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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 2 — Must Watch Players!!

Committed Prospects Cox Mill High School (Concord, NC) 6’6” 2019 5-Star Wendell Moore (Duke) 6’6” 2019 Caleb Stone Carrawell (Charlotte) Southwest Guilford High School (High Point, NC) 6’1” 2019 Keyshaun Langley (UNC-Greensboro) 6’1” 2019 Kobe Langley (UNC-Greensboro) Prospects Holding Offers Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC) 6’11” 2019 David Elien (Offers: Winthrop) North Mecklenburg...

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Brandon Lee’s Breakout Watch

With an abundance of talent throughout the state of North Carolina it’s hard sometimes to keep track of all the prospects. Teams lose players to graduation and transfers, in retrospect other players find themselves in different situations.   Young guys will be expected to grow up a year older now, and some role players will be counted on to step into leadership positions. With the stage set...

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Brandon Lee’s four to watch: NC Jr Phenom

The second session of NC Jr Phenom showcased a diverse collection of talent, 63 junior high prospects from both Carolina’s and Virginia gathered in Greensboro to battle it out. Greensboro, North Carolina- Campers warmed up in competitive heart racing drills conducted by Phenom’s prestigious counselor staff, before breaking up into live play. Many of these youngsters are still learning the...

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Live With Brandon Blakney extra ft Southwest Guilford open gym

On this latest episode of Live With Brandon Blakney Extra, we visited 3A state champion hopeful Southwest Guilford during open gym workouts! The Cowboys are coming into the season with as much hype as any team in the state, and there is a lot of excitement amongst the coaching staff and fan base surrounding this group. The team is led by a catalyst of seniors that have been together for a long...

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Four to Watch: NC JR Phenom Camp

The annual NC junior Phenom Camp has become one of the most prestigious junior high camps in the south, the alumni list is filled with some of the top prospects currently in the prep ranks, and even extends throughout college hoops. This year featured a crop of talented youngsters with an advanced understanding of the game. There was excellent fundamentals and passing on display, it was good...

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Diving in With: Jalen King Joiner

Jalen King announced last month he would be returning to two-time state champion Piedmont Classical, instead of a planned transfer to High Point Christian Academy. Greensboro, North Carolina- The decision wasn’t an easy one for Joiner, but after immense thought and prayer with his family they decided Piedmont Classical was ultimately the best option. “I have decided to transfer back to Piedmont...

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The Size, The Skill and The Will of This Prospect: 6’7″ 2019 Jake Boggs

His game was just taking off. Boggs had found his role on the PSB Elite team and he was just starting to showcase his Division 1 talent. You see two years earlier Boggs shot up from 6’2” to 6’7”. The previous year, at Carmel Christian, Boggs was the starting big for NCISAA 2A State Champion. Head Coach Byron Dinkins did a great job of running a 5-out system and getting Boggs his touches, but...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Trinity Academy (Raleigh, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 2 Trinity Academy (Raleigh, NC) 2017-18: 8-17 (6-8 in Conference) 5-Star Newcomer All eyes this season will be firmly placed on Isaiah Todd, and rightfully so. The 6’10” junior may just be the countries best NBA prospect in the 2020 class. Todd can do a little bit of everything on the floor, with a beautiful jump shot to go along with ball skills and a length/explosive...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Millbrook High School (Raleigh, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 1 Millbrook High School (Raleigh, NC) 2017-18: 16-13 2nd Round NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs   The Back Court If you know anything about Millbrook basketball over the last 10 years, you know their backcourts are always one of the best in the state. This is an interesting backcourt, they return two starters and then a third player has made major strides this offseason....

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

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 1 Ravenscroft (Raleigh, NC) 2017-18: 20-8 1st Round NCISAA 3A Playoffs The Man No player at Ravenscroft has averaged 20 or more points since Ryan Kelly did so in 2008-09. Since that year, Ravenscroft has had 11 Division 1 players and 7 other college level players. This year that streak could break with 6’8” 2019 Jake Van Der Heijden. The left handed Bucknell commitment...

