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Coach T’s Standouts from NC Top 80

By: Antonio Threadgill It was good to be back in the action with all my great friends at Phenom Hoops to chop it up and talk a little junk as my boys from Southwest took down Cox Mill over the weekend. Shout out to my guy and one of my best friends and mentor, Guy Shavers, whom I think doesn’t get enough recognition as being one of–if not the best coach in North Carolina. Please go to the...

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#NCTop80: Miles Magical Five Possible Summer Breakouts

Every year in the HoopState there are always a handful of players that breakout on the summer ball circuit.  Last year guys like Caleb Mills (Houston/Asheville Christian) and Kadin Shedrick (Virginia/Holly Springs) saw their recruiting profile grow in an almost unimaginable way.  Here are some potential guys that can see a similar breakout summer with their respective AAU Teams. #94 6’7...

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NC Top 80 Scoring Leaders

NC Top 80 Scoring Leaders     As usual, the 6th Annual NC Top 80 was loaded with talent. As a matter of fact, it may have been one of the best in terms of quality and depth from top to bottom. While there are many factors that go into making a player complete, scoring is only one aspect. That being said, we wanted to share the top 80 scorers from camp. What’s even more impressive...

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Coach John Allen’s Legendary NC Top 80 Thoughts

Coach John Allen’s Legedary NC Top 80 Thoughts Interesting numbers I recall from the Top 80 event.   In some ways it could sound like a football offense call from the quarterback  89 55 92 103 on 2.  But in reality these are the numbers of players that impressed during stations and then watching them play you start to project what you see translated from stations to the game gives you...

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2020 NC Top 80 Breakout Performers

For the previous six years, Phenom Hoops has been honored to host the North Carolina Top 80, however (as we always say) this is NOT Phenom Hoop’s event, this is North Carolina’s event. This is the event where players get together to compete and see what the state and other classifications have to offer. However, this is also the event where the very best in the Hoop State get together and show...

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NC Top 80 Award Winners

Mr. Top 80 #NCTop80 6’8 2020 Josh Hall Moravian Prep (Hickory, NC) Mr. Playmaker #NCTop80 6’3 2022 Jaden Bradley Cannon School (Concord, NC) Mr. Defense #NCTop80 6’4 2020 Josh Banks Olympic HS (Charlotte, NC) Mr. Hustle #NCTop80 6’7 2020 Nick Farrar Friendship HS (Apex, NC) Mr. Station #NCTop80 6’4 2021 Bryce Alfino Davidson Day (Davidson,...

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Kevin’s Player Standouts at NC Top 80

2020 #59 6’4 Ahmil Flowers (Greensboro) Ahmil is one of the most athletic kids in the state that nobody talks about. Flowers was a terror in transition and on the boards, he also has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Flowers does an excellent job of utilizing his body to navigate through traffic. Ahmil best basketball is ahead of him with his ability to fill the stat sheets up. #47 6’3...

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Ricky Council IV, “We’re not going to lose this game.”

NC Top 80  “WE aren’t losing” by Coach John Allen   Once again Rick Lewis brought some of the best talent in North Carolina to Proehlific Park for his Top 80 event.  The talent featured bigs with skills and high basketball IQ like Josh Hall and small guards like Jalen Cone and Kadyn Dawkins.  Also a who’s who of persons important in “travel” ball were in attendance to...

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Bendel’s Best: North Carolina Top 80

Phenom Hoops’ NC Top 80 Camp continued to solidify its reputation as one of the top, most exciting exposure events across the state. The collection of talent is undeniable and the subplots are endless, which it a big part of what makes it so fun. This year’s field was arguably the most intriguing group to ever attend the event, featuring guys from all pockets of North Carolina. This article will...

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Morning Standouts at Phenom’s North Carolina Top 80

#28- 6’2 ’21 Jaquantae Harris- The lefty point guard has been arguably the most impressive floor general on display through the first slate of games. He’s so strong and in-tune with his skillset that it’s almost unfair for opposing guard. Harris is incredibly smart and navigates wherever he desires on the floor. He’s very polished and basically unstoppable when getting downhill.   #106- 6’8...

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NC Top 80 storylines we’re watching (P.2)

For years Dave Telep ran HIS Carolina Challenge and built it into the premier camp in North Carolina. The camp everyone looked forward to, both players and fans alike. Telep’s camp brought out the best talent, put it under one roof and allowed them to compete in a one-day showcase. Since Telep has moved on, taking on a role with the San Antonio Spurs, the North Carolina Top 80 has picked up the...

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NC Top 80 Storylines we’re watching (P.1)

For years Dave Telep ran HIS Carolina Challenge and built it into the premier camp in North Carolina. The camp everyone looked forward to, both players and fans alike. Telep’s camp brought out the best talent, put it under one roof and allowed them to compete in a one-day showcase. Since Telep has moved on, taking on a role with the San Antonio Spurs, the North Carolina Top 80 has picked up the...

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Possible Breakout Performers at NC Top 80

Every year, the North Carolina Top 80 is an incredible event with such a surplus of talent, which makes it extremely difficult to narrow down the numbers and overall matchups. With the Class of 2019 now getting ready to depart for the college ranks, our main focus will shift towards the current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen. The excitement and anticipation of years Top 80 should fall right...

