PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

POB’s Eye Catchers for Team Curry Practice (17u,16u,15u)

Phenom Hoops traveled down to Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon to take in Team Curry's practice, getting a glimpse of talent of all ages in action. Though there were several names that we have seen on multiple occasions, it was a great chance to check-in on the talent once more.

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Potential HoopState National Breakouts: 2021 Edition (Part Two)

Each and every year there are some kids that are getting recruited at the regional level take that next step and see their stock rise from a national perspective. Unfortunately with the COVID-19 Pandemic a lot of these kids won’t have the opportunity to be seen at their respective events by college coaches, scouts, or media. Typically the local evaluators have the opportunity to get an early...

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Freedom Christian: A Darkhorse Contender?

With all the constantly circulating discussions about teams and rankings, it’s become clearer that Freedom Christian is one of the most underrated and overlooked teams in North Carolina. They might not have the storied history and recent success like some, but their talent is plenty rich. This group has quickly jetted out to a 10-2 start and, although they haven’t necessarily played the toughest...

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Bendel’s Best: Hoops and Dreams Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled to Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina for our third annual Hoops and Dreams showcase. As loaded as the National Showcase and Gate City Classic were, one can truly argue that this field was even better. It featured a majority of the top teams from North Carolina in addition to a national powerhouse (Huntington Prep) and a very impressive...

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Standouts and Storylines from 3rd Annual Hoops and Dreams Showcase

Jayden Doyle is One of NCs Premier 2021 Prospects Not many have heard about Jayden Doyle, a 6’5” junior wing at Freedom Christian in Fayetteville, North Carolina. However, we were fortunate enough to see him this summer on the AAU circuit and in his first week practicing with Freedom, after transferring this year from South Doyle High School near Knoxville, Tennessee. We immediately ranked Doyle...

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Early Standouts at Day Two of Hoops and Dreams

6’3 ’20 Kellen Tynes (Rothesay Netherwood) Through two games at the Hoops and Dreams showcase, few players have been better than Tynes. He’s been the ultimate leader and overall decision-maker for this group, consistently setting up the offense, getting others involved, and scoring whenever he desires. Tynes is smart, sharp, and plays with a phenomenal pace to his game. He understands how to...

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Evening Standouts at Hoops and Dreams

6’2 ’20 Jajuan Carr (Pender) Regardless of setting, Carr always seems to rise to the occasion and lead by example on both ends of the floor. He’s easily one of the smartest and toughest floor generals across the entire state. Carr handles the ball with poise, creates for himself and others, scores on all three levels with efficiency, and sets the tone extremely well on defense. He rebounds as...

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Afternoon Standouts at Phenom HS Jamboree

6’5 ’21 Mike Dudley (United Faith) United Faith always possesses a ton of talent, but Dudley might be the most enticing of their current group. He checks so many boxes, from size to shooting to athleticism, and should only continue to get better. Dudley is so smooth that he’s able to actively toggle between being a primary offensive option and scoring as needed. He could really take off this...

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Phenom’s Open Gym Tour — The Fayetteville Swing

Yesterday we took the drive down 95 to hit up Fayetteville, NC, always a hotbed for talent, that you can most of the time find under the radar. On this day, we made stops at Freedom Christian and Northwood Temple. It was an interesting day, both teams have entirely revamped rosters, filled with new kids. Northwood Temple built their roster with local Fayetteville kids while Freedom has a slew of...

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