PHENOM’S LOW COUNTRY SHOWCASE EVENT RECAPS

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

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Session 1 What We’re Looking For – Part 1 The Best Backcourt in the #HoopState There is no question about it, some of the best guards to play basketball hail from North Carolina. In fact, look at the make up of the NBA, you currently have three perennial All-Stars with Steph Curry, John Wall and Chris Paul, but you also have two other NBA point guards getting...

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Unsigned Seniors Pt 3: Names Coaches need to know

As we get deeper into the season and approach the late signing period for the 2018 cycle coaches at every level will be on the lookout for late gems to boost incomplete recruiting classes. With so much unsigned talent to cover we’re gonna go a little more in depth in part three and look at some seniors really hooping as we near the holidays. 1. Kyron Gray 6’7 Position: Forward School: Hartsville...

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Freddy Johnson Approaches Milestone 1000 Career Wins

Greensboro Day School’s Head Boys Basketball Coach,  Freddy Johnson, Approaches Milestone Win #1000   Greensboro, NC — Greensboro Day School’s Boys Basketball Coach, Freddy Johnson, is working towards his 1,000th career win with his next victory.  On Tuesday, November 21, the GDS boys’ basketball team defeated Charlotte Latin for Coach Johnson’s 999th career win.  With the next...

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Chick’s Event Recap — Phenom’s High School Jamboree (2019 Standouts – Part 1)

Chick’s Event Recap Phenom’s High School Jamboree 2019 Standouts – Part 1 While the Seniors had their moments the Juniors also got the opportunity to stand out and several guys definitely stepped up with stellar performances. Here are a few of these players at Proehlific Park at the Phenom Hoops HS jamboree:  Jalen Lecque 6’4” SG Christ School (Arden, NC) Lecque was one of the best two...

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Chick’s Event Recap — Phenom’s High School Jamboree…Seniors (Part 1)

Phenom Hoops HS Jamboree held at Proehlific Park in Greensboro had plenty of top notch performances these are some of the ones we observed from players in the 2018 class on the day: Greyson Collins 6’1” CG Caldwell Academy (Greensboro, NC) Over the many years we’ve scouted hundreds of guys like Collins who get ignored by D-1 schools because they’re looking for the primo athlete who never works...

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Chick’s Event Recap — Phenom’s High School Jamboree Seniors (Part 2 – More Unsigned Guys)

Phenom Hoops HS Jamboree held at Proehlific Park in Greensboro had plenty of top notch performances these are some of the ones we observed from players in the 2018 class on the day: As we mentioned in Part 1 of the Senior Standouts, we made notes on more players…Here are some more seniors who deserve mention:   6’3″ Unsigned Senior Tomas Butkus Tomas Butkus 6’3” PG Rabun...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree–Unsigned Seniors Pt. 3

Phenom High School Jamboree From the Sidelines Unsigned Senior Part 3 The Phenom High School Jamboree held Saturday, November 4th was a huge success. Over 33 teams participated in the one day event where teams played scrimmage games of two 20-minute halves with a running clock. The gym was packed with spectators and high number of college coaches. Today, we want to take a look at some of the top...

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Phenom’s HS Jamboree 2019 Standouts

Phenom High School Jamboree From the Sidelines 2019 Standouts  6’2 Michael Green (Myrtle Beach Christian) Simply stated, it was an absolutely outstanding performance for 6’2 Michael Green. He averaged 26.3 PPG in the three scrimmage games, but it was his 35-point performance against Northside Christian that was the “tell all” story. He literally put the team on his back and Myrtle Beach pulled...

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Phenom’s HS Jamboree 2020 Standouts

Phenom High School Jamboree From the Sidelines 2020  Standouts  6’2 Tristan Maxwell (North Mecklenburg) Tristan Maxwell, simply put, is an elite level shooter and will be in the conversation as one of the best shooters in the country for his class. Maxwell moves extremely well without the ball and terrific in a catch and shoot scenario. He has a quick release although he could use a tad more...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Recaps — 2021 Event Standouts

Phenom’s High School Jamboree Recaps 2021 Standouts 6’10” Ben Wiznitzer Christ School (Arden, NC) Wiznitzer has a large build to go along with soft hands and touch that extends from around the basket to beyond the 3-point arc. His coordination is very impressive to be a player so young and as he continues to get his conditioning right his production will continue to grow. 6’ Cole Sinclair Durham...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Recap — Unsigned Senior Standouts (Part 1)

Phenom High School Jamboree From the Sidelines Unsigned Senior Part 1 The Phenom High School Jamboree held Saturday, November 4th was a huge success. Over 33 teams participated in the one day event where teams played scrimmage games of two 20-minute halves with a running clock. The gym was packed with spectators and high number of college coaches. Today, we want to take a look at some of the top...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Recap — Under the Radar Performers

The Phenom Hoops Report high school jamboree is always a must see event to start the high school season off. Tons of the regions top teams (and top players) make the trip to Greensboro, North Carolina every year to get in on the action and put their name on the map. This year’s field was no different as several teams came in to do work. Some of the under the radar names that you need to know are...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree–Unsigned Seniors Pt. 2

