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Phenom’s National High School Showcase Event Alumni

2018 Event is Presented by Chatlee Boats Will be November 16-17 At Greensboro Day School in Greensboro, NC *Listed Among Nation’s Premier Tip Off Events by USA Today **Listed Among Nation’s Can’t Miss Basketball Events by Max Preps Phenom’s National Showcase List of Alums In The NBA Dwayne Bacon (Florida State/Charlotte Hornets), Thomas Bryant (Indiana/Washington Wizards),...

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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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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — Phenom Hoops to Release Teams in 5th Annual Phenom’s National High School Showcase Tonight

GREENSBORO, NC – Tonight (Tuesday night), via the @Phenom_Hoops twitter feed, Phenom Hoop Report will announce the field of teams for the 2018 Phenom’s National High School Showcase. High school basketball season is here and in North Carolina that means Phenom’s 5th Annual National High School Showcase presented by Chatlee Boats is right around the corner. This year’s event will again be held at...

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Not Ranked Nationally, But The 6’6″ Junior’s Recruitment Will Say Top 100

Through his play this year, Trinity Christian’s 6’6″ junior Audiese Toney has more than stepped out of the shadows of his more well-known (and deserving) teammates. It is about time that the nation and college coaches take notice of Toney and all the production he brings to every game played as well. Originally from Alabama, the 6’6″ junior moved up to Fayetteville...

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North Carolina’s All-Time Leading Scorer

It took 14 years for someone to approach JamesOn Curry’s, seemingly unapproachable, scoring record. It was a record that was held (prior to Curry) since 1959 by Cotton Clayton and Curry broke that 45 year old record by 549 points. Now North Carolina’s All-Time Leading Scorer is Coby White. With the likes of Michael Jordan, Chris Paul, James Worthy, Antawn Jamison and many others having...

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Unsigned Seniors Pt 3: Names Coaches need to know

As we get deeper into the season and approach the late signing period for the 2018 cycle coaches at every level will be on the lookout for late gems to boost incomplete recruiting classes. With so much unsigned talent to cover we’re gonna go a little more in depth in part three and look at some seniors really hooping as we near the holidays. 1. Kyron Gray 6’7 Position: Forward School: Hartsville...

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Chick’s Event Recap — Phenom’s National Showcase (Friday’s Standouts)

Phenom Hoops kicked off the high school season with the National HS Showcase held at Greensboro Day School and these were my Friday night standouts: Ignas Brazdeikis (Michigan) 6’8” SF Orangeville Prep (CAN) The first time I laid eyes on this young man I saw that he had a knack for scoring the basketball but he was kind of a plodder who didn’t wow you with athleticism but simply tried to get you...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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Rick’s From the Sidelines — 6’2″ 2020 Ford Cooper (Carmel Christian)

  Ford Cooper His time has come     During the Phenom Hoop Report open gym tour, we stopped by Carmel Christian to check out the 2017-18 roster. While the likes of Donovan Gregory, Miles Pierre, Martin Maide were the more well-known names, we wrote the following about 6’3 ’20 Ford Cooper. “We have seen Ford for quite a while. He has attended our Phenom camps and his game keeps...

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Guard Play Setting the Tone for Carmel Christian

Guard Play setting the tone for Carmel Christian   Carmel Christian came in a bit under the radar this year they weren’t receiving nearly the press coverage their fellow counterparts around the state were. The Cougars  first made a statement when they upset the Greenies of Christ School the number two ranked team in the NC polls. A contest Carmel Christian came into as an underdog to most...

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Player to Know: 6’9″ 2019 Emmanual Izunabor (Fayetteville Academy)

Name to Know 6’9” 2019 Emmanuel Izunabor Fayetteville Academy (Fayetteville, NC) It’s a funny thing, we sat down to write this piece on Izunabor, because we feel he is going to be one of the breakout players in the region this year. Not soon after we sit down we get a text update that he went for a triple double in his game last night. 14 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocks against a good team,...

