PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.3)

2021 6’6 Kenny Hodges (WS Christian): Hodges is one that just captures the eye with his physical stature, his athleticism, and ability to defend and play multiple positions on the court.  He works well around the rim but is also someone that coaches could really mold at the next level. Donivan Peoples (Moravian Prep PG): Peoples grabbed the attention immediately with his 6’5 frame, leading...

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Player Standouts at Phenom Open Run

6’2 ’21 Damiene Boles (Bull City Charlotte Post Grad) The well-rounded guard shined as a two-way leader for this Bull City Prep squad, constantly communicating, making plays, and impacting all facets of the game. He’s steady and makes intelligent decisions with the ball in his hands, which allows him to locate quality shots for others with unwavering consistency. Boles is a solid shooter, crafty...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.2)

2022 6’0 Kendall Smith (Charlotte Express): Smith was incredibly productive on both ends of the floor. Loved his intensity and how he got after it on the defensive end, creating multiple steals and pushed the tempo on offense.  His defense helped lead to scoring opportunities on the offensive end for himself and his teammates. 2022 6’0 Camian Shell (Moravian Prep): Shell is one that simply...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from #PhenomOpenRun (Friday) (P.1)

2024 Joshua Clark (Mavs Elite): Clark was extremely active on the court, as the guard was constantly moving around the court, finding those openings to help him score easy baskets, and working hard on both ends. 2023 6’7 Nate Self (Team HUSL 2023): Self is a young big that has some early intangibles that you may like.  He not only showed that he can get on the glass, but he is a big that...

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Phenom Open Gym: Northside Christian

Northside Christian was fun to watch last year and came up just short in their hopes of a state championship.  Now, Coach Hatchett has lost a few key seniors and players from last year’s team but is excited about what the future holds with this year’s group.  A blend of scoring, quickness, versatility, and experience, Northside Christian is going to certainly be a team to watch once...

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Phenom All American Camp Team Roster

ClassHeightNo. NameCityStateHigh SchoolTeamColor20254′11″0Jalen MillsHope MillsNCCumberland Mills 1White20245′11″1Tyree WhiteIndian TrailNCSun Valley Middle1White20246′0″2Anthoney McClaryBurlingtonNCThe Burlington School1White20216′0″3Brian KeithRaleighNCWord Of God Christian Academy1White20226′0″4Jaxon BrownRaleighNCWakefield High School1White20236′1″5Malin AllardMount...

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Phenom Throwback Thursday: Looking back at Grant Williams and Bam Adebayo

Working with Phenom Hoops, we get the pleasure of seeing several talented prospects at a young age and continue to watch them until their college days.  Then we get a chance to watch them become stars at the next level, putting in the same hard work we saw on the high school courts. But it continues to give us pleasure to see these young men achieving their dreams at the highest level.  That is...

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“Get to Know” Nicholas Davis

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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“Get to Know” Isaiah Williams

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Phenom Open Gym: Winston Salem Christian (Post Grad)

Heading to another gym, we hit the road to Wiinston Salem on Wednesday to check out the post grad teams, both the purple and black team, at Winston Salem Christian. These are two teams that have talent that D2 and D3 schools will surely want to keep an eye on and look at. Let’s dive into the two teams, as these are a few names that caught our eyes. Kenny Hodges 6’6 Kenny Hodges: Probably...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Greensboro Day

Phenom Hoops continued to hit the road for the most exciting time of the year (to some). Part of the Open Gym tour, Patrick O'Brien headed out to the Greensboro area to watch the talent the Bengals of Greensboro Day School will be bringing this season.

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“Get to Know” Lamont McNeill

We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball...

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: A New Leader Shines for East Forsyth

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Northwest Guilford Changing Directions

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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Phenom Open Gym: Combine Academy (Part II)

It is getting close to that time of the year, where Phenom Hoops hits the road to check out teams and get an early glimpse of the talent around the area. We first started out heading to Lincolnton, to check in on Jeff McInnis and Combine Academy who is loaded once again.

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Phenom Open Gym: Combine Academy

It is getting close to that time of the year, where Phenom Hoops hits the road to check out teams and get an early glimpse of the talent around the area. We first started out heading to Lincolnton, to check in on Jeff McInnis and Combine Academy who is loaded once again.

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Thomasville Still Trending Upward

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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#OTRSummerJam: Unsung Heroes

Despite a great weekend for many being cut short due to the ignorance of a group of people losing control, there was a ton of talent in the building for Summer Jam presented by On The Radar Hoops. A lot of headline-grabbing prospects were in attendance but let’s take a look at a few guys that played major roles for their teams and are sometimes forgotten about in the grand scheme of things. 5’11...

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Shining Light Academy Starting from Ground Zero

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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Breakout Potential: UNCG’s redshirt-freshman Dericko Williams

Wes Miller has had UNCG rolling the last few years and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down this upcoming season, as the Spartans return several key guys this year once again. Senior Isaiah Miller will look to lead the way once again but a name to start looking at is sophomore Dericko Williams, as he could be the breakout player this season for UNCG.

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Northern Guilford Forming Their Best Squad in Recent History

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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Highlights from Triad Blue Chips East Fall League: Eastern Guilford Will Retain Their Status as a Championship Contender

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops took the opportunity to maximize our downtime and continue providing coverage throughout the region. While the event in Rock Hill drew a ton of attention, prospects could be found playing in numerous locations—including at the Triad Blue Chips East Fall League in Greensboro. We traveled out to Shining Light Academy and caught most of the action, and this article...

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2022 Nolan Hodge gets first offer on the board

One of the more underrated prospects in the state of North Carolina FINALLY got his first Division I offer and it could just be the start. 2022 6’6 Nolan Hodge, who played this summer with the NC Gaters, consistently produced time after time on the court this summer with his scoring ability and has earned the attention of college coaches, one of which that recently offered.

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Takeaways and Thoughts from #OTRSummerJam (Part 1)

Phenom Hoops had the weekend off as far as events but that doesn’t mean we weren’t out in the gym, looking at the premier talent around the country. We headed out to Rock Hill once again for a fantastic and loaded event presented by On The Radar. Mr. Williams did a tremendous job with the event and our own, Patrick O’Brien, was on deck Friday night to watch the action. Here are...

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