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Phenom Commitment Alert: 2025 Tre McKinnon commits to Appalachian State

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Tre McKinnonClass: 2025Committed to: Appalachian State What Has Been Said: “At...

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2025 6’6 Austin Williford continuing to attract eyes his way

Player: Austin WillifordClass: 2025Height: 6’6School: St. Anne’s BelfieldAAU: Team Takeover Back in 2022, we had a chance to head down to the Outer Banks and get our eyes on some very interesting prospects who had yet to see their recruitment take off. One of those players was 2025 Chance Mallory, as he held one offer from NJIT at the time… look where he is today (Read Here). The other player...

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Stock Continuing to Rise for 2025 Ryan Crotty

Player: Ryan CrottyHeight: 6’6Class: 2025School: Miller SchoolAAU: Boo Williams 2025 Ryan Crotty should be a familiar name here in North Carolina, as he once was lighting it up in the class of 2024 for Holly Springs. But he announced a while back that he would be heading up North to play at The Miller School and it has been paying off.  Not only did he have an excellent high school season...

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Indiana State Snags Two Late Commitments from North Carolina

Though many schools have wrapped up their recruiting in the Class of 2024, Indiana State has been hard at work especially in the state of North Carolina as they have landed two commitments in the last week. 2024 6’5 Jayan Walker and 2024 6’10 Bobby Cannon both announced that they would be heading to Indiana State, with the Sycamores adding more firepower to their roster. With two familiar faces...

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Phenom 1-on-1 with 2025 Josiah Sanders (Colorado Prep)

Player: Josiah SandersClass: 2025Height: 6’5Position: Point GuardSchool: Colorado Prep Offers: Tennessee, San Francisco, Wyoming, Colorado, Seatle, UC San Diego, Arizona State, Montana State, Northern Colorado A player that many have been seeing pop up a lot more in the recruiting news, 2025 6’5 point guard Josiah Sanders has had a strong start to the summer with his play and his stock...

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2027 Davion Thompson (IL) continuing his scoring nature this summer

Player: Davion ThompsonClass: 2027Position: Combo Guard Offers: Wake Forest, Michigan, Iowa, Washington, Illinois, Bryant, Eastern Illinois Names are starting to pop up a lot more in the Class of 2027, as we start learning more about the big-time talent in the class. A player who has been garnering early attention and should be looked at as one of the top prospects in his glass is 2027 Davion...

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High Motor and Freak Athlete: 2026 6’8 Davion Adkins

Player: Davion AdkinsHeight: 6’8Class: 2026School: Faith Family AcademyAAU: Southern Assault Offers: South Carolina State, TCU, California, Texas Tech, Houston, Texas Heading back to the Texas area, Phenom Hoops recently caught up with 2026 6’8 Davion Adkins, a prospect who certainly can catch your eyes with his athleticism and is starting to catch more college coaches’ eyes as well. Adkins, who...

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2026 Ian Bailey (NC) looking to have a big summer

Player: Ian BaileyClass: 2026Height: 6’3AAU: Team CurrySchool: Asheville Christian 2026 Ian Bailey from Asheville Christian has certainly been a name on the rise over the last year or so, and now with him heading into the summer with Team Curry, Bailey is hoping to really showcase his talent. This is a guard that has a tremendous feel for the game, plays with a high IQ, can score as well as...

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Starting to Catch Eyes: 2026 Heimir Helgason

Player: Heimir HelgasonClass: 2026Height: 6’8School: Asheville School North Carolina continues to bring you intriguing talent to watch out for and back in October of 2023, Phenom Hoops learned of a new name coming into town in 2026 Heimir Helgason.  He quickly earned our attention at the NC Sophomore 40, as he showed flashes of his versatility, his fluidity, and his ability to make plays on both...

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Phenom 1-on-1: 2025 Dietrich Richardson

Player: Dietrich RichardsonClass: 2025Height: 6’6School: Peoria Manual HS Offers: Saint Louis, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Indiana State, Green Bay, Bradley, Vanderbilt, Bryant, Arizona State, Southern Illinois Phenom Hoops recently caught up with a rising prospect in the Class of 2025 with 6’6 Dietrich Richardson, a guard that has tremendous size and skillset, and one that college coaches are...

