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Is the Chambers Duo the best in North Carolina?

There are plenty of topics that we could come up with and discuss after watching all these teams the last two weeks at our Phenom HS Team Camp. One topic that certainly should be sitting on top of your mind is the dynamic duo at Chambers with 2026 6’6 Markus Kerr and 2026 6’6 Tarris Bouie. With players on the move and teams looking a bit different, there could be a real discussion that this duo...

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Bendel’s Best: Phenom Hoops Team Camp

The past weekend, Phenom Hoops hosted our annual Team Camp in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Between the individual talent, collection of teams, and overall competition, there were a lot of meaningful takeaways. College coaches were in attendance from start to finish, and several players made lasting impressions with their play. Although there were several standouts, this article will take a closer...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Phenom Team Camp (Friday)

2026 Bradley Floyd (Kings Mountain): Talk about a player that is trending in the right direction, Floyd put his full game on display and I believe that he should be a hot topic for many programs. At 6’5, there aren’t too many holes in his game with his scoring capabilities, his athleticism at the rim, his decision-making and vision as a playmaker, and his rebounding impact. Floyd brings so much...

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2026 Tarris Bouie (Chambers) taking his game to another level

In the scouting world, there are players that you get to see at a young age and simply understand that there is something different with them. That they have the talent and upside to be something special, and their ceiling is higher than others. 2026 6’5 Tarris Bouie was one of those players; we have talked about him countless times over the years with his blend of length, shot-making,...

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North Carolina Sophomore 40 Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11 Coach: Rod Williams #71: 6’0 ’26 Terence Guess (Charlotte Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who consistently found ways to make his presence felt, Terence Guess. He’s a long, scrappy guard prospect with the ability to operate with or without the ball in his hands. Guess is a capable three-point shooter, but is arguably at his best when getting downhill and attacking the...

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Four Players Who Are Ready to Make the Leap

Every year, we see guys from all levels of basketball make “the leap.” This term simply refers to when a talented player begins to harness the next steps of being a star player or high-level prospect. In the most recent NBA season, someone like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander would be a perfect example. He was already incredible, but still managed to ascend to another level and transition into being one...

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Loaded with Talent: Chambers Trending as a Title Favorite

The high school season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to take a deeper look at various programs throughout the state. Our fall league hosted many of North Carolina’s top teams (both in the public and private school ranks) and watched closely to see who separated themselves from the pack. Obviously, the complete list would include numerous others, but it’s difficult to ignore...

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Player Standouts at Hoopstate Fall League Championship

6’5 ’26 Markus Kerr (Cougars) Although the Cougars were missing one of their key pieces, it simply gave Kerr an opportunity to shine as a focal point. He’s a skilled, athletic guard with an all-around skillset and the ability to dominate opponents on both ends of the floor. Kerr is a reliable creator, both for himself and others, and mixes it up from all three levels offensively. He’s a quality...

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Does Chambers have the best sophomore duo in NC'

We are still a few months away from the state of high school basketball here in North Carolina, so we are looking around at different topics to look at throughout the state. One topic that was brought up and to think about is the young sophomore duo at Chambers, and if they could be the best young duo in North Carolina. Again, this is just for talk, and we know there are plenty of young duos to...

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Phenom Open Gym: Chambers is in the title hunt

Phenom Hoops travelled to Charlotte, North Carolina to cover open gym at Chambers High School. Coach Brian Frasier has done a magnificent job over the years at Chambers. Playing in one of the most competitive basketball conferences in the state, Coach Frasier is strictly about providing the biggest challenges his team can face, hopefully to prepare them for a state title run and this year is no...

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Breaking Down Phenom Hoops’ 2026 Rankings

Each year, we reach the brief transitioning point between the travel ball and high school seasons. This small window typically falls around mid-August, allowing ample time to update rankings, go to open gyms, and mentally reset before things get revamped. Now that we’ve finalized our rankings for North Carolina’s Classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026, it feels like no better time to go through and...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Champion Showcase

6’4 ’25 Jaheim Hall (Next Level SC) There were a variety of useful contributors for Next Level SC, but it would be impossible to ignore the physically overwhelming presence Hall brought to the table. He’s a strong, fluid, explosive athlete with great length and downhill ability. Whether as a cutter, penetrator, or transition threat, Hall applies constant pressure at the rim and plays very well...

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Five Notable Young Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

6’4 ’26 Markus Kerr (Chambers) The newest addition to the Cougars should immediately double as one of the best players on the roster. Though young, Kerr has already proven himself as a meaningful piece for a contender during his first high school season. He’s a smart, skilled, athletic guard that possesses great size, toughness, and overall polish. Kerr scores from all levels and displays...

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Potter’s Prospects from Phenom Team Camp

By: Brody Potter 2024 Isaiah Otyaluk (NC GBB): A great athlete, with long arms. He has an impressive ability not many guys have, and that is to guard 1-4. He wreaks havoc on defense with long arms, and great hustle. Not only is he a great defender he can score the ball on all three levels, especially from the 3pt line; he can’t be left open. 2026 Tarris Bouie (Chambers): Bouie s a tall...

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Cooper’s Notes: Phenom Team Camp Day 1

By: Cooper Hart 5’11” ’25 Drew Johnson (Jordan) Johnson acted as the secondary ball handler for Jordan and impressed with his ability to create shots for himself as well as his teammates. He was poised when facing pressure, almost seeming to thrive off high defenses as he consistently leveraged that positioning into paint touches and open looks for his team. He has a real future as a shot maker,...

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Expected High School Breakout Prospects in North Carolina

6’6 ’24 Tyler Showalter (Butler/BSA Supreme) Showalter’s inevitable breakout should probably be somewhat obvious to those who have watched BSA Supreme this spring. After a junior season with averages of 10.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG, 2.1 APG, 1.4 SPG, and 1.0 BPG, it feels like his numbers should increase across the board. Showalter should be a focal point, especially after the departure of various key...

