PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Game Report: Asheville Christian vs. Concord Academy

The playoffs continued on Friday night, as Asheville Christian and De’Ante Green looked to make a splash on the road at top-seeded Concord Academy.  And they came out strong early on, building an early 11-0 lead behind the play of Green, who was a force all around the court early on.  Concord struggled against the zone defense at times, with the clock moving fast in the first half but they got...

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Unsigned and Uncommitted: Ten Notable Players from Phenom Hoops’ MLK Showcase (Part Two)

On Monday, Phenom Hoops traveled down to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina for another quality event with a talented field of teams. The 12-game slate offered a ton of intrigue subplots and storylines along the way, so let’s take a closer look at some of the available, less-discussed prospects that college coaches should be pursuing… 6’1 Javian Cannady (Concord...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 6’2 Javian Cannady

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, over one hundred 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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Holiday Classic: Concord Academy vs Franklin Prep National

The last day of the Phenom Holiday Classic kicked off on Wednesday, as Concord Academy and Franklin Prep National took the court in Rock Hill. It was a tight battle with neither tame creating much space and just when one you think one team was about to make a run, the other had an answer. Franklin Prep did well out in transition and getting easy buckets at the rim, while it was the guard play...

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Open Gym Report: Concord Academy (formerly Concord First Assembly)

On Tuesday, Phenom Hoops traveled to Concord to watch the defending NCISAA 3A State Champions, Concord Academy (formerly Concord First Assembly). Coach Frank Cantadore has done a remarkable job over the past nine years building Concord Academy into a perennial NCISAA power. In nine seasons, their overall record is 220-65 and they’ve won over 22 games per year for eight straight seasons....

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Early Standouts at Day One of Phenom Summer Havoc

6’7 ’21 Earl Burgess (Team 864) It’s easy to appreciate someone like Burgess, who is so noticeably effective without ever needing to be the primary focus on either end of the floor. He simply makes plays and understands how to maximize his presence. Burgess is long, wiry, and moves very well for his size. He runs the floor properly in transition, makes smart decisions with or without the ball,...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers #PhenomSummerHavoc (Day 1, Part 1)

6’3 2021 Javian Cannady (Team Hickory)- Cannady had one of the top offensive performances of the morning. Cannady went off for a smooth 25 piece against a really talented Upward team. Cannady showed depth getting it done from all three levels. Cannady is a shifty guard in space, he split defenders with ease and evaded willing shot blockers at the cup. Cannady has good body control especially in...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour “Concord First Assembly”

Phenom Open Gym Tour “Concord First Assembly”   Phenom Hoop Report travelled to Concord, North Carolina to cover open gym at Concord First Assemly. Head coach Frank Cantadore is entering his ninth season at Concord First Assemly and is quietly building a basketball dynasty in the area. Coach Cantadore has led Concord First Assembly to an impressive 185-62 record during his...

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Storylines from the #NCISSALivePeriod

The weekend was action packed with big time hoops all weekend long throughout the Triad! It's the first go around in this newly structured live period run by state officials and local high schools.

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