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Expanding his game: 2021 6’7 Earl Burgess (Dorman HS, SC)

One of the few South Carolina prospects that made their way to the Phenom WNC 150 in Cherokee was 2021 6’7 Earl Burgess, a prospect that immediately catches your eye with intrigue. Part of a successful program at Dorman, who is coming off a 28-3 season and a 5A state championship, Burgess is looking to show everyone just what he is capable of doing. At the Phenom WNC 150, he automatically...

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From the Scouts Eyes — Brady O’Connell Commits to Old Dominion

Brady O’Connell is a 6’7″ wing out of Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina. He played his summer travel ball with Team Felton on the UAA Circuit. At the time of his commitment to ODU, O’Connell also entertained offers from the likes of Elon, Samford, Western Carolina and Mercer. Last season, O’Connell averaged 9.3 points per game for the 18 win Ravenscroft...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Josh Griffith   #8: 5’5 ’24 Jacob McClure (Hayesville) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his team a fairly steady two-way presence, Jacob McClure. He’s a wiry guard prospect that did a quality job of attacking the basket and knocking down midrange jumpers. McClure provided great defensive effort and was quite disciplined on that end of the floor. Next in...

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From the Scout’s Eyes — Charlie Peterson Commits to Army

On Monday, 6’9″ 2020 Charlie Peterson of North Central High School in Indianapolis, Indiana. The high academic Peterson chose Army over a final grouping that also included Air Force and Indianapolis University. Last season for North Central, Peterson averaged 11 Points on 51% shooting from the field. The big added 6.5 Rebounds and 1.5 Blocks per game. What Peterson is Today Peterson...

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Is Aaron Wiggins the Big Ten’s Most Lethal Shooter in 2019-20?!

When you are able to get players who can move their feet and have good positional size, to go along with high-level shooting, then you have an incredibly valuable player at the NBA level.

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Phenom’s NC 2020 Fantasy Draft – Who do you have as the best team?

Phenom Hoop Report decided to have a little fun, especially with fantasy drafts being held all around the country.  So, Rick, Jamie, Jeff and Patrick decided to have their own draft, with this one revolving around North Carolina’s class of 2020. Full rankings can be found here: https://www.phenomhoopreport.com/rankings/2020-north-carolina-rankings/ Jamie was able to secure the first pick in the...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Jake Senyo   #4: 5’2 ’24 Cassius Ross (Cherokee) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked extremely hard throughout his time at camp, Cassius Ross. He’s a young, unselfish guard prospect that understands how to operate nicely within the team concept. Ross knocked down open jumpers and looked to keep the ball moving as much as possible. He was willing to make hustle...

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Does Nate Hinton Have What it Takes to Move onto NBA Draft Boards?!

By Jamie Shaw and Jeff Bendel Nate Hinton has always come from behind, hidden in plain sight. For example, his recruitment; Hinton was a Top 10 player in North Carolina, throughout his high school career. He had always played on the biggest teams, both in travel ball and in high school, and he always produced in a big way for those teams. From April of 2017 until his commitment in September of...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Jon Mobley   #3: 5’0 ’26 Dawson Clapsaddle (Cherokee) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked extremely hard and contributed well despite his lack of size, Dawson Clapsaddle. He’s a young guard prospect with a nice motor and team-first mentality on both ends of the floor. Clapsaddle showed his ability to knock down open jumpers along the perimeter while passing to...

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Western North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 1

Team 1 Coach: Smith   #2: 5’0 ’26 Isaac Ellis (Granite Falls) Starting things off, we look at a player that is already advanced well beyond his years, Isaac Ellis. He’s a young, small, high IQ guard with playmaking skills and the ability to dominate a game with his three-point shooting. Ellis moves extremely well without the ball and, although somewhat unassuming, plays with intensity and...

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Coach Rick’s WNC Phenom 150 Super Six and More (Part 2)

Coach Rick’s WNC Phenom 150 Super Six and More (Part 2) Phenom Hoop Report traveled to Cherokee, North Carolina for the inaugural WNC Phenom 150 camp. The camp was a huge success and the gym was filled with talent at every level. Now, let’s take a closer look at the standout players for the day. In our first segment, we wrote about De’Ante Green, Eli Ellis, Austin Johnson, Solomon...

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Phenom 2020 Tentative Schedule (January-July)

Phenom 2020 Tentative Schedule (January-July)   Month Date Day Tournament Name Age Level Location City State January 4 Saturday Phenom’s Low Country Showcase HS Varsity Porter Gaud Charleston SC January 11 Saturday City of the Oaks Classic HS Varsity North Raleigh Christian Raleigh NC January 18 Saturday Carmel Christian MLK Showcase HS Varsity Carmel Christian Charlotte NC January 18...

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From the Scout’s Eyes — Jadyn Parker Commits to North Florida

On Friday, 6'8" 2020 Jadyn Parker of West Brunswick High School in Shallotte, North Carolina committed to the University of North Florida.

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WNC Phenom 150 Top 40 Scorers

Class Height No. Name City State High School Avg. 2021 6′1″ 48 Austin Johnson Arden NC Tc Roberson 24.7 2025 5’8″ 20 Eli Ellis Granite Falls NC Homeschool 22.3 2022 6′9″ 84 Deante Green Asheville NC Christ School 18.7 2021 6′4″ 70 Solomon Todd Asheville NC Asheville Christian Academy 16.7 2021 6′1″ 57 Kavan Horton Arden NC Asheville Christian Academy 16.0 2025 5’0″ 2...

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