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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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Phenom Hoop Report is Bringing a Shot Clock to North Carolina Basketball in 2018-19

Major news was made last week when Langston Wertz broke the news that Phenom Hoop Report has been approved to implement a shot clock in each of their first two events of the 2018-19 season. Both Phenom’s National High School Showcase presented by Chatlee Boats (November 16-17 in Greensboro, NC) and Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report (November 9-10 in Charlotte,...

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Introducing the Madison Dark Hype Film

The official Hype Film for 5’6 2019 Providence Grove point guard Madison Dark is here, and she is expecting a breakout senior season after some major strides last year!Dark averaged 16 points, four assists, one rebound, and a block per game, for the Patriots a year ago. Dark is a fierce floor general capable of scoring from all three levels, she shoots it well off the dribble, and Dark can stop...

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North Carolina’s 2020 Rankings Storylines

North Carolina 2020 Rankings Top 5 Stays the Same While there was a little shake up in the specific order, Isaiah Todd, Jaden Springer, Day’Ron Sharpe, Jalen Cone and Justin Ajogbar. Each of these players should be considered Top 50 prospects and each already carry multiple offers, each will see their recruitment take on a Top 25 college program feel. Todd and Springer should be considered Top...

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Player Profile Jaden Springer

Player Profile: 6’4 ’20 Jaden Springer (Rocky River & B. Maze Elite) By now, anyone who follows high school basketball should know about Jaden Springer, especially in today’s tech-friendly, social media world that we live in. There are dozens of clips and videos all over the Internet showcasing the young wing prospect, but he’s far better than most people realize. Yes, he’s nationally ranked...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — 2019 North Carolina July Breakouts

Anytime you allow college coaches an extended period of time to watch kids over the course of time, blow ups are inevitable to happen. Whether its in AAU or high school settings, offers having a trickling effect where when one comes, a lot of times, a cascade of them can follow. It has been great to watch Caleb Mills rise to stardom this July. He is similar to what Aaron Nesmith did last year,...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1

The Phenom Southern Jam Showcase was a picking grounds for low major division ones to the NAIA schools in attendance. With all the big boys out of town this was a prime week for staffs to discover diamonds in the rough and get the jump on some sleepers. This time of the year coaches are always looking to add a spark to the lineup. A handful of players did their stocks serious justice so lets...

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Sleepers on the Rise: Phenom CP3 Live

With so much talent on display all weekend we took care of all the headliners, but now I want to dive in on a few talented sleepers coaches should know about. These guys range from LM-D2 and all have one thing in common, currently they are all criminally under recruited. If you’re a fan of diamonds in the rough I have you covered here on this one so lets lock in!   6’8, 2020, Josiah...

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Brandon Lee’s Big Three: Phenom CP3 Showcase story lines

Greensboro, North Carolina- Greensboro was the place to be this weekend for Phenom Hoops CP3 Live showcase. The weekend drew in some of the nations top coaches and programs alike, offers were earned and interest was given, now lets recap some action! Eric Van Der Heijden is a real  Prospect. At 6’7 Van Der Heijden has nice perimeter skill and he’s an inside presence on the defensive end for Team...

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Diving In with: Darasjot Hothi

2019 Darasjot Hothi pulled out an impressive weekend with the Bull City Silver backs and through three games this group held strong. Hothi provides toughness on both ends, offensively Hothi is scrappy he will attack the glass and collect clean up buckets, Hothi is a willing shooter but he doesn’t overextend the action, defensively Hothi is versatile with quick feet and active hands. Hothi...

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Regional Low Major D1 April Stock Risers

6’7” 2019 Nick Evtimov Greensboro Day/Team United Evtimov has been a name that has circulated around for a while. He is a strong and very skilled post player who has always played on winning teams. He is also the son of former UNC big Vasco Evtimov and nephew of former NC State forward Ilian Evtimov. Evtimov is a brute, never worried about contact. He is a strong area rebounder and can score...