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Five Notable Young Prospects from Phenom MDC

6’9 ’26 Cody Peck (CC Elite) There are plenty of high-upside prospects in the state of North Carolina, and it feels like Peck is deserving of more buzz. His physical appeal is obvious from a mere glance, but his skillset and ability to impact the game should also be turning heads. Peck is a long, fluid big man with an incredible blend of IQ, skill, athleticism, and timing. Despite his lack of...

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Friday Standouts at Phenom Memorial Day Classic

6’1 ’25 Jake Benham (Mint Hill Lakers) Given his sheer level of involvement from start to finish, it would be impossible to ignore everything that Benham showcased in this contest. He absolutely caught fire in the opening minutes and never looked back, hitting one jumper after another, and posing a constant shooting threat with or without the ball in his hands. Benham possesses essentially...

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POB’s Eye Catchers: Day 1 at Phenom MDC

2025 Jake Benham (Mint Hill Lakers): Benham continues to find his name on our standout lists. But it is hard not to have him on the list with the consistent play he has been showing this summer. Benham is having a breakout-type year, showing how he can be a game-changer with his shot-making, his quick release, and his ability to make plays in a variety of ways. Another outing in which he filled...

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Phenom Hoops LIVE Recap: Diving more into Team EAT

Just because the LIVE period is over in April, doesn’t mean that Phenom Hoops is stopping their coverage, as we are bringing you a ton of post-event coverage as well throughout the coming weeks.  Let’s dive into a few players and teams that we saw at the event, as we shed light on players that performed well throughout. Team EAT Team EAT 2026 This is a team, though young, I believe you will...

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Coming Into His Own: Tarris Bouie

Each summer, we see various prospects taking the next step in their development process and elevating their game to another level. It’s a common theme that occurs every year, but it’s still exciting to follow which players are able to actually make the leap. Exchanging upside for ability isn’t a tangible thing, yet it’s something that can be viewed quite clearly by a spectator. Take someone like...

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Reece’s Rundown: Post LIVE Periods (Part 1)

By: Ethan Reece Now that we’re through March, April, and two Live Periods, there’s a lot to unpack and look back on. Who’s made an impression and who are important names to start tracking as we head into the summer' There’s so much to note after the first two months of the travel season, so here are some of my takeaways from Phenom’s spring events. WCBA on the Rise Looking at the 2026-2028 teams...

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Phenom Challenge – Stars of the Weekend

2023 Ka’leel Stillman (SE Elite) Ka’leel Stillman is a freak of nature and is very athletic. He moves very well as a big man on defense and is a shot blocker for his size. He can finish around the rim and can rebound the basketball. Stillman was the best player from the 2023 class this weekend at the Phenom Challenge. He could definitely be a late steal for someone. 2024 Alex Atkinson Jr....

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Phenom March Madness Spotlight: 2026 Tarris Bouie (Team EAT)

Player: Tarris BouieClass: 2026School: Chambers HSHeight: 6’5 At the Phenom March Madness, it provided Phenom Hoops an early opportunity to watch players that will certainly be names to write down and check out throughout the summer. One player that had us all talking (and has since we first watched him at the start of the high school season) was 2026 6’5 Tarris Bouie, as the future looks bright...

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Cooper’s Developments: Phenom Opening

By: Cooper Hart 6’4” ’26 Tarris Bouie (Team EAT) Bouie was in the top tier of prospects in this weekend’s 15u division. He’s a long and athletic wing that, while still physically developing, is more than strong enough to defend up positions and handle contact. He was arguably the best shooter in the division, acting as one of the few five tool shooters in the event. He has incredible shooting...

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Reece’s Standouts: Phenom Opening (Day 2)

by: Ethan Reece 2026 Tarris Bouie (Team Eat) Having already seen flashes as a freshman this year at Chambers, he immediately came out this weekend showing why he’s a name that will emerge as one of the top in his class this summer. He’s a sniper from deep and has crazy length to match his skillset, with the ability to get to his spots and hit shots and make good quick reads and finishing them...

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A Closer Look: North Carolina’s Class of 2026

6’6 Cole Cloer (Orange) Between the team’s success and his individual production, it’s easy to see why Cole Cloer is already one of the top players in North Carolina’s Class of 2026. At 6-foot-6, he already has the IQ, size, and skillset to legitimately dominate a game. Cloer is a smooth all-around player who comfortably dictates the offensive action with the ball in his hands,...

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Freshmen to Know from Phenom Holiday Classic

2026 6’3 Dane Cassada (Calvary Day): Cassada continues to be a name that impresses us with his overall maturity as a freshman. Cassada is a tough, strong, high IQ guard that understands the game well, sees the floor, and can bring some versatility to the court on both sides of the floor.  He showed that he can be a knockdown shooter, as well as a playmaker with the ball in his hands. 2026...

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Phenom Hoops Freshman Forty Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: Jordan Parris #54: 5’8 Darnarius Gibson (Winston-Salem Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player who offers a pretty balanced approach as a floor general, Danarius Gibson. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with quickness and the ability to create for himself and others. Gibson handles the ball well against pressure, touches the paint at a solid rate, and can...

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Phenom Open Gym: JL Chambers High School

Phenom Open Gym: Chambers High School Last season, JL Chambers went 22-7 before losing 58-56 to eventual NCHSAA 4A state champion, Weddington High School. From the outside looking in, many basketball pundits may not have high expectations for Coach Brian Frasier’s team. 6’2 Jaylen Curry transferred after averaging almost a “double-double” of 16.6 PPG and 9.1 APG. 6’8 All-Conference Player of the...

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