PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Game Report: Lake Norman vs. Mooresville

The “Motown Showdown” between Lake Norman (12-5) and Mooresville (14-1) was an exciting and entertaining game which wasn’t decided until the final horn sounded. It was a game of runs and Mooresville escaped with the 76-75 home court conference win. The atmosphere was simply electric and both student bodies should be commended for their excellent support. While the fans were loud , they were...

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Rising Sophomore: 2024 6’6 Elijah Kelly (Radford)

Elijah Kelly in 2020 Over a year and a half ago, Phenom Hoops was on deck in Rock Hill for the Teammate Nationals, bringing in some intriguing talent to check out.  Roaming around the courts to find new names, at that time, 2024 6’4 Elijah Kelly for SWV Hustle was a name that we had to jot down. At that point, we said: “Intrigued by the future of 2024 6’4 Elijah Kelly. Great length,...

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Time to Sleep No More: Cummings HS

School: CummingsConference: 1A/2A Conference 14 Time to put everyone on notice with the Cavaliers of Cumming high school because they aren’t going away any time soon.  The Cavs sit undefeated on the season at 11-0 and are playing extremely well.  But what also makes them even more intriguing is the future, as they are being led by quite a few young prospects along with a few key...

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Don’t Miss Out: 2022 6’11 Jeremy Foumena (Orangeville Prep)

Player: Jeremy FoumenaClass: 2022Height: 6’11Position: CenterSchool: Orangeville Prep When you watch as many games as we do at Phenom Hoops, you come across players that really can puzzle you.  Why?  When you watch them on the court, how they operate, their skill set, and feel for the game, and then you check out their offer list and see that the player doesn’t hold one offer yet… it...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’6 Amare Miller

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are...

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Liberty Heights v. Piedmont Classical

Last night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Piedmont Classical in Browns Summit, North Carolina for a notable battle between two of the better independent programs across the state in Liberty Heights and the Bobcats. There was no shortage of talent on the court, as both teams are littered with talented unsigned prospects who deserve attention from college coaches. Either way, the Bobcats did a great...

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Phenom Game Report: Charlotte Catholic vs. East Mecklenburg (Boys)

Jonah Lawrence Rolling around the Charlotte area, an underrated matchup between Charlotte Catholic and East Mecklenburg took the floor Wednesday night.  In a showdown between two very well-coached teams, we got a chance to see a few familiar names. Charlotte Catholic came out strong behind their senior Josh Williams and junior Patrick Tivnan, helping them gain the early edge at the end of the...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Gabe Proctor

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Phenom Game Report: Southern Durham vs. Granville Central (Boys)

Phenom Hoops was in the state of North Carolina again to check out the talent, as we looked at Southern Durham and Granville Central.  Two teams that battled it out and have some new names to learn, it was a great eye-opening game for us. As far as the game, Southern came out strong to take an early lead but Granville Central was able to end the first quarter well to take a 15-13...

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Phenom Game Report: Hargrave Academy Varsity vs. Miller School (VA)

Phenom Hoops was on deck Wednesday night for an intriguing matchup between Miller School vs. Hargrave Military Academy Varsity, as we had an offensive show in this one.  Hargrave came out strong early on to take a 21-16 lead.  It was a balanced attack from them with six different players scoring early on.  But Miller School showcased their depth early as well, nicely working...

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Showing more of his game: 2023 6’10 Tyler Mason (John Marshall, VA)

Many have taken notice of John Marshall this season up in Virginia and deservingly so with the talent they have on the court this season.  Many already know about 2023 Dennis Parker Jr. but 2023 6’10 Tyler Mason is also having a strong season. Mason, one of the top big men in the state, is a player that we have known about for some time now, as Phenom Hoops wrote about him a while back. ...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’0 Neeko Taylor

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are...

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Game Report: Central Cabarrus vs. Concord

On Tuesday night, Phenom Hoops traveled to Central Cabarrus as they hosted cross-town rival Concord. Central Cabarrus entered the game with a record of 16-0 on the season. Although they may lack size, they make up with it with their uptempo style and aggressive on-ball defense. Concord entered the game with a 13-2 record, with their only losses coming the first game of the season to Robinson and...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’9 Chris Britt

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’7 Treyvon Byrd

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are...

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The Daniel Twins, Becoming Everyone’s Favorites

The Daniel Twins, Becoming everyone’s favorite No matter the venue or the event, time and time again, we constantly hear coaches at all levels say the same thing. “We love watching the Daniel twins play!” While Chase and Carson both stand a modest 6’0, they are what’s good about basketball. We have watched them countless times in club travel ball as well as high school along with camps,...

