The fifth game for day two of Phenom’s Holiday Classic took place between two teams who have become somewhat of regulars at our events over the last few months in Bull City Prep and New Faith Christian. Bull City Prep came out of the gates with their normal amount of fire and intensity, sharing the ball and displaying quality balance on both ends of the floor. New Faith Christian did quite well despite Bull City’s overabundance of talent and only trailed 7-11 after the first quarter. Following a decently competitive stretch, the floodgates burst open and Bull City Prep began to showcase their pure dominance. Their depth and overall talent level just started to become overwhelming, leading to a 17-32 lead at halftime. Although New Faith Christian began scoring at a more consistent rate, so did Bull City Prep, resulting in a 32-52 score after three quarters. The final period offered more of the same, as Bull City Prep left no doubt in claiming a 50-79 victory over New Faith Christian. 

Bull City Prep:

6’7 ’22 Treyvon Byrd

After continually improving as a perimeter shooter, it’s difficult to understand why more Division I programs aren’t in pursuit of Byrd. He’s a long, fluid, powerful athlete with quality versatility on both ends of the floor. Byrd often plays without the ball in his hands and does an excellent job of making his presence felt as a cutter. That being said, he can create for himself or others as needed. Byrd actively switches across multiple positions, secures rebounds, and blocks shots at an impressive level. 

6’6 ’23 Abrahm Driver

While Driver might not get a ton of press or attention, he’s as steady of a contributor as anyone on the Bull City roster. He possesses a strong, sturdy body and a great presence around the basket, which allows him to effectively operate out of the post, carry his weight as a rebounder, and capitalize on second-chance opportunities. Driver doesn’t force the action and consistently operates within the team concept. He highlights IQ, touch, footwork, and a willingness to make the right play from the low block. 

6’3 ’21 Derrick Butler

Despite being one of the newest additions to this team, Butler had no issue asserting himself within the flow of the action. He’s a strong, physical guard prospect with athleticism and a quality two-way motor. Butler is capable of making hustle plays, impacting the game in transition, and carrying his weight as a rebounder and defender. 

New Faith Christian:

6’8 ’21 Robert Fields Jr. 

With no Cyncier Harrison, Fields stood out as a clear leader of New Faith Christian on both sides of the ball. He’s long, fluid, and possesses solid athleticism, but actually tends to overwhelm opponents through his skill level and overall versatility. Fields is a capable inside-out scorer with touch, perimeter shooting, and excellent vision—especially for his size. He’s able to initiate the offense and operate as a main creator for this group, but has also shown the ability to thrive alongside a true floor general. Fields has the makings of a next-level player and should see an uptick in recruitment going forward.