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Coach Dawkins From the Sidelines: Phenom’s National Showcase

From the Sidelines Phenom National High School Showcase Day 2 – Standouts Day 2 of the Phenom National High School Showcase kicked off Veterans Day, 11 November 2017. As a retired veteran of the U.S. Army, I would like to thank those who have served, those who are currently serving, and the family members who help make it possible to serve our country. I send a special thanks to all the...

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Coach Threadgill’s Player Standouts: National Showcase (Day One)

Matthew Alexander-Moncrief 6’6 2020 very dangerous out of the triple threat; has a very quick step and loves to attack the rim. Matthew has a very quick step. He does a really good job of attacking the offense back board getting a lot of put backs.   Joe Jones 6’19 2019 Joe did a great job of rebounding and running the floor. He is an good inside presences for Orangeville prep. Joe does a...

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Phenom’s Feast of Champions – Team Previews (Greenfield School)

Phenom’s Feast of Champions Team Previews Greenfield School (Wilson, NC) Greenfield School coached by Rob Salter will be playing in the 2nd Annual Feast of Champions showcase being held at Fayetteville Academy. Last season, Greenfield finished 21-11 in the NCISAA and will once again be in the title hunt for a state championship. Greenfield returns two of the more exciting players in the...

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Today’s Five to Know: Phenom’s National Showcase (Day Two)

Today’s 5 to Know Phenom’s National Showcase (Day 2) 6’1” 2018 Chris Barnette Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC) Barnette is a winner, it is that plain and simple. He cuts through the defense, expertly not turning the ball over and getting his teammates the ball exactly where they want it. Barnette also plays great on the ball defense, he did not get blown by a single time defending the ball. He finished...

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Today’s Five to Know: Phenom’s National Showcase Signed Standouts

Phenom’s National Showcase Recaps Signed 2018 Standouts 6’5” Luguentz Dort (Arizona State) Athlete Institute (Canada) Dort walks on the court and you immediate take notice with his size and frame. He is built like a 3rd year college linebacker. Then you watch him play and he is a legitimate point guard. He has great vision and pace, gets into the paint almost at will and finds the open man...

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Phenom National Showcase MVP: Devon Dotson (Providence Day)

Our 2017-18 preview magazine launched last week, and if one thing is certain, it’s that we missed on a few teams. Providence Day (NC) senior Devon Dotson took no time to make us look silly. Dotson led his Chargers squad to a 2-0 showing at the Phenom National Showcase, fresh off signing his National Letter of Intent to play at Kansas in 2018-19. Dotson kicked off his senior campaign in style,...

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Phenom’s National Showcase Player Recaps: Jamal King

Phenom’s National Showcase Player Recaps 6’5” 2019 Jamal King Word of God (Raleigh, NC) King has come a long way over the past year. Admittedly, his game has toned down greatly and that comes from the new environment. Playing with talent allows King to be more efficient in his game. In the opening game against Orangeville Prep, King finished with 18 points, going 3-4 from beyond the arc....

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Phenom’s National Showcase Player Recaps: Matthew Alexander-Moncrief

Phenom’s National Showcase Player Recaps 6’6” 2020 Matthew Alexander Moncrief Orangeville Prep (CAN) Add this name to the list, as a conservative Top 50 prospect in his class. There is a lot to like in his game and what he does. He has great size from the guard position and a full skill set that produces numbers across the board. In his opening game against Word of God, Alexander Moncrief...

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Phenom’s National Showcase Player Recaps: Max Farthing

Phenom’s National Showcase Player Recaps 6’6” 2019 Max Farthing Word of God (Raleigh, NC) Shooters are going to shoot it. Shooting guard Max Farthing can flat out let it fly. He has the ultimate green light and for good reason he knocks them down effortlessly and routinely. In the opener against Orangeville Prep, Farthing went for 25 points on 7 made 3s. Right now Farthing is sitting on a 4.3...

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Lecque Captivates the Crowds at Phenom’s High School Jamboree

Lecque Captivates the Crowds at Phenom’s High School Jamboree 6’4” 2019 Jalen Lecque of Christ School If you got there after tip-off you were already four or five rows back. Every one of the 750+ fans and 34 teams who were in Proehlific Park wanted to catch a glimpse of Jalen Lecque. The fans were packed in and the video cameras were rolling and the ooh’s and ahh’s quickly ensued throughout the...