Phenom High School Jamboree From the Sidelines Unsigned Senior Part 2   The Phenom High School Jamboree held Saturday, November 4th was a huge success. Over 33 teams participated in the one day event where teams played scrimmage games of two 20-minute halves with a running clock. The gym was packed with spectators and high number of college coaches. Today, we want to take a look at some of...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree Recap — Voyager Academy, 1A Kingpin

Over the last few years we have seen a few programs put out consistently strong teams. One of those has been Voyager Academy in Durham, North Carolina. Over the last 5 years they have been one of the dominant teams in 1A play in the state and as we saw in the jamboree, that trend should continue this year. The names change from year to year as different players step to the forefront but the...

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Shakeel Moore Used Phenom’s High School Jamboree Platform to Serve Notice

Shakeel Moore Used Phenom’s High School Jamboree Platform to Serve Notice The first time we watched 5’11” 2019 Shakeel Moore was this Summer at Wake Forest’s Team Camp. The setting was in a back gym at Wake Forest University. Some players were there keeping the stats and the Wake Forest staff trickled in throughout the game as Moore and his Piedmont Classical team was facing Cannon School and...

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Lecque Captivates the Crowds at Phenom’s High School Jamboree

Lecque Captivates the Crowds at Phenom’s High School Jamboree 6’4” 2019 Jalen Lecque of Christ School If you got there after tip-off you were already four or five rows back. Every one of the 750+ fans and 34 teams who were in Proehlific Park wanted to catch a glimpse of Jalen Lecque. The fans were packed in and the video cameras were rolling and the ooh’s and ahh’s quickly ensued throughout the...

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What We’re Looking For — Part 4 (The Ranked Players)

What We’re Looking For (Part 4) Phenom’s High School Jamboree By Jamie Shaw This is Phenom’s 5th Annual High School Jamboree, the region’s premier pre-season hoops jamboree filled with talent, scouts and college coaches. Every year baselines full of college coaches have attended with the last two years bringing in 60-70 college coaches from around the region. With that many coaches and scouts in...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Carolina Day)

Phenom High School Jamboree Showcase Carolina Day  Head Coach: David Robinson Last season, Carolina Day finished with a 11-11 record. They play in the NCISAA classification and their schedule was extremely tough and competitive. Coach Robinson is in his first season at Carolina Day and he hopes to improve upon the .500 record last season. Like the 2016-17 season, Carolina Day once again has a...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Northside Christian)Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview Northside Christian Coach Erasto Hatchett Head Coach Erasto Hatchell is now in his second season at Northside Christian and last season was a rebuilding one. Northside Christian finished 9-14 in the ultra tough NCISAA 2A classficiation. This season, Coach Hatchell has plenty of excitement and optimstism. He has an excellent mix of veterans and underclassmen that can compete in the Metrolina Conference and make some serious noise this 2017-18 season. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the key players for Coach Hatchell. The Seniors 6’4 ’18 Jonathan Hicklin Jonathan Hicklin is a strong, tough athletic guard. He already has a college ready frame and a “college ready game” to boot. While Jonathan has superb strength, he also has tremendous speed and quickness in the open court. We have often stated “Jonathan’s best days are in front of him.” His frame, size, strength, and skill set are all custom made for the collegiate game. Coach Hatchell stated, “Jonathan is the heartbeat of our program. While he is physically imposing he has the skill set and IQ to compliment his size. Jonathan is a lefty that shoots the ball well and can get to the basket and finish strong consistently. You will be hard pressed to find a kid that is an immediate program guy and game changer with his work ethic and game play.” 6’1 ’18 Jon Jones Every team needs a glue guy. One that plays with a high motor and full throttle approach and Jon Jones is exactly that player. He has all the physical attributes and intangibles for a point guard. Coach Hatchell stated, “Jon is a very good “on ball” defender and has the ability to apply pressure 94 feet. He is very explosive getting into the lane and is learing to make the right decisions when doing so. He is an extension of the coach. He motivates and provides energy.” The Juniors 6’6 ’19 Tyler Harris We first saw Tyler Harris a year ago at the Phenom 150. One thing was for certain, Tyle Harris gave great effort and has excellent size for his position. It is also easy to see that Tyler has not even come close to reaching his full long-term potential. Coach Hatchell stated, “Tyler is certainly one you want to follow and keep a close pule on. He passes and shoots the ball really well and not to mention a tough on ball defender. Tyler turned some heads this past summer playing with Team Wall 16U and is ready to begin his high school career at Northside Christian after transferring in from Kentucky.” 6’6 ’19 Cortez Marian-Holmes We didn’t have much information on Cortez since he just moved in from Nebreska. Coach Hatchell stated, “Cortez has exceptional upside. He’s long, athletic, and is very versatile. He has an unbelievable work ethic. Cortez certainly has D1 skills, talent, and ability.” 6’8 ’19 Sean “Tony” Hauser We watched Tony Hauser several times this past summer with the Charlotte Nets. One thing is for certain, you can’t teach size. Tony has a solid skill set. He can utilize either hand around the rim and can finish with consistently. Tony has passer friendly hands and is a willing passer out of the post. Coach Hatchell stated, “Tony is a true post player with the ability to stretch the floor with his outside touch. He can bang in the post and is very finesse around the rim. Tony’s strength is that he knows his role and plays within himself. He is a good rebounder and big body and does what he’s asked to do.”