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Phenom Game Report: The Burlington School vs. Carmel Christian

Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian 77 The Burlington School 58 The Burlington School, defending NCISAA 2A state champions, came into the contest with an impressive 21-4 record, losing only to nationally ranked Southern California (58-51),  Word of God (69-65) and Link Academy (59-53), who is also ranked the No. 1 team in the country. In addition, The Burlington School also lost a close...

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Phenom Recruitment Update: 2024 7’0 JT Rock (Lincoln HS, SD)

Player: JT RockClass: 2024Height: 7’0High School: Lincoln High School (SD) High School Season: Up in South Dakota, you may stumble upon Lincoln high school in Sioux Falls, and there, you will find a rising sophomore that has the attention of many coaches already.  And deservingly so, when you see a 7-foot sophomore on the court.  2024 JT Rock, one of the top prospects in the country,...

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Don’t forget about the Rams of Greene Central

Team: Greene CentralConference: 2A Conference 4 When you first look at Conference 4 in North Carolina, the first team that you automatically see is Farmville Central as they continue to show why they are one of the top teams and programs in the state.  But not far behind them sit the Rams of Greene Central. They have had some tough losses on the season and struggled against Farmville...

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Phenom Senior Spotlight: 2022 Victor Panov (DME Academy)

Player: Victor PanovHeight:Class: 2022School: DME Academy Last week, Phenom Hoops was able to watch DME Academy take on Rock Hoops; a tremendous battle between two teams.  It was our second viewing of DME Academy over the last few months and one player that simply continues to impress is 2022 6’8 Victor Panov. And to learn that he doesn’t hold a single offer yet… kind of surprises us from...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Dontavious Pettaway

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are...

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Five Unsigned Seniors Who Should Be Heavily Prioritized

As we’ve noted countless times over the last two years, Covid has directly impacted the grassroots community and overall recruiting scene far beyond what anyone could’ve predicted. Its effects have hurt all types of prospects, from high-major Division I through NAIA and JUCO, and there’s truly no telling when (or if) everything will return to normal. Just because college athletes were awarded an...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 2022 Matthew Field (Cardinal Gibbons)

Player: Matthew FieldClass: 2022Height: 6’6School: Cardinal Gibbons What Has Been Said by Phenom Hoops: “2022 Matthew Field (Cardinal Gibbons) was off the charts in this one, scoring 15 of his 19 points in the first half.  He really showed nice footwork as a forward, played strong on the boards, displayed a nice feel around the basket, and played extremely hard.  Also was able to put...

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Battle-Tested: T.W. Andrews

School: T.W. AndrewsConference: 2A Conference 34 Taking a dive into the 2A Division, Conference 34 is looking to be a battle-tested conference with teams going up against each other.  But as for right now, T.W. Andrews sits on top and undefeated in conference play so far, off to a 4-0 start and 11-2 overall on the season. At times, when you look into teams, you see that they are blowing other...

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Phenom 1-on-1: 2024 Jamari Phillips (Modesto Christian)

Already ranked as one of the top prospects in his class nationally, 2024 6’2 Jamari Phillips has been backing up his ranking with his tremendous play at Modesto Christian (CA).  Phillips is averaging 23 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.9 steals per game, leading the way for his team.  Phillips is also already catching the attention of high-major college coaches all over the...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’5 Isaiah Williams

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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Jackson Keith Solidifying Himself as an Elite Prospect

Following the release of our latest rankings for the Classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, and 2025, there’s no better time to reflect on specific individuals and project forward–especially for the younger players. That being said, calling Jackson Keith a “special” type of prospect is similar to proclaiming that the sky is blue. It’s simply common knowledge at this point. Given the abundance of...

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Commitment Alert: 2022 Josh Scovens heading to Army

Each and every time Phenom Hoop Report gets to report or sees a commitment from a player we have seen over the years, it is always a fantastic day.  It is great to see players achieve their goal to play at the next level and it is such a great accomplishment for that player. Here is the latest commitment. Player: Josh ScovensClass: 2022Committed to: Army What the Player Said: Q: What made...

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’22 Lual Manyang returning to the court; talks latest in recruitment

Up in New Jersey, many will get a chance to see 2022 6’10 Lual Manyang back on the court for Blair Academy after missing several months due to an injury. The Bucs are off to a 5-2 start this season and they will now have their senior center back to make them even more dangerous. “For the last nine months, I was focused on rehab, my shooting, ball-handling, and watching game film of either...

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North Carolina’s Class of 2024 forwards to keep an eye on

Phenom Hoops recently released their rankings for the class of 2024 in North Carolina and it certainly is loaded. There are several names that you may recognize, as you can find the full rankings and watch list here (Click Here). There are quite a few forwards/bigs that jump off the list but we wanted to dive into a few more prospects that should be interesting to watch as they continue to...

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