PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

United Faith v. The Burlington School

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled to The Burlington School to see the hometown Spartans host a very talented United Faith Christian squad. We’ve seen both of these squads multiple times throughout the current season, but there was certainly no clear-cut favorite entering this contest. The Burlington School has an excellent five-to-six-man rotation where everyone understands their role...

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Greensboro Day v. The Burlington School

On Martin Luther King Day, Phenom Hoops traveled to Southern Alamance High School for the 11thAnnual Anthony Francis Perrou Memorial Showcase. There was a quality mix of games on tap, which certainly included the most anticipated contest of the day between Greensboro Day and The Burlington School. The gym was packed from baseline to baseline and we were fortunate to see a phenomenal matchup with...

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Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’11 Michael Wade

The state of North Carolina is blessed with an over abundance of talent. In the North Carolina 2018 class, 60 plus players signed with D1 schools and another 40 plus signed to play at the D2, D3, NAIA or Juco level. Quite impressive numbers! This year, the 2019 class is on the same course to have 100 plus players continue to play at the collegiate level. In our unsigned senior spotlight, we want...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 10

North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 10   Team 10 Coach: Larry Davis   #44:6’0 ’21 Callahan Reed (Huntersville, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that really understands and embraces his role on the court, Callahan Reed. He’s a scoring guard that can apply pressure from all three levels, as a cutter, spot-up shooter, or creator for himself. Reed offers a...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 1: Evaluation Team 5

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations   Team 5 Coach Tyler McHone   #84:5’9 ’20 Calvin Woods (Raleigh, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that brought an excellent attitude to his team throughout camp, Calvin Woods. He’s a point guard prospect that rebounds extremely well for his position and frequently pushes transition play. Woods showed the ability to...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 — Event Superlatives

At the end of each Camp we pass out awards that are voted on by the camp coaches. These include Camp MVP, Mr. Defense, Mr. Hustle, Mr. Playmaker and Mr. Station. We will be doing a separate article on who the players who won each of those awards, however, with this being another Sold Out event, we wanted to make sure more players got their deserved notoriety. We came up with more awards, each...

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Jamie’s List of 5 — NC Phenom 150 Exposure Camp (Session 2)

  6’7” 2019 Nate Dunlop Augusta Christian (Augusta, GA) Dunlop has great size and the ability to score the ball at all levels, against all opponents. After his performance at the South Carolina Top 80 he picked up offers from Navy and American. Yet again, Dunlop averaged close to 30 points. He can shoot the ball with deep range, he has explosion at the rim and he is able to get to his spots...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#5-Kadyn Dawkins- Really intelligent point guard prospect that created a ton of scoring opportunities in this contest. He consistently took defenders off the dribble, touched the paint, and displayed terrific vision as a playmaker while applying solid pressure as a scorer.   #21-Smoke Hodges- High IQ floor general with natural playmaking skills and solid scoring ability. He has an...

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Coach Thread’s Eye Catchers from the NC Phenom 150 Session 1

No. 131 6’0 2019 Michael Wade (The Burlington School, Burlington, NC) Wade is a good athlete that excels in the open floor. He had the ability to make tough shots. He finishes above the rim. He a good team player. Has a really good first step that he was able to use to get by defenders to provide scoring opportunities for his teammates.   No. 104 5’11 2020 Steven Riley Jr....

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NC Phenom 150 Session 1: Kevin’s Fab 5

Kevin’s Fab 5 -NC Phenom 150 Session 1   6’0 2019 Michael Wade: The Burlington School (Burlington NC) TBS will be in good shape with Wade running the point for them this year. Did a good job at applying pressure and getting paint touches, once there most of the day he was able to finish at the rim or dropped it off for a teammate to finish. His first step is a blur and was hard to stay in...

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NC Phenom 150 Session I; Court 3 Standouts (2nd Half of the Day)

No. 147, 6’1” 2020 David McCallum – Central Cabarrus HS (Concord, NC) McCallum might’ve been the most impressive pound-for-pound player in the gym. He’s fairly undersized but gave bigger opponents problems all day long with his aggressive drives to the basket and hustle on the offensive rebounding end. He’s a lefty who can make shots on the catch, especially in the corner. Defensively, McCallum...

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Morning Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#131- Michael Wade- Quick point guard with great defensive poise; he moves extremely well on both sides of the ball and bothers opponents with his quickness. Wade gets to the rim at will and finishes a strong majority of his attempts. He’s smart and reads the floor quite well.   #210- Bryson Nesbit- Versatile two-way forward prospect; he has a lot of translatable skills and can play as the...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

Rebuilding Around Leadership and Shooting   Communication is one of the main things that Coach Will Roberson emphasizes throughout each drill. Everybody talks, everybody participates, and everyone is expected to maintain a certain level of fundamental sharpness. This current roster will carry many of the same values that The Burlington School has consistently held throughout Coach...

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