PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

Unsigned Senior Spotlight: 5’10 Devante Gonzalez

At the beginning of each new year, Phenom Hoops works to assemble a series of articles centered around unsigned senior prospects. Last season, hundreds of players from North Carolina went on to play at the Division I, II, III or NAIA levels, and that number looks likely to continue increasing with the current senior class. Typically, we take a closer look at guys who are overlooked and...

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“Getting to Know” 5’11 ’24 Isaiah Sanders

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’4 ’23 Zion McDuffie

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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Oozing with Upside: 6’7 ’26 Tre Raymon

After an exciting showdown (and victory) against Team Curry in the championship of our G3 Showcase, there were certainly a lot of buzz surrounding Team Charlotte. Their 17U had a slew of guys who were major difference-makers in this contest. However, it seems like a lot of attention should also be directed at numerous pieces within their younger rosters. The program is known for producing...

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The Ultimate Teammate: Bryce Cash

After a long, winding road of waiting, the everchanging landscape of grassroots basketball seems to be slowly getting back to normal. Of course, the NIL, transfer portal, and free year of college eligibility during covid still have effects spanning throughout the community. Everyone knew it wouldn’t change overnight, but we get closer to normalcy with each passing year. Why is this information...

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Polished and Skilled: 2025 Zymicah Wilkins (Team United)

Phenom Hoops gets a chance to see so many players at so many levels and there is nothing like getting an early chance to watch a young prospect grow and develop into a future star.  And when you know the potential that a young prospect has is unlimited, it only gets you more excited about the future.  A player that we are and have been on for quite some time now is 2025 Zymicah Wilkins...

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Bendel’s Best: G3 Showcase

This past weekend, Phenom Hoops traveled out to the Rock Hill Sports and Events Center for another exciting three-day stretch of basketball at our G3 Showcase. The field featured a ton of memorable teams, including a slew of shoe-circuit programs. Given the talent and intensity, it ultimately made for a highly competitive tournament. Like usual, this article will take a closer look at a handful...

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Player Standouts at Day Three of Phenom G3 Showcase

5’9 ’25 Gavin Fields (Carolina Charge) Though slightly undersized, it was easy to be impressed with Fields during his first showing of the day. He’s a blindingly quick lead guard with nice IQ and the ability to touch the paint at a seemingly nonstop rate. Fields finishes well, especially for his size, but also hits jumpers and creates well for himself and others. He’s a relentless defender with...

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Player Standouts at Day Two of Phenom G3 Showcase

6’5 ’23 Bryce Cash (Team Curry) There are so many quality pieces within this talented Team Curry group, but Cash is quietly as valuable as anyone on the roster. We’ve seen him shine as an undisputed leader on plenty of occasions, but there’s something particularly impressive about his ability to produce within a role. Cash is a smart, strong, athletic guard with excellent toughness, defensive...

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Player Standouts at Phenom G3 Showcase

6’1 ’23 Kevon Vanderhorst (Team Curry) It’s difficult to single out just one player from this balanced Team Curry roster, but Vanderhorst was certainly among the more productive pieces in this showing. He’s a very smart, well-rounded floor general with vision, penetration ability, and perimeter shooting. Additionally, Vanderhorst is a scrappy on-ball defender with the necessary quickness and...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 17U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Curry 16U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team United 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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Phenom Introduction: 2025 6’5 Cam Ward (Largo HS, MD)

Player: Cameron WardClass: 2025Height: 6’5High School: Largo High SchoolAAU: Team Durant When you post numbers as Ward did as a freshman at Largo high school in Maryland, you know it is only a matter of time before you start hearing his name a lot more and with college coaches.  Ward is coming off a freshman campaign in which he averaged an impressive 27.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and...

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Programs jumping on early for 2025 Yohan Gutierrez

Player: Yohan GutierrezClass: 2025Height: 6’7AAU: Upward Stars The class of 2025 in North Carolina is shaping up quite nicely early on, as there are several college programs that aren’t wasting any time in checking out the talent and offering early on.  One player that will be interesting to watch continue to develop is 2025 6’7 Yohan Gutierrez.  He was part of an exciting team at...

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“Getting to Know” 6’7 ’23 Jayden Boyd

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’1 ’23 Caleb Senyo

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team Hope Laney

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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G3 Showcase Team Preview: Team CP3 15U

With the June and July Live Periods on the horizon, there’s no better time for teams to compete to gauge their ability against high-level opponents. Our G3 Showcase is slated to feature a heavy mix of independent organizations and shoe-circuit programs—so there should definitely be something for everyone in attendance. The circuit teams nearing their halfway point should ultimately...

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“Getting to Know” 6’3 ’24 DJ Boyce

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’3 ’25 Jonah Lawrence

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’2 ’24 Jasean Williams

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’6 ’24 Cooper Jackson

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’5 ’25 Robert Moore

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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A Closer Look: Phenom Hoops’ Rankings for North Carolina’s Class of 2024

(1) 6’6 Paul McNeil (Richmond) Even for those who don’t closely follow high school basketball, McNeil should already be a well-known name throughout the country. After winning North Carolina’s Gatorade POY award, he became just the second men’s player of the millennium to receive the honor two full seasons removed from his graduation year (joining Jaden Bradley). He posted insane per-game...

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“Getting to Know” 5’9 ’25 Joshua Dorsette

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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“Getting to Know” 6’5 ’24 Carlos Vazquez

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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Jump on board NOW for 2024 6’6 Drake Powell

Player: Drake PowellClass: 2024Height: 6’6High School: Northwood HSAAU: CP3 Some may wonder why we are looking at such a big-time prospect in the class of 2024 and saying that people need to jump on board now.  Yes, Powell is one of the top prospects in his class and has the attention of many fans around the state of North Carolina.  But what we mean is that college programs at all...

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“Getting to Know” 5’9 ’25 Chris Mitchell

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 “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events 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 basketball...

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