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NC Phenom 150 2022 All Tournament Team

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2022 6′4″ 125 Isaiah J Williams Indian Trail NC Porter Ridge High School 2022 6’1″ 83 Jackson Helms Summerfield NC Northern Guilford High School 2022 5′11″ 82 A.J. Cook Waxhaw NC Weddington High School 2022 6′4″ 130 Nolan Hodge Greensboro NC Northern Guilford High School 2022 6′2″ 113 Kyle Frazier Weddington NC Weddington High School 2022...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#82- AJ Cook- Though somewhat unassuming, Cook has easily been one of the most memorable performers from camp. He’s smart, crafty, and an incredibly smooth three-level scorer with a knockdown jumper from beyond the arc. Cook handles and distributes the ball very well, but is arguably even better as a scoring threat. He also gives great effort on defense and the glass.   #115- Noah Hooper-...

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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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Phenom Summer Havoc: Miles Early Friday Standouts

6’5 2022 Travis Shaw: Greensboro Warriors 15u We already know about Shaw as a high level football kid, but his basketball abilities need some recognition as well.  He’s a strong bodied post that possesses excellent footwork, soft hands, and great court awareness.  He’s an excellent vocal leader that anchors this Greensboro Warrior squad on the defensive end, getting his guys in the right place...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1 #PhenomSummerHavoc

It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The Phenom Crew is back at it again in the other Carolina, for the annual Summer Havoc Live Period Showcase. Competitiveness is at its highest, prospects competed in front of dozens of college coaches in search of their next program...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Champion Showcase

6’6 ’22 Elijah Gray (Team Synergy) In many ways, Gray was among the most impressive players from day two of Phenom Champion Showcase. He showcased a newfound aggression and actually played his best two-way game while nearly angry. Gray handles the ball quite well, especially for his size, and scored the ball in a variety of different ways. He worked from the block, displayed footwork, finished...

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Burlington Christian Academy Open Gym Notes

Last Week Ryan Bernardi (Head Coach at BCA) invited me to attend an open gym as his team was preparing for the June Live Period.  He has invited numerous local former/current college basketball players into the gym to help his team adapt to playing against tough competition and it did not disappoint.  Here are some notes on the six BCA players present for the workout. 6’0 2021 Brock...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Chris Sause   #4: 5’7 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Fletcher, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a quality foundation and useful skillset, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to properly run an efficient offense. Senyo offers a terrific balance between scoring and playmaking, which allows him to...

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#PhenomQCShowcase: Miles Saturday Afternoon/Evening Standouts

6’0 2020 Anthony Allen: DTA Elite 17U Allen enjoyed a really good junior season at Charlotte Powerhouse Independence High School, preparing him for the larger role he’s going to have to take on for his senior season and if the early travel ball season is any indicator, Allen should enjoy some great success in his senior season.  He’s an elite scorer, capable of playing either guard spot, and is...

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#PhenomStayPositive: 16U Gold Championship Game Recap (Carolina Riptide Vs NC Ice)

On Sunday The Carolina Riptide got the better of the NC Ice in the Phenom Stay Positive 16U Gold Championship game in an 80-67 victory that provided an opportunity for both teams to showcase their talents in a major way.  The game was really close for the majority of the first half with both teams neck and neck throughout the first half.  As the 2nd half got going 5’10 2021 Clay Hodges and...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Best Shooters

For 15 years now, the NC Phenom 150 Exposure camp has provided a huge platform of exposure. Players who wished to register and participate (always a first come first served basis, opened to EVERYONE), will not only be coached, but they will have a videographer at every court, a professional photograph taken for social media, multiple media members writing about every game and multiple NCAA...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11 Coach: Scott Tyson   #77: 5’8 ’22 Tyler Gary (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his team a lot of energy and an unselfish two-way presence, Tyler Gary. He’s a young guard prospect with strength and well-rounded athleticism. Gary is a solid ball-handler with vision and quality penetration skills, which allow him to enter the paint and...

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Burlington Christian Vs Trinity Academy: Players to Watch

On Thursday Night I had the opportunity to watch round three of NC’s newest Rivalry between Burlington Christian and Trinity Academy of Raleigh.  The two schools split the first two meetings, BCA winning @ Trinity in the last of the meetings and both of the games were exciting down to the last buzzer and last night wasn’t any different with Trinity of Raleigh coming away with the win...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Josh Thompson   #3:5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to provide his team with great energy, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young point guard prospect that works extremely hard on the court and will do whatever necessary to give his team an edge. Smith shot the ball...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 5

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 5 Coach Tyler McHone   #84:5’9 ’20 Calvin Woods (Raleigh, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude to his team throughout camp, Calvin Woods. He’s a point guard prospect that rebounds extremely well for his position and frequently pushes transition play. Woods showed the ability to...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2: Kevin’s Fab 5 Standouts

Kevin’s Fab 5 Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp Session 2   #68 6’1 2021 Collin Mills – Asheville Christian Academy (Arden NC) Mills who is currently ranked 68 in the NC rankings will definitely be moving up in the near future. The 6’1 guard who physically bullied the smaller guards in the paint can also create his own shot at any giving moment. Has a knack of getting into the paint for...

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Midday Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#25-Malcolm Knight- Tough, scrappy two-way guard that takes legitimate pride in his defensive presence. He has great quickness, which seamlessly translates to both sides of the ball and allows him to touch the paint with frequency.   #87-Jake Miller- High-motor guard prospect with an unselfish, team-first approach to every single possession. His top priorities are making the smart play,...

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Phenom Hoops’ Open Gym Tour: Burlington Christian School

We traveled out to Burlington on Monday evening to get our first extended look at the Burlington Christian Royals basketball squad. Their head coach, Ryan Bernardi, is entering his first season in the new role and has high hopes for this new-look program. He’s hoping to bring a modernized philosophy to a school that hasn’t necessarily been known for their abundance of basketball talent. Bernardi...

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