PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Player Standouts from the NCISAA Live Period

by: Ethan Reece 2023 Jake Chisholm (Durham Academy) Jake was hot in both games he played Sunday. Started out the morning with 5 threes against HPCA, simply couldn’t be left alone. Also showed the ability to create off the dribble and finish through contact. Kept his rhythm going in game 2 with 10 straight points to start out, definitely a lethal spot up threat 2023 Isaiah Sanders (High Point...

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Five Standout Frosh, “Stock on the Rise,” Part 3

While it’s way too early for Phenom Hoops to calculate our North Carolina 2024 rankings, we decided to take a closer look at some of the state’s top freshmen.  In our first segment, we took a look at 6’8 Jarin Stevenson (Northwood HS), 6’5 Drake Powell (Northwood HS), 6’2 Zion Walker (The Burlington School), 6’5 Bishop Boswell (South Mecklenburg) and 6’6 Maurio Hanson (Vance HS)....

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Open Gym Report: North Mecklenburg High School

On Monday, Phenom Hoops had the opportunity to travel down to Charlotte and watch North Meck practice. Coach Duane Lewis is one of the best coaches in the state. He has done an exceptional job with his teams every year. Last year, North Meck won the state championship and finished top 25 in the country.  We were extremely impressed with how Coach Lewis ran his practice. His players competed...

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Five Noteworthy Names in North Carolina’s Class of 2024 (Part Three)

Each year, North Carolina reminds everyone just how much talent resides within the Hoopstate. New faces emerge, prospects transfer in to prove themselves, and dozens upon dozens of players earn opportunities to further their career at the next level. That being said, the consistent amount of young, upcoming talent is what continues to stand out across the entire state. Now, North Carolina’s...

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Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 12

Team 12 Coach: James Black #0: 5’7 ’23 Darren Lloyd (Florence) Starting things off, we look at a player that understands how to make an impact through his tough, heady approach, Darren Lloyd. He’s a smart, quick point guard prospect with sharp instincts and the ability to play bigger than his size would imply defensively. Lloyd is an effective floor general in the half-court but genuinely...

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Phenom Hoops AAU Open Gym Tour: Higher Level 17u Elite (4/11/19)

Twitter: @HigherLevelAAU Instagram: @higher_level_aau   I decided to continue my ‘AAU open gym tour’ with another visit up North in the Manassas, VA area to check out Higher Level 17u, after seeing their 16u squad last month. It turns out that two separate teams actually make up the 17u bunch; something I didn’t know prior to Thursday evening. Regardless, I guess one could say that the...

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NC Junior Phenom Session 1: Evaluation Team 8

North Carolina Jr. Phenom Camp Evaluations   Team 8 Coach: Jones   #46: 5’5 ’24 Hunter Wall (Taylors, SC) Starting things off, we look at a player that worked hard and constantly highlighted his team-first approach, Hunter Wall. He’s a guard prospect with unselfishness and a willingness to create scoring opportunities for others. Wall knocked down a few open shots on the day and drove...

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NC Junior Phenom Camp: Kevin Dawkins’ Early morning standouts

  #15- LJ Smith 2026- Skill wise, he could match up with any of the guards in attendance today. Didn’t look to score much this morning lead team in rebounds and assist from the point guard position. When not running point guard he was setting screens and cutting to basket for easy buckets. Young man is one to watch for years to come.   #44- Casian Richard 2023- Young man had to be in...

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