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2026 Alex Moody (MD) focused on his development; talks new offers and interests

Player: Alex MoodyClass: 2026School: Bishop McNamara (MD) Patrick O’Brien with Phenom Hoops was able to catch up and learn more about 2026 PG Alex Moody from Bishop McNamara HS, as he has quickly become a hot target for many big-time schools and could be one to watch out for this summer. He spoke more about his game, his focus this summer, and more about the latest in his recruitment, with...

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2025 Isaiah Denis continuing to attract eyes with his strong play

In the class of 2025 here in North Carolina, several players have been elevating their play over the last year and now heading into the summer, and one of those names that fits into that category is 2025 6’5 Isaiah Denis from Davidson Day/ Team CP3. Denis is coming off a championship season at Davidson Day, helping lead the charge and being one of the go-to players for his team. His blend...

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Locked In and Focused: 2025 Jaylen Cross

One of the most consistent and top players in the state has been 2025 Jaylen Cross, who is coming off a strong high school and is ready to have another big summer for Team CP3. After having a bit of a breakout summer last summer with offers rolling in, Cross has continued to attract eyes his way, earned a new offer, and is dedicated to improving as a player even more. Phenom Hoops recently spoke...

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Lady Phenom Spotlight: 2026 Demi Gilliam

Player: Demi GilliamClass: 2026Height: 6’1School: St. Paul VI Lady Phenom is heading up to Virginia to check in on the latest talent and prospects, as 2026 6’1 Demi Gilliam should be a player to watch out for this summer.  Playing for the Fairfax Stars, Gilliam is one that brings size, length, athleticism, and versatility to the court, but she continues to have upside in her game. ...

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2025 Joy Egbuna (Lake Ridge HS, TX) starting off the season in a big way

Lady Phenom continues to expand its coverage around the country, and we head down to Lake Ridge High School to talk to 2025 Joy Egbuna, a 6’4 prospect who has been garnering a lot of attention this summer. She has added multiple offers early on this summer, as we recently spoke to her about all the latest and more about her game. Player: Joy EgbunaClass: 2025Height: 6’4School:...

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Putting in the Hard Work: Isaiah Sy

Going back not long ago, Phenom Hoops introduced and talked on several occasions Isaiah Sy, who was playing at Combine Academy.  He was an intriguing prospect for sure with his 6’7 frame and shot-making ability, but he still went a bit under the radar. But he has a story to share that I believe shares more about the hard work he has put in, taking advantage of the opportunity in front...

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Stock Continuing to Rise: 2025 6’7 Robert Moore (Upward Stars)

Player: Robert MooreClass: 2025Height: 6’7AAU: Upward Stars What Was Said at Phenom Challenge: “Moore was simply off the charts, and I hope this was a wake-up call for schools to pay attention his way more. The 6’7 prospect was lighting it up from all over the court, especially early on showing his range from behind the arc. Shot the ball well, had fluid release, had a ton of...

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Phenom Commitment Alert: 2024 Keenan Wilkins commits to Charleston Southern

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Keenan WilkinsClass: 2024Committed to: Charleston Southern What Has Been Said:...

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Transfer Portal Updates

The transfer portal is open and players are entering their names, as there are several familiar players that Phenom Hoops has had the opportunity to watch on our platform. Continue to check back for all updates and names. Randi OvalleSmall Forward / 6’7Previous School: Troy Justin TaylorGuard / 6’6Previous School: Syracuse Justin BaileyGuard / 6’3Previous School: USC Upstate...

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2025 Chadlyn Traylor earns championship at North Meck, recruitment taking off

Player: Chadlyn TraylorClass: 2025School: North Meck Season Stats: 13.5ppg, 6.0apg, 1.7spg, 41 percent from three It has been a tremendous year for 2025 Chadlyn Traylor and North Meck; being a national program, winning a state title, and Traylor’s recruitment continues to hit another level. Traylor has been a very intriguing guard here in North Carolina, as he showed promise early on and...