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Phenom’s National Showcase Schedule

Phenom’s National Showcase — November 10-11  (Greensboro, NC) Gym 1 Gym 2 Game Time Team 1 Team 2 Game Time Team 1 Team 2 Friday 430 Word of God Orangeville Prep 6 Greensboro Day Fayetteville Academy 6 Oak Hill Red Legacy Charter 730 Northwood Temple Providence Day 730 Cannon Lee-Huntsville 9 Christ School Carmel Christian 9 Mountain Mission Athlete Institute Saturday 1030 United...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Carmel Christian (Charlotte, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Carmel Christian (Charlotte, NC) By Rick Lewis Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Charlotte to cover Carmel Christian.  Last season, Carmel Christian finished 21-6 and lost in the NCISAA 2A championship to Village Christian. The quiet and reserved head coach Byron Dinkins has to be smiling on the inside about the upcoming 2017-18 season. First of all, he returns four key...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour – Northwood Temple (Fayetteville, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Northwood Temple (Fayetteville, NC) By Jamie Shaw In Head Coach Corey Baker’s first season he carried the Northwood Temple program to the 1A state semi-finals where the dropped to eventual NCISAA State Champion The Burlington School by only a couple points. Well Baker’s team is now a year older, more experienced and they have some high level impact transfers who will play...

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An Insider’s Take: Manny Bates Commits to NC State

An Insider’s Take Manny Bates Commits to NC State By Jamie Shaw 6’10” 2018 Post – Ranked #7 in NCs 2018 Class Make no mistakes about it, Manny Bates is one of the premier shot blocker/rebounders in the country. That statement goes toward the impressive upside of Bates, seeing he is only 17 years old and been playing basketball for only a couple of years. The upward trajectory of Bates has been...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour – Christ School (Arden, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Christ School (Arden, NC) By Rick Lewis Phenom Hoop Report traveled to Arden, North Carolina to cover Christ School open gym. There may not be a more picturesque high school in the state of North Carolina. It is located in western North Carolina in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Coach Scott Willard is in his third season at Christ School. He is currently 45-18...

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

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Ravenscroft School (Raleigh, NC) By Jamie Shaw Year after year Kevin Billerman has talent stacked up at Ravenscroft School. In recent years, players such as Ike Copeland, Marcus Bryan, Anton Gill, Madison Jones, Chris & Tommy Corchiani, Luke Davis, Matt Wilson, Ian Dubose and many others have gone on to play Division 1 basketball. Even Ryan Kelley has gone on to forge...

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Phenom’s National Showcase: List of Teams

Friday Teams Saturday Teams Mountain Mission (VA) Mountain Mission (VA) Orangeville Prep (CAN) Orangeville Prep (CAN) Lee-Huntsville (AL) Lee-Huntsville (AL) Athletes Institute (CAN) Athletes Institute (CAN) Legacy Charter (SC) York Prep (SC) Oak Hill Red (VA) FCDS (NC) Carmel Christian (NC) Greensboro Day (NC) Fayetteville Academy (NC) Christ School (NC) Christ School (NC) Trinity Christian...

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Phenom’s National Showcase: List of Teams

Friday Teams Saturday Teams Mountain Mission (VA) Mountain Mission (VA) Orangeville Prep (CAN) Orangeville Prep (CAN) Lee-Huntsville (AL) Lee-Huntsville (AL) Athletes Institute (CAN) Athletes Institute (CAN) Legacy Charter (SC) York Prep (SC) Oak Hill Red (VA) FCDS (NC) Carmel Christian (NC) Greensboro Day (NC) Fayetteville Academy (NC) Christ School (NC) Christ School (NC) Trinity Christian...

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An Insider’s Take: Elijah McCadden Commits to Georgia Southern

An Insider’s Take Elijah McCadden Commits to Georgia Southern By Jamie Shaw 6’6” 2018 Guard – Ranked #17 in NCs 2018 Class McCadden is good, we know this. However, I think what gets lost is how good McCadden really is. He first walked through our doors as a freshman, playing in the prestigious North Carolina Top 80. That event is invite-only and brings together the best players in the state of...

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