PORTER GAUD HOLIDAY CLASSIC EVENT RECAPS

NO. 1 JUNIOR Jonathan Kuminga Got John Wall OUT OF HIS SEAT! Holiday Invitational Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from 6'8" Jonathan Kuminga, widely regarded as the no. 1 player in the class of 2021. He's currently being recruited by the likes of Kentucky, Duke, Michigan, and Auburn just to name a few. Kuminga is a guard/wing prospect who's athletic, can shoot it from deep, and create off the dribble. He's projected as a one and done prospect and a potential lottery pick.

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3 TOP 15 PLAYERS ON ONE TEAM?! Meet Montverde Academy; #theJohnWall Raw Highlights

Check out highlights from Montverde Academy from the 2019 John Wall Holiday Invitational. The Eagles of Montverde are considered the no. 1 team in the country right now led by 5 Division 1 committed seniors. Cade Cunningham (OK St.), Scottie Barnes (FSU), and Dayron Sharpe (UNC) are all ranked in the Top 15 in their class. Moses Moody (Arkansas) and Zeb Jackson (Michigan) are also Top 50 seniors on this team.

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Is 5’9 Daeshun Ruffin the Country’s Best Sub-6′ BUCKET GETTER?! #THEJohnWall 3 Game Raw Highlights

Check out these 3 game highlights from 5'9" Daeshun Ruffin of Callaway HS (MS). Ruffin is currently ranked 25th in the 2021 class by 247 Sports. He played on the Nike EYBL this past spring/summer and finished no. 2 in scoring. He currently holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss, LSU among others.

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TOP 20 Josh Hall x 4 Star Shakeel Moore SHUT DOWN #TheJohnWall! NCSU Commits 3 Game Raw Highlights!

Check out highlights from Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore of Moravian Prep at the 2019 John Wall Holiday Invitational. Both Hall and Moore are committed to play for NC State next season so you know they had to put on a show in front of the Raleigh crowd. Moravian Prep went 2-1 at the John Wall and finished 3rd in their bracket. Hall is a smoothing scoring 6'9" SF while Moore is a 6' EXPLOSIVE combo guard.

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Top 25 Josh Hall vs Dontrez Styles; Moravian Prep – Kinston Raw Game Highlights!!!

Check out highlights between Moravian Prep and Kinston HS from Day 1 of the John Wall Holiday Invitational. Kinston was led by duo Dontrez Styles and Isaac Parson while Moravian was led by their duo of NC State commits Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore. Moravian won the game and advances to play the winner of Hillcrest - Combine.

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Terquavion Smith SLAM Seals Farmville Central WIN over Broughton at 2019 John Wall! Game Highlights

Check out highlights between Broughton High School and Farmville Central at the 2019 John Wall Holiday Invitational. Farmville was led by their BIG 3 in Justin Wright (NCCU), Terquavion Smith (NCSU), and Samage Teel.

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Mading x Poteat DID EVERYTHING as TBS Advances to Kyran Bowman Championship; Raw Game Highlights

Check out highlights between the Burlington School and Heritage HS as they met off in the 1st round of the Kyran Bowman bracket. Rice commit Mylyjael Poteat and junior Kuluel Mading were all over the court for TBS as they dunked and blocked everything in their sights. Heritage was led by Tre Waller and Redford Dunton but they simply weren't enough to stop Burlington School's big men. TBS advances to the Championship game of the Kyran Bowman bracket.

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John Wall Holiday Invitational Top 40 Scorers

Player  PTSPPGTEAMNick FARRAR9832.7APEX FRIENDSHIPDaeshun RUFFIN8829.3CALLAWAYJonathan KUMINGA7826.0PATRICK SCHOOLSamage TEEL7224.0FARMVILLELucas TAYLOR4522.5HERITAGEJustin WRIGHT6220.7FARMVILLEDontrez STYLES6220.7KINSTONJosh HALL6220.7MORAVIAN PREPMylyjael POTEAT3919.5BURLINGTONChase HAKEREM5418.0LEESVILLE ROADTerquavion SMITH5317.7FARMVILLEWilliam FELTON5317.7MILLBROOKJaDun...

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Samage Teel “A Statement Performance”

6’2 Senior Samage Teel (Farmville Central) “A Statement Performance” There may be no bigger stage than the John Wall Holiday Invitational held at Broughton High School over the Christmas Holidays. For Samage Teel, he has been a vital part of the 32-0 team that went undefeated and won the NCHSAA 2A state championship last season.  Teammates Justin Wright has signed to play at NC Central...

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Millbrook High School “A Closer Look”

Millbrook “A Closer Look” Last year, Millbrook lost in the NCHSAA 4A state championship to South Central. Coming into the John Wall Holiday Invitational, Millbrook was on an absolute roll. They entered the event undefeated winning by an average score of 31.8 PPG. In the second round of the John Wall Holiday Invitational, Millbrook had the dubious honor of playing the undisputed No.1 team in the...

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Hillcrest Prep Shows Flashes of Dominance in The TJ Warren Bracket

Few matchups brought the anticipation and excitement of Hillcrest Prep facing off against Word of God in the championship at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. Both teams are absolutely overflowing with talent but one could legitimately argue that Hillcrest has as much as any team in the country. Word of God had their work cut out but came out of the gate ready to compete and went toe-to-toe...