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Unsigned Senior Standouts — Phenom’s Stay Positive Classic

6’5” Corey Rutherford High Point Havoc (Winston Salem Prep) Possibly no one in the event turned more heads than Rutherford. The shooting guard did just that, as he shot his way to 19 3s on Championship Sunday through his 3 games played. He averaged 26 points for the event, including a game high of 39 on 9 made 3s. This season, playing for State Champion Winston Salem Prep he shot 43% from 3, so...

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NC Phenom 150 Recaps — Can’t Miss Unsigned Senior Standouts

The season ends and there are still some players out there looking to sign with colleges. The Unsigned Seniors know the reputation of the NC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp and typically flock to the exposure that is provided from that camp. This year was no different. Both Session 1 and Session 2 were filled with Unsigned Seniors. Just like that, there were college coaches sitting baseline at both...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Recaps — 2020 Standouts

Every year the NC Phenom 150 Exposure camp brings out players from across the region, they are players who walk into the gym and want to compete. They want to showcase themselves and write their own stories. Spring of 2018 was no different, in fact we were able to sell out two camps with players coming from six different states around the area. There were some familiar names that we saw a ton of...

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North Carolina Truly is THE Hoop State

The state of North Carolina is ninth in the country in total population with an estimated 10.27 million people per the national census in 2017. The state of North Carolina also carries the 4th most Division 1 basketball programs in the country with 18 total in the state. In the 2018 NCAA Tournament, the best of the best among college basketball programs, the state of North Carolina sent six (6)...

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Even The Nationally Ranked Prospects Used the NC Top 80 Platform to Raise Their Stock

The North Carolina Top 80 is a major platform for kids throughout the state of North Carolina. The best of the best come to stake claim among the top prospects in the country. However, it also has allowed many players, who are not nationally ranked, to boost their stock in front of national media and college coaches alike. Here is a look at some of the guys already on the national radar who...

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NCHSAA Game Recap — Tri-6 4A Semifinals … Athens Drive Vs. Panther Creek

The NCHSAA playoffs are here and last night Phenom Hoops was at Riverside High School, in Durham, to watch the Tri-6 semi-finals. This is an under rated 4A league in the RDU that has a lot of next level talent playing across multiple rosters within the region. The second game of the night featured Athens Drive High School (Raleigh, NC) against Panther Creek High School (Morrisville, NC) and it...

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NCHSAA Game Recap — Tri-6 4A Semifinals … Jordan Vs. Green Hope

The NCHSAA playoffs are here and last night Phenom Hoops was at Riverside High School, in Durham, to watch the Tri-6 semi-finals. This is an under rated 4A league in the RDU that has a lot of next level talent playing across multiple rosters within the region. Game one of the night had the #5 ranked Jordan High School (Durham, NC) face off against the #1 ranked Green Hope High School (Cary, NC)....

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NCHSAA Game Recap — North Carolina 1A/2A Semifinals … Roanoke Rapids Vs. Northern Vance

The NCHSAA playoffs are here and what an overload of basketball it was last night. We made our way up to Northern Vance High School to watch the semi-finals of the North Carolina 1A/2A Conference and boy were we see a lot of talent in the gym…suggestions to anyone reading, next year be sure to make your way up to watch some of these conference games as there is next level talent littered...

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From the Sidelines – Stars of Tomorrow – Part 2 – Previewing the 2021 Class

From the Sidelines Stars of Tomorrow (Part 2) Previewing the 2021 Class Rick Lewis/Jamie Shaw The state of North Carolina is absolutely loaded with high level talent. Each class has a bevy of star power and the 2021 class is no exception. While we have produced rankings for the 2018, 2019, and 2019 class, it has been a standard practice of the Phenom Hoop Report not to rank players in the...

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