PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Phenom HoopState Championship: Bull City vs. NC Storm

Bull City Prep National 2022 6’3 LJ Thomas One look at his current college offers and you will see why Thomas tops the list from the first round game in the Hoop State Championship. Thomas poured in 28 points in Bull City’s win and was just as impressive dishing the ball and getting up and down the court. Early on Thomas was a man possessed and the NC Storm couldn’t do much of anything to stop...

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POB’s Eye Catchers (Day 1, HoopState Championship) Part 3

2022 Elijah Jamison (Liberty Heights): The growth that Jamison has made in showing that he can be a complete point guard.  He continues to do an impressive job in staying aggressive and getting into the paint but also scoring the ball with good, high quality shots.  Plays incredibly strong with the ball and finishes well with his body. 2021 Isaac Farah (Liberty Heights): Really do...

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Combine Academy vs Lake Norman Christian

In the game that everyone has been eagerly anticipating all year, Lake Norman Christian traveled to Lincolnton to take on Combine Academy on Tuesday night. With two of the top rated sophomores in the nation, the basketball community wanted to see Mikey Williams vs Robert Dillingham. While these two young prospects were the headline, each team was filled with several talented players and coaches...

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Lake Norman Christian v. High Point Christian

On Saturday, Phenom Hoops traveled out to High Point Christian in High Point, North Carolina for another quality matchup between a pair of talented opponents. The Cougars entered this game as slight underdogs, but both teams came in with something to prove. On the other side, the Storm of Lake Norman Christian has found some consistency within their overall structure. The stage was set, and...

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POB’s Eye Catchers from Battle at the Rock (Day 2)

2021 Bryce McGowens (LEC): McGowens looked strong once again, showing his full arsenal from the perimeter like he has shown countless times but also getting to the rack.  His blend of length, skillset, and versatility on the floor is highly impressive. 2021 Tay Burton (Byrnes): Though he was undersized, Burton played extremely hard on both ends of the floor. He had to go up against bigger...

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POB’s Tidbits: Lake Norman Christian vs. Oak Hill

Phenom Hoops was excited to tune into ESPN 2 to watch Lake Norman Christian travel to Oak Hill in a game loaded with talent. Both teams battle throughout the game, but it was Oak Hill that came away with the home win. But here are a few of our thoughts from the game.

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Phenom Open Gym Tour: Lake Norman Christian

A new North Carolina Power has been established at Lake Norman Christian School with a bevy of in-state and out of state talent making their way to the school for what should be an incredibly exciting season. Last week Head Coach Mason Padgett was nice enough to let my stop by and check practice out. Let’s take a look at this loaded roster! 6’3 2023 Mikey Williams Mikey is one of the most famous...

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Phenom Open Gym: Lake Norman Christian

Phenom Hoops went out on the road again, just checking in on another open gym. Always an exciting time for us, as we get to see what teams are shaping up to look like heading into the season but also learn a few new names. Lake Norman Christian has been a HOT name over the last few months and Head Coach Mason Padgett has a ton of talent for him on the floor. They brought in a lot of Division I...

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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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South Carolina Phenom Top 80 Camp Evaluations: Team 5

Team 5 Coach: Elliott Pope   #10: 5’10 ’21 AJ Thompson (Northwestern) Starting things off, we look at a player that simply knows how to hurt opponents in a variety of different ways, AJ Thompson. He’s a smart, quick-twitch point guard prospect with an excellent balance between playmaking and three-level scoring. Thompson is able to effortlessly get by his man and apply nonstop penetration...

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