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Montverde Rolls to Title Victory in The David West Bracket

Montverde has garnered a reputation as the top team in high school basketball and there’s been little resistance against that notion. Justifiably so, as they’ve beaten everyone in their path while demolishing many opponents along the way. Tonight, The Patrick School lined up in their crosshairs and was tasked with trying to stop arguably the most talent-rich squad in the country. The first half...

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Two of North Carolina’s Top Teams Collide

The bracket play has been full of excitement throughout the final day of competition at the John Wall Holiday Invitational, and Millbrook versus Farmville Central was potentially the best matchup of them all. These two teams entered this contest after each suffering their first loss of the year, both coming to nationally-ranked squads, and looked to bounce back in a big way. Millbrook came out...

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Moravian Prep Captures 3rd Place in the TJ Warren Bracket

Moravian Prep 62 Callaway 48 Moravian Prep Captures 3rd Place in the TJ Warren Bracket  Playing for 3rd place in the TJ Warren Bracket of the John Wall Holiday Invitational, we have Moravian Prep going against Callaway (MS) Both teams won opening round games, but Moravian Prep fell to national power Hillcrest Prep while Callaway lost to hometown Word of God (Raleigh).  Moravian...

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Combine Academy Captures 5th Place in the TJ Warren Bracket

Combine 71 Leesville Road 46 Combine Academy Captures 5th Place in the TJ Warren Bracket  Playing for 5th place in the TJ Warren Bracket of the John Wall Holiday Invitational, we have Combine Academy going against Leesville Road. Combine Academy loss a heartbreaker to nationally ranked Hillcrest Prep on opening night. Then proceeded to beat a very good NCHSAA 2A power Kinston to advance to the...

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Apex Friendship Captures 5th Place in the David West Bracket

Apex Friendship 71 Durham Academy 50 Playing for 5th place in the David West Bracket of the John Wall Holiday Invitational, we have Durham Academy 16-3 pitted against Apex Friendship 9-3. Durham Academy, playing without the services of MJ Rice, advanced to the 5th place game by upsetting defending NCISAA 1A state champion Greenfield. Durham Academy’s 6’0 junior Cole Sinclair erupted for 27...

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Kinston Captures 5th Place of the TJ Warren Bracket

Kinston 58 Holly Springs 47  The second game on Championship Monday at the 48th Annual John Wall Holiday Invitational was the 7th place game of the TJ Warren Bracket between Kinston and Holly Springs.  Kinston came into the contest with an unfamiliar two game losing streak and are currently 7-2 for the season. On the other hand, Holly Springs comes into the game with a 5-7 record. No team...

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Greenfield Captures 7th Place in the David West Bracket

Greenfield 62 Broughton 44 Greenfield Rebounds to Capture 7th Place in the David West Bracket  Starting things off for Championship Monday at the 48th Annual John Wall Holiday Invitational was the 7th place game of the David West Bracket between Greenfield and Broughton. Greenfield came into the contest with an uncharacteristic two game losing streak and are currently 14-5 for the season. On the...

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Montverde Maintains Top Tier Status

The stage was set at the John Wall Holiday Invitational for another potentially competitive contest between a local squad in Millbrook and a national powerhouse in Montverde. However, this battle opened up and Montverde immediately took control of the pace and scoreboard. Everyone who logged minutes finished with points but Cade Cunningham, Caleb Houstan, and Moses Moody really shined the...

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Farmville Central Shocks The Patrick School?

Few people expected the John Wall Holiday Invitational to unfold with such an unbelievably competitive streak between “local” North Carolina teams and the national powerhouses. Farmville Central has built a reputation with their ability to not only compete but also beat any type of team in the country. They play their style and at their own pace. On the other side, The Patrick School has an...

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National Powerhouses Collide at John Wall Holiday Invitational

Everything fell in place during bracket play for Hillcrest Prep and Moravian Prep to compete in a star-studded matchup at the John Wall Holiday Invitational. Hillcrest entered this game with a ton of talent, the coaching of Mike Bibby, and a strong reputation over the last handful of years. Meanwhile, Moravian just recently found national relevance behind Josh Hall, Antonio Lowe, and the...

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Strong second half helps Durham Academy against Greenfield

The early morning games on Day Three featured the consolation bracket of the David West bracket. Greenfield and Durham Academy came into the contest with an identical 15-3 record. Greenfield lost a nail-biter to NCHSAA 4A state power Millbrook on opening day while Durham Academy had the dubious task of playing national power and the No. 1 team in the country, Montverde.

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Farrar’s 35 points propel Apex Friendship against Broughton

The early morning game on Day Three featured the consolation bracket of the David West bracket. Apex Friendship and Broughton both lost hard-fought games. Broughton lost to NCHSAA 2A state champion Farmville Central by the score 72-67 while Apex Friendship lost to nationally-ranked Patrick School by the score of 70-64.

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#TheJohnWall: Day Two Thoughts and Takeaways, Day Three Game to Watch

The Battle of the Titans, Jonathan Kuminga and… Nick Farrar The entire country knows about Jonathan Kuminga, he’s the consensus number one prospect in 2021 and is widely considered the best prospect in all of high school basketball. Nick Farrar, an NC State signee is known within in the state of North Carolina as a workhorse forward that is difficult to contain and these two had a battle that...

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Montverde Takes Care of Business

There’s no real debate about the current best team in high school basketball, as the census seems to be set on Montverde. Durham Academy is arguably one of the top two or three teams in North Carolina, but they had an obvious uphill battle with MJ Rice sidelined. It was supposed to be a blowout in the eyes of many but Durham Academy came out with a clear game plan and hung around for the...

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