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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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Calvary Looks to Survive and Advance

Tuesday night Calvary Day opened up post season play against a very scrappy Cary Christian group.Winston Salem, North Carolina- The Cougars used a nice fourth quarter run due to some amped up defensive efforts and hot shooting, to pull away firmly in this contest. Calvary has a veteran core and this group as a whole played one of the toughest slates in the entire state, the team has pretty much...

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Live With Brandon Blakney EP. 1

On the latest release of the remastered podcast Live With Brandon Blakney, Brandon discussed an array of topics happening throughout the hoops world. Is Southwest Guilford the best in 3A? The Piedmont Triad 3A conference has been FULL of talent since its formation several years ago, this season is no different as Southwest Guilford looks like the best public school in the state. They’re blowing...

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6’9 2020 CJ Huntley: Poised to Break Out

Last Night, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to check out Carmel Christian Vs Davidson Day.  The Head Honcho (Rick Lewis) and myself were in the gym to see a massive win for Davidson Day as they handled a nationally ranked Carmel Christian team with relative ease in a 63-47 win on senior night.  6’9 2020 CJ Huntley of Davidson Day had an incredible performance, in front of the right...

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GDS hands HPCA first home loss 70-59

Greensboro Day claimed an impressive road win in front of a rowdy rival crowd. High Point, North Carolina- Last night Greensboro Day went on the road in a hostile environment, at conference rival High Point Christian and came away with a crucial win. It was back and forth for four quarters, each squad exchanging blows, Greensboro Day was pushed but never gave up the lead. Standouts –...

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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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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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Palmetto State Unsigned Seniors “Stock on the Rise”

Palmetto State Unsigned Seniors “Stock on the Rise” We have often stated, “South Carolina isn’t just a football state.” As a matter of fact, the Palmetto state is fast becoming a hotbed for basketball recruiting at the collegiate level and even the BLUE BLOODS have taken notice. In the 2018 class, Zion Williamson (Duke), Aaron Nesmith (Vanderbilt), Jimmy Nichols...

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Hoop State Unsigned Seniors: Stock on the Rise

Hoop State Unsigned Seniors: Stock on the Rise   The state of North Carolina has a wealth of talent. The 2019 class is extremely deep. 38 prospects have already committed or signed with D1 schools while eight have committed or signed with D2 schools. Like every year, there is a tremendous amount of unsigned seniors going into new calendar year and this year is no exception. The month of...

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Brandon Lee’s Frank Spencer Classic Story lines

Well Christmas is officially over and we need something to carry us into the new year, what better way than to dive in to some Frank Spencer Winter Classic story lines! Winston Salem, North Carolina- The Frank Spencer is one of the most prestigious high school holiday hoops tournaments in the entire state, over the years we’ve witnessed McDonald’s All Americans, College All...

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6’5 Frosh Trey Wertz leads Santa Clara to 102-92 2OT Win over Southern Cal

6’5 Frosh Trey Wertz leads Santa Clara to 102-92 2OT Win over Southern Cal We recently named 6’5 Frosh Trey Wertz (Santa Clara) to our early season standouts from the state of North Carolina for the class of 2018. http://www.phenomhoopreport.com/2018/12/07/early-season-collegiate-standouts-from-the-north-carolina-2018-class-part-2/.  No one has followed the development of Trey Wertz...

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Coach JD Johnson has Cape Fear Christian Trending in the right direction

Coach JD Johnson has Cape Fear Christian Trending in the right direction Coach JD Johnson is no stranger to rebuilding basketball programs. Coach Johnson resurrected the basketball program at Statesville Christian from 2016-18. He complied an impressive 48-17 record during that time frame and decided to take the coaching job at Cape Fear Christian in Erwin, North Carolina. Last year, Cape Fear...

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Live with Brandon Blakney ft Josh Nickleberry

Fayetteville, North Carolina- On the latest segment of Live With Brandon Blakney Extra, Northwood Temple senior, and Louisville signee Josh Nickleberry joined the podcast. Nickleberry is one of the hottest names in prep hoops at the moment, he’s got a chance to break 3,000 career points this season. Phenom Hoops Analyst Jamie Shaw described Nickleberry as “ the best scorer in North Carolina...

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6’9 Josh Hall to reclassify to 2020

Josh Hall will reclassify to 2020    Per coach Antonio Lowe (Moravian Prep), 6’9 Josh Hall will reclassify to the graduating class of 2020. Josh Hall has seen his stock rise dramatically with his play at Moravian Prep this season and continues to be one of the hottest prospects for his size and position. . We’re talking about a mobile, fluid, agile and multi-talented wing. Hall...

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Phenom Hoop Report – Zion Davis

Zion Davis 6’4 200 2019 TPLS Christian Academy, Richmond VA Zion is a talented and crafty guard with a powerfully built frame, athletic and agile. He is capable of playing either guard position and small forward at the high school level as he combines bullish drives to the rim with a crafty handle and a deft shooting touch with range beyond the arc. Not necessarily explosive, Zion is ball quick...

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Phenom Hoop Report – Travon Gray

Travon Gray 6’4 170 2021 Jamestown High School, Williamsburg VA A long athletic frame, great bounce, versatility and a nonstop motor; that’s what Travon Gray brings to the floor and that’s why he’s averaging double figures in points and rebounds one month into his sophomore year. Travon offers versatility on both ends of the floor. He can knock down shots off the dribble or sprint down the floor...

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