James Abell(Page HS) and Freddy Johnson(Greensboro Day School) selected to coach in The Phenom Hoop Report’s North Carolina Top 80 Camp

Posted by Andy Durham on January 27, 2014 at 5:27 pm under High School | 5 Comments to Read

Games March 29 at Proehlific Park
from www.phenomhoopreport.com:

Phenom Hoops is proud to announce the selection of Coach James Abell to coach in the inaugural North Carolina Top 80 camp. The North Carolina Top 80 will be one of the most prestigious camps in the area, featuring the top 80 players in the state regardless of class, including freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. A camp is only as good as the people working it and we have put together an All-Star coaching line-up. Today, we will take a closer look at Coach James Abell of Greensboro Page in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Coach James Abell grew up in the Midwest and graduated from University High School in Normal, Illinois. He then went to DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Secondary teaching certificate. After graduating from college, he immediately took over as the assistant boys’ basketball coach at Dudley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. After gaining valuable coaching experience at Dudley, Coach Abell moved up the coaching ladder to become Head Coach at T.W. Andrews High School in High Point, NC. In eight seasons at Andrews, from 2003-2011, he compiled an impressive 171-53 record. The next step for Coach Abell was the move to Greensboro Page, in 2012, where in just two short seasons he has earned a remarkable 35-9 record. This year, Page is one of the top teams in NCHSAA 4A and is one of the early favorites to complete for the state championships.

CLICK HERE to read more and see more on Coach James Abell from Rick Lewis at the Phenom Hoop Report….
(Lots more to see on Coach Abell from Rick Lewis)

from Rick Lewis on Coach Freddy Johnson(Greensboro Day School):
Phenom Hoops is proud to announce the selection of North Carolina Hall of Fame Coach Freddy Johnson to coach in the inaugural North Carolina Top 80 camp. The North Carolina Top 80 will be one of the most prestigious camps featuring the top 80 players in the state regardless of class. The event will be for freshman, sophomores, and juniors. Camps are only as good as the people working it and we have put together an All Star coaching line up. First, we will start with legendary Coach Freddy Johnson.

Back in January 8, 2012 Coach Freddy Johnson of Greensboro Day won his 819-career win to become the winningest high school coach in the state of North Carolina. He has been coaching at Greensboro Day School for 36 years and has won seven state championships in the NCISAA 3A division. Coach Johnson has been highly regarded as one of the premier coaches in the country and was selected to coach in the 2013 McDonald All American game held in Chicago, Illinois

While Coach Johnson’s numbers on the basketball court speak for themselves, he is the perfect gentleman off the court. His teams are always well coached and well prepared and no matter the talent level his team possesses, his teams are always one of the toughest wins in high school basketball. Former UCLA Coach John Wooden once stated, “ The more you give, the more you get. Everyone wants to be around those who give because they are winners. You can gain great satisfaction from helping someone reach his or her goals and this couldn’t apply more than Coach Freddy Johnson. That being said, Coach Johnson is a great high school coach, but even a better human being. His teams are all about fundamentals and playing the game the right way.

CLICK HERE to see more and read more on Coach Johnson from Rick Lewis at the Phenom Hoop Report…..


  • Don said,

    I’m hoping Concord High School player Ty Shon Alexander will be looked at as a player in this game. He is one of the best freshmen in the state on NC

  • Pirate said,

    Hey Andy, you might want to know that Diondre Overton, one of the star sophomores for Page as a 6’5″ SF/SG, broke his hand and will be out for 4-6 weeks. Conference play will continue for three weeks and Page doesn’t have many hard games left on their regular season schedule but this could seriously change Page’s chances in the playoffs.

    Xavier Hill-Mais (6’7″ junior C) did not suffer a concussion during the Dudley game, and he should be healthy for the Southern Alamance home game which is currently being rescheduled. I’ve heard it’ll be played tomorrow, boys and girls, but I can’t verify.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Thanks for the update….I have seen Overton and Xavier play a lot over the past two seasons….Page has depth and they should survive until Overton gets back…Back line with Hill-Mais, Harris and Seegars…..Up top with Graves, Eaves and Gavin….Does effect the depth a bit, but for sure time to be in shape now, but that is tough too, missing all of the practice with the weather…Page has another kid or two that gives them depth too…

    Thanks for the update….

  • Kisha said,

    Hey Andy,

    What do you think of this guard I keep hearing about Quayson Williams that plays for Eastern Guilford? Haven’t had a chance to check him out yet but I’ve been hearing his name a lot.

  • Andy Durham said,

    Quayson Williams has a very good game….He was in the backcourt and was the leader when Eastern took Page to overtime earlier this season and I was at that game and saw his efforts and he held his own against a very good Page Pirate backcourt of Eaves and Graves….

    Quayson his for 26 points, I think it was last Friday night, either 26 or 29 versus Quan Mims and McMichael….

    Williams is a talent….