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What We Saw: North Carolina prospects come to NBPA Top 100 to compete

2025 Zymicah Wilkins The big man was consistent throughout the camp and had some bright moments in which he was able to shine and showcase his feel for the game. And then, in the championship game, he had a breakout-type performance, going for 29 points and 14 rebounds to lead his team in a tight battle. Wilkins is one that I believe gets overlooked on the national radar, but there is still room...

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NBPA Top 100: Storylines from Day 1

Photo Credit: Top100Camp 2025 Kiyan Anthony puts on a show Talk about an entrance into the camp at the NBPA Top 100.  Many people already know about 2025 Kiyan Anthony but if you didn’t know walking in, you certainly knew about him after Day 1. In 36 minutes of play, he put on an offensive showing that certainly had to grab the attention of many in attendance. Anthony finished with 42...

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NCISAA 4A State Championship Game Standouts

In the second game on Saturday, The Christ School Greenies took down the Providence Day Chargers by a score of 56-45. The Greenies were led by Zymicah Wilkins with 17 points, followed by Keenan Wilkins with 16 and Madden Collins with 8. The Chargers were led by Trajan Thompson with 21 points, followed by Nick Hailey and Jordan Appling with 7 each. Christ School 6’8″ 2025 Zymicah...

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John Wall Holiday Invitational Day 1 Top Performers (Part 2)

By: Cooper Hart 6’10” ’24 Jayden Quaintance (Word of God/Kentucky) Quaintance used a strong second half to finish with the stat line of 21p, 8r, & 3a while shooting 7/14 from the field. The Kentucky commit was an offensive hub throughout the contest, with the Holy Rams constantly running actions through him. While his size, strength, and athleticism stick out immediately, his...

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Day 2 Standouts from George Lynch Invitational

2025 Dylan Deluca (United Faith): Deluca’s play in the second half was impressive for United Faith on Day 2. He was making all types of hustle plays, competing on the boards, creating second-chance opportunities, and creating scoring plays from several areas of the court. His play really helped big for his team in the second half. 2024 Joe Rhyne (Gaston Christian): For Gaston Christian to get...

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North Carolina Top 80 Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Travis Holcomb-Faye #5: 5’11 ’24 Makel Smith (Morehead) Starting things off, we look at a player who simply knows how to provide a steady, adaptable presence to a team, Makel Smith. He’s a smart, skilled floor general with nice balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Smith plays with pace and understands how to control the tempo with the ball in his hands. He creates...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from NC Top 80: Forwards/Centers (Class of 2025)

2025 Zymicah Wilkins (Christ School): Wilkins was one, if not the, best big at the camp and when you watch him, it is easy to see that he why and that he should be highly coveted by so many schools. The 6’8 forward brings such a tremendous feel and skill set to the table; whether it is his ability to bully and be demanding down in the paint, pull down rebounds consistently, or showcase how...

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2025 Zymicah Wilkins visits NC State, walks away with offer

2025 Zymicah Wilkins certainly has proven that he is one of the premier talents in the state of North Carolina for his class, and he has had a tremendous summer to date.  Wilkins has been able to rack up some impressive offers so far, but he recently made a trip to take an unofficial visit to Raleigh this week. On Wednesday, the forward from Christ School traveled to NC State for an...

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Phenom Game Report: Polk County vs. RS Central

Phenom Hoops was able to check out RS Central as they traveled to Polk County, giving us a chance to view some intriguing talent. Wanting to view more of 2025 Zymicah Wilkins, he certainly didn’t disappoint. It was a tight game for much of the first half, as Wilkins quickly went to work and made some strong plays, to lead his team. Wilkins finished with 16 points in the first half, showing his...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Ricky Moore #5: 5’11 ’25 Mason Dobie (First Flight) Starting things off, we look at a player who showcased a very steady, reliable presence, Mason Dobie. He’s a tough, unselfish guard prospect with a high motor and the ability to produce from either backcourt position. Dobie handles the ball well, gets others involved, and can create off the bounce, but is also capable of...

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Stockrisers from NC Top 80 (Class of 2025)

Another outstanding North Carolina Top 80 event has come and gone, and the talent was fun to watch. Some of the biggest names were all under one building and so many players could be found making this list, but these are a few players from the Class of 2025 that really popped off with their play at the event. 2025 6’5 Zacch Wiggins (Grimsley): Wiggins was extremely impressive with his showing...

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Breaking Down Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025

(1) 6’8 Zymicah Wilkins (R-S Central) There are numerous guys who were in the mix for the top spot in our updated rankings, but Zymicah Wilkins ultimately walked away with the honor. His blend of IQ, size, skill, and polish makes him extremely difficult for most opponents to try and contain. Wilkins can dominate from the block, space the floor, or consistently make plays with the ball in his...

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2025 Zymicah Wilkins earns first high-major offer from Aggies

Player: Zymicah “Mikey” WilkinsClass: 2025 Unless you haven’t been following travel ball much this summer around North Carolina, you may have seen the name Zymicah Wilkins pop up a few times.  One of the top players in his class in the state, Wilkins has been proving himself time after time this summer, showing more about his game, developing a stronger skillset, and showing how skilled he...