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Stanford is the latest to offer 2025 Semetri Carr; others showing strong interest

Player: Semetri CarrClass: 2025Height: 6’1School: Branson School (CA)AAU: Oakland Soldiers Moving out to California, 2025 Semetri Carr should be a name to watch out for, as MCAL Player of the Year out in California is garnering more attention and adding more to his offer list. The 6’1 point guard helped lead Branson School to a 22-7 record this year, and has been shining bright on...

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A Versatile Wing: 2025 6’6 Ryder Frost talks development and latest in recruitment

Player: Ryder FrostSchool: 2025Height: 6’6School: Phillips Exeter AcademyAAU: Middlesex Magic Heading north to New Hampshire, Phenom Hoops was able to sit down and talk to 2025 6’6 Ryder Frost, who is coming off a tremendous year in which he earned Player of the Year honors at Phillips Exter Academy. He is also a target for many college programs in the Class of 2025, as he...

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2024 Kam Taylor headed to UNC-Asheville, 2024 Michael Wilson and Isaiah Sanders off the board

2024 Kameron Taylor – UNC-Asheville Taylor has a unique blend of length/size as well as athleticism in his game, which makes him even more intriguing to watch. He is strong out in transition and high-flying around the basket, creating off the bounce and attacking downhill, and providing energy with a few big-time throwdowns. But he also shows that he can bring balance and knock down shots...

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High-Major Vibes: 2027 6’5 DeShawn Hall (AL)

Player: DeShawn HallClass: 2027School: Valiant Cross Academy The high school season has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean Phenom Hoops isn’t checking out talent all around the county and looking for new prospects. We recently started reviewing film down in Alabama, and there is a freshman who certainly fits the “up next” category. 2027 6’5 Deshawn Hall from Valiant...

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Phenom 1-on-1: 2026 6’6 Ethan Joling (Hortonville HS)

Player: Ethan JolingClass: 2026Height: 6’6School: Hortonville HS (WI) Phenom Hoops continues to provide some of the latest news and introduce players on our platform, and the latest player that we talked to was 2026 6’6 Ethan Joling from Hortonville HS. Joling is coming off a season in which he finished averaging 15.5ppg, second on his team, as the Bears finished 15-11 overall. He...

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A Weekend of Commitments (3.25): Peter Moye, J3 Swindell, and Lenier Pocknett

There were plenty of names that went off the board this past weekend, as more Phenom Hoops alums will be playing at the next level. 2024 Peter Moye, 2024 J3 Swindell, and 2024 Lenier Pocknett all announced their next adventure, continuing their basketball career at the next level. Check out what has been said about each in the past. 2024 J3 Swindell – Committed to Tusculum “Swindell is a guy...

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Player Worth Looking At: 2026 Rodney Westmoreland III (CA)

Player: Rodney Westmoreland IIIClass: 2026Position: Point GuardHeight: 6’0High School: Santa Margarita Catholic HS (CA) Out in California at the SoCal Pro League, 2026 Rodney Westmoreland III was a player that we had a great chance to view, and a guard that impressed us. When talking about Westmoreland’s game, one couldn’t help by notice just how quick and shifty he operates on...

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2025 Christian Jeffrey adds offer from Villanova, more interests coming

Player: Christian JeffreySchool: Mt. Zion PrepClass: 2025Position: Guard Checking in on the latest recruiting news, Phenom Hoops was able to connect more with 2025 Christian Jeffrey from Mt. Zion Prep, as he continues to attract more eyes and offers his way. Recently, he received a big offer from Villanova, one he is excited about and should continue to bring more opportunities his way. We dove...

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Phenom Commitment Alert: 2024 Ty Outlaw heading to Shaw

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Ty OutlawClass: 2024Committed to: Shaw What Has Been Said: “Finishing up, we look...

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Phenom Commitment Alert: Randolph-Macon earns commitment from 2024 Tyler Showalter

Each and every time Phenom Hoops gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Tyler ShowalterClass: 2024Committed to: Randolph-Macon What Has Been Said: “That...

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