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LET’S DISCUSS … NCs 2022 Rankings Round Table || Who’s at the Top & Who to Watch For

North Carolina is the Hoop State for a reason, but right now, more than ever, the talent in North Carolina is consistently among the top in the country. Well look at the 2022, freshman, class and you will see that trend is not stopping anytime...

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LET’S DISCUSS — NC Top 80 Round Table || Best Memories & What’s to Come!!

The North Carolina Top 80 has been a staple of North Carolina’s premier talent. The prestigious, invite-only camp has seen its fair share of top talent come through its doors with the likes of Dennis Smith Jr, Coby White, Devon Dotson, Bam Adebayo, Grant Williams, Luke Maye and many many others. This is the 6th annual NC Top 80 and the talent is as good as it has ever been. Expect to see...

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Blossoming Power Forward Calls it for Bucknell University

Watching a prospect go from unknown to coveted can be a windy, emotional road, and that’s exactly how Jake van der Heijden describes his experience over the past few years. Over the past year, van der Heijden collected offers from College of Charleston, Columbia, Leigh, Lipscomb, Presbyterian, Western Carolina, and of course, Bucknell. He committed on Sunday to Bucknell and we caught up with the...

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NC Top 80 Player Recaps – Team 12

Team 12 No. 12 6’ 2019 Derrick “DJ” Robertson of Athens Drive HS (Raleigh, NC) Robertson is a jet-quick lead guard who seemingly has the ball on a string. With a tight handle he was able to get into the paint. He has good length and nice court vision. Robertson’s camp coach stated, “DJ is an explosive scorer, quick off the floor. He has a nice pull-up jump shot and has a lot of flash and...

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NC Top 80 Player Recaps – Team 11

Team 11 No. 11 6’ 2019 Davier Dixon of Liberty Heights (Charlotte, NC) Dixon carries a high basketball IQ. He is a quick lead guard who is a good ball handler and a great ability to change speed. Dixon has good vision and court sense and is good in drive and kick situations. Dixon’s camp coach stated, “Davier is a true point guard who can create space when he needs it. He makes up for his size...

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NC Top 80 Player Recaps – Team 10

Team 10 No. 10 6’ 2020 Callin Randolph of Mountain Heritage HS (Burnsvillle, NC) Randolph is a high IQ lead guard who plays with a great attitude and has the ability to shoot from all areas on the floor. He has great mechanics on his shot and exceptional court vision. His footwork and ability to move off the ball is very good as well. Randolph’s camp coach stated, “Callin makes others better and...

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Storylines We Now Know from NC Top 80

Jaden Springer is the jewel of the HoopState You can watch all the film you want but until you see this dude live you just have no idea, Springer has the upside to be the top player in the 2020 class nationally. Springer is a 6’4 teenager trapped in a man’s body, and his game matches, Springer can do it all offensively at this stage. At fifteen there is always room for improvement; but...

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NC Top 80 Junior Standouts

From the Sidelines NC Top 80 Junior Standouts   6’8 ’19 Patrick Williams (West Charlotte) As crazy as this sounds, Patrick Williams may be the best player not being talked about on the national level. We’re talking about a long and athletic wing that is oozing with upside and potential. He is extremely young for his grade. Last year, we wrote, “He is the next big star to come out of West...

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NC Top 80: Where Dreams Become Realities

The NC Top 80 collects an abundance of talent in the Hoop State every year and puts them in a competitive camp atmosphere where the best of the best go at it to prove themselves in front of the eyes of the entire state.  For the hoop heads like myself I like to look at the top 80 as a fantasy land for different player combinations coming together to write poetry in motion on the hardwood.  Some...

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NC Top 80 Sophomore Standouts

From the Sidelines NC Top 80 Sophomore Standouts The 5th Annual NC Top 80 camp was simply filled with a wealth of talent in all age divisions. While the underclassmen usually have more difficulty in making an impact at such an elite level camp in regards to overall talent. However, the North Carolina 2020 class has a chance to be really special and one that translates well on the national...

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NC Top 80 Freshman Standouts

From the Sidelines NC Top 80 Freshman Standouts The 5th Annual NC Top 80 camp was simply filled with a wealth of talent in all age divisions. While the underclassmen usually have more difficulty in making an impact at such an elite level camp in regards to overall talent. That being said, the freshman class (2021) proved that they will be in the talk of discussion. No. 32 6’1 Terquavion Smith...

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NC 150: Team 2 Write Up

Team #2 #2 5’6 2020 Josh Miller of Langtree Charter Academy (Mooresville, NC) Miller is cat quick and makes floor general plays on both ends of the floor. He made excellent decisions during the game and helps his teammates with his great energy. Miller’s leadership and athleticism will make him an asset to any team he is on. Miller’s camp coach stated, “Josh leads his team with gusto. He is a...

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NC 150: Team 1 Write Up

Team 1 #1 5’6” 2021 Donovan Vinson of Neuse Christian Academy (Raleigh, NC) Despite being the smallest player in camp, Vinson showed a great attitude and played very well within a team concept. He has a good basketball IQ to go with nice shooting mechanics and a quick release on his jump shot. Vinson’s camp coach stated, “Donovan has a great feel for the game and played really well once he got...

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Porter’s Picks Part 5

The Phenom Top 80 event is the top showcase in the state, if not one of the more talent packed ones in the nation. Every year Phenom brings the best freshmen, sophomores, and juniors in the state under one roof and let them measure themselves versus the best of the best. Look on the rosters of college programs all over the nation and you will find kids that have played in this prestigious event....

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