The Jr Phenom Camp didn't disappoint, the next generation of high school stars are in training, several prospects caught my eye throughout the day for multiple reasons. These guys are in the early stages and most are still learning the game this is an introductory into their hoops resume. 

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Miles Magical Five: #NCPhenom150 Late Morning/Early Afternoon Standouts

#152 6’4 2019 Colin Radcliffe: Richlands High School (NC) Radlciffe was absolutely unconscious in the first half, ringing in 23 points on 5/7 from deep, and he kept it up in the 2nd half, doing more work getting downhill and creating contact at the cup.  He’s a no brainer scholarship level talent that should be a major priority for D2s looking for a high level wing to add to their...

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Miles Magical Five: #NCJrPhenom Late Afternoon Standouts

#75 6’4 2023 William “Dice Royster (Greensboro, NC) Royster is a super fluid young post player that will be attending Wesleyan Christian Academy to start his high school career and they have a lot to be excited about.  He’s a super mobile, athletic, young post player that uses his length to impact the game on the defensive end.  He had some highlight plays today, I’d be...

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Miles Magical Five: #NCJrPhenom Mid-Afternoon Slate

#62 6’1 2024 Brandon Ihle (Apex, NC) Ihle is a high quality young post player that has range that extends out to the 3 point line and beyond.  He has a firm understanding of the game, utilizing his talent to his advantage and maintaining a high level of productivity in both of his games thus far.  If he continues to grow he can be a really versatile forward at the high school level, and if...

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Miles Magical Five: Late Morning #NCJrPhenom

#67 6’2 2024 Dylan Deluca (Indian Trail, NC) Deluca is a high IQ young big man that does an excellent job working hard on the glass and scoring with his back to the basket.  He faced multiple double teams and rarely made a mistake in regards to his decision making when it came to finding the open man out of the post.  His footwork on the block is very advanced, and as he grows he should...

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Amateur Hour EP 37: QCMSS, NC Top 80, NCISAA/NCHSAA Playoff Talk

Jamie Shaw, Miles Masercola, Jeff Bendel, and Rick Lewis break down some of the top performers from this weekends Queen City Middle School Showcase, Talked about some of their favorite memories from the Prestigious NC Top 80, Recapped the NCISAA State title results, and gave their predictions for the NCHSAA Playoffs. Be sure to subscribe and leave a...

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#PhenomQCMSS Morning/Early Afternoon Standouts: NW School of The Arts

Game One: Carolina Bad Boyz 12U (51) Vs LKN1 2025 (50) Carolina Bad Boyz: 5’7 2025 Kielin Thomas: 10 Points Thomas was a consistent presence in this one, and made some big time shots and FT’s down the stretch for his team in a tightly contested game to start the day.  He’s a talented young prospect that has a legitimate future in basketball if he continues to play and work on his craft.  LKN1:...

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#PhenomQCMSS Late Afternoon/Evening Standouts: NW School of the Arts

Game Eight: Team Loaded 704 14U (71) Vs Queen City Thunder 14U (61) Team Loaded 704: 5’11 2023 Darius Abraham: 18 Points Abraham is an incredibly advanced scorer for his age, cold blooded in his approach, he makes a killing off the opposition’s defensive lapses, capitalizing on just about every opportunity possible.  He’s a knockdown shooter with excellent mechanics and he should continue to...

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#PhenomQCMSS Standouts: Late Morning/Early Afternoon @ NW School of The Arts

Game Four: Team Loaded 704 14U (67) Vs Charlotte Dragons 14U (37) Charlotte Dragons: 5’10 2023 Brock Rose: 14 Points Rose is a hard nosed young off-ball guard that can shoot it from deep, finish through contact at the rim, and always play the game with a ton of heart and purpose.  He was one of the more reliable offensive options for a Charlotte Dragons team with some interesting pieces. 5’9...

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#PhenomQCMSS Early Morning Standouts: NW School of The Arts

Game One: 1Carolina 14U (56) Vs Team Ascend 14U (47) Team Ascend 14U 5’8 2023 Cameron Alston: 13 Points Alston is a smooth young combo guard that can go for quick scoring bursts, giving his team a dynamic offensive threat in the backcourt.  He communicates well on the defensive end which is always a big bonus for a young player.  He’s a versatile guard that can initiate offense running the point...

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Porter Ridge Vs Myers Park Game Recap

On Tuesday Night I had the opportunity to check out Porter Ridge Vs Myers Park, there were tons of high level prospects on the court and Myers Park ended up getting the win by the score of 65-57.  Porter Ridge was playing without star 6’8 2019 Cam Stitt, but they were still able to put up a serious fight against a really talented Myers Park squad.  Let’s take a look at some of the...

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All-Star Weekend Part Two in CLT??

This past weekend the basketball world was centered around the 704 with the NBA All-Star weekend coming to town.  The streets were filled with influencers, celebrities, NBA Stars, and representatives from some of the biggest brands in the country.  The atmosphere in the city was undeniable, there was so much going on in an already busy place, and it felt great to feel like a part of something...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Brandon Murray

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an overabundance 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 this edition of our Unsigned Senior...

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