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Phenom Four Corners: ’25 Isaiah Denis, ’26 Markus Kerr, ’25 Jamias Ferere, and ’25 Chadlyn Traylor

2025 Isaiah Denis Trending to Top-100/150 Status? One of the hottest targets here in North Carolina the last month or so has been 2025 6’5 Isaiah Denis from Davidson Day / Team CP3. Denis has seen his stock rise with his play this past high school season in leading his high school to a state title, where he was able to flourish and showcase not only his athleticism but his overall development as...

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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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Phenom Game Report: North Meck vs. Mallard Creek

It was a packed house out at Mallard Creek, as they had two big-time showdowns on deck Friday night.  Phenom Hoops went back and watched the film between North Meck and Mallard Creek boys, as it brought some strong talent to the court. North Meck came out strong and jumped out to a double-digit lead, eventually leading 16-4 after the first quarter. 2024 Isaiah Evans was putting on a show in...

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Phenom Open Gym: North Meck

Phenom Hoops traveled to Huntersville, North Carolina to cover the opening day of public high school open gym/workouts. For Head Coach, Duane Lewis, the future is now and he has another absolutely loaded roster, including Duke commit Isaiah Evan. Last season, North Mecklenburg finished with a 29-3 overall record and a 11-1 conference record, before losing in the NCHSAA 4A Western Regional final...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Day 2 at the George Lynch Invitational

2023 Noah Van Bibber (Concord Academy): Bibber can really be a critical piece for his team because when he is clicking and stretching the defense with his shot-making ability, Concord Academy has plenty of weapons to be effective. He did that today, finding the open spots in the defense, rising up, and knocking key shots with his jumper.  When he is on along with everyone else, this team is...

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Player Standouts at Hoopstate League (Sunday)

6’2 ’25 Chad Traylor (United We Stand) There are a lot of poised floor generals in the state, and Traylor is as impressive as any of them. He stands out as the clear leader of this group, both as their primary creator and tone-setting defender at the point of attack. Traylor is a reliable shot-maker with excellent vision and an understanding of how to consistently make the right play with the...

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Stepping Up More: Class of 2025 from #HoopStateLeague (Week 1)

2025 Miles Leaks (Piedmont): Leaks is a name that we have mentioned quite a few times after this and we are going to continue to mention more. We have spoken plenty about his game and if you missed it, you can check out our article earlier this week here (Click Here). But Leaks showed poise in running the show, showed flashes of his vision and playmaking ability, and looks to clearly be the...

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What we Learned from Week 1 at Hoop State Fall League: Guard play at West Charlotte will be fun to watch

It was great to get back on the court for the start of the Hoop State Fall League, giving us at Phenom Hoops a chance to view teams early on and check out what programs will be bringing to the court this season. One team that should have everyone’s attention this year will be West Charlotte after the year they had. West Charlotte lost some key guys from last year but when we watched their group...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2025 (6-10)

(6) 6’4 Zion Collins (Word of God) Although his previous high school season was somewhat lost due to injury, Zion Collins has come back and continued to show flashes of high-level ability. In terms of tools, he pretty much possesses them all. His blend of athleticism, positional size, and overall feel for the game make his appeal quite obvious. Collins can reliably handle the ball, create his...

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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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