PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Monacan HS

Twitter: @MonacanHoops   Monacan High School (Chesterfield, VA) Classification: Virginia High School League (VHSL) Class 4, Region B  2018-19 overall record: 14-9   When I made my trip to the nice athletic facilities of Monacan last October for this same ‘preseason tour,’ the Chiefs put on an enjoyable open gym that mainly had them play full-court games for two hours. This year,...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — Week 1 Review

This is one of our favorite times of the year, traveling across the region to various Open Gyms, it means the basketball season is just around the corner. We join college coaches from across the country, in scouring our region to find players. Some gyms we walk in have 10+ coaches sitting, watching the practice, other gyms with no one (those are the favorite gyms!). It’s also great to...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: Lake Norman High School

On Thursday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, North Carolina to preview one of the more under-the-radar teams across the state. After going 10-15 last season, the Wildcats hired Grant Hodges to serve as the new head coach. He’s not necessarily the most decorated coach, but any respected figure within the grassroots scene is already well aware of his vocal style...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: Kings Mountain

About 40-50 minutes outside of Charlotte, Kings Mountain high school sits and has been one of the premier programs in western North Carolina for some time now.  Last year, the Mountaineers finished 21-7 under head coach Grayson Pierce.  This year though, Pierce has several underclassmen that are looking to make a big splash this season, as they look to continue their winning traditions. With...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: Moravian Prep

Starting his second season at Moravian Prep, head coach Antonio Lowe had changed the direction of the program. Less than a year ago, Moravian Prep was looking for notoriety and respect. Fast forward and now Moravian Prep has become a destination for a multitude of D1 prospects and has quickly become one of the hot teams in the state.

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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: Life Christian Academy

  Life Christian Academy (Chester, VA) Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division III 2018-19 overall record: 21-3 2018-19 notable accomplishments: VISAA Division III state champions   Months past their memorable winter season, I’ve actually had the chance to come across most of Life Christian’s players in frequent back-to-school showcases and...

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2021 6’3 Justin Taylor could be in for a HUGE season at Carmel Christian

Taylor is a very skilled guard with tight handles, excellent vision, and has the ability to score whenever he wants.  Right now, he is currently ranked No. 12 in the Phenom Hoops 2021 rankings but his stock could continue to rise as well as his recruitment.

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina to get an updated look at once of the most prestigious programs from across the state. Led by Coach Will Robertson last season, the Spartans went 24-7 and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NCISAA 1A state playoffs. Michael Wade (Young Harris) and Heath Gulledge (Lynchburg) moved onto the next level,...

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Tennessee Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 2

Team 2 Coach: Joe Cassell   #35: 5’4 ’23 Destiny Harman (Floyd County) Starting things off, we look at a player that made her presence felt quite well against bigger/stronger opponents, Destiny Harman. She’s a young guard prospect with a high motor and smooth shooting stroke. Harman typically worked without the ball, finding space as a cutter, pursuing loose balls, and securing rebounds at...

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2019 Phenom Hoops High School Open Gym Tour: The Carmel School

  The Carmel School (Ruther Glen, VA) Colleges in Attendance: Hampden-Sydney College Classification: Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division III 2018-19 overall record: 12-16   It took me no more than 15 minutes for my Tuesday afternoon drive to the Carmel Wildcats’ school gymnasium, where they held a sharp focus on detail-oriented drills and competition for...

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#PhenomOpenGymTour: Cox Mill High School

There’s a lot of turnover for the Chargers of Cox Mill. Duke Freshman Wendell Moore, UNC Charlotte Freshman Caleb Stone Carrawell, and Charleston Southern Freshman (Football) Cody Cline all carried the program to new heights in their time at the school. Head Coach Jody Barbee has moved on as well, leaving former West Brunswick Coach Ty Johnson to take the reins in Concord as Cox Mill looks...

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Coach Rick’s Tennessee Phenom 150 Top 10 2021 Prospects

2021 6’3″ Darius Davis Pittsburgh PA Moravian Prep 2021 6’3″ Parker Grant Columbia SC Moravian Prep 2021 6′1″ Kavan Horton Arden NC Asheville Christian Academy 2021 6’10” Saliou Niger Senegal Senegal Beckley Prep High School 2021 6′0″ Brevin Klym Franklin TN Franklin High School 2021 6′2″ Max Rodgers Waynesville NC Asheville Christian Academy 2021...

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Rebuilding year for Butler High School

Rebuilding year for Butler High School Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Matthews, North Carolina to cover Butler High School on opening day of the Phenom Open Gym Tour. For head coach Myron Lowery, the 2019-2020 basketball season will be a rebuilding season. Coach Lowery loses 72% of its scoring punch and four seniors who contributed to a highly successful 20-7 record playing in the tough NCHSAA...

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Phenom Hoops Open Gym: North Meck

One of the final stops Patrick and Rick made on Monday was at North Meck, a team that brings a lot of firepower, guard play, and intriguing young talent this season.  After finishing 23-5 last year, the Vikings look to fill the stands once again this year, especially with the talent we saw at the open gym.

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