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The Carolina’s Class of 2025: CP3 Rising Stars Top 20

After months and months of travel ball, camp season is finally upon us. Although our (Phenom Hoops) camps don’t start until September, there’s no better way to kick things off than the prestigious CP3 Rising Stars Camp. It’s widely regarded as the top collection of talent among rising young prospects throughout the country (since they started doing multiple classes last August). Each year, the...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Summer Finale (Day 2)

By: Ethan Reece 2023 Jahreece Lynch (NC Spartans)You know you have a different kind of leader when he steps up and asks to handle the toughest defensive assignment on the floor full court. He’s a tenacious lead guard who isn’t limited by position, raises the bar physically, and has the playmaking ability with strength and athleticism to take over a game. He had a great game offensively, knocking...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Summer Finale (Day 1) (Part 2)

2025 Sadiq White (Elite 1): There is something special brewing with 2025 Sadiq White and if his trajectory continues to rise along with his game, there will be plenty of college programs lining up for him at the next level. Already knowing his is one of the most athletic prospects in the gym, you can see that he has only continued to add more pieces to his game with his jump shot, handles, and...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025

(1-5) (1) 6’0 Eli Ellis (Moravian Prep) While many prospects are capable of playing up a level or two, it seems like Eli Ellis has been playing up numerous age groups for quite a while. It would be shocking if anyone was uninformed about the tough, shot-making guard, given how popular he and Moravian Prep have been over the recent memory. Regardless, Ellis is a lethal shooting threat with...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom Summer Showcase (Day 1, Part 2)

2024 Quasim Oden (Grace Christian): I’ve been a big fan of Oden this summer. Seeing him a few times already, Oden continues to be a bright spot and brings instant production to the table when on the court.  The blend of his ability to create, makes plays off the dribble, get inside and get paint touches, ability to finish through contact, and his overall toughness, really do believe Oden...

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Polished and Skilled: 2025 Zymicah Wilkins (Team United)

Phenom Hoops gets a chance to see so many players at so many levels and there is nothing like getting an early chance to watch a young prospect grow and develop into a future star.  And when you know the potential that a young prospect has is unlimited, it only gets you more excited about the future.  A player that we are and have been on for quite some time now is 2025 Zymicah Wilkins...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Phenom G3 Showcase (Day 2, Afternoon)

2025 Sadiq White (Team United): The progression that we have seen over the last year with White has been impressive and has to get you even more excited about the future for this young prospect.  He has great size at 6’7, runs the floor extremely well, is fluid and finish at the rim, can guard and play multiple positions, and his offensive game continues to expand as well as his confidence...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’5 ’23 Bryce Cash (Team Curry) There are so many quality pieces within this talented Team Curry group, but Cash is quietly as valuable as anyone on the roster. We’ve seen him shine as an undisputed leader on plenty of occasions, but there’s something particularly impressive about his ability to produce within a role. Cash is a smart, strong, athletic guard with excellent toughness, defensive...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team United 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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Bendel’s Best: Rise Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rise Indoor Facility in Bermuda Run, North Carolina for our Rise Showcase. Between the two days, there were a ton of standout performers and teams worth noting for the months ahead. Circuit teams utilized this period to start planning for the upcoming session(s) while independent programs are working out the kinks in preparation for their own...

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Game Report: R-S Central vs. Hendersonville

Another rivalry matchup with conference and state playoffs seedings on the line. R-S Central came into the game with a 21-2 record overall (10-0 in conference). Hendersonville entered at 21-1 overall (10-1 in conference) with their only loss to R-S Central in mid-December. Hendersonville came out hot to start the game led behind the guard play of senior Dwight Canady and junior Keenan Wilkins,...

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 3

Team 3 Coach: Joseph Adams #3: 5’10 ’22 Justin Monden (Heritage) Starting things off, we look at a player who understands how to play to his strengths in every possible setting, Justin Monden. He’s a wiry, scrappy guard prospect with the ability to operate as a floor general or capable off-ball threat. Monden loves to attack the midrange for quality pull-up jumpers, but can also knock down...

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Putting Them on Notice: NC Top 80 (Class of 2025)

It was a special weekend in Charlotte, as Phenom Hoops had their annual North Carolina Top 80 event which brought some of the top players from the state all under one building. We had several top seniors, juniors, sophomores, and even freshmen attend the event, as we dive more into the players that impressed. It was great to see several freshmen on the floor and they put themselves on the map...

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The Makings of Something Special: Zymicah Wilkins

Each year, the grassroots landscape sees hundreds upon thousands of players who look to make the transition from the middle school game to the high school ranks. The Carolinas are well-known for producing a ton of noteworthy kids at such an early age. Think about guys like Jaden Bradley, London Johnson, Carter Whitt, and countless others, and it’s easy to appreciate the sheer number of prospects...

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Phenom All-American Camp Evaluations: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Greg Harmon #15: 5’8 ’24 Na’Tion Sutton (Henderson Collegiate) Starting things off, we look at a player that performed quite well despite being the smallest camper on this team, Na’Tion Sutton. He’s a wiry, unselfish guard prospect with vision, a useful handle, and the ability to score from multiple levels. Sutton is effective with or without the ball in his hands, and...

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The Stars of Tomorrow: North Carolina’s Class of 2025

Each summer season, the grassroots basketball community is presented with an opportunity to reevaluate the eighth-grade prospects as the begin the start of their high school journey. While it’s typically too early to place levels on prospects, we can certainly identify the players who are already worth noting as potential stars. Some kids received varsity experience while others stood out for...

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