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview Northside Christian Coach Erasto Hatchett Head Coach Erasto Hatchell is now in his second season at Northside Christian and last season was a rebuilding one. Northside Christian finished 9-14 in the ultra tough NCISAA 2A classficiation. This season, Coach Hatchell has plenty of excitement and optimstism. He has an excellent mix of veterans and...

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What We’re Looking For — Part 2 (Incredible Above the Rim Highlights)

What We’re Looking For (Part 2) Phenom’s High School Jamboree By Jamie Shaw This is Phenom’s 5th Annual High School Jamboree, the region’s premier pre-season hoops jamboree filled with talent, scouts and college coaches. Every year baselines full of college coaches have attended with the last two years bringing in 60-70 college coaches from around the region. With that many coaches and scouts in...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Players to Watch

Phenom’s 5th Annual High School Jamboree has earned the reputation of the region’s best pre-season hoops jamboree. This reputation has not only grown from the exposure that has been given to players in this event, but also by the immense talent that shows out every year here. The 2017 version of this jamboree may be even more filled with talent than in the past. No less than 50 D1...

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What We’re Looking For — Part 1 (Under the Radar 2018s D1s Need to be Watching)

What We’re Looking For Phenom’s High School Jamboree By Jamie Shaw This is Phenom’s 5th Annual High School Jamboree, the region’s premier pre-season hoops jamboree filled with talent, scouts and college coaches. Every year baselines full of college coaches have attended with the last two years bringing in 60-70 college coaches from around the region. With that many coaches and scouts in tow, it...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Northwest Guilford)

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview NW Guilford HS Coach Lee Reavis  NW Guilford has long been a traditional power in the NCHSAA 4A classification. Coach Lee Reavis has built a program on solid fundamentals and has done an excellent job of bringing consistency to the program. He is highly regarded as one of the nicer guys in the business and his teams are always well coached. Last year, NW...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Durham Academy)

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview  Durham Academy Coach Tim McKenna  Durham Academy is coming off a 23-6 campaign during the 2016-17 season in NCISAA 3A classification and was co-TISAC Conference Champions. Coach McKenna will lose three starters from last year’s team, but does have ample depth and talent for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Coach McKenna will have a nice blend of youth and...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (High Point Christian)

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview High Point Christian Coach Joseph Cooper High Point Christian plays in the most competitive basketball conference (NCISAA Piedmont Conference  and the toughest associations in the country (In our opinion).   Coach Joseph Cooper and High Point Christian had  an impressive 18-10 record and exceeded expectations during the 2016-17 season.  You see, 6 of the...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Piedmont Classical)

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview  Piedmont Classical  Coach Kenneth Free Piedmont Classical is in its second year of existence and participates in the CAASC State Association and members of the Central Carolina Conference-East Division. With a school enrollment of only 420 students, Piedmont Classical posted a 29-12 record winning the CAASC State Championship and finished fourth in the...

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Phenom’s Hoop Jamboree: Greensboro Day School Team Preview

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview Greensboro Day School Coach Freddy Johnson By Rick Lewis   Greensboro Day is no longer just a state and regional power, it is now a national power and Coach Freddy Johnson has led his team to Dick’s Sporting Good National High School Tournament in 2015 and 2017. Last season, Greensboro Day won its 9th NCISAA 3A state championship defeating Wesleyan...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Greensboro Day)

Greensboro Day School Coach Freddy Johnson By Rick Lewis Greensboro Day is no longer just a state and regional power, it is now a national power and Coach Freddy Johnson has led his team to Dick’s Sporting Good National High School Tournament in 2015 and 2017. Last season, Greensboro Day won its 9th NCISAA 3A state championship defeating Wesleyan Christian 63-60. Coach Freddy Johnson is now...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (West Forsyth)

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview West Forsyth High School  Coach Rusty LaRue By Rick Lewis Coach Rusty LaRue led West Forsyth to a terrific 2016-17 season going an impressive 27-3 before losing to undefeated Butler High School in the Elite 8 of the NCHSAA 4A playoffs.  Playing in the Central Piedmont 4A conference, Coach LaRue will have to replace four key members off the team (6’6 KJ...

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Phenom’s High School Jamboree — Team Previews (Christian Academy of MB)

Phenom High School Jamboree Team Preview  Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach Coach Darren Gore  By Rick Lewis Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach finished the 2016-17 with a 20-12 record before losing to Zion Williamson and Spartanburg Day in the SCISA AA state championship game. Coach Darren Gore will sorely miss 6’2 Justin Busby and 6’5 Bryce Schneider who graduated. Busby averaged 16.2 PPG and...

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