PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom Game Report: Carmel Christian vs. The Burlington School

It was a matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2 by Phenom Hoops in the NCISAA.  Both teams have found success this season but both were wanting to come away with a resume-type win along with some bragging rights. Carmel Christian though came out strong, having their defense lead out to their offense, eventually getting out to an early double-digit lead half-way through the first quarter. Ryan Roberts hit a...

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The Burlington School vs South Granville: Game Recap

Friday night in Creedmoor, NC, we were all in for a treat. There’s something about these public versus private school matchups that get everyone excited. We had one of the top public school teams in North Carolina in South Granville, led by Louisville commit, Bobby Pettiford Jr. Their opponent, The Burlington School (TBS), one of the top private school teams in the state, led by UNCW...

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Phenom Game Report: Liberty Heights vs. The Burlington School

Second big matchup on the boy’s side, Liberty Heights and The Burlington School matched up for the first time this season in Rock Hill.  It brought a ton of big-time talent to the court and both teams were hoping to make a statement tonight.  Liberty Heights had the height advantage and they looked to attack with it early, while PJ Edwards got off to an impressive start with his shot-making. ...

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Prospects Trending Upward in North Carolina’s Class of 2022

The North Carolina grassroots landscape is overflowing with talent, especially with the new transfers and incoming freshman class. However, this article will take a closer look at guys who should be familiar to most, as they’ve remained within the state throughout their playing careers. For one reason or another, their recruitment just recently picked up or is set to take off in the near future....

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North Carolina Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 7

Team 7 Coach: Bobby Williams #0: 5’11 ’22 Cam Oates (Trinity Christian) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to effectively run a team on both ends of the floor, Cam Oates. He’s a smart, sharp, unselfish point guard prospect with a natural playmaking sense and the ability to attack the basket or assert himself as a perimeter shooter. Oates possesses craftiness and...

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

Phenom Hoops tuned in virtually to a few practices for the Burlington School, a program that certainly is brining a lot of excitement and talent to the floor this season. With a blend of new names, returning players, and young prospects, Coach Ryan Bernardi should have the eyes of many this season. We dive into names that we saw and should watch this year.

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A chance to watch the future at Queen City Showcase: Garner Road 3SSB 16u

Rock Hill will be loaded with talent and Phenom Hoops wants to not only get everyone ready for an exciting event but also make sure we provide exposure for teams and players all throughout. We start previewing teams and players that coaches and fans will want to check out at the event.

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Ryan Roberts Steadily Rising

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 series on some players who have attended events over the past few years 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...

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NC Phenom 150 2022 All Tournament Team

Class Height No. Name City State High School 2022 6′4″ 125 Isaiah J Williams Indian Trail NC Porter Ridge High School 2022 6’1″ 83 Jackson Helms Summerfield NC Northern Guilford High School 2022 5′11″ 82 A.J. Cook Waxhaw NC Weddington High School 2022 6′4″ 130 Nolan Hodge Greensboro NC Northern Guilford High School 2022 6′2″ 113 Kyle Frazier Weddington NC Weddington High School 2022...

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Afternoon Standouts at NC Phenom 150 Camp

#82- AJ Cook- Though somewhat unassuming, Cook has easily been one of the most memorable performers from camp. He’s smart, crafty, and an incredibly smooth three-level scorer with a knockdown jumper from beyond the arc. Cook handles and distributes the ball very well, but is arguably even better as a scoring threat. He also gives great effort on defense and the glass.   #115- Noah Hooper-...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour: The Burlington School

On Wednesday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to The Burlington School in Burlington, North Carolina to get an updated look at once of the most prestigious programs from across the state. Led by Coach Will Robertson last season, the Spartans went 24-7 and advanced to the quarterfinals in the NCISAA 1A state playoffs. Michael Wade (Young Harris) and Heath Gulledge (Lynchburg) moved onto the next level,...

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Phenom Summer Havoc: Miles Early Friday Standouts

6’5 2022 Travis Shaw: Greensboro Warriors 15u We already know about Shaw as a high level football kid, but his basketball abilities need some recognition as well.  He’s a strong bodied post that possesses excellent footwork, soft hands, and great court awareness.  He’s an excellent vocal leader that anchors this Greensboro Warrior squad on the defensive end, getting his guys in the right place...

