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2020 6’8 Nick Farrar: The Ultimate Stretch 4

Nick Farrar (6’8, 2020 prospect) is not a name many people are talking about. Well at least the casual fans aren’t. College coaches, well that is a different story. While Nick doesn’t have any offers yet, coaches are asking. Rightfully so, there is s much to like in Farrar’s game.  The lefty has ball skills, toughness and is very bouncy. With junior teammates Jayden...

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2021 6’6 JaDun Michael is about to be the next breakout player in NC

6’6″ sophomore JaDun Michael is right on the verge of stardom, in fact, he already is a star it is just people aren’t realizing it yet. That is about to change. He is currently ranked #3 in North Carolina’s 2021 Class and will have high major schools calling on him regularly. Add in 6’9″ junior load Myjyleal Poteat and The Burlington School has quite the 1-2...

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Greg Gantt is THE Best Defender in the Hoop State

  Providence College was at every single game Greg Gantt played in over the Summer. Jeff Battle was front and center, EVERY SINGLE TIME, while Head Coach Ed Cooley came at least once per tournament. It was truly a masterful job, as Gantt had also set visits to the likes of Texas and Florida, major programs. Providence showed the love and Gantt reciprocated with his commitment. After...

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North Carolina’s Sophomore Breakouts to Watch For

6′ Jaquante Harris Hoke County HS (Raeford, NC) Harris is a tough player who you cannot put into an archetype bubble. Just know he steps on the floor and makes plays on both ends. The guard has a tough handle and is a lock up point of attack defender. He is a very good rebounder and has the ability to both attack the paint or shoot from range. Without question he should be seeing offers...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE || The Nation’s Top Prep Basketball Talent Set to Play in Greensboro on November 16-17

Phenom Hoop Report is all Set to Bring You the 5th Annual Phenom’s National High School Showcase Greensboro – Phenom Hoop Report is set to host the 5th Annual Phenom’s National High School Showcase presented by Chatlee Boats on November 16-17 at Greensboro Day School (5401 Lawndale Dr, Greensboro, NC 27455). This showcase will feature thirty (30) of the country’s elite basketball programs, each...

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What I Think: Must Watch Storylines from Carmel Christian Tip-Off Classic

This weekend kicks off the high school basketball season in the Hoop State. North Carolina is the epicenter of high school basketball, when it comes to talent, when it comes to coverage North Carolina is second to none. This weekend will be the first of a few things in the Hoop State. Most notably, Carmel Christian’s Tip Off Classic will be the first time a shot clock is used in game. This event...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE || Elite Basketball Tournament in Charlotte Kicks Off the Prep Season This Weekend

Carmel Christian School and Phenom Hoop Report Team Up to Bring Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic presented by Phenom Hoop Report to Charlotte CHARLOTTE – Carmel Christian School is partnering with Phenom Hoop Report to host the first annual Carmel Christian’s Tip-Off Classic on November 9-10 at Carmel Christian School (1145 Pineville Matthews Rd, Matthews, NC 28105). This showcase will feature...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 — What We’re Looking For (Part 5/10)

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For (Part 5/10) The Mystery of Who is Liberty Heights Who is this school that college coaches have been flocking to, and why have they been going there throughout the open October period?! North Carolina is known for schools who continuously churn out star basketball prospects and put them in college. Great players tend to gravitate...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Voyager Academy (Durham, NC)

Over the past 5 years, Voyager Academy has made quite a name for itself throughout the state. Finishing with one state championship and having put numerous players in college at the D1, D2 and D3 levels. Coach Mike Huff stepped down after last year and passed the reigns off to Anthony Simmons. Simmons overtakes a roster filled with talent, which should come as no surprise. Last season Voyager...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — NC Junior Phenom (Session 2)

#59 6’1″ 2023 Zion Walker Turrentine Middle (Graham, NC) Walker comes from great blood lines as he is cousins with JamesOn Curry and Junior Robinson. Walker looks like he is next in line to carry the family name. He is very strong, has great length and is very skilled. Walker was a 2-way threat with his ability to both defend the point of attack as well as create offense. He was a...

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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 — Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC)

Phenom’s Open Gym Tour Day 2 Chapel Hill High School (Chapel Hill, NC) 2017-18: 16-11 (10-4 in Conference) Coaches in the Gym: Dartmouth, Lynchburg The Storylines Senior Leadership While this team has talent, there is no question that this is a senior led team. Naturally 6’11 David Elien (will speak more about below) will garner the most attention, however it’s the wings who will take this team...

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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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North Carolina’s 2022 Class is Next in Line

Every year we say the rising 9th grade class in North Carolina is an all-timer of a class. Every year however, the talent never seems to disappoint. The 2022 class will be no different, already, there are players in this class tracking high, on the national level. Just recently USA basketball sent out invitations to the USA Junior National Mini Camp set to take play October 4-7 in Colorado...

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Jamie’s List of 5: Who is Available in North Carolina’s 2019 Class

North Carolina’s 2019 Rankings This is the time of year colleges are re-shuffling their recruiting boards. Players are forming their lists and choosing their schools and coaches are needed to fill their rosters. North Carolina’s 2019 class is incredibly deep, yet as of this writing only 10 players have committed to their program of choice. Of course there are a good number of kids...

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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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Cornell’s Matt Morgan Has Earned the Right to Be Talked About Among the Nation’s Best

Matt Morgan has put up incredible numbers throughout his life, like record setting numbers that put him in the company of incredibly celebrated players. However, somehow Morgan’s incredible performances always fall under the radar. Morgan Sets High School Records Morgan attended Cox Mill High School in Concord, NC. He was first player in school’s history to score over 1,600 career points. As a...

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Jamie’s List of 5 (+2) — North Carolina’s 2020 July Breakouts

6’2” Luke Stankavage AAU: Hoop State Elite 2020 High School: Ardrey Kell Stankavage is a pure shooter, more so than that he is a pure scorer. While playing varsity at Providence Day as an 8th grader, he missed his 9th grade season at Ardrey Kell with a knee injury. He came back for his sophomore year on a mission averaging 12 points per game and finishing the year on a tear in the playoffs with...

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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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ANNOUNCING: Phenom’s 5th Annual National High School Showcase presented by Chatlee Boats

Media Contacts: Rick Lewis (rick@phenomhoopreport.com) or Jamie Shaw (jamie@phenomhoopreport.com) For Immediate Release Greensboro, NC (November 16-17) – The 5th Annual Phenom’s National High School Showcase presented by Chatlee Boats will be coming to Greensboro Day School on November 16-17. This event is one of the nation’s best year after year, with incredible talent, sold out crowds and...

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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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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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Boston College Turned Their Program Around Mining the North Carolina Talent

People laughed at Boston College when the took Jerome Robinson, over a litany of mid-major offers. People laughed at Boston College when they took Ky Bowman late, out of Havelock, North Carolina. Two prospects, right in the middle of ACC and SEC Country who hold no offers from any school (outside of Boston College) in either of those two prominent leagues. Now, NBA analysts are talking about...

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