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Brandon’s Big Time Ballers Pt 1 #PhenomSummerHavoc

It’s that time of the year and July is here once again, it’s the busiest time In the Travel Ball scene, the Live Period! Fort Mill, South Carolina- The Phenom Crew is back at it again in the other Carolina, for the annual Summer Havoc Live Period Showcase. Competitiveness is at its highest, prospects competed in front of dozens of college coaches in search of their next program...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom Champion Showcase

6’6 ’22 Elijah Gray (Team Synergy) In many ways, Gray was among the most impressive players from day two of Phenom Champion Showcase. He showcased a newfound aggression and actually played his best two-way game while nearly angry. Gray handles the ball quite well, especially for his size, and scored the ball in a variety of different ways. He worked from the block, displayed footwork, finished...

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Burlington Christian Academy Open Gym Notes

Last Week Ryan Bernardi (Head Coach at BCA) invited me to attend an open gym as his team was preparing for the June Live Period.  He has invited numerous local former/current college basketball players into the gym to help his team adapt to playing against tough competition and it did not disappoint.  Here are some notes on the six BCA players present for the workout. 6’0 2021 Brock...

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North Carolina Spring Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations Session II: Team 4

Team 4 Coach: Chris Sause   #4: 5’7 ’23 Caleb Senyo (Fletcher, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that possesses a quality foundation and useful skillset, Caleb Senyo. He’s a smart, wiry point guard prospect with a fairly well-rounded skillset and the ability to properly run an efficient offense. Senyo offers a terrific balance between scoring and playmaking, which allows him to...

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#PhenomQCShowcase: Miles Saturday Afternoon/Evening Standouts

6’0 2020 Anthony Allen: DTA Elite 17U Allen enjoyed a really good junior season at Charlotte Powerhouse Independence High School, preparing him for the larger role he’s going to have to take on for his senior season and if the early travel ball season is any indicator, Allen should enjoy some great success in his senior season.  He’s an elite scorer, capable of playing either guard spot, and is...

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#PhenomStayPositive: 16U Gold Championship Game Recap (Carolina Riptide Vs NC Ice)

On Sunday The Carolina Riptide got the better of the NC Ice in the Phenom Stay Positive 16U Gold Championship game in an 80-67 victory that provided an opportunity for both teams to showcase their talents in a major way.  The game was really close for the majority of the first half with both teams neck and neck throughout the first half.  As the 2nd half got going 5’10 2021 Clay Hodges and...

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NC Phenom 150 Session 2 Best Shooters

For 15 years now, the NC Phenom 150 Exposure camp has provided a huge platform of exposure. Players who wished to register and participate (always a first come first served basis, opened to EVERYONE), will not only be coached, but they will have a videographer at every court, a professional photograph taken for social media, multiple media members writing about every game and multiple NCAA...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Evaluations: Team 11

Team 11 Coach: Scott Tyson   #77: 5’8 ’22 Tyler Gary (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) Starting things off, we look at a player that offered his team a lot of energy and an unselfish two-way presence, Tyler Gary. He’s a young guard prospect with strength and well-rounded athleticism. Gary is a solid ball-handler with vision and quality penetration skills, which allow him to enter the paint and...

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Burlington Christian Vs Trinity Academy: Players to Watch

On Thursday Night I had the opportunity to watch round three of NC’s newest Rivalry between Burlington Christian and Trinity Academy of Raleigh.  The two schools split the first two meetings, BCA winning @ Trinity in the last of the meetings and both of the games were exciting down to the last buzzer and last night wasn’t any different with Trinity of Raleigh coming away with...

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North Carolina Phenom 150 Session 2: Evaluation Team 2

North Carolina Phenom 150 Camp Session Two Evaluations   Team 2 Coach: Josh Thompson   #3:5’7 ’22 Isaiah Smith (High Point, NC) Starting things off, we look at a player that knows how to provide his team with great energy, Isaiah Smith. He’s a young point guard prospect that works extremely hard on the court and will do whatever necessary to give his team an edge. Smith